NAIBA Board of Directors

In accordance with NAIBA bylaws, voting members (independent brick & mortar businesses in the New Atlantic Region actively engaged in the retail sale of books) are entitled to one vote in the NAIBA election process. The nominating committee proposes a slate of potential board members in the fall.

The 2023 slate for the Board of Directors is ready for votes. Please vote by August 1. The new Board will officially take office at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 10, 9am at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA. 

If you or someone you know would like to serve on the NAIBA board, please submit their information on the Nomination form.  Nominations must be in by June 30 of each year to be eligible for the summer election. New board members are installed at the Annual Conference each year.

2023 - 2024 NAIBA Board

Hannah Oliver Depp
Hannah Oliver Depp
Owner Loyalty Bookstores (301)448-1830
President
Erin Matthews
Erin Matthews
Owner The Last Word (410)489-2705
Vice President
Amanda Zirn Hudson
Amanda Zirn Hudson
Frontlist Buyer & Subscription Curator Bethany Beach Books (302)539-2522
Treasurer
Adlai Yeomans
Adlai Yeomans
Owner White Whale Bookstore
Secretary
Kirsten Hess
Kirsten Hess
Founder & Owner, Let's Play Books & The End. Founder & Ex. director, Lehigh Valley Book Festival Let's Play Books Bookstore (610)928-8600
Board member
Amanda Toronto
Amanda Toronto
Book Buyer Shakespeare & Co (212)772-3400
Board member
Carolyn Godavitarne
Carolyn Godavitarne
Chief Operating Officer Politics & Prose Bookstore (202)364-1919
Board member
Julia Fleischaker
Julia Fleischaker
Owner Greedy Reads (410)276-6222
Board Member
Vina Castillo (C)
Vina Castillo (C)
Co-owner Kew & Willow Books (718)441-0009
Board Member
Mary Beth Thomas
Mary Beth Thomas
VP Deputy Director of Sales HarperCollins Publishers (212)207-7103
Board Member
K. Kerimian
K. Kerimian
Events & Outreach Coordinator P&T Knitwear
Board Member

Staff

Eileen Dengler
Eileen Dengler
Executive Director NAIBA (516)333-0681
Executive Director
Kit Little
Kit Little
Executive Administrator NAIBA
Executive Administrator
Elliott batTzedek
Elliott batTzedek
NAIBA
Member Relations Coordinator
Kathy Ellen Davis
Kathy Ellen Davis
NAIBA
Social Media Coordinator