Advisory Council

Linda A. Duggins
Sr Director of Publicity, Grand Central Publishing at Hachette Book Group
Linda has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years and is a native New Yorker. She is passionate about justice, equity, and inclusion in the publishing industry and beyond. Duggins serves as President of the Queensbridge Scholarship Fund, serving college bound students in the Queensbridge and Ravenswood housing developments in the New York City area, and has been featured in both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly.
Marvin Williams
Founder of Logical Owl
Marvin is the founder of Logical Owl, a technology business based in Detroit, MI. His company provides technology services to healthcare providers, nonprofits, and other businesses. He is also a mentor at Lawrence Technological University.
Daniela Plunkett
Sales at Macmillan
Daniela Plunkett (they/them) is the Edelweiss Manager for Macmillan Publishers. They hold a BA in Mass Communication from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta and a MLIS from Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). They are a lover of literary fiction, poetry, and science fiction.
Khalila King
Program Coordinator, Above the Treeline
Khalila is the program coordinator for Treeline 2020. She is passionate about developing programs and internships for underrepresented communities in the publishing and tech industries. She brings a wealth of program management and education experience.
Annie Rubin
VP of Culture and Values, Above the Treeline
Annie is the VP of Culture and Values at Above the Treeline, where she’s responsible for ensuring that the company operations align with the company values. Early in her career, Annie was part of the core team that grew Caribou Coffee to a national presence. She has experience in management consulting, organizational development, and human development. Annie is currently the Chair of the Foundations Preschool Board of Directors and is in the process of obtaining her Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary.