Board of Directors

Cynthia Coles

Executive Assistant - Bain & Company || Pets for Vets Atlanta – Chapter Director

Education: Georgia State University, BS Exercise Science

Cynthia Coles brings a dynamic blend of administrative expertise, organizational finesse, and a deep commitment to literacy advocacy to Ferst Readers. With 13 years of experience supporting top-tier executives in fast-paced environments, Cynthia is poised to elevate the strategic initiatives of the organization while fostering a culture of efficiency and collaboration. Outside of work Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog, reading, working out and volunteering as the Pets for Vets Atlanta Chapter Director, a non-profit that helps match veterans with A.C.E. trained animals to be the veteran’s companion. As a devoted parent to an almost two-year-old, she understands the importance of early childhood literacy and is passionate about ensuring access to quality books for all.


    • President/CEO
      Davida Morgan Washington 


    • Operations and Registration Coordinator
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    • Operations Coordinator and Executive Assistant
       Lina Ho 

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    • Volunteer Engagement Manager
      Michelle Maddox 

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    • Volunteer Coordinator (SW Georgia)
      Edwina Turner 

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    • Administrative Assistant Publications
      Olivia Ramfos 

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    • Database Management
      Glenda Cofer 

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    • Community Engagement Coordinator (Atlanta, GA)/Grants Coordinator
      Jervonia Melton 

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