Meet Our Team 

Shonda R. Brooks

Founder & President

Camil A. Davis


Kelvin C. Brooks


Mruga Shah


Priya Durairaj


Camil Davis is a purpose-driven young professional who brings forth growth and platforms of inspiration through startup businesses and community partnerships. Read More

Kelvin Brooks serves as Trustee of The Need2Read Program, Inc. and was one of three individuals who helped to orchestrate the formal formation of the organization. 

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Mruga Shah has always tried to be a catalyst for change. She has had an ambition and drive to engage and enact change for the better, ever since she was young.  

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Shonda has incorporated skills and experiences in educating youth and working with families into her vision and implementation of programs and projects that continually grow her organization, Read More

Priya Durairaj has the passion to help others. She is happy to be part of The Need2Read Program and believes in enhancing literacy for everyone. Read More

Diane Cruz

Curriculum Coordinator

Diane Cruz  has a combined 15 years of experience teaching kindergarten and second grade students in Jersey City and Cranford, NJ. Read More

Caitlin Foley

Program Director

Caitlin has a love for both working with children and literacy, making Need2Read a special place for her to share her enthusiasm for learningRead More

After working in marketing and public relations, he switched to teaching, starting out with the Teach for America organization. He taught social studies in middle school and high school, in urban and suburban districts. Read More

John Laney

Assistant Program Director

Jennifer Grana

Newsletter Editor

Jennifer studied English, Writing, and Teaching in college. She is an Administrative Assistant for an adult day care facility. When she is not practicing karate, she enjoys reading and writing. Read More