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Leadership

The Science History Institute is led by president and CEO David Cole, who works closely with the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, Affiliates Council, and the Leadership Team to fulfill the Institute’s mission of expanding knowledge and sharing perspectives in the history of science.

Featured image: Detail of Board room at Rohm and Haas home office building, ca. 1964.

David Cole

is the president and CEO of the Science History Institute. He is the former executive director of the Hagley Museum and Library, and has held positions at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Harvard Art Museums of Harvard University.

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David Cole
Kevin Cavanaugh

is senior vice president, chief administrative officer, and chief financial officer, and is responsible for finance, accounting, IT, human resources, office administration, facilities, and the conference center.

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Kevin Cavanaugh
Michelle DiMeo

is the vice president of collections and programs and the Arnold Thackray Director of the Othmer Library at the Science History Institute. She is also the author of Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle’s Sister.

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Michelle DiMeo
Caitlin Martin

is the Institute’s director of communications. She has over a decade of experience designing engaging media and marketing campaigns, producing compelling stories, and sharing complex histories for nonprofits and the arts.

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Caitlin Martin
Alexis J. Pedrick

is the Institute’s director of digital engagement and cohost of the Distillations podcast.

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Alexis J. Pedrick
Grace Sharples Cooke

is the director of the Office of the President where she works with president and CEO David Cole to deepen the Institute’s individual and institutional relationships.

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Grace Sharples Cooke

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