Our Board of Directors

Yagelis Pichardo, President

Yagelis has both taught in and attended the types of schools Children’s Literacy Innovations is focused on helping. She has done extensive work with non-profits, from volunteering directly to helping in their formation.  Included in this has been work at Stepping Stone Tutoring/Mentor Program,  the YWCA Domestic Violence program,, the Teen Challenge Addiction Center, all in Boston, and Lawrence’s New Beginnings Peer Recovery Center and the Lawrence Family Development, managing client services there.
She is currently finishing up her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is married with two children.


Kathleen Conners Marchetti, Treasurer

Kathy taught 5th grade in the Salem, MA, school system for 19 years, being honored as lead teacher at her school and taught in Peabody, Beverly, and Hamilton/Wenham the preceding six years. Her consistent “kids first” attitude made her a favorite of not only the kids, but many others from administration to other teachers to visiting authors. Kathy’s dedication to her students led to her creation of a valuable system to help spark students’ imagination and growth. She brought yoga, meditation and breathing exercises into her classroom for many years.  Students benefitted greatly, with one principal calling her classroom The Peaceable Kingdom.

Mary Beth Walsh, Clerk

Mary Beth has worked with Cradles to Crayons and Melrose’s Guided Reading Program prior to joining Children’s Literacy Innovations. She has four children of her own and has experienced first-hand the importance of literacy for all children. She does a lot of school volunteering and volunteered at the Melrose Birth to Five event, created to help new families.

Christopher Moen III

Chris has been involved in the mortgage finance field for over 36 years with an extensive background in both the primary and secondary markets. He has four daughters that he raised with his wife Cindy and many hours of coaching and volunteer work in the family home town of North Andover. He has been involved in various charity and non profit organizations ranging from local organizations to membership on the National Council of The Jackson Laboratory. He holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Maine in prelaw and economics/finance.


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