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.
Associate Director & Director of Mentoring Programs
Read, Think, Share Program Assistant
Mentor Support Coordinator
mentor for Read, Think, Share for four years. She appreciated the
opportunity to share her love for reading with reluctant readers, but
she also loved spreading Reader to Reader’s more general mission to
promote global literacy. To that end, she also was a member and leader
of WorldRead, a sub-organization of Reader to Reader aiming to raise
awareness and funds for issues surrounding illiteracy across the
world. Kunali’s wonderful experiences mentoring youth and creating
quality friendships with fellow mentors and staff convinced her to
stay at Reader to Reader in hopes of giving current mentors the
opportunity to have as amazing and valuable of an experience with
Reader to Reader as she had. As the 2016-17 Highland Street AmeriCorps
Ambassador of Mentoring, Kunali serves as the Mentor Support
Coordinator to recruit, train, support, and supervise mentors of the
Read, Think, Share program. Kunali graduated from Amherst College in
May 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and a Five College certificate in
Culture, Health, and Science. When she wasn’t completing the
pre-medical requirements, she could often be found at the Reader to
Reader office or tutoring with one of many organizations on or off
Family Literacy Program Director
Cait first joined the Reader to Reader team as a student work study employee in 2008. From 2008-2011 during her time as a student at Amherst college she worked as a reading mentor and summer enrichment program coordinator and founded the Reader to Reader supported program Beyond el Campo in Costa Rica. Upon graduating from Amherst in 2011, Cait received her Masters in Teaching from Smith College in 2012 and spent two years teaching high school Spanish at the Academy at Charlemont. She is absolutely thrilled to now be back at Reader to Reader as the Family Literacy Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, writing, practicing yoga and world travel!
Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinator
Jeanette is based full-time on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, 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 a number of schools, and teaches ACT prep classes at Wingate High School in Ft. Wingate, New Mexico, where she is based. She graduated from Amherst College in 2015, and previously worked for Reader to Reader as a summer intern in 2014.
Coordinator, Maine Book Project
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.
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