Our Team

At ILA we eat, sleep, and breathe literacy. We dream of a world in which every human being is able to exercise their inalienable right to literacy. All members of our team are literacy leaders in their own right, true galvanizers who have fearlessly taken up the charge to turn this dream into reality.

Board of Directors

  • Diane Barone
    Diane Barone
    Diane Barone
    President
    Bio
    E-mail
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, NV, USA
  • William Teale
    William Teale
    William Teale
    Vice President
    E-mail
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL, USA
  • Gwynne Ash
    Gwynne Ash
    Gwynne Ash
    E-mail
    Texas State University
    San Marcos, TX, USA
  • Donald Bear
    Donald Bear
    Donald Bear
    Bio
    E-mail
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA, USA
  • Julie L. Coiro
    Julie L. Coiro
    Julie L. Coiro
    Bio
    E-mail
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, RI, USA
  • Catherine Collier
    Catherine Collier
    Catherine Collier
    E-mail
    Chesapeake Public Schools
    Chesapeake, VA, USA
  • Lori DiGisi
    Lori DiGisi
    Lori DiGisi
    Bio
    E-mail
    Framingham Public Schools
    Framingham, MA, USA
  • Bernadette Dwyer
    Bernadette Dwyer
    Bernadette Dwyer
    Bio
    E-mail
    St. Patrick's College
    Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
  • Laurie Elish-Piper
    Laurie Elish-Piper
    Laurie Elish-Piper
    Bio
    E-mail
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL, USA
  • Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    Rachel Karchmer-Klein
    E-mail
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE, USA
  • Julianne Scullen
    Julianne Scullen
    Julianne Scullen
    Bio
    E-mail
    Anoka-Hennepin School District
    Andover, MN, USA

To contact a Board Member about speaking at your event, submit the Board Member Request and Agreement Form.

Board Members oversee the ILA bylaws and are elected by ILA members through an annual election. See our list of Past Presidents. Please e-mail executive@reading.org to receive a copy of our bylaws.

ILA members: Nominate a literacy leader to be a 2016 Board candidate.

Executive Staff

  • Marcie Craig Post
    Marcie Craig Post
    Marcie Craig Post
    Executive Director
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  • Stephen Sye
    Stephen Sye
    Stephen Sye
    Associate Executive Director
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  • Christine Heesters
    Christine Heesters
    Christine Heesters
    Director of Business Solutions
    E-mail
  • Shannon Fortner
    Shannon Fortner
    Shannon Fortner
    Director of Educational Resources
    E-mail
  • Dan Mangan
    Dan Mangan
    Dan Mangan
    Director of Public Affairs
    E-mail
  • Linda Marston
    Linda Marston
    Linda Marston
    Director of Finance
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E-mail exec@reading.org for information about committees and task forces.