President, Wayne Stinnett
Wayne is an American novelist and Marine Corps Veteran. Between those careers, he's worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, and dive master, among other things. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina with his wife and the youngest of their four kids. He grew up in Melbourne, FL and has also lived in Marathon, FL, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico.
Full time author of 13 novels, all Amazon Bestsellers. 2013-Present
Founder and first Commandant of the Owens/Kennemore detachment of the Marine Corps League, a non-profit veterans service organization. 2002-2004
Served at the state level as Junior Vice Commandant, Department of South Carolina, Marine Corps League, 2003-2005.
The President is the chief executive officer of NINC. It is his/her duty to coordinate and oversee the activities of the organization, including the national conference, NINC's various committees, and the organization's special projects. The President leads the monthly Board meetings and sets the agenda; writes a monthly column for Nink ; and presides over the Annual Business Meeting. After serving a complete term in office, the NINC President becomes a member of the Advisory Council.
President-elect, Alyssa Day
Alyssa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels filled with kissing, laughter, mystery and magic. Her previous board experience includes multiple terms of service for various organizations when she was a practicing trial lawyer and, more recently, four years on the board of Romance Writers of America. She has been a NINC member for more than a decade, mostly continuously, except for the time she moved to Japan and lost track of renewals for a bit.
In her 15-year publishing career, she has written in several genres for New York traditional publishing and recently turned down multiple NY offers to go indie, so she has worked on, and understands, both sides of the equation. She's an accomplished speaker, having given hundreds of hours of seminars and workshops and many major keynote speeches. Her current works include the Poseidon’s Warriors and Cardinal Witches paranormal romances and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mysteries. Her many awards include Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for outstanding romance fiction (as Alesia Holliday), and the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012. Her books have been translated into a zillion languages, but she’s still holding out for Klingon. www.alyssaday.com
When a current President completes his/her term, the President-Elect shall become the next President. S/he shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President in the events of the latter's absence and shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine, including overall charge of the next annual conference. The President-Elect also serves as NINC's Public Relations Coordinator.
Treasurer, Pam McCutcheon
Pam is the author of romance novels and how-to books for writers under her own name, and the Demon Underground YA urban fantasy series under the name Parker Blue. In her former day job, she managed and distributed $60M annually for the construction, repair, and maintenance of a military installation. She was the founding treasurer of Pikes Peak Writers, served on the RWA national board as a Regional Director, has served in many positions for a local romance writers group, and has worked as the NINC conference registrar the past few years. Pam/Parker now works full-time as a writer, editor, speaker, and in an assisted self-publishing business.
The NINC Treasurer works with the Central Coordinator to pay monthly bills. The Treasurer receives monthly profit and loss reports from the Central Coordinator and deals with NINC’s bank accounts, CDs and money market account. S/he prepares the NINC budget and conference budget in consultation with the Board and gets the NINC financial records ready for the yearly audit.
Secretary, Sue Phillips
Writing as GILLIAN DOYLE, Sue has published true crime, historical supernatural suspense, contemporary romance and time-travels under various pseudonyms by St. Martin's Press, Berkley/Jove Books and Harlequin Enterprises since 1989. Four years ago, she established Sweetbriar Creek Publishing Company for reissuing her back list and new works. As a thirty-year member of RWA/Orange County Chapter, she served eighteen cumulative years on the board in all positions, including president, treasurer and secretary.
After 42 years in a beach community of Southern California, Sue moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2014 where she currently resides with her two dogs and two cats.
The NINC Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and all business meetings of the organization. S/he sends material and updates to the NINC archives and also performs such other duties as the Board of Directors determines from time to time.
Nink Editor, Michele Dunaway
Describing herself as a woman who does way too much and never wants to stop, Michele Dunaway is a best selling author of 26 novels with major publishers, and she's an award-winning high school teacher who advises the newspaper and yearbook. She is a Journalism Education Association Distinguished Yearbook Adviser, a Dow Jones News Fund Special Recognition Adviser and a Missouri High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. A proud mom, Michele shares her home with far too many rescued cats, who completely rule the roost
The Newsletter Editor is responsible for compiling each month's edition of Nink . This includes choosing appropriate content, assigning articles to writers, editing submissions, and working with columnists. The editor works closely with Nink 's publisher each month to produce the print and electronic versions of Nink .
Advisory Council Representative, Lou Aronica
The Advisory Council Representative’s primary responsibility to the Board of Directors is to help to preserve the continuity and maintain the smooth operation of the organization, in particular with regard to outgoing and incoming Boards, serving as the official link between the organization’s past and its future.