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Distributed Proofreaders Foundation (DPF)

The DP Foundation (DPF) is incorporated under New Jersey state law. DP's day-to-day running is in the hands of a General Manager (GM). The GM is overseen by the DPF Board of Trustees. (Some documents refer to Board of Directors: the correct term, in accordance with the bylaws, is Board of Trustees) Board members serve three-year terms, and may be re-elected once.

Current members

The Board members at present, office (if any), year of election, and last year of current term are

  • Sharon Joiner, srjfoo, President (Trustee from 2016 until 2022).
  • Rick Tonsing, okrick, Secretary (Trustee from 2018 until 2021).
  • Rich Hulse, BookBuff, Treasurer (Trustee from 2018 until 2021).
  • Manny Ackerman, mannyack (Trustee from 2019 until 2022).
  • Linda Cantoni LCantoni (Trustee from 2020 until 2023)
  • Walt Farrell wfarrell (Trustee from 2020 until 2023)
  • Greg Newby, gbnewby ('external member' Trustee from 2011 to 2014; Class 4 Trustee from 2014 to 2022).


  1. Trustee terms begin on June 1 of their election year, and end on May 31 of the year their term ends.
  2. The DP General Manager, Linda Hamilton lhamilton, is also an ex officio (non-voting) member of the DPF Board.

E-mail Contact

If you need to contact one of the officers you can use the links above to do so via PM if you're a DP volunteer, or you may use one of the following email addresses:

  • President: dpf-president at
  • Secretary: dpf-secretary at
  • Treasurer: dpf-treasurer at


  • Juliet Sutherland, JulietS External Liaison & Registered Agent

Role and responsibilities of the Board

The Board has a monthly standing meeting by conference call. Minutes are available in the "Board Meeting Minutes 2010-2019" forum.

Historical membership and elections

For historical info about DPF Board elections and prior Board membership, please see DP Foundation History.

To comment or request edits to this page, please contact the DPF Secretary (LCantoni) or another DPF Board member, or make your suggestions on this page: DPFoundation talk:Distributed Proofreaders Foundation.