• Erika Harms
    Executive Director
    Erika Harms
    Executive Director

    Ms Harms comes to the German-American Heritage Foundation with over 14 years of experience of Associations and non-for-profit organizations. She was the founding CEO of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council a global organization that included members like Hilton, TUI, Melia, amongst its 160 members. Prior to that she managed the Sustainability Division of the United Nations. Ms Harms also served as Consul General and Deputy Chief of Mission to the White House of the Embassy of Costa Rica. She has ample experience in fundraising and membership management. A German-Costarrican,  Ms. Harms has lived 17 years in Washington, DC and has two children.

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  • Christine Yang
    Administrative Director
    Christine Yang
    Administrative Director

    As a native of Austria, Mrs. Yang joined the organization in 2011 as an Accountant and Administrative Assistant. With 20 years of experience in this field, she is responsible for managing all administrative functions in the day-to-day operations, maintaining the financial records, and handling Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable in Quickbooks.

    Mrs. Yang is married and has two grown children.

  • Carl Anderson
    Assistant Manager
    Carl Anderson
    Assistant Manager

    Carl Anderson, Assistant Manager, received his B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages from James Madison University.

  • Michael Heinen
    Director of Operations
    Michael Heinen
    Director of Operations

    Michael comes to the German American Heritage Foundation after spending 15 years in the financial services industry, having worked for Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan in New York as well as Lloyds Banking Group in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 with a degree in Foreign Service and currently lives in Rockville, MD with his wife Caroline and 3 year old daughter.

  • Angela Kostelyk
    Intern
    Angela Kostelyk
    Intern

    Angela Kostelyk is a senior, majoring in German and Political Science, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is working at the German American Heritage Museum as an administrative intern for the 2017 spring semester.

  • Julia Dutkiewicz
    Intern
    Julia Dutkiewicz
    Intern

    Julia is a sophomore at Georgetown University majoring in International Business and Marketing. She is working at the German-American Heritage Museum as a business intern for the Spring semester.