Staff Directory

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Norine
Dworkin

Editor-in-Chief

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Norine is an award-winning author and blogger with 20-plus years experience as a print and digital journalist. Norine’s writing has been published in daily newspapers (Orange County Register, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald), LGBTQ weeklies, The Village Voice and numerous magazines, including Redbook, Marie Claire, More, Family Circle, Prevention, Shape and Reader's Digest. Her book, Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations won the 2016 Independent Book Publishers Association Gold Benjamin Franklin Award for Parenting/Family. Her essays have been published in numerous anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul's Be You (2021). She holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA from New York University. She lives in Winter Garden with her teenage son. 

Dibya is a veteran journalist of more than 20 years. He has written for The Associated Press, Communications Daily, FCW and other publications, covering lobbying, technology, business, Congress and local and state governments. He has also worked for Gannett and other local publications in Westchester County, N.Y. He has been living in Orlando since late 2017. You can find his past stories on his personal website.

Dibya
Sarkar

Managing Editor

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Cindy Marie Jenkins

Cindy Marie
Jenkins

Contributing Writer

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Cindy is just back from Beijing where she served for two years as deputy managing editor at Jingkids International, covering everything from relocation to COVID-19 protocols and parenting as an ex-pat. Cindy’s writing has been published at The Mary Sue, StarTrek.com, Insider, The Beijinger, Theatre Communications Guild, The Clyde Fitch Report, The Mom Forum, No Proscenium, Dwarf+Giant (a blog of The Last Bookstore), Time Out Beijing Family, Theatre @ Boston Court and more. She’s been quoted in Wired, National Geographic Family, Care.com, PAAL (Parent Artist Advocacy League) Readiness Series, and more. Her book for work-at-home-parents will be published in 2022. Follow her on her personal website and on Twitter and Instagram.

Michele spent three years as a music and theatre critic for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and was a professional singer, actor and educator, performing at Walt Disney World with EPCOT's Voices of Liberty. Currently, she writes for Gasparilla magazine and the Boca Beacon weekly community newspaper. 

T. Michele
Walker

Contributing Writer

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Madhumita
Chakrabartti

Financial Adviser

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Madhumita is VoxPopuli's financial adviser and principal of her own consulting firm, serving nonprofits and independent business owners. She has 30 years of corporate finance experience, with executive finance positions at Parker Health Group, a not-for-profit aging services organization; Covance, a contract research organization providing services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries; Covidien, a global healthcare products company, and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies; and Starwood Hotels (now Marriott), a hospitality company managing and franchising hotels and lodging facilities. She also volunteers her time and expertise to many non-profit organizations including the Living Legacy Project, Butterflies USA, Inc, Financial Women’s Association, Princeton Folk Music Society, Seeds of Peace, Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and others. She holds an MS in Public Accounting and MBA in Finance from Pace University, and a BA in English Literature from Calcutta University.