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Community Programs

We are a team of cultural professionals, educators, and community organizers dedicated to building a bigger, multi-generational movement by engaging allies in the broader knowledge ecosystem such as librarians, teachers, archivists, museum workers, academics, journalists, publishers, NGOs, and knowledge equity activists. We strive to realize Wikimedia's 2030 aspiration that “anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us.”

The team

Ben Vershbow

Director of Community Programs

Fiona Romeo

Senior Manager, Culture & Heritage

Giovanna Fontenelle

Program Officer, Culture & Heritage

Satdeep Gill

Program Officer, Culture & Heritage

Silvia E. Gutiérrez de la Torre

Senior Program Officer, Libraries

Vipin SJ

Senior Partnerships Manager

Masana Mulaudzi

Senior Manager, Campaign Organizing

Tila Cappelletto

Senior Program Officer, Gender Organizing

Felix Nartey

Senior Program Officer, Campaign Organizing

Alex Stinson

Lead Strategist, Campaign Organizing

Euphemia Uwandu

Program Officer, Campaign Organizing

Sailesh Patnaik

Senior Program Officer, Community Programs

How we work


Through practical assistance, capacity building, facilitation, and co-creation, we support Wikimedia organizers, grantees, partners, and communities of practice working on movement-prioritized themes like Culture and Heritage, Education, and closing the Gender Gap. We help scope and advise partnerships, develop communications and advocacy campaigns, and collaborate closely with Product and Technology teams on tools, workflows, and research that supports organizers and partners.

Selected projects


Current projects