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Who We Are

A picture of WWB executive director Karen M. Phillips
Executive Director & Publisher
Eric M B Becker
Digital Director & Senior Editor
Editor & Development Manager
Photo of Books Editor, Maya Palit.
Books Editor
Sohini Basak Photo
Poetry Editor
Headshot of Administrative and Development assistant Zaporah Price.
Administrative & Development Associate
Portrait of writer Nathalie Handal
The City and the Writer Editor
Susan Harris
Editorial Director
Nadia Kalman
Global Education Director
Watchlist Editor
Portrait of writer Maya Jaggi
Maya Jaggi
Maggie Vlietstra
Education Program Coordinator
Headshot of Anna Weber
Marketing & Communications Manager
Headshot of Jessika Davis.
2023-24 Digital Humanities Fellow
Eleanor Stern
Social Media Editor



Alane Salierno Mason, Founder and President
Dedi Felman, Co-Founder
Samantha Schnee, Founding Editor and Chairman of the Board

Board of Directors

Alane Salierno Mason, President and Founder
Kalpana Raina, Vice Chair
Wim Vanderhoof, Treasurer
Karen M. Phillips, Vice President
Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Sarah Salih von Maltzahn


Anthony Knerr
Jim Ottaway, Jr., Chair Emeritus
Margo Viscusi

Advisory Committee

Alberta Arthurs
Susan H. Gillespie