Board of Directors

Blue Ridge Literacy's Board of Directors are a diverse group of professionals, service providers, and advocates who are committed to supporting adults in the Roanoke Valley improving their literacy skills.

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Elvir Berbic,
 
President

Student Affairs Manager, 
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

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Aaron Bond, 

Vice President 

Senior Director of Learning Services,

Technology-Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies

Virginia Tech

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Lori Baker-Lloyd,

Vice President

Vice President of Human Resources, 

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

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Karenna Glover, 

Secretary

Strategic Marketing and Communications Consultant, 
Interactive Insights, LLC

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Alicha Grubb,

Treasurer

Associate, 

Gentry Locke

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Archie Freeman III

Middle School Principal,

Roanoke City Public Schools

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Carrie Halpin

Instructional Designer & Technologist,

Virginia Western Community College

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Baraka Kasongo

CEO, 

Volatia Language Network

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Risa Katz-Albert

Associate,

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Mary (Sissy) Kegley

Retired,

Adult Educator

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Stephanie Martin

Student Services Coordinator,

Community High School

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Russ Merritt

Transitional Minister,

Northminster Presbyterian Church

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Evelyne Nzikobanyanka

Clinical Nursing Assistant,

Our Lady of the Valley

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Pamela Stell

Sr. HR Manager/Chief Diversity Officer,

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Virginia Tech Carilion

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Sheila Umberger

Director of Libraries,

Roanoke Public Library

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Doloris Vest

Owner,

Book No Further