Advisory Council Bios

Our Members

Council Chair Linda Coshenet, Linda is a life-long learner with a desire for people to love reading like she does. Literacy Volunteers is a direct way to help adult literacy. She enjoys working with the council and is a New Mexico native. She thinks our county, state, and nation can grow only when everyone is literate and able to participate in all aspects of life.

Secretary/Treasurer Barbara Shaffer is a long time Las Cruces resident and experienced TESOL instructor who has taught in costa Rica as well as here in New Mexico. She not only tutors but also is a great help with our program's communication links between tutors and learners. 

Vice Chair Dr. Anita Hernandez is the Don and Sarah Kidd Endowed Chair in Literacy at NMSU.



Student Representative


Literacy Volunteers of Dona Ana County Everything Las Cruces ProLiteracy Accredited Member ProLiteracy Member DACC