Our program this week will be presented by Liz Helitzer, Executive Director, and David Greenham, Program Director, of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC). The HHRC uses the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust and other genocides to combat prejudice and discrimination in Maine and beyond. From their home base at The Michael Klahr Center at the University of Maine in Augusta, the HHRC provides programming and exhibits for schools, community groups and the general public that encourages individuals and communities to reflect and act upon their ethical and moral responsibilities in our modern world.

ImageHelitzer began her time at the HHRC in January of 2012 as the office manager and an educator. In August of 2014 she was thrilled to be named Executive Director. Prior to that, she was the General Manager of The Theater at Monmouth where she also served as educational coordinator and company manager. Liz has performed and been the educational coordinator for several theaters throughout the United States. She has taught Holocaust workshops and guest taught theater and music workshops for over 10 years. Liz is an Alfred Lerner Fellow and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University.


David Greenham is an adjunct professor of Drama at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has worked as a consultant with the HHRC since 2012 and joined the staff in the spring of 2013. David spent 14 years as the Producing Artistic Director of The Theater at Monmouth, and has been a theater artist and arts administrator for more than 25 years. His first involvement in the HHRC was when he produced and acted in a professional production of The Diary of Anne Frank in the Michael Klahr Center in 2010.