Board of Directors
Patrick supports literacy and enjoys baking bread.
Becky Williams brings over fifteen years of nonprofit experience through direct service and administration. Becky is currently employed with Cancer Care Services as Donor Engagement Manager. Becky received her undergraduate degree in social work from Luther College and her masters in social work from Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in nonprofit administration. Becky has enjoyed volunteering for various Literacy Connexus programs and advocating for early childhood and adult literacy.
Lynda is an attorney who, upon retirement, earned a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on reading and health literacy. She has volunteered as a tutor for adult learners and children for numerous years, and has served as a board member for Literacy Texas. She has also taught classes and workshops for nonprofits through Literacy Texas, CNM-Connect, and other groups. She is a member of Daughters of Abraham and St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, and is avid about reading and yoga.
Gerardo lives in Arlington, Texas, and is Branch Manager for Scholastic Books. Gerald Arredondo is new to DFW; he grew up in Lubbock, Texas. He is the Operations Manager for DFW area with Scholastic Book Fairs. Gerald is a former President of the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club, and past member of Literacy of Lubbock. He has been a member of youth sports Baseball, Softball, Football, and Wrestling. He is also a member of St. Vincents’s De Paul and the Knights of Columbus.
is the Vice President for Information Services and Manager of the Income Council for the United Way of Tarrant County, She manages the Earn Well initiative which, among other things, improves the financial stability of low income working families. Sue brings experience from both education and the nonprofit sector. in addition to Literacy Connexus, she serves on the boards of the Women’s Policy Forum, the Tarrant County emergency Food and Shelter Program, North Texas Asset Funders, and Strong Families Coalition.
Linda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Sociology and her M E.D. at Texas Tech University with teaching certificates in Elementary, Early Childhood, and Early Childhood-Handicapped. She’s been teaching literacy ever since. She is teaching three High School Equivalency classes: two at Tarrant County Jail Greenbay Unit for Fort Worth ISD, and one at Tarrant County College, Trinity River
Shelley owns Monkey and Dog Books, a children’s bookshop in Fort Worth. She has taught Latin and English, and comes with experience directing both literacy and ESL programs. She teaches Sunday school at St. John’s Anglican Church. Shelley loves reading, gardening, needlework, and cookies!
Shewanda, an assistant professor of English at Tarrant County College – Northeast, is currently pursuing he PH.D. in English literature. She also serves on the steering committee of the Northeast Tarrant County United Way. She belongs to the Message Church in Bedford, likes to read, travel, and bake, and loves singing karaoke!
Brent has over 30 years in public education, where he has served as teacher, principal, and recently Director of Human Resources. As a principal, Brent served a bilingual campus in the Lake Worth ISD and assisted in the district’s organization of Adult ESL classes for the community. Brent also volunteered as the accompanist for Chapel Choir (youth) at Broadway Baptist Church and sponsored mission tours for 25 years across America, Canada, and the UK.