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Dorothy M. Miaso, Executive Director

Dorothy M. Miaso is the Executive Director of the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, a position she has held since 1992. In her work with the Literacy Volunteers she has been involved with a variety of literacy and national service-related initiatives at the local, state and national levels, and has been involved with correctional education for adults and juvenile at the state and county levels.

Prior to joining the Literacy Volunteers, Miaso served in various capacities in the public sector in government and not-for-profit agencies. She served as the Assistant Director of Operation ABLE, a non-profit Chicago-based employment program for older workers, and, as the Director of Senior Programs in the Governor and Lt. Governor's offices. She also worked for the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Miaso is a past member of the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and a past board member of the American Association of State Service Commissions, a national organization that provides leadership and support to state volunteer service commissions throughout the country.  She is a member of the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Association and the Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration.

Miaso holds a B.A. degree in English from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master’s in Management of Public Service from DePaul University.

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