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2023 Governor's appointed board members

Welcoming three new Governor’s Appointees to our Board!

Three New Members Appointed by Governor Evers

We are excited to welcome new board members to Wisconsin Humanities: (pictured above left to right) N'Jameh Russell-Camara, Kate Rericha, and Carrie Van Hallgren.

As an independent non-profit dedicated to building connections and understanding through educational and cultural programs for people of all backgrounds and beliefs, we are grateful to have the expertise and leadership of people who know and care about Wisconsin. Our board members offer diverse perspectives and hail from all over the state. Get to know our full board here.


New Members:


N'Jameh Russell-Camara

N'Jameh Russell-Camara is an Educator and Performing Artist and the former Education and Engagement Director of Programs at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She has done work for the National Endowment for the Arts and is the Founder of the Pandemic Pregnancy Project, a national collection of pandemic pregnancy interviews turned into monologues that are now archived with The Library of Congress. She is of Filipina and Gambian ancestry and received her MFA from the University of California - San Diego. She has taught at UW-Madison and UCSD, and her recent acting credits include audio works published by Penguin Random House and Harper Collins, as well as many theatric performances, including with the National Broadway Tour of The Color Purple. She lives in Milwaukee.

Kate Rericha

Kate Rericha is Senior Grants and Development Manager at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor. An arts educator with teaching experience in a variety of environments, Kate has served her local and state communities through leadership positions on the boards of Create Wisconsin, Egg Harbor Business Association, and Help of Door County, and has been a grant review panelist at the state level. She lives in Sturgeon Bay.

Carrie Van Hallgren

Carrie Van Hallgren is Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Operations of the College of Liberal Arts and Education at UW-Platteville. Prior to coming to UW-Platteville, Carrie served as Managing Director at American Players Theatre for eight seasons. As a non-profit theater leader, she has worked with Milwaukee Shakespeare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Her higher education experience includes producing and teaching theater at Davidson College, University of Minnesota, and UW- Madison.  Born and raised in Platteville, she currently resides in Spring Green with her family.


Learn more about our Board

Wisconsin Humanities' 25 volunteer board members represent communities all over the state. Approximately half of our board membership is drawn from the academic community and half from the community at large. New members are ordinarily elected to three-year terms at our February meeting, and assume office in June. Six members are appointed by the Governor.

Check out our current board and find a nomination form  ➞

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