Board of Directors

Susan Isaacs, Chairman
               Novelist

Celia H. Currin, President
                Founder and CEO, WhisperStreet.biz

Willys Schneider Kals, Treasurer
                Partner, Kaye Scholer, LLP

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

Malaika Adero
                Writer, editor, and agent

Amy Berkower 
                Chairman, Writers House, LLC

Johanna Castillo
                Vice President and Executive Editor, Atria Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster

Andrew Cohen
                CEO, Perch

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

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

Elliot Figman      
                Executive Director, Poets & Writers, Inc.

Jane Friedman
                Chairman, Open Road Integrated Media

Karin Grafstrom               
                Market Research Manager, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Janet McCarthy Grimm
                Vice President, Lindenmeyr Book Publishing Papers

John W. Holman, Jr.      
                Partner, HHR Asset Management, LLC

A.M. Homes
                Writer

Ellen R. Joseph
                Attorney/Partner (retired), Kaye Scholer, LLP

J. Alan Kahn
                Editor at Large, Sterling Publishing

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
                Writer

Michael Pietsch               
                CEO, Hachette Book Group

Eric Simonoff    
                Literary Agent, William Morris Endeavor

Nicholas J. Vergoth        
                Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Lake Book Manufacturing, Inc.

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