Committees and Coordinators

A dedicated group of core volunteers guide and coordinate APBP’s work. These volunteers are organized into committees and coordinators.

Legal Committee

Members of the legal committee provide legal assistance to the organization.

Chair: Harrison Case

Mail Committee

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. They also respond to pen pal requests.

Members: Judy Panagakos, Eric Hopkins, Diana Mazzella, Brittany Phillips

Outreach and Operations Coordinator

The outreach and operations coordinator manages the daily operations of the Aull Center space and arranges presentations and wrapping parties with community and university groups.

Coordinator: Vanessa Hamade

Educational Coordinator

This volunteer coordinates prison book clubs, classes, and workshops; communicates with staff and volunteers; and supervises graduate and undergraduate student interns.

Coordinator: Katy Ryan

Media Relations Coordinator

This volunteer responds to requests for interviews.

Coordinator: Gabriella Pishotti

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

Volunteer Coordinator

This volunteer communicates with WVU volunteers and approves student service-learning hours through the Center for Service and Learning.

Coordinator: Dennis Allen