Mesquite ISD is fortunate to have a ReadPlayTalk Community Board comprised of local individuals who are passionate about the district’s early reading initiative. These dedicated community members are committed to bringing ReadPlayTalk to their spheres of influence, assisting businesses and organizations in designing their own ReadPlayTalk programs.

Lakeitha Bradley
V.P./Web Developer 
Big Hit Creative Group

Stacey Cochran
Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Tom Crook
Insurance Broker
Crook Milligan Group

Aaron Escamilla
Lead Pastor
New Community Church

Lisa Fox
RN & Emergency Department Director
Dallas Regional Medical Center

Mike Garvey
Panera Bread - Mesquite (+11 locations)

Gene Gonzalez
Civil Engineer/President/Owner
Gonzalez & Schneeberg Surveyors & Engineers

Kriston Jackson
Senior Director - Early Childhood Programs
United Way Dallas 

Janet Launza
Independent Associate

Rachel Lopez
Founder & President
Hispanic Forum of Mesquite 

Jack Love
Senior General Mall Manager
General Growth Properties/Town East Mall


Isaac Luna
Commercial Banker/Market Leader
BB&T (branch Banking & Trust)

Patti McKenzie
Director of Marketing

Tonya Mitchell
Senior Program Coordinator
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas/Sickle Cell Disease Day Treatment

Mary Jo Pickett
Retired-Fine Arts Director/Public School Teacher
Sunnyvale ISD

Jacob Taylor
Director of Operations
Sharing Life

Jennifer Vidler
Mystic Coiffures

Dawn Patterson
CP Preparatory School

Evelyn Williams
Retired-Business Owner
Williams Paint & Body

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