Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toothman Named NPS Cultural Resources Director

The National Park Service (NPS) named Stephanie Toothman, PhD to be Associate Director for Cultural Resources. NPS director Jonathan Jarvis spoke of Toothman’s “…enviable knowledge of cultural resources, strong leadership skills, and long history of developing and maintaining successful partnerships…” As Associate Director, Toothman will be responsible for the management of all historic and cultural properties within the national park system, as well as the administration of dozens of programs including but not limited to grants, tax credit programs, outreach, documentation programs like the National Register of Historic Places and HABS, guidelines and standards, Section 106 and NAGPRA.

Toothman is a 32 year veteran of the National Park Service, serving most recently as the Chief of Cultural Resources in the Pacific West.

The position of associate director for cultural resources, previously held by Jan Matthews, has been vacant since December 2009.