The DWW Board
For the term June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017
President Carl Anthony
Vice President / New Membership Chair Cindy Hampel
Treasurer Theresa Falzone
Secretary Veronica Dale
Immediate Past President Linda C. Anger
BOARD MEMBER PROFILES
Carl Anthony is a Detroit advocate with a strong passion for the city and the automotive industry. He represents multiple manufactures as a vehicle coach, brand ambassador, and Right Seat host. Carl is the editor of Automoblog and has contributed to 605 Magazine, The Motor Market, The Sioux Falls Business Journal, and Music Connection Magazine. He is on the board of directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation and enjoys a multitude of health and fitness activities in his spare time.
Cindy Hampel has earned awards for investigative journalism and feature writing. She has reported for daily newspapers, served in corporate media relations, and consulted on editorial projects for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Cindy lives with her family in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Theresa Falzone is director of custom publications for Michigan.com, the marketing communications agency that manages the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. Over the past 20 years, she launched, edited and wrote for several regional magazines, including Women’s HealthStyle, StyleLine, and Michigan PRIME, a monthly publication for active baby boomers. Theresa has won awards from the Michigan Press Association, Women In Communications and Inland Press Association. She lives in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Veronica Dale has a background in pastoral ministry and writes fantasy fiction. Three of her flash fiction pieces were published online by Flashshot and Scent of an Ending. She won first place in the Julia Grice Fiction Competition with her short story “Dried Beans,” which later appeared in the St. Anthony Messenger magazine. Her fiction has received recognition from Writers’ Digest, Writers of the Future, Rochester Writers and the National League of American Pen Women. Currently she is revising a four-book fantasy series.
Linda Angér is the owner of The Write Concept, Inc., a marketing communications company founded in 2000. Her clients have included DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Valeo Corporation, The Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Foundation, HAVEN, The Royal Park Hotel, and small businesses throughout Michigan. Her business writing has been featured in Black Engineer Magazine, Profiles in Diversity Journal, MultiCultural Law Journal, and in many online business magazines. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in national publications such as Mused-the Bella Online Journal, Still Crazy Magazine, and the Almost Touching Anthology.
Iris Lee Underwood is a graduate of Oakland University, a past president of DWW, and former Writer in Residence at the Troy Public Library. Her publication credits include The MacGuffin, Farming Magazine, Michigan Gardener, edibleWOW, Michigan Out-of-Doors, Woods-N-Water News, Rotarian, Metro Parent, Quilter’s World,The Oakland Press, Romeo Observer, Tri-City Times, Eccentric and Observer papers, Detroit News, Royal Oak Tribune, Grand Rapids Press, and the Appaliachian News Express in Pikesville, Kentucky. Iris owns Yule Love it Lavender Farm in Leonard, Michigan.
Theresa Nielsen enjoys writing in a variety of genres, including
children’s stories, nonfiction and young adult. Her love of all things nature and her pets are often her inspiration for writing. Growing up in a large family had its advantages, as she learned to cook and sew, but life didn’t allow time for writing. Now she is hard at work writing many childhood stories as well as a memoir about life with her pets, who fill many ours of her days with a joyful noise. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mich., but now calls Royal Oak home. She shares her home with her husband and a menagerie of dogs, cats and birds. Theresa writes daily and in her spare time, she is a dedicated quilter.