NCF Governance & Leadership

The officers and board of the National Cryptologic Foundation are made up of a distinguished list of members of the intelligence community. Each one is committed to the museum and the ideals it represents.


Board of Directors


NCF/CCEI Leadership

(Please see photos & email addresses for Staff members on the STAFF page.)

  • Chief Executive Officer – Ms. Laura Nelson
  • Education Program Director – Mr. Mark Loepker
  • Marketing & Communications Director – Ms. Christine Harding
  • Development Director – Ms. Rebecca Diamond
  • Business Director – Ms. Jackie Sherry
  • CCEI Facility Project Manager – Mr. Larry Castro
  • Senior Advisor for Training - Mr. Darnell Washington
  • Membership Coordinator - Ms. Elaine Sulewski
  • Website & Online Administrator - Ms. Cindi Saadi
  • Social Media Administrator - Ms. Chanelle Kacy-Dunlap
  • Education Program Coordinator - Ms. Jen Langdon
  • Education Program Manager- Jessica Peker
  • Education Program Coordinator - Ms. Mindy Burgos
  • Grants Specialist - Ms. Eboni Banks
  • Military Program Director - Mr. Al Gray
  • CCEI Consultant - Mr. Dave Sherman
  • Innovation Program Director – NEW

New Museum Project Partners

  • Fernando Partners - Fundraising Consultant
  • Ziger/Snead Architects - Project Architect
  • Gilbane Building Company - Construction Manager
  • Morris & Ritchie Associates (MRA) - Civil and Site Engineering
  • Ralph Appelbaum Associates – Museum Exhibit Design

Executive Committee (EXCOM)


  • Dr. Sally Botsai, Chairperson
    Dr. Sally Botsai, Chairperson

    The Program Committee is responsible for developing presentations that inform and educate Foundation members and guests in the sphere of intelligence and cryptology. There are at least four programs per year, including the annual General Membership Meeting in the Fall. Learn more about our programs in the Educate section of the website.

    Committee Members:
    Bill Ferguson
    Tom Fogarty
    Bob Hunt


  • John Garcia, Chairman


  • Dave D'Auria, Chairman

    The Acquisition Committee (AC) acquires new cryptologic artifacts and artwork for the NCM gallery exhibits and displays, and books, maps and photographs for the NCM Library. We look for items directly related to the signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) mission of the NSA, and the codes and ciphers theme of the NCM. Our interests include rare cipher machines, encryption devices and communications security equipment, and other items and period pieces related to cryptology that enhance our exhibits and gallery displays (e.g., field site photos, cipher textbooks, newspaper headlines, magazine stories, advertising-related items, movies, old security posters, cipher games and toys, etc.). We use a traditional and eclectic mix of sources to acquire items for the NCM. In the recent past those sources have included private collectors and donors, antique malls and shows, flea markets, former NSA/CSS employees, our contractor partners, and yes, even eBay.


  • Sally Botsai, Chairman
    Sally Botsai, Chairman


  • Al Gray, Chairman
    Al Gray, Chairman

    The Membership Committee focuses on membership services that include recruitment, retention, and reinstatement of members. The Committee represents the NCF in external activities, such as the Intelligence Community Associations Network and its member organization and the Military Cryptologic Associations, to promote Foundation and Museum activities. The Membership Committee works closely with other Foundation committees, such as Communications and Development on activities that are broader in scope, such as planning for Corporate Memberships, staffing displays and giveaways at other events, etc. .


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