Our Team

Peter O’Faherty

Peter O’Faherty

CEO

Peter is a co-founder of DoubleInk. With a background in design and a wealth of industry knowledge, Peter is a problem solver for many of our larger clients’ publishing challenges. Publishers count on Peter's professionalism, expertise, and sound decision-making to guide the programs they entrust to DoubleInk.

Rob Madrick

Rob Madrick

President

Also a co-founder of DoubleInk, Rob leads our editorial team, regarded as one of the leading reading and social studies content developers in the industry. A sage veteran of the industry, Rob has over thirty-five years’ experience as an executive, entrepreneur, and curriculum expert. In particular, he is widely consulted as expert on Pre K- 2.

Liz McCarthy

Liz McCarthy

Managing Editor

Liz helps lead the editorial team with her three decades of expertise in education and educational publishing. Formerly an executive editor at Silver Burdett Ginn, Liz has managed the creation of print and digital educational products in all content areas for a wide range of audiences and clients. Trained as a teacher, with extensive experience in elementary classrooms, Liz keeps the memory of her former students (and their challenges) front and foremost as she approaches any project. Her time in the classroom informs her understanding of classroom instruction and best practices.

Denise Reid

Denise Reid

Finance Director (Dublin)

Denise manages the finances at DoubleInk and brings the discipline of financial planning, reporting, and operational efficiencies to our team of very busy and creative professionals. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Michele Pierce

Michele Pierce

Executive Editor

An expert in developing Grade K-2 content for Reading and Language Arts, Michele has honed her editing skills over many years in educational publishing. As Executive Producer at Houghton Mifflin Company and Silver Burdett Ginn, Michele managed the design and development of print and digital products in all content areas. A graduate of Harvard Ed. School’s digital learning masters degree program, Michele was a co-founder of Classwell Learning Group, an online, digital learning platform incubated at Houghton Mifflin.

John Porell

John Porell

Executive Editor

With over twenty-five years’ experience in publishing, John has managed a wide range of Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, and ESL projects. After a brief detour in advertising and public relations, John began his publishing career at Houghton Mifflin, eventually shifting to the digital world as a Senior Producer for Reading and Language Arts at Classwell Learning Group. A graduate of Harvard College, John combines his love of written words with occasional acting sojourns on stage and screen.

Julie Coffin

Julie Coffin

Executive Editor

Julie has developed, written, edited, and/or managed a vast array of educational products for numerous publishers and development houses. We are especially proud that after 20 years as a highly sought after independent contractor, Julie gave up the freedom of a freelancer to join the DoubleInk team. A trained vocalist, Julie loves to sing in her local choir, which may be the perfect antidote to publishing deadlines.

Peter Sacks

Peter Sacks

Executive Editor

Peter produces rich, dynamic content in a range of subject areas, with a specialist focus in Science and Math. Peter’s career has included roles with both publishers and developers, including McClanahan & Co. in New York, Scott Foresman, Pearson Education Development Group (PEDG), PubSmarts before joining DoubleInk in 2013.

Kitty Colton

Kitty Colton

Executive Editor

Kitty began her publishing career quite a while ago and refuses to be more specific than that. She has written and edited everything from Vocabulary Readers to assessment passages for pre-K through college. She especially loves working for kids in grades 3 to 5—an audience old enough to appreciate wordplay, yet still too young to object to absurd plot twists.

Jodi O’Rourke

Jodi O’Rourke

Senior Designer

Jodi has designed contemporary and visually engaging solutions for top educational publishing houses for over 20 years. She has a thoughtful and collaborative style and enjoys the initial brainstorming process, which she considers critical to divining a project's full potential. She believes that a simple approach to a design problem is often the most powerful one, and is willing to push the envelope to realize that vision.

José Miguel Lopez

José Miguel Lopez

Head of Bilingual

José Miguel has overseen the development and translation of content in all disciplines. Having previously worked at Houghton Mifflin Company and Hispanex, he joined DoubleInk in 2004 to help develop the Spanish and Bilingual department. Known to clients for his language expertise and to colleagues for his rambunctious, infectious joie de vivre, JM is always at the ready with recommendations for good places to eat, dance, and cut loose. He lives and works in New York City.

Natalia Herrera

Natalia Herrera

Senior Spanish Editor

For the last sixteen years, Natalia has worked as a Spanish editor, translator, and writer for several print and digital programs across all K–12 disciplines. Natalia has also taught Spanish at the college level.

Giovanna Salerno

Giovanna Salerno

Spanish Editor

With over ten years in the publishing industry, Giovanna is an English/Spanish translator, Spanish editor, and bilingual content developer. She has collaborated with Doubleink on several bilingual projects, editing and adapting content, in subject areas such as Reading and Math.

Ale Gritsipis

Ale Gritsipis

Spanish Editor

For over 17 years Ale has worked in bilingual, Spanish, and World Languages print and digital programs across K-12, High School and College. She has also written and supervised the creation of several Leveled Readers programs, as well as alternative reading programs for Charter Schools, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Spanish Language quick guides and podcasts. Aside from working in publishing, her passion is dog sports, and dog concept training through games.

Ana Bello

Ana Bello

Spanish Editor

Ana is an English/Spanish Literary, Technical and Scientific translator. She has over ten years of experience in bilingual educational publishing, and has participated in several Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies programs as translator, editor, and proofreader. She has worked with DoubleInk for around 6 years now. She also works as a translator and proofreader for Argentine publishing houses, and has translated several books. She loves nature and handcrafts, mainly playing with paper (papercut and quilling). The beauty is in the details. 😉

Anne Chequer

Anne Chequer

Senior Project Manager

After starting her career as a graphic designer for print, video, and interactive media, Anne joined the world of publishing. Her role includes managing schedules, budgets, and interdependencies of our clients' complex, multi-component programs. Anne’s experience informs her work. DoubleInk’s clients regularly express their appreciation of a project manager with a strong design aesthetic.

Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Senior Project Manager

Joe combines a rich understanding of product development with analytical and technical acumen. Previous roles with Silver Burdett Ginn, Pearson Education, and Houghton Mifflin Company, include experience that ranges from developing asset management systems to resource planning and budgeting. An industry expert to manage your project.

Magda Nowak

Magda Nowak

Senior Project Manager

Magda coordinates all aspects of our composition projects, including managing production teams and working closely with other project team members and clients. Clients praise Magda for her attention to detail and ability to manage other outside vendors. With a fine-arts and graphic-design background, Magda also holds a master’s degree in art history.

Tim Theriault

Tim Theriault

Senior Designer

Tim has worked as a designer in educational publishing for almost thirty years. Previously he worked (over sixteen years) at McDougal Littell/ Houghton Mifflin Company as Senior Designer and Design Manager. Tim was involved with the design, development, and implementation of numerous programs over the years. He has also had experience in the K-5 and College markets, working in all disciplines.

Ari Reyes

Ari Reyes

Executive Editor

Ari entered the educational profession serendipitously by coaching CBT instructors on developing complex spreadsheets and databases for use in their classes. Soon after accepting an offer to become an instructor himself, Ari assumed a position as a CBT train-the-trainer and curriculum developer.

Louise Boland

Louise Boland

Office Manager

Louise co-ordinates work internally across DI’s production, design, and editorial teams. She also manages our vendor database, sourcing, contracting and managing the invoices of freelancers. Her role has expanded to include project management. With DoubleInk from the early days, Louise started in Dublin, before moving to the Boston office in 2011. We try not to ask which office is her favorite....