Board of Directors

Amy Berkower, President
                Chair, Writers House LLC

Willys Schneider Kals, Treasurer
                Senior Counsel (retired), Arnold & Porter 

Helen Macioce, Secretary
                Former President (retired), Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company

Kofi Appenteng
                President, Africa-America Institute

Johanna Castillo
                Senior Literary Agent, Writers House LLC

Allison J. Davis
                Executive Director, Art Horizons
                Founder, Coopty Productions, LLC

Kassie Evashevski
                Partner and Co-Head of Media Rights Department, Anonymous Content

Elliot Figman      
              Executive Director Emeritus, Poets & Writers

Janet McCarthy Grimm
                Vice President (retired), Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers

A.M. Homes
                Writer

Tayari Jones
              Writer; Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University

Katie Mahon
              Writer; Retired Banking Executive

Madeline McIntosh               
                CEO, Penguin Random House U.S.

Michael Pietsch               
                CEO, Hachette Book Group

Rochelle Riley
                Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit

Randy Siegel          
                Children's Book Author

Eric Simonoff    
                Partner and Literary Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Kwame Spearman    
                CEO and Co-Owner, The Tattered Cover

Yvonna Stevens
                Executive Vice President and CFO, International Youth Foundation

Paul Vidich         
                Writer and Media Consultant/Independent Director