Staff & Board

Esharan Monroe-Johnson, Executive Director

Esharan Monroe-Johnson

Executive Director

Esharan started at Love Literacy in 2016 as an Augustine Literacy Project® tutor and volunteer for the Reading Party parent education program. In 2017, she joined the staff as the Marketing and Development Director. Esharan has served in multiple roles at the organization and as Executive Director since 2020.  Esharan holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. She is married and has five children ages 18, 16, 13, 11, and 3 years old.

Alice Day Clark, Director of Education

Alice Day Clark

Director of Education
Paula Bennett, Marketing & Development Director

Paula Bennett

Marketing and Development Director
Jeanie Wilson, Volunteer Program Coordinator

Jeanie Wilson

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Emily Etzel, Site Coordinator

Emily Etzel

Site Coordinator
The Team with Emily Hanford

Our team with guest speaker, Emily Hanford

Itohan Igbinigie, Site Coordinator

Itohan Igbinigie

Site Coordinator
Jessica Course, Reading Foundations Program Assistant

Jessica Course

Reading Foundations Program Assistant
Melissa Lester, Financial Secretary

Melissa Lester

Financial Secretary
Susan Tague, Office Manager

Susan Tague

Office Manager

Our Advisory Board

Executive Committee

Anna Brewer, Chair
Linda Nelson, Vice Chair
Chris Lyon, Secretary
Jordan Daniel, Treasurer
Ann Beery, Past Chair
Mona Lovett, Executive at Large
Esharan Monroe-Johnson,


Alex Bohannon
Alie Brinegar
Yolonda Childs
Becky Clingman
Ellen Fox
Sara Fox
Pete Hellebush
Micha James
Jonathan Kelly
Cresta Archuletta Mauldin
Lucy Mooney
Ann Parke Muller
Linda Nelson
Camry Wilborn-Mercer
Liz Williams
Brad Zabel

Founding Mothers

Becky Clingman
Susan Uphoff
Trudy Winstead

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