Lucienne Beard


Lucienne Beard has been active with the Alice Paul Institute since 1994, first as a volunteer and board director and later as a member of the non-profit’s first professional staff. As API’s first program director, she established the interpretive story for public visitation at Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s home and a National Historic Landmark in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, and created the Alice Paul Leadership Programs for girls which use the example of successful women leaders from the past and present to teach and inspire today’s young women to pursue leadership into the future.

As Executive Director since 2012, Beard oversees API’s operations and strategic direction, including the maintenance of Paulsdale, adult and school programs, raising awareness of Alice Paul’s life and work, and advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment.  Beard has lectured on Alice Paul and her place in women’s history across the country.  Beard earned a B.S. in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an M.A. in American History from Rutgers University.  She serves as secretary on the board of directors of The New Century Trust, a women’s historic site in Philadelphia, as a national delegate for Vision 2020, and on the steering committee of the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative. Beard joined the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites in March 2016.

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