Board Members

Literacy Volunteer Program

Board Members  2017 – 2018

Board Members

Carmen WilkinsonPresident
Carmen Wilkinson
 Carmen is the former Employment Market Specialist at Telamon Corporation (for 38 years).  Her volunteer services for the Literacy Volunteer Program of South Georgia began in 2011.   Holds a Bachelor of General Studies at Valdosta State University.

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, with a BA in Journalism from VSU. A retired nurse living in Valdosta 20+ years, and 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 McKenzieBoard 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.  Currently employed with the Georgia Department of Labor as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist.  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 3 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.


Board Member  
Jennifer S. Gillard


Jennifer S. Gillard is currently employed as Service Area Manager for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program (GVRA). GVRA  assists eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, start and maintain competitive employment .She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology , Masters of Science – Sociology/Marriage and Family and a  Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Served as a volunteer in the  Volunteers In-Service To America Literacy Program for 2 years . She has been a Board member since 2016.

Roy Levin
Board Member