Our Team

Staff

David Mazor- Staff Photo

David Mazor
dmazor@readertoreader.org
Founding Executive Director

Reader to Reader's founder, David Mazor, has been widely recognized for his devotion to literacy. He has received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Janet Dakin Award for Human Services, Special Citations from both the Massachusetts State House and State Senate, and the Massachusetts Literacy Champion Award. Mazor was one of four people nationwide to be profiled in the 2006 edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, and was featured on public radio's Marketplace Morning Report and in the Christian Science Monitor. Other books that highlight his literacy work are Everyday Philanthropist and Why Not Do What You Love? An Invitation to Calling and Contribution in a World Hungry for Your Gifts.

 

 

Dennis Quinn- Staff PhotoDennis Quinn
dquinn@readertoreader.org
Director of Mentoring Programs

Dennis was first introduced to Reader to Reader when, as an English teacher in an urban school, he was invited to pilot the Read, Think, Share mentoring program in his classroom. Three years of first-hand experience convinced him that the program was a replicable recipe for success. Inspired by his students’ increased engagement with reading and writing as a result of the program, he joined Reader to Reader in 2012 as Director of Mentoring Programs. In addition to his classroom experience, Dennis has experience in marketing and public relations. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.
 
 
 

​​Sylvia Ngo- Staff Photo​​Sylvia Ngo
sngo@readertoreader.org
Mentor Support Coordinator

As an undergraduate, Sylvia was a mentor for Read, Think, Share for three years and enjoyed the opportunity to share her love for reading with youth. She quickly grew to be a staunch advocate for Reader to Reader’s far-flung efforts to promote literacy and the impact of these efforts, as well as the lifelong friendships she has formed with fellow mentors and staff convinced her stay on to play a role in making Reader to Reader as meaningful an experience for other mentors as it has been for her. As the 2014-15 Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, Sylvia serves as Reader to Reader's Mentor Support Coordinator and draws from her background to recruit, train, and supervise and support the ever-growing number of mentors. Sylvia graduated from Amherst College in 2014 with a B.A. in anthropology. She spent much of undergraduate years digging into the histories of the campus museums and studying the colonial histories and contemporary issues that surround and politicize museums, ownership of the past, representations of cultures, and the production of knowledge. During her free time she enjoyed hanging out at the Reader to Reader office and sharing college history and paleontological wonders with visitors of all ages at the natural history museum.
 

Kathryn Libby- Staff PhotoKaty Moonan
kmoonan@readertoreader.org
Family Literacy Program Director

Katy has been a world traveler all her life. Having grown up in Mexico, she is fluent in Spanish and has interned with youth and entrepreneurship projects in New Zealand, Mexico, and the USA. Katy graduated from Smith College in 2012 with a BA in Government: International Relations and a minor in Postcolonial Development. This training and her experience in cultural competency make her a unique addition to our team. Her newest adventure is to direct all family literacy programming for Reader to Reader and act as special liaison to the Holyoke Public School District here in Massachusetts. As the majority of Holyoke is Puerto Rican, her fluency and experiences are instrumental to our programs.

 
 

Meg Holladay- Staff PhotoMeg Holladay
mholladay@readertoreader.org
Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinator

Meg is based full-time on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, working with schools in Arizona and New Mexico, helping them take advantage of Reader to Reader’s mentoring and Blueprint for Success programs. In addition, she leads ACT prep workshops and assists students with their college searches at the St. Michael Indian School. She graduated from Carleton College in 2014 with a B.A. in Religion; in her major, she did ethnographic fieldwork at a Haitian church in Florida and a Somali mosque in Minnesota. After graduation, she returned home to Amherst, MA, where her interests in literacy and cross-cultural education led her to Reader to Reader. Meg has experience working with Native language revitalization projects as an intern with the nonprofit Cultural Survival, co-leading summer camps in rural Haiti, and working at a small Haitian publishing house in Florida, where she designed the first map of the world in Haitian Creole.

 

 

 

   Ann Greene

    Intake Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Ophelia Hu- Staff PhotoKat Libby
Coordinator, Maine Book Project

 

 

 

 

 

Student Workers

At the heart of Reader to Reader are our dedicated work-study and volunteer students. Each semester some 140 college students staff our online mentoring programs, help haul books, design promotional materials, provide critical support managing our website, do community outreach, and assume a host of other duties. Without them, Reader to Reader would not be possible. These workers come from a wide-range of schools, including Amherst College, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, New Mexico State University, and Arizona State University.

            

 

Volunteers

Our success is due in great part to our wonderful community volunteers who collect, sort and pack books, and help with bookkeeping, inventory control and many other tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at info@readertoreader.org.

 

Board of Directors

David Mazor
Founder and Executive Director

Norton Juster
Board Member
Children's Author, Educator
Award-Winning Author, The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line

Ken Lopez
Board Member
President emeritus of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Board Member
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Senior Research Associate, Meyers Primary Care Institute.

Allen Morrill
Board Member
Director Langehneim Memorial Library, Thiel College.

J. Anthony Roberts
Board Member
Photojournalist.

Jeffrey Weber
Board Member
Music Producer, Educator