Meet the Team

Lea Anne Borders, Founder and CEO

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.


Louis Borders

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

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

Juan Manuel Bosi

Art Director

Tara DeSantiago

National Sales Director

Bill Barrett

New Business Outreach

Mary Beth Coleman

Regional Sales Director

Wendy Wendt

School Sales Specialist

Dawn Molignano

Associate Product Manager

Michelle Manning

Executive Assistant

Talia Squires

Curation Lead

Jennifer LaGarde

School Library Engagement

Alice Lee

Principal Engagement

Aliza Werner

Director of Professional Learning & Social Media Coordinator

Lynsey Burkins

Co-Director of Professional Development

Heather Biggs

Events Coordinator

Lacy Henderson

Sales Operations Manager

Brianna Elias

HR Generalist

Stephanie Hartman

Large District Sales Specialist

Antonia Rodgers

Collection Advisor

Andrea Callahan


Anna Weddle


Joanna Bunting


Nikki Bylina Streets


Samantha Landgrover