Our Staff

Chris A. Flippo

Executive Director

Experience:

Over 20 years in nonprofit administration and leadership. Began serving ESLC in 2017.

Education:

M.A. in Sociology. Certification in Business Analysis.

Sharon White, OSF

Program Director

Experience:

Over 40 years in teaching and administration. Began serving at ESLC in 2009.

Education:

Ed.S. in elementary educational administration. 

Ellen Bergstrom

Site Coordinator

Experience:

Previous experience leading Minnesota Literacy Council initiatives. Began serving at ESLC in 2017.

Education:

B.A. in elementary education, Spanish

 

Alyssa Hamel

Site Assistant

Experience:

Over 4 years of elementary teaching. Began serving ESLC in 2013.

Education:

B.A. in Elementary Education

Dianne Gerlach

Site Coordinator

Experience:

Over 35 years in St. Paul Public Schools. Began serving ESLC in 2007.

Education:

M.A. in elementary education 

Kathy Cosmano

Site Assistant

Experience:

Previously worked as preschool literacy leader at St. Catherine's Early Childhood Center. Began serving ESLC in 2017.

Education:

B.A. in elementary education

Kymberly Miller

Site Coordinator - Bruce F Vento

Rebecca Nordstrom

Site Coordinator

Experience:

Over 30 years of elementary teaching. Began serving ESLC in 2010.

Education:

B.A. in elementary education

Shoua Khang

Site Assistant

Lauren Johnsen

Coordinator of Volunteers and Communications

Experience:

Over 7 years of experience in direct service, advocacy and non-profit adminstration with both children and adults. Began serving ESLC in 2016.

Education:

Bachelors of Individualized Studies in Social Justice, Sociology, and Global Studies.

Catherine Manning

Accountant