I am actively engaged in university-school partnerships, serving as Section Editor to the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Board Member to the Literacy Research Association International Innovative Community Group, and President of the International Literacy Association’s Specialized Literacy Professionals SIG

I am also extremely passionate to be the Founder and President of the Ortlieb Foundation, Inc. (non- profit profit),, which provides collegiate scholarships to cancer survivors. We have granted more than 30 scholarships since 2009.