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.

Management Team


Marcia Ferranto

Memorial Fund Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Canavan

Executive Director, National Law Enforcement Museum | Resident COVID-19 Compliance Manager

Diane LaVigna, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

John Matthews

Executive Director – National Law Enforcement Initiatives

Patrick P. Montuore

Executive Director – National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Margaret Mullins

Chief of Staff & Board Liaison

Museum Staff


Charles Fulcher

Director of Museum Programs

Scott Habes

Chief Curator

Tyauna Brown

Director of Events

Carolie Heyliger

Senior Research Manager

Vanissa Varnado

Research Manager

Joe Gallerano

Director of Facilities Management

Alita Thomas

Law Enforcement Relations Director

Gabe Gunabe

Director of Visitor Services and Retail Operations

Krista Humphrey

Director of Direct Marketing

Sally Hutchins

Director of Web Projects and Services

Christopher J. Mitchell

Digital Resource Specialist

Lauren Sydney

Deputy Director and Director of Collections Management

Anna Muckenfuss

Programs Specialist

Malinda Cofield

Assistant Manager of Visitor Services

Kaitlin Mays

Development Associate

Cierra Porras

Visitor Services Lead

Hannah Shulla

Federal Grants Manager

Brandon Beasley

Memorial Maintenance Officer

Terence Pendergrass

Manager of Memorial Grounds

Elisa Cohen

Communications and Digital Marketing Manager

Mary Petto

Senior Director of Corporate Relations

Renee Phillips

Retail Operations Manager

Beryl Simpson

Donor Relations Specialist

Debi Gillette

Manager of Donor Advising

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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