Active Board Members
Dr. Tamara Stenn is an economist and entrepreneur with a specialization in sustainable development, indigenous people, and wellbeing. Her global areas of interest are Bolivia and the Andes region. She also lives and works in Nicaragua. Dr. Stenn is a professor of Professional Studies at Landmark College where she leads the LEAP entrepreneurship program and teaches neurodiverse students using universal design techniques.
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.
Lissa Weinmann is a writer and communications/ political consultant, and the Co-Owner of 118 Elliot.
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.
Jim Kirby is retired and his career was in the application of solar energy. conservation, and efficiency in buildings. He studied and taught in Mexico, Sweden, Kenya and China.
Susan Healy, a retired US History teacher, moved to Brattleboro in 2021. For thirty years she taught public high school students in both Massachusetts and New York.
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Eshagh Shaoul, Retired Financial Executive, Musician, Gardener Extraordinaire, former Chairman of the WWAC Board
Rosalyn Shaoul, Former ESL Instructor, former WWAC Webmaster and Treasurer. Also worked on publicity and event management.
Thomas French, Veteran Board member, Retired from distinguished law practice.
Paul Love, Esteemed and Valued Honorary Board Member Emeritus
Karen Blanchard, Honorary Board Member, Retired Professor, SIT.
Javed Chaudhri, Professor, Keene State College, former Vice-Chairman of the WWAC Board