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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Jessica Albert

Historian

Keith R Allen PhD
Keith R. Allen, PhD

Principal Consultant

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Hannah Berman

Research Historian

Shelley Bookspan
Shelley Bookspan, PhD

Principal Consultant

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Katie DeFonzo

Archivist

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Kaitlyn DeLong

Historian and Collections Manager

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Matt Goff

Research Historian 

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Taylor Hefka

Senior Historian

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Xiaopei Hu

Staff Accountant

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Darcie Janies

Collections Manager/Archivist

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Eli Kirshner

Research Historian

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Eva Laverty-Wilson

Research Historian

Lindsay Long
Lindsay Long

Program Manager and Supervisory Archivist

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Jenny Modzel

Collections Manager

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Jacob Nussbaum

Archivist

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Katie Platt

Archivist

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Nate Ponzio

Archivist

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Camille Regis

Administrative Coordinator

James P. Rife
James P. Rife

Senior Historian

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Finnley Rocca

Research Historian

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David Rush

Collections Manager

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Katie Saucer

Research Historian

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Josh Shear

Senior Historian

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Kim Silvi

Senior Historian and Project Manager

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Maddie Tinsley

Research Historian

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Alex Torchio

Archivist

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Scott Vierick, CIP

Senior Historian and Interpretive Planner

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Julia Weber

Archivist

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Stephanie Webster

Marketing Manager

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Brandon Werts

Archivist

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Hannah Wilson

Research Historian

HAI Leadership

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Jason H. Gart, PhD

Vice President

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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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Megan O’Hern-Crook, C.A.

Director of Archives and Information Management

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Megan Anderson, PMP

Director of Exhibits and Interpretive Planning

Darlene Wilt
Darlene Wilt

Director of Information Technology

Glenn Chamoff
Glenn Chamoff

Head of Sales and Marketing

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Selam Gebru

Finance Manager

HAI Board Members and Founders

HAI Founders

Philip L. Cantelon
Philip L. Cantelon

Co-founder, Board Member, and Chairman Emeritus

Rodney P. Carlisle
Rodney P. Carlisle

Co-founder

Richard Hewlett
Richard G. Hewlett

Co-founder

Robert C. Williams
Robert C. Williams

Co-founder

HAI Board Members

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Linda Berdine

CEO - Build, Design, Kreate, LLC

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Shelley Bookspan, PhD

Environmental Forensics Specialist

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Reynolds (Ren) Cahoon

Founder and President - Reynolds Cahoon LLC

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Joseph W. Hovermill

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

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Alexandra C. Jones, PhD

President-Elect for the Society of Black Archaeologists

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Beth Maser

CEO - History Associates Inc.

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Timothy P. Mertz

Financial Consultant