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.

Reza Dalman

Program Director

Reza Dalman completed his PhD in Applied Linguistics at NAU in May, 2022. He came to the US from Iran where he completed his MA and BA in TESL. Reza is passionate about teaching English and has taught a variety of ESL classes. He specializes in English pronunciation and loves learning about new cultures. He is looking forward to the work he will get to do for The Literacy Center.

Maria Kostromitina

Child and Family Program Coordinator

Info Coming soon…

Board of Directors

Galen Olsen


Phyllis Wolfskill

Vice President

Larry Hendricks


Dustin Mast


Jim Bret

Rima Brusi

Paula McAllister

Jan Sgambelluri

Join our team


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

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