The Literacy Center is run by a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and a Board of Directors. Find out about our staff below. You can read about our Board of Directors here.

Lori Reed, Executive Director

Lori is a nonprofit executive with 20 years experience.  She started her career working as an AmeriCorp (the domestic Peace Corp). She then went on to work with an international housing non-profit.  She served a four state region later taking an executive director position.  
Lori and her husband, Neal, have been married 22 years with three lovely children. She loves long walks and spending time with family. 
You can reach Lori at

Meghana Makoday, Education Coordinator

Meghana is an educator, researcher and artist originally from India. She earned her Doctoral degree in Biological sciences from Rani Durgavati University, India. She moved to Evansville in 2013, and before that worked as a Literature management expert and Researcher in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

As an educator she enjoys volunteering for Nonprofit Organization’s dedicated to Education. She loves painting and travelling.

You can reach Meghana at