Board of Directors
Kathy J. Jones received her master of arts in counseling psychology from Bowie State University, MD, and her bachelor of science in applied science from Youngstown State University, OH. LTC Jones retired from the U. S. Army in 2001 serving as the first woman Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel. Kathy is Director of Business School Operations and MBA Program Director at The Citadel. She also currently serves as an assistant sexual response and prevention coordinator, and sexual assault committee member at The Citadel. She is married to Dr. Ray Jones, visiting professor in the School of Business Administration. Kathy and Ray have three children, two granddaughters, and a grandson; they live with a retired racing greyhound, Captain Morgan, in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Linda Gamber Keetch is from Pismo Beach, CA. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Utah State University and a master's degree in education as a reading specialist from California State Polytechnic University. She was a public school teacher for 34 years in Utah, Arizona, and California. She loves reading mysteries, obeying cats, traveling, and watching college basketball, especially Duke. She became involved in the Dictionary Project as a way to honor her father, who learned English as a second language and always loved both of his languages, Italian and English. He used to read the dictionary, and Linda gives dictionaries to students in the Lucia Mar Unified School District as a way to share his love of language and learning. Her goal for the Dictionary Project is that it will continue to grow and affect the lives of children all over the world.
Diana joined the Dictionary Project as a Board Member in 2009. Over the past several years, Diana’s Rotary Club has donated dictionaries to Blairstown, NJ, area 3rd graders and has since expanded internationally, to Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Diana has served as a Human Resource Consultant to Fortune 500 companies where she facilitated team development and talent management projects. She teaches Business Ethics and Organizational Behavior courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is an avid believer in the value of education as a path out of poverty. She enjoys travel and learning about cultures and communities and has participated in humanitarian trips to Dominican Republic and Peru. She is an avid runner and yogi. In her spare time, she quilts and has donated quilts to local NJ human service organizations. Diana holds an MBA (’96) from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a M.A. (’11) in Sociology & Social Justice from Kean University. Diana is the Immediate Past President of the Blairstown Rotary Club, District 7470.
Tahera is an advocate of believing in children and providing them with opportunities to grow, which creates stronger families and communities. She was introduced to the Dictionary Project back in March 2009 and in 2010 facilitated her first delivery of dictionaries to Kenya, her native land.
Tahera holds a master's degree in public and non-profit administration with a bachelor's in accounting. She has been serving the non-profit sector for many years in a variety of roles, both professional and volunteer. Her aim is to build the capacity of non-profits by using effective and efficient business principles and practices. She is currently responsible for the fiscal activities of The National Council on Family Relations.
Barbara Massey, President
Barbara lives in Charleston, South Carolina. She has a master's degree in education from the Citadel and a bachelor's degree, with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology from Xavier University, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has worked as a teacher and administrator in the Charleston County school district for 34 years. Barbara enjoys playing bridge, sewing, reading, writing and singing in the choir. Barbara hopes to see the Dictionary Project expand to other countries outside of the United States.
Gretta lives and works in St. Thomas, USVI. She has a bachelor of arts degree in English from Johnson C. Smith University and has done graduate study in linguistics at NYU. She has been a teacher of reading and English and is a published poet. She got involved with the Dictionary Project after reading about it in the Wall Street Journal in 2002. Aware of the need in the Virgin Islands for books in general and dictionaries in particular, she started the Dictionary Project in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Her goal for the Dictionary Project is to maintain annual distribution to all current recipients and to grow to include the rest of the Caribbean and the Americas.
Clinton A. Schroeder has a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B. B. A. from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Clint is an experienced tax lawyer and has been a frequent seminar leader at tax institutes at both the state and national level. He is a member of Minneapolis Rotary Club # 9 and joined the Dictionary Project Board of Directors in 2012.