LVCA Board of Directors


Jonathan Chasen

Managing Director; Private Wealth Financial Advisor - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors

Vice President

Achla Marathe

Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia; Literacy Volunteers Tutor


Jeanne Nicholson Siler

Fellowship Program Director at Virginia Humanities; Literacy Volunteers Tutor


Robierre Nderitu 

Fiscal and Project Manager at the UVA Institute of Engagement and Negotiation; a former Literacy Volunteers tutor

Portia Boggs

Director of Advancement and Communications at Local Food Hub; MS Nonprofit Management, graduating in 2023

Helen Cauthen

President, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development; Literacy Volunteers Tutor

MaryLewis Meador

Yoga Therapist & Instructor; Literacy Volunteers Tutor

Larry Peppers

Dean Emeritus of the School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University; Literacy Volunteers Tutor

Bushiri Salumu

Literacy Volunteers student from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA), and continuing studies in the medical profession.

Bitsy Waters

Retired Urban and Environmental Planning Mediator/Facilitator; former Mayor of Charlottesville

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