Board Members

Literacy Volunteer Program

Board Members  2017 – 2018


Board Members

Carmen Wilkinson 

Carmen Wilkinson

   Carmen is the former Employment Market Specialist at Telamon Corporation, a National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) non-profit organization where she was employed for 38 years. She has worked in various supervisory capacities as Workforce Development Specialist and obtained a certified NFJP workforce professional at Telamon.She is now retired. She volunteers for St. John the Evangelist Catholic church and is on the board for the Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary in Valdosta. Her volunteer services for the Literacy Volunteer Program of South Georgia began in 2011.  She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of General Studies at Valdosta State University.  Carmen is originally from El Paso, Texas where she attended the University of Texas at El Paso and Loretto Academy High School.  She is married to John Bruce Wilkinson, they have two daughters and five grandchildren.  They also have two dogs and two cats.

Mike MeeksVice President
Mike Meeks
   Mike 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

  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.

Leila BrownBoard Member
Leila Brown
  Mrs. Brown is currently assigned to 336thAir Force Recruiting Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia is part of the Logistics team that is responsible for real estate, communication, supplies, vehicles, report of surveys, applicant travel, leased family housing, for a recruiting force of 55 enlisted recruiters and 8 flight supervisors.  The 336 RCS regional zone of responsibility includes a 3-State Region spanning over 75,000 square miles.



Kathy Hodges

Board Member

  A retired educator who worked professionally as a school social worker and special education administrator. However I am by no means “retired” from life as I am active in many community programs. I have been a literacy tutor with Hispanic adult learners for six years and a volunteer with ACTO (Alzheimers Caregivers Time-Out) for four years. My passion is helping people and I love seeing others learn and grow. I also live out this passion in my part-time job as a Weight Watchers leader and in various church ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy running, biking, hiking, paddling, and practicing yoga.

Roy Levin

Board Member