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Lori Salganicoff is an urban planner and preservationist with three decades of experience leading community improvement efforts in the greater Philadelphia area. She has worked for the National Park Service, the Philadelphia Historical Commission, and the Wilmington Planning Department, and was the founding Executive Director of the Fairmount Community Development Corporation prior to serving as the Historic Preservation Director of the Lower Merion Conservancy. Lori joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy as its Executive Director in 2014.
Alex Bartlett arrived at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy in 2009 as a volunteer with a background in archaeology and collections management, and was hired as Archivist soon after. A resident of the area for 40 years, he worked at a cultural resources firm for 12 years as an archaeologist, before returning to school to earn his Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the University of the Arts. Alex received his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Anthropology and Earth Sciences.
Liz Jarvis has worked as the Curator/Archivist for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy since 1994 while also consulting, writing books, organizing exhibits, and setting up collections management systems for historical collections. Prior to going freelance, she was Curator of the Museum Collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for nine years. She is the author of Chestnut Hill Revisited (2004) and Mount Airy (2008) and co-author of Chestnut Hill (2002), all published by Arcadia. Liz has a Master of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from George Washington University.
Conservation and Easements Manager
Angelina Jones joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy in early 2017 after completing dual Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently she worked as an SCA Conservation Associate at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation in Boston. As a graduate student, Angelina worked on archaeological sites and for the National Park Service specializing in the management of cultural landscapes. Angelina’s interests include urban design, natural history and the natural sciences, and public space.
Director of Operations
Leah Silverstein joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy in 2016, bringing several years of experience in non-profit and small-business administration and management. While primarily a photographer, she has background in history, city planning, web development, graphic design, and general construction and handyman work, as well as great love of archives, maps, and all things organizational. At Columbia University, Leah majored in history, focusing on the history and theory of planning and land-use development.
Kristin Hagar Southall
Kristin Hagar Southall came to the Chestnut Hill Conservancy in 2015, a decade into her career in development for historic preservation nonprofits. Previous roles included Development Director for Wyck, a National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia; and Development Associate for the Royal Oak Foundation, the American partner of the British National Trust in New York. Kristin earned a Master of Science in Historic Preservation with complementary coursework in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.