Leadership and Volunteers

President: Jacki Kelly* (email)

Past Presidential Advisor: Christine Adler

Executive Director: Pamela Nowak

Guiding Scribe: Camille Pagán

WFWA Legal Counsel: Maggie Marr

Secretary: Janet Rundquist* (email)

Vice President, Finance/Treasurer: Stephanie Claypool* (email)

Finance Coordinator: Stephanie Claypool

Vice President, Programs: Kristi Leonard* (email)

Director of Program Management: Kathleen Schmidt

Online Community Director: Deborah Abbott

Webinar Programs

Leader: Lisa Montanaro

Tech Assistant: Hope Ashby

Host: Lisa Montanaro

Critique Program

Coordinator: Kristy Hodges

Mentorship Program

Coordinator: D. Liebhart

Assistant: Judith Adler


Chair: Tara Baisden

Tech lead: Jennifer Jensen


Chairs: Jill Caugherty, Sara LaFontain

Entry Coordinators: Jennifer Jensen, Anna Katz, Caitlin Weaver

STAR Award 

Coordinator: Susan Morris

Historical Fiction Affinity Group Coordinator: Joan Fernandez

Writing Dates

Program Leader: Michele Montgomery

Hosts: Carla Damron, Catherine Matthews, Erin Quinn-Kong, Gabi Coatsworth, Hadley Leggett, Michele Montgomery, Pamela Stockwell, Priya Gill, Stephanie Claypool

Vice President, Events: Pending* (email)

10th Anniversary Conference:

  • Interim Conference Chair: Pam Nowak
  • Speaker Chair: Erin Quinn-Kong
  • Speaker committee
    • Maggie Smith
    • Tracey Buchanan
    • Sharon Evoy
    • Melinda Canny
    • Marsea Nelson
  • Conference Logistics: Vacant
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Jennifer Marra
  • Marketplace/Bookstore Coordinator: Mary Hawley
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Krista White
  • Agent Liaison: Jamie Beck
  • Small Press Liaison: Gayle Brown
  • Celebration Chair: Amanda Johnson
  • Communications Lead: Vacant
  • Whova Lead: Linda Paul
  • Board Liaisons:
    • Wendy Rossi, Membership
    • Kori Kobina, Communications
  • Executive Director: Pam Nowak

Vice President, Communications: Kori Kobzina* (email)

Read ON!

Editor: Nancie Abuhaidar

Communications Team Archivist: Pamala Mahajan

WOW Challenge

Director: Lecia Cornwall


Coordinators: Sue Reynolds, Caitlin Weaver

Hear Us Roar Podcast Host:

Maggie Smith

Women's Fiction Day Chair:

Julia Daily

Inside WFWA

Editorial Director: Nanette Littlestone

Editors: Rachel L. MacAulay, Kathi Jenkins, Lorraine Norwood

Write ON! Ezine

Managing Editor: Sharon Ritchey

Copy Editor: Casey Dembowski

Feature Editors: Brooke Willams

Art Director: Sheri Taylor-Emery

Social Media

Director: Maggie Giles

 Women’s Fiction Day

Team Members: Kimberly Packard, Paulette Stout, Tamara Merill

Membership Director: Wendy Rossi* (email)

Manager, Volunteer Recruitment: Krista White (email)

Volunteer Recognition Program Coordinator: Georgina Kelly

Facebook Group Administrator: Tara Baisden

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion: Micki Morency* (email)

Vice President of Technology: Sophia Krich-Brinton* (email)

Special Projects Tech: Linda Paul

Newsletter and Archivist Tech Lead: Fran Shimp

Webinar Tech Lead: Hope Ashby

Webinar Replay Tech Lead: Shelly Davis

Podcast Tech Lead: Kathleen Reidy

 Volunteer with the WFWA

You may have heard that WFWA is a volunteer-run organization. But do you know what that means? Every job function and position, from the Board of Directors to the people who work the registration desk at events, is a volunteer. You don’t have to volunteer to reap all the benefits of WFWA, but we guarantee you’ll receive a whole lot more if you do.

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