Leadership

The National Coalition for Literacy is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who set direction and strategy for the NCL. Board members serve three-year terms; no Board member may serve more than two terms sequentially. Board terms begin on October 1 of the year elected.

The NCL Board of Directors

Term ending September 2017

  • Michele Diecuch, ProLiteracy (first term)
  • Silja Kallenbach, World Education (first term)
  • Deborah Kennedy, Key Words and Center for Applied Linguistics (first term)
  • Christy Rhodes, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (first term)

Term ending September 2018

  • Kristin Lahurd, American Library Association (first term)
  • Heather Ritchie, Maryland Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education (second term)

Term ending September 2019

  • David Hendricks, VALUEUSA (first term)
  • Thomas Nash, Coalition on Adult Basic Education (first term)
  • Blaire Willson Toso, Goodling Institute for Research on Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Penn State (first term)

Board Leadership, 2016-2017

  • President: Deborah Kennedy, Key Words and Center for Applied Linguistics
  • Vice President: Michele Diecuch, ProLiteracy
  • Treasurer: Kristin Lahurd, American Library Association
  • Secretary: Heather Ritchie, Maryland Association for Adult Continuing and Community Education
  • Ex Officio: Jeff Carter, Policy Advisor and Immediate Past President

Committees

Policy Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Michele¬†Diecuch, ProLiteracy
  • Judy Mortude, CLASP