- Michael Herschensohn, President
- Nicole Demers-Changelo, Vice President
- Jan Hadley, Secretary
- Jodi Baghai, Treasurer
Board of Directors
- Alicia Arter
Alicia Comstock Arter has been a book and web editor for 12 years. An interest in genealogy helps her in finding the human aspect of local history. She is a fourth generation Queen Anne resident.
- Jodi Baghai, CPA
- Jodi has been a CPA since 1996 and worked in the area of financial accounting and taxation for over 25 years. She is currently employed as a Senior Tax Account for Sweeney Conrad P.S. Jodi comes from a family with a long history of being carpenters and tradesmen. Her interest and desire to serve on the Queen Anne Historical Society’s board stems from a strong desire to see historical sites preserved.
- Sue Billings
- Sue was born in Seattle in 1942 at Doctor’s Hospital, long gone. She grew up in the Montlake neighborhood when it was an incredible place for kids to run, play in the swamp, the Arboretum, and at the docks on Lake Union. She graduated from Garfield High and got her teaching degree from Western WA in Bellingham in 1964 (teaching, nursing, and sales – what many women did back then!) After a 5th year at UW in 1965 Sue taught for 27+ years and intermittently stayed home with her two children during those years. One of Sue’s most enjoyable moments was training for 2 years to become a docent at SAM and worked at the old location (the only one) on Capitol Hill. Sue and her husband Roger were active in U.S.S.R. (see article), Roger later led the group for some years taming developers when our hill seemed more cohesive. Sue has really enjoyed her years with QAHS, being Treasurer for several years and now still on the board helping our President when needed. Sue has traveled to Europe several times and gone to college in Mexico City in 1966 and took with her what she learned about their artists and archaeology sites. Sue would never move off QA hill, she just adores it as so many of us do!!
- Nicole Demers-Changelo, RA
- A board member since 2013 and Vice President since 2015, Nikki is a licensed architect and a real estate broker. As a board member, Nikki devotes her energy to following landmark and preservation matters involving the Queen Anne neighborhood. On behalf of the society she writes articles for print and online publication. Nikki is an advocate for Queen Anne’s built environment.
- Maureen Elenga
Maureen is an architectural historian and 20-year resident of Queen Anne. She is the author of Seattle Architecture: a Walking Guide to Downtown. Maureen joined the board in 2017 and serves on the photo archives and historic preservation committees.
- Jan Hadley
- Jan is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School. She was for many years in-house counsel for a large international bank. Later, she worked at the Seattle office of a multinational law firm and as counsel for a small boutique firm. Now retired, Jan is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Queen Anne Historical Society. She is especially interested in the people of Queen Anne and their stories, as reflected in several articles she has written for this website. She is currently working with Alicia Arter researching the rise and fall of small family groceries on Queen Anne from 1905 through 1940.
- Marga Rose Hancock
A graduate of Scripps College, Marga has lived on Queen Anne Hill since the mid-1970s. She served as EVP/CEO of AIA Seattle 1985-2007. She has written biographical studies of design professionals commissioned & published by www.HistoryLink.org: William J. Bain Jr., Fred Bassetti, L. Jane Hastings, Johnpaul Jones, John Skilling, & Paul Thiry, & Century 21 World’s Fair – Structural Engineering. As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle 1962 World’s Fair, Marga guided production of the documentary film Structural Engineers of the Seattle World’s Fair.
- Michael Herschensohn, PhD
Michael has nearly forty years of non profit management (budgets, grants, personnel mgt., fund development, program ideas, exhibit concepts and executions, etc.). He’s been president of QAHS since 2010. Michael initiated a regular program of grant supported activities that ended the regular depletion of our treasury. With board support and encouragement, he has implemented numerous programs. Writing about Queen Anne history, especially the community’s historic buildings and sites, is a never ending source of inspiration. Michael is stoked by our efforts to preserve the historic character of our neighborhood downtown, uptown and all around the hill.
- Georgi Krom
- Georgi has lived in Queen Anne since 1975. Originally from Spokane, Georgi attended the University of Pacific in Calif., The Institute of European Studies in Vienna, and the Burnley School of Art in Seattle. She worked for almost 30 years as a graphic designer for Seattle Childrens and other medical companies. Now retired, she would like to volunteer for historical preservation. She worked on the tour of the Queen Anne Park neighborhood in 2015 and looks forward to being a new board member of the QAHS.
- Leanne Olson
Leanne brings 30+ years of corporate finance and accounting experience and has been a city-wide historic preservation advocate for more than 10 years. An active QAHS member for over 30 years, historic preservation is her passion and she is most proud of the role she played in helping to save the former 7th Church of Christ, Scientist – a unique 1926 Byzantine Revival design by noted Seattle architect, Harlan Thomas.
- Kim Turner
- Kim was a 54-year resident of Queen Anne Hill and is a 6th generation North-westerner. He’s a collector of Western, Northwestern Americana and Seattle history… and some memorabilia. With access to local history collections over 50 years, Kim has been an invaluable member of the Queen Anne Historical Society since 1985. Board of Trustees member since 1986, Kim has served as president, vice-president, archivist, recording secretary, and research chair. You can find Kim leading a Mount Pleasant Cemetery annual walking tour (18+ years almost in a row). Or read about Kim’s experiences on the hill in “Kim’s Musings”, an editorial born out of a request by the Board to add some ‘color’ to the Cobblestone. When asked 30 years ago why Kim stuck to Queen Anne so much, he responded, “Living on Queen Anne Hill is better than any other alternative.”