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 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

Michelle Desveaux McLean

Executive Director


Therese Prather

Therese Prather

Program Coordinator


help wanted

We’re Hiring!

Program Assistant – email us for more information about this position


Roger Boos

Roger Boos

President / Publix, Retired
Video Introduction

Mayu Fielding

Vice President / Education Coordinator, Pittsburgh Pirates

Video Introduction

Rob Johnson

Treasurer / Retired, IBM
Video Introduction

Patti Beyer

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