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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.

Sabine Huth

Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

Born and raised outside of Munich, Germany, Ms. Huth’s office management experience began in supporting the American program manager starting up the first German private radio station, ANTENNE BAYERN, Munich, Germany, which led to working for the general manager of SAT 1 TV in Berlin, Germany.  Her most recent work was for three+ years as an office manager to the Political Affairs and Management Officers as well as the front office, supporting the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S.Embassy in Helsinki, Finland.

Ms. Huth, is married and the proud mother of two bi-lingual young men thanks to the German Schools of Atlanta and Washington D.C. 

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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