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Board of Directors & Staff

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. is governed by a not-for-profit board of directors. Members of the board represent area historic sites, cultural organizations, businesses and government entities.


David Dollar

Vanner Erickson

James Durham

Payne Williams

Kathleen Byrd, Ph.D.

Anastasia Lyn Christophe

Randy LaCaze


The dedicated staff of Cane River National Heritage Area is responsible for the day-to-day administration, programming and project management.

Rebecca Blankenbaker
Executive Director

Logan Schlatre
Grants & Programs Manager

Amy Lee
Communications & Marketing Manager

Wanda Wynder
Administrative Assistant



Board of Directors Meetings

All Directors meetings are being scheduled to follow COVID-19 social distancing. Call our office for more information.