Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Regional Conference Team



SCBWI is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. SCBWI San Francisco North and East Bay Region is one of the over 60 regional chapters around the world. All regional chapters are run by volunteers. There are no salaried employees. Core conference volunteers dedicate long hours over many months to develop, execute and run the conference. The conference also requires many more volunteers to work an hour or two on the day of the event. We are very grateful to everyone for making our regional conference the success it has become, and for bringing professional, high quality programs to our members.


Core Conference Team

Lisa Schulman, Co-regional Advisor

Shells Legoullon, Co-regional Advisor

Julie Bayless, Regional Illustrator Coordinator

Louise Henriksen, Registrar, website registration

Kathy Urban, Manuscript Critique Coordinator, Co-website Coordinator

Ilona Bray, Speaker Coordinator

Kamela Portuges, Volunteer Coordinator

Nadia Salomon, Co-assistant Regional Advisor

Trish Henry, Co-website Coordinator, Oktoberfest website

Natasha Yim, Co-assistant Regional Advisor, Member Question Coordinator

Shoshana Smith, (shoshana (at) flashlightbooks (dot) com), Flashlight Books, on-site bookseller for faculty, PAL, and Self-published authors

Nanette Heffernan, New Member Welcome Coordinator, CritConnect Coordinator, judge for Best in Show


Thank you to the many volunteers who will help out the day of the conference!

VOLUNTEER NOTICE: We have had overwhelming support from our community! Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a volunteer. We will be contacting you soon. We do not need any more at this time. Thank you.

Thank you to John Ledda for our gorgeous conference masthead!