Board of Directors



President – Richard Cooper, Ph.D.
Director, Center of Alternative Learning
Havertown, PA


Co-President – Joan Hudson-Miller
Consultant, Los Angeles, CA

Vice President Frances A. Holthaus, M.S.,
English Education, Retired ABLE Director,
Upper Valley JVS, Piqua, Ohio,
V.P. Holthaus Specialty Services, Sidney, OH

Acting Secretary – Frances A. Holthaus, M.S

Treasurer – Jeanne Brunette-Tregoning,

CPS, MSE, Retired (Formerly Grants Coordinator,
Wisconsin Department of Corrections), Madison, WI


Board Members

Meryl Becker-Prezocki, MA, Special Education, Instructor, Jefferson County Public Schools, Adult & Continuing Education, Louisville, KY. Former Senior Associate, Kentucky Adult Education

Connie Leading, Education Consultant,

Ohio Dept of Education, Groveport, OH

Nell Eckersley, MPA, Director of Instructional Technology and Communications & Subject Matter Expert on LINCS Technology and Learning Group, Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY

Anne Murr, M.S. Coordinator,

Drake University Adult Literacy Center, Des Moines, IA

Stephen F. Hannum,
Manager of Community Outreach, The Literacy Council, Birmingham, AL

Debra Watkins, MS.Ed., Student Support Coordinator, Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL), Chicago, IL

Cheryl Hagerty, Recently retired as the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Coordinator at Marion Technical College, Marion, OH

Laura P. Weisel, PhD. (NAASLN President 2002-2004)

CEO, The TLP Group, Columbus, OH

 Kathy Houghton, MA, Director of Program Services. Literacy New York, Lancaster, NY