Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Oklahoma Leadership Team

Logo SCBWI-Oklahoma Regional Advisor: Jill Donaldson –

Assistant Regional Advisor: Gaye Sanders –

Illustrator Coordinator: Jerry Bennett –


The Oklahoma Chapter of SCBWI is divided up into smaller regions. The following are the regions and the Regional Coordinators for that region. Click on the Coordinators name to email them about events near you.


⇒ Chickasaw Country Region (i.e. Ada, Ardmore, Pauls Valley, Tishomingo) – Regional Coordinator: Meg Moring


⇒ Choctaw Country Region – (i.e. Broken Bow, Durant, Eufaula, McAlester) – Regional Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


⇒ Great Plains Country Region – (i.e. Altus, Clinton, Duncan, Lawton) – Regional Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


⇒ Green Country Region – (i.e. Bartlesville, Claremore, Grove, Wagoner) – Regional Coordinator: Melanie Jarboe and Assistant: Abigail Singrey


⇒ OKC Area Region – (i.e. Oklahoma City, Edmond, Midwest City, Mustang) – Regional Coordinator: Gaye Sanders, ARA and Assistant: Alysha Beers


⇒ ORU Area Region – (i.e. Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Jenks, Owasso) – Regional Coordinator: Megan Walvoord


⇒ OSU Area Region – (i.e. Cushing, El Reno, Guthrie, Stillwater) – Regional Coordinator: Kenda Henthorn


⇒ OU Area Region – (i.e. Blanchard, Moore, Norman, Shawnee) – Regional Coordinator: Kim Ventrella


⇒ Red Carpet Country Region – (i.e. Enid, Guymon, Ponca City, Woodward) – Regional Coordinator: Vacant (Please contact if you live in this region)


⇒ Tulsa Region – (i.e. Tulsa Proper area) – Regional Coordinator: Anna Myers, Regional Advisor Emeritus and Assistant: Barbara Lowell


Other Volunteer Positions for the Oklahoma Chapter:

Christmas Party Coordinator: Brenda Maier


Event Book Sales Coordinator: Amy Stephens  and Assistant: Barbara Lowell


Event Technology Coordinator: John Davidson


Illustrator Coordinator Assistants

          OKC Area: Alex Brodt

          Tulsa Area: Tim Lange


Information Technology Coordinator: Tod Hardin

              Website Event Manager: Jon Gilliland


Membership Care Coordinator: Helen Dunlap Newton


Mentorship Coordinator: Julie Dill


OK SCBWI Gift Shop Coordinator: Jessica Bennett(The store link is available here)


Publicity Coordinator: Regina Garvie


Published and Listed (PAL) Coordinator: Anna Myers, Regional Advisor Emeritus


Social Media Coordinator: Valerie Lawson


Scholarship Coordinator: Megan Cox