Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Franklin Vagnone
President & CEO

Michelle Cook
Director of Development

Terry Taylor
Chief Operating Officer

Tammy Everhart
Controller

Daniel Ackermann
Interim Chief Curator

Leadership Team (alphabetical)

Gary Albert
Director of MESDA Research

Pat Albert
Director of Retail

Bernard Bailey
Manager of Landscape Maintenance

Nicole Blalock
Manager of Human Resources

Elizabeth Bragg
Payroll Manager

Johanna Brown
Curator of Moravian Decorative Arts

Catherine Carlisle
Director of MESDA Engagement

Martha Hartley
Director of Moravian Research

Eric Jackson
Head Gardner

Robbie King
Director of Restoration & Interpreted Environments

Gary Rohrer
Manager of Information Systems

Eric Skarzynski
Director of Facilities

Chad Smith
Executive Pastry Chef

Samantha Smith
Director of Community Engagement & Digital Learning

Karen Walter
Director of Learning in Place

Wei Ying
Manager of Digital Production

Old Salem Board of Trustees MESDA Advisory Board
Mr. Hayes Wauford, Jr. Chair Mr. Richard H. C. Clay, Chair
Ms. Erika Mielka, Vice Chair Dr. Corbett Toussaint, Vice Chair
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mercier, Secretary Mr. James Boswell
Mr. William Mariner, Treasurer Mr. Henry W. Brockman
Dr. Eugene W. Adcock, III Mrs. Mary Jo Case
Mr. Jerry Cook Mrs. Sharon Cox
Mr. Robert E. Greene Mr. Samuel B. Dixon
Dr. Edward G. Hill, Jr. Mrs. Beverley Evans
Mr. Will Joyner Ms. Juliana Falk
Mrs. Molly Leight Mrs. Anne Gray
Mr. Joseph P. Logan Mr. F. Sheffield Hale
Mrs. June Lucas Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson Hanahan
Mr. James E. Martin Mr. Mel S. Hankla
Dr. Anthony Parent Mr. A. Kent Harrell
Ms. Margaret Pritchard Mr. Frank Holcomb
Mrs. Deborah Ryan, PLA Ms. Margize L. Howell
Dr. Thomas H. Sears, Jr. Mr. Mark Letzer
Mr. Brent Waddell Mrs. Patricia S. Loughridge
Mr. David Wharton Mrs. Carolyn McNamara
Mr. Fletcher Wilson Dr. Tony Parent
Mr. C. Tracey Parks
Mr. Barry R. Sidden
Ex-Officio Members Mr. Mattison Verdery
Mr. Ted Leinbach, Salem Congregation Dr. Carroll Van West
Ms. Sandra J. Doran, Esq., Salem Academy & College Mr. William T. Wilson, III
Mr. Paul Zickell
Mr. Luke Zipp