Maryland Humanities Welcomes New Team Members

July 2, 2020

Fiscal Officer and Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Assistant Join the Staff

(Baltimore, MD) – Humanities welcomes Courtney J. Barbour as the new Fiscal Officer and Grace Woodward as the new Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Assistant. Barbour’s predecessor, Jim Kitterman, will soon retire after thirteen years with the organization. Lia Atanat, previously in Woodward’s position, has been promoted to Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Coordinator.

Courtney J. Barbour

Courtney J. Barbour, Fiscal Officer, is completing her Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at The University of Maryland and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Allegheny College in PA. Her introduction to financial work was at a local church following graduation. From there, she worked in Accounting and Finance at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. Her work consisted of budget management, policy creation, grant regulations, HR tasks, audit preparation, financial reporting, and more. Courtney also founded her neighborhood community association and runs a professional photography company.

Grace Woodward

Grace Woodward, Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Assistant, received her M.A. in Public History from Northeastern University, where she also received her B.A in History with minors in Art History and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Woodward has been working as the COVID-19 Digital Archive’s Project Manager of the Cultural Heritage Collection. Previously, she interned at The National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Archives. She is a native Marylander who has volunteered at the Sandy Spring Museum.

 “We are very pleased to bring both Courtney and Grace on board,” says Aaron Heinsman, Acting Executive Director. “We know their unique skills and interests, commitment to enhancing communities, and embrace of the humanities make them a great fit for Maryland Humanities.”

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