Museum Staff

Jaci Vannoy
Executive Director

Nick Smith
Administrative Assistant
Marketing and Education

Tanya Anderson
Collections Manager

Karen Durret
Customer Service Associate

Rolanda Robinson
Administrative Assistant

Audrey Vannoy
Customer Service Associate

Big House Café Staff

Connie Barton
Procurement Consultant

Tristan Jeansonne
Manager of Operations


Executive Committee

Sheryl Ranatza
President, Museum Board of Directors
Retired Deputy Secretary
LA Dept. of Corrections

Ronnie Jett
Treasurer, Museum Board of Directors
Retired Deputy Warden, LA State Penitentiary
Local Business Entrepreneur

Marianne Fisher-Giorlando
Chairwoman, Museum Education Committee
Retired Professor of Criminal Justice,
Grambling State University

Huey Perry
Vice-President, Museum Board of Directors
Retired Professor of Political Science
Southern University Baton Rouge

Michael Wynne
Secretary, Museum Board of Directors
Retired Probation & Parole Administrator

Board of Directors

Cathy Fontenot
Major/Deputy Warden
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison


Jesse Perkins

Retired Educator & Superintendent
West Feliciana Parish School System

Robert Toburen
Retired Professor of Political Science
Louisiana Tech University

Jason Kent
Warden
Dixon Correctional Institute


Stephanie Perrault

Cultural Resource Manager
Louisiana State University



Hal Ware

Retired Judge
20th Judicial District

C.B. Owens
Retired V-P & Chief Technology Officer
USG Corporation

Perry Stagg
Deputy Warden
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

Gary Young
Assistant Warden
Louisiana State Penitentiary


Advisory Board

Landry Bonnette
Retired Corrections Classification Manager

Billy D’Aquilla
Mayor
Town of St. Francisville

Betty Phelps
Realtor
Baton Rouge, LA

Nadine Tanner
Retired
Louisiana State Penitentiary

Robert Vebock
Program Consultant
LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections

David Burton
Retired District Attorney
36th Judicial District

Leroy Harvey
Businessman, Activist, Entrepreneur

Anne Shoemaker
Retired
Louisiana State Penitentiary

E. Cole Thornton
Retired, Local Activist
West Feliciana Parish

Austin Daniel
Sheriff
West Feliciana Parish

David Norwood
Retired Artist
The Advocate

Richard Stalder
Retired,
Secretary of LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections

Sue Turner
Philanthropist, Activist for Historic Preservation

Ex-officio Members

Darrel Vannoy
Warden
Louisiana State Penitentiary

Shirley Coody
Assistant Warden
Louisiana State Penitentiary

Brian Gremillion
Administrative Director
Louisiana State Penitentiary