Board of Directors and Staff

National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board of Directors 

Gary M. Mignogna

Dan Stoddard
Dominion Energy

John McManus
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Mary Zirkle
Town of Bedford, Virginia

President and CEO
April Cheek-Messier
National D-Day Memorial Foundation

John Elnitsky
Entergy  Nuclear

Rex D. Geveden
BWX Tecnologies, Inc.

Chet McPhatter
Banker Steel

Dave Thompson
Orbital ATK

Katherine Williams

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

Tara Warner, Chief of Staff

Robin VanHorn, Director of Administration

Andrea Cook, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Administrator

Deborah Thompson, Receptionist


Courtney Hunter Godsey, Director of Development

Emily Parrow, Annual Giving Coordinator

Melina Newcomb, Development Administrative Assistant


John Long, Director of Education

Adam Nubbe, Education & Digital Learning Coordinator

Mitchell Gehman, Education & Public Outreach Coordinator


Angela Hatcher Lynch, Associate Director of Marketing

Memorial Site

Sandra Parece, Director of Site Operations

Kristopher Stober, Facilities Manager

Lindsay Poling, Volunteer Coordinator

To contact our Administrative Office please call (540) 586-3329

To contact the Memorial site please call (540) 587-3619

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