Advisory Board

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s advisory board includes leaders from professional organizations and institutions representative of the variety of cultural heritage organizations eligible to work with the Digital Heritage Center. The board meets annually and advises Digital Heritage Center staff on policies and services. The board plays an important role in determining priorities for major projects.

Board members representing specific institutions or organizations have standing appointments to the advisory board.

Professional organizations will be represented by the president or other office-holder and will rotate off when their term of office is completed. Rotating board members will be selected by the Digital Heritage Center staff in consultation with the State Library of North Carolina. 


Michelle Underhill
State Librarian,
State Library of North Carolina

Standing Appointments

Sarah Koonts
State Archivist,
North Carolina Office of Archives and History

María Estorino
Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian,
UNC-Chapel Hill

Catherine Prince
Federal Programs Consultant,
State Library of North Carolina

Sarah Gransee
Director, Library Development,
State Library of North Carolina

Liz Ott
Interim Director of Wilson Library and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections,
UNC-Chapel Hill

Rotating Appointments

K-12 Education and Digital Media

Cynthia Sartain
North Central Regional Consultant,
NC Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Community Colleges

Carol Hankinson
Director of Library Services,
Roanoke-Chowan Community College

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Tiwanna Nevels
Director of Library Services,
Saint Augustine’s University

North Carolina Museums

Jeff Childers
Museum of Haywood County History

North Carolina Public Libraries

Trina Rushing
Henderson County Public Library

Society of North Carolina Archivists

Stephanie Bennett
Collections Archivist,
Wake Forest University

University of North Carolina System

Wanda Brown
Director of Library Services,
Winston-Salem State University

Updated January 2024