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Kelly Brotzman (she/her) is the Executive Director of Prison Book Program. Kelly’s passion for supporting people in prison comes from her experiences teaching college classes in prisons and volunteering with incarcerated students.

Prior to joining PBP, Kelly spent 20 years in higher education, leading offices and programs dedicated to service learning and teaching classes about social justice, poverty, and inequality. Kelly has a PhD in ethics from the University of Chicago. In her free time, she likes looking at contemporary art and antiques.

Beatrice Masters (she/her) is PBP’s Program Manager. She facilitates volunteer sessions, oversees scheduling, and manages our book inventory.  

In her free time, Bea does community organizing with Showing Up for Racial Justice Boston and Building Up People Not Prisons and is a pen pal with Black and Pink MA. She is an avid reader and Little Free Library steward. 

Bea has a degree in economics and a background in management consulting.

Photo credit Deborah Gravina
Photo credit Deborah Gravina

Michael Wood (he/him) is Director of Institutional Relations at Prison Book Program. He is the main liaison between PBP and prison and jail officials, and for this reason, he is also the primary editor of our restrictions database, which helps us keep track of what can and cannot be sent to individual facilities. Mike also provides expedited processing for requests from people incarcerated in New England.

Mike jokes that he is a full-time volunteer, having served over 8,000 hours with PBP since starting in 2017. He also enjoys volunteering at the American Red Cross and Common Art at Common Cathedral. Previously, Mike was mechanic, machinist and HVAC designer and engineer.