Staff Directory

Office of the President

Catherine Allgor, President | Bio

Peter Drummey, Stephen T. Riley Librarian and Chief Historian
617-646-0501 /

Katie Finn (she/her), Executive Assistant to the President & Secretary to the Board
617-646-0513 /

Adams Papers

Sara Martin, Editor in Chief
617-646-0525 /

Rhonda Barlow, Research Associate
617-646-0516 /

Karen Barzilay, John Quincy Adams Digital Diary
617-646-0553 /

Gwen Fries, Production Editor
617-646-0556 /

Sara Georgini, Series Editor, Papers of John Adams
617-646-0569 /

Neal Millikan, Series Editor, Digital Editions
617-646-0553 /

Molly Nebiolo, John Quincy Adams Digital Diary
617-646-0553 /

Amanda Norton, Digital Production Editor
617-646-0514 /

Mary Wigge, John Quincy Adams Digital Diary

Hobson Woodward, Series Editor, Adams Family Correspondence
617-646-0521 /


Collections Services

Brenda M. Lawson, Vice President for Collections
617-646-0502 /

William Beck, Web Developer
617-646-0505 /

Anne E. Bentley (she/her/hers), Curator of Art & Artifacts
617-646-0508 /

Alexandra Bush (she/her/hers), Digital Production Specialist
617-646-0529 /

Katherine H. Griffin, Nora Saltonstall Preservation Librarian
617-646-0527 /

Nancy Heywood, Senior Archivist for Digital Initiatives
617-646-0503 /

Laura Lowell, Processing Archivist
617-646-0559 /

Susan Martin, Senior Processing Archivist
617-646-0526 /

Viv Williams (she/her), Processing Assistant
617-646-0534 /

Laura Wulf, Photographic and Digital Imaging Specialist
617-646-0567 /

Mary E. Yacovone, Senior Cataloger
617-646-0504 /

Library—Reader Services

Elaine Heavey, Director of the Library
617-646-0509 /

Matthew Ahern, Library Assistant
617-646-0532 /

Rakashi Chand (she/hers), Senior Library Assistant
617-646-0545 /

Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (she/her/hers), Reference Librarian
617-646-0561 /

Daniel Hinchen, Reference Librarian
617-646-0571 /

Hannah Elder (she/her), Reproductions Coordinator
617-646-0542 /

Jen Keefe, Library Assistant
617-646-0532 /

Angela Tillapaugh, Library Assistant
617-646-0532 /

Viv Williams (she/her), Library Assistant
617-646-0534 /

Heather Wilson, Library Assistant
617-646-0532 /

LJ Woolcock, Library Assistant
617-646-0532 /

Communications & Marketing

Carol Knauff, Vice President of Communications & Marketing
617-646-0554 /

Heather Rockwood (she/her), Communications Associate

Laura Williams, Visitor Services Coordinator
617-646-0554 /


Maureen Nguyen, Vice President of Development
617-646-0517 /

Charlotte Geyer, Development Assistant

Amanda Grant, Assistant Director of Development
617-646-0543 /

Annie Hayes, Sr. Development Associate
617-646-0518 /

Shakira Mahmoud, Gifts and Database Manager
617-646-0560 /

Victoria McKay, Associate Director of Development
617-646-0570 /

Education and Community Engagement

Elyssa Tardif, Director of Education
617-646-0576 /

Gavin W. Kleespies, Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Community Partnerships
617-646-0515 /

Sarah Bertulli, Assistant Director of Programs
617-646-0580 /

Jonathan Lane, Revolution 250 Coordinator
617-646-0572 /

Kate Melchior (she/her/hers), Assistant Director of Education
617-646-0588 /

Finance and Administration


Will Tsoules, Vice President & CFO
617-646-0511 /

Tammy Hamond, Controller
617-646-0510 /

Melane Barrios, Accounts Payable Accountant
617-646-0510 /

Megan Peterson, Staff Accountant
617-646-0574 /

Information Systems

Chris Coveney (he/him), Chief Technology & Media Officer
617-646-0539 /


Dan Sweeney, Facility Manager
617-646-0523 /

James P. Harrison III, Custodian

George Major, Maintenance Helper/Custodian
617-646-0528 /

Jennifer Smith (she/her), Operations Assistant
617-646-0563 /


Ondine E. Le Blanc (she/her), Worthington C. Ford Editor of Publications
617-646-0524 /

Agnieszka Rec, Associate Editor
617-646-0544 /

Tess Renault, Editorial Assistant and Primary Source Cooperative Logistics Coordinator
617-646-0557 /


Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Director of Research
617-646-0568 /

Katy Morris, Research Coordinator & Book Review Editor
617-646-0577 /

Conrad E. Wright, Sibley Editor
617-646-0512 /

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From Jobs and Freedom to Jobs and Opportunity: Andrew Young, Growth, and the Illusion of Job ...

4Mar 5:15PM 2021
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This paper considers Atlanta mayor Andrew Young’s shifting ideas about job creation and economic opportunity to investigate how Democrats abandoned their 1970s goal ...

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Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded Weather in Almanacs

9Mar 5:15PM 2021
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As we begin to consider climate as an everyday problem, it's valuable to see how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggenheim Foundation, Joyce Chaplin ...

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Confronting Racial Injustice: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

11Mar 6:00PM 2021
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In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8, in stark contrast to $250,000 for white families. This discrepancy is ...

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