Board Members

 

Photo of Board Members
Dan Lacroix, Kelly Ross, Dev. Director Deb Banerjee, Leslie Howard, Jim Clark, Penny Lacroix, Museum Director Linda Greene, Lisa Sama, John Forcucci, Denise Vuilleumier, not pictured: Judy Daly
Leslie Howard, President – Leslie joined the board in 2014. She has over 15 years experience working in and with museums, including the Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts. She holds a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard University. She is currently leading the board through the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)’s Standards and Excellence Program (StEPs). She loves history, sewing, reading, and cooking. She lives in Forge Village with her husband and children.
Dan Lacroix, Vice President – Dan has lived in Westford since 1987 and has served on the WHS board since 2000. Though he enjoys learning about all aspects of Westford’s history, he is particularly interested in 18th century Westford, and has conducted research into Westford’s Revolutionary War experience and the veterans who served. (Much of the work can be found at www.westford1775.org.) His interests in woodworking and 18th c. reenacting have enabled him to periodically demonstrate the work of the 18th c. house joyner, using tools he has reproduced from period originals. His other interests include early New England vernacular architecture and photography.

Lisa Sama, Secretary – Lisa joined the Board in early 2017. She has been teaching engineering to middle school kids since 2002. She enjoys photography, antiquing, reading, and visiting museums.

Kelly Ross, Treasurer -Kelly has lived in Westford since 1999. He has participated in town government as a member of the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectmen. Kelly has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Westford Community Access Television. He joined the Westford Historical Society Board in 2017.

Jim Clark – Jim has always been a history buff. In addition to history, he studied political science, international relations, Chinese culture, politics and language. He served in the Navy, worked for the government and engineering firms, and taught school. He and his wife have lived in Westford for 34 years, and raised two children here. Retired, he often substitutes at Westford Academy. He has been a member of the Westford Historical Society Board since 2008.

Marilyn Day – Marilyn grew up in Amherst, New Hampshire. She married Roger Day from Westford and after raising their four children and working outside the home, she finally had time to pursue her love of history, specifically family and local history. She received a Business Management/Computer Science degree from Rivier College. Now armed with her computer knowledge and a houseful of Day family artifacts, from diaries to milk pails, she has kept the Day family memories as well as bits and pieces of Westford town history alive through her many research endeavors. 

Judy Daly – Judy has been on the board since 2016. She is a retired Westford school teacher who is interested in reading, golf, tennis, travel and working with children. She has lived in Westford for 45 years.

John Forcucci – John joined the Board in 2017. A journalist and technologist for more than 30 years, John is enjoying a second career in SEO marketing. He has been a resident of Westford for over 20 years and is an avid water colorist, photographer and traveler.

Barry Greene – I was born in Somerville MA and have always had a strong interest in History. I have volunteered for the Acton Historical Society, Old North Church, Old South Meeting House, Boston Tea Party Ship, Lexington Green, the Historic National Park System events and been a member of the Guild of Historic Reenactors for many of years. I am currently a member of the 2nd MAs Regiment and had served as President and Captain of this educational 501(3)c organization for six years traveling all over the eastern seaboard for events and activities. I am a veteran who served in the Army as a Military Police Officer and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. I have spent 30 years in scientific instrument sales management.

Jeanne Union – Jeanne joined the board in 2019 and has lived in Westford for 31 years, recently serving on the town committee to determine the future of 63 Main St, the Donald Cameron House.  She is thrilled to be on the WHS board to contribute in some small way to preserving the rich history of Westford.  Jeanne coaches sales executives, entrepreneurs and political candidates to improve their presentation skills.  She previously worked as a sales coach at IBM and now spends her spare time taking ballet classes, watching movies, and giving back to her community.

Deb Banerjee, Development Director – Deb has lived in Westford since 2013. She has worked at  the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in Logan, Utah. She creates artwork that ranges from installation to paintings and curatorial projects.

Linda Greene, Museum Director ~Linda and her family moved to Westford in 2006. Her work experience includes Director of Operations of the University of North Carolina Medical Center Bookstore, Manager of the Duke University Medical Center Bookstore as well Paperback Book Buyer for the Harvard University Co-op. She has recently had the pleasure of working as Living History Program Manager for the Old North Church and School Programming for the Concord Museum. In 2018, Linda was appointed Director of Westford Museum.