Office of the Director

Matthew Gibson


Raennah L. Mitchell



Cary Speh Ferguson

Financial Operations Specialist
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Kevin McFadden

Chief Operating Officer
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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



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Kevin Hoffer

Advancement Associate
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Trey Mitchell

Director of Communications

Eric Rivers

Director of Advancement

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

Sarah Lawson

Associate Director, Virginia Center for the Book

Garrett Queen

Book Arts Program Director

Community Initiatives

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Karice Luck-Brimmer

Program Associate, Community Initiatives
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Justin Reid

Director, Community Initiatives

Encyclopedia Virginia

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Miranda Bennett

Public Engagement Manager and Assistant Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
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Peter Hedlund

Director, Encyclopedia Virginia

Donna Lucey

Media Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Patricia Miller

Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia
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John Rhea

Web Designer/Developer, Encyclopedia Virginia

Virginia Folklife Program

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Pat Jarrett

Media Specialist


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David Bearinger

Senior Director, Grants & Global Virginia Programs
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Carolyn R. Cades

Associate Director, Grants Program

Radio Programs

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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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Sarah McConnell

Executive Producer, With Good Reason
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Jamal Millner

Technical Director, VIrginia Humanities

Allison Quantz

Senior Producer, With Good Reason
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.

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.