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, 2018-19

Executive Members

President: Glenn Rollans, Partner, Brush Education; Edmonton, AB
Vice-President: Melissa Pitts, Director, University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, BC
Treasurer: Karen Boersma, Publisher, Owlkids Books; 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
Amanda Crocker, Editorial Coordinator, Between the Lines; Toronto, ON
Ruth Linka, Associate Publisher, Orca Book Publishers; Victoria, BC
Lara Mainville, Director, University of Ottawa Press; Ottawa, ON
Leigh Nash, Publisher, Invisible Publishing; Picton, ON
Brendan Ouellette, Digital Project Manager, Annick Press; Toronto, ON
Greg Younging, Publisher, Theytus Books; Penticton, BC

ACP Committees & Task Forces

Children’s Publishing Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Boersma, Owlkids Books
Ruth Linka, Orca Book Publishers
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Board Liaison: Greg Younging, Theytus Books
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 TBC
Nominating Committee Chair: Glenn Rollans, Brush Education
Professional Development Committee Chair: Brendan Ouellette, Annick Press
Special Events Committee Chair: Renée Knapp, Between the Lines / Inanna
Board Liaison: Lara Mainville, University of Ottawa Press
Trade Publishing Committee Co-Chairs:
Karen Brochu, House of Anansi / Groundwood Books
Amanda Crocker, Between the Lines
The 49th Shelf Advisory Group Chair: David Caron, ECW Press