Carin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Executive Director(609) 695-5318
"New Jersey is a densely populated, remarkably diverse state, filled with culture and history. The public humanities help to reveal that richness and to make it accessible, forming from it a beautiful, complex, and multifaceted society. I find it very gratifying to be part of such work; it is both intensely interesting and meaningfully improves communities across the state."
As the Executive Director, Carin works closely with the Board of Trustees in the execution of the Council’s mission and strategic plan and develops strategic partnerships and associations that advance the Council’s goals. She also advocates for the Council on a statewide level and oversees all Council operations, programs, and finances.
Operations Manager(609) 695-4908
“The many histories and cultures which make New Jersey such a singularly unique state can help us better understand ourselves and our present moment. Through our programming and grant funding, NJCH brings to the public opportunities to discuss and connect on our values and beliefs, in the context of our histories and cultures, fostering deeper connection and understanding in our diverse communities.”
Joe handles NJCH administrative and financial responsibilities. He oversees operations for the Council, managing data entry, payment processing, and other administrative tasks.
Program Officer(609) 695-4303
“Our work is essential because it creates opportunities for life-long learning. By providing funding and being a resource to our program partners we help the public examine a multiplicity of histories, values, and beliefs, which helps to foster connection, understanding, and empathy.”
James is responsible for the administration of NJCH programs, including the Public Scholars Project, grants program, and other programming initiatives. He assists in program development and evaluation and convenes program partners and scholars to facilitate the design, delivery, and funding of programs.
Director of Programs(609) 695-4409
“Grant programs specifically are one of the ways we diversify the humanities programs around the state. If we were the only ones developing humanities programming, we would limit creativity and thoughtfulness.”
Gigi is responsible for strategic direction, oversight, and administration of NJCH’s grant program. She leads NJCH program evaluation and contributes to overall program direction as well as supervises special program initiatives.
Director of Communications and Development(609) 695-5371
“We all benefit from community members having the opportunity to explore and reflect on the human condition and what binds us. The programming that NJCH provides statewide encourages the pursuit of a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. That’s so powerful.”
Angela implements communications and messaging strategies, always with NJCH partnerships in mind, to build awareness of public humanities throughout the state. Also, she oversees the development and fundraising efforts, which includes the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors.