Board of Directors

Susan Isaacs, Chairman
               Novelist

Amy Berkower, President
                Chair, Writers House LLC

Willys Schneider Kals, Treasurer
                Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter 

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

Johanna Castillo
                Literary Agent, Writers House LLC

Andrew Cohen
                CEO, Perch

Celia H. Currin
                Executive Career Coach; Independent Director

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

Maureen Mahon Egen 
                Former Deputy Chairman and Publisher (retired), Hachette Book Group

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

Elliot Figman      
                Executive Director, Poets & Writers, Inc.

Jane Friedman
                Chairman, Open Road Integrated Media

Janet McCarthy Grimm
                Vice President, Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers

A.M. Homes
                Writer

Ellen R. Joseph
                Attorney/Partner (retired), Kaye Scholer, LLP (now Arnold & Porter)

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
                Writer

Katie Mahon
              Author; Retired Banking Executive

Madeline McIntosh               
                CEO, Penguin Random House U.S.

Michael Pietsch               
                CEO, Hachette Book Group

Randy Siegel          
                CEO, Advance Local; Children's Book Author

Eric Simonoff    
                Literary Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Tracy K. Smith
               Poet; Professor of Creative Writing, Princeton University
               Former U.S. Poet Laureate (2017-2019)

Paul Vidich         
                Writer and Media Consultant/Independent Director

Galen Williams 
                Founder, Poets & Writers, Inc.
                Landscape Gardener, Galen Williams Landscape Design, Inc.

Victoria Wilson 
                Senior Editor, Vice President and Associate Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf