SENIOR LEADERSHIP STAFF LITERACY ACTION

Sandeep Gill, MBA, PMP
Executive Director

Sandeep Gill is responsible for providing vision and leadership for Literacy Action, overseeing the strategic implementation and expansion of its mission. Ms. Gill is an experienced project management professional with 14 years of combined leadership experience in the workforce development sector. Prior to joining Literacy Action, she served as the Workforce Program Director with Workforce Economics, where she influenced transformational policy initiatives at the federal, state, regional, and local levels, and as the Deputy Director of Workforce Development for DeKalb County. Under her leadership, the department exceeded national workforce performance measures for eleven consecutive years and became one of the first in the State of Georgia to implement a successful registered apprenticeship model.

Molly Smalley, Director of Development

Molly is responsible for leading and overseeing all of Literacy Action’s fundraising efforts including obtaining grant funding from government, foundation, business and civic organizations and organizing four annual events. Ms. Smalley has two deacades of experience working in development for educational organizations and non-profits including Breakthrough Atlanta, The Luekemia and Lymphoma Society, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, and The Blue Heron Nature Preserve. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia.

Michelle Ocampo, Operations Director

Michelle is responsible for overseeing operations at Literacy Action. After working for ten years as a paralegal, Ms. Ocampo was drawn to working in the nonprofit field when she registered her daughter at LaAmistad, a not for profit after-school program, and ended up taking a part-time position as the Parent Liaison. This led to full-time positions there, first as the Replication Coordinator and eventually as the Afterschool Director, cementing her passion for working in the education field. She held this position for four years until January 2021 when she started at Literacy Action.

Kanis Fatima, Program Administrator

oversees all aspects of program and curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation for Literacy Action. Prior to this role, Ms. Fatima served as Literacy Action’s Instructional Strategist and as the instructor of the GED Fast Track program and supervisor of part-time instructors in adult basic education, English as a Second Language, and digital literacy. Ms. Fatima holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry as well as an MBA. Her extensive experience includes teaching at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level, as well as volunteering with immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations. At Literacy Action, Ms. Fatima has taught ESL, Civics, and GED preparation.

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