Board & Governance

A volunteer board of directors directs the work of ACP. It is carefully balanced to include representation from all genres of publishing, geographic diversity, both men and women, and younger and veteran publishers. An effective system of standing committees and ad hoc task forces ensures that the association addresses the full range of members’ priorities and concerns.

Board of Directors, 2017-18

Executive Members

President: Glenn Rollans, Partner, Brush Education; Edmonton, AB
Vice-President: Melissa Pitts, Director, University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, BC
Past President: Matt Williams, VP Operations, House of Anansi Press & Groundwood Books; Toronto, ON
Treasurer: Semareh Al-Hillal, Associate Publisher, Kids Can Press; Toronto, ON
Secretary: Sean Guistini, Nunavut Arctic College Press; Iqaluit, NU

Members at Large

Wayne Antony, Publisher, Fernwood Publishing; Winnipeg, MB
Terrilee Bulger, General Manager, Nimbus Publishing and Publisher, Acorn Press; Halifax, NS
Lynn Fisher, VP Scholarly Publishing, University of Toronto Press; Toronto, ON
Leigh Nash, Publisher, Invisible Publishing; Picton, ON
Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers; Victoria, BC
Greg Younging, Publisher, Theytus Books; Penticton, BC

ACP Committees & Task Forces

Children’s Publishing Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Boersma, Owlkids Books
Andrew Wooldridge, Orca Book Publishers
Educational Publishing (K-12) Committee Co-Chairs:
Terrilee Bulger, Nimbus Publishing and Acorn Press
Rick Wilks, Annick Press
Export Committee Chair: Melissa Pitts, UBC Press
Higher Education Committee Co-Chairs:
Wayne Antony, Fernwood Publishing
Leslie Dema, Broadview Press
Library Committee Chair: David Caron, ECW Press
Board Liaison: Sean Guistini, Nunavut Arctic College Press
Nominating Committee Chair: Matt Williams, Anansi/Groundwod
Professional Development Committee Chair: Brendan Ouellette, Annick Press
Board Liaison: Matt Williams, Anansi/Groundwod
Trade Publishing Committee Co-Chairs:
Lynn Fisher, University of Toronto Press
Barbara Howson, Anansi/Groundwood
Special Events Committee Chair: Renée Knapp, Between the Lines / Inanna
Board Liaison: Semareh Al-Hillal, Kids Can Press
The 49th Shelf Advisory Group Chair: David Caron, ECW Press