Staff Members

Executive Director

Martha Moriarty has worked in nonprofit development and communications for nearly 20 years for organizations serving Minnesota’s youth in a variety of ways. A graduate of the University of St. Catherine, Martha has held positions at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, The Storefront Group (now known as Headway Counseling), One Heartland and LDA Minnesota. Martha started working for LDA Minnesota in 2001 and was hired as Executive Director in August 2013.

Special Educator / Assessment Manager

Mary Beth Kelley oversees LDA's assessment program and is developing new programming for transition-age youth. Mary Beth has been in the field of special education since 1990 serving in a variety of roles in public schools as well as nonprofit settings. Mary Beth’s most recent position was teaching graduate students at the University of Minnesota in the Special Education Department. She holds a Masters of Arts in Education from Bethel College and holds K-12 licenses in three categories: Specific Learning Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Mentally Handicapped, and Emotional & Behavioral Disorders.

Education Services Manager

Rachel David oversees LDA’s Learning Connections program. In that role, she coaches the 20 part-time teachers providing academic interventions to the K-12 students enrolled in the program, and leads their Professional Learning Community. Rachel comes to LDA with an extensive background in the field of education and educational leadership. Over the past 14 years, Rachel has dedicated herself to improving the achievement gap in urban education. In the past six years, Rachel has refined her leadership skills in a variety of roles including leading Professional Learning Communities, mentoring novice educators, and developing curriculum. Rachel has a passion and desire to improve education by increasing teacher efficacy, as well as improving teacher retention in order to close the achievement gap. 

Client Services Coordinator

Eve Wolfe oversees LDA’s client services and manages the Tutoring and Executive Function Skill Buidling programs. Eve is a special education teacher with licenses in Learning Disabilities and Emotional & Behavioral Disorders.  Prior to LDA, Eve worked for Minneapolis Public Schools and was a graduate research assistant with the University of Minnesota's Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) project.  Here at LDA, Eve has worked as a tutor, assessment specialist, and Learning Connections teacher.  Eve is passionate about individualized instruction, development of curriculum, and using assessment to drive students toward success.