LEADERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS




Meet the Leadership Team

We are passionate about our work and our commitment to dismantle structural racism through antiracist early literacy instruction, and create equity in education. The CLI team brings an interdisciplinary lens to every aspect of our work. Get to know our leadership teams and board of directors below.
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Reina Prowler

Interim CEO

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Erica Holmes-Ware

Chief Academic Officer

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Naimah Bilal

Chief Development Officer

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Mary List

Senior Executive Director

Chicago

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Michelle Allen

Executive Director

Philadelphia

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Michele LaCoursiere

Executive Director

Broward County, FL

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Caryn Henning

Managing Director
of Content Development
and Program Design

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Jordanne Owen

Director of Multimedia &
E-Learning Technologies

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Kristen Brown

Managing Director
of Operation

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Board of Directors

NAME

POSITION

ORGANIZATION

BOARD TITLE

Sandra LaFleur

Director, Social Change Initiatives
Miami Dade College

Chair

Gerald Mosely

President
CP&P Development, LLC
Vice-Chair
Victoria Raivitch
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Treasurer
Mary Klein
Retired Educator
N/A
Secretary
John Bonow
Managing Director & CEO

Public Financial Mgmt.

 
Henri Crockett
Co-Founder & President
Crockett Foundation
 
Nelson Flores

Associate Professor
Educational Linguistics Division

University of Penn.
 
Frank Gettridge
Executive Director
National Public Education Support Fund
 
Steve Piltch, Ed.D.

Senior Fellow
Director, School Leadership Program

Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania
 
Lori Taylor
Senior Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP
 
Jacqueline Woolley
Atty. & Counselor at Law
Dailey LLP
 
Reina Prowler

Interim CEO

Children's Literacy Initiative
 

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