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Charles F. (Chic) Dambach
Founding Chair

Chief of Staff (Retired)
Congressman John Garamendi (California, 10th District)

Chic Dambach was founding board chair when CityLit Project incorporated in 2004. He previously served as President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Operation Respect, and the National Peace Corps Association among other organizations. For many years Chic was a consultant for BoardSource, the country's foremost organization dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards. He is the author of Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards and the memoir Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder.

Dana Harris-Trovato

Associate in Education and Program Development
Touchstones Discussion Project

Lisa Lance

Chelsea Lemon Fetzer

Former Creative Writing Instructor
PEN America Center
New York Writers Coalition

Steven Leyva

Creative Writing Lecturer
University of Baltimore

Brian Lyles
Current Board Chair
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Brian D. Lyles is a development and marketing professional with 15 years of non-profit management experience, including Deputy Director of Individual Giving at Baltimore Center Stage, Grants Manager at Children's National Health System, Director of Development and Marketing at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and Director of Marketing and Publications Manager at The Engineers Club. He currently serves as Communications Director for SeKON, a Washington, DC area federal contractor.

Francis G. “Bunky” Markert
Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee

Former Chief Financial Officer
Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts

Former finance officer with Tuerk House, MD Historical Society, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, WCPN-FM Cleveland Public Radio, MD Dept. of the Environment, now retired. Joined CityLit Project in 2004. Energized by the creativeness of the organization and the events it produces while on a shoestring budget. One of the great things about Baltimore present and future.

Nancy Murray
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Lalita Noronha

Former Science Teacher, St. Paul's School for Girls
Editor, Poet, and Author, When Monsoons Cry

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