The Symposium enjoys the support of the Rutherford community including the following members of the Planning & Executive Committees:
Della Rowland — Symposium Chair; WCWPS Board President; Vice President of the Friends of the Rutherford Library; author; teacher.
Neil Baldwin — WCW biographer; author; Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Montclair State University; National Book Foundation founder & past president.
Cathy Botti — Member of the Board of Trustees for the Williams Center for the Performing Arts.
Jackie Bunker-Lohrenz — Meadowlands Museum Director.
Dr. Joe De Fazio — Director of the Board of Trustees for the Williams Center for the Performing Arts.
Lori Dernelle — Rutherford Public Schools Language Arts Literacy Supervisor.
Brenda Fargo — Rutherford Library Board Trustee; Rutherford School District Research Assistant.
Jane Fisher — Rutherford Library Director; President of BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System); WCWPS Board Vice President; WCW Poetry Cooperative Co-founder.
Daphne Williams Fox — Rutherford resident and granddaughter of Williams Carlos Williams; member of the Friends of the Library of Rutherford Board.
Nan Giblin — President, Rutherford Public Library Board of Trustees.
Honorable John F. Hipp — Mayor of Rutherford, NJ.
Councilwoman Maura Keyes — Council liaison to: Williams Center, Board of Ed, Economic Development, Community Development, Rutherford Education Fund; member of Southwest Regional Board of Community Development in Bergen County.
Rod Leith — Rutherford Borough Historian since 2003; Secretary of the Historic Preservation Commission.
Martha Lozada — Former Rutherford resident and honorary member of the WCWPS Board of Trustees. Martha Lozada's steadfast support has made the WCW Poetry Symposium a reality for the Borough of Rutherford.
Bernadette McPherson — Rutherford Mayor from 2000-2007; Chair of Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders 2002-2006; Chair of the following Freeholder Committees: Law & Public Safety, Organization & Internal Affairs; member of Budget & Finance, Cultural & Historical Affairs, Veterans Liaison, & New Jersey Legislature committees.
William Neumann — Former Chair, Rutherford Historic Preservation Commission, Meadowlands Commission Arts Advisory Board; Bergen County (DCHA) Historic Preservation Advisory Board, Rutherford Planning Board; photographer.
Leslie O’Keefe — Rutherford Public Schools Superintendent.
Dan Saxon — President of the Friends of the Rutherford Library, poet.
Irene Solleder — WCWPS Board Treasurer; Friends of the Rutherford Library Treasurer.
John J. Trause — Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Director; WCW Poetry Cooperative Co-founder; poet.
Pat Wester — Immediate Past President of the Rutherford Library Board of Trustees.
Brian Unger — Councilman for Long Branch, NJ.
Robin Reenstra-Bryant — Manager, Rutherford Downtown Partnership.
Danielle Letsche — Student, Bergen Academy; Trustee, Friends of the Library of Rutherford.
Kathy Monahan — Chair of the English Department at Saint Peter's College and freelance writing consultant. Author of several papers including, “A Study of William Carlos Williams’ poem ‘For
Eleanora and Bill Monahan,’ ” in the William Carlos Williams Review, Spring, 1987. Trustee, Friends of the Rutherford Library.
Board of Trustees
Della Rowland, President
Jane Fisher, Vice President
Irene Solleder, Treasurer
Daphne Williams Fox, Secretary
Martha Lozada, Trusee