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William Byrd II
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Divisions

Administration

Bosket, Jamie O.
President & CEO
phone: 804.342.9656
e-mail: jbosket@vahistorical.org

Boomer, Canan
Executive Assistant to the President
phone: 804.342.9656
e-mail: cboomer@vahistorical.org

Advancement Division

Seay, Pamela R.
Senior Vice President for Advancement
phone: 804.342.9681
e-mail: pseay@vahistorical.org

Boe, Cathy
Senior Gifts Officer and Senior Officer for Member Travel
phone: 804.342.9657
e-mail: cathy@vahistorical.org

Darling, Elizabeth
Donor Services Officer
phone: 804.342.9692
e-mail: edarling@vahistorical.org

McFadden, Elaine
Senior Officer of Corporate, Foundations, and Government Relations
phone: 804.342.9664
e-mail: emcfadden@vahistorical.org

Oertly, Heather
Advancement Services Officer
phone: 804.342.9682
e-mail: hoertly@vahistorical.org

Weber, Matt
Senior Officer for Member Services
phone: 804.342.9658
e-mail: mweber@vahistorical.org

Collections Division

Library & Research Services

McClure, John
Director of Library and Research
phone: 804.342.9686
e-mail: jmcclure@vahistorical.org

Brown, Peyton
Library Clerk
phone: 804.342.9687
e-mail: pbrown@vahistorical.org

Guillen, Matthew
Library Clerk
phone: 804.342.9687
-mail: mguillen@vahistorical.org

Huff, Jennifer M.
Reference Department Coordinator
phone: 804.342.9648
e-mail: jhuff@vahistorical.org

Archives

Parris, L. Eileen
Sallie and William B. Thalhimer III Senior Archivist
phone: 804.342.9675
e-mail: eparris@vahistorical.org

Lamb, Mark
Archival Technician
phone: 804.342.9645
e-mail: mlamb@vahistorical.org

Mason, Mary Ann
Project Archivist
phone: 804.340.2279
e-mail: mmason@vahistorical.org

Newman, L. Paige
Associate Archivist for Collections Processing
phone: 804.340.2280
e-mail: pnewman@vahistorical.org

Stoner, Laura E. G.
Associate Archivist for Business Collections
phone: 804.340.2281
e-mail: lstoner@vahistorical.org

Museum Collections

Rose, Rebecca A.
Director of Museum Collections and Registration
phone: 804.342.9679
e-mail: rrose@vahistorical.org

Beattie, Heather
Museum Collections Manager
phone: 804.342.9693
e-mail: hbeattie@vahistorical.org

Technical Services

Schwarting, Paulette
Director of Technical Services
phone: 804.342.9688
e-mail: paulette@vahistorical.org

Barbee, Kayleigh
Project Cataloging/Digital Librarian
phone: 804.340.2251
e-mail: kbarbee@vahistorical.org

Gannon, Ann-Marie
Cataloging Library Assistant
phone: 804.342.9654
e-mail: agannon@vahistorical.org

Hofacre, Marta Jean
Serials and Preservation Library Assistant
phone: 804.342.9653
e-mail: mjhofacre@vahistorical.org

Jones, Amber  
Cataloging Librarian
phone: 804.340.2250
e-mail: ajones@vahistorical.org

Conservation

Rusch, Stacy G.
Chief Conservator
phone: 804.342.9674
e-mail: srusch@vahistorical.org

Exhibitions & Publications Division

Talkov, Andrew H.
Vice President for Exhibitions & Publications
phone: 804.340.2276
e-mail: atalkov@vahistorical.org

Exhibition Management

Kostelny, Dale
Manager of Exhibit Production
phone: 804.342.9669
e-mail: dkostelny@vahistorical.org

Condra, Bryan
Exhibit Designer
Phone: 804.342.9644
e-mail: bcondra@vahistorical.org

Curatorial

Rasmussen, William M. S.
Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Lora M. Robins Curator of Art
phone: 804.342.9663
e-mail: wrasmussen@vahistorical.org

Publications, Lectures, & Scholar Relations

Dozier, Graham T.
Managing Editor of Publications and Virginius Dabney Editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
phone: 804.342.9640
e-mail: gdozier@vahistorical.org

Guest Engagement Division

Public Programs & Education Services

Obrochta, William B.
Manager of Education Services
phone: 804.342.9651
e-mail: wobrochta@vahistorical.org

House, Hailey
Digital Learning Coordinator
phone: 804.342.9689
e-mail: hhouse@vahistorical.org

Legros, Caroline R. M.
School Program Coordinator
phone: 804.342.9652
e-mail: clegros@vahistorical.org

Van Tassell, Chris
Program Coordinator
phone: 804.340.2270
e-mail: cvt@vahistorical.org

Special Events & Facility Rental

Frazho, Laura
Manager of Special Events & Rental
phone: 804.342.9676
e-mail: lfrazho@vahistorical.org

Guest Services & Ticketing

Larson, Madeline
Guest Services Associate
phone: 804.342.9671
e-mail: mlarson@vahistorical.org

Oliver, Wibecka
Guest Services Associate
phone: 804.342.9671
e-mail: woliver@vahistorical.org

Parker, Veronica
Guest Services Associate
phone: 804.342.9671
e-mail: vparker@vahistorical.org

Robinson, Ariel
Guest Services Associate
phone: 804.342.9671
e-mail: arobinson@vahistorical.org

Retail & Licensing

DeRuosi, Jessica
Manager of Retail
phone: 804.342.9671
e-mail: jderuosi@vahistorical.org

Volunteer Support

Fariss, Dana
Manager of Volunteer Support
phone: 804.342.9643
e-mail: dana@vahistorical.org

Marketing & Communications Division

Media Relations & Promotion

Oglesby, Lizzie
Manager of PR and Marketing
phone: 804.342.9665
e-mail: loglesby@vahistorical.org

Digital Engagement

Hansard, Greg
Manager of Web and Digital Resources
phone: 804.342.9642
e-mail: ghansard@vahistorical.org

Davis, Jamison
Visual Resources Manager
phone: 804.340.2273
e-mail: jdavis@vahistorical.org

Wilkinson, Troy
Photographer and Digital Asset Specialist
phone: 804.340.2275
e-mail: twilkinson@vahistorical.org

Graphic Design & Production

Nesossis, Jennifer Rohrbaugh
Manager of Graphic Design and Production
phone: 804.340.2278
e-mail: jnesossis@vahistorical.org

Operations & Finance Division

Heiman, Richard S. V.
Senior Vice President for Operations & Finance
phone: 804.342.9685
e-mail: rheiman@vahistorical.org

Finance

Smith, David
Accounting Manager
phone: 804.342.9659
e-mail: dsmith@vahistorical.org

Bruce, Michelle
Staff Accountant
phone: 804.340.2259
e-mail: mbruce@vahistorical.org

Norris, Barry
Director of Finance and Accounting
phone: 804.342.9684
e-mail: bnorris@vahistorical.org

Information Technology

Prickett, Sam
Manager of Information Technology
phone: 804.342.9668
e-mail: sprickett@vahistorical.org

Grounds & Facility Services

Bryan, Tracy
Director of Facilities
phone: 804.353.4251
e-mail: tbryan@vahistorical.org

Chapman, KaVon
Facility Services Associate
804.342.9680

Granderson, Mia
Facility Services Associate
804.342.9680

Lewis, Kathryn
Virginia House Site Manager
phone: 804.353.4251
e-mail: klewis@vahistorical.org

Salathe, Irene
Virginia House Site Program Assistant
phone: 804.353.4251
e-mail: lsalathe@vahistorical.org

Wyatt, Joseph
Facility Services Associate
804.342.9680

Building Management & Maintenance

Hicks, Thomas 
Manager of Building Maintenance
phone: 804.342.9690
e-mail: tom@vahistorical.org

Thurston, Robert
Maintenance Mechanic
phone: 804.342.9690
e-mail: rthurston@vahistorical.org

Wright, Brian
Maintenance Assistant
804.342.9680

Security

Carnes, Forest
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Daniels, Treshara
Security Supervisor
804.342.9667

Graves, Earl
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Hill, Stephen
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Ingram, Marshall
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Jeffries, Rose
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Johnson, James
Security Supervisor
804.342.9667

Jones, Stephen
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Minning, Laura
Security Officer
804.342.9667

Rhoten, Larry
Security Supervisor
804.342.9667

Rowson, Thomas
Security Supervisor
804.342.9667

Willis, Danny
Security Officer
804.342.9667