Partners in Literacy


Partners in Literacy

Our Team


Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven's professional staff draws on deep and diverse backgrounds in instruction and non-profit management. Not only does the staff focus on registering students who want to improve their skills in reading, writing and the English language, they also recruit and train the volunteer tutors who work one-to-one or in a small class under the staff's continued guidance. This requires training for staff members themselves in new learning technology and teaching materials to ensure LV's programs are as updated and broadly accessible as possible.


Louis Perno

Executive Director

At LV as director for 4 years with close to 40 years of experience in social service non-profit management. Responsible for regional operation of organization.

(203) 776-5899


Laura Fawcett

Basic Literacy Program Manager, New Haven

On staff for 6 years responsible for Basic Literacy Program working with tutors, students, collaboration with partner sites and other community organizations in Greater New Haven.

(203) 776-5899

Corinne Fucci

Valley Regional Literacy Coordinator

On staff since October 2021, responsible for Basic Literacy and ESOL Program working with tutors, students, collaboration with partner sites and other community organizations in the Valley region.

(203) 551-9831

Erica Hoffman

Program Director

On staff for 3 years responsible for the supervision of all Program Managers, tutor recruitment, screening, training and placement, student recruitment and partner site engagement, administration of database programs, and State Dept. of Education program facilitator, disability coordinator and LACES data base administration.

(203) 285-2482​


Kathleen McKenna

ESOL Program Manager for Greater New Haven

On staff for 12 years responsible for overseeing the ESOL program working with tutors, students, partner sites, and other community organizations in Greater New Haven and Gateway Community College sites.

(203) 285-2621


Denise Calabrese

Literacy Program Coordinator, Meriden/Wallingford

On staff since January overseeing Basic Literacy and ESOL Programs with tutors and students from the Meriden/Wallingford area working with students, tutors, program sites and partner/community collaboration and responsible for data entry administration.

(203) 774-0722


Symone O’Hara

Office Manager, New Haven
On staff since January responsible for overseeing the Greater New Haven office, providing administrative assistance, and supporting staff.