A Book Can Change a Story

Board of Directors

Anne Willkomm, President
Associate Dean, Graduate College,
Associate Teaching Professor, Dept. of Communication,  
College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University 

Eileen Hillman, Vice President
Nonprofit Consultant, Schultz & Williams

Steve Udicious, Treasurer
Assistant General Counsel, McKesson

Jinaki Bright
Director of Education, Office of Senator Vincent J. Hughes, Pennsylvania Senate 

Mengistu Koilor
Data Management - Market Data,
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Christina Holmes
Librarian, Children's Department Head, Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, Free Library of Philadelphia

Tim O’Hara
Director, International Vaccine Commercial Operations, Merck and Company

Karen Richter
WePAC Volunteer Team Leader

Bruce Self
Regional Managing Director,
Truist Wealth

Rachel Semigran
Director of Enrollment Marketing & Communications,
Swarthmore College

Jennifer Leith, WePAC Executive Director
Jennifer Leith (she/her)
Executive Director

(215) 452-0333 ext. 0
Jennifer Leith, a Philly native, has been a supporter of WePAC and childhood literacy for many years especially in her 10+ years as Executive Director of The Douty Foundation and as a mom to two voracious readers. Jennifer brings a strong background in nonprofit management, relationship building and community engagement to WePAC. With a broad range of experiences, interests and a desire to constantly learn, Jennifer is excited to bring her skills and knowledge to WePAC and to also learn from the volunteers, partners and supporters who make the work of WePAC possible. Jennifer is an active member of her local community having served on the Haverford Township Human Relations Commission for 7 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Haverford Township School District Education Foundation. Jennifer holds a B.A. in History & Political Science from Bucknell University and an M.A. in History form Rutgers University. 
Katelin Beck, WePAC Program Manager


Katelin Beck (she/her)
Program Manager
(215) 452-0333 ext. 2
From a young age Katelin knew she wanted a career that would allow her to share her passion for stories with others. To begin her journey, she attended East Stroudsburg University where she earned a B.A. in English literature. She went on to continue her education at the graduate level by pursuing a teaching certification in 7th-12th grade English. For six years, Katelin taught middle school English in the School District of Philadelphia. During her time as a classroom teacher, she worked hard to support her students’ growing literacy skills and to encourage their lifelong love of reading by building a robust classroom library. Dedicated to the belief that literacy brings liberation and that all students deserve access to representative texts, Katelin is thrilled to serve as WePAC’s program manager. In her free time, Katelin loves spending time outside with her two boys.