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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Brandi Backus

Research Historian

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Alan Haeberle

Archivist

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McKayla Herron

Research Historian

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Phyllis Reske

Archivist

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Kim Silvi

Senior Historian and Project Manager

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Brandon Werts

Archivist

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Kaitlyn DeLong

Research Historian

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Taylor Hefka

Historian

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Jen Wachtel

Archivist

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Annabelle Smith

Research Historian

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Katie DeFonzo

Archivist

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Tracy McGrath

Client Engagement Manager

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Matt Goff

Research Historian 

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Keith R. Allen, PhD

Principal Consultant

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Scott Vierick, CIP

Senior Historian and Interpretive Planner

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Camille Regis

Administrative Coordinator

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Shelley Bookspan, PhD

Principal Consultant

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Katie Platt

Archivist

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Christina Conn

Senior Collections Manager

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Xiaopei Hu

Staff Accountant

HAI Leadership

Jason Gart
Jason H. Gart, PhD

Vice President

Doris Miles
Doris E. Miles

Vice President of Human Resources

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Thea Bournazian

Vice President of Operations

Laura Starr
Laura Starr, C.A.

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Megan O'Hern
Megan O’Hern, C.A.

Director of Archives and Information Management

Megan Anderson
Megan Anderson, PMP

Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning

Allison Rebadow
Allison Rebadow

Director of Litigation Research

Darlene Wilt
Darlene Wilt

Director of Information Technology

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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Beth Maser

CEO - History Associates Inc.

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Timothy P. Mertz

Financial Consultant

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Linda Berdine

CEO - Build, Design, Kreate, LLC

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Joseph W. Hovermill

Principal and President Emeritus - Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

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Shelley Bookspan, PhD

Environmental Forensics Specialist