New Hampshire Humanities Council
Connecting People with Ideas

Join our mailing list
Give to the NHHC

About Us
Employment Opportunities






Board and Staff

New Hampshire Humanities Council Board of Directors
Robin O. Kenney, Chair
Daniel M. Nelson, Vice Chair
Dartmouth College
Martha McLeod, Treasurer
MMcLeod Consulting
Bob Odell, Secretary
New London
Stephen P. Barba
Plymouth State University
Daniel Thomas Moran
Jane Christie
James Morris
Orr & Reno, P.A.
Stephen Christy
Mascoma Savings Bank
Rusty J. Mosca
Nathan Wechsler & Company, PA
Jada Keye Hebra
St. Paul's School
Ellen Scarponi
Fairpoint Communications
Patricia Hicks
UNH, Manchester
Evan A. Smith
Jamison Hoff
David Watters
University of New Hampshire
Lourdes N. Jimenez
Saint Anselm College
Daniel E. Will
Devine Millimet
Kristina Lucas
NHTI - Concord's Community College

Susan DeBevoise Wright
Inez McDermott
New England College

Ken Burns
Director Emeritus


New Hampshire Humanities Council Staff
Deborah Watrous
Executive Director


Susan Bartlett
Connections Program
Jessica Eshleman
Development Director
Sue Butman
Office Manager
Susan Hatem
Associate Director
Anne Coughlin
Marketing Director
Mary Anne LaBrie
Finance Officer


Lynn Douillette
Development Officer
Kathy Mathis
Program Director
T.J. Dumansky
Humanities to Go Program Coordinator
Rachel Morin
Office Assistant

An addition and changes to Humanities Council staff

The Humanities Council has hired a new Humanities to Go Program Coordinator and promoted other staff members to support the increased programming and growth that are part of our 40th anniversary celebrations.

The Humanities Council is pleased to welcome T.J. Dumansky to our staff in the part-time position of Humanities to Go Program Coordinator. T.J. holds an MA in Communication and an MA in Religious Studies, and is on her way to completing a PhD from Yale
University in Religious Studies. Along this academic journey she has worked as a teacher, editor, tennis instructor, and event coordinator. T.J. most recently worked as a Fellow at Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning, creating and leading programs training new college teachers. As a Fellow, she focused on researching best practices for teaching in the humanities and acted as a consultant for new teachers looking to improve their presentation and facilitation skills. She is looking forward to directing Humanities to Go, our 100-person speakers bureau presenting 450 programs a year.

"I am excited to join the NHHC team, and to support a program that offers such diverse intellectual and cultural goods to New Hampshire," said T.J. "I am eager to connect with the hosts and participants of Humanities to Go, and to explore ways that the NHHC can continue to grow this fabulous program."

T.J.'s new role as coordinator of our Humanities to Go program allows Community Grants Director Susan Hatem to become Associate Director. Susan will continue to coordinate our Community Project Grants while she assumes new administrative duties. Susan joined the Humanities Council staff in 2010.

Lynn Douillette has been promoted to Development Officer and will oversee our Annual Fund drive. Lynn has been with the Humanities Council for seven years and previously served as Development Assistant.

Rachel Morin has joined the staff as part-time Office Assistant. Rachel began working at NHHC as a temporary data entry clerk in 2014. She resides in Concord with her husband, three children, two dogs, two rats, one lizard, and one very belligerent pot-bellied pig. She enjoys working around the yard, traveling and reading.


117 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603)224-4071 FAX (603) 224-4072

About Us  Programs  Humanities To Go  Calendar of Events  Education  
Apply for a Grant
Contact us