READERS THAT BECAME LEADERS
Joe is an educational technology leader and publishing company founder inspired by his experience of being misdiagnosed as learning disabled as a child. After discovering a book that ignited a love for reading he never knew he had, he soon became a voracious reader. Joe draws from this experience to help children who are encountering similar challenges, helping them to find their own personal "spark" that gives them a love of learning that lasts for the rest of their lives. He is dedicated to helping children become lifelong learners, achieve their full potential, and pursue their interests one reading experience at a time.
Ana Chapa serves as the Vice President of Organizational Growth at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program a college-preparatory school for young men and women from the Washington, DC area who have the need and the motivation to help earn their own tuition money through an innovative Corporate Work Study program. She is a social worker, educator, workforce development program manager and fundraiser. She serves as the Chair of the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps board and is a board member of the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County. As a lifelong learner Ana dedicates herself to ensuring all have access to high-quality student-centered education that is supportive of personal and professional goal attainment.
Tycely Williams is the Chief Development Officer for America’s Promise Alliance, the driving force behind a nationwide movement to improve the lives and futures of America’s youth. As a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), she has
encouraged investments of more than $100 million toward social good at
organizations including the YWCA USA, American Red Cross of the National
Capital Region and YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.
A leader with decades of experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, Tycely serves on the Executive Board of Tri Delta, marking the first slate to include Black women leading the national premiere women’s organization of more than 240,000 members. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Washington and served as the first Black and woman of color President in its one hundred- and five-year history.
Tycely is a Director of The Blackbaud Giving Fund, chairs The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation and Monument Academy Public Charter School, while serving on the boards of Reading Without Borders and Rising Media Stars. Tycely is also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and Leadership Greater Washington.