Board and Staff

Henry County Historical Society Officers & Board of Trustees

Richard McKnight – President
Kathy Rogers – Vice President
Vacant – Secretary
JoAnn Edwards – County Funds Treasurer
Jeff Ray – Society Funds Treasurer

Richard Bouslog – Trustee
Kevin Stonerock – Trustee
Ricky Cottman – Trustee
Shelia Marion – Trustee
Rana Rodeffer – Trustee

Staff Members and Volunteers

Kaye Ford, AG®,Co-Executive Director

Kaye is a born-and-bred Henry County native.  Her love of words and research led her to a 20-year-long career as a certified medical transcriptionist at Henry Community Health.  Her passion for genealogy was ignited by her late aunt, Julia C. (Ballard) Melton.  In 2013, Kaye began volunteering at HCHS and transitioned into her second career as a professional genealogist.  Becoming Co-Executive Director of HCHS was a natural fit, a combination of a lifelong love for Henry County and a dedication to advancing professional genealogical standards.  She lives to learn something new every day!
Education and Volunteerism:
–Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies with an emphasis on Family History Research, Brigham Young University-Idaho, July 2022.
–Accredited Genealogist®, 2024 (
–Henry County 200 Bicentennial Planning Commission
–NC23, the New Castle Bicentennial Planning Commission
–Sarah Winston Henry Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Vice Regent/Registrar, Past Regent (celebrating 100 years in 2027!)
–Indiana Genealogical Society: Recording Secretary, Membership and Publications Committee Chair, and past Henry County Genealogist (Indiana Genealogical Society)

Darrel Radford – Co-Executive Director, Henry County Historian

Hope Johnson – Volunteer
Mitch Soliday – Volunteer
Brad Burk – Volunteer
Benjamin Clark – Volunteer
Gena and Riley Armstrong – Volunteers
Dan and Pamela Polk – Volunteers
Maryetta Ford – Volunteer
Lindsey Burkhardt – Volunteer

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