Sheila Black

Executive | Artistic Director

Sheila is the author of two full-length poetry collections House of Bone and Love/Iraq (both CW Press) and two chapbooks–How to be a Maquiladora (Main Street Rag) and Continental Drift (Patriothall Gallery, UK) with painter Michele Marcoux. She recently co-edited with poets Jennifer Bartlett and Mike Northen Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), which was named a Notable Book for 2012 by the American Library Association (ALA). Her recent collection Wen Kroy (Dream Horse Press) received the 2011 Orphic Prize in Poetry. She is a 2012 Witter Bynner Fellow in Poetry, selected by US Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

email: sblack at

Evie Reyes

Managing Director

Evie researches and writes Gemini Ink’s grant proposals, and maintains organizational policies and procedures in the absence of the executive director. Before coming to Gemini Ink, Evie helped manage a successful pottery business in San Antonio for several years. She has two young children, writes fiction in her spare time, and is an avid reader.

email: ereyes at

Lisa Cortez Walden, PhD

Programs Director

Lisa Cortez Walden, Ph.D. received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, her MA from St. Mary’s, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Culture, Literacy, and Language. A San Antonio native, she writes plays that reflect the unique cultures in our landscape. In her spare time, she runs Attagirl Productions, dances with her daughter Sophia and watches way too much t.v. with her husband, TJ. One day, she will retire and train companion dogs.

email: lcortezwalden at

Ben Tremillo

Communications & Special Events Manager

Ben is a poet, playwright and short story writer. His poetry and short stories have appeared in various online journals, newspapers and zines, and his plays have been performed on some of the finest stages in San Antonio. He used to like long walks on the beach but now thinks shorter ones are better. He’s getting old.

email: btremillo at

Anisa Onofre

Publications Director

Before moving to publications in 2013, Anisa directed the Writers in Communities (WIC) program for four years. During her time at Gemini Ink, she has published over forty anthologies and books through WIC. She also co-runs Aztlan Libre Press, a small publishing house in San Antonio.

email: aonofre at


Margie Rodriguez

Office Manager

Margie began volunteering for Gemini Ink in 1987 and has never left. Her degree is in English. She spends some of her spare time cooking and shopping, and currently has two blogs in the works—San Antonio Food… Just Sayin,’ and Show Me Your Shoes. Links coming soon!

email: info at

Michele Bussone

Finance Manager

Michele is an experienced accountant, controller and business owner who has managed budgets as large as forty mil. An ex-Yankee from Michigan, she moved to San Antonio in the mid-70’s after serving four years in the Peace Corp in West Africa where she organized women’s marketing co-ops. She prefers the non-profit world to corporations.

email: mbussone at