Board Of Directors
Janel Yamasaki, Board Chair, Salinas, Retired veteran teacher with 35 years’ experience providing bilingual education to the children of the Alisal Union School District in East Salinas.
Cynthia Hertlein, Treasurer, Carmel Valley, president of The Upjohn California Fund since 1992.
Juan Pablo Lopez, Secretary, Salinas, Principal Administrative Analyst at the Monterey County’s County Administrative Office, under the budget and analysis division.
Debbie Howitt, Member, Salinas, has 18 years of experience in key aspects of nonprofit development including major gift fundraising, annual fund, capital campaigns, planned giving, and special projects.
Jenn Ortega Uribe, Member, Gonzales, Certified Professional Human Resource Business Partner.
Annette Oliva Oswald, Member, Monterey, holds a doctorate in education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Sonia Arámburo, Principal for the Greenfield Union School District.
Letitia Bennett, Librarian with experience in sales and fund raising.
Michael Covey, Ph.D., President and Board Director for the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation (a foundation that supports small libraries and innovative literacy programs)
Alex Lilley, A member of the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team for the past ten years, he has provided pro bono consulting for Monterey County non-profits including the Read to Me Project.
David Taggart, Retired CTB/McGraw Hill President, former Read to Me Project Board Member.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Taleporos, Ph.D., is a measurement and test development expert working in New York City.
Lori Stewart, Award-winning author of multi-generational books and a range of other works.