Board and Staff


Our Board of Directors has between twenty and twenty-five members and provides fiduciary oversight of Graywolf’s operations. We have awarded Board Emeritus status to former board members who have made a significant impact in the history of the press. 

The National Council is an informed advisory group of donors and friends across the country who support Graywolf’s efforts on a local basis, especially in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, New York, Portland (Oregon), the Twin Cities, and Washington, DC.

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Carmen Giménez, Director and Publisher, serves as Graywolf’s executive director. She oversees all departments and works closely with our board of directors and staff to set the strategic direction. 

Marisa Atkinson, Director of Marketing and Engagement, oversees the marketing and publicity department and the campaigns for our books, and is responsible for event programming strategy.

Mattan Comay, Sales and Operations Manager, manages reprints and award submissions, monitors book sales, acts as rights assistant, and processes Graywolf’s accounts payable.

Katie Dublinski, Associate Publisher, oversees book production and art direction, handles subsidiary rights, and occasionally acquires fiction and nonfiction titles; serves as interim director overseeing organizational strategy and staff. 

Rachel Fulkerson, Director of Advancement and Operations, oversees development, finance, HR,  and works with the Board of Directors.

Yuka Igarashi, Executive Editor, acquires fiction and nonfiction titles.

Alana Keiser, Development Associate, supports donor communications and systems, fundraising activities, Galley Club memberships, events, and grants.

Claire Laine, Director of Publicity, oversees media and press initiatives for our books and organization.

Anni Liu, Associate Editor, supports Carmen Giménez and Ethan Nosowsky and coordinates the Graywolf Press Africa Prize.

Caelan Ernest Nardone, Publicist,  manages publicity campaigns, marketing initiatives, and author tour events.

Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Director, is responsible for shaping Graywolf’s prose lists; he acquires fiction and nonfiction titles.

Casey O’Neil, Sales Director and Associate Director of Operations, oversees Graywolf's sales and retail marketing strategy; works with Director of Operations on HR, personnel, tech, and facilities.

Josh Ostergaard, Director of Strategic Initiatives, works closely with the board of directors, National Council, and other major donors and stakeholders, while helping set and implement organizational strategy.

Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor and Director of Poetry, is responsible for Graywolf’s poetry list; he also acquires literary nonfiction and criticism titles.

Veronica Silva, Marketing and Sales Associate, works with our distributor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), our sales representatives, and booksellers around the country to ensure Graywolf books are well represented in the marketplace.

Brittany Torres Rivera, Editorial and Administrative Assistant, supports the director and publisher as well as the editorial team as a whole.

There hasn't been a single moment in my nearly five years with Graywolf when I haven't been treated with absolute respect, by people who are clearly superb at their jobs.

J. Robert Lennon

Board of Directors

Aimee Lagos (chair), Stefanie Adams, Ramona Advani, Art Berman, Sheila Berube, Karin Birkeland, Kathleen Boe, Thea Goodman (NC co-chair), Michelle Keeley, Chris Kirwan, Lenesa Leana, Zachary McMillan (NC co-chair), Ed McConaghay, Mike Meyer, Sharon Pierce, Shahina Piyarali (NC co-chair), Alexis Racciatti, Willie Reyelts, Kathleen Smith, Winifred Smith, Elena Sparling

Board Emeritus

Marilynn Alcott, Betsy Atwater, Ann Bitter, Page Knudsen Cowles, Sally Dixon, Colin Hamilton, Diane Herman, Ed McConaghay, Katherine Murphy, Mary Polta, Bruno Quinson, Gail See, Kay Sexton, Margaret Telfer, Melinda Ward, John Wheelihan, Margaret Wurtele

National Council

Thea Goodman (Co-chair), Zachary McMillan (Co-chair), Shahina Piyarali (Co-chair), Melchora Alexander, Catherine Allan, Susan Anderson, Trish F. Anderson, Betsy Atwater, Elizabeth Bailey, Peter Blackstock, Carol Bemis, Brett Goldblatt, Ann Bookman, Marion Brown, Kelsey Cerovac, Edwin Cohen, Page Knudsen Cowles, Ellen Flamm, Vicki Ford, Lee Freeman, Paul Griffiths, Tyneisha Harris, John Michael Hemsley, Patsy Hicks, Cecily Hines, James Hoecker, Barbara Holmes, Misha Inniss-Thompson, Mark Jensen, Georgia Murphy Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Jeffrey Leak, Shawn Liu, Lisa Lucas, Chris LaVictoire Mahai, Maura Rainey McCormack, Elise Paschen, Marita Rivero, Paula Roe, Salvatore Scibona, Sushma Sheth, Stephanie Stebich, Louise Steinman, Kathryn B. Swintek, Kate Tabner, Margaret Telfer, Nancy Temple, Diane Thormodsgard, Judy Titcomb, Sam Ubl, Glyn Vincent, Joanne Von Blon, Kristin Walrod, Susan Watson, Tappan Wilder