Board / Staff

Literacy For Life is committed to assisting adult learners and their loved ones with developing English language communication skills. At Literacy for Life, our mission is to bring positive change to our community by breaking down barriers to success and empowering individuals through the power of literacy. We believe that literacy is a fundamental skill everyone should have access to. We aim to strengthen relationships and create a more inclusive society by providing resources and support. 


Bernadette Bernardi: Chief Executive Officer

Anna Volkova: Data Management

Stellar Volunteer Center Directors

Cathy Mathewson: Arroyo Grande (Afternoon)

Marylou Hessellund: Arroyo Grande (Evening)

Val Houdyshell: Atascadero

Kimberly Petersen: Atascadero

Michael Damer:  Nipomo

Robbin Miller: Cambria

Rachel Fourer:  Paso Robles

Robert Beighley: San Luis Obispo (Morning)

Marita Nath: Morro Bay

Sandy Potter: Los Osos

Board Members

  • William Herreras

    Chair of the Board. Attorney At Law

  • Christian Datu

    Treasurer. Financial Adviser

  • Lynda Shirar

    Secretary. Therapist

  • Erica DePedro

    Director. VP Sales and Member Experience SESLOC Federal Credit Union