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Staff Biographies

Tania Vitvitsky
Executive Director

Ken Mackler
Comptroller

Colin McCullough
Book Donation Program Manager

Kimberly Bartlett
Special Projects Manager

Ray Huling
Program Officer

Bill Hantzis
Warehouse Supervisor

Alexander Gupman
Program Officer

Jason Kirkpatrick
Warehouse Assistant

Sarah Dube
Program Associate

Roger Gill
IT Consultant

Tim Nikula
Program Officer/
Internet Training Manager



Tania Vitvitsky
Executive Director
tania@sabre.org

Tania Vitvitsky joined Sabre Foundation in 1990 as Project Officer, Scientific Assistance Project. Since 1991 as Project Director, she was responsible for developing book and journal donation programs throughout the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and Mongolia. Currently, she is overseeing the expansion of programs to Cuba and Africa (Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa and Tanzania).

Tania also initiated Sabre's Internet projects, including electronic publishing and Information Technology Workshops,a customized, "hands-on" training program for professionals from developing/transitional countries. She brings to Sabre many years experience in community and program development, state government service, community relations, and business.

Board and volunteer activities have included: current board member -- Sabre-Svitlo Foundation, Lviv, Ukraine; former Chairperson -- Friends of Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; former member -- Jewish/Ukrainian Dialogue Group; founding member -- Ukrainian Professionals Association (Boston); and member -- Friends Committee, the Wang Center, Boston.

Tania graduated with a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has continued with course work at Lesley College Graduate School, Radcliffe College Seminars, and at the Lowell Institute School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Colin McCullough
Book Donation Program Manager
colin@sabre.org

Colin McCullough, a native of N. Ireland, joined Sabre as Program Officer in 1993. He oversees Sabre's book donation programs worldwide, and his responsibilities include: acquisition of book donations from both US and European publishers; management of Sabre's book inventory and its Massachusetts warehouse facility; coordination with US and overseas partners for the selection, preparation and distribution of donated books; and grant writing and reporting.

Colin serves as Treasurer and board member of the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the independent state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Colin holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Stirling and an M.Sc in English from the University of Edinburgh.

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Ken Mackler
Comptroller
ken@sabre.org

Ken Mackler joined Sabre Foundation in January 1994 on a part-time basis as financial controller. Ken has been helping small businesses with financial and computer issues since 1988 and has extensive experience in business operations, financial and administrative functions in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

Ken has earned a MBA from Bentley College (12/88) with a concentration in finance; a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University (6/85); and an Associates in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Kimberly Bartlett
Special Projects Manager
kim@sabre.org

Kimberly Bartlett began working with Sabre's Internet Training Program in July 1998. From 1998 to late 2000, Kimberly helped to grow the program by marketing the training opportunity to clients and collaborators in the U.S. and overseas, and by securing financial support from small private foundations and large government agencies.

Although currently working on international programs at Northwestern University (Illinois), Kimberly continues to work with Sabre on special projects, including the development of training workshops for librarians from developing countries.

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Alexander Gupman
Program Officer
alexander@sabre.org

Alexander (Sasha) Gupman joined Sabre in September 2000 to work on select book shipments of less-than-container loads. His role has since expanded to Program Officer, with a focus on both book donations and training.

He recently graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, MA and also has degrees in International Relations and Secondary Education from American University and Film Direction from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Czech Republic. Previously, Alexander has worked with NGOs on development and conflict resolution programs. His experience also includes working as a free-lance journalist and political analyst in Central Asia and teaching leadership studies at a public high school in Maryland.

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Ray Huling
Program Officer
ray@sabre.org

Ray Huling joined Sabre as a Program Officer in November 2001. He lives in Providence, RI.

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Sarah Dube
Program Associate
sarah@sabre.org

Sarah Dube joined Sabre in August 2001 as a Program Associate. Her duties include managing incoming e-mail and phone inquiries; updating and backing up mailing list database and e-mail expansion list; assisting with IT Training Program trainees and visitors from overseas; working on grant proposals and reports; conducting online research for bibliographic information; data entry; and general office/clerical work.

Sarah holds a B.A. in political science from Bates College and an M.L.S. in library and information science from Simmons College.

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Tim Nikula
Internet Training Manager
tim@sabre.org

Tim Nikula began working with Sabre on its Youth Internet Training Programs, and then joined Sabre in June, 2001 as a Program Officer. He has taken on additional responsibilities as the Internet Training Manager and webmaster.

Tim studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and is working towards the Certificate in Human Securities. As part of his program, Tim spend the summer working with a micro-credit NGO in Sierra Leone. Tim has also lived in Russia, Finland and Kazakhstan.

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Bill Hantzis
Warehouse Supervisor

Bill Hantzis started work at Sabre's Clinton, MA, warehouse in June 1999 after thirty years as a Project Supervisor for Middlesex Building & Wrecking Co. He helped coordinate the move to the new Sabre warehouse in Lawrence, MA. Mr. Hantzis has been a long-time volunteer with a number of educational and charitable organizations in the Clinton area.

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Jason Kirkpatrick
Warehouse Assistant

Jason Kirkpatrick works as a full-time assistant in its Lawrence, MA warehouse.

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Roger Gill
IT Consultant

Roger joined Sabre in June 2002 to work on a variety of IT and technical projects.

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