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 is passionate about teaching others about the life and labor of Venerable Bishop Baraga. She and her husband Michael have been married 32 years.  She has three children – Austin, Michaela, and Katelyn. Len’s greatest desire is to “follow in the footsteps” of Bishop Baraga by serving as a witness to others


Meghan Kelly: Administrative Assistant

Meghan is originally from Marquette, MI. She moved to Grand Rapids, MI in 2006 to study Art Education at Grand Valley State University. She spent 11 years in Grand Rapids, teaching art through non-profit organizations and at community centers. Since moving back to Marquette in 2017, Meghan has continued to teach part-time through Liberty Children’s Art Project. In addition, she also worked at the Maritime Museum, the Peter White Public Library, the Marquette Welcome Center, and most recently at the Bishop Baraga Association.

Carley Dole: Marketing Coordinator

Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Carley attended Northern Michigan University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Psychology. Having grown 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 graduated from Menominee High School in 2007. She majored in Electronic Journalism at Northern Michigan University. At school, she met her best friend and husband, Tom. Her family has now grown to include daughter, Natalie, and puppy, Copper.

Piersan Suriano: Baraga Educational Assistant





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.