Advisory Council

The History United Advisory Council provides direction and coordinates the development of a network of humanities organizations in the Dan River Region. Meeting quarterly, Council Members represent a diverse cross-section of the community,, working to address the need for a renewed regional identity, increased youth engagement, inclusive history programming, and sustainable partnerships.

Lawrence Campbell Sr.
Pastor, Bibleway Cathedral

Kendall Ratliffe
Middle Border Forward Program Coordinator

Sonja Ingram
Preservation Virginia Field Officer, Danville Historical Society

Kathy Milam
Executive Director, Community Foundation 

Karen Williamson
Caswell County Historical Association/Thomas Day House

Diane Barbour
VA/NC Piedmont Genealogical Society

Cassie W. Jones
Director of Marketing & Communications, Averett University

Evelyn Riley
Dan River Nonprofit Network Executive Director

Lisa Tuite
Pittsylvania County Public Library Director

Crystal Cobbs
Parents of the Schools/Danville School Board

Pleshette Bowens
Community Liaison

Margaret Richardson
Danville Neighborhood Development Corp.

Elsabe Dixon
DMFAH Executive Director

Organizational Partners

History United is currently housed in the Virginia Humanities and we work in conjunction with key partners and citizens in the community, many of which are featured below. Fundamentally, History United is a community partnership; without the community, this project could not be realized.

The Dan River region is rich with historical resources and individuals who feel strongly about the community’s history. History United does not seek to duplicate the work of these institutions or individuals, but to coordinate with them to best utilize their resources while incorporating new stories. If you believe that you or an organization you are connected to should be involved, please contact us!