The Alice Paul Institute has always been committed to delivering outstanding history programs and exceptional leadership development opportunities for young women, and so has our staff. Meet some of our dedicated staff who define teamwork, enthusiasm, dedication, courtesy and communication. Please feel free to contact us at the emails listed below or by phone. We look forward to assisting you with your questions and providing you with information about the Alice Paul Instituteís programs and services. Thank you for visiting APIís website!


Lucienne Beard, Executive Director, has been involved with API since 1994, as a volunteer, a board member and then as Program Director from 2000-2007.  She has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an MA in American History from Rutgers University, and has over twenty years of experience working with historic sites and cultural organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Beard has served on the boards of the Girl Scouts and PA Museums, and currently is vice chair of The New Century Trust, the other National Historic Landmark that honors a woman in the Greater Philadelphia area.  She and her husband live in Mount Laurel only three miles from Paulsdale and have three children living in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Madagascar. 

Kris Myers, Director of Programs, has been with API since 2004.  She is responsible for implementing and managing APIís heritage and leadership programs including tours, presentations, special events and educational workshops. 
She serves as a speaker on Alice Paul at locations throughout New Jersey and manages the New Jersey Womenís History website.  Myers received her M.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has a B.A. in History with a concentration in Womenís Studies from Rowan University. She teaches History and Women's Studies courses at Burlington County College.  She lives in Marlton.

Claire Schmieder, Program Associate, joined API in December 2013. She is responsible for assisting with program planning and implementation, facilitating the Lead-A-Way workshops and curriculum development, coordinating Girls Advisory Council activities, coordinating tours and programs, maintaining the API website, and managing APIís social media. Schmieder earned both an MLIS and an MA in American History from Rutgers University and a BA in History from The College of William and Mary. She is also the volunteer Head Editor for the New Jersey page of (I Need a Library Job), a career e-resource for information professionals. She lives in Jobstown with her husband and two sons.

Paige Salvador, Development Associate, began at API in January 2012.  She has served on the Development Committee of API since 2009.  Salvador's career reflects seventeen years of experience in not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and Graceful Company.  She is active with the Mount Laurel Citizen's Action Committee and serves as president of Fairfield Estates Association in Mount Laurel. She and her husband live in Mount Laurel and have twins in college.

Taylor Gilbert, Girls Advisory Council Advisor, began at API in January 2013.  She coordinates Girls Advisory Council activities including trips, workshops and professional development opportunities.  Gilbert graduated from Rowan University in May 2012 with a B.A. in Education and History (Global History focus) with an International Studies concentration.  While at Rowan she studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Gilbert has completed a graduate certification program in ESL in December 2013. She is a certified Social Studies, Elementary, and ESL teacher. She is currently a Spanish and ESL teacher within the Bordentown Regional School District. She lives in Marlton.

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