Message from the Executive Director

Mercedes Anderson, Executive Director

“It takes a dedicated group of staff and volunteers to produce Vita’s quality programs. Their commitment,  expertise, and passion have helped Vita to expand its programs to serve larger numbers of adults than ever before. We value their work and recognize the contribution they have made in making Vita the lead literacy agency in Bucks County and the largest provider of educational programs at the Bucks County Correctional Facility.”

Karina Wegelius, Director of ESL Programs

Karina is responsible for the management, coordination and supervision of ESL classes, ESL tutoring, and Family Literacy at sites throughout Bucks County.

Kathy White, Director of Literacy & High School Programs






Kathy is responsible for the management, coordination, and supervision of classes and tutoring of literacy and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation at sites in the community and criminal justice system.

Gail Huber, Director of Cognitive Skills Programs






Gail is responsible for curriculum development, supervision, and training of facilitators and volunteers in Vita’s Decisions programs in the criminal justice system.

Vita Full and Part-Time Staff








Top row: Mercedes – Executive Director,  Judy – Communications Coordinator,  Kevin – ESL Tutoring Coordinator, Nancy – Educational Transitions Coordinator

Second Row: Maritza  –  Child Care Worker/Family Literacy Assistant, Pat – Literacy Tutoring Coordinator, Dottie – Literacy Database Manager, Linda – ABE/GED Coordinator for Criminal Justice

Third Row: Tina- Family Literacy Instructor, Iryna – Family Literacy Instructor,  Kathy – Director of Literacy & High School Programs, Karina – Director of ESL Programs

Fourth Row: Ryan Kanoff – Senior Teacher, Deserie – CareerLink Workshop Facilitator, Agnes Kimball – Family Literacy Instructor, Kara- Administrative Assistant

Ancillary Staff
Twenty-five ESL and HSE Instructors
Four Decisions Facilitators

Seventy-five  ESL, Literacy, and Decisions Volunteer Tutors