Committees

In order to ensure a greater diversity of views, we would welcome participation on our committees from interested parties. Below is a list of the committees with a brief description of their tasks. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, click here or contact committee chairs below.

Permanent Committees

In order to ensure a greater diversity of views, we would welcome participation on our committees from interested parties. Below is a list of the committees with a brief description of their tasks. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, click here or contact committee chairs below.

 

Executive Committee, Leah Castella, Executive Director, Board Chair

Committee Members: Beth Mendenhall, Jyleesa Hampton, Nicole Nave, Sarah Glasser

 

Operations Committee, Leah Castella, Executive Director, Committee Chair

Committee Members: Jyleesa Hampton, Christi Siver

 

Community Development Committee, Nicole Nave, Chair

Committee Members: Aleava Sayre, Ava Vargason, Nicole Nave, Squid Monteith

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Develop schedule of community building events at camp
  • Work with curriculum committee to incorporate community building events into schedule
  • Review and finalize applications for community development assistants
  • Work with community development assistants to facilitate community building at the camp (team building exercises, nighttime activities, organized activities during free time, etc.)

 

Finance & Development Committee, Sarah Glasser, Chair

Committee Members: Beth Mendenhall, Kassandra Colon, Kate Shuster, Leah Castella

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Manage financial affairs of WDI
  • Raise money through individual fundraising, University Scholars Program and grants
  • Administer all aspects of the annual institute and the organization

 

Instructional Programming Committee, Christi Siver, Chair

Committee Members: Beth Mendenhall, Cate Palczewski, Kate Shuster, Kristiana Baez, Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, Susan Cridland-Hughes

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Develop schedule of classes at the annual institute
  • Identify needed staff to ensure set of teachers teams for each class
  • Review and finalize applications for staff and Instructor Assistants
  • Make hiring decisions for staff
  • Finalize schedule and work with staff to ensure preparation of engaging course materials
  • Assess efficacy of classes toward WDI objectives post annual institute

 Non-Instructional Programing Committee, Christ Siver, Chair

Committee Members: Ava Vargason, Brooke Kimbrough, Cate Palczewski, Kristiana Baez, Sarah Parlow-Lefevre

 

Public Relations Committee, Aleava Sayre, Chair

Committee Members: Brooke Kimbrough, Kassandra Colon, Rae Lynn Schwartz-Dupre, Rhian Willams, Sarah Parlow-Lefevre

 

Recruitment & Admissions Committee, Jyleesa Hampton, Chair

Committee Members: Kassandra Colon, Nicole Nave, Rhian Wililams, Squid Monteith

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Revise and finalize scholar and student application
  • Recruit scholars and students to the program
  • Make admissions decisions for scholars and students