Nancy, one of HRW's co-founders, is a former vice-president of HRW. She served on the board since HRW's inception in 2008 but recently retired. Nancy taught special education English to students in grades 7 through 12 in New York before retiring to Virginia Beach with her husband, Karl, in 2000. Their 3 children and 7 grandchildren live up and down the east coast and as far away as Japan. An active member and past president of the Cape Henry Woman’s Club, Nancy also loves to sing in her church choir (pre and hopefully post- Covid), read, knit, garden, and (try to) paint. Apart from family most of the year, Nancy credits her warm welcome into the HRW writing community as a major reason she now calls Virginia Beach home. She has rediscovered her love of writing and enjoys crafting short stories and middle grade fiction. One of her stories placed first in a General Federation of Women's Clubs' national writing competition, and another took 3rd place in HRW's inaugural juvenile fiction contest. However, most of her time spent with letters lately involves editing, critiquing, and working with her very special Wednesday morning critique family.