Meet Our Team

Executive Director: Charlie Muessemeyer

Equipped with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, Charlie Muessemeyer has been teaching English as a second language (ESL) since 1990. Before becoming executive director of Dogwood Literacy Council (DLC), Charlie worked with ESL programs in Arkansas and Texas. Before assuming the role of executive director, Charlie was the ESL Coordinator of DLC for two years. She has been serving as DLC’s executive director since April 2017. She loves relating with her students and learning their reasons for attending DLC’s classes, and she enjoys witnessing the positive impact of improved literacy skills within the lives of students and their communities.


Board Members:

Johnna Vincent – DLC Chairperson | Term 2019-2022

Agency Manager at Henderson Phillips Insurance Company

Marlene Schwerin – DLC Vice Chairperson | Term 2020-2023

Adjunct Professor at John Brown University

Lan Rothrock – DLC Treasurer | Term 2020-2023

Accountant at Tyson Foods

Dr Lou Cha – DLC Secretary | Term 2019-2022

Assistant Professor Christian Ministry and Formation at John Brown University

Anna Mitchell – DLC Member | Term 2020-2023

Self-employed (VRBO and rentals)

Laura Perkins – DLC Member | Term 2020-2023

3rd Grade Math Teacher Siloam Springs.

Shannon Harrison – DLC Member | Term 2021-2024

Director of Quality, Pet Food and Animal Nutrition at Simmons Foods

Dan Phillips – DLC Member | Term 2021-2024

Worship Arts Minister First Church Siloam Springs, AR

Lissette Jimenez – DLC Member | Term 2021-2024

Translator for Dogwood Literacy