Turning Pages SC sets new board leadership for 2024

January 24, 2024

Turning Pages SC, a Midlands nonprofit dedicated to adult literacy, has announced its newly appointed board leadership team.

Kara Cieri, a seasoned literacy professional from Richland Library, steps into the role of Chair of the Board of Directors at Turning Pages SC. With a wealth of experience, Cieri brings an unwavering dedication to advancing the organization’s mission.

Ashley Harris, a dynamic leader and passionate social advocate, assumes the role of Vice Chair. Harris’s expertise will play a pivotal role in driving initiatives forward.

Sharon Ewing, known for her organizational prowess, retains her role of Secretary. Ewing’s administrative skills contribute to the effective functioning of the board.

Chris Keefer, a grants expert with a passion for community service, retains the crucial role of CFO / Treasurer. Keefer’s financial acumen will continue to ensure the organization’s fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

Turning Pages Board Leadership for 2024

Brittany Smith, recognized for her community engagement skills, will spearhead the External Subcommittee. Smith’s leadership will strengthen ties with the community, fostering collaboration and support.

Dr. LeConte Middleton, a respected former principal from the K12 sector, assumes the role of Internal Subcommittee Chair. Dr. Middleton will guide internal initiatives, ensuring alignment with best practices.

“We are deeply grateful for the dedication of outgoing board leaders and we welcome this new slate with confidence,” says Lisa Cole, Executive Director. “We look forward to achieving new milestones in 2024 under this diverse leadership team.”

Public board meetings are held at the Turning Pages’ office (2062 North Beltline Blvd. in Columbia) every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

To learn how you too can change lives through literacy, visit turningpagessc.org.

About Turning Pages SC

Founded in 1968, Turning Pages SC has trained over 1,700 tutors and helped over 6,000 adults read better. Any adult who reads below a 9th grade level can receive over 50 hours of free, one-on-one tutoring annually plus curriculum.