Staff

The staff at the Family Literacy Center is a tight group of focused, caring individuals who understand how literacy can affect your life. Having well-established reading and writing skills is key to a successful future. Our dedicated staff are always ready and available to work with you in order to accomplish your goals.

Mary Shelton-Wiese, Executive Director
Mary is the Chief of Staff at the Family Literacy Center. She is responsible for managing the day to day operations, is responsible for attracting new funders to the organization, and is in charge of organizing the Center’s many fundraising events. Mary has been with the Family Literacy Center since 1996 and continues to help it grow by networking with the Lapeer County community about literacy and related issues. She works tirelessly to ensure a broad base of support for our agency. This means that students enjoy free, confidential help to reach important literacy goals.

Meredith Donahue and Elin Peterson, Family Program Coordinators
Meredith and Elin are in charge of organizing events for the Family Programs at the Family Literacy Center. They share a passion for helping children succeed in school. They work together in order to both pair child students with capable tutors, and to schedule Family Program workshops that teach parents ways to improve their child’s literacy.

Mary Bond, Office Manager
Mary is in charge of the office operations at the Family Literacy Center. She makes sure the office is fully stocked, fields lots of the phone calls, schedules appointments, manages the office operations, and takes care of many other valuable tasks that must be done.