Roanoke Island Historical Association Board of Directors

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is the producing organization of The Lost Colony. Founded on January 8, 1932 its mission statement is: “The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.”

Board of Directors

Chairman, William P. Massey, Manteo
Vice-Chair, Kevin Bradley, Bel Air, MD
Treasurer, Brendan Medlin, Manteo
Secretary, Susan Fearing , Manteo
General Counsel, Robert B. Hobbs, Jr., Southern Shores
Historian, lebame houston, Manteo
Past Chairman, Bea Basnight, Manteo

John Bone, Kitty Hawk, NC
Judith Carraway, Norfolk, VA
Julie Daniels, Sun Valley, Idaho
Dawn Enochs, Manteo, NC
Jamie Hatchell, Manteo
Lucy Inman, Raleigh
Thomasine Kennedy, Chinquapin
Chris Seawell, Manteo
Dr. Benjamin F. Speller, Jr., Edenton
Shelby S. Strother, Edenton, NC
Jane Webster, Kitty Hawk, NC
David Woronoff, Southern Pines, NC

Ex-Officio Designees
Designee, Roy Cooper, Governor, State of NC – Vacant
Designee, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Mark Johnson ~ Dr. Sue Burgess, Nags Head
Designee, Secretary of Natural & Cultural Resources, Susi Hamilton ~ Dr. Kevin Cherry
Designee, Dare County Board of Commissioners ~ Robert Woodard, Kill Devil Hills
Designee, North Carolina Senate ~ Connie Rose, Manteo
Designee, North Carolina Speaker of the House ~ Earl Willis, Edenton
Alumni Association Representative ~ Co-Chair, Dennis McGinnis, Manteo ; Co-Chair, Gail Hutchison, Manteo

Honorary Vice Chairman ~ Marjalene Thomas, Manteo


2018 Board Meeting Schedule


MEETING LOCATION:  Board Meetings will be held at The Lost Colony Building unless notified otherwise;
The Executive Committee Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of RIHA’s Chairman and  are currently scheduled to meet at the Coastal Studies Institute in Skyco, unless otherwise noted.
Meeting Date 2018 Location/Time
TLC Wine & Culinary Festival
Vintner’s Dinner Friday, September 28
Grand Tasting Saturday, September 29 SoundStage, 2 PM
Executive Committee Thursday, October 18 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, November 8 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM
Committee Meetings Friday, November 16  LCB  or TBD
BOARD MEETING Saturday, November 17 LCB,  8:30 AM
Executive Committee Thursday, December 13 CSI, Rm 242, 11 AM

Board Member Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, September 29  Second Annual Lost Colony Wine and Culinary Festival Sign up online here or email