Executive Director: Jamie Grissom joined the Books Between Kids team as our first Executive Director and she is eager to help Books Between Kids extend its reach to even more children and schools in Houston. Contact Jamie if you would like more information about corporate or community partnerships, or to make a monetary donation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 832-831-1402.
Program Coordinator: Trent Hale is a graduate student with the School of Library & Information Science at Texas Woman’s University and is passionate about promoting literacy in Houston. Contact Trent if you would like more information about donating books, coordinating a book drive, or volunteering with us. He can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 832-831-1402.
Books Between Kids strives to maintain a Board of Directors with diverse experiences, perspectives, and skills. The Board of Directors is charged with planning and monitoring programs and services, representing us to the public and providing financial and legal/ethical oversight.
President: Katie Morgan has worked in HISD as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, and dyslexia therapist. She currently spends her days with her twin three-year-olds but remains passionate about literacy development and reading education. She has been involved with Books Between Kids since its conception.
Vice President: Kate Robertson is a lifelong learner and educator with 30 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership. She tutors reading at Briarmeadow Charter School and volunteers with various community organizations. Kate and her husband have one teenage son.
Secretary: Ashley Hanna is an attorney and mother of two young children. She and her husband are lifelong Houstonians and are involved with a number of local charitable organizations.
Treasurer: Sandra Ahlhorn is a Co-Founder of Books Between Kids. Sandra is an active volunteer in her child’s school and is Co-Owner of Speedy Printing – W. Alabama.
Board Member: Ann Guerra has been a Montessori teacher for 24 years. She is an active member of the PTO at her daughter’s school.
Board Member: Amy Barnes is a Co-Founder of Books Between Kids. Amy is a lifelong bibliophile and an active volunteer in the schools her three children attend.
Board Member: Suzanne Boué has spent her career in higher education and non-profits and is an active volunteer for several community organizations. She believes books are an integral part of any life and enjoys reading with her two children.
Board Member: Sharleen Walkoviak is co-owner of Covenant Technology Services. She believes education and mentoring is the key to changing our society, one child at a time. She actively supports many education-centric organizations, including the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, where she serves as a Lifetime Vice President.
Board Member: Ashley Flack is a former career fundraiser who now focuses on her four young children and community involvement. She is an active volunteer in her children’s schools, enthusiastic library volunteer, and passionate class reader. She is dedicated to spreading literacy to other Houston children and believes that a love of books, literacy, and learning can change and enhance all lives.