William (Billy) J. Tooma
Instructor of English, Essex County College (Newark, NJ)
Deputy Executive Director
Tooma, as Deputy Executive Director, works alongside the other National Directors to help run the day-to-day operations of CCHA. His roles include collaborating with the National Publications Director, working towards relaunching the organization’s peer-reviewed journal: “The Review,” developing marketing strategies for 2017, and performing affiliate outreach (until a formal Marketing & Affiliate Outreach Director is appointed). He envisions CCHA as a year-round entity where not a season will go by without something happening.
Tooma is from northern New Jersey. His BA (English Literature & Secondary Education) and MA (English Writing) were earned at William Paterson University. He is a published writer of both poetry and prose as well as an award-nominated documentary filmmaker. Currently, Tooma is a doctoral candidate