John S. Peters, FACHE

John PetersPresident and majority shareholder of WCHMedia Group, encompassing Best Publishing Company and Wound Care Education Partners.

Currently, John is 100% focused on his duties and responsiblities with the UHMS. To learn about the UHMS please visit

Jaclyn Mackey

Jaclyn wVice President Best Publishing Company; Operations Director, Wound Care Education Partners

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Jaclyn came to us from Divers Alert Network (DAN), after having served as Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO, Coordinator of Nonprofit Services, and Events Marketing Specialist. Jaclyn started with us as the marketing director in 2013. Her background is in marketing and outreach, program development/program management, administration, and counseling.

Jaclyn handles marketing, communications, content creation, product development, shows/event management, administrative direction and oversight for the organization.

An avid diver, outdoor enthusiast, and student pilot, Jaclyn also enjoys spending time with family and her three dogs.

Lorraine Fico-White

Lorraine Fico White Profile PhotoManaging Editor

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Lorraine Fico-White is a professional editor who has helped many authors publish quality products. She has edited a wide variety of work, including nonfiction, fiction, biographies, newsletters, magazine articles, and marketing material. Her experience in the publishing industry enables Lorraine to work in tandem with authors through all phases of a book’s production – from initial submission until publication. In addition to content and copyediting, she is responsible for the coordination, organization, and scheduling of all publication tasks, and provides ongoing support, assistance, and guidance to authors.  
Lorraine’s passion for the written word carries over to her personal life. She enjoys reading, belongs to several book clubs, and is a board member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club.

Andrew Sisko

Andrew Sisko qDirector of Administration and Head of Customer Service and Order Fulfillment

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Andrew Sisko graduated from Rollins College in 2013, it did not take long for him to find his home with the Best Publishing Company family. We had the good fortune of welcoming Andrew to the "Best" team in May 2014.

Andrew is our "communications central", he will likely be the first voice that greets you when you call our main office. If you ever find yourself in need of assistance or maybe you would like more information on one of our products, Andrew is the team member who is here to help.

Eric vanBok

Eric vanBokDirector of Web Development and Technical Support

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Eric vanBok has been in the IT industry for nearly 25 years and has worked for small companies, startups, and large corporations. He’s done government and military contract work, user interface development, worked in the speech recognition field, and has worked as a hands-on manager in the IT department for a large publishing company. Since 2005 he has focused on designing and building websites of all kinds. Some of those websites still receive millions of visits a year.

An avid musical enthusiast, Eric is also a percussionist and a teacher of West African drumming. In his spare time he enjoys building and repairing drums and specializes in the West African djembe and dunun.

Ryan Patrylak, CHT

Ryan Patrylack 2 w"Road Warrior" for Best Publishing Company

Ryan Patrylack BPCRyan staffing the BPC Booth at Beneath the Sea Dive ShowMany of you who dive in the NE United States have probably met Ryan at least once. Ryan has immersed himself in the dive industry since his college days. In 2009 Ryan was selected as a Research Intern for Divers Alert Network (DAN) and the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society and served in Scapa Flow, Scotland (if you're wondering, it is not warm water diving up there!).

Currently Ryan serves as a certified hyperbaric technician for Life Support Technologies Group. He also leads one of the biggest dive clubs in the Northeast US.

We are thrilled to have Ryan join the Best team this year as our "Road Warrior". You will see him at dive shows and medical meetings staffing the booth and serving customers. Ryan has read nearly all of Best Publishing Company's books, and is passionate about many of the titles. He is always happy to answer questions and can point you in the right direction of a title that will serve you best.