Committees and Coordinators

A dedicated group of 25 volunteers guide and coordinate APBP’s work. These volunteers are organized into committees and coordinators.

Legal Committee

Chair: Harrison Case

Provides legal assistance to the organization

Mail Committee

Eric Hopkins, Diana Mazzella, and Elissa Momen

Manage incoming and outgoing mail, including responding to letters received from outside our service area and from prisons that do not accept our books; respond to pen pal requests

Community Relations Coordinator

Kristin DeVault

Arranges for presentations on APBP and coordinates wrapping parties for community and university groups

Educational Coordinator

Katy Ryan

Coordinates prison book clubs, classes, and workshops; communicates with staff and volunteers; supervises graduate and undergraduate student interns

Media Relations Coordinator

Gabriella Pishotti

Responds to requests for interviews

Social Media Coordinator

Lydia Welker

Develops social media strategy; manages social media accounts; maintains APBP website

Volunteer Coordinator

Dennis Allen

Communicates with WVU volunteers and approves student service-learning hours through the Center for Service and Learning