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
Ciera Fisher comes to Delaware Humanities from the museum world. At DH Ciera works with programs including Literature and Medicine, Speakers Bureau and Visiting Scholars, and the Annual Lecture. As a newcomer to Delaware, she has enjoyed learning more about the First State’s history and culture.
Erin O’Brien 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 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
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.
Delaware Humanities Council introduces New Executive Director Michele AnstineJune 18, 2018
Michele Anstine, most recently the Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society, brings twenty years of experience working in the humanities in Delaware. While at the George Read II House & Gardens, she held various leadership roles, raising nearly $2 million in funds to preserve and enhance one of the premiere Federalist homes and museum collections in the United States. She was a critical part of the successful campaign to designate the property as a National Historic Landmark. A native of southern Kent County, Ms. Anstine holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.