Warren FinchWarren Finch
Acting Director

Warren Finch was appointed Acting Director of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in June 2017. He divides his time between Boston and Texas where he has been the Director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum since 2004. He has years of experience working with the records of the Bush presidency beginning in 1992 when he was assigned to the Presidential materials transition team and has been with the Bush Library since it opened in 1997. In addition to his work with the Bush Library, Mr. Finch spent two years at the National Archives in Washington, DC in its Office of Presidential Libraries and a year at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Project in California. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Mr. Finch holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Alabama and a master’s degree from Auburn University.

 

James Roth
Deputy Director

James Roth has served as Deputy Director at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum since 2008. He assists the Library Director in planning, directing, and administering all programs and activities of the Library.

Roth oversees the Operations Division; is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the building, including assessing and coordinating technical programs, human resources management, overseeing budgets and facility management issues including security, maintenance, and construction projects; and is responsible for community relations, public outreach, special events, museum visitor services and relations, and retail and merchandising operations.

Roth first joined the Library staff in 2001 as the Ernest Hemingway Curator, and later served as Senior Archivist/Head of Processing and Digitization, overseeing the acquisition of textual collections, the arrangement and description of collections, the Oral History Program, the Digital Initiative Access to a Legacy, and the records management program. He received a B.A. in History from Johnson State College, holds a M.A. in American History from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S.L.S., specializing in Archives, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Library Senior Staff

Karen Adler Abramson
Director of Archives

Karen Adler Abramson directs the work of the Kennedy Library's Archives division, which is comprised of 15 staff members and 8-12 student interns (depending on the semester). The division is charged with acquiring, preserving, arranging and describing, and providing access to primary-source materials in all formats that document the life, political career, and associates of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. 
 
Karen has been a professional archivist for close to 20 years and joined the Kennedy Library staff in 2010. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies from Brandeis University; an M.A. in Social Welfare Policy and Women's Studies from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management (Brandeis University); and an M.S.L.I.S. with a concentration in Archives Management from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Stacey Bredhoff
Museum Curator

Stacey Bredhoff has served as Curator at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum since 2008, where she curated “To the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” a major exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the crisis, as well as several smaller exhibitions and displays, including “Poetry and Power—John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address” (2008), “In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy’s Oral History Interview” (2011), “Moon Shot—JFK and Space Exploration,” (2009), and “Winning West Virginia—JFK’s Primary Campaign” (2010). As Museum Curator, she is responsible for planning, supervising, and executing the programs and activities of the museum.

Before joining the Library, Bredhoff was Senior Curator at the National Archives in Washington, DC, where she developed one of the institution’s signature exhibitions, “The Charters of Freedom: A New World Is at Hand” (2003-2009), which flanked the permanent display of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, as well as  the national  traveling exhibitions “Eyewitness: American Originals from the National Archives” (2006-2008), and “American Originals: Treasures from the National Archives” (2000 – 2003).

Bredhoff earned a B.A. degree from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and a M.A. in Teaching/Museum Education from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Nancy McCoy
Director of Education and Public Programs

The Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for the overall planning and direction of educational and public programs and the supervision of all program staff. The Director develops and implements plans for programs for the general public on a variety of historical, political, and public policy issues, including programs for primary and secondary school groups, conferences, seminars, and workshops for primary and secondary school teachers, and education outreach efforts.