Eastside Heritage Center welcomes new executive director and board members

EHC maintains and preserves the largest collection of Eastside related artifacts.

Eastside Heritage Center (EHC), which maintains and preserves the largest collection of Eastside related artifacts, has recently welcomed a new executive director as well as four new board members.

Andrew Walsh will serve as executive director for EHC and moved to the west coast in 2013 to attend the museology graduate program at the University of Washington. Walsh has a background in historical and arts organizations in New England, including the Connecticut History Society; MIT Museum; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Since living in Washington, Walsh has held positions at the Museum of Flight; Seattle Art Museum; and most recently, the Bellevue Arts Museum. Walsh currently serves as a board member for the Vera Project in Seattle, where he has been volunteering since 2014. Walsh has a passion for connecting individuals to their local communities through arts, heritage and cultural means.

Mukthi Khan will serve on the board as the treasurer, and has been living in Bellevue with her husband and two children for the past seven years. Khan was an oil and gas engineer until 2014, and has a background in the design of floating production systems and project management. Her previous work experience with companies such as Exxon, ConocoPhillips and Hess led her to Texas, India, Singapore and the Netherlands.

Stephanie Haque is a former registered nurse who received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington. Haque currently works as a real estate investor and developer. As a longtime resident of Medina, her three children attended Bellevue schools, and Haque co-chaired Medina Days. Haque lived overseas for three years and holds an interest in local history.

Diana Murray is also a Medina resident, and spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft with roles in product marketing and program management. Since leaving Microsoft, Murray has been a consultant for local and national technology companies where she assists with developing strategies and product implementation plans. Murray strongly feels that preserving the history of the Eastside is important to maintaining roots.

Jackie Myung was also welcomed onto the board of EHC, and is a published author; a businesswoman; and a mother of three. She is a Bellevue resident who has lived in the Eastside for over a decade, and is currently the chief financial officer at the Retina Institute of Washington. Myung was educated in Seoul, South Korea and Philadelphia, with previous work experience for J.P. Morgan and IBM. Myung has a passion for mentoring others, travel and outdoor sports.

The new executive director and board members will continue to focus on sharing Eastside related artifacts with the community through exhibits, books, presentations, research services and educational programming.

For more information visit https://eastsideheritagecenter.org/