Who We Are

Reach Out and Read Virginia's Dr. Boone Prescribing Hope for her patients on The Today Show.

Reach Out and Read Virginia's Dr. Boone Prescribing Hope for her patients on The Today Show.

Dr. Carolyn Boone, a Reach Out and Reach Virginia pediatrician, brings the program alive every day in her thriving North Richmond practice. She gives anticipatory guidance to her patients and their parents about the importance of books, the joy of reading and how reading aloud twenty minutes a day will help set their child on a successful path to their future.

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

Our Staff

Susan Rockwell

Sue

Executive Director

Sue Rockwell has been the leader behind Reach Out and Read Virginia for nine years, an intervention providing family support around at pediatric well child visits encouraging early brain development, health and wellness.  Since 2004, the Virginia region is part of a national organization that partners with pediatricians to promote the importance of reading aloud to parents of young children.  Sue brings over twenty-five years of experience working in non-profit work environments.  She began her career working in higher education which includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School.  She also has an MS in Communications from Boston University.  Her favorite children's book is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.

Contact Sue

Sue.Rockwell@ReachOutandRead.org

 

Donna Faett

Donna

Program Specialist

Donna Faett has been a Program Specialist with Reach Out and Read Virginia (RORVA) for the past 8 years.  Donna has a Master's in Educational Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including mental health assessment, crisis intervention, and outpatient therapy.  Donna has truly enjoyed working with the RORVA pediatricians and promoting literacy.  Donna and her husband, Fred, have three grown children and her favorite children's books are anything written by Eloise Wilkin.

Contact Donna

Donna.Faett@ReachOutandRead.org

 

ADvisory Board

Medical Directors

Richmond

Dr. Addie Briggs, M.D.
East End Pediatrics
EastEndPediatricsPC@gmail.com

Lynchburg

Melody Ailsworth, D.O.
General Pediatrics
Richeson Drive Pediatrics
RichesonDrivePediatrics.com

Board Members

Debbie Kammeter
Community Volunteer
DKammeter@verizon.net
 

LaVern Morris
Site Coordinator - Reach Out and Read
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
 MorrisLW@chkd.org



Kathryn Starke
Author and Reading Specialist
Creative Minds Publications
KCStarke@aol.com

 

Ex Officio

Susan Rockwell
Executive Director
Reach Out and Read Virginia
Sue.Rockwell@ReachOutandRead.org