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  • 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
    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
    Director of Grants

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

    George serves as Indiana Humanities’ director of grants, helping to connect organizations across Indiana with funding for public humanities programs such as workshops, lectures, exhibits and reading programs.

  • Leah Nahmias
    Director of Programs and Community Engagement

    A prodigal Hoosier who likes to get people talking about important ideas.

    In her role as director of programs and community engagement, Leah plans a broad array of programming, including events tied to the current Quantum Leap theme.

  • Greg Weaver
    Director of Communications

    A 7th-generation Hoosier and former newspaperman with a passion for the humanities.

    Greg manages the Indiana Humanities brand, oversees the communications team and develops communications strategy.

  • Bronwen Carlisle
    Novel Conversations

    An enthusiastic learner who enjoys reading, writing, talking and organizing.

    Bronwen manages patron communications, book shipments and the speakers program for Novel Conversations, our statewide lending library.


  • 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
    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
    Multimedia Manager

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

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


  • Megan Telligman
    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.

  • Kristen Gandenberger
    Communication Coordinator

    An inquisitive communicator who loves to connect and promote Hoosier readers and writers.

    Kristen stewards the Indiana Humanities brand through written and visual communications.

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