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Board of Directors

(updated 12/2015)

LisaLisa Knapp Siegel, President

Lisa was born and raised in Montgomery Township. The daughter of the late C. Howard “Bud” Knapp, Jr, she enjoyed countless hours growing up at the Knapp Farm, and provides the society with first-person descriptions, insights and understanding of Knapp Farm life and its history. Formerly a product manager with CSL Behring, and prior to that, a special education teacher, she now devotes her time to several non-profit organizations. She lives in Lower Gwynedd Township with her husband Brian, has three grown children and two grandsons. She has been a board member since 2010.

 

 

 

David Levin, Vice-President

David grew up in Montgomery County and has lived in a historic property in Montgomery Township since 2008 with his wife and two sons. David is a history buff and became involved with the historical society in 2008 while researching his property. David is a radiologist at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville and is the past president of the Bucks County Medical Society.

 

 

Richard

Rich Roller, Secretary

Rich is very involved with the ongoing restoration of the Knapp House. He is retired, after a career in the construction and restaurant businesses. Rich is assistant scoutmaster of Troop 547, BSA (Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church), and currently serves on the Recycling Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Senior Volunteer Committee and 300th Anniversary Committee for Montgomery Township. He joined MTHS in 2000 after leaving the Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors. His wife, Anne had been involved with MTHS for many years prior to that and also served as president. He and Anne live in a 200-year-old farmhouse in the township.

 

 

 

Debbie Cummins

Debbie graduated college in 1973 and has been a resident of Montgomeryville since 1988. She has been a member of MTHS since 1991, and a board member since 1995. She earned a certificate in Historical Preservation from Bucks County Community College in 2003. Debbie is married and has three children.

 

 

 

Joan Hurd

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Sue Gordon

Sue, MTHS member since 1989, has served in a variety of leadership positions including, president (2003-2006), vice president (2009-2010), program chairman and newsletter editor (2004-present). She has been a resident of Montgomery Township since 1975. Sue and her husband Bob have two children; she recently retired from public relations & marketing at Doylestown Hospital and works as a freelance food and travel writer. Sue’s areas of interest within MTHS include preservation, fundraising, newsletter, photography. Other interests include American and European history; travel; advocacy for social, environmental and women’s issues; cooking and food writing.

 

 

 

 

Jesse Hurd

Jesse Hurd

 

 

 

 

 

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Ginny Bailey

  Ginny Bailey

Ginny has lived in Montgomery Township since she was 2 years old. She attended Montgomery Elementary School when it was in the building near 5 Points. She knew the stone house at 5-Points when it served as the police station. Ginny’s father was former Police Chief Bruce Bailey, the second full-time patrolman hired by the police department. She has watched the Township grow from being mostly rural to the commercial and residential suburb it is today. Ginny works in the Montgomery Township Recreation Office. She belongs to the Central Montgomery County Business and Professional Women’s Club, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in North Wales, and was on the Montgomery Township 300th Anniversary Committee. She enjoys traveling, reading, knitting and enjoying her niece Ellie.

 

 

Roy

Roy Rodriguez

Roy, who has lived with his wife Pat in Montgomery Township since 1971, was a charter member of MTHS. He joined its Board in 1989, and has served as its Vice President and Treasurer. Since 1996, he has served on the Township Shade Tree Commission, Open Space Committee, and is secretary of the Montgomery Township Industrial Development Authority. He initiated and served on the 300th Anniversary Committee. For 12 years, he was a member of the the Township Planning Commission for which he wrote the Historic Preservation Overlay Ordinance that protected seven historic properties from development, including Knapp Farm. Between 2004 and 2014, Roy served on the Montgomery County Planning Commission; he was a strong advocate for road improvements in the Township. Roy worked with PennDot and local politicians to save and restore the stone arch bridge on Limekiln Pike. Roy owned and operated a photo studio, and still has a passion for photography. Other interests include golf, vintage military shooting, genealogy, collecting colonial-era pewter, and woodworking.

 

 

In Memoriam – Kathy Sands

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