Our Team


Deborah B. Sorgi, Ed.D.
Founder, Chair, Director & President

Dr. Sorgi is a C-Suite executive with over four decades of experience in sales, marketing, and operations in educational publishing. She is also a former elementary school teacher, reading specialist, and college professor. She is the Founder, Chair, Director & President of Literacy Access Fund, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization that grants financial support to organizations in need of early literacy resources.


Brian Pickett
Chief Financial Officer

Brian has a progressive career in the equipment finance industry. He has served organizations with up to $1.5 billion in assets and $400 million in annual sales. He is a senior-level financial professional with 20 years of experience, 15 of which have been in supervisory roles.


Lauren Wink
Marketing Manager

Lauren heads all areas of marketing for Literacy Access Fund. Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts in Business, with a concentration in Marketing, and a Masters of Science in Education in Reading/Writing/Literacy. She also holds teaching certifications in Elementary Education K-6, Middle School Math 7-9, and Reading Specialist K-12. Her background in teaching and her passion for promoting early literacy is illustrated in her marketing efforts for Literacy Access Fund. 


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