Veteran Board Members
Dr. Eshagh Shaoul, Retired Financial Executive, Musician, Gardener Extraordinaire, Chairman of the WWAC Board
Javed Chaudhri, Professor, Keene State College, Vice-Chairman of the WWAC Board
Rosalyn Shaoul, Former ESL Instructor, WWAC Webmaster and Treasurer. Also works on publicity and event management.
Lissa Weinmann, Writer and communications/ political consultant, Co-Owner, 118 Elliot
Thomas French, Veteran Board member, Retired from distinguished law practice.
Paul Love, Esteemed and Valued Honorary Board Member
Karen Blanchard Honorary Board Member, Retired Professor, SIT.
New Board Members, 2018
Michael Pittman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of World Religions at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, where he teaches about Middle Eastern Literature and Film, Islam, and Sufism.
Therese Seibert, Professor of Sociology at Keene State College, founding member of Keene State’s Holocaust and Genocide program, teaches courses on Rwanda and leads a Travel Abroad Program there.
Rev. Scott Couper, AKA “Scott,” is the Pastor at the Centre Congregational Church. He arrived from the Republic of So. Africa where he was a missionary for 18 years. While there, Scott earned a PhD in History and published a biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Albert Luthuli.
Clare Morgana Gillis received her Ph.D. in Medieval History from Harvard U. in 2010. She has worked as a journalist in Libya and Syria and has taught history and Modern Middle Eastern studies at Marlboro College and Dartmouth College.
Jennifer Girouard, Assistant Professor of Sociology, teaches at Marlboro College and specializes in community, civic engagement, and social policy.