Office of the Director

Matthew Gibson

Executive Director

Raennah L. Mitchell

Executive Assistant & Project Manager


Leah Esslinger

Project Assistant, New Humanities

Cary Speh Ferguson

Financial Operations Specialist

Emma Ito

Director of Education
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Kevin McFadden

Chief Operating Officer

Sue Perdue

Director of Grants and Fellowships/Chief Information Officer
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Gail Shirley-Warren

Chief Financial Officer

Jennie Taylor

Office Coordinator
Cauline Yates

Cauline Yates



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Kevin Hoffer

Advancement Associate

Trey Mitchell

Director of Communications
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John Rhea

Web Designer/Developer

Eric Rivers

Director of Advancement

Meggan Thomas

Corporate and Foundations Manager
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Greg Willett

Advancement Associate
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Pat Jarrett

Media Specialist

Center for the Book

Aran Donovan

Associate, Virginia Center for the Book

Garrett Queen

Book Arts Program Director

Community Initiatives

Karice Luck-Brimmer

Program Associate, Community Initiatives
Yahusef Medina

Yahusef Medina

Associate Director, Community Initiatives

Justin Reid

Director, Community Initiatives

Encyclopedia Virginia

Miranda Bennett

Public Engagement Manager and Assistant Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Peter Hedlund

Director, Encyclopedia Virginia

Donna Lucey

Media Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Patricia Miller

Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Caitlin Newman

Special Projects Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Virginia Folklife Program

Katy Clune

Director, Virginia Folklife Program
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Pat Jarrett

Media Specialist


Carolyn R. Cades

Senior Associate Director, Grants Program

Adam Courville

Grants and Fellowships Coordinator

Sue Perdue

Director of Grants and Fellowships/Chief Information Officer

Radio Programs

Matt Darroch

Associate Producer, With Good Reason
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Lauren Francis

Associate Producer, With Good Reason
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Sarah McConnell

Executive Producer, With Good Reason

Jamal Millner

Technical Director, VIrginia Humanities

Allison Quantz

Senior Producer, With Good Reason

Undertaking the most challenging work in our history.

When what divides us may be easier to see than the values that unite us, our work brings people together and honors our shared Humanities.