Staff and Board of Advisors

Staff

Lissette Mendez, Executive Director
Christy Ferreras, Director of Operations
Marci Cancio-Bello, Program Coordinator
Stephanie Farokhnia, Operations Manager
Paola Fernandez Rana, Program Coordinator
Joshua Ingram, The Children’s Trust Books For Free Grant Coordinator
Patricia Hechavarria
, The Children’s Trust Books For Free Relations Coordinator
Giselle Hernandez
, Administrative Assistant
Corey Lewis, Director of Corporate and Private Donations
Sara McCranie, Graphic Artist
Johanna Lawshea, Office Manager

Part-time and Seasonal Staff and Consultants

Elisa Agostinho, Consulting Grant Writer/Writer/Editor
Lisa Better, Sponsor and Friends Liaison
Corey Burrows
, Books for Free Driver
Annalisa Damley
, Friends Coordinator
Francisco Elias, Program Assistant
Jonathan Ferrer, Marketing Coordinator
M.J. Fièvre
, Program Coordinator
Inés Flores Hébrard
, Administrative Assistant
Mariela Gal
, Director of Ibero-American Program
Michelle Garcia
, Operations Coordinator
Rachel Gil de Gibaja, Program Assistant
Fernando González, Editor & Copywriter
Jennifer Klaassens, Development Liaison
Alannys Milano
, Program Assistant
Deyanira Navarrete
, Spanish Language Public Relations Coordinator
Lisa Palley
, Public Relations
Ismery Pavon
, Marketing / Program Coordinator
Amy Phillips
, Editor & Copywriter
Cesar Rodriguez , Books For Free Administrative Assistant
Cesar Segovia, Books for Free Driver

Advisory & Strategic Planning Committee

Mitchell Kaplan, Chair
Robert Dinerstein
Nadine Asin
Kimberly Green
Michael de Armas
Catherine C. Grieve
Sandy Nusbaum
Bonnie & Fred Shapiro
Rosanne & Ben Shore
Judy Weissman

MEMBERS EMERITI

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, Honorary Chairperson
Susan Cumins
Alina Interián
Barbara Skigen
Mervyn Solomon