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, Commission 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)

NCL 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
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