Leadership and Governance

Leadership and Governance

The National Coalition for Literacy is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who set direction and strategy for the organization. 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 2020

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

Term ending September 2021

  • Kristin Lahurd, American Library Association (second term)
  • Judy Mortrude, World Education (first term)

Term ending September 2022

  • Carol Clymer, Goodling Institute for Research on Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Penn State (second term)
  • Rachel De Vaughan, Mississippi Community College Board (first term)
  • Catrina Doxsee, Migration Policy Institute (first term)
  • Thomas Nash, Coalition on Adult Basic Education (second term)

Ex Officio: Jeff Carter, Senior Policy Advisor

Board Leadership, 2019-2020

  • President: Deborah Kennedy, Key Words and Center for Applied Linguistics
  • Vice President: Michele Diecuch, ProLiteracy
  • Treasurer: Kristin Lahurd, American Library Association
  • Secretary: Christy Rhodes, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education

Committees

Policy Committee Co-Chairs

  • Michele Diecuch, ProLiteracy
  • Judy Mortude, World Education

Governance

The National Coalition for Literacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization based in the District of Columbia.
Here is the latest version of the NCL Bylaws.