Carin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Executive Director609 695 4838 X229
"The humanities allow us to see beyond ourselves and to connect with the experiences of others. It is those connections that help to constitute a society—a set of people who can identify shared conversations, histories, values, cultures, and futures. The work we do here is of value because it not only facilitates those humanities-based connections with other people’s experiences, but it helps to make sure that they reach all the corners of the state and embrace all of New Jersey’s residents."
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.
Fiscal Officer609 695 4838 x231
“Accounting is the conscience of all businesses. Nonprofit organizations should have a system of accountability to ensure that the funds are used to carry out an organization’s mission.”
Anamika handles NJCH Accounting and HR responsibilities. She conducts ad-hoc projects to improve the efficiency of Accounting and Human Resources functions at NJCH.
Program Officer609 695 4838 x221
“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 Grants and Programs609 695 4838 x223
“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 Development and Communications609 695 4838 x230
“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 oversees the development and fundraising efforts, which includes the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, and foundation donors. She implements communications and messaging strategies, always with NJCH partnerships in mind, to build awareness of public humanities throughout the state.