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The Harmony and Rodale Team

Diana Baroni, SVP, Editor-in-Chief, acquires nonfiction by thought leaders and experts who strive to change the cultural conversation, as well as inform and inspire readers to live better lives. Throughout her publishing career she has developed an expertise in titles that focus on psychology, inspiration, diet and wellness, personal fulfillment, and lifestyle. She has edited many bestselling books, including most recently Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova, Ph.D., The Fate of Food by environmental journalist Amanda Little, Intuitive Fasting by leading functional medicine expert Dr. Will Cole, and Karma by world-renowned spiritual guru and New York Times bestselling author Sadhguru. Forthcoming projects include 10% Nicer by bestselling author and journalist Dan Harris, Outlive by Peter Attia, MD, leading longevity expert and host of The Drive podcast, and Everyday Crowd-Pleasers by James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito. She has acquired and/or guided the publications of authors as wide-ranging as Gretchen Rubin, Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Rick Hanson, Giada De Laurentiis, The LadyGang, John Gottman, Kristin Cavallari, Yung Pueblo, and Tiffany Aliche. She also oversees the goop Press imprint.

Gail Gonzales, VP, Director of Publishing Strategy, works closely with Diana Baroni and the sales and marketing teams on frontlist and backlist business strategy and optimization to drive growth of the Harmony, Rodale and goop Press lists. Prior to joining Penguin Random House, she was VP, Publisher of Rodale Books, Director of Integrated Marketing at Simon & Schuster, and Director of Marketing, Publicity, and New Media at Hay House. She has spent her career focusing on the health and wellness industry and has worked with many top authors, including Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Vice President Al Gore, Bill Nye, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Dave Asprey, Lewis Howes, David Agus, MD, Congressman Tim Ryan, Shalane Flanagan, and Kristin Cavallari.

Marnie Cochran, VP, Rodale Books Vice President and Editorial Director, acquires both narrative and prescriptive books across a wide range of commercial topics, including parenting, education, special needs, pregnancy and childbirth, health, diet, healthy cooking, self-help, and psychology. She has acquired and edited many books by academic, psychological, medical, and cultural thought leaders, such as the New York Times bestselling Get Good with Money by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Fierce Love by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, The Essential Oils Apothecary by Eric Zielinski, DC, The Scaffold Effect by Harold Koplewicz, MD, Girls on the Brink by Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Undo It! by Dean Ornish, MD, The AfterGrief by Hope Edelman, and the classic parenting bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD. In her more than 30 years in publishing, she has also worked to produce bestsellers with a number of media personalities, including Van Jones, Bob Harper, David Zinczenko, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Jenny McCarthy.

Shannon Welch Harmony Books Vice President and Editorial Director, acquires a wide variety of narrative nonfiction. She has edited many New York Times bestsellers, including Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog, Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep, Marina Keegan’s The Opposite of Loneliness, and Joanna Faber and Julie King’s How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen. Forthcoming Harmony titles include books by Cleo Wade, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Dr. Suzan Song, and Dr. Greg Walton. Other authors with whom she has worked include Adam Braun, Dr. Susan Blum, Rosalynn Carter, Bryan Cranston, Minnie Driver, Melanie Dunea, Adele Faber, Dr. Ross Greene, Tim Grover, Laird Hamilton, Kim Krans, the estate of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Trevor Moawad, Gabrielle Reece, and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and previously held editorial positions at Harper One and Scribner.

Matthew Benjamin, Executive Editor, acquires commercial nonfiction, narrative journalism, braided memoir, self-development, science, psychology, and business leadership. Projects at Harmony and Rodale include the recent New York Times bestsellers’ Lighter by Yung Pueblo and You Owe You by Eric Thomas as well as the USA Today bestseller HWPO by Mat Fraser, The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter, The Night the Lights Went Out by Drew Magary, The Rugged Life by Clint Emerson, Seen, Heard, and Paid by Alan Henry, How Basketball Can Save the World by David Hollander, Build for Tomorrow by Jason Feifer, The Heart is the Strongest Muscle by Tia-Clair Toomey, Ghost Town Living by Brent Underwood, Carry the Weight by Ian and Alisa Karmel, Strong Female Character by Fern Brady, and Power of Style by David Kibbe.

Dervla Kelly, Executive Editor, is passionate about acquiring books in the cooking, lifestyle, and home decor space by authors who can inspire and challenge their readers. She acquires and edits books for Rodale Books as well as Ten Speed Press, including a number of New York Times bestsellers, such as the Run Fast, Eat Slow series by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, True Roots and True Comfort by Kristin Cavallari, and the Bad Manners series, as well as Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor, and IACP Award winner Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh. Upcoming titles for Rodale include Running on Veggies by Lottie Bildirici, Rise & Run by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky, Brave New Meal by Bad Manners, Practically Vegan by Nisha Melvani, and Dinnertime SOS by Amy Palanjian.

Donna Loffredo, Executive Editor, edits and acquires books that are eye-opening, thought-provoking, and voice-driven. She enjoys working with a diverse range of authors who bring new ideas and fresh voices to the shelf. Her editorial focus is on memoir, cookbooks, idea-driven nonfiction, and practical nonfiction, with special interests in health, psychology, relationships, personal transformation, spirituality, sustainability, nature, and animals.  She has acquired and edited bestsellers across categories, including personal transformation (Welcome Home by Najwa Zebian, the New York Times bestseller The Buddha and the Badass by Vishen Lakhiani); memoir (Tiffany Jenkins’s High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life and Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths, both national bestsellers); health (Toxic Superfoods by Sally K. Norton) and psychology (the New York Times bestseller Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship by Terrence Real and Resilient by Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Forrest Hanson). Her bestselling cookbooks include Brittany Williams’s Instant Loss Cookbook and Jenné Claiborne’s Sweet Potato Soul.

Michele Eniclerico, Editor, is interested in narrative nonfiction, social psychology, and prescriptive memoirs, along with new and diverse perspectives on wellness, health and healthy eating, and relationships. She has acquired and edited books such as Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee, The Quick Fix Kitchen by Tia Mowry, Rules of Estrangement by Dr. Joshua Coleman, and Unmasking Autism by Dr. Devon Price. Upcoming titles include relationship guide We Over Me by social media stars and power couple Devale and Khadeen Ellis, The Gaslight Effect Recovery Guide by Dr. Robin Stern, and eco-activist foraging handbook Our Kindred Home by Alyson Morgan. She’s also worked editorially with bestselling authors such as Will Cole, Mark Sisson, Sadhguru, the LadyGang, and Alan Christianson.

Elysia Liang, Editor, acquires prescriptive nonfiction across the entire spectrum of wellness—from health and fitness, to business and self-help, to cooking and lifestyle. She is especially interested in on-trend books that meet a particular moment and offer practical tools for living fully. Elysia has acquired and is currently editing The Elevation Approach by Tina Wells, How to ADHD by Jessica McCabe, and Investing for Women by Dr. Jessica Spangler. Her upcoming projects also include Hungry as Hell, the fifth cookbook in the Bad Manners series.

Danielle Curtis, Assistant Editor, is interested in narrative and practical nonfiction in the categories of wellness, humor, health, sports, memoir, and self-help. Her acquisitions include Next Level by Stacy Sims, a guidebook for active women approaching or currently experiencing menopause, From Burnout to Balance by Patricia Bannan, a cookbook and lifestyle guide designed help women break the burnout cycle, and How She Did It by Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery, a collection of expert advice and inspirational profiles from the top female distance runners of all time. She has played a key editorial role in projects such as Act Like a Lady and Lady Secrets by The LadyGang, the New York Times bestselling 26 Marathons by Meb Keflezighi, Cooking with Zac by Zac Posen, The Sick Life by Tionne (T-Boz) Watkins, and High Vibrational Beauty by the founders of CAP Beauty.

Katherine Leak, Editorial Assistant, supports Donna Loffredo and Dervla Kelly with their nonfiction lists. She is interested in a variety of topics, including cooking, health and wellness, lifestyle, and fun self-help. Her acquisitions include You Can Cook This! by Max La Manna, a plant-based cookbook designed to fight food waste by using up leftover ingredients and Coffee Self-Talk by Kristen Helmstetter, a guide to creating a life-changing routine with your morning cup of coffee—and she played a key editorial role on Toxic Superfoods by Sally K. Norton.

Tiffany Ma, Editorial Assistant, supports Diana Baroni, Marnie Cochran, and Gail Gonzales at Harmony and Rodale. She is curious about all things food, fitness, and pop culture. If she’s not reading through her to-be-read pile of books, she’s watching anything and everything on the Internet.

Mia Pulido, Editorial Assistant, supports Shannon Welch and Matthew Benjamin at Harmony and Rodale. She especially enjoys working on prescriptive memoirs with fresh perspectives on self-help and personal development.

Jill Flaxman is SVP, Deputy Publisher of Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press, Harmony Books, and Rodale Books. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Publishing Operations for the Crown Publishing Group for 6 years, preceded by 3 years as Executive Director of Marketing for the group, and 6 years as Group Sales Director. She has worked on bestselling books from authors such as Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Ina Garten, Gillian Flynn, Deepak Chopra, Yotam Ottolenghi, and Marie Kondo, among others.

Christina Foxley is Director of Marketing for Harmony Books and Rodale Books. During her eleven-year tenure at Penguin Random House, Christina has worked on such titles as Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution, Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi’s The Healing Self, Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies, Giada De Laurentiis’s Eat Better, Feel Better, and Sadhguru’s Karma. As Marketing Director, Christina has the pleasure of overseeing the work of a team of incredibly talented and creative marketers whose efforts led to a number of recent New York Times bestsellers, including Lighter by yung pueblo, You Owe You by Eric Thomas, Intuitive Fasting by Will Cole (the first book under the goop Press imprint), Get Good with Money by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, and Remember by Lisa Genova.

V.P. Director of Publicity for Harmony Books and Rodale Books, Tammy Blake, has been with Penguin Random House for over twenty years, working on a broad range of nonfiction publicity and events campaigns in the memoir, pop culture, sports, self-help, cookbook, wellness, and diet/health categories, as well as on numerous numerous bestselling celebrity book launches. With her strong national media connections, deep knowledge of the media and events spaces, and her passion for books and authors, her dedication to her work is nearly unmatched. Bestselling authors that Tammy has worked with include Barack and Michelle Obama, Mindy Kaling, Neil Patrick Harris, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Tim Tebow, Trisha Yearwood, and Giada DeLaurentiis, to name just a few. Now dedicated to the publicity and events strategy for the Harmony Books and Rodale Books team, Tammy and her experienced publicity team have overseen the bestselling launch campaigns for Deepak Chopra, yung pueblo,  Lisa Genova, Dr. Will Cole, Tiffany Aliche, Tiffany Jenkins, the LadyGang, Kristin Cavallari, and Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky’s Run Fast, Eat Slow bestselling cookbook series. In addition, Tammy also oversees the publicity strategy for Rodale’s goop Press imprint.