Staff

Please make a selection from the departments based on who you think might be able to assist you best. Please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

Dr. Andreas Ströhl
Director Goethe-Institut Washington
Regional Director North America
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4700
Andreas.Stroehl@goethe.de
Christoph Veldhues Dr. Christoph Veldhues
Director Language Programs North America
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4703
Christoph.Veldhues@goethe.de
Waltraud Sebastian Waltraud Sebastian
Director Operations & Finance North America
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4702
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Waltraud.Sebastian@goethe.de
Waltraud Sebastian Waltraud Sebastian
Director Operations & Finance North America
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4702
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Waltraud.Sebastian@goethe.de
Manuela Roth Manuela Roth
Assistant Administrator North America
Accounting North America
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4724
Manuela.Roth@goethe.de
Verena Hütter Verena Hütter
Director Information Services North America
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4705
Verena.Huetter@goethe.de
Nicola Hofstetter Nicola Hofstetter
Internet and Social Media Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4726
Nicola.Hofstetter@goethe.de
Marlou Taenzer Marlou Taenzer
Online Editor and Cultural Programs Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4725
Marlou.Taenzer@goethe.de
Norma Broadwater Norma Broadwater
Cultural Programs Curator and Public Relations
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4707
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Norma.Broadwater@goethe.de
Lena Joehnk Lena Jöhnk
Director of Cultural Programs North America
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4704
Lena.Joehnk@goethe.de
Sylvia Blume Sylvia Blume
Cultural Programs Curator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4706
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Sylvia.Blume@goethe.de
Norma Broadwater Norma Broadwater
Cultural Programs Curator and Public Relations
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4707
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Norma.Broadwater@goethe.de
Marlou Taenzer Marlou Taenzer
Online Editor and Cultural Programs Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4725
Marlou.Taenzer@goethe.de
Christoph Veldhues Dr. Christoph Veldhues
Director Language Programs North America
Deputy Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4703
Christoph.Veldhues@goethe.de
Eileen Sellman Eileen Sellman
Language Program Officer
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4718
Eileen.Sellman@goethe.de
Anja Veldhues Dr. Anja Veldhues
Language Program Officer
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4716
Anja.Veldhues@goethe.de
Stephanie Hafner Dr. Stephanie Hafner
PASCH Language Consultant North America
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4719
Stephanie.Hafner@goethe.de
Craig Childers Craig Childers
Director, German Courses & Exams
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4732
Craig.Childers@goethe.de
Giang Bui Dr. Giang Bui
German Courses & Exams
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4730
Giang.Bui@goethe.de
Jessica Csoma Jessica Csoma
Teacher and Examiner
Jessica.Csoma@goethe.de

I am originally from the beautiful university town of Münster in northwestern Germany but now call DC home. I have a Master’s degree in English, History and Economics from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and certifications to teach both German and English as a foreign language. Languages—and travel—are my passion! I’ve been teaching at the Goethe-Institut Washington since 2009 but have also worked with children and teenagers in other German-language settings. I look forward to meeting you!

 
  Ursula Dannebom
Teacher
Ursula.Dannebom@goethe.de

 
Sarah Jäkel Sarah Jäkel
Teacher and Examiner
Sarah.Jäkel@goethe.de

I moved to Washington DC from Berlin in 2015. Having completed a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Bielefeld and a MA in the History and Culture of Science and Technology from the Technical University of Berlin, I am now a high school social studies teacher. I love teaching German—the language of thinkers and poets—and sharing its rich culture and history with students.
 
  Paul Perterer
Teacher
Paul.Perterer@goethe.de

 
Karen Riechert Karen Riechert
Teacher and Examiner
Karen.Riechert@goethe.de
  Ute Rowland
Teacher
Ute.Rowland@goethe.de

 
Anke Stoneman Anke Stoneman
Teacher and Examiner
Anke.Stoneman@goethe.de
Wendy Wilson Wendy Wilson
Teacher
Wendy.Wilson@goethe.de

Growing up outside of Philadelphia, I was aware of my German heritage, which influenced my choice to learn German in high school. At 20, I moved to Austria for 8 years before returning to the US to receive my bachelor’s degree in German at Gordon College and my Ph.D. in German Studies at Georgetown University. Since graduating, I have taught at several US universities/colleges and have been teaching at the Goethe Institut since 2015.


Wood Powell Wood Powell
Managing TOP Director
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4712
Wood.Powell@goethe.de
Jan Marie Steele Jan Marie Steele
Education Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4714
Jan.Steele@goethe.de
Jenny Windell Jenny Windell
Public Relations & Alumni Coordinator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4713
Jenny.Windell@goethe.de
Michael Schrade Michael Schrade
Director of Administration
IT-Administrator
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4720
Fax: +1 (202) 847 4727
Michael.Schrade@goethe.de
Patrizia Ross Patrizia Ross
Assistant Administrator
Accounting
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4721
Patrizia.Ross@goethe.de
Julie Proctor Julie Proctor
Administrative Assistant (Mon-Thu)
Event Inquiries (Mon-Thu)
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4700
Julie.Proctor@goethe.de
Timon Fleiter
Administrative Assistant (Fri)
Tel.: +1 (202) 847 4734
Timon.Fleiter@goethe.de
Steven Erdman
Media Technician
Tel.: +1 (202)847 4723
Steven.Erdman@goethe.de