Our Staff
& Board

Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by three staff members. Throughout the year, we also have NAU work study employees and AmeriCorps volunteers.

Amanda Black

Executive Director

Amanda Black is originally from San Diego but lives in
Flagstaff where she moved to pursue her PhD in Applied Linguistics from NAU.
She received her Master’s in Applied Linguistics from San Diego State
University and has taught ESL, Adult Education, and College Composition in
Arizona, California, Thailand, and the Republic of Georgia. Amanda is a fervent
advocate of lifelong learning and believes strongly in literacy for all. She is delighted for the opportunity to contribute to The Literacy Center.

Jessica Kanzler

Program Director

Jessica Kanzler lives with her wife and cats in Flagstaff, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Master of Arts in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies. While completing her MA, Jessica worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, instructing composition courses, working as a writing tutor, and teaching with Upward Bound, a Trio program that invites first-generation college-bound high school students to take college-level courses for a summer semester. When she is not working to support local writing and education, Jessica works as a freelance writer with an emphasis in marketing and technology. Jessica is thrilled to be part of the Literacy Center and everything it does to improve the practical acquisition and application of the English language.

Ann Robinson

Office Manager

Ann Robinson is a native of Southern California and spent most of her career as a Labor Relations project analyst at Southern California Edison. She also enjoyed volunteering for 17 years with the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association. Ann believes everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their goals by increasing their literacy skills. She feels very fortunate to be able to serve our community by supporting the dedicated learners, volunteers, and staff at The Literacy Center.

Board of Directors

Jan Sgambelluri


Amy Young

Vice President

Larry Hendricks


Dustin Mast


Jim Bret

Paula McAllister

Galen Olson

Alyn Rumbold

Phyllis Wolfskill

Join our team


Tuesday – Thursday
from 11am – 7pm
Monday & Friday
by appointment

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