Melissa Street
Chriss Street
Tasha Dolan
David Oclander
Michael J. Whidden
Eileen G. Jones

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Committee Coordinator

Melissa currently works for John Wiley & Sons in the Global Rights
and Digital Content Distribution Department. She handles electronic
licensing of titles in the Professional and Trade Division. She
moved to New York City after graduating from University of California
at Santa Barbara with a degree in English to pursue a career in
publishing. After hearing Anne Garrels report of the condition of the
National Library of Afghanistan, she approached the upper manage-
ment at Wiley for the possible donation of books. They willingly
agreed and in turn this sparked the hope that it might be possible
to make a difference for the Library. With the help of her father,
she started Books for Freedom to achieve this goal.

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Board of Directors
Logistics and Transportation

Chriss Street is President and CEO of Dorsey, Fruehauf and
American Trailers.


Secretary/ Treasurer

Tasha Dolan is CFO of Dorsey Trailers.


Vice President of Operations

David is a Major in the U.S. Army, based at Fort Knox. He is
responsible for the command and control of all Fort Knox
operations as they relate to security and force protection.
He must anticipate, coordinate and verify plans and operations
with Federal, State, Local, and Non-Governmental organizations
in response to any emergency situation. In addition, he
supervises the execution of orders and instructions of the
Commanding General. He has also been an active volunteer and
organizer for Hardin Co. Habitat for Humanity and an assistant
soccer coach Fort Knox High School. He is currently pursuing a
Masters of Education (Instructional Systems Technology) at
Indiana University.

Book Acquisition Chairman

Michael is currently a corporate associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City. He is a 2002 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law. Previously, from 1994 to 1997, he was a Navy Lieutenant, aboard USS Bunker Hill in Yokosuka, Japan, a posting which allowed him to travel throughout much of East Asia and in parts of the Middle East. He became interested in the United States' relationship with the Muslim world when he wrote a student article, "Unequal Justice: Arabs in America and U.S. Antiterrorism Legislation," for the May 2001 issue of the Fordham Law Review.

Vice President of Legal Affairs
Member of Acquisitions Committee

Eileen is an Assistant Professor of Law at Southern University
Law Center, one of four historically black law schools in country.
She has experience in environmental dispute resolution, mediation,
and environmental assessment and remediation. She has published
numerous articles and books on various aspects of environmental
law and policy. In addition, she is experienced in commercial and
toxic tort litigation, been on board of directors, and an editor
and advisor for law reviews. She is a member of various bar
associations and committees as well as the American Association
of Law Schools.