Ohio Historic Preservation Office
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211-2474
(614) 298-2000 / Fax (614) 298-2037
Executive Director & CEO, Ohio Historical Society
State Historic Preservation Officer
Franco Ruffini, Division Director, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Oversees operations of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office. Oversees Inventory & Registration, Technical Preservation Services, and Resource Protection and Review departments.
Inventory & Registration
Barbara A. Powers, Department Head
Brent A. Eberhard, Archaeology Survey and Data Manager
Megan Rupnik, Survey and National Register Manager
Carrie E. Simmons, Technical Assistant
Susan Tietz, Survey and National Register Manager
Administers the National Register of Historic Places program in Ohio, manages the State Registry of Historic Landmarks, State Registry of Archaeological Landmarks, Ohio Historic Inventory and Ohio Archaeological Inventory.
Technical Preservation Services
Judith L. Kitchen, Department Head
Nathan Bevil, Certified Local Government and Preservation Services Manager
Richard Jarvis, Technical Preservation Services Manager
Rachel Krause, Technical Preservation Services Manager
Scott McIntosh, Technical Preservation Services Manager
Mariangela Pfister, Technical Preservation Services Manager
Works with owners of eligible historic properties in Ohio, helping them qualify for federal and state tax credits available for substantial rehabilitation projects. Advises on the physical conservation of historic properties and conducts Building Doctor clinics for the general public. Provides design assistance for the Ohio Main Street Program. Administers the Certified Local Governments program. Serves as liaison to national and statewide historic preservation organizations. Oversees preparation of the state historic preservation plan.
Resource Protection and Review
Mark J. Epstein, Department Head
Lisa Adkins, Architecture Reviews Manager
Nancy H. Campbell, Architecture Transportation Reviews Manager
Justin M. Cook, History Reviews Manager
Thomas Grooms, Archaeology Transportation Reviews Manager
Chris Nelson, Project Reviews Manager
William J. Palmer, Architecture Development Reviews Manager
Dave M. Snyder, Archaeology Reviews Manager
Nathan J. Young, Project Reviews Manager
Reviews federally-funded or -licensed projects in Ohio for effects on historic properties included in, or eligible for, the National Register, as required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Reviews state-funded projects in accordance with Section 149.53 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Education and Support Services
Mary Beth Hirsch, Department Head
Rochelle Bailey, Administrative Assistant II
Kathryn Fortener, Grants Manager
Tina C. Harrah, Administrative Assistant III
Amy Krieg, Technical Assistant
Nancy M. Parsons, Data Automation Coordinator
Kyle D. Smith, GIS Coordinator
Responsible for fiscal management of annual Historic Preservation Fund grant, Certified Local Governments subgrants and other grants awarded to the office. Oversees database management, GIS program and online applications for the office. Coordinates public education programs and annual Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards program.