Core Team

We are dedicated to developing new tools to strengthen cultural heritage as a vital and productive force in contemporary society.

We founded Coherit Associates to demonstrate how community-based cultural heritage initiatives can be a crucial success factor in local, regional, and national development plans.

Gustavo Araoz

is a conservation architect and internationally recognized expert on heritage policy and practice. He has participated in conservation projects, teaching, and heritage planning in the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, and Asia. He presently serves as president of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Angela Labrador

is an anthropologist and information architect, specializing in user-centered design. She has applied ethnographic methods to the assessment of community heritage values and the construction of web-based information systems within the cultural sector. She has also coordinated capacity building projects with academic institutions, non-profits, and small businesses.

Neil Silberman

is a historian and heritage interpretation specialist. He has published widely on archaeology and heritage for the general public and has developed interpretation plans for museums and heritage sites in Europe, China, and the Middle East. He is past president of the ICOMOS Committee on Heritage Interpretation and Presentation.