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Rebecca Chandler Leege

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Rebecca Chandler Leege is Worldreader’s new Chief Executive Officer. From 2018-2023, Rebecca led Worldreader’s impact across the globe as Chief Impact Officer, helping the nonprofit reach over 22 million readers and transforming the organization’s strategy to be laser-focused on getting children reading across under-resourced communities. With more than 25 years of people-centered global leadership experience, … Continue Reading →

Wendi Yen Huestis

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An experienced leader of mission-driven organizations, Wendi Yen Huestis has worked as a C-level executive in fundraising, business development, marketing, and communications for over 20 years, impacting local and global initiatives by raising more than $155 million over her career. Wendi’s personal mission is to build and strengthen relevant, innovative, and equitable organizations by reimagining … Continue Reading →

Veronica Gutierrez

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Veronica Gutierrez

As the Senior Director of Global Human Resources, Veronica focuses on developing and leading HR strategies globally across Worldreader. Some of these strategies include workforce planning, talent management, employee relations, and regulatory compliance. She brings over 18 years of HR experience to Worldreader from growing start-up companies to mid-size. Enhancing the employee experience is her … Continue Reading →

Olivia Kimani

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Olivia Kimani

Olivia is a Director, Partnerships and Services, Kenya at Worldreader. She provides strategy, oversight, technical direction, and implementation of social and behavior change communication across various geographical regions. Olivia has over 20 years of experience in communications, working as a marketing specialist, a creative director in top ad agencies, brand strategist, and developing award-winning social … Continue Reading →

Sonny Lacey

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Sonny leads the product ideation and feature design for Worldreader’s public and internal products, driving reader and partner adoption in underserved communities. His 25-year career has spanned military, commercial and non-profit work in North and South America, Africa and Asia. For the past 10 years, he has worked with childhood literacy application development and book … Continue Reading →

Matthew Troy

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Matthew’s focus is on building the relationships that help Worldreader grow its funding and get more children reading. Matthew brings over a decade of nonprofit leadership experience to Worldreader and is passionate about helping young people to reach their potential. Prior to joining, Matthew served as Executive Director for two nonprofit organizations and specialized in … Continue Reading →

Heidi Williams

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Heidi Williams

Heidi joined Worldreader as one of our first volunteers in 2010 and now leads our Accounting and Administration team, focusing on accounting, audit, and facilities administration. Prior to joining Worldreader, she worked in financial services and business management but attributes her keen organizational skill to the time she spent away from the workforce raising and … Continue Reading →