Mission, Staff & Memberships
Mission: Literacy Unlimited is a community organization dedicated to changing lives through improved adult literacy.
Lucy Baum, Executive Director
Lucy holds a degree in Psychology and has over 15 years experience in marketing and business. She has devoted the last 7 years to working in the non-profit sector, raising her family, and developing a second career as a professional photographer. She believes in business with a heart and in the power of human connections.
Alice Reed, Social Media Coordinator
Alice comes from a manufacturing (Nortel Networks) and pharmaceutical (Novartis) background, where her roles included administration and event planning. She considers herself a late bloomer as she was 50 years old when she graduated from Concordia University (BA in Communications and Human Relations). Alice has been with Literacy Unlimited for over 10 years and believes that it’s never too late to learn!
Jennifer Gauthier, Program Director
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and a Bachelor of Education from Bishop’s University. She is currently completing her Master of Education online through Queen’s University. She is passionate about teaching and Literacy Education. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading and watching the latest shows on Netflix.
Stephanie Lehner, Outreach & Community Programming
Stephanie holds a Masters degree in International Education and has worked in the education sector in Europe, Africa and North America for over 20 years. She has seen how education and literacy have the power to truly transform lives and is excited to be part of the Literacy Unlimited team. Outside the office, Stephanie enjoys reading, walking in the woods and spending time with her family and friends.
Samantha Star, Special Projects Coordinator
Samantha has worked in the not-for-profit sector in volunteer management for nearly six years. She holds a Bachelors of Education degree to compliment her Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. She has just completed a Graduate Certificate in TESL and is presently doing her Masters in Educational Psychology at McGill. Outside of LU, Samantha enjoys her dog, watching Friends on Netflix, and participating in Trivia nights.
Debora Bringolf, Administrative Assistant
After completing her degree in Finance and working as an Investment Adviser for 15 years, Debora decided to stay home to raise her two daughters. During that time, she helped her husband start a promotional products business, and volunteered in various capacities, which included tutoring for Literacy Unlimited. She loves spending her free time near a pool, lake or ocean, enjoying the calming effects of water.
Dalia Kudzma, Administrative Clerk
Dalia holds a degree in Sociology as well as a Bachelor of Education. She worked as a high school librarian, then as a teacher. For the last 23 years, she was the Regional Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the West Island area. Having recently retired, she enjoys working part-time, babysitting her grandchildren, playing tennis and is a member of a hiking club.
Literacy Unlimited is proud to be a member of the following associations:
- Imagine Canada
- John Molson School of Business Community Round Table
- Literacy Quebec (LQ)
- Table de concertation Enfance-Famille-Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’île
- Table de Quartier Sud Ouest-de-l’île