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.

Lisa Greening
Executive Director
Nora Steele
Program Director & Book Coordinator
Sheila Oliveri
Literacy & Curriculum Coordinator
Maggie Strube
Volunteer Coordinator
Dawnita Reathaford
Mentoring Coordinator
Tara Mechem
Development Manager
Mariel Lemon
Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Taj Jackson
Interim President
& Vice President, Governance

Jackie Gold
      Vice President, Program
Brian Matlock
      Vice President of Finance, Treasurer
Linda Rohde
      Vice President, Development
Gretta Forrester-Gaffney
Vice President, Marketing
Jayne Langsam
      Secretary
Matt Leppert
      Past President

Pat Simons
      Founder

Katie Abbott
Chelsea Addison
Alicia Barnes
Julie Beattie
Craig Biehle
Ross Conner III
Leah Frankel
Len Jacobs
Holly Kasnetz
Judy McLaughlin
Jenny McPheeters
Whitney Panneton
Marilyn Ratkin
Megan Riley
Paul Schnabel
Laura Villa

 

Advisory Board

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

Carol Kaplan-Lyss
Paul Lints
Lisa McLaughlin
Suzie Nall
Helen O’Connor
Julie Ralph
Mary Riew
Bradley Schlaggar
Sally Schoenecker
Lana Wright
M. Lynn Yearwood

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