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.

Members: Harrison Case, Bridget Case, J.T. McCamic, Katy Ryan

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.

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

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, Dennis Allen, 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: Diana Mazzella, Katy Ryan, Lydia Welker

Community Outreach  Coordinator

The outreach and operations coordinator arranges presentations and wrapping parties with community and university groups.

Coordinator: Camila Romero

Education 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

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