Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge that Heritage Square is on the traditional territory and homelands of the O’Odham and Piipaash peoples and their ancestors. Click here for more information about this land acknowledgment.


2021 Guidestar Gold Transparency sealHeritage Square Foundation is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories, collection, historic buildings and grounds of Heritage Square, serving as a relevant, engaging, and inclusive community resource and as a tangible connection to our diverse local history.


  • Vision

    The people of Heritage Square Foundation have a vision to harness the power of shared personal and community experiences to enrich and transform lives. Heritage Square is:

    • Authentic. At Heritage Square, everyone is welcome to admire the original historic buildings inside and out, learn about Phoenix history and lifeways, walk your dog, enjoy a meal, share a cup of joe, exchange vows, and literally smell the roses. Life blossoms at Heritage Square.
    • A destination in the heart of Phoenix that represents not only the origins and history of Phoenix but also the ongoing development of our City, always reimagining our identity to connect with the people of Phoenix and remain relevant to our community’s needs and expectations.
    • A collaboration of volunteers, Foundation staff, City staff, business and nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders that actively seeks to build each other up and to understand and serve the diversity of people that makes up our audience of Phoenicians, Arizonans, and appreciated visitors.
  • Heritage Square Staff

    Executive Director:

    Kari Carlisle

    Director of Operations & the Museum Store:

    Ashley Davis

    Director of Visitor Engagement:

    Sarah Matchette

    Director of Marketing & Communications:

    Heather Roberts

    Museum Curator:

    Jennifer Hance

    Visitor Services Manager:

    Eric Gerry

    Museum Specialist:

    Noelle Porterfield

    Museum Store Manager:

    Tyler Bennett

    Events Coordinator:

    Kalyn Thompson

    Events Contractor:

    Mark Evans

  • Board of Directors

    Executive Board

    Kevin Lozier (Northern Trust), President

    Gerald Cook (Cook Associates Architects, Inc.), Vice President

    Laura Read, Treasurer

    Leah Harrison (Salt River Project), Secretary

    John Larsen Southard, At Large

    Community Board

    Andrew Abraham, (Burch & Cracchiolo Attorneys)

    Luis I. Cruz (Cruz Financial Group, LLC)

    Patrick Greiner (Double AA Builders)

    Clottee Hammons (Emancipation Arts, LLC)

    Tobias Hogan (Santander Consumer USA)

    Jodi Silvio (Salt River Project)

    Patty Talahongva (Indian Country Today)

  • City of Phoenix Park Staff

    Park Manager:

    Benjamin (Ben) Chavarria
    Mailing Address: 115 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Social Media Policy

We are Honored to be Members of:

Phoenix Community Alliance logo
Proud Member of Local First Arizona logo