Christine Dunham Joins Board of Directors

April 4, 2024
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Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to welcome Christine Dunham as our newest member of the Board of Directors. She brings both Preservation and Conservation experience to our Board. We share a bio of Ms. Dunham here: “Christine is excited to join the board after serving for many years as the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) representative on the Coordinating Council.  As the program manager for the SERC Directorate, she works with the Director, Smithsonian Administration, the board, and various partners, and coordinates special projects, among many other duties.  She was the exhibit curator for SERC’s new exhibit in the recently rehabilitated Woodlawn History Center, the oldest building in the Smithsonian’s collection, still in the original location.  Previously, she was a management and program analyst with the National Historical Records and Publication Commission, the grant-making arm of the National Archives, and a Senior Program Officer at the Chesapeake Bay Trust where she managed  multiple grant programs.  She was also an environmental management fellow focused on land use and smart growth at the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, and worked for a national pollical organization in Washington, D.C. Christine has a Masters in Historic Preservation and a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, where she also studied at the ancestral home of the Calvert family at UMD’s Study center in Yorkshire, UK; and undergraduate degrees in history and political science from Penn State University.” Welcome, Christine!

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