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PHS Staff List

To ensure a timely response to your query, please send all questions about our holdings and services to [email protected]. Individual staff members may be out of the office or otherwise unavailable; mail sent to this email address is immediately routed to the available staff member best able to respond to your query.

Administrative Services

Lorraine Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant

Beth S. Hessel, Executive Director (215) 928-3886

Elonzer Purkins, Custodian

Miguel Vargas, Custodian

John Wood, Director of Administrative Services (215) 928-3896


Development & Communications

Kristen Gaydos, Development & Communications Assistant

Clorinda Moore, Development Associate

Kim A. Shiley, Director of Development

Fred Tangeman, Director of Communications & Marketing


Public Services

Lisa Jacobson, Senior Reference Archivist

Charlene Peacock, Reference Archivist

Sonia Prescott, Reference Assistant

Nancy J. Taylor, Director of Programs and Services


Technical Services

Jennifer Barr, Technical Services and Reference Archivist

Bill Brock, Collections Management Archivist

Allison Davis, Digitization and Metadata Technician

Cecilia Figliuolo, Archives Technician

Niki LaGrone, Archives Technician

Ray Scaletti, Archives Technician

Natalie Shilstut, Digital Collections Archivist

David Staniunas, Records Archivist

Margo Szabunia, Manager of Technical Services

Yvonne Wathen, Records Manager

Elizabeth Wittrig, Pam Byers Memorial Fund Project Archivist

Gabriela Zoller, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian