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Ray Oglethorpe 
rayiin@aol.com

MCAN Leader and Co-Creator

Fran Adams 
fja615@gmail.com

MCAN Leader and Co-Creator

"The Moonshot Community Action Network is a group of extraordinary community leaders and learners who have the ability to mobilize around important issues affecting our children. We are committed to turning breakdowns into breakthroughs."
Barbara  Hammond
The Learning Alliance
barbarariefler@aol.com

CEO

“Creating an unstoppable team of community leaders who take a stand for all of our children.”

Liz Woody 
The Learning Alliance
duncanhill2@aol.com

Co-Founder of The Learning Alliance and Education Consultant

Marshall Adams 
Vero Beach Museum of Art
jmadams@verobeachmuseum.org

Director of Education

"Moonshot to me is when the whole community recognizes a common goal, and works together to benefit children and our shared future - that's a poweful thing."

Debbi Arseneaux
The Learning Alliance
darseneaux@thelearningalliance.org

Program Coordinator

 

“The Moonshot movement is about a community that takes a stand for ALL of its citizens. Together we can always do more!”

Liz Bahl 
The Learning Alliance
lbahl@thelearningalliance.org

New Business Development and Documentation Manager

Deb Berg  
School District of Indian River County
Deborah.berg@indianriverschools.org

Director of Elementary Education

“Incredible community working collaboratively with the school district to create literate individuals.”

Monica Cheslak 
Childcare Resources of Indian River
monica@childcareresourcesir.org

Director, Enrollment & Program Services

Leslie Connelly 
School District of Indian River County
Leslie.Connelly@indianriverschools.org

School District of Indian River County Educational Consultant for The Learning Alliance District Liaison

 

“Moonshot Moment means creating compassionate, lifelong learners who will improve our world.”

Marta Cronin 
Indian River State College
mcronin@irsc.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Pamela Dampier 
School District of Indian River County
Pamela.Dampier@IndianRiverSchools.org

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

 

“A community partnership that promotes literacy and student achievement in our district.”

Cynthia Falardeau 
Education Foundation of Indian River County
director@edfoundationirc.org

Executive Director

Lucinda Gedeon
lgedeon13@gmail.com
MCAN Leader and Co-Creator

 "The power of the arts to affect the lives of students to increase learning, self-esteem and literacy."

David Griffin 
The Learning Alliance
davidwghome@gmail.com

Board Member

Michael Hadee 
Children's Movement of Florida
michael.hadee@childrensmovementflorida.org
Janie Hoover 
Tight Line Productions
janie@tightlineproductions.com
Tiffany Justice 
Indian River County School Board
tiffany.justice@indianriverschools.org
Megan Kendrick 
School District of Indian River County
Megan.Kendrick@IndianRiverSchools.org

Coordinator of Professional Development SDIRC

Shannon Maitland
Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative
kindergartenreadinessIRC@gmail.com
Karen Malits 
School District of Indian River County
Karen.Malits@indianriverschools.org

Coordinator of Title 1

Fran McDonough 
School District of Indian River County
Frances.mcdonough@indianriverschools.com

Educational Consultant for The Learning Alliance

 

“Compassionate, literate citizens who improve our world!”

Shannon Bowman
Childcare Resources of Indian River
shannon@ChildcareResourcesIR.org

Executive Director

Judi Miller 
Big Brothers Big Sisters
judi.miller@bbbsbigs.org

CEO

“MCAN means opportunity, problem solving, collaboration, and inspiration to make a difference.”

Marie  O'Brien
The Learning Alliance
mobrien@thelearningalliance.org

Digital Media and Community Outreach Manager

Barbara Pearce  
Gifford Youth Activity Center
bpearce@gyac.net

Executive Assistant

"Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela “Community coming together to help our children improve and excel in reading.”

Jessie Ray 
Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative 
kreadinesscollaborative@gmail.com

Early Childhood Partnerships Manager

Mark Rendell
School District of Indian River County
mark.rendell@indianriverschools.org

Superintendent

Christine Ryall 
Indian River State College
drcryall@gmail.com

“The power of the community benefits from the individual groups and organizations.”

Shanti Sanchez 
Vero Beach Museum of Art
shanti@verobeachmuseum.org

School Youth Community Impact Programs Manager

"Moonshot to me means inspiration and promise for future generations. In the words of (the play) Hamilton, we are "not throwing away our (Moon)shot"

Lillian Torres-Martinez
School District of Indian River County
Lillian.Torresmartinez@indianriverschools.org

Director of Student Services

"Proud member of the Literacy Leader Team! Working to make a difference for children!"

Anali  Vieyra
Literacy Services of Indian River County
anali@literacyservicesirc.org

Tutor Trainer

"If a parent struggles with reading then it is highly likely their children will struggle as well. Literacy begins with a literate parent and Moonshot Moment will help us achieve this goal."
Hope Woodhouse
hope.woodhouse@gmail.com

Community Organizer

Brady Roberts 
Vero Beach Museum of Art
broberts@verobeachmuseum.org

CEO

"Moonshot Moment creates the opportunity for enlightenment and success where it might not otherwise exist."

Page Woodward 
211 Helpline
Page.woodward@211pbtc.org

Solutions! Opportunity! Hope! Community!

Sally Alkayaly 
Little Rising Stars Preschool
Sallyalkayaly@msn.com
Owner & Director of Little Rising Stars Preschool
Cheri Sofia  
Healthy Start
Operations Director “Educating the parent so that baby has a better outcome.”
Katie Kelley 
Kenyon Business Consulting
Kenyonbusinessconsulting@gmail.com

 

“The process for innovative and collaborative change impacting literacy in our community and the world.”

Susan Roberts 
The Learning Alliance
susanr2011@gmail.com
Educational Consultant “Collaboration for a common goal...supporting children and families in IRC.”
Willie Finklin 
The Learning Alliance
wfinklin@TheLearningAlliance.org
Communications Specialist 
Karen Bailey 
Help Me Grow
karen.bailey@211pbtc.org
Coordinator
Tina Nickle 
ecn1425@aol.com
Linda Riefler 
linda.riefler@gmail.com
MCAN Facilitator
Carol Pinder 
Dasie Hope Center
pinfour@comcast.net
Angelia  Perry
Gifford Youth Achievement Center

Executive Director

GYAC supports the Moonshot Moment because it is critical that students learn to read; without this ability, a child’s future success is bleak.