Bishop Baraga Association Staff

Lenora McKeen: Executive Director

Lenora (Len) McKeen is the Executive Director of the Bishop Baraga Association. Len joined the team in 2012 as the Associate Director. She continued working with Rev. Benedetto Paris until 2016, at which time she was named as the Executive Director.  Len’s greatest desire is to “follow in the footsteps” of Bishop Baraga by serving as a witness to others.


Meghan Soucy: Administrative Assistant

Meghan is originally from Marquette, MI. She moved to Grand Rapids, MI to study Art Education at Grand Valley State University. She spent 11 years in Grand Rapids, teaching art through non-profit organizations. Since moving back to Marquette in 2017, Meghan has continued to teach part-time and also works at the Maritime Museum.


Carley Dole: Marketing Coordinator

Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Carley grew up learning about Bishop Baraga, Carley was elated to work alongside the Bishop Baraga Association. As the marketing coordinator, she enjoys working to convey the missions of the BBA and connecting with the community.


Cassie LaTourneau: Volunteer Coordinator

Cassie LaTourneau is the Volunteer Coordinator to the Bishop Baraga Association. Cassie grew up in Menominee, MI and majored in Electronic Journalism at Northern Michigan University. At school, she met her husband,Tom. Her family has now grown to include daughter, Natalie and dog, Copper.

Piersan Suriano: Baraga Educational Assistant

Piersan is a Marquette Native and NMU Graduate who works as the BBA’s Baraga Educational Assistant. You can find her digitizating Baraga Archives, curating new exhibits for the BEC & Museum as well as taking on events and other projects head on for the Association. 


Annie Gillum: Caretaker

Annie started working with the Bishop Baraga Association in November of 2018 and works as its caretaker. Annie is a Marquette resident and enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. Outside of work, her hobbies are shopping and sewing.