Sue Loiland, the executive director of the Harbor History Museum, will resign her position effective Jan. 31, the museum announced today in a statement.
Loiland will step down in order to help with the recovery process of her husband, a firefighter who suffered a severe injury in November of 2011 while responding to a call on Interstate 5. Frank Ruffo, the president of the museum's board of trustees, said in the statement that the board fully supports her decision.
The board will now evaluate the museum's leadership situation, according to the statement, and determine how to proceed. Loiland will remain available to the museum as a consultant after her resignation takes effect.