Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Oklahoma Leadership Team

Logo SCBWI-OklahomaRegional 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, Holdenville, McAlester) – Regional Coordinator: Kathy Atkins


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


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


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


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


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


OU Area Region – (i.e. Blanchard, Chickasha, Moore, Norman, Purcell, SOKC, Shawnee, Tuttle) – Regional Coordinator: Kim Ventrella


Red Carpet Country Region – (i.e. Blackwell, Enid, Guymon, Kenton, Pawhuska, Perry, Ponca City, Woodward) – Regional Coordinator: Vacant


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


Illustrator Coordinator Assistants

OKC Area: Alex Brodt

Tulsa Area: Tim Lange


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: Ginger Reno


On the Road Summer Event Coordinator: Helen Newton


Publicity Committee Chair: Regina Garvie


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


Social Media Committee Chair: Valerie Lawson


Scholarship Coordinator: Megan Cox


Technology Coordinator: John Davidson


Web Site Advisor: Tod Hardin and Assistant: Jon Gilliland


Webinar Coordinator: Jon Gilliland