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
Circuit Court of Baltimore City
Baltimore

Elizabeth Cannon, Vice Chair
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Frederick

Dr. Silvia Golombek, Secretary
Childhood and Youth Education 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
  • “For the second year, my students are demonstrating an enthusiasm and effort that surpasses what they usually display. I know this is due to the wonderful opportunity you provide – a chance to write to their favorite author. Authentic communication truly inspires my students! … I am confident that this will become a significant memory in my students’ sixth grade experience. How wonderful that it should promote the beauty and the strength of the written word.”

    Letters About Literature teacher
  • “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
  • “It provided an opportunity for my child to learn through experiential opportunities. He had interviews and tours that were relevant to his topic that helped the history come alive and create unforgettable memories.”

    Maryland History Day 2015 Parent
  • “The project definitely raised the visibility of our organization in western Maryland. Spruce Forest Artisan Village has become a fixture in Garrett County, but it does become taken for granted. This project gave local residents a new reason to make the effort to make a return visit to the Village. Moreover, the programs hosted by the adjacent Penn Alps Restaurant helped us in reaching a new audience.”

    ​Kara Rogers Thomas ~ Frostburg State University faculty, and Board Member at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Grantsville, MD, Host Site, Museum on Main Street
  • “[I liked] witnessing three leaders in American thought discuss important issues in illuminating ways.”

    Pulitzer 100 event attendee
  • “Lifelong learning is continuing to read, listen, learn, share ideas, discuss, and be enlightened by the great ideas and events of the human experience during the course of an entire life.”

    ​Maryland Humanities survey participant
  • “[One Maryland One Book] is wonderful; enlightening, explorative, innovative, [and] educational.”

    One Maryland One Book 2016 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
  • “It was wonderful for us to be able to facilitate this occurrence for it demonstrated to key community stakeholders the power of our museum as an anchor in an old town that is working to draw people downtown and it demonstrated the value of working together on large initiatives.”

    ​Michael Dixon ~ The Historical Society of Cecil County, Elkton, MD, Host Site, Museum on Main Street
  • Humanities help everyone learn about common and universal themes from diverse groups of people. They can help build peace and understanding in the world.

    ​Maryland Humanities survey participant
  • “The OMOB 2014 selection seemed to touch the hearts of so many teachers and students. Everyone who read the story was in awe of the struggles, the will to survive, and then the motivation to write the memoir. The Distance Between Us created such an impact on each reader that s/he handed the book to someone with the request, “you must read this story!” Plus, the selection was inter-disciplinary and ‘captured’ students in all grade and academic levels. Renya Grande captivated the readers who, “couldn’t put the book down.” It is one of the best selections. Thank you!!”

    ​One Maryland One Book 2014 teacher
  • “I am far more aware of making sure my patients and their families have true informed consent. A misunderstanding of consent can have a huge negative impact on several generations. I never would have realized this without Literature & Medicine.”

    ​Literature & Medicine participant
  • “Funding from the Maryland Humanities to distribute our first publication allowed Wide Angle Youth Media to expand our reach and share youth voice in a way we have never done before. With your support, this project has not only been successful in programmatic outcomes, but has inspired and empowered young people, giving them the platform to become published artists and share their voices in our city and beyond.”

    Wide Angle Youth Media, Humanities Fund for Baltimore grantee, Baltimore City
  • “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
  • “We were very proud to have been chosen to partner with the Maryland Humanities on this exhibit project. Small museums, such as ours…are generally not able to field programs of this scope. Maryland Humanities has truly given us an opportunity to bring a nationally recognized program to the City of Bowie and Prince Georges County and have made it easy to reach and stretch and accomplish something that we’ve never done before on this level in our small museum system. The support of Maryland Humanities both financially and professionally is invaluable to us.”

    Pam Williams ~ Belair Manison, City of Bowie Museums, Bowie, MD, Host Site, Museum on Main Street​
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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
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