Our Team

Norm Conard

Norm Conard

Executive Director
An award-winning educator for over 30 years, 1992 Milken Educator Norm Conard has served as the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Executive Director since its opening in 2007.
Megan-Felt- Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Program Director

Megan Felt

Program Director
Megan Felt has been with the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes since inception as one of the founders of the Life in a Jar (Irena Sendler) project.
Sonia Lowman

Sonia Lowman

Director of Communications
With a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, Sonia Lowman has managed communications, marketing and policy analysis initiatives for various international organizations.

Dr. Jane Foley

Senior Advisor
Dr. Jane Foley was a teacher and principal for 24 years and today serves as Senior Vice President for the Milken Educator Awards, overseeing the selection and notification of Milken Educators.

Jessica Schenkel

Administrative Specialist
The Vice President of the Southeast Kansas Tourism Region in addition to LMC's Administrative Specialist, Jessica implements special events and assists in office management.

Marzanna Pogorzelska

LMC Europe Coordinator
Marzanna Pogorzelska has been an extraordinary teacher for almost two decades utilizing project-based learning in the classroom and was a 2013 Lowell Milken Center Fellow.
Shannon Garrison

Shannon Garrison

Fellowship Coordinator
A 2010 Lowell Milken Center Fellow, Shannon Garrison is a fourth grade teacher at Solano Avenue Elementary school in Los Angeles.

Kim Thomas

Curriculum Specialist
A retired elementary school teacher, Kim Thomas works on curriculum and intellectual property for the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.

Cathy Werling

Writing Specialist
Cathy Werling earned her Master of Education degree from Pittsburg State University and recently retired after 35 years as an elementary teacher in the Fort Scott schools.
Letha-Johnson

Letha Johnson

Project Topic Developer
With a bachelor's in American History, a master's in Library Science and a master's in American History, Letha Johnson is Assistant University Archivist at the University of Kansas.

Brianna Lee

Funding Officer
Brianna works in many areas at the Center and is earning her Master's Degree in 18th Century American History.

Kaitlyn Doherty

Administrative Assistant/Docent
With a background in community relations, Kaitlyn Doherty believes in furthering the education of local students through the development of Unsung Hero projects.

Addison Brown

Administrative Assistant/Docent
Leading tours and connecting with teachers, students, and other visitors is a rewarding experience that Addison Brown engages in daily.

Bianca Samuel

Administrative Assistant/Docent
Bianca is in International Studies at Pittsburg State University and excited about telling the stories of Unsung Heroes in history.