President & CEO

Mr. Daniel G. Carey

Daniel was DC-2016born and raised in Louisville, KY.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he received a Master’s degree in Folk Studies/Historic Preservation from Western Kentucky University.  He began working for the Office of Historic Properties in Frankfort, KY and in 1991 moved to Charleston, SC to work for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  After nearly ten years serving in the Southern Office he moved to Fort Worth, TX to run the Southwest Office of the NTHP.  He began his tenure at HSF in December of 2008.




Director of Development

Ms. Meghan E. Lowe


Meghan was raised in Savannah and upon graduation from high school in 2003, moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend Duquesne University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. Her experiences at Duquesne, including an internship working with many non-profit organizations at once, strengthened her passion for non-profit work and helping non-profit organizations succeed in their mission. She went on to earn her Masters of Non-Profit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining Historic Savannah Foundation’s team as the Director of Development, Meghan served in the same capacity at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for 5 years. During that time, Meghan joined HSF as a member, supporting HSF’s mission to help preserve and protect the heritage of the city she loves. Since joining the HSF team, Meghan has expanded her excitement and advanced her understanding of the importance of historic preservation and the positive impact Historic Savannah Foundation has on the Savannah community.



Historic Properties Coordinator

Mr. Ryan Arvay


Ryan Arvay was born and raised in the California Bay Area. He grew up in Cupertino, in the center of Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco. Always a lover of architecture and history, Ryan never fully realized the extent of that love until he moved to the South in 2006. Settling in a small, historic southern town in Florida, Ryan became involved in the local preservation scene, eventually becoming the Program Manager of two nationally accredited Main Street programs. He also worked as the Living History Coordinator for the University of West Florida Historic Trust, and served as the Vice President of the Santa Rosa County Historical Society. With a Bachelors degree in Theatre & Media Arts from Brigham Young University, Ryan returned to graduate school in 2014 to receive his Masters degree in historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Growing up in the sprawling suburbs of the Bay Area, in a city without much surviving tangible historic fabric, Ryan says the south was a revelation about the importance of surrounding yourself in daily life with historic structures. He says of all the cities he has spent time in, he has never felt a greater sense of belonging than in Savannah. As the Historic Properties Coordinator, Ryan manages the Revolving Fund program and the Historic Easement program. He loves advocacy work, and is working to develop several personal projects that combine his love of film-making and old buildings to further the cause of historic preservation. Ryan is married and has four future-preservationists.


Special Events Coordinator

Ms. Katherine Poss

KPoss-headshot Katherine grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  In 2003, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Furman University.  While working in public relations and marketing, Katherine moved to Baltimore, Maryland and enjoyed living in a 1773 town home in Historic Fells Point.  Upon her arrival in Savannah in 2008, Katherine began working as the executive director of the Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens—a role she enjoyed tremendously for nearly four years.  In 2012, Katherine chaired HSF’s inaugural Preservation Festival and, as a 13th Colony Board member, chaired the AfterGlow party following the Gala.  Katherine was awarded HSF’s Nicola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.  She joined the Davenport House Committee in 2014 where she aided in fundraising, planning the annual oyster roast, public relations and wallpaper selection.  In 2015, Katherine chaired HSF’s 60th Anniversary Gala in Forsyth Park.  Most recently, Katherine has served as Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah’s executive director and has helped significantly grow their educational outreach program.  In her free time, Katherine enjoys gardening and flower-arranging, exercise, thrift-store-picking and her two rescue pets – kitty cat Prez and puppy dog Tango.  Katherine currently lives in the Landmark Historic District and will move to Ardsley Park in the Fall.




Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Ms. Chassidy Malloy

CMalloy-web Chassidy was raised in suburban Atlanta, Ga. Her strong passion for history and design led her to Savannah where she received a BFA in Historic Preservation – including a minor in Architecture – from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2008. Her broad preservation skills include: archival, field study, museum interpretation, and restoration. Chassidy joined the Historic Savannah Foundation staff in January of 2014 and currently holds the position of Membership & Volunteer Coordinator. She is responsible for maintaining donor relations, procuring new and renewing existing members, and managing the volunteer recruitment program in support of HSF programs and events. Chassidy is actively involved in supporting her community both through her patronage and volunteerism. Chassidy serves on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association, and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Chassidy is passionate about the field of Historic Preservation, and has a deep appreciation for history, culture, architecture, and urban design. Chassidy resides in the Landmark District with her dog Whiskey.





Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Kimberly Newbold

IMG_3502_croppedKimberly Newbold grew up in Jesup, Georgia and moved to Savannah shortly after graduating from high school. She worked as a paralegal for many years before leaving the work force to raise her two children, Eva and Will, who are now both college students. Before joining the HSF staff, Kimberly volunteered extensively with HSF and was awarded the 2015 Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year Award.







Director, Davenport House

Ms. Jamie Credle


Seeing to the smooth operations of the Davenport House Museum, Jamie Credle has been the director since 2002.  Her prior experience includes tenures at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio, McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont, Texas, Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina and Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia, Louisiana.  Her educational background includes internships at Jekyll Island Museum and the Museum at Stony Brook in New York as well as professional development training with the Jekyll Island Management Program (She is now on the faculty), Seminar of Historic Administration (Colonial Williamsburg), Winedale (Texas) Museum Seminar, Victorian Society in America’s Summer Program (Newport, RI) and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute/Chesapeake Region (Winston-Salem, NC).  Jamie graduated from Salem College with BA in  English and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an MA in Public History.  She is  a past president of Coastal Museums Association and a former board member of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. In 2013, Credle received the Museum Leadership Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference as a mid-career professional who has shown significant advancement within the profession by leadership in museum activities at her institution, within the museum profession as a whole and especially in the southeastern region. She has been on the faculty of the Jekyll Island Management Institute as an specialist in museum interpretation since 2010.




Assistant Director, Davenport House

Mr. Jeff Freeman


JFreeman-webOriginally from Richmond, VA, Jeff has been at the Davenport House Museum since 2006. After a 4 year stint in the U.S. Army and a 15 year career in the technology field, Jeff decided to follow his passion for history and pursue a career as a museum professional. He holds a BA in History from University of Maryland University College.