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 –

Regional Advisor Emeritus: Anna Myers


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: Kathy Atkins


⇒ Great Plains Country Region – (i.e. Altus, Clinton, Duncan, Lawton) – Regional Coordinator: Richard Collins and Assistant: Debi Coleman


⇒ 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, RAE and Assistant: Barbara Lowell


Other Volunteer Positions for the Oklahoma Chapter:

Christmas Party Coordinator: Brenda Maier


Contest Coordinator: Holly Abston


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 Content Manager: Pati Hailey

          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)


Okie Pride Coordinator: Gaye Sanders


On the Road Summer Event Coordinator: Helen Newton


Publicity Coordinator: Regina Garvie


Published and Listed (PAL) Coordinator: Anna Myers, RAE


Social Media Coordinator: Valerie Lawson


Scholarship Coordinator: Megan Cox


Webinar Coordinator: Jon Gilliland