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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Read On Arizona collaboration provides leadership at the state level through an advisory board consisting of members from its founding partners, philanthropic organizations, community stakeholders, and several other key agencies.

Partners work together in coordination and alignment, use data to identify effective strategies and maximize investments, and take the comprehensive, collective approach required to drive large-scale improvement in school readiness and early literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children.

  • Founding Partner
Arizona Community Foundation
Lorenzo Chavez

Executive Director, Education and Scholarships

Arizona Dept of Education
Linda Burrows

Deputy Associate Superintendent, Academic Standards

Arizona State Board of Education
Sean Ross

Executive Director

Arizona State University
Felicia Durden

Executive Director, Student Services

The Burton Family Foundation
Glen Wike

Chief Executive Officer, The Burton Family Foundation

Tim Valencia

Youth and Education Director/Read On Community Lead

Eyes on Learning
Karen Woodhouse


First Things First
Melinda Gulick

Chief Executive Officer

Helios Education Foundation
Kelly Koenig

Director, Early Grade Success

Anubhav Bagley
Anubhav Bagley

Regional Analytics Director

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Laura McBride

Senior Program Officer

Aaron Wonders

Policy Advisor, K-12 Education

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Mayra Flores

Program Manager

Read On Arizona
Terri Clark

Arizona Literacy Director

The Steel Foundation
Amber Skalsky

Program Director

United Way Valley of the Sun
Melissa Boydston

Senior Vice President, Community Development and Engagement

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Erin Goodman

Senior Program Officer

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Karen Leland

Chief Communication Officer