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Wisconsin Literacy Staff

  • Executive Director
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext. 1

    "To help people reach their full potential through literacy is a privilege. Imagine the unknown potential that is lost if we don't help others discover what they are truly capable of!"

  • Associate Director
    Phone: (608) 257-1655

    "Literacy is the foundation to achieving your goals, no matter what your path in life. I’m honored to be part of a team working to support literacy learners across Wisconsin as they improve their lives, strengthen our communities and celebrate the beauty in diversity."

  • Ashleigh completed COABE’s State Association Leadership Institute in 2023 and the State Advocate for Adult Education Fellowship in 2022.

  • Development Director
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext.4

    “Literacy is an extraordinary journey and opens up a world of possibilities for not just the individual, but for their families as well. It’s an honor to work with colleagues who are devoting their lives to teaching and inspiring this critical life skill.”

  • Controller
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext. 3

    "Increasing someone’s literacy improves the rest of their life. What better investment could we make?"

  • Data & Communications Manager
    Phone: (608) 921-1236

    "Literacy makes the world more accessible. It's an honor to work in an organization that helps learners build invaluable skills across the state."

Regional Literacy Staff

Wisconsin Literacy members enjoy the benefits of Regional Literacy Consultants and Regional Community Coordinators. They help Wisconsin Literacy provide support services (including individual consulting) to new and existing literacy programs in their respective regions of the state.

  • Northeast Regional Literacy Consultant
    Phone: (920) 212-1649
    Office in: Milwaukee

    "Everyone should have access to the worlds of imagination, information and opportunity literacy connects us to."

  • Southeast Regional Literacy Consultant
    Phone: (262) 930-3465
    Office in: Racine

    "Giving someone the gift of literacy is my highest calling. My job enables lots of others to provide these gifts to individuals wanting to improve their lives."

  • Southwest/South Central Regional Literacy Consultant
    Phone: (608) 205-8569
    Office in: Madison

    "Adult education has had a tremendous impact on my own family. I feel fortunate to work in an agency whose work benefits families all over our state."

  • Northwest Regional Literacy Consultant
    Phone: (715) 513-6393
    Office in: Eau Claire

    "The ability to read is a right that should be available to everyone. I feel grateful to work in an organization that works to help people to reach their literacy goals. Literacy opens up a world of opportunities."

  • North Central Regional Community Coordinator
    Phone: (715) 571-0223
    Office: Merrill

    “I believe literacy is critical not just for an individual but for the community as well."

  • Digital Literacy Project Manager
    Phone: (608) 535-9838
    Office: Madison

    "Low digital literacy skills can prevent access to healthcare, employment, education, finance, civic engagement, and entertainment. It is a privilege to work for Wisconsin Literacy to increase equity in these areas."

  • Virtual Math Instructor

    "Literacy is the cornerstone of learning."

Wisconsin Health Literacy

Wisconsin Health Literacy, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, raises awareness of the importance of health literacy and fosters better communication between health care consumers and health care providers. 

  • Health Literacy Director
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext. 2

    "Health literacy and education are vital components of health equity. I love working in an environment that creates systematic changes which allow everyone in the community to feel valued and thrive."

  • Health Literacy Program Director
    Phone: (608) 571-4296

    “Health literacy is key to improved health outcomes and a better quality of life. It is a privilege to be able to work on projects that help people take action to protect their health and the health of their families.”

  • Health Communications and Grants Specialist
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext. 6

    "Literacy is a tool which can empower individuals to make the best health and wellness decisions for themselves and their communities."

  • Vaccine Community Outreach Project Manager
    Phone: (608) 257-1655

    "To live well, people need health information that is clear, accurate and aligned with their values. I’m interested in all the details that make this goal possible."

  • Vaccine Community Outreach
    Northwest Regional Specialist
    Phone: (715) 721-4828

    “The ability to help people overcome barriers and helping to assist them in making informed choices about their health is more important than ever. Education is the forefront to slowing the spread of COVID-19, and having opportunity to get easy to understand, reliable information into people’s hands is something that I am honored to be doing.”

  • Vaccine Community Outreach
    Southwest Regional Specialist
    Phone: (608) 501-3438

    "I’m excited to be a part of the team here at WHL in helping to connect with our communities and bridging the informational gaps regarding vaccines."

  • Vaccine Community Outreach
    Southeast Regional Specialist
    Phone: (414) 410-9882

    "The reason this work is so important is because there are several factors that create challenges to vaccination such as education, income, gaps in health access, transportation, poor neighborhoods, mistrust and misinformation around COVID vaccines. I would like to help individuals overcome these challenges. You only have one you so you must take good care of your health. Too many have died from this deadly virus so I must do everything I can to slow down its spread and possibly save lives."

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Our Board of Directors

  • Commercial/Farm Ranch Operations Manager
    American Family Insurance

    "I've been involved with literacy for several years and I think it is such an important skill set to have to live the life that you want to live."

  • Attorney
    Godfrey and Kahn, S.C.

    “Working towards the goal of universal literacy means working to level a playing field that most people don’t realize needs leveling.”

  • Business Analytics Manager
    American Family Insurance Claims Services

    "Literacy is crucial to being able to function in the world today, whether that be to read a book, a text or information from a doctor. It opens doors to making hopes and dreams a reality. "

  • Foreign Language and Adult Literacy Librarian
    Milwaukee Public Library Drop-In Adult Tutoring Program

    “The support of Wisconsin Literacy is invaluable when working with lifelong learners and refugees. With their support, we are able to provide important resources for the citizens of Milwaukee and make a difference in their lives through literacy.”

  • Director of Literacy and Mathematics
    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

    "I believe that literacy is important because it plays a significant role in reducing gender, race / ethnicity, socioeconomic, linguistic, ability, and religious inequities that favor one group over another."

  • President
    Baraboo Literacy Council

    "I was always a reader so when my son was diagnosed with dyslexia, I was heartbroken. I believed that he would never love reading like I did. I am pleased to report that with the aid of many fine public school teachers and some accommodations, he learned to read and eventually even learned to enjoy it. My volunteer work with the BALC, and now Wisconsin Literacy, is my way of giving back to the community that helped my son learn how to read."

  • Executive Director
    Madym, Inc.

  • Director of Brand Marketing and Communications
    Bellin Health

    "Supporting Wisconsin Literacy can directly increase a person or family’s quality of life, helping them navigate the healthcare system, transportation systems, their finances, and their career advancement. You replace fear with confidence. That is priceless and lasting."

  • Community Health Initiatives Director
    Milwaukee Health Care Partnership

    “Health equity means having a fair and just opportunity to live your healthiest life possible. Opportunity hinges on awareness and access, which is dependent on us increasing health literacy by tailoring approaches to serve the individuals and communities most burdened by inequities.”

  • Director of Social Responsibility
    CUNA Mutual

    "Literacy is the foundation on which a solid educational structure is built. It is the key to empowering individuals."

  • Associate Professor
    Social and Administrative Sciences
    University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

    "Literacy is important for individuals to engage in their community. It is a foundation for enhancing physical, social and mental wellbeing."