Staff

Tamara Patterson

Project Coordinator — She holds a Masters of Science degree in Human Resources/Community Agency Counseling from NCAT State University. Tamara is a lifelong resident of Chatham County and has served in many roles throughout the county such as NC Works Career Center, Career Advisor, several WIOA programs and local non-profit organizations, including, CCDSS, FVRC and CCHA. Her […]

Veda Williams

Communications and Outreach Coordinator — Veda Williams is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for Chatham Literacy. Her role involves managing the social media of the organization, taking photos and videos, and writing stories to support our marketing efforts. She has worked in many different types of organizations, and brings nearly 25 years of web development […]

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 […]

Oscar Manzanarez

Administrative Assistant — Oscar Manzanarez studied at North Carolina State University for 2 years in the pursuit of a Wildlife Biology degree but placed that on hold due the pandemic.  Oscar is currently experiencing new opportunities (one of which is his position at Chatham Literacy) to help him revitalize his future goals. Due to his […]

Leslie Ocampo

Program 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 […]

Loyda Estrada

Program Coordinator — Loyda Estrada has been involved with Chatham Literacy since 2013. She began as a volunteer interpreter in the citizenship class and then herself became a citizen through the same program in 2014. Soon after, Loyda became an employee at Chatham Literacy, working as the Student Coordinator until she resigned in 2018 to […]

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. […]

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