About The Foundation

Our Mission

The National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s mission is to preserve the lessons and legacy of D-Day. The Foundation maintains and operates the National D-Day Memorial in direct support of that educational mission. In so doing, the Foundation (1) ensures the integrity and security of our nation’s memorial to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944; (2) promotes recognition of the character traits undergirding the Allied effort on D-Day; and (3) sponsors commemorations, programs, projects, and exhibitions that foster appreciation of D-Day’s historical and residual significance.

National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board of Directors 

Dan Stoddard (VA)
Senior VP & Chief Nuclear Officer,
Dominion Energy

John Elnitsky (FL)
Senior VP of Engineering & Technical Services,
Entergy Nuclear

Dr. John McManus (MO)
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history,
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Mary Zirkle (VA)
Director of Planning & Community Development,
Town of Bedford VA

President & CEO
April Cheek-Messier (VA)
National D-Day Memorial Foundation

Herschel Keller (VA)
Gentry Locke Attorneys

Chet McPhatter (VA)
Banker Steel

Gary Mignogna (VA)
President & CEO,
Framatome Inc.

Katherine Williams (NC)
Senior VP & CFO,
Framatome Inc.

Carroll Moon (VA)
Chief Technology Officer,
CloudFit Software

The Foundation respectfully requests that all mail addressed
to Board Members be sent to their attention at:
National D-Day Memorial, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, Virginia  24523

Administrative Staff

April Cheek-Messier
President & CEO

Tara Warner
Chief of Staff

Robin VanHorn
Director of Administration

Andrea Cook, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Administrator

Deborah Thompson

Development Staff

Courtney Hunter Godsey
Director of Development

Kimberly Wolfe
Associate Director of Development

Brianna Thompson
Annual Giving Coordinator

Elisabeth Phillips
Development Assistant

Education Staff

John Long
Director of Education

Adam Nubbe
Education & Digital Learning Coordinator

Mitchell Gehman
Education & Public Outreach Coordinator

Memorial Site Staff

Sandra Parece
Director of Site Operations

Heather Mitchell
Assistant Site Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Kristopher Stober
Facilities Manager

For Media Inquiries

Angela Hatcher Lynch
Director of Communications
(540) 875-2854