Staff and Board


Phone: (626) 356-4760 Ext. ___
Fax: (626) 356-9974

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114

Physical Address
1540 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103


Mark E. Cull, Publisher and Executive Director | Ext #200
Mark E. Cull closely manages the Production, Design, and Accounting departments and works with the Board of Directors. As Publisher, he acts as Red Hen Press’s art director and supervises all book layouts and cover designs; as Executive Director, Mark is responsible for all production and operation decisions.

Kate Gale, Managing Editor | Ext #100
Kate Gale oversees the Editorial, Development, and Marketing departments and collaborates with the Board of Directors. She is responsible for curating Red Hen’s prose and poetry titles, representing the Press at foreign rights book fairs, and fundraising.

Tobi Harper, Deputy Director and Marketing Director | Ext #900
Tobi Harper serves as Red Hen Press’s main contact with our distributor, Ingram, and our UK distributor and sales reps, Central and Signature. They lead the staff team, represent the Press at sales conferences and literary festivals, and double as our in-house tech support.

Monica Fernandez, Media Manager | Ext #600
Monica Fernandez manages the media and publicity of all Red Hen’s books. She pioneers the Red Hen Reading Series in Pasadena, CA, arranges our participation in literary events across the country, promotes book news, reviews, and press publicity across our social media networks and contacts, connects authors with media and interview opportunities, and liaises with Foreign Rights and Film Rights agents for prospective sale of language and film rights.

Natasha McClellan, Production Associate | Ext #400
Natasha McClellan works closely with the head publisher, Mark Cull, in managing the Production and Design departments. She is the main point of contact and provides support for all authors for the duration of a book’s production. Natasha also liaises between the press and printers, agents, and artists.

Nicolas Niño, Development Associate | Ext #500
Nicolas Niño works closely with Kate Gale and the Board of Directors. As Red Hen Press’s grant writer, he is responsible for acquiring funding for the Press, planning the annual benefit, and oversees the Writing in the Schools program.

Rebeccah Sanhueza, Editorial and Development Assistant | Ext #300
Rebeccah Sanhueza supervises all stages of manuscript copy editing, coordinates and facilitates Red Hen’s awards, and is responsible for donor cultivation and the management of private fundraising events.

Tansica Sunkamaneevongse, Marketing Assistant | Ext #700
Tansica Sunkamaneevongse provides support to the Marketing, Media, and Development departments. She works closely with authors and manages the awards database, Red Hen Press’s presales platform, and serves as the co-Book Review Editor for the Los Angeles Review.

Amanda De Vries, Bookkeeper, | Ext #800
Amanda De Vries reports to the head publisher, Mark E. Cull. She monitors and reconciles Red Hen’s finances, maintains inventory upkeep, and tracks royalties statements.

Lead Interns

Madeleine Nakamura (Editorial)
Vivian Rowe (Design)
Caitlin Sacks (Design)

Executive Board

Cindy Ballard
Ann Beman
Nancy Boutin (Board Chair)
Mark E. Cull (Publisher/Executive Director)
Gary Edelstone
Nicole Foos
Kate Gale (Managing Editor)
Linda Horioka
Linda Kunik
Bianca Richards
Eve Riley
Andrew Seiple
Paula Verrette

Advisory Board

Richard Blanco
Janet Fitch
Carolyn L. Forché
Judy Grahn
Lawson Fusao Inada
X.J. (Joseph Charles) Kennedy
Gina Knox
Yusef Komunyakaa
Li-Young Lee
Ishmael Reed
Deborah Schneider
Amy Tan
Afaa Weaver
Karen Tei Yamashita

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