Board of Directors and Staff

National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board of Directors 2017-18

Dr. Thomas W. Nygaard, M.D.
Lynchburg, VA

Capt. (Ret) James P. Ransom III, USN
Jacksonville, FL

President, National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Ms. April Cheek-Messier
Bedford, VA

Mr. Christopher Bryant
Falls Church, VA

Ms. Kathleen Guzi
Daleville, VA

Brig. Gen. Lapthe Flora
Roanoke, VA

Mr. Rex D. Geveden
Lynchburg, VA

Mr. Gary M. Mignogna
Lynchburg, VA

The Honorable Philip A. Wallace, Judge (Ret)
Bedford, VA

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

 Development & Marketing

Brandon P. Gregory, Director of Development

Courtney Hunter Godsey, Associate Director of Development

Angela Hatcher Lynch, Associate Director of Marketing

Emily Van Fleet, Development Services & Database Coordinator


John Long, Director of Education

Maggie Mitchell, Associate Director for Programming & Events

Memorial Site

Sandra Parece, Director of Site Operations

Michelle Holland, Assistant Site 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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