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Meet Our Staff

Get to know our team.

Monika Estrada Guzman

Program Director

Monika holds an MSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. Monika and her mom immigrated to California in 1986 from Guatemala. She graduated with a social work degree from California State University, Los Angeles in 2004. Monika’s day to day duties include overseeing our program, counseling individual families, and meeting with community partners.

Andrea Andrade

Social Worker

Andrea holds an MSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. Andrea graduated from the City College of New York with a psychology degree. Andrea’s day to day duties include running Las Orugitas, counseling individual families and overseeing The Reading Corner.

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Family Coordinator

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Holly Fogle

Executive Director

Holly graduated from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. She was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where she worked for 13 years. She also ran McKinsey’s New Jersey Office. She is the mother of two children. She is passionate about helping parents achieve their dreams and helping children realize their potential.

Lara Theriault

Founding Partner

Lara earned a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Virginia. She worked as a tax consultant for seven years at Deloitte before taking a career break to raise her two children. Lara is a certified yoga teacher and has loved to read since early childhood. Her passion for literacy developed as she saw the effect of reading to her children, including empowering them with an extensive vocabulary, creating empathy for others, spurring boundless imagination, and of course, developing a love for reading.