Meet the Staff

  • Bill Flanagan
  • Andrei Israel, Executive Director

    I first connected with Quakerism and Quaker education as a 10-year-old camper at Catoctin Quaker Camp, and then that fall as a 5th grader at Sidwell Friends School.  After 13 years in the Baltimore Yearly Meeting camping program (after I aged out as a camper, I returned for seven summers as a counselor and trip leader), eight years of Quaker schooling, and participation in several Quaker workcamps, I finally became a regular attender in 2000 at the Eugene (OR) Friends Meeting.

  • Allison Guindon, Office Manager

    The values of simplicity and community, which I find embodied by the William Penn House, have been an important theme throughout my life and education. Originally, from Barnesville, Ohio, I grew up in Stillwater Meeting and attended Olney Friends School, a Quaker boarding school comprised of students from all over the country and world, with a multitude of backgrounds, political and religious beliefs all living in community.

  • Naomi Madaras, Program Coordinator

    I am thrilled to be working as the program coordinator at William Penn House. After graduating from Westtown School in 2011 I studied for a year at Macalester College, then proceeded to take a gap year working as a farmer-chef at Heifer International's Learning Farm in Rutland, MA. This experience gave me a lens to understand intentional communities as I lived on-site, attended to large herds of livestock, and facilitated programming for youth and adults on hunger, poverty, sustainability, and food justice.

  • Bradie Connor, Intern

    We'll be adding Bradie's bio soon.

  • Molly Bahr, Gap Year Intern

    Hi! My name is Molly Bahr. I'm originally from Durham, North Carolina and am a graduate of Carolina Friends School, which I attended for 10 years. During my 9-month internship at William Penn House, I hope to learn more about non-profit work and become more engaged in peace work and activism. I will start my freshman year at Earlham College in the fall of 2018, after my WPH gap year internship ends. I look forward to engaging with all our WPH guests this year!