Meet the Team

Lea Anne Borders, CEO & Co-Founder

Bookelicious was founded by Lea Anne Borders, JD; LLM; MS, Mgmt. Lea Anne is deeply driven to help children, especially those living in poverty, develop a love of reading. Formerly a partner at Cooley, LLP, and general counsel for MyWire, Inc., an online media retail startup, her experience as a parent, and as a board member with literacy organizations, has provided insights into the challenges of helping children become enthusiastic readers.

Laura Godfrey, COO/CTO & Co-Founder

Laura is the mother of two young daughters who have experienced the magic of Bookelicious first-hand.  She is excited to work with a company that embodies the combination of several of her passions- reading, social impact, and using technology to bring people together.  Laura is a serial entrepreneur and has built several companies including claire v., Left Brain-Right Brain, and Brandpoint Analytics.


Louis Borders

Founder of Borders Books, Webvan, and Synergy Software;
CEO and Founder of HDS Global

Judy Koch

Founder, Bring Me A Book; Recipient of Purpose Prize Fellow Award & Philanthropic Innovator Award

David Goddy

CMO at Reading Plus; SVP, Scholastic Inc.; Founder of Moxie Reader

Deborah Stipek, PhD

Dean Emeritus of Education at Stanford University School of Education


Anne Wissinger

Chief Experience Officer

Liz Doerr

Chief Financial Officer

John Schumacher

Children’s Librarian & Director of Publicity

Lorien Hunter, PhD

Director of Inclusivity & Content Strategy

Phil Gillman

Head of Product,
Consultant-Vacuum Labs

Diana Donaldson

Creative Director

Juan Manuel Bosi

Art Director

Michelle Manning

Spanish Language Curation

Mary Beth Coleman

Regional Sales Director

Joan McCall

Regional Sales Director

Franki Sibberson

Co-Director of Professional Development

Lynsey Burkins

Co-Director of Professional Development