Meet our New Staff


Mary Rodenboh has joined the Resource Team as the Development Coordinator. Mary earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Lake Erie College and began her career in the non-profit world of community theater. When her professional life took a detour, she remained active as a volunteer in a local non-profit that raised money to fund research in children’s cancer. After Mary relocated to Tucson 25 years ago, she began working in healthcare quality management in a large multi-specialty group. She went on to spend almost 15 years as practice manager of a free-standing urgent care where she was responsible for all administrative functions of the practice. Mary enjoyed years of supporting a practice that served a large AHCCCS population, knowing that the services provided made a difference in patients’ lives. For some years, the practice was also involved with a group of volunteers working to increase access to healthcare for Tucson’s refugee population. Mary continues to serve on the Board of Arizona Medical Group Management Association as co-chair of the education committee. She is wildly happy to join Literacy Connects and to have an opportunity again to support work that is making a profoundly positive difference in lives.


RebeccaThe Resource Team is thrilled to have Rebecca Werner as the new Data and Program Project Manager. Rebecca comes to Literacy Connects with over 15 years of database and project management experience. Most recently, she was part of the program management office at B/E Aerospace in Tucson providing complex reports and solutions for account managers and international customers. Rebecca has over 10 years of non-profit experience including serving on the Board of Directors of Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Program (ENVP) since 2011 and joining the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDA) as a Board member in 2015. She has enjoyed being a reading tutor with Literacy Connects since 2013 and is thrilled to now be part of the staff. Rebecca holds degrees from Alexandria Technical College and Willmar Technical College. She lives in Tucson with her husband Russ, three cats and two turtles.

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