BookPALS Team


National Director of Literacy Programs
Los Angeles BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Michelle Shegda
Phone: 323-549-6760

Florida BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Natalie Rogers
Phone: 321-229-0638

New England BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Beverly Hill van Joolen
Phone: 781-277-4891

New York BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Maria Cabezas
Phone: 212-863-4227

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a signature children’s literacy program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. BookPALS provides SAG-AFTRA members, gifted in the art of storytelling, the opportunity to give back to their local communities by reading to children in Title I public school classrooms across the nation.

Give your support to the BookPALS program.