NJCH Welcomes New Staff Members

Jason E. Allen joins as the Director of Community Engagement and Gigi Naglak is the Director of Grants and Programs.

Following a period of intensive research and reflection, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities announces an ambitious strategic plan. The plan recommits the Council to public impact and encourages innovation. Primary among NJCH’s objectives is prioritizing audiences who have been traditionally disadvantaged in their access to the humanities and working to bridge social divides.

In support of the plan’s implementation, NJCH welcomes two new staff members.  Jason E. Allen is NJCH’s Director of Community Engagement.  Drawing on his experience working with African American, Latino, and Millennial audiences in South Jersey and Philadelphia, Jason will lead NJCH’s efforts to reach new and underserved humanities audiences.

Also joining NJCH is Gigi Naglak, Director of Grants and Programs. Gigi begins her work at NJCH by updating the Council’s longstanding grant program, a task to which she brings the perspective of a seasoned grant applicant, former grants evaluator, and award-winning museum educator.

“Gigi and Jason are creative professionals, dedicated to innovation and community engagement,” said Executive Director Briann Greenfield. “We welcome them at this important moment in NJCH’s history and know that they will be a tremendous resource to the people of New Jersey.”

To learn more, visit http://njch.org/

From: H-New Jersey