Board of Directors
Meet the Board -
The Mesa Preservation Foundation is governed by an accomplished, dedicated and diverse Board of Directors – a veritable Who’s Who of advocates in the preservation community. Combined they have provided years of service to the City.
Vic Linoff - President
Jared Smith - Vice President
Donna Benge - Secretary
Jerry Howard, PH.D. - Treasurer
Phill Allsopp, RIBA FRSA
Dennis Kavanaugh - Vice Mayor City of Mesa, Attorney
Linda Flick - Retired, Community Member
Linda Flick has been an active citizen volunteer in Mesa for twenty years. She has served on many boards and committees including the Economic Development Advisory Board, Downtown Development Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Regional Housing Committee, Capital Planning Committee. Before retiring Linda was a Partner and Principal for Archicon Architecture and Interiors.
Wendy Mack-Allred - City of Mesa Historic Preservation Board Vice-Chair
Wendy is an active volunteer for the City of Mesa in the Planning Department. She has served as Vice Chair for the City's Historic Preservation Advisory Board for the past three years. Wendy has a B.S. in Management and in Finance, but her passion is in Ceramic Art and "Old Little Houses".
Barbara Meyerson - Museum Consultant
Ron Peters - Preservation Architect
Ron is a practicing Mesa architect, planner, and artist with more than 40 years of experience specializing in preservation and renovation projects. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a past president of both the local and state chapters of the AIA. He is a recipient of the AIA Arizona Architects Medal, which is the highest recognition that can be made by the state chapter. As an active supporter of local preservation efforts in Mesa, Ron was recognized by the City of Mesa Historic Preservation Board in 1999 and 2102 for his Lifetime Contribution to Historic Preservation and his restoration of the historic Alston House in Mesa. He is the past chairman of the City of Mesa Historic Preservation Board and a founding member of both the New Mexico Architecture Foundation and the Mesa Preservation Foundation.
As a coauthor, Ron helped to develop a publication titled “Guide to the Renovation of Historic and Older Schools” for the National Park Service. This document was produced to help school districts make the choice to restore, renovate or build new schools. It characterizes “historic” and takes the user through the process of restoration, renovation, and preservation, as defined by the U.S. Secretary of Interior Standards. The document was published in cooperation with the Council for Educational Facilities International and received a 2005 National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ron has lectured nationally on historic schools and was a speaker for the Idaho Preservation Foundation at their symposium for historic Boise schools. He has been recognized with the University of New Mexico Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture and Planning. He has a BFA in Architecture from UNM and a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation from Goucher College in Baltimore.
In 2001 Ron published The New Mexico Military Institute, Development of its Campus Plan and Architecture Style, from 1890-1930.
Thomas H. Wilson, PH.D. - Director of Arizona Museum of Natural History