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Our Staff

Michele Anstine

Executive Director

 Michele Anstine holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Delaware . A native Delawarean, she began her career as Education Coordinator at the Read House and Gardens and later became Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society. She serves on the boards of The Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places and the Delaware Museum Association.

Ciera H. Fisher

Deputy Director & Senior Program Officer

Ciera FisherCiera Fisher comes to Delaware Humanities from the museum world. At DH Ciera works with programs including Literature and Medicine, the Annual Lecture, and special initiatives such as DEstination: Space. As a newcomer to Delaware, she has enjoyed learning more about the First State’s history and culture.

Erin Samarasinghe

Grant Officer

Erin Samarasinghe is pleased to join the DH staff as the Grant Officer, after years spent working in the museum sector. A passionate arts and humanities advocate and educator, Erin is excited to play a hands-on role with the grant-making process; from inception to implementation, and finally evaluation.

Bob Bercaw

Fiscal Officer

Bob Bercaw has been with Delaware Humanities as the Fiscal Officer for over five years. He has extensive experience working with other non-profits as both an accountant and as a consultant. He received a degree in Fine Arts from St. Andrews University in North Carolina, and spent many years working in the field of education, teaching English as a Second Language, administering International Student Exchange programs, and as a college registrar. He then received training as an accountant and tax-preparer and has been working in this field for over 25 years.

Lisa G. Dill

Communications Officer

Lisa G. Dill joined Delaware Humanities in 2016. She has been a professional writer and adjunct professor throughout the Delaware Valley for more than ten years, currently teaches writing and environmental humanities at the University of Delaware, and is working on a book about the Missouri River.


Amara Galileo

Administrative and Program Assistant

Amara Galileo is a recent University of Delaware graduate with a background in anthropology and a love for the humanities. She is excited to work with a team which shares her passions, and looks forward to providing support for local organizations to enable their visions to come to life. She is an active member of the Delaware Africa Coalition and plans to pursue a graduate degree in International Relations and African foreign policy.  Amara runs the Speakers program, the Lending Library, and is the office administrator.


May 25, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
Frederica, Delaware
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May 25, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
Frederica, Delaware
May 26, 2019 10:00 am
@Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
Frederica, Delaware
May 26, 2019 12:00 pm
@Village of Fork Branch
Dover, Delaware
May 27, 2019 10:00 am
@Greater Harrington Historical Society
Harrington, Delaware


  • DEstination: Space Short Story and Art Contest Announced

    March 5, 2019

    Want to meet an astronaut? Students currently in grades 5-12 are invited to submit a short story or art to the DEstination: Space contest. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight.


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