EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and 400 Stories Project Coordinator

Laura M. Alberghini Ventimiglia, Ed.D.

A long-time resident of Gloucester whose family here spans six generations, Laura was a college educator and administrator for more than 20 years. Upon her retirement she turned to her passion and began a new career as a researcher and writer of Italian heritage. She has interviewed people in a variety of settings in two countries, later organizing and writing their stories, and helping other people do the same. Most recently she consulted with the administrators of L’Archivio Storico in Cento, Italy as they developed their online museum, Nulla Osta per il Mondo, and she continues to work with them collecting immigrant stories. She has authored educational articles, chapters in anthologies, family history articles and books. Her love for Gloucester stems from its uniqueness and its people whose stories bring its history to life.

MARKETING and Communications Manager

Christine Armstrong

Innovative, results-drive marketing and communications leader with extensive experience with some of America’s most trusted brands, including: CBS College Sports TV, Fidelity, Ford Motor Company, Mattel Interactive, Microsoft and Party City. She has a 20-year track record of breathing new life into established brands and creating new brand identities for mission and purpose driven organizations.  By revealing and understanding the truths, motivations and emotional triggers that drive people to action, she designs and directs a process of storytelling and iteration, to influencing engagement and engaging communities.