THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO NOMINATE LYNNE WAIHEE AND MARCIENE MATTLEMAN TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY ADVISORY BOARD
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Lynne Waihee and Marciene Mattleman to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Marciene Mattleman, of Pennsylvania, is the Executive Director of Philadelphia Futures, a program of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition designed to motivate students to stay in school. She is the incoming Chair of the Philadelphia Free Library System, and the former Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy.
Lynne Waihee, the First Lady of Hawaii, is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for Family Literacy. She also serves as Honorary Chair of the Governor's Council for Literacy, where she has helped to develop public/private literacy programs in the community and workplace. In addition, Ms. Waihee was active in the National Center's Family Literacy Conference.
The National Institute of Literacy Advisory Board makes recommendations to and advises the Interagency Group, composed of the Secretaries of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services, which administers the National Institute of Literacy. The Board makes recommendations concerning the appointment of the Director and staff of the Institute, provides independent advice on the operation of the Institute, and receives reports from the Interagency Group and the Director of the Institute.