Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Volunteers




Regional Team Members

Appointed by SCBWI Headquarters

Regional Advisor – Sharon Skinner Assistant Regional AdvisorTanja Bauerle Illustrator Coordinator – Michael Hale
Regional Advisor Emeritus – Dawn Dixon, RAE

Regional Volunteers

Appointed by the Regional Advisor

P.A.L. Liaison (Middle Grade/YA)Laura Ellen Reed P.A.L. Liaison (Picture Book)Dianne White Planning Committee Member at Large & Diversity Team POCs- Sara Fujimura Social Media Coordinator – Todd Gordon
KidLit Mingle Host Coordinator – Kathie McMahon Equity & Inclusion Team Co-Leader – Fawzia Tung Equity & Inclusion Team Co-Leader – Amanda Malek Ahmadi

KidLitMingle Hosts

Appointed by the Regional Advisor

(These meetings are open to all SCBWI AZ members regardless of location.)

Flagstaff/Northern AZ Jackee Alston  
North Scottsdale Eric Boyd  
Phoenix Central/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Area Michael Hale
Phoenix West Valley/Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, El Mirage, Sun City, Peoria, Tolleson Angela Morrison  
Phoenix East Valley/Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction, Queen Creek Kathie McMahon and Eric Boyd  
Tucson/Oro Valley, Catalina Foothills, and Marana Lori Alexander and Joanne Pope   

Yuma – Open



Seeking the following Member Volunteers

Member volunteers are recruited, appointed, and coordinated by the Regional Advisor.

Proactive member volunteers are integral to our region’s success.

For details and to apply, please email with the subject line SCBWI AZ Volunteer.

– Networking and Kid Lit Mingle Coordinators for Yuma, Lake Havasau