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.
Director of Special Programs
Director of Mentoring Programs
Family Literacy Coordinator
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.
Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinator
Ophelia 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 College Knowledge programs. In addition, she leads ACT prep workshops and assists the St. Michael Indian School in cataloging thousands of books Reader to Reader has recently donated to their library. She graduated from Amherst College in 2012 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and began her involvement with Reader to Reader as a volunteer mentor in 2008. In 2012, she assisted a fellow Reader to Reader volunteer in executing a Springboard program in the Dominican Republic. Other recent travels led her to Ethiopia, where she conducted research for her senior thesis - a novel on contested environmental history - and to Italy, where she taught middle-school English.
At the heart of Reader to Reader are our dedicated work-study and volunteer students. Each semester some sixty 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 Amherst College, Hampshire College, Vassar College, New Mexico State University, and Arizona State University.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
Founder and Executive Director
Children's Author, Educator
Award-Winning Author, The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line
President emeritus of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Senior Research Associate, Meyers Primary Care Institute.
Director Langehneim Memorial Library, Thiel College.
J. Anthony Roberts
Music Producer, Educator