Board of Trustees

Kalamazoo Poetry Festival is run by a working board of trustees. If you’re interested in becoming a KPF board member, you can apply here. You can also volunteer your time at events or on a committee if being a board member isn’t your thing.

Current Board Members

Kaitlin Martin

Kaitlin Martin

Chair, 2019-2023

Medical Case Manager, CARES

Cameron Decker

Cameron Decker

Vice Chair, 2019-2023

Applications Developer, WMU

Adam Wagner

Adam Wagner

Treasurer, 2020-2024

Controller, Landscape Forms

Salwa Tareen

Salwa Tareen

Secretary, 2020-2024

Ph.D. Student, Boston University

Kathy Jennings

Kathy Jennings

Ex-Officio Trustee

Independent contractor for KPF, publicity and programming consultant, grant writer

Casey Grooten

Casey Grooten

Trustee, 2020-2024

Customer Care Representative, PNC Bank

Frances Vicioso

Frances Vicioso

Trustee, 2020-2024

Coordinator, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Kalamazoo

Previous Board Members

 

  • Gen Miller
  • Sara Lupita-Olivares
  • Robin Church (Secretary)
  • John Minser (President)
  • Edward Eckel (President)
  • Richard Pattison (Treasurer)
  • Allison Kennedy (Secretary)
  • Joe Costello
  • Donna McClurkan
  • Zaide Pixley
  • Stacy Nowicki (President)
  • Sherie Veramay
  • Amy Ferguson (Secretary)
  • Marsha Meyer
  • Marion Boyer
  • Karen Trout
  • George Martin (Founder)