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.

Mary Shusta

Baraga Educational Center & Museum Assistant

Mary Shusta is the new Baraga Educational Center & Museum Assistant at the BBA and BECM. Mary relocated back to her home state of Michigan in 2020 after spending many years in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she grew up following Bishop Baraga’s life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling. She is excited for the opportunity to support and promote the cause of Bishop Baraga.

Annie Gillum


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. 


Marketing Coordinator

Carley has worked along the BBA staff since 2019, handling all print, digital and other educational material.