Rachel Crane, Executive Director

Rachel has been in the role of Executive Director at Literacy Link Niagara since September, 2023.

Throughout her career in adult learning and human development, she has witnessed how one’s overall wellbeing is positively correlated with essential skills, like literacy. She has personally been transformed by a path of lifelong learning— notably, during her time in business school, through a graduate program focused in leadership, and in parenting her two children (who are also her best teachers).

Rachel welcomes you to connect through email or LinkedIn and learn about her aligned work in workforce development through the Workforce Collective website.


Brenda Vandersluys – Chair
Owner, Dobbie’s Florist

Oraine DeRosa – Treasurer
Financial Consultant

Ailsa Wylie
Self-Employed Translator

Cathy Fusco
Retired, Niagara Region Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities

Cindy Biancaniello
Director, Hadiyaˀdagénhahs First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre, Brock University

Rob Berketo
Brand Manager, Switzer-Carty Transportation

Jacky Catterick
Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

Roxanne Nelson
Retired, Niagara Region Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities