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Katja Sipple, MA, MIS

Executive Director

Katja Sipple comes to the German-American Heritage Foundation with more than 15 years of experience in non-profit organizations. After her undergraduate studies in Virginia, she pursued a master’s degree in political science at the Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, where she also began her career as a journalist for a daily newspaper.

After returning to the United States, Ms. Sipple was responsible for media relations at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. before moving to Seattle, Wash. where she was director of media relations for the University of Washington School of Law. In 2005, she moved back to the East Coast, and established an outreach and development program at the German School Washington, DC while simultaneously pursuing another master’s degree in international relations at American University. She has ample experience in fundraising and membership management. Ms. Sipple is married and has a daughter.

Elizabeth Kamm

Digital Editor, Exhibits, and Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Kamm comes to the German-American Heritage Foundation with many years of experience living in Europe and across the United States. After graduating from the American International School of Salzburg, Austria, Elizabeth continued her German language studies in Munich for 3 years before returning to America to finish her degree in Art History from George Mason University. 

Elizabeth hopes to enhance the mission of the German-American Heritage Foundation with her passion for art and design, museum studies, German culture, and from her international experiences. She is currently working on completing a Graphic Design Certificate at George Mason University. Mrs. Kamm is married and has two dogs.

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.

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