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Phil Fulz, Chariman

Philip Fulz, Chariman



Philip Fultz had his first experience with an illiterate adult while serving in the Marine Corps; a Marine who could only make his mark on the line calling for his signature upon getting paid. That picture never left him, and years later when a local literacy group was being formed in 1984, Phil joined and continues as an officer of the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, and more importantly as a tutor.  

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Antoneta "Annie" Bonev, Secretary

Antoneta “Annie” Bonev, Secretary




Antoaneta “Annie” Bonev  holds a B.A. in Art of Education, a M.A. in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and a M.A. in Education TESOL Option from CSUSB, San Bernardino, California. She is making a difference locally teaching multilevel ESL classes at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree in her continued support of literacy. Additionally, she works as an adjunct professor at CSUSB   San Bernardino teaching Foundations of TESOL, Curriculum Design for TESOL, and Principles and Practices in TESOL courses. She speaks five languages and is honored to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

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Kathy Truesdell, Treasurer

Kathy Truesdell, Treasurer




A former school teacher, Kathy Truesdell tutors local non-readers and believes that literacy can help to overcome poverty.  “After two years at the University of California at Davis, I finished my BA at UC Riverside and then got a teaching credential at Hayward State. I taught in Ohio for a year and then married a National Park Ranger and spent the next twenty years or so moving to six different parks in different states while raising two daughters. We finally settled in Twentynine Palms, where my husband retired. I volunteered as a tutor when the California Literacy Campaign came to the Twentynine Palms Branch Library in 1984 and have been active tutoring and/or on the board ever since.”

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Kelvin Easterling

Kelvin Easterling, Director







Kelvin Easterling  spends his time promoting literacy for adults as a

Community Outreach Ambassador as well as  volunteering as a tutor.  

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Bridget McGinty, Director

Bridget McGinty, Director

Bridget McGinty takes pride in matching tutors to students.

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Lorren Repton, Director of Communications

Lorren Repton, Director of Communications

Lorren Repton has used her reading and writing skills as a journalist, editor and publisher to propel her career into marketing and public relations. “As the communications  liaison for MBCAL, I hope to make a difference by spreading the word about this organization that helps adults learn to read.”

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