Our team is working together to build an Indiana where the humanities belong to everyone, where action is rooted in insight and where community grows from conversation. Our board and staff is committed to fulfilling our mission and exhibiting our values of inclusivity, curiosity, community, creativity and partnership.

Meet Our Staff

Keira Amstutz

Keira Amstutz

President and CEO

The former public servant who bridges communities, cultures & creatives to bring the public humanities to life.

A lawyer with experience in public policy and fund development, Keira is passionate about developing creative humanities programming that encourages Hoosiers to think, read, talk and connect.

Kristen Fuhs Wells

Kristen Fuhs Wells

Vice President

A communicator who thrives on listening.

Kristen oversees development and communications strategies for the organization, which includes donor relations, media relations, web, social media, and more.

George Hanlin

George Hanlin

Director of Grants

A civic booster who loves to help others tell the story of our state.

George helps to connect organizations across Indiana with funding for public humanities programs such as exhibitions, presentations, workshops and reading/discussion programs.

Megan Telligman

Megan Telligman

Senior Program Manager

An avid reader who believes in the power of texts to strengthen community.

Megan manages a broad array of programming, from speakers bureaus to statewide reads to museum exhibits.

Bronwen Carlisle

Bronwen Carlisle

Programs and Special Projects Manager

An enthusiastic learner who enjoys reading, writing, conversing and connecting.

Bronwen supports a variety of our literary programs, including Novel Conversations and the Indiana Authors Awards.

Beth Kloote

Beth Kloote

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

A fundraiser by profession and a self-proclaimed philanthropy nerd.

Beth serves as office manager, assisting the team with vendor relationships, scheduling meetings and grants management.

Claire Mauschbaugh

Claire Mauschbaugh

Events and Communications Associate

A naturalized Hoosier who is passionate about facilitating meaningful conversations in fun and unique environments. 

Claire organizes logistics and event details for a wide range of programs. She also assists in the promotion of our programs through social media.

Tom Streit

Tom Streit

Creative Technologist

A creative macgyver with a passion for traditional and digital storytelling.

Tom oversees the organization’s presence online and creates graphics, shoots photography and directs the video strategy.

About the Board

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and business and community leaders. Six of the members are nominated by the board of directors and appointed by the governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

Meet the Board

CHAIR
Doran Moreland, senior consultant, KSM Consulting (Indianapolis)

CHAIR ELECT
Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications, Visit Indy (Indianapolis)

SECRETARY
Marisol Gouveia, director of membership and engagement, Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis)

TREASURER
Mark Maassel, retired president, Indiana Energy Association (Valparaiso)

PRESIDENT AND CEO
Keira Amstutz, president and CEO, Indiana Humanities (Indianapolis)

Edward P. Dallis-Comentale, Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities and Professor of English, Indiana University (Bloomington)

Rayvon Fouché, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University (Carmel)

Edward Frantz, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis)

Katie Glick, Vice President of Engagement, Bar Communications (Columbus)

Terri Jett, Professor of Political Science, Faculty Director of the Butler University Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement, and Senior Advisor to the President, Butler University (Indianapolis)

Suzanne Light, retired CEO, Kosciusko County Community Foundation (Warsaw)

Jim Macdonald III, Managing Director and Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank (Indianapolis)

Chad Priest, CEO, American Red Cross, Indiana Region (Indianapolis)

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (Carmel)

Cheryl Taylor, retired President/CEO, Foellinger Foundation (Fort Wayne)

Adam D. Thies, Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University (Bloomington)

Tiffany Tolbert, Associate Director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, National Trust for Historic Preservation (Hobart)

Rep. Jerry Torr, State Representative for House District 39 and National Account Manager, Near North Title Group (Carmel)