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IRW Board of Directors

Jan Coates, Mount Desert, Maine

Executive Director, Island Readers & Writers; Board Member, Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve; Board of Trustees, MDI Biological Laboratory; Emeritus Trustee, Aloha Foundation

Russ Cox, Pittsfield, Maine

Author and Illustrator

Katherine Emery, Mount Desert, Maine

Freelance Photographer

Michelle Finn, Cherryfield, Maine

Author, educational consultant

Gigi Georges, Bedford, New Hampshire & Southwest Harbor, Maine

Author, professor; Advisory Board, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University

Andrea Gilmore, Dedham, Massachusetts

Preservation architect, retired; Thuya Garden Committee

Debra Lay, President, Beverly, Massachusetts

Principal, Beverly, MA Schools; Member, American Library Association and International Literacy Association

Anne Pomeroy, Pacific Palisades, California & Southwest Harbor, Maine

Retired teacher; IRW Board of Directors Secretary, 2016-2019; Board of Regents, Loyola Marymount University School of Education

Allison Kupfer Poteet, Treasurer, South Portland, Maine

Managing Partner, Nonprofit Professional Advisory Group

Jessie Vogel, Rowley, Massachusetts

Director, North Shore Nursery School