Siena Staff


Donna Nesbitt, Director…

Donna Nesbitt, Director…
Donna Nesbitt, Director

Donna is a native Detroiter who attended Detroit Public Schools.  She is a graduate of University of Michigan with a BS and MS in Special Education.  She later attended Oakland University where she earned an Ed. Sp. in School Administration.  In 2006 Donna retired as school principal from the Detroit Public Schools with 32 years of service.  She has one son and two granddaughters.  In her spare time, Donna enjoys traveling, shopping, and dancing.  She is a member of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church where she is active on the usher board and event planning.…

Keah Archie-King, Office Manager…

Keah Archie-King, Office Manager…
Keah Archie-King, Office Manager

Keah Archie-King served as a volunteer at the Center in 2009 and then joined the staff as the Office Manager in the summer of 2011. She is a graduate of Benedictine High School and attended The University of Michigan-Dearborn. Keah is an active member of the New St. Mark Baptist Church, where she serves on the Dance Ministry. She and her husband Ken are the proud parents of one son.…

Lenore Boivin, OP, Reading & Special Projects Coordinator…

Lenore Boivin, OP, Reading & Special Projects Coordinator…
Lenore Boivin, OP, Reading & Special Projects Coordinator

Sr. Lenore has been with the Center since 2004, working as a tutor as well as on the staff.Currently she assists tutors who have adult learners with special learning needs. She taught in elementary schools and worked with adults and children for 30 years. Sr. Lenore has a BA in Education and an MA in Art Therapy. She loves to read, be creative, help and listen to others.…

Michael Chall, Instructional Technology Coordinator…

Michael Chall, Instructional Technology Coordinator…
Michael Chall, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Mike spent thirty years in the computer industry, primarily in the areas of systems analysis, application programming, user support, and management reporting. He has a BA in Mathematics and an MA in Business Management. Before joining the staff at Siena Literacy Center, he was a tutor at the center for six years. In his spare time, Mike is a volunteer at the DIA and enjoys reading about history.  …

Mary Anna Riley, IHM, Assessment & Data Management Coordinator…

Mary Anna Riley, IHM, Assessment & Data Management Coordinator…
Mary Anna Riley, IHM, Assessment & Data Management Coordinator

Employed at the Center since August 2002, Sr. Mary Anna is a Certified ProLiteracy Action Tutor. She has taught and administered in elementary schools for 35 years, has a Master of Education degree and an Associates degree in Occupational Therapy. Sr. Mary Anna really loves traveling, taking pictures, cooking, especially creating new brunch dishes.…

Cheralyn Suggs, Placement Coordinator…

Cheralyn Suggs, Placement Coordinator…
Cheralyn Suggs, Placement Coordinator

Cheralyn has been in the field of education for over 30 years, working with Head Start and many community service organizations. In 2006, she retired from the Detroit Public Schools as a Speech Language Pathologist. As a volunteer tutor at SLC for four years, Cheralyn developed a better appreciation for those who seek to become more literate. She continued to serve us as an AmeriCorps® member in 2007, and joined the staff full-time in 2008. She and her husband are enjoying life as empty-nesters.…

Abdualsalam Lahawl - Computer Lab Support…

Abdualsalam Lahawl - Computer Lab Support…
Abdualsalam Lahawl - Computer Lab Support

Abdualsalam is our computer Lab and New Learner Academy Instructor. Abdual provides support in the computer lab to learners and tutors. He also provides support in the registration and retention of new learners. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Center. He is married and the father of six beautiful children.…

Jermaine Minor - Siena Literacy Custodian…

Jermaine Minor - Siena Literacy Custodian…
Jermaine Minor - Siena Literacy Custodian

Jermiane Minor is our Custodian. Jermaine works to maintain the Center as a clean and welcoming place. He is very helpful to staff, tutors, and learners. He always has a warm smiled and greeting for us and he is very committed to doing a great job!…

Judith Marshall - New Learner Academy Instructor…

Judith Marshall - New Learner Academy Instructor…
Judith Marshall - New Learner Academy Instructor

Judith Marshall is our New Learner Instructor. Judith is recently retired from the Red Cross although she has been a tutor at the Center for several years. In fact, the New Learner Academy was an idea she brought to me almost seven years ago and finally, we received funds to start the program.…