About our staff

Johns W. Hopkins

Executive Director

Johns Hopkins has been the executive director of Baltimore Heritage since 2003. Before that, Johns worked for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development developing and implementing smart growth and neighborhood revitalization programs. Johns holds degrees from Yale University, George Washington University Law School, and the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Eli Pousson

Director of Preservation & Outreach

Eli Pousson has worked for Baltimore Heritage since October 2009 on projects including archaeological digs in local parks, the Bmore Historic unconference, a campaign to preserve Baltimore’s 1876 Hebrew Orphan Asylum, the Explore Baltimore Heritage Curatescape-based website and app, and the Local Preservation School. Prior to joining Baltimore Heritage, Eli worked for the DC Office of Historic Preservation and completed graduate work in applied anthropology and historic preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Marsha Wise

Tour Coordinator

Marsha Wise has been the tour coordinator of Baltimore Heritage since February 2011. Before that, Marsha worked in the association management industry for 15 years. She is also the author of four books on local history. Marsha holds a degree in corporate communications from the University of Baltimore. In 2012, she earned the Certified Tourism Ambassador designation.