Board of Directors
Jenn Ortega Uribe, Board Chair, Gonzales, Certified Professional Human Resource Business Partner.
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.
Blake Doherty, Member, Santa Cruz, has taught kindergarten through sixth grades in the Alisal School District since 2007. In 2011 he was one of four teachers to pilot Read to Me Project in the classroom. He holds a master’s degree in education leadership and administration.
Cassandra Bridge, J.D., Member, Carmel Valley, holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Legal Studies from the Monterey College of Law and a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.
Charlie L. Orsburn, Member, Salinas, holds a Master’s in International Policy Studies with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Communications from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has extensive non-profit experience.
Sonia Arámburo, Retired principal in the Greenfield Union School District.
Letitia Bennett, Librarian with experience in sales and fund raising.
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.
Annette Oliva Oswald, Ed.D., holds a doctorate in education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Lori Stewart, Award winning author of children’s books.