Board of Directors & Staff

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Dynamic, responsible leadership starts at the top, and The Literacy Council of Sarasota (LCS) is fortunate to have a strong Board of Directors whose role is to provide oversight, strategic guidance, and policy direction to sustain the organization’s mission. LCS’ Board of Directors is a cohesive team of professionals who volunteer their time and efforts on a monthly basis.

Rev. Matthew Grady, SecretaryChaplain and Instructor, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School

Rev. Matthew Grady, President
Chaplain and Instructor,
Cardinal Mooney Catholic HS

Vicente Medina, Director Insurance Executive

Vicente Medina, Vice President
Insurance Executive

G. Pat Wilson, Ph.D., Director Assoc. Director for AssessmentSchool of Education, USFSM

G. Pat Wilson, Ph.D., Secretary
Assoc. Dir. for Assessment, School of Education, USFSM



Ashley Salter, CPA, Treasurer

Ashley Salter, CPA, Treasurer

Edward Carthew, President Instructor, George Washington University

Edward Carthew, Director
Past President

Carol J. Darling, Director, Past President Retired School Administrator

Carol J. Darling, Ph.D., Director,
Past President 
Retired School Administrator



Elizabeth DiMartino, Director, Director of Admissions, Sarasota Christian School

Elizabeth DiMartino, Director
Sarasota Christian School

Sachit Gali, Youth Director STAR Leadership

Sachit GaliYouth Director
STAR Leadership

Jane Govoni, Ph.D., Director

Jane Govoni, Ph.D.,



Linda T. Jones, Ph.D. Retired School District, State Department and University Administrator

Linda T. Jones, Ph.D., Director
Retired School District, State Dept. and Univ. Administrator

Tom Melville, Executive Director

Tom Melville,
Executive Director

Nada Vanous,



Susan Bergstrom, Program Director

Susan Bergstrom

Ann Dellarco, Office/Program Assistant

Ann Dellarco,
Office/Program Assistant