Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to bringing your stories to life

Our staff’s professional training and deep experience transform your good history ideas into successful projects and wins.

Our staff includes nearly fifty professional researchers, storytellers, interpretive planners, archivists, and museum professionals.

Feel free to explore our staff directory to learn more about who we are and what we can do for you. Or call us at 301.279.9697 to speak to one of our professionals about your particular challenge.

Explore the sections below to learn more about who we are:

Get to Know Our HAI Team

Select a name or photo below to learn more about our team members

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Beth Maser

President

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Megan Anderson, PMP

Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning

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Brandi Backus

Research Historian

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Darlene Wilt

Director of Information Technology

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Shelley Bookspan, PhD

Principal Consultant

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Christina Conn

Senior Collections Manager

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Jason H. Gart, PhD

Vice President and Director of Litigation Research

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Jennifer Giambrone

Senior Historian

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McKayla Herron

Research Historian

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Xiaopei Hu

Staff Accountant

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Colleen Kim

Historian

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Doris E. Miles

Vice President of Human Resources

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James Mitchell

Research Historian

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Megan O’Hern, C.A.

Director of Archives & Information Management

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Katie Platt

Archivist

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Allison Rebadow

Senior Historian

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Mike Reis

Senior Vice President

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Kim Silvi

Senior Historian and Project Manager

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Laura Starr, C.A.

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Addison Williams
Addison Williams

Director of Marketing

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Camille Regis

Administrative Coordinator

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Kaitlyn DeLong

Research Historian

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Thea Bournazian

Vice President of Operations

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Rigby Philips

Research Historian

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Taylor Hefka

Historian

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Warren Cobb

Archivist

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Jen Wachtel

Archivist

David Plumer marketing coordinator
David Plumer

Marketing Coordinator

Annabelle Smith Historian
Annabelle Smith

Research Historian

HAI Leadership

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Beth Maser

President

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Jason H. Gart, PhD

Vice President and Director of Litigation Research

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Doris E. Miles

Vice President of Human Resources

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Thea Bournazian

Vice President of Operations

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Laura Starr, C.A.

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

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Megan O’Hern, C.A.

Director of Archives and Information Management

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Darlene Wilt

Director of Information Technology

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Megan Anderson, PMP

Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning

HAI Board Members and Founders

HAI Founders

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Philip L. Cantelon

Co-founder, Board Member, and Chairman Emeritus

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Rodney P. Carlisle

Co-founder

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Richard G. Hewlett

Co-founder

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Robert C. Williams

Co-founder

HAI Board Members

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Reynolds (Ren) Cahoon

Founder and President - Reynolds Cahoon LLC

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Elise Kohn

Senior Advisor & Program Director - North Carolina Next Generation Network project

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Rachel T. McGuckian

Principal - Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

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Timothy P. Mertz

Financial Consultant