Greg Galer
Executive Director

Greg Galer, PhD, HonAIA, HREDFP, began this role in early 2022, having previously served as Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance where he impacted over $5 billion of real estate development. His 30-year career spans the breadth of public history including historic preservation, collection management, museum exhibits, documentation of historic sites, and adaptive use projects.

Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology from MIT. His past research includes the evolution of iron truss bridges and American ironworking history. When not focused on APT work, you're likely to find Greg slowly restoring his ca1880 house in southwest Virginia, fly fishing, or hiking.

Contact Greg: [email protected]

Rebecca Harris
Director of Operations

Rebecca Harris has been in the field of historic preservation since 2002. For the last five years, she was with the National Preservation Partners Network, most recently as Executive Director. She also worked in the Boston Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for more than a decade, was part of the development team at Historic New England, and started as an independent preservation consultant in Vermont. She earned her master's degree from the University of Vermont's Historic Preservation program and has volunteered at conservation field schools in California and Texas. Rebecca lives in Massachusetts in a 1930 bungalow with her husband and two young preservationists.

Contact Rebecca: [email protected]

Luke Williams
Website and Membership Manager

Luke Williams has a varied background that includes fine service in high-end restaurants, many customer service roles, and several years in data entry/inventory control. Luke first supported APT with an association management company, and, during that time, Luke has assisted with most membership and website concerns. He now works freelance, but has brought that knowledge to continue to support APT as a part-time independent contractor. Luke continues to assist with these and some other tasks such as social media, emails to membership, and assembling the Communiqué.

Contact Luke: [email protected]

Sandra Sanchez Pierre
Webinar Manager

Sandra Sanchez Pierre began part-time work for APT as liaison to our Getty Scholars at APT's 2022 conference in Detroit. She has played a critical role in the evolution of our management team. She is now focused on the management and facilitation of our webinars and on-site workshops. Sandra has extensive non-profit experience as an independent contractor.

Contact Sandra: [email protected]