Board of Trustees

 

Board of Trustees

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project Board of Trustees is a working board of highly skilled volunteers who oversee the scope and mission of the organization, while also establishing the strategic direction and fiscal oversight. The board works to develop appropriate policies and procedures, secures the organization’s financial health, and monitors the programs and overall performance of the organization in its effort to fulfill its mission.

Masheri Chappelle (Chair of NHWP, 2017/2018) is a Smith Scholar graduate of Smith College, where she received her B.A. for Theater and Writing. She is a Data Analyst by day and a novelist, playwright, and intuitive consultant by night. She utilizes her profound spiritual experiences in the telling of her stories and plays.
Jeff Deck (Vice Chair of NHWP, 2017/2018)'s latest book is the supernatural thriller The Pseudo-Chronicles of Mark Huntley. His previous book is the sci-fi gaming adventure e-book Player Choice.
Barbara Hoover (Treasurer of NHWP, 2017) brings a professional background in finance and administration to the NHWP of Trustees. In the dark hours that surround full-time work, she writes fiction. You can learn more about Barbara's writing journey at http://barbararath.com/my-writing-journey/.
David Elliott (Interim Secretary of NHWP, 2017) is an award-winning author of many middle-grade novels and picture books, including the NY Times Bestselling, And Here's to You!; This Orq. He Cave Boy; Forever and Ever, a young adult novella; and On the Wing, a collection of poems, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal. BULL, a novel in verse, is his latest publication.
Kevin Barrett is an award-winning playwright, recently published his first short story and is about to take the leap into writing full time. He is also very active in local theater, primarily as one of the managers of the Hatbox Theatre, but also as a director and actor. He also plays bass in a band called The Sherpa Lizz Expedition. The story behind the name is too long for this bio.
Gary Devore is an archaeologist and author.  In 2013 he moved to New Hampshire to build a house and devote the majority of his time to writing.  He has been a lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Santa Cruz and has directed archaeological projects in Italy and the UK.
R.W.W. Greene is a fiction writer, teacher, and recovering journalist who lives in Manchester. He writes short stories and medium-length books in a tiny room and keeps bees.
Christopher Ihasz is an avid reader who wants to aid writers in advancing their craft. With a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Project Management, Chris aids the Writers’ Project in advancing in their goals. When not working or volunteering, Chris enjoys theater, building models, and hanging out with his wife, daughter and son.