Ellen Moore Osborne, Executive Director
Ellen Moore Osborne has served as the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle since 2011. In 2015, she was awarded the Virginia Literacy Foundation's *Nancy Jiranek Award*, given annually to an executive director of a community-based literacy organization who exemplifies the best in nonprofit management in the state and makes a positive impact on the community through excellent programming.
Prior to coming to LVCA, she worked as a Development Director for several nonprofit organizations at the national and state level. In addition to having 20+ years of nonprofit experience, Ellen earned her MFA (printmaking) from Louisiana State University and her BFA (printmaking) from East Carolina University. As a fan of lifelong learning, she went back to school and recently earned a Masters in Nonprofit Studies at the University of Richmond in December 2018.
Steven Reid, Program Manager
Steven Reid joins LVCA from the Nashua Adult Learning Center in Nashua, New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Department of Adult Education, where he served as the College Transitions Mentor. While in New Hampshire, Steven worked with students in both the Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages programs. Before moving to New Hampshire, Steven taught English in Slovakia and Theatre, Speech and Debate in Texas. He holds a BS from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and the arts.
Steven is responsible for training volunteer tutors, college and career advisement, coordinating learning groups, and oversight of Integrated Education and Training (IET) and workforce development programs.
Heather Tebbenhoff, Community Engagement Specialist
Heather Tebbenhoff joined the LVCA team in September 2016. She relocated to Charlottesville from Norfolk where she served as the Volunteer/Donation Drive Coordinator for The Salvation Army. Heather graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with BAs in Mass Communications and Religious Studies. In her free time, Heather enjoys exploring mountain trails, hosting game nights, listening to podcasts, and binge-watching television with her husband and dog.
Heather manages the LVCA website and all social media platforms. She is responsible for keeping volunteer tutors and students engaged in the program through mass communications and curriculum distribution.
Maureen Overstreet, Program/Administrative Assistant
Maureen Overstreet previously served as a volunteer tutor for three years; she liked it so much, she now works full-time at Literacy Volunteers. She has more than 15 years of experience in administrative office work, most recently as Executive Assistant at UVA Community Credit Union. She also brings field experience as a teacher’s assistant in ESOL classrooms at the Carlos Rosario International School in Washington, DC. Maureen received a BS in Linguistics from Georgetown University.
Maureen schedules and conducts intake appointments, answers curriculum questions, tests students, oversees computer-learning programs, and collects and reports our data. She has been with LVCA for ten years.
Paige Zelikow, Citizenship Coordinator
Paige’s career has centered on promoting literacy, first as an elementary school librarian and now as an ESL professional. Paige has a BA in English, a Master’s Degree in Library Science, and ESL certification from UVA. She has volunteered and taught classes in pronunciation and U.S. customs and culture at the UVA International Center and coordinates civics instruction and teaches courses in citizenship preparation at Literacy Volunteers. In her free time, she enjoys reading (of course), gardening on a small scale, travel, photography, and tennis.
Paige teaches citizenship classes and leads tutor and student workshops on civics issues.
Jenn Dungan, Program Support Assistant
Jenn is a former LVCA tutor and Wordplay competitor who joined the staff in 2018. When not researching and writing grants, wrangling recalcitrant data, or assisting our students and tutors, she works as a freelance writer and communications strategist, volunteers with several classical music organizations, and diligently practices her cello skills so she can play chamber music with friends. Jenn has a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a passion for parallel construction, and an undying fealty to the Oxford comma.