Carol H. Rasco
President and Chief Executive Officer — Carol joined RIF in 2001. A highly recognized thought leader and energetic hands-on practitioner, Carol pushes RIF to maximize potential, ensuring quality, responsiveness, and constant progress. Throughout her life, she has been a devoted advocate for children, youth, and families, as a professional and as a volunteer.
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Cammie L. Backus
Vice President — Cammie joined RIF as a member of the programs department in 2000, moving to the executive office in 2006. As vice president, she serves as liaison to the board of directors, planning and executing several board and committee meetings annually.
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Ernestine Walls Benedict
Vice President, Marketing and Communications — Ernestine joined RIF in 2008. She brings more than 12 years of marketing experience across multiple industries, including nonprofit, arts and culture, and technology. She is passionate about delivering communications that drive a response and make a measurable impact on RIF’s mission.
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Judy B. Cheatham
Vice President, Literacy Services — Judy joined RIF in 2011. She has taught students from the graduate college level to the middle grades. Active in family and workplace literacy since 1986, Judy has trained tutors, teachers, volunteers, and parents. Bringing a depth of educational knowledge and experience, Judy promotes and advances RIF’s literacy initiatives.
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Vice President, Programs — Cheryl joined RIF in 1993. Her dedication to RIF’s mission and passion for customer service have become hallmarks of her tenure at RIF. She’s worked tirelessly to serve RIF’s volunteers, ensuring that they have the resources to share the joy of reading with children in their community.
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