Book Harvest Board of Directors

Book Harvest is governed by a Board of Directors whose wide array of talents and deep commitment to our cause nourish our vision of books and literacy support for all children!


Our Staff

We are delighted to introduce you to the Book Harvest team!

Book Harvest, Inc.

Ginger Young

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Alison Westbrook

Associate Director of Talent and Culture
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Benay Hicks

Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
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Bria Davenport

Events and Development Manager
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Charlia Vance

Finance Manager
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Erin Wuebbens

Grants and Office Manager
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Isabel Geffner

Director of Advancement
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Kate Panuska

Director of Operations and Finance
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Mary Mathew

Director of Advocacy
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Meytal Barak

Director of Early Literacy
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Perry Robinson

Executive Assistant to the CEO
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Rachel Stine

Director of Book Abundance
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Ranita Anderson

Associate Director of Data and Evaluation
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Zarria Bratts

Development Coordinator
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Book Harvest Durham

Tabitha Blackwell

Executive Director, Book Harvest Durham
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Alisa Miller

Family Engagement Manager
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Amy Franks

Associate Director of School and Family Engagement
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Caitlyn Smith

Associate Director of Community Engagement
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Cheri Coleman

Associate Director of Early Literacy
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Dani Rangel

Literacy Coach
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Daniela Flores

Parent Leader
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Gabby Angeles

Community Engagement Coordinator
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Maria Garcia

Book Babies Coordinator
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Parker Nelson

Book Processing and Volunteer Coordinator
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Siobhan Powers

AmeriCorps Member
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Victoria Arrivillaga

Book Babies Literacy Coach
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Wilmarie Cintron-Tyson

PreK/K Transition Coach
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Strategic Advisors

Book Harvest works closely with these advisors on addressing critical strategic, legal, and growth challenges and opportunities in our ambition to realize increased impact, scale, and policy influence. Each of these advisors is an essential and trusted member of the Book Harvest leadership team.

Michael Brown

Public Purpose Strategies

Carolyn Sonnier

Public Purpose Strategies

Jeff Quinn

Growth Strategy Consultant

Promise Venture Studio

Early Childhood Innovation Accelerator

Vista Strategies

Government Relations Firm

Womble Bond Dickinson

Pro Bono Law Firm

Book Harvest Durham Leadership Council

The Book Harvest Durham Leadership Council is led by a team of people dedicated to taking Book Harvest's signature literacy programs to scale in Durham and piloting new Durham-based program innovations and policy initiatives.

Authors' Circle

The Book Harvest Authors’ Circle is a group of authors who believe passionately in the power of books to make a difference in children’s lives. These talented writers serve as a resource to Book Harvest, providing guidance and leadership as needed, and joining the organization at events to promote our mission and vision.  We thank each of these remarkable authors for sharing our dream of books for all children!