Our Team

Staff

David Mazor- Staff Photo

David Mazor
dmazor@readertoreader.org
Founding Executive Director

Reader to Reader's founder, David Mazor, has been widely recognized for his devotion to literacy. He has received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Janet Dakin Award for Human Services, Special Citations from both the Massachusetts State House and State Senate, and the Massachusetts Literacy Champion Award. Mazor was one of four people nationwide to be profiled in the 2006 edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, and was featured on public radio's Marketplace Morning Report and in the Christian Science Monitor. Other books that highlight his literacy work are Everyday Philanthropist and Why Not Do What You Love? An Invitation to Calling and Contribution in a World Hungry for Your Gifts.

 

Dennis Quinn- Staff PhotoDennis Quinn
dquinn@readertoreader.org
Associate Director & Director of Mentoring Programs

Dennis was first introduced to Reader to Reader when, as an English teacher in an urban school, he was invited to pilot the Read, Think, Share mentoring program in his classroom. Three years of first-hand experience convinced him that the program was a replicable recipe for success. Inspired by his students’ increased engagement with reading and writing as a result of the program, he joined Reader to Reader in 2012 as Director of Mentoring Programs. In addition to his classroom experience, Dennis has experience in marketing and public relations. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.
 
 
 

Haram Hwang- Staff PhotoHaram Hwang
hhwang@readertoreader.org
​Mentor Support Coordinator

Haram Hwang is a Mentor Support Coordinator for 2017-18 serving through Commonwealth Corps. As a mentor for Reader to Reader during her four years at Amherst College, she developed a passion for literacy first locally, then globally. By learning to engage with young, less-than-enthusiastic readers, she found herself with a newfound appreciation for literature and growing an inner desire to read. Needless to say, being a mentor at Reader to Reader has been instrumental in her personal and intellectual growth, and she is looking forward to the opportunity to encourage other mentors with contagious enthusiasm, steady support, and (arguably most important:) baked goods!
 
 

Olivia Rossetti- Staff PhotoOlivia Rossetti
orossetti@readertoreader.org
​Mentor Support Coordinator

Olivia Rossetti is the Assistant Program Coordinator through the Highland Street Corps Ambassador of Mentoring AmeriCorps program for 2017-18. Olivia first came to Reader to Reader as a summer intern in 2015, having stumbled across the organization while searching for a place to donate her books. She soon thereafter joined the Read, Think, Share program as a mentor, thrilled for a chance to share her lifelong love of reading with the students in the program. Olivia graduated from Smith College in 2017 with a BA in Sociology, focusing on the sociology of education, as well as a minor in Education and Child Studies. In her free time, Olivia enjoys baking, gardening, taking pictures of flowers, and taking walks on sunny days.
 
 

​Jennifer Kim- Staff PhotoJennifer Kim
jkim@readertoreader.org
​Mentor Support Coordinator

Jennifer Kim is a Mentor Support Coordinator for 2017-18 serving through Commonwealth Corps. During her undergraduate career at Amherst College, Jen became a mentor at Reader to Reader as a way to channel her passion for reading to her mentees, so they could also see the beauty in diving into books for leisure as well. As a sociology major and with a strong interest in education, she thought Reader to Reader was the perfect means to bring this passion of hers into fruition through the program. Outside of Reader to Reader and school, Jennifer's interests have always included tutoring various subjects to students, providing both high school and college counseling to middle school and high school students, surfing, penny boarding, and embarking on solo hiking trips on any mountain she knows she can handle.
 
 

Jeannette CroppedJeanette Ortega
jortega@readertoreader.org
Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinator

Jeanette is based full-time on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, working with schools in Arizona and New Mexico, helping them take advantage of Reader to Reader’s mentoring and Blueprint for Success programs. In addition, she leads ACT prep workshops and a number of schools, and teaches ACT prep classes at Wingate High School in Ft. Wingate, New Mexico, where she is based. She graduated from Amherst College in 2015, and previously worked for Reader to Reader as a summer intern in 2014.

 

 

Jeannette CroppedMartha Hughes
mhughes@readertoreader.org
Navajo Nation Outreach Coordinator

​Martha grew up on the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, New Mexico. After receiving her BA in English & German from Coe College and her MA in Intercultural Education, Migration, and Multilingualism from the Karlsruhe University of Education, she’s thrilled to be back in Dinétah. Reader to Reader affords her the unique opportunity to share her dedication to providing progressive education to Native youth through the Blueprint for Success program. She teaches ACT and College Prep courses at Ft. Wingate High School, along with leading weekly workshops at several schools nearby. When she’s not teaching, you can find Martha out hiking rust-tinged mesas, or inside reading the latest novel by Sherman Alexie.
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   Ann Greene

    Intake Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Workers

At the heart of Reader to Reader are our dedicated work-study and volunteer students. Each semester some 140 college students staff our online mentoring programs, help haul books, design promotional materials, provide critical support managing our website, do community outreach, and assume a host of other duties. Without them, Reader to Reader would not be possible. These workers come from a wide-range of schools, including Amherst College, Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, New Mexico State University, and Arizona State University.

            

 

Volunteers

Our success is due in great part to our wonderful community volunteers who collect, sort and pack books, and help with bookkeeping, inventory control and many other tasks. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at info@readertoreader.org.

 

Board of Directors

David Mazor
Founder and Executive Director

Norton Juster
Board Member
Children's Author, Educator
Award-Winning Author, The Phantom Tollbooth and The Dot and the Line

Jane Yolen
Board Member
Children's Author, Educator
Award-Winning Author, The Devil's Arithmetic, and 280+ Books

Ken Lopez
Board Member
President emeritus of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

Allen Morrill
Board Member
Director Langehneim Memorial Library, Thiel College.

John Lawrence Ré
Board Member
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

J. Anthony Roberts
Board Member
Photojournalist.