Office of the Director

Matthew Gibson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Raennah L. Mitchell

ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Administration

Cary Speh Ferguson

Financial Operations Specialist
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Kevin McFadden

Chief Operating Officer
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Judy Moody

Receptionist
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Sue Perdue

Chief Information Officer
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Gail Shirley-Warren

Chief Financial Officer

Tori Talbot

Events Manager
Cauline Yates

Cauline Yates

Receptionist

Advancement

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Kevin Hoffer

Advancement Associate
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Trey Mitchell

Director of Communications

Meggan Thomas

Corporate and Foundations Manager
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Greg Willett

Advancement Associate

Center for the Book

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Jane Kulow

Director, Virginia Center for the Book
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Sarah Lawson

Assistant Director, Virginia Center for the Book
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Garrett Queen

Book Arts Program Director

Community Initiatives

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Karice Luck

Program Coordinator, History United
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Chad Martin

Director, History United
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Justin Reid

Director, Community Initiatives

Encyclopedia Virginia

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Miranda Bennett

Public Engagement Manager and Assistant Editor
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Peter Hedlund

Director, Encyclopedia Virginia
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Donna Lucey

Media Editor

Patricia Miller

Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
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John Rhea

Web Designer/Developer

Virginia Folklife Program

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Jon Lohman

Director, Virginia Folklife Program
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Pat Jarrett

Media Specialist
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Lilia Fuquen

Project Director, Food & Community in Virginia

Grants & Fellowships

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David Bearinger

Director, Grants Program
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Carolyn R. Cades

Associate Director, Grants Program
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Jeanne Nicholson Siler

Director, Fellowship Program

Radio Programs

Alison Byrne

Alison Byrne

Associate Producer, With Good Reason
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Matt Darroch

Associate Producer, With Good Reason
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Lauren Francis

Associate Producer, With Good Reason
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Melissa Gismondi

Senior Producer, BackStory
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Gabriel Hunter-Chang

Digital Media Associate
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Sarah McConnell

Executive Producer, With Good Reason
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Jamal Millner

Technical Director, BackStory
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Allison Quantz

Senior Producer, With Good Reason

Diana Williams

Digital Editor & Strategist, BackStory
Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, author of the book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race” spoke with April Woodard at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, Virginia on Thursday, 5/30/19.

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