Seven New Members Join Delaware Humanities’ Board of Directors, Including Four Governor Appointees

July 6, 2022

Delaware Humanities is excited to welcome its latest members to the Board of Directors. This past June, seven Delawareans joined our Board for their first terms. Of those seven, four have been appointed by Governor John Carney and will serve with us until June 2025.

Governor Appointees

Ruthi Adams Joseph is a Bridgeville native with a family history of public service. Her career was in social services, and she is now retired, residing in Millsboro. She serves on both the Delaware State Fair and Delaware Agricultural Museum boards.

Harry Brake is a Woodbridge High School Library Media Specialist, Cross Country Coach, and student in Florida State University’s Master of Information Science program. He will serve as the incoming Delaware Association of School Librarians President and is a blogger and freelance writer for With 14 years as an English Educator and 11 years as a certified librarian, he continues to serve as a student/educator liaison for project-based learning.

Devon Filicicchia is lead interpreter at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes for the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. She earned her BA in Art History from the University of Delaware and has also worked at the Milton Historical Society. She resides in Kent County.

Heidi Nasstrom Evans earned her PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches with the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and is a senior associate of research and development at Horizon Philanthropic Services in Lewes. She previously worked as the curator of the Milton Historical Society. She lives in Rehoboth with her family.

New Board Members

Greg Campbell is an assistant professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and serves as deputy executive director of the Community College Humanities Association. He earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature and resides in Wilmington.

Iva Hairston is a program manager at Barclay’s. Her professional experience includes information technology, project management, and management consulting, and she possesses a degree in Business Administration.

Sara Jatcko serves as the senior specialist in grants operations for the Global Community Impact team at DuPont Specialty Products Company. She has worked in the field of philanthropy for over ten years following earning her Master’s degree in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

These new members join seventeen other Board of Directors members, including two previous Governor appointees, from all three counties. The Board of Directors provides strategic and fiscal leadership for Delaware Humanities. Members serve a three-year term, renewable once. Those interested in serving as Board Members should contact the Executive Director, Michele Anstine.