Our Board

Frank Perez
Executive Director
Frank Perez is a writer, historian, educator, public speaker, small-business owner, and tour guide. He has authored several books on New Orleans queer history, the most recent of which is Political Animal: The Life and Times of Stewart Butler. He is a columnist for Ambush Magazine and French Quarter Journal.
Kathleen Conlon
Kathleen Conlon, President, is an activist, artist, raconteur, advocate, and ally. She has had a relationship with New Orleans which transcends over four decades.
Guy LaMothe
Vice President
Guy LaMothe has been a New Orleans cheerleader since arriving in 1992. Guy’s love of history and zeal for authenticity keep him connected to the Crescent City’s vibrant culture. Armed with a BA in History (’92) and a Master’s from Harvard Divinity School (’97), Guy was Ordained into Protestant ministry (’98), serving congregations over a twenty years period.
Jim Meadows
Jim Meadows, MSW, is the executive director of New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders (NOAGE). In addition to his work with the Archives Project, he also serves as vice-president of the New Orleans Steamboat Club, and on the board of directors of A Home Among Friends and the Tulane School of Social Work Alumni Association.
Jessica Troske
A Louisiana native, Jessica Troske is the Budget and Administrative Coordinator for the Newcomb College Institute. Troske has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in English Literature from Northwestern State University and is pursuing a Master‘s in Literature from her alma mater.
Duaine Daniels
Longtime Archives Project volunteer Duaine Daniels recently joined the Archives Project Board of Directors. Duaine is a former firefighter and brings to the Board a long history of community involvement.
Aimee Everett
Aimee Everett is the Curator of Manuscripts for The Historic New Orleans Collection, where she has worked since 2007. After completing a BS degree in History and Geography at South Dakota State University, she moved to Baton Rouge where she earned a M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University.
Robert W. Fieseler
Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist and the author of Tinderbox, a history of the Up Stairs Lounge fire published by W.W. Norton/Liveright. Tinderbox was featured in The New York Times and on NPR and named a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal.
Jarvis Gorden
In addition to his work with Archives Project, Jarvis Gorden serves as the Philanthropy Officer for the ACLU of Louisiana. He has served as a Senior Development Officer with Tulane University, where he partnered with philanthropic leaders across the country on key university goals
Christina Sailors
Robert Ticknor
Robert Ticknor is a Reference Associate for the Williams Research Center at The Historic New Orleans Collection, where he has worked since 2012.
Eileen D. Tomczuk
Eileen D. Tomczuk is a museum professional with more than ten years of experience in education, exhibit development, research, evaluation, and fundraising.
Brooke Volkert
Brooke Volkert relocated to New Orleans in 2014 from New York City, where she worked in theatre as an actor, producer, publicist, and grant writer.