Renewal Project Leads
Siân Evans (User:Siankevans) is an art librarian, who is the organizer of the Women and Art Special Interest Group of the Art Libraries Society of America. As an implementation manager at Artstor, she has extensive experience in outreach, training and advocacy of library-related software. She is actively involved in the library community, publishing on issues around open access, collaborative cataloging, and alternative access to special collections.
A multifarious art worker, Jacqueline Mabey (User:Failedprojects) studied art history at Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University, and The University of British Columbia. She has worked: in the film industry, at alternative art spaces, and in curatorial positions across Canada; and in artist studios and commercial galleries in New York City. Since May 2013, Mabey has worked independently under the honorific, failed projects. She lives with a small dog next to a large park in Brooklyn.
Michael Mandiberg (User:Theredproject) is an artist and Associate Professor of Digital Media at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). An open source/Creative Commons activist, he has extensive experience collaboratively organizing projects and authoring books, including writing a collaborative book about collaboration. He has two decades of teaching experience, and has organized numerous workshops and public programs, including Wikipedia trainings and editathons. He has been editing Wikipedia for 7 years, and teaching with Wikipedia for 4 ; He was a 2011 Teaching Fellow, and his course pages are linked from his Userpage.
Stacey Allan (user:StaceyEOB) editor and co-founder of East of Borneo, an online magazine of contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles. Since July 2013, Allan has been organizing Unforgetting L.A., a series of meetups to build a more accurate and diverse online history of art in Southern California.
Amber Berson (user: 13ab37)is interested in the idea of utopia and issues of labour, diversity and equality within artist-run centres. She is working on a Ph.D. on that subject in Art History at Queens University. She is on the editorial committee of .dpi, a feminist journal of digital art and culture and sits on the Board of Directors at SKOL. Most recently she organized the Montreal edition of the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and curated TrailMix (2014) and *~._.:*JENNIFER X JENNIFER*:.~(2013) at Eastern Bloc; The Annual Art Administrator’s Relay Race (2013); and The Wild Bush Residency (2012-ongoing), in Val-David, Quebec and Amden, Switzerland.
Richard Knipel (user:Pharos) is a Wikipedia administrator and President of Wikimedia New York City, an official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. Currently, Wikipedian in residence at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through February 2016, he was Program Chair of WikiCon USA in 2014 and in 2011 was the Wikipedian-in-Residence at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. His user name, Pharos, refers to the Pharos of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Alice Backer is a social media professional, lawyer and free culture curator. In 2015, she launched Afrocrowd, a multilingual initiative to increase Afrodescendant participation in crowdsourcing initiatives such as Wikipedia. She was Francophonia Editor at Global Voices Online (2005-2006) covering French-speaking blogs of Africa and the Caribbean and a founder of Global Voices Lingua (2006-2007). She has been aggregating and disseminating Haitian online expression since 2005 at her websites www.kiskeacity.com (2005-present) and www.haitianbloggers.com (2010-present) and through social media. On the weekly podcast Legacy of 1804 she interviews notable guests on Haitian current affairs (2013-present). Alice holds a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Sheetal Prajapati is an educator, artist, and cultural producer living in Brooklyn. She is Assistant Director, Learning and Artists Initiatives at The Museum of Modern Art and co-organizer for Open Engagement, an annual conference on art and social practice. Her work as an educator looks at the intersections between pedagogical and artistic practice for public engagement and social change. As an artist, Sheetal’s current work addresses notions of intimacy and exchange, exploring the conditions that allow us to make connections to each other and the world around us. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Marin Watts is a queer trans Filipino multimedia artist, filmmaker, and educator. Culturally rooted in the American South, he has a long history of working collaboratively with art, youth, and social justice communities. His goal is to work towards increased visibility for LGBTQGNC communities in the media and creative arts through education, collaboration, and art making. Watts founded Media Masters Alliance (mediama.org) a media project providing media education and mentorship opportunities for LGBTQGNC and allied youth, and is currently working on several film and fine art projects.
Dorothy Howard 
Dorothy Howard is a Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council in New York and chapter member of Wikimedia NYC. She is also a co-organizer of the Wikimedia LGBT User group, and was a Program Officer responsible for session curation at WikiConference USA 2014 (May 31st-June 1st). Outside of Wikipedia, Dorothy works as an archivist at the Jean-Noel Herlin Archive Project.