About Us Staff
Jeffrey Buchheit, Executive Director
Jeff has been at the helm of the heritage area since 2007, bringing to the position more than 20 years of experience in museum and historic resources administration. He previously served as the assistant director of the Museum Assessment Program at the American Association of Museums and executive director of the Historical Electronics Museum in Baltimore. He began his career interning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University.
Shauntee Daniels, Director, Programs and Partnerships
Since 2008, Shauntee has coordinated the heritage area’s urban rangers and the multiple tours offered to heritage travelers. She also coordinates the Authentic Baltimore program, the heritage area’s annual City Hall lecture series, and advertising and marketing. In addition to her passion for history, Shauntee brings to the heritage area her experience in publications management and corporate operations.
Jason Vaughan, Director, Historic Preservation and Interpretation
As director of historic preservation and interpretation, Jason manages a number of projects ranging from the development of urban heritage trails to advocating the preservation of Baltimore architecture. Jason holds a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C. Before joining the heritage area staff, he worked with the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Office and Heritage Education Services program on a wide array of projects ranging from historic research to public relations to publication design.
Danielle Walter-Davis, Grants Administrator
The grants administrator is the heritage area's go-to person for the three grant programs BNHA manages. Danielle is a former federal grants administrator who coordinated and evaluated grant awards to organizations. She has also held development positions for various domestic, international, and faith-based non-profit organizations. She offers a deep understanding of both grantor and grantee relationships and enjoys matching the needs of organizations with exisiting resources. Danielle holds a Master of East Asian Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.