Introducing Staff at Literacy Volunteers

The driving force of Literacy Volunteers is just that: volunteers. More than 400 local people give generously of their time and talents to ensure that students reach their goals. However, it doesn't happen by itself. We depend on this small but mighty staff to make it all happen.

Mary Marin Lyon

Mary Marin Lyon

Executive Director

Mary joined Literacy Volunteers in November 2003 and brought a marketing and fundraising background to the organization. Since then, adult student and tutor matches have increased from 15 to nearly 300 and the roughly 250 volunteers donate 15 to 18,000 hours annually. Mary earned both her Bachelor and Master of Communication degree at the University of Maine, and has more than 20 years of non-profit experience - much of it in management.

Meredith Eaton

Meredith Eaton

Program Manager

After volunteering for more than seven years, Meredith joined the staff as its Program Manager in July 2013. Previous volunteer roles include literacy tutor, tutor trainer, committee chair, and Board president. Meredith most recently worked as the Training and VISTA Coordinator with the Maine Commission for Community Service, a state government agency. She earned her Bachelor of University Studies at the University of Maine with a focus on public administration.

Christine Dirmeir

Christine Dirmeir

Administrative Assistant

Chris joined Literacy Volunteers in 2007. She began as an English language tutor and continues to tutor. She has served on the Tutor Training & Support committee, assisted with special events, helped with office mailings, and re-entered an entire database. The majority of Chris’ work experience is in office management and support. She was hired as Literacy Volunteers administrative assistant in June 2013.