We would love to help you learn to speak, read, and write English. If you have trouble completing the application, please feel free to email us.


Estaremos encantados de ayudarte a ti cómo hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Si tienes problemas completando la aplicación, por favor escríbenos.

Board Members


Board members serve two-year terms. No director may serve more than three consecutive terms.

Interested in joining the Board of Directors? Call 941-746-8197 or email president1@manatee-literacy.org

Staff & Board

Michelle Desveaux McLean

Executive Director

Therese Prather

Program Coordinator

Mayu Fielding

President / Education Coordinator, Pittsburgh Pirates
Video Introduction

Patricia McMahon

Vice President / Development Coordinator, Healthy Start Coalition
Video Introduction

Rob Johnson

Treasurer / Retired, IBM
Video Introduction

Patti Cohen

Voting Member/ Retired Attorney

Stephanie Arthur

Voting Member / Retired, Education Therapist

Alfredo “Fred” Zayas

Voting Member / Learner – Retired Medical Physicist

Jeannine Abele

Voting Member/ Retired Adjunct ESOL Instructor

Samantha Malcom

Voting Member / Student & Member of the B&GC STAR Leadership Graduate