Board Members



The Board Members of The Literacy Coalition of Hancock County consists of leaders from all walks of life, sharing the commitment of building, developing and promoting literacy opportunities for those of all ages in our county.

Board Chair
Chelsea Bodnarik
Hancock County ESC

Chair Elect
Kristy Szkudlarek
Read for L.I.F.E.

Bethany Klein
Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Dylan Pritchett                                                               
Edward Jones

Board Members


Amanda Brasfield
Findlay City Schools

Casey Brown
United Insurance Agency

Sarah Clevidence
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Heather Heilman
United Way of Hancock County

Margaret Hirschy
University of Findlay

Chuck Riley


Robert Schuck
Schuck Law Office

Pooja Soni
First Federal Bank

John Whitson
Whitson Properties

Stacey Wolke

LCHC Committees

Board Governance
The BGC is commissioned by the Board of Directors to improve the overall effectiveness of the Board members and the Board of Directors. The work will take into account the nature of board governance as an on-going function that will not only transcend a variety of Board Chairs but lay the foundation that will work well into the future of Board leadership.

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive communication plan to increase community awareness of literacy support systems. They develop marketing plans and tools, and identify the information that will be included in public awareness resources such as brochures, websites, news releases, etc. Future plans for the Advocacy Committee includes identifying and scheduling key speaking opportunities for the distribution of literacy information to the community.

Early Childhood
This committee is responsible for coordinating Literacy Coalition preschool to grade three literacy initiatives. Responsibilities include identifying the needs of preschool children, coordinating literacy related efforts with agencies that work with young children, communicating with literacy providers, and grant writing. This committee is also responsible for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) program. This includes evaluation of the DPIL program, and working with the Advocacy Committee on marketing and the Financial Development Committee on funding of the program.

The EC is a standing Committee of the Board of Directors. It receives its authority from the Board and its actions are subject to review and approval by the Board. The Chair of the EC will be the Chair of the Board of Directors, and the committee members will be the five board officers. The EC will meet as needed to consider urgent Literacy Coalition business. The EC will conduct a periodic review and evaluation of the Director, at a minimum annually. The EC is not to serve as a substitute for the Board.

Financial Development
The FDC is commissioned by the Board of Directors to develop and coordinate the financial resources to support the literacy goals, initiatives, and programs of the coalition and to direct the overall financial development plans and policies to insure the sustainability of the LCHC.

The Standards Committee identifies program “outcomes and indicators” and report progress on these to the Literacy Coalition Board twice a year.  Outcomes are benefits or changes for individuals or populations during or after participation in program activities.  They are noticeable differences to individuals and target groups.  The outcome is simply a direct statement of a hoped for condition.  For example:  Parents will read to their preschoolers more often.

The program committee is responsible for all aspects of planning, promoting, executing, and evaluating the LCHC’s programs (Spelling Bee, Tell-A-Tale, Networking/Community Literacy Forums, Parent Partners, and Family Literacy Nights). The Committee works to encourage and support the expansion of existing programming and the implementation of new programming where needed. Program committee will work closely with Communication Committee to market all LCHC programs and events, as well as recruit volunteers for programs.

Adult Literacy (inactive)
The Literacy Coalition will advocate for Literacy among the at-risk adult population by, identifying providers of literacy services for the at-risk adult population, meeting with the Read for L.I.F.E. Board to discuss ways to assist in their mission, meeting with ABLE administrators to discuss ways to assist in their mission and meeting with organizations that have contact with the at-risk adult population to maximize the number of the at-risk adult population that is served. The Adult Literacy Committee will work to reduce barriers to adult learning and reduce gaps in literacy services in Hancock County by completing an initial assessment, to identify critical barriers to adult learning and gaps in literacy services that can be addressed, and developing an assessment, distributing the assessment and compiling assessment data.

School Age (inactive)
The responsibilities of the School Age Committee include: ensuring that all at risk students of Hancock County will have access to after school/summer school intervention programs as needed, ensuring that all at risk middle school and high school  students of Hancock county will be provided with school based  interventions to ensure all students are reading at grade level, ensuring that all students of Hancock County will possess the necessary college/career literacy skills in order to be successful in the 21st century.