Literacy Volunteers of Orange/Athol
Changing Lives...One Syllable at a Time
Serving the 9 Town North Quabbin Region...and beyond

Who We Are

A volunteer Board of Directors oversees LVOA, assisted by one paid coordinator. They are a hard working group responsible for all aspects of LVOA's mission, policy and governance. The Board meets monthly and enthusiasitcally embraces its responsibilities. Board memebers have relevant experience and skills as well as considerable roots in the North Quabbin comumunity

All Board members serve a term of one year and serve on the Fundraising and Nominating committees.

We are always looking for people passionate about adult literacy to join our Board of Directors and committees. Please contact us if you are interested - you can serve on a committee with or without becoming a Board member. We would love to hear from you!

Our Current Board Members

Jennifer Aldrich - New Salem Joined July 8, 2019

Secretary (as of July 8, 2019) member, Outreach & Publicity committee, Chair, Book Bags for Babies Committees

Director of Programs, Valuing Our Children

Megan Shaughnessy - Athol Joined July 8, 2019

Member, Outreach & Publicity and Book Bags for Babies committees

Mathematics teacher, Athol High School, former Program Director, Athol YMCA

Lori Hunt-Peterson - Athol Joined June 8, 2020

Board Chair (as of June 8, 2020)

Member, Outreach and Publicity Committe

Volunteer Tutor in Basic Literacy

Professional Cantor for three local Catholic churches

Thomas Siefert - Shutesbury Joined July 14, 2020

Member, Finance Committee

Volunteer Tutor in Basic Literacy

Retired college professor

Cindy Clark - Petersham - Joined February 2021

Volunteer tutor Basic Literacy

Retired Mathematics teacher