Meet the Team

Executive Director

Cynthia StillwellCynthia Fritts Stillwell has a multifaceted career in the arts and non-profit world. She has worked as a producer, arts consultant and teacher. She is a graduate of the CTI program of professional Broadway producers. Her background includes many years as Coordinating Producer for the Ojai (CA) Playwrights Conference, sending twenty-eight productions to Broadway and regional theatres (including Other Desert Cities, The Mother with the Hat, 9 Circles, The Paris Letter, In the Continuum, Equivocation, For Reele, The Busy World is Hushed, The Word Begins, Holy Road, Beyond the 17th Parallel, Durango, Til the Break of Dawn, Flight, Betty’s Summer Vacation, among others. In her work as a casting director, Cynthia has cast more than 100 television and film productions, including GLORY, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES and I’LL FLY AWAY. Over the years, Cynthia has taken great pride in her ability to shepherd performing arts organizations, visual arts organizations and non-profit companies. She has a strong background in managing staff and budgets, writing grants and developing corporate sponsors.


Director of Operations; Editor & Art Director for Network

Kristin Rath, originally from Florida, has loved living in New York City for more than ten years. She has a background in Communications, East Asian Studies, and Japanese language. 

Her first experience with IWWG was as a summer conference attendee. Kristin experienced the “magic” throughout the event and immediately became involved in the organization, volunteering at several Big Apple conferences and the following year’s summer conference. In addition to her work with IWWG, she is a social media consultant as well as a holistic health and wellness writer for health websites, including her own site Words Are Food. Kristin is well into writing her first novel, and is also working on a memoir that she was inspired to start during her first IWWG conference.