Board of Advocates

Glenn Boornazian

Architectural Conservator
Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc.

New York, NY

Glenn Boornazian is an Architectural Conservator with an undergraduate degree in history and years of hands-on masonry construction experience. Prior to studying at Columbia University’s Graduate Program of Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, Glenn served as Director of Restoration for the Nantucket Historical Association. Glenn also served as Staff Conservator for the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University. In 1987, Glenn recognized that the market for historic preservation services was young and fragmented and started what would later become Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) and Integrated Conservation Contracting, Inc, (ICC) in order to integrate investigative architectural conservation services with high-quality conservation and restoration contracting. Today, as President of both ICR and ICC, Glenn draws on his knowledge of building materials conservation to provide conservation services for historic buildings and monuments. His expertise includes specialized documentation and conditions investigation, architectural materials testing and analysis, as well as the coordination and management of large-scale architectural conservation projects. Glenn was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation from 1996 – 2004 and speaks widely on historic preservation issues. 

Bonnie Burnham

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
World Monuments Fund

New York, NY

Bonnie Burnham is President Emerita of World Monuments Fund. She led its international historic preservation work from 1985, when she joined the organization as Executive Director, through her retirement in November 2015.  Previously she served from 1975 to 1985 as Executive Director of the International Foundation for Art Research. Ms. Burnham is an expert in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. She holds degrees in the history of art from the University of Florida and the Université de Paris-Sorbonne. Ms. Burnham has been honored as a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters, is a Distinguished Alumna of the College of Fine Arts of the University of Florida, and is the first recipient of its Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award in Historic Preservation. She has received the Founders Award for Civic Leadership from Partners for Livable Communities and the Pillars of New York Award of the Preservation League of New York State. She holds an honorary doctorate from Florida Southern College, and is a fellow of US-ICOMOS. She has served on the boards of the National Institute of Conservation, the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation, and the US National Commission for Unesco. She is currently on the board of the New York Studio and the Board of Advocates, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida. She serves on the advisory committees for the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, the Olana Partnership.

Lisa Craig

The Craig Group

Lodi, CA

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Richard Crisson

Historical Architect, Retired

Newport, RI

Richard Crisson worked as Historical Architect with the National Park Service during a 20 year period. During that time, he worked with 35 national parks in the Northeast Region, reviewing architectural projects to preserve, rehabilitate, restore, and reconstruct historic buildings in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and Cultural Resource Management Regulations. Those parks include Cape Cod National Seashore, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty National Monument, Saratoga National Battlefield, Grant’s Tomb National Historic Site, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site and Weir Farm National Historic Site. Mr. Crisson holds a Master’s in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.

Arlene Fleming

Cultural Resource and Development Specialist

Chevy Chase, MD

Arlene Fleming  is engaged in projects that bring new financial resources, technologies and approaches to cultural heritage protection and management in the event of armed conflict, natural disasters, climate change and infrastructure development, especially in developing countries.  At the World Bank, Ms. Fleming advises and participates in initiatives for culture and development including lending projects and a policy intended to safeguard physical cultural resources in Bank-financed projects through the Environmental Impact Assessment process.  She trains Bank staff and client country officials in policy compliance using guidance material created at the World Bank which is being disseminated internationally.  Ms. Fleming serves as chair of the Cultural Heritage Section of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and conducts training sessions at the organization’s annual meetings.  She has served as advisor to international organizations including UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund and the Getty Conservation Institute, as well as to the U.S. Department of Defense and National Park Service. Ms.  Fleming holds a BA in history from Tufts University, an MA in archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and an MPS in telecommunications from New York University.

Debra Flynt-Garrett

Development Director
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota, FL

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Richard Forbes, AIA

Appearance Review Official, City of Orlando
Baldwin Park Town Planner

Orlando, FL

Richard Forbes, AIA is an architect and has worked for the City of Orlando, Florida since 2005 serving as the Historic Preservation Officer until 2019 and is currently the Appearance Review Official as well as the Baldwin Park Town Planner. Richard continues to be active with historic preservation as the Executive Secretary for Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board. Richard has been a Board Trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation from 2011 to 2017 and chair of the Easements Committee. Richard was has served as a Director of the Orlando Chapter of the American Institute of Architects from 2017 to 2019. Richard was founder and president of Richard Forbes Design from 1990 to 2005. Richard has a Bachelor of Design degree in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Masters of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University. Richard also attended the Architecture Program, Fontainebleau Schools, Fontainebleau, France.

Lance Frankham

Construction Management, Retired

Cullman, AL

Lance Frankham is a 1964 graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Building Construction and has worked in the engineering and construction fields his entire career. He progressed from construction field engineer to president, CEO and chairman of the board of one of the largest mechanical engineering companies in the United States. He spent most of his career with the Fluor Corporation where he was a senior vice president and president of two of their subsidiaries. There, he was responsible for projects in Europe, The Middle East, The Americas and Asia. After retiring from Fluor, Lance was recruited by AIG to lead The Natkin Group were he was president, CEO and chairman of the board. Upon the successful reorganization and sale of the company he once again retired only to find himself helping the University of Florida in several ways. He is one of the founding members of the executive committee for the School of Building Construction and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor with the School for several years. He also serves on the Advisory Board for PIN (Historic Preservation Program)) where he has brought a business person’s perspective to this important organization.

Susan (Sue) Gaintner

Architecture Enthusiast

Gainesville, FL

A native of Duxbury, Mass., Sue Gaintner worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner before returning to Wellesley College to obtain a BA in Art History. Following a move to Gainesville, she became involved in architectural preservation and has been a docent at several historic houses including Octagon House in Wash. DC and the historic Haile Homestead in Gainesville. Sue joined the PIN board in 1997at the invitation of former Dean Wayne Drummond who knew of her lifetime attachment to Nantucket, her father’s birthplace.  An active participant in the PIN summer activities, she also contributes to a scholarship which allows one worthy student to attend the summer field school.

Jenn Garrett

Jenn Garrett Art

Gainesville, FL

Jenn Garrett is an artist living in North Central Florida with work focusing on large scale sculpture, including public projects for cities and Universities.  Jenn holds a Master of Interior Design with Concentration in Historic Preservation from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture from the University of Georgia. Prior to pursuing art full-time, she worked as an Architectural Historian for an International Cultural Resource Management firm (SEARCH).   Her responsibilities included fieldwork and research associated with all aspects of historic architecture preservation including cultural resource surveys, case reports, Section 106 review, and HABS/HAER documentation. Her research extended beyond the realm of buildings, analyzing the design and significance of historic landscapes and historic engineering works, such as historic irrigation systems and historic farmsteads. Her design background has been beneficial in the creation of measured CAD drawings, the review of historic architectural plans, and the creation of graphics depicting proposed alterations to historic buildings and their viewsheds.  Due to the varied nature of the resources she surveyed, she often use oral history methods in addition to archival research approaches. Her experience in the area of preservation planning and graduate work has resulted in the preservation component of the comprehensive plan for the University of Florida. Her graduate research was highlighted in the University of Florida Alumnae Magazine, Today, for its documentation of the Flavets, a post-World War II family housing village for veterans and their families. The oral histories completed for the Flavets were also included in Gator Tales: an Oral History of the University of Florida by Dr. Julian Pleasants. Drawing on her artistic and design background, she has produced conceptual public display research, providing the research, data, and documentation for Public Interpretation and Display projects.  Ms. Garrett appreciates the process and development of plans and programs that revitalize towns and neighborhood through both preservation and public art efforts.

Rick Gonzalez, AIA

REG Architects, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL

Rick Gonzalez, AIA has over 34 years of experience in historic preservation and architectural profession.  Rick received two architectural degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. with additional studies in Miami, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Mr. Gonzalez is a past Board Member and past President of the FTHP from 2008 to 2020 and was appointed to the Florida Historical Commission (FHC) by Governor Charlie Crist in 2008 and to Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID) by Governor Bush for two terms 2000-2007 (Chairman 2005 & 2006). Mr. Gonzalez was awarded the PB AIA Gold Medal in November 2020.

In March 2020, Rick was appointed by President Trump to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, (ACHP) where he also temporarily served as the Vice Chairman/Interim Chair.  Mr. Gonzalez lectures on historic preservation and urbanism and is also an expert witness on these matters.

Morris (Marty) Hylton III

Historic Architect for Climate Change
National Park Service

Fort Collins, CO

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Leslee Keys, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Flagler College
Principal, Keys and Associates, LLC

St. Augustine, FL

Dr. Leslee Keys has professional historic preservation experience with governments and non-profits, and she has served as adjunct or full-time faculty at undergraduate colleges. Her fundraising expertise has assisted organizations and communities in securing $30 million for cultural, arts, and heritage efforts. She has published five books and numerous articles on historic preservation, planning, public outreach, financial incentives for preservation, and sea level rise challenges to cultural resources. She served as the liaison for commemorative heritage events in St. Augustine, Florida including the visits by the King and Queen of Spain, Havana city historian Dr. Eusebio Leal, and Ambassador Andrew Young. Dr. Keys holds a doctoral degree from UF and is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Alumni in Historic Preservation award. Also, she received the inaugural Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. She completed master’s programs in History and Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech and holds a bachelor’s degree in History, Pre-Law and Political Science from Ball State University’s Honors College.

Eugene Pandula, AIA

The Pandula Architects, Inc.

Palm Beach, FL

Eugene Pandula is President of the Pandula Architects, Inc. Palm Beach, Florida. The firm is engaged primarily in historic preservation projects and has enjoyed recognition for numerous and varied efforts. Mr. Pandula speaks widely on historic preservation topics both locally and nationally, was appointed to the Florida Historic Resources Committee and contributed to the publication of Florida Historic Properties and Structures. He is a past President of the Palm Beach Chapter, A.I.A., Chairman of the Town of Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation commission, Trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and Member of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board. Mr. Pandula graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Architecture specializing in historic preservation and has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus for his research and work to advance Historic Preservation throughout the State of Florida.

John Regan

City Manager

St. Augustine, FL

John Regan graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Environmental Sciences in 1985. John began his career with Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) where he worked in engineering, management, and administration over a ten year period and has extensive expertise in hydrogeology, water resource planning, water and wastewater treatment, utilities and construction; in addition he is a professional engineer licensed with the State of Florida. John joined the City of St. Augustine in May 1998 as the Utilities Director and was promoted to the position of Chief Operations Officer. Subsequently in April, 2010, John was elected to the position of City Manager where he is well regarded for his innovations and creativity in reducing the costs of government operations and public consensus building. Through his work in the City of St. Augustine John has received several awards for his efforts in the field of historic preservation and actively lectures on the importance of historic preservation in its relationship to other municipal issues such as taxation and fighting crime. In 2016 John was awarded the medal of the Order of Isabella the Catholica by King Felipe VI, Spain.  This recognition was for his continuous work on the cultural relationship between the United States and Spain culminating in the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Augustine.

Nancy Sikes-Kline

City Commissioner

St. Augustine, FL

Nancy Sikes-Kline is a native Floridian and has lived in St. Augustine since receiving her B.A. from the University of Florida.  She is a historic preservationist and land planner and is serving her second term on the St. Augustine City Commission. Nancy represents the City on the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, Florida League of Cities, and the St. Johns County Cultural Resource Review Board.  Nancy’s past community involvement includes; the Junior Service League; the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program; Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, Save Our Bridge, Inc., the City of St. Augustine Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Parking and Traffic Committee and the Historic Architectural Review Board. 

Amanda Skier

President & CEO, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL

Amanda Skier is President & CEO of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and began work with the organization as Director of Education in 2012.  During her tenure, she has led two capital campaigns to revitalize historic parks in Palm Beach and championed local educational initiatives focusing on resiliency and landscape stewardship.  A resident of West Palm Beach, Ms. Skier has served as Chair of the West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Board since 2016.  She holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies from the George Washington University and a graduate degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She is also a graduate of the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute: Nantucket.

Barbara “Barbie” Beinecke Spitler

Osceola Foundation

Nantucket, MA

Barbie Beinecke Spitler was born in Summit, New Jersey and grew up spending her time between there and on Nantucket. Continuing her father Walter’s legacy, she serves on numerous boards and volunteers for many historic preservation efforts, including the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program. Recently, Barbie helped lead efforts to save and adaptively reuse the historic courthouse of Tiffin, Ohio. She also serves on the Ritz Theater and Tiffin Tomorrow (a group of citizens focusing on renewal of Tiffin downtown,) is Vice President of the Artist Association of Nantucket, and serves on the advisory council of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. She has also served on the Tiffin Historic Trust, and Heritage Ohio, in Columbus, Ohio. Barbie is married to Dave Spitler and has three children and a two-year-old grandson, Jackson.     

DCP | Historic Preservation Board of Advocates 

Chimay Anumba, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, College of Design, Construction & Planning

Cleary Larkin, Ph.D. Acting Director, Historic Preservation Program

Seth Watts
Senior Director of Advancement

Maggie Drotos
Associate Director of Development

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