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Wisconsin Literacy Staff

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

    "I view literacy as the doorway to the rich world of books, stories, and fresh knowledge, enabling me to explore diverse viewpoints, perpetually learn, and foster connections with others. I am excited to contribute to Wisconsin Literacy's work of empowering individuals through the transformative power of literacy!"

  • 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."

  • Refugee Services Program Manager
    Phone: (608) 257-1655 ext. 6

    "Everyone deserves access to literacy and education, which open doors and improve quality of life."

  • Grants & Financial Specialist
    Phone: (608) 257-1655

    "Literacy is a connection to the world we experience! It is a foundation, which allows us to advocate for ourselves to seek fairness and justice, helps us navigate our health and financial needs, and serves as a bridge to learn, appreciate, and help others."

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) 819-5289
    Office in: Green Bay

    "I am an advocate for literacy because of the impact it makes on individuals’ lives and the wellbeing of our society. Education comes in many forms and should be available to people of all ages, nationalities, socio-economic levels, and color. We often take that for granted in the United States, but it serves us well to recall that not all people in all parts of the world are so fortunate to have ready access to education. I am proud to work for an organization that is advancing literacy in our state and beyond!"

  • 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."

  • Instructional Coach
    Phone: (920) 212-1649
    Office in: Milwaukee

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

  • Tutor Training & 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."

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 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.”

  • 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.”

  • Director, Library & Patient Education Services and GetWellNetwork
    Gundersen Health System

    "Literacy is an essential life skill. I have experienced firsthand the benefits of literacy tutoring."

  • 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. "

  • Assistant Director, Literacy and Mathematics
    Wisconsin Department of Instruction

    “Literacy empowers individuals to communicate effectively, access information, and participate fully in their communities. Literacy is a super power that can change the course of an individual's life.”

  • Vice President for Clinical Informatics
    Epic Healthcare Systems

  • 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.”

  • 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.

    "There was a time when simply learning to read and write was an act of resistance for Black people and for women. Today, literacy means so much more than being able to read or write - it's the key to being able to survive and thrive in the information age. I am happy to support Wisconsin Literacy's commitment to bringing health, digital, and general literacy to communities who need it."

  • 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."