Angela Hood-Beaugard, MBA
Executive Director | | 810-232-2001

Angela Hood-Beaugard is the Executive Director of the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. As a Flint native, Angela has great passion for bettering our community and a keen understanding of the challenges faced by the greater Flint area. Angela is  devoted to using her skills to address these challenges by significantly improving literacy rates throughout Genesee County. Angela is a proud product of the Flint Community School system and has been active in the community as a faith leader, serving youth and families in crisis for the last 22 years. Prior to joining the network, Angela served as the Vice President of Community Development for Metro Community Development. She has over 30 years of management experience, largely in the private sector, and holds a MBA and a BS in Accounting from Northwood University and an Associates in Accounting and Business Management from Mott Community College.

Danielle Brown, MA
Partnership Director | 810.232.2009

Danielle Brown is the Partnership Director for the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN). Born and raised in Flint, MI, her greatest interest is supporting parents as empowered leaders of their family.

Ms. Brown graduated from Flint Northern High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UM-Flint and a Master of Arts in Family Studies from Michigan State University. Her professional career predominantly has been in the field of Human Services in positions that serve families who have troubled teens, incarcerated parents, workforce barriers, health disparities, and overall literacy barriers.

Supporting the implementation of two-generation programming that moves families from poverty to self-sufficiency is an approach that Ms. Brown believes is beneficial and effective. This work creates an opportunity for building skills and relationships with parents.

Jessica Kitchner, MPA
Operations Manager || 810.232.4397

Jessica Kitchner is the Operations Manager for the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. Prior to joining the FGLN team, Jessica spent 15 years working in education, primarily supporting English-language learners at the primary, secondary, and adult education level.   Jessica spent significant periods of time living and working abroad in Japan and Russia, and uses her professional and life experiences to promote inclusion and cultural competency within our community.  Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Relations from Central Michigan University and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.  Jessica is grateful and inspired to work alongside amazing colleagues and a network of like-minded partners committed to literacy, eliminating barriers, and cultivating positive change in our Flint and Genesee County communities.  Jessica serves on the Board of Directors for the Genesee County Youth Corporation and the Latinx Technology & Community Center, and continues to be an advocate for English-language learners as an Adult ESL instructor for Genesee County’s Adult ESL population.

LaDelvin Walker
Family Advocate (AmeriCorps) | 

LaDelvin Walker is an AmeriCorps service member, serving as the Family Advocate at the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network through the Flint Recovery Corps. LaDelvin assists local education providers and parents in developing pathways for employment, education attainment, and family literacy skills.

LaDelvin is a proud mother of two, Flint Resident, attended Flint Community Schools, and is an alumna of a Flint Family Literacy Program. LaDelvin believes in her city and the people in it and trusts that despite numerous barriers and adversities the families of Flint deserve to have both a quality education and opportunities to earn a living wage. Miss Walker is a lifelong advocate for literacy and is driven to support families with getting their fair share at a life that will positively impact them for generations to come.

Mitchell Emery, BA
Community Impact Coordinator | | 810-232-1686

Mitchell Emery is a Michigan Nonprofit Association AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Community Impact Coordinator at the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. Having grown up in Flushing, Mitchell is a Genesee County native and is passionate about seeing that all children in the community have the ability to read and be successful in school. Prior to joining the network, Mitchell attended Mott Community College before transferring to Valparaiso University in Indiana, where he graduated Suma cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in History. Mitchell is currently serving a one-year VISTA term at the Literacy Network, helping to build capacity by supporting FGLN’s Collective Impact Framework and monitoring performance accountability. During his time at the Network, Mitchell is excited to have the opportunity to give back to his community and be a part of the amazing impact of FGLN and its partners.  Following his service term in August 2020, Mitchell will attend George Washington University School of Law in Washington DC, with the long-term goal of working in public policy.

Joseph Waters-Noble
Clerical Aide

Joseph Waters Noble is a resident of Flint, Michigan and is a Mott Community College student working towards obtaining his associate's degree in journalism. Joseph graduated from Grand Blanc High School and ins currently a member of the FGLN team as a work study student through spring 2020. Upon obtaining his degree, Joseph intends to use his writing highlight the systemic issues that the Flint community endures on a daily basis and the challenges he faced growing up in the community. Through his own story, Joseph aspires to shed light on the resilience of children who have grown up in traumatic environments.