Our Team

In addition to our dedicated staff, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Museum Leadership Council and Museum Advisory Council. Leadership and Advisory Council members are selected from diverse industries and organizations to provide valuable insight and advice to our Museum team.

Museum Advisory Council

William Bratton

William J. Bratton is Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, advising clients on issues related to security, cyber risk, and crisis mitigation. During his 46-year career in law enforcement, Bratton led six police departments, including Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, achieving crime reductions and improved community relations in every post.

Bratton is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities. An acknowledged change agent, he introduced progressive innovations that changed the profession, including CompStat, predictive policing, and precision policing. A noted commentator and consultant, he has previously served as president of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He has also co-authored two books.

Clarence Crawford

Clarence Crawford is founder and president of Teach ’em to Fish, a ministry and business incubator dedicated to helping people get a fresh start and become economically self-sustaining, transforming themselves, their families and their community. He is also an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at American University in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology.

Crawford’s career included stints at the highest levels of organizational management including senior executive, at the General Accounting Office for the Congress, White House Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Office of Personnel Management. He is also a former Metropolitan Police Officer.



Edward Davis

Edward Davis is the founder and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC. He is a leader in security and law enforcement, and their intersection with innovative technology. Davis represents Fortune 500 corporations, including AT&T, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, Uber, Deloitte, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Red Sox as well as venture-backed technology startups and government agencies. He specializes in public/private collaborations.

Davis testified extensively before the House and Senate on policing and terrorism. Davis is a founding member of the Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Center for Resiliency. He led the successful response to the Marathon bombing. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, USA Today and Fox News. He is a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has lectured extensively at Harvard and MIT on the pertinent issues of Managing Crisis and Terrorism. He is serving on the advisory board of Raytheon Forcepoint Cyber and Uber as well as on the board of directors for Mark 43 and NetBio.

Beverly Gage

Beverly Gage is a professor of 20th-century American history and director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University. Her courses focus on American politics, statecraft, social movements, and government, broadly conceived.

Gage is also an author, commentator, and contributor appearing in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Nation, as well as television programs including PBS NewsHour. Her forthcoming book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the American Century, will chronicle the life and rise of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.






Sandra Hutchens

Sandra Hutchens is the Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Hutchens has a rich and long-tenured history in law enforcement and has previously served with the Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff’s Department where she was involved in the Community Law Enforcement Partnership Program, responsible for coordinating crime prevention, Town Hall meetings, and community relations.

Sheriff Hutchens was also an instrumental leader in the development of the Joint Regional Intelligence Center, a convergence of the Department of Homeland Security, Los Angeles County Sheriff, LAPD and the FBI. This created a much-needed central repository for intelligence information.

Dr. Kris Marsh

Dr. Kris Marsh is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Maryland with expertise in the Black middle class, demography, racial residential segregation, and education. Dr. Marsh researches avenues into the Black middle class and the consequences of being in the Black middle class.

She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Southern California and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Marsh is the author of numerous published papers and a Fulbright Award recipient. She was a blogger and contributor to CNN in America.



Reverend Dr. Kylon Middleton

Dr. Kylon Middleton is an American educator and the pastor of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. A native of Charleston, Rev. Dr. Middleton learned at an early age that inequities and injustices could only be remedied through collaborative, courageous conversations among members of the community to leverage diversity as an enduring strength to bring us together.

Rev. Dr. Middleton serves as a co-founder and strategic advisor to the National Illumination Project team and as Lead Facilitator for the Charleston Illumination Project, a group born out of the tragic shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. church in 2015, with the aim of further strengthening citizen/police relationships through trust and legitimacy.

Sasha O’Connell

Sasha O’Connell is a Director in the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Practice at Guidehouse where she leads teams delivering strategy and business process improvement solutions for federal clients. Ms. O’Connell has more than 15 years of experience in government affairs, strategic planning, program design, implementation and evaluation, as well as public policy research and analysis.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Ms. O’Connell was a senior executive at the FBI where she most recently served as the Chief Policy Advisory for Science and Technology. Ms. O’Connell’s previous roles at the FBI include leading both the Office of National Policy and the Strategy Management Office.



Adam R. Rose

Adam Rose is Vice Chairman/Director of Security of Rose Associates, Inc., a trustee of the New York City Police Foundation, and a trustee of the Fire Department New York (FDNY) Foundation. Rose built a 35-year career of creating large, complex, and highly successful apartment buildings throughout the New York metropolitan area. During his career, he functioned as Director of Security for over 30,000 residential apartments. He also served as Commissioner of Public Safety for Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town, supervising an 80-person peace officer agency.

Rose obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Yale University in 1981. While attending college, he served as a sworn seasonal or part-time member of three police departments.

Frances Fragos Townsend

Frances Fragos Townsend is an executive vice president for worldwide government, legal and business affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated. She previously was a corporate partner with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP and served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, as well as chair of the Homeland Security Council. Townsend also spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice under the administrations of President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

An expert on compliance, compensation and governance issues, she has received numerous awards for her public service accomplishments. Townsend serves on numerous boards and advisory boards and regularly appears on national television as a foreign policy, counterterrorism and homeland security expert.

Management Team

Marcia Ferranto

Memorial Fund Chief Executive Officer

Patrick P. Montuore

Memorial Executive Director

Paul Larson

Senior Director of Museum Operations and Security

Mary Petto

Chief Public Engagement Officer

Margaret Mullins

Chief of Staff & Board Liaison

Thomas Canavan

Executive Director of Exhibits and Programs

Diane LaVigna

Chief Development Officer, CFRE

Museum Staff

Bonnie Hayes

Tour and Volunteer Manager

David Noah

Visitor Services Manager

Lauren Sydney

Collections Manager

Ali Brewer, CTIS

Director of Group Sales

Kevin Bretz

Public Programs Specialist

Alan Davis

Public Programs Administrator

Joe Gallerano

AV Technician

Patrick Kittrell

AV/Multimedia Engineer

Evan Hines

IT Engineer

Kevin Mitchell

IT Administrator

Anna Muckenfuss

Education Specialist

Robyn Small

Senior Director of Communications Marketing and Public Relations

Sally Hutchins

Web Services Administrator

Shayla A. House

Communications and Marketing Assistant

Allison Dupuis

Visitor Center Associate

Reginald Sellers

Visitor Center Associate

Maria Ferraguto

Visitor Center Associate

Malinda Cofield

Assistant Manager of Visitor Services

Kaitlin Mays

Visitor Center Lead

Cierra Porras

Visitor Center Lead

Hannah Shulla

Operations Associate

Robbi Woodson

Director of Partnerships

Matt Palardy

Director of Law Enforcement Relations

Cleon McMillian

Assistant Director of Sales and Events

John Matthews

Senior Director of Federal Partnerships

Brandon Beasley

Memorial Maintenance Officer

Wanda Boykin

Development Operations Manager

Viji Chari


Carolie Heyliger

Senior Research Manager

Vanissa Varnado

Research Manager

Krista Humphrey

Director of Direct Marketing

Terence Pendergrass

Manager of Memorial Grounds

Alita Thomas

Law Enforcement Relations Manager

Jithmi Wickramatillake

Accounts Payable Manager

Elisa Cohen

Communications and Digital Marketing Manager

Christopher J. Mitchell

Assistant Curator

Scott Habes

Chief Curator

Leadership Council

Todd E. Barnes


The Honorable Lee P. Brown

Honorary Member

The Honorable Benjamin Nighthorse Campbell

Honorary Member

Former Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey

Honorary Member

Mahogany Eller

Gabe Esposito

Daniel J. DeSimone

Michael Gelles

David J. Kimmel

John G. Malcolm

Charles Marino

Paul E. Masto

Harry Phillips

Philip E. Niedermair

Marion Ramsey

Michael S. Reiter

Mark W. Potter

Catherine W. Seidel

Gary J. Silversmith

The Honorable David L. Snowden, Ret.

Karen Tandy

David Weisz

Memorial Fund Board

The National Law Enforcement Museum is closely aligned with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

View board members here.

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