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Amelia Island Book Festival Organization

The Amelia Island Book Festival is a Florida registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by the community through financial donations. 

The Festival does not have full time employees, however, it does, from time to time, contract out services such as accounting and technology management.​  


Organization members are all local residents, and several are also authors.

Several long-time supporters who are dedicated to AIBF’s mission of promoting literacy have been named as AIBF Ambassadors. 

Honorary Chairman

David Baldacci

Board Officers


Paige Foery


Vice President

Tamara Jones


Kim Sartor


Crawford Ward

Vice President, Operations

Robert Foery

Members at Large

Deborah Held

Amanda Dumas-Hernandez

Program Chairs

Celebrity Author Luncheon
Valerie Gsell

​Celebrity Author Gala
Judy Myler

​Authors' Expo & Readers' Extravaganza
Susan Kearney and Crawford Ward

Short Story & Scholarship Programs

Debi Rodi


Missy Burke

Organization Staff


Elizabeth Sparkman

Volunteer Director

Kim Halpin

Marketing Director

Nicole York


Stan Gretov

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