Board Members

Literacy Volunteer Program

Board Members  2016 – 2017

                     Barbara Echord retired from Troy University as the Director of Academics for online programs.  With more than 30 years of experience as a college instructor and administrator for community colleges in Texas (Dallas County Community College District) and Florida, Barbara will head our fundraising committee.  

Board Members

Carmen Wilkinson

Carmen Wilkinson

  She is the Employment Market Specialist at Telamon Corporation, a non-profit organization where she has worked for 35 years. Workforce Development Specialist III and certified NFJP workforce professional.
Mike MeeksVice President
Mike Meeks
   He is a financial adviser for Edward Jones and chairs the fundraising committee.
Executive Director
Ami Mitchell
Ami Mitchell has a background in Human Resources & Social Services.
MBA Human Resources Management
BSHS Human Services Management
D. R. Delaney
   D. R. Delaney is a graphic designer, artist, writer. Living in Valdosta 20+ years, an LVP tutor since 2005.
Keyara HamiltonSecretary

Keyara Hamilton

   Keyara Hamilton is the Career Center Manager for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc.
Marty Williams, Ph.D
  Marty Williams, PhD, is Professor of English at Valdosta State University, and has lived in Valdosta since 2001.
Tony McKenzie

       Board Member       Tony McKenzie


Leila Brown

        Board Member      Leila Brown
Sr. Nuala Mulleady

Board Member

Sr. Nuala Mulleady



Board Member

Barbara Echord, Ph.D.




Board Member

Charlie Oliver


  A native of Pensacola, FL, Tony McKenzie served 26 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a senior non-commissioned officer.  Tony is currently employed with the Georgia Department of Labor as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in social work from Park University.  Tony has been a member of the Volunteer Literacy Program 2 years.














































Carol Ann Hartley-Oliver (Charlie Oliver) has lived in Valdosta for over 30 years. Of those years, she has been involved in adult literacy about 28 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Sociology and in Political Science. She worked for Valdosta Technical College for 18 years as an Adult Education instructor.

In 1988, Charlie joined the local Literacy of America organization, now known as the Literacy Volunteer Program of South Georgia, and has served in various capacities ever since. She has tutored, tested, and “directed” this program through many changes, but the mission has remained the same. LVP is here to help adults in a 6-county area to grow as persons through advancement in their reading, writing, and speaking skills in the English language. After stepping down from the Director’s role in 2008, she took a short 2-year break, but was soon back and fully involved in all of LVP’s activities.

Charlie is excited to be on the Board and working with such enthusiastic people!