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.

Kevin Hirschi

Program Director

Kevin Hirschi is a native Arizonan who has taught English to speakers of other languages, French, Composition, and linguistics courses in the US, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Georgia. He has also coordinated programs for international students, research grants, and nonprofit organizations. While his teaching and research focus lies primarily with the development of speaking skills amongst language learners, he is also interested in language description, perception of accented speakers, and the use of technology to enhance language learning. He was a volunteer tutor for several years before joining The Literacy Center and seeks ways to enhance literacy in our community.

Grace Vaughan

Child and Family Program Coordinator

Grace Vaughan was born in Northern Arizona and raised as a world-traveling third-culture kid by her missionary parents. Before age 25 she had spent significant time in 18 countries, developing a deep love and appreciation for humanity across the globe. Grace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University and holds certification as an Arizona Legal Document Preparer. Outside of her nonprofit work, Grace enjoys home projects, hiking, playing games with friends and family, spending time with her husband and three sons, and being involved in her small-town community.

Board of Directors

Dustin Mast


Phyllis Wolfskill

Vice President

Jim Bret


Dianna Sanchez


Jan Sgambelluri

Bobby White

Alyn Rumbold

Join our team


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

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