“I co-founded People’s History in Texas in 1976 to bring to life stories of ordinary people and significant social and political movements.“
Melissa Hield is PHIT’s executive director. A founding member of PHIT, she also serves on the board. In 2019 she retired as an executive at a Texas state agency where she specialized in strategic, business, and project planning. Hield has a M.A. in American Civilization from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a writer, researcher, and interviewer on PHIT projects. Melissa was honored by the Executive Women in Texas Government as the 2022 Woman of the Year.