About

Meet Our Staff

Ready Readers relies solely on contributions from individuals and our corporate and community partners. So we operate with a small, but dedicated staff to: develop initiatives in our classrooms and community, train, coordinate and mentor our volunteers, design programming for early childhood educators, organize fundraising events, and facilitate the giving and receiving of books.

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Lisa Greening
Executive Director
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Suzanne Michel
Assistant Director
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Diane Sinclair
Volunteer Program Director
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Sheila Oliveri
Early Childhood Literacy Specialist
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Cheryl Whatley
Mentoring Coordinator
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Nora Steele
Book Coordinator/Program Assistant
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Tara Mechem
Fundraising Coordinator/Office Manager

Our Board of Directors

Matthew Leppert
      President
Julie Ralph
      Vice President, Program
Phillip Hearn
      Vice President, Program
Ryan Easley
      Vice President of Finance, Treasurer
Megan Riley
      Vice President, Development
Mary Riew
      Secretary
Katie Abbott
Ross Conner III
Jeanne Crawford

Linda MacCarthy Finerty
      Past President
Jackie Gold
Taj Jackson
Jayne Langsam
Brian Matlock
Jenny McPheeters
Helen O’Connor
Whitney Panneton
Marilyn Ratkin
Linda Rohde
Pat Simons
      Founder
Brad Schlaggar M.D., Ph.D.
Laura Villa
Daniel Willingham
Lana Wright

Advisory Board

Erica Bailey
Karen Berger
James Bogart
Harvey Citerman
Ann Grove Dillon
Linda Finerty
Audrey Fleissig
Susan Goldberg
Nahid Hashemi
Jennifer Howard

Sandy Jaffe
Carol Kaplan-Lyss
Paul Lints
Lisa McLaughlin
Suzie Nall
Mary Riew
Sally Schoenecker
Pat Simons
M. Lynn Yearwood

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