Regina Faden, Ph.D. joined HSMC as Executive Director in 2008. She believes in the power of museums to improve society by serving as forums for education, social justice, and equity. She guides the museum’s institutional vision, exhibitions, educational initiatives, external relations, administrative management and strategic planning with a gifted and creative staff. She is dedicated to community and professional service, serving as president of her Rotary Club, president of the county tourism board, a peer reviewer for American Alliance of Museums, and a grant reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Before joining HSMC, Faden was the Executive Director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. She has also taught courses in Museum Studies, literature, and American history and published on the subject of museology and race.