Who We Are

  Reach Out and Read Virginia's Dr. Boone  Prescribing Hope  for her patients on  The Today Show .

Reach Out and Read Virginia's Dr. Boone Prescribing Hope for her patients on The Today Show.

Dr. Carolyn Boone, a Reach Out and Reach Virginia pediatrician, brings the program alive every day in her thriving North Richmond practice. She gives anticipatory guidance to her patients and their parents about the importance of books, the joy of reading and how reading aloud twenty minutes a day will help set their child on a successful path to their future.



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Our Staff

Susan Rockwell


Executive Director

Sue Rockwell has been the leader behind Reach Out and Read Virginia for nine years, an intervention providing family support around at pediatric well child visits encouraging early brain development, health and wellness.  Since 2004, the Virginia region is part of a national organization that partners with pediatricians to promote the importance of reading aloud to parents of young children.  Sue brings over twenty-five years of experience working in non-profit work environments.  She began her career working in higher education which includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School.  She also has an MS in Communications from Boston University.  Her favorite children's book is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.

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ADvisory Board

Medical Directors


Dr. Addie Briggs, M.D.
East End Pediatrics


Melody Ailsworth, D.O.
General Pediatrics
Richeson Drive Pediatrics

Board Members

Debbie Kammeter
Community Volunteer

LaVern Morris
Site Coordinator - Reach Out and Read
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

Kathryn Starke
Author and Reading Specialist
Creative Minds Publications


Ex Officio

Susan Rockwell
Executive Director
Reach Out and Read Virginia