A dedicated group of core volunteers guide and coordinate APBP’s work. These volunteers are organized into committees and coordinators.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our committees! If you are interested in helping, please contact us.
Members of the legal committee provide legal assistance to the organization.
Members: Harrison Case, Bridget Ferris, J. T. McCamic, Katy Ryan
Mail committee members manage incoming and outgoing mail, including responding to letters received from outside our service area and from prisons that do not accept our books.
Media and Public Relations Committee
Members of the media and public relations committee respond to requests for interviews from local, state, and national outlets.
Members: Katy Ryan, Gabriella Pishotti, Valerie Surrett, Judy Panagakos, Lydia Welker
Fundraising and Development Committee
The fundraising and development committee is responsible for creating APBP’s fundraising goals, maintaining relationships with donors, and executing fundraising efforts to meet the needs of the organization budget.
Members: Erin Brock Carlson, Kristin DeVault-Juelfs, Lisa Kobos, Judy Panagakos, Lydia Welker
Community Outreach Coordinator
The outreach and operations coordinator arranges presentations and wrapping parties with community and university groups.
Coordinator: Connie Banta
This volunteer coordinates prison book clubs, classes, and workshops; communicates with staff and volunteers; and supervises graduate and undergraduate student interns.
Coordinator: Katy Ryan
Digital Communications Coordinator
The digital communications coordinator develops APBP’s social media strategy, manages the organization’s social media and email accounts, and maintains the APBP website.
Coordinator: Lydia Welker
Prison Outreach Coordinator
The prison outreach coordinator communicates with prison and jails in our region to arrange library donations and highlight the benefits of allowing incarcerated individuals to receive free books from our organization.
Coordinator: Danielle Stoneberg
The volunteer coordinator communicates with WVU volunteers and approves student service-learning hours through the Center for Service and Learning.
Coordinator: Leslie Wilber