Jerry Dick, Executive Director
Jerry’s has an undergraduate degree in architectural design, history and preservation from the University of Waterloo and an MA in Cultural Geography from Memorial University. His experience in the heritage field includes Main Street coordinator, Executive Director of the Association of Heritage Industries, exhibit developer, and Director of Heritage with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has served on the board of a number of arts and heritage organizations. Jerry has been involved with the restoration of several buildings including a heritage inn that he owned and operated, the Colonial Building (Newfoundland and Labrador’s first legislature), and his current project which is a 140 old church that serves as a cottage.
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Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer
Dale holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University, and a MA in Folklore from Memorial University. He oversees the Foundation’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Office which helps communities to safeguard their traditional culture. Dale has contributed as a board member and volunteer to many local arts and heritage organizations. Former newspaper columnist, and author of several books, he is a tireless promoter of local traditions.
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Andrea O’Brien, Municipal Outreach/Provincial Registrar
Andrea has a BA focusing on folklore, history, Newfoundland Studies and English, a Bachelor of Education and an MA in folklore all from Memorial University of NL. She serves as HFNL’s Register of Historic Places, Municipal Outreach Officer, Youth Heritage Places Poster Contest coordinator and web manager. Andrea has been involved in the province’s heritage sector academically and professionally for 20 years, including 8 summer seasons at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland and student employment at MUN’s Folklore and Language Archives. She is also a founding board member of the Mummer’s Festival.
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Michael Philpott, Heritage Officer
Michael has an Honours degree in English and Business Administration from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) from Dalhousie University. He oversees the heritage designation and granting programs of the Foundation, and provides advice and restoration resources to owners of historic properties. Michael is interested in documenting heritage structures, their stories, and the methods of their construction. He is currently restoring and renovating a 180-year-old home in St. John’s.
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Eric Collins (F.I.C.B), Accountant
Eric has a diverse background in banking and in government and private enterprise. He has worked with and has great familiarity with computer software and accounting packages. Eric is responsible for the maintenance of the day-to-day accounting of the Heritage Foundation.
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