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Our Board Members

YCB could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of our committed members.

Karen Boston-Wright

Karen Boston-Wright

Karen Boston-Wright — 

Growing up my earliest memories include the love of books. I remember my Mom and Dad taking us to the library on Friday nights and coming home with a pile of books. To this day I cherish the children’s books my Mom wrote, the Nancy Drew series and all of the Little House on the Prairie books. This love of books Karen has passed on, with her husband, to their children and grandchildren. In addition these special memories have now led to her passion to providing books to children. In addition to serving on other non-profit Boards, Karen’s Bachelor of Arts degree in education and her professional experience in building companies, leading teams and developing strategies for the health-care industry will provide a helpful foundation to grow Your Children’s Bookshelf.

Gerald Mosely

Gerald H. Mosely

Gerald H. Mosely — 

After completing a PhD in Pathology, Gerald transitioned to the bio-pharmaceutical industry where he spent 25 years in multiple positions. He successfully led commercial and technical teams in the US and International markets in senior leadership roles, and has coached, mentored and developed individuals in different career stages from a broad and multi-cultural spectrum while living in Europe, Asia and different regions of the US. He founded the specialty management consulting practice CP&P Development Group in 2009, to focus on optimizing key people oriented processes that drive higher performance and engagement with leaders and their teams. Gerald has been a board member of the non-profit Children's Literacy Initiative based in Philadelphia, PA since 2015. Gerald is a resident of El Dorado Hills in Northern California.

Sandy Wu

Sandie Yu

Sandie Yu — 

Sandie has been working with children as a school volunteer since 2012 when her first child entered elementary school. Since then, she has worked with children and youth as a volunteer in several non-profit organizations: PTA President 2019 and PTA Treasurer 2013-15 for Jose Ortega Elementary School (JOES), JOES Academic Site Council Advisor, Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador, and several San Francisco youth soccer teams’ coach and manager.

Sandie joined the board of YCB in 2019 because she believes in the organization’s mission of providing access of books to families and children who have no access to literature. Sandie is also an accomplished biotech executive. For the past 10 years, she has helped start-up companies develop their go-to-market strategy and successfully scale up their organizations. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Genetics from UC Davis, and MBA from Cornell University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and doing various outdoor activities with her family.

Nancy Goebels

Nancy Goebel

Nancy Goebel — 

Nancy graduated from Illinois State University with a BA in Business Management. She has worked for various healthcare organizations in operations and revenue cycle positions for more than 30 years. She has volunteered with Autistic Children’s groups in an effort to ensure they get the resources they need at home. She has extensive professional experience and significant leadership accomplishments. She has an extensive track record demonstrating proven success with leveraging strong leadership skills to drive results. She is an avid reader with a strong desire to make sure that the joy of reading is brought to children.

Russ Mills Board Member

Russ Mills

Russ Mills — 

Russ has a lifelong interest in accessible and affordable education that drew him to the mission of Your Children's Bookshelf. He has over 40 years of experience working in leadership positions at educational institutions, including as a dean of continuing education programs. Russ spent much of his career working with disadvantaged teens and community college students. His passion to support both students and his colleagues led him to serve as an educational consultant periodically throughout his career. Traveling across the country, he provided guidance and interim leadership to numerous college and university programs during administrative reorganizations. Russ's own educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Education from Western Illinois University. Now retired, he lives in Deer Park, Illinois, where he enjoys spending time with family and, of course, reading.

Rhea Mehta

Rhea Mehta

Rhea Mehta — 

Rhea is a secondary school student in London, England who started working with YCB in 2020, during the COVID pandemic. As an avid reader since the age of 3, Rhea has developed a deep passion for reading, along with a commitment to promoting the joys of literacy and closing the literacy gap for those less fortunate. Having been mentored by Karen Boston-Wright (co-founder and executive director), she increased her involvement with YCB, taking on the role of YCB's first Junior Board Member in 2022, focusing on reading podcasts and enhancing the social media platforms. Outside of school, Rhea founded a platform called 'Reading with Rhea' to advance this literacy mission, is an avid baker, enjoys golf, travel and Bollywood films.

“A book fills a child’s mind and their imagination” — Anonymous

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