Board of Directors

Jany A. Brown

Jany A. Brown
UBS, Certified Financial PlannerTM, Vice President

EDUCATION: Georgia Institute of Technology (BS Management)

In joining the Board of Ferst Readers, Jany will bring over 20 years of service to the literacy community, including volunteer tutoring for low-literate adults, serving as President of the Board of Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, and chairing the Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta. Most recently, she helped lead the efforts to create the Literacy For All Fund alongside the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Jany has been a strong advocate for state-wide policy for a more literate Georgia and is honored to be part of the work of Ferst Readers to bring books to children across the country.


    • President/CEO
      Davida Morgan Washington 


          • Senior Director of Finance
            David Cauble

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          • Development and Communications Manager

          • Program Manager
            Michelle Maddox 

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          • Operations Coordinator
             Leslie Vestal 

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          • Enrollment Coordinator/Office Manager
            Tonia Scheff

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          • Regional Program Coordinator (SW Georgia)
            Edwina Turner 

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          • Program and Impact Coordinator/RPC (SE Georgia)
            Melissa Silva 

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          • Community Engagement Coordinator(Dallas, TX)
            Cheryl Scramuzza 

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          • Administrative Assistant Publications
            Olivia Ramfos 

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          • Database Management
            Glenda Cofer 


          • Community Engagement Coordinator (Atlanta, GA)/Grants Coordinator
            Jervonia Melton 

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