Staff and Consultants

Kathryn DodgsonKathryn Dodgson, Editor
Kathryn worked for many years at Harvard University, first as managing editor of publications at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, then at the Center for the Study of World Religions, and, from 2009 to 2013, as director of communications at Harvard Divinity School. Since then, she has been working as a freelance editor. She was born and raised in Assam, India, the daughter of medical missionaries. She has a BA from Smith College and an MA from Bryn Mawr College, both in history. Her first memory of Jane Addams is from first grade, when she read the biography by Jean Brown Wagoner in the Childhood of Famous Americans series.

Glenn Ruga, IT Consultant and Web Communications Specialist
Glenn Ruga is an award-winning graphic designer and communications professional with more than 30 years of experience working with nonprofit, education, and corporate clients including International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Physicians for Human Rights, Institute for Health Policy, and dozens of others. Glenn is founder and director of the Social Documentary Network, which has featured 1800 online exhibitions by 1300 photographers from all corners of the globe. He was a founding member and president of the Massachusetts-based international development and advocacy organization, the Center for Balkan Development (1994-2008). He has an MA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst (1981) in social thought and political economy and an MFA from Syracuse University (1990) in graphic and advertising design.

Chris Wilbeck, Interim Administrator and Congress Coordinator
Chris comes to WILPF with a master’s degree in marketing research from Iowa State University and more than 20 years of management experience spanning consumer, business and non-profit sectors. After working as a research professional in Chicago for many years, Chris and her husband moved back to their home state of Iowa where they bought a 10-acre farmstead in Greene County, the same county where her Irish ancestors settled. They had a son, built a small campground in their pasture for bike and water trail tourists, and were living the dream. But, that dream was soon halted by the threat of hog confinements invading the Iowa countryside. Always one to stand up for what is right, Chris rose as an activist, organizing neighbors and others seeking protection for their water and quality of life. Now living in Des Moines, Chris works as a consultant to advance the work of non-profits whose missions and values support her own. 515-229-6988


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