Vicki Newell

Executive Director

Vicki Newell has been executive director of Chatham County Literacy Council since 2011 and was tutor coordinator for two years before that. While staying home for six years to raise her three sons, she volunteered on the boards of Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services and the PTA of Pittsboro Elementary School. Vicki worked for six years as the health specialist with the Smart Start Initiative at the state and Chatham County levels. Vicki has a master’s degree in health communication from Johns Hopkins University. She was in the Peace Corps and speaks French and Tshiluba. You can reach her at 919-542-6424 or at vicki@chathamliteracy.org.

Leslie Ocampo

Student Coordinator

Leslie Ocampo gradated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in political science and global and international studies. Leslie first became familiar with Chatham Literacy in 2011 when her parents became citizens through our citizenship program. Leslie is a Siler City native and has previously worked with Chatham YMCA as…

Travis Patterson

Volunteer Coordinator

Travis Patterson grew up in Siler City and currently lives in Pittsboro. He attended Jordan Matthews High School, and after, attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he studied Psychology and Spanish. In 2017, he graduated from the North Carolina Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute. Travis has worked in non-profit and community work since 2006, and has…

Denise Lynch

Bookkeeper

Denise Lynch is the bookkeeper for Chatham Literacy. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 2004. Her knowledge of the QuickBooks software has enabled Chatham Literacy to improve and streamline their accounting operations. Denise has worked with Chatham Literacy since 2012….