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Heritage Community Foundation

Project Development Team

The Heritage Community Foundation links people with heritage through discovery and learning. Its over-arching goal is for heritage to be valued by everyone. It exists:

The Heritage Community Foundation:

The development of excellent online content is a core programming activity of the Foundation.  Websites developed and maintained by the Foundation include:

In the next six months, the following websites will be developed:

  • The Alberta Heritage Alphabet

  • Treaty #8

  • Alberta's Political History

The Project Team:


Adriana A. Davies, Ph.D.
Project Manager

Dr. Davies is the Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation, a Charitable Trust with educational objects. She is working to develop a range of heritage educational materials and programs that link the public to its heritage, as well as helping to build sustaining support for heritage. Many of the activities of the Foundation are collaborative in nature. 

She has worked in the museum field for more than 20 years, in England and Canada, and has done extensive research into material culture. She researched and wrote one-third of a popular encyclopedia of antiques, as well as compiling two volumes of The Dictionary of British Portraiture for the National Portrait Gallery, London. Most recently, as a consultant on the Provincial Museum of Alberta millennium project: Jesus Through the Centuries, she researched, identified and arranged for loans from British collections. The virtual exhibit was sponsored by CHIN and is currently available on the web. She was the Science, Industry, Technology and Material Culture Editor of the Canadian Encyclopedia. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in the area of cultural policy and museum development. 


Michael Payne, Ph.D., 
Provincial Historian, Alberta Community Development
Content development

Michael Payne is currently the Head of the Research and Publications Program for the Historic Sites and Cultural Facilities Branch of Alberta Community Development. He is a graduate of Queen's University, University of Manitoba and Carleton University and specialises in western Canadian history. His particular research interests are fur trade, Aboriginal, and northern history, along with public history and museum and heritage studies. An Internet enthusiast, he is especially pleased to have had a chance to work on this project, which promises to make Alberta's history more accessible to people around the world.


Kim Palmer
Project Manager, Research

Kim Palmer is the Website Content Manager and Research Assistant for the Heritage Community Foundation and has acted as the content gatherer/harasser of content providers for this project phase. Kim has an M.A. in History from the University of Alberta and is currently pursuing a Computer Systems Technology Diploma from NAIT. When she can find the time she enjoys total silence and deep meditation


Dulcie Meatheringham
Project Manager, Design

Dulcie Meatheringham, the Heritage Community Foundation's Webmaster, is the design and technical resource person for this project. Dulcie has a BSc. in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta with interests in museological and information technology ventures. Dulcie is also a textile surface designer.


Andrea Bell
Web Researcher

Andrea is one of the content gatherer/gurus for this project phase.  She is a proud Canadian, and has a BA in Canadian Studies to prove it!  When she's not busy pondering the many pressing issues facing Canadians today, she likes to watch really fast race cars. 


Andrew Lau
Web Designer

Andrew is the creative element of the team, somehow pulling out creative artistry from the gap between his ears. As the youngest member of the team, he is pursuing a Bsc. Specialization in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, and desires to join the fledging crowd of dot-com millionaires. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing the guitar, cheering on the Oilers and acting like the self-professed geek he is, by sitting on his throne in front of his computer, working feverishly on his newest Flash site.


Davor Babic
Web Technician

Davor is web technician for this project phase. He has diploma in Computer Engineering  from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In his free time Davor enjoys swimming and watching movies.



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