Our Staff & Board

Meet the dynamic group of people responsible for championing the humanities throughout Maryland!

Maryland Humanities staff

Our Staff

Kathleen M. Curtin
Institutional Giving Manager
(410) 685-1653
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Judy D. Dobbs
Program Officer
Chautauqua & Maryland History Day
(410) 685-4185
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Marilyn Hatza
Program Officer
Grants & Strategic Partnerships
(410) 685-4187

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Aaron Heinsman
Director of Development
(410) 685-4183
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Susie Hinz
Development & Communications Assistant
(410) 246-9415
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Courtney C. Hobson
Program Assistant
Chautauqua & Maryland History Day
(410) 685-0452
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Jim Kitterman
Fiscal Officer
(410) 685-4182
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Grace Leatherman
Maryland History Day Outreach Coordinator
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Andrea Lewis
Program Officer
Maryland Center for the Book
(410) 685-6161
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Susan Millard
Office Manager
(410) 685-4184
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Ann Morgan
Maryland History Day Outreach Assistant
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Phoebe Stein
Executive Director
(410) 685-0095
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Jessica Wichmann
Communications Officer
(410) 685-4186
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Theresa Worden
Program Coordinator
Grants & Museum on Main Street
(410) 685-0303
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MHC Board Members

Our Board

The Honorable Stephen J. Sfekas, Chair
Retired, Circuit Court of Baltimore City
Baltimore

Elizabeth Cannon, Vice Chair
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Frederick

Dr. Silvia Golombek, Secretary
Sociologist and Independent Consultant
Lutherville

Cynthia Raposo, Treasurer
Silver Spring

The Honorable Ronald Lesher, Jr.*,
Government Liaison

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Easton

Allyson Black
BGE
Odenton

Barbara Clapp
Barb Clapp Communications
Baltimore

Jim Cornelsen
Old Line Bancshares, Inc. and Old Line Bank
La Plata

Elizabeth Cromwell
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Frederick

Rhonda Dallas*
Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
Oxon Hill

Albert Feldstein
Public Historian
LaVale

Dr. Mary Kay Finan
Cumberland

Dr. Michael S. Glaser
St. Mary’s City

Mary Hastler*
Harford County Public Library
Bel Air

Lisa Jablonover
Clarksville

Tiffany McGhee
Momentum Advisors
Owings Mills

Sally Miller
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, MD/DC
Cumberland

Dr. Adrianne Noe
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring

Dr. Maarten L. Pereboom
Salisbury University
Salisbury

Thomas B. Riford
Homewood Retirement Centers
and Homewood Foundation
Williamsport

Dr. Nancy Rogers
Dickerson

Keith Stone
Brown Advisory
Baltimore

Dr. Lindsay Thompson
Johns Hopkins University
Carey Business School
Baltimore

David W. Wise
Pharos Biologicals, LLC
Baltimore

Dr. Joseph Wood
University of Baltimore
Baltimore

*Gubernatorial appointee
  • “By using a variety of sources, I was able to get angles on my topic that I wasn’t able to before. Also, I learned so much about a topic near and dear to my heart that will enrich my learning later in life.”

    Maryland History Day 2015 Student
  • “Talking with students also helps those of us who have said little about our combat experiences because, in a sense, we feel guilty about why others died and not us/me? So, to be able to talk about it helps the veterans. The opportunity you provided to both students and veterans is wonderful and I do hope that our messages are meaningful to students.”

    ​Standing Together: Veterans Oral History Project, veteran participant
  • I just wanted to tell you, I really enjoyed the visit…Your students were wonderful and the questions were fair and good. I enjoyed the experience and hope it will helpful to your classroom experience…I like it when students ask questions on things they may have wondered about. Again it was a wonderful experience with your students and a great project for them. To see and talk to real Vietnam vets is important to get real stories…it is a really worthwhile experience for the students “as well” as us Vietnam vets.

    Standing Together: Veterans Oral History Project, veteran participant
  • “Again it was a wonderful experience with your students and a great project for them. To see and talk to real Vietnam vets is important to get real stories. You have a lot of work to do but it is a really worthwhile experience for the students “as well” as us Vietnam vets.”

    ​Standing Together: Veterans Oral History Project, veteran participant
  • “I work in billing. I think the program has helped me to see that people come from all walks of life and the responses they have to problems with all aspects of health care are influenced by that. I am more willing to listen to them.”

    ​Literature & Medicine participant
  • “I feel more connected to history.”

    ​Standing Together: Veterans Oral History Project, student participant
  • “The book selections offer an opportunity to read a book that is informative and engaging. It enhances our view of the world and the individuals within it. We sincerely look forward to the OMOB selections and materials each year. It is a topic of excitement and discussion among students and staff. Truly and wonderfully.”

    ​One Maryland One Book teacher
  • “The topic, readings and discussions have encouraged me to consider other ways of interacting with patients and families in the context of culture, lifestyle and economics.”

    ​Literature & Medicine participant
  • “Last year was the first time our school participated in the program and one of our students was selected! She was thrilled to be recognized and has been an inspiration to other students. I am so thankful for all the support provided by Maryland Humanities. They reach out and are incredibly helpful and willing to provide resources and opportunities. We appreciate the genuine interest they have in our students!”

    Letters About Literature teacher
  • “I feel very proud and happy that I did this, it motivates me to learn more about history. My opinion of history has changed. It made me more motivated to learn about history and it seems much more interesting now.”

    ​Standing Together: Veterans Oral History Project, student participant
  • “Humanities are the core of everything. You cannot be a good scientist or computer programmer, if you cannot communicate clearly with others and understand others. Humanities studies and scholarships are the essential element in learning how to relate to each other AND how to better communicate with one another.”

    ​Maryland Humanities survey participant
  • “For most of my 10th grade students, this was the first book they have read from cover to cover.”

    One Maryland One Book 2016 teacher
  • “It is difficult to properly express our gratitude to Maryland Humanities for the help and support that we received through the grant-making process and through the project…The support of (Maryland Humanities) was not in funding alone. By including a spot about the initiative in (their) Humanities Connection program on WYPR, Maryland Humanities did much to help promote our initiative and alert the general public about the program that we were running in the early months of the fall.”

    Dr. Kimberly Coles ~ Chair, Education and Citizenship Project Committee, University of Maryland College Park
  • “[My favorite part of the tour was] visiting the Peabody Library and getting a few minutes with the librarian there who showed us a few interesting books from their collection.”

    Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour Participant
  • “Being a part of the group provided me with a safe area to revisit my thoughts and feelings on my experience during the war.”

    Veterans Book Group participant
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Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
Maryland Humanities
108 West Centre Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4565
(410) 685-0095
(410) 685-0795 fax
info@mdhumanities.org
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