Reading Works Alliance: Board of Directors & Staff

Reading Works is dedicated to raising the level of adult literacy in metro Detroit and
promoting the idea that Reading Works – in the family and in the workplace.

Reading Works Board of Directors (2013-2014)

Chair
Paul Anger
Editor & Publisher
Detroit Free Press

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Damon J. Keith
Judge
U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

A. Alfred Taubman
Founder
Taubman Centers

Rochelle Riley
Columnist
Detroit Free Press

Board of Directors Vice Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth W. Brooks
Chair
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Cynthia J. Pasky
President and CEO
Strategic Staffing Solutions

Secretary
Debora Scola
Community Affairs Director
Detroit Media Partnership

Treasurer
Daniel F. Smith
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Board of Directors
Ismael Ahmed
Associate Provost for Integrated
 Learning and Community Partnerships
University of Michigan/Dearborn

Robert Cohen
Executive Director
Jewish Community Relations Council

Ahmad M. Ezzeddine, Ph. D.
Associate Vice Presisdent
Wayne State University

Eve Haley
Program Officer
Bosch Community Fund

The Rev. Georgia Hill
Associate Minister
Plymouth United Church of Christ
President, Detroit Literacy Council

Joyce Jenereaux
President
Detroit Media Partnership

Thomas Linn
Chairman Emeritus
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone

Susie Schechter
Senior Philanthropic Manager
Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit

Tim Smith
President & CEO
Skidmore Studio

Chuck Stokes
Director Editorial/Public Affairs
WXYZ Channel 7

Bankole Thompson
Senior Editor
Michigan Chronicle

Executive Director 
Paula Brown, CFRE
pbrown@readingworksdetroit.org

Director of Community Outreach
Monique Norfus
mnorfus@readingworksdetroit.org