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. He holds a master’s degree in education leadership and administration.
Annette Oliva Oswald, Ed.D., Member, Monterey, holds a doctorate in education with a major in Special Education and a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Fernando R. Elizondo, Ed.D., Member, Salinas, earned a Masters degree from Baylor University and completed his doctorate degree at USC. He is a retired Superintendent of Schools from the Salinas Union High School District.
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. Cassandra is the Executive Director of Monterey Bay Charter School.
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.