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About Us


The NCFL's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors is a diverse group including researchers, business executives, and former students who help us champion the cause of family literacy. They understand that literacy is the foundation for national economic well-being and local community progress.


Sharon Darling

President and Founder
National Center for Families Learning

George R. Siemens

Vice President, External Affairs
LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Mary Anne O. Cronan

Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Jacquelyn Jackson, Ed.D.

Retired, Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability
U.S. Department of Education

Jason Falls

Senior Vice-President, Elasticity; Author, Speaker

Rick Barr

Retired, Vice President
Airline Operations, UPS

Charles P. Denny

Regional President
PNC Bank for Kentucky/Southern Indiana/Tennessee

Greg Hintz

Crowe Horwath

Meredith Parente

Financial Consultant
Retired Vice President/Treasurer
Brown-Forman Corporation

Mary Gwen Wheeler

Executive Director
55,000 Degrees

Emeritus Member:

Lee B. Thomas, Jr.

Universal Woods, Inc.


C.C. Chapman

Founder, Digital Dads

Linda Chester

Principal, The Linda Chester Literary Agency

Jan Goldstein

Best-selling Author

The Honorable William F. Goodling

Former Chairman, Committee on Education & the Workforce
U.S. House of Representatives

Monica Holloway

Best-selling Author

Mr. Yoshimi Inaba

President & COO, Toyota Motor North America

Janice Kaplan

Editor, PARADE Magazine

Jeanne B. Mullgrav

Byron Pitts

60 MINUTES Contributor & CBS Chief National Correspondent

Michael Price

Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons

Dorothy S. Strickland, Ph.D.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education Emerita, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Johnna G. Torsone

Sr. Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Pitney Bowes