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Our People

Meet The Team

Our people are our strength.

We pride ourselves on a dedicated staff that is passionate about children’s literacy.


Jennifer Smith
Executive Director


Samantha Polon

Director of



Michele Pinault

Program Manager


Alison Aguiar

Outreach Coordinator

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John Dooley



Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors serve a critical role in supporting the growth, development and governance of Books Are Wings. No compensation is paid to any member of the Board of Directors or Advisory Board.


Board Officers:


Chair: John Geysen, Product Marketing Manager for HMI Performance Incentives


Vice-Chair and Secretary: Nancy Serpa, IT Program Manager, M&A Integrations, Sensata Technologies


Treasurer: Amy Gerhard, Communications and Marketing Professional

Board Members:

Carlene Fonseca, Associate Director, Feinstein School of Public Service at Providence College

Dora Garcia, Sr. Business Manager, Cox Business


Jill Glickman, Consultant, Project Manager, Outreach and Community Engagement


Mary Halpin, Executive Coach/HR consultant, Mary Halpin Consulting


Jessica Krywosa, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Bristol County Savings Bank


Linda Lulli, HR Consultant and Leadership Coach 


Pam Vogel, Past Board Chair

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