Sampsonia Way Staff

Henry Reese

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Henry Reese is the co-founder of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, publisher of Sampsonia Way.  He was a co-founder of Reese Brothers and Comm Comm, which provided telemarketing and call center services.  In 2002 he sold his operating business interests, and since then he has mainly engaged in volunteer initiatives. Email Henry Reese





SilviaSilvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain.  Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos. Email Silvia


Carol Hymowitz is an Editorial Advisor of Sampsonia Way. She is known in the U.S. and internationally for her writing and speaking about leadership, innovation and women’s advance in business, politics and the arts.  Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other media.

She currently is an Editor at Large at Bloomberg News.  Previously she was Editorial Director of Forbes Woman, where she launched Forbes Woman Magazine and ForbesWoman.com, a daily website for and about professional women.  She spent most of her journalism career at the Wall Street Journal, where she rose from a reporter to a senior editor and columnist.   She is co-author of A History of Women in America (Bantam Books.)

Michael Solano-MullingsMichael Solano-Mullings is Sampsonia Way’s online media specialist, site designer/developer, and web manager. Michael likes to hang out at the intersection of new media, design, and social justice. A strong believer in minimalist design, he builds and maintain websites that work seamlessly, and enjoys running marathons barefoot. Email Michael to inquire about partnerships and marketing collaborations or to report site problems.


Joshua Barnes is a senior editorial assistant at Sampsonia Way. In 2010 he earned a bachelor’s degree in Fiction Writing and Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. During his undergraduate career, he was awarded with 2009′s Ossip Award in Critical Writing for Anna Kavan A Critical Study and was the Runner up for 2008′s Ossip Award for Below the Ground, Above the Earth: Visualizations on the Evolution of Alienation in Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground. Currently Josh is working on a variety of multi-media narratives, and is involved with several musical projects. Email Joshua


Olivia StranskyOlivia Stransky is an editorial assistant and video editor for Sampsonia Way. She received her B.A. in literature and film from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. While a student, she worked as the editor-in-chief of Glacial Erratic, Simon’s Rock’s literary and arts magazine. After graduating she received a grant to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Slovakia, where she taught English literature and conversation at Univerzita Komenského in Bratislava. Email Olivia