About Us

Early Literacy Advisory Board


Read On Arizona is a statewide, public/private collaboration of agencies, philanthropic organizations and community stakeholders committed to determining the gaps, identifying solutions, and implementing a collaborative approach to improving language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children ages birth through the end of third grade.

Advisory Board

Arizona Community Foundation*
Glenn Wike, Senior Philanthropic Advisory, Education
Cassie Fleming, Scholarships and Education

Arizona Department of Education*
Lori Masseur, Deputy Superintendent ECE Unit, Director Head Start State Collaboration Office
Sean Ross, Director, ELA and Move On When Reading

Arizona Governor’s Office of Education
In Transition

Arizona State Board of Education
Alicia Williams, Executive Director
Catcher Baden, Deputy Director

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation
Mayra Flores, Program Manager

City of Phoenix/Read On Phoenix
In Transition

Eyes on Learning
Karen Woodhouse, Director

First Things First*
Marilee Dal Pra, Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Puglisi, Senior Director Communications
Amy Corriveau, Chief Program Officer

Helios Education Foundation*
Karen Ortiz, Consultant

Maricopa Association of Governments
Anubhav Bagley, Regional Analytics Director

Nina Mason Pulliam Trust
Laura McBride, Senior Program Officer

Read On Arizona
Terri Clark, Arizona Literacy Director

The Steele Foundation, Inc.
Marianne Cracchiolo Mago, President

Teaching Strategies
Nicol Russell, Director, Head Start Research & Support

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust*
Mary Jane Rynd, President & CEO
Karen Leland, Chief Communications Officer
Erin Goodman, Program Officer

*Founding Partner