Photos courtesy of William Raser
Paul Condit – Chairman
Paul retired in 1997, after 28 years, from Eastman Kodak and moved to Amelia Island from Rochester, New York, with his wife Carol, in 2000. In addition to being on the Museum Board, he is active in the Civil Air Patrol, Chairman of the City Planning Board and volunteers at the local hospital.
Having graduated with a History degree, Trish Dooley has come full circle since her days at Mississippi State University. She spent her career in Atlanta in high-tech sales and marketing before transferring those skills to the non-profit world as a development professional in the healthcare field. When she moved to Fernandina Beach in 2005, she rekindled her love of history by becoming involved with the Amelia Island Museum of History where she has served as chairman of History Alive! 2008, the spring fundraiser and as co-chair of the Holiday Home Tour 2009 as well as a Board Member.
Joe Anderson – Treasurer Finance Committee, Chair
Joe Anderson moved from Malibu, California, 11 years ago and loves Fernandina. He is a consultant for financial institutions and people in the entertainment industry.
Anne Kavanaugh – Secretary
Anne Kavanaugh was born in Stonewall Jackson’s house in Lexington, Va. Anne’s grandchildren are the 8th generation to visit in the family home, the Archibald Baker house, Circa 1859 in Fernandina.
Edgar Johnson – Ex-Officio
Edgar Johnson is a native of Jacksonville, attending Ribault Senior High School. Before moving to Amelia Island in 2005, he spent a 34 year career in R&D with the Federal government directing a behavioral science laboratory for the U.S. Army followed by 3 years in a halfway house for retired government employees, The Institute for Defense Analyses. He quickly became involved in the Amelia Island Museum of History as a docent, walking tour guide, interviewer and trustee; he does not do windows. Consults in areas of applied psychology. Loves living on the Island, but dislikes the summer heat, especially in August.
Leah taught middle schoolers & enjoyed being
Gal Fridayto a building contractor before moving to Florida. Leah and her husband Ron lived in Amsterdam & Hong Kong.
Jennifer Harrison moved from England to Denver, CO with her husband Mike and three young children in 1980. She taught math at the junior high school and completed a master’s degree with an emphasis on secondary mathematics at the University of Colorado. After eight years in the mountains the family was transferred to Gainesville FL where she continued to teach mathematics. Jennifer obtained a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida 1992.
Dennis R. Juds, Sr.
Dennis worked in banking for 31 plus years retiring in 1998. He wnt back to school to further his education in two of his hobbies, Archaeology and Astronomy. Dennis has woked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Alabama, Florida, Georgia,Louisiana, Mississippi, and Wisconsin. He has worked as a volunteer for the Concours ‘d Elegance for the past several years. Dennis is currently a volunteer in the Museum’s Archival Department. Dennis and his wife Dawn moved to Amelia Island permanently in 2001.
I have been a patent lawyer, representing and opposing some of the brightest, oddest and meanest people on this planet. I have been an entrepreneur, with a record of spectacular successes and astounding failures. I have been an educator and teacher. And, while I am still a bit of each of the above, I am now mostly a local historian and Amelia Island History Museum enthusiast.
Diane and husband Jim moved to Amelia Island from Wisconsin in 2004, but have been property owners on Amelia Island since 1972. Graduate of The University of Iowa with a degree in Education, she taught at Arlington Country Day School for 2 years before moving away. Diane has been an avid volunteer in a variety of organizations over 9 corporate moves around the country. She has also been a member of and held positions with The Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery, WTA/WGA, Cummelia, P.E.O., Friends of The Library (Cleveland, Tn.), Plantation Ladies Assoc., and The Amelia Island Museum of History. She is looking forward to serving on the board and promoting our little jewel of a Museum.
Pat Panella – Past Chairman
Pat and her husband Chuck moved to Amelia Island from New Jersey in 1998. Pat is an active Docent of the Eight Flags Tour for the past 9 years, past chairman of the Board of Trustees for AIMH, and currently serves as Ex-Officio of the Board of Trustees. She spear-headed the Children’s Summer Program which is now in it’s fourth year.
Loves living on Amelia Island, and is a staunch supporter of the AIMH Museum and preservation of History.
Judy is well known to the Museum community. She is a frequent a greeter, a Museum Madam and was Co-chair of Christmas on Centre Preview Party for two years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Science in Library Science from Florida State University. She is very active in community service including: two term member and Chairman, Jacksonville Public Library Board of Trustees; member of the first Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.; member, Amelia Plantation Chapel, Chair of Altar Guild 2000-2005. Worship Chair and Chapel Secretary for the Governing Board of the Chapel, 2006-2008; and Syndicated Ladies of Amelia Island Investment Club, 2000-present. Secretary 2001-2003, President 2004-2005.
Bill was born in New York City and is a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School. He attended Pace College for his undergraduate degree. Bill holds an Advanced Studies Certificate in International Finance from Williams College in Massachusetts. He is a former Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank where he lived in several overseas locations. He also served as Managing Director of an African owned investment bank where he was responsible for the provision of investment advisory services to African governments. Bill was recruited by Western Wireless International, a U.S. based Telecommunication Company with projects in West Africa, to be Regional Managing Director for operations. Upon returning to the States, he worked for Waddell & Reed Financial Services and Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor where he specialized in wealth management and providing advisory services to small businesses. Bill currently is an independent financial advisor with an office on Amelia Island.