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Name Title Email Extension
Sime Bertolet Executive Director 101
 Stephanie Mihalik  Archivist  113
Amy Smith Membership/Financial Administrator 111
Vicky Heffner Education Curator 108
Lisa Adams Assistant Archivist 115
Liz Fedorowich  Administrative Assistant 100
Alexis Campbell Communications Director 104


Sime Bertolet
Executive Director
(610) 375-4375 ext 101




Amy Smith
Membership/Financial Administrator
(610) 375-4375 ext 111

Amy Smith is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA, and has been with the Berks History Center since 2004. She handles the details of membership and is involved in all aspects of the BHC’s finances, under the direction of the Treasurer and the Board of Trustees. In her free time, Amy enjoys knitting, reading and cooking.

Vicky Heffner
Education Curator
(610) 375-4375 ext 108

Vicky L. Heffner has twenty-five years experience as a Museum Teacher.  The Berks History Center is designated as an Education Improvement Organization, therefore greatly increasing student guided tours of the Museum and Hands-On History Room.  Vicky organizes the guided tours entirely, including the transportation needs of the groups and coordinating the volunteer Docents. Preschool groups also enjoy visits to the Hands-On History Room. Vicky supervises the junior historian club sponsored by the Berks History Center, meeting with 1776ers once a month during the school year and traveling to area museums on summer field trips.  Two week-long Junior Historian Camps are held each June for children ages 7 to 14.  Girl Scout sleepovers are also held each spring and each season has a theme such as 2014’s International Food Tour. Additional special events for families are organized by the Education Department such as Kitty Jones of Kit’s Interactive Theater, and Vicky assists with museum exhibitions, lectures, programs, receptions and special events including the 4 Centuries in Berks Property Tour.  Vicky also organizes four bus trips each calendar year, two one-day trips and two overnight trips.

Alexis Campbell

Communications Director
(610) 375-4375 ext. 104
Elizabeth Fedorowich
Administrative Assistant
(610) 375-4375 ext 100

Lisa Adams
Assistant Archivist
(610) 375-4375 ext 115