Regional Literacy Directors

Jessica Lowell Mason ~ Inter-regional

Jessica has served as MITA’s inter-regional literacy director since the organization was co-founded in 2017. As interregional literacy director, Jess dedicates much of her time to developing the organization and expanding the reach of the organization’s impact. Much of her time is also devoted to planning, developing, and facilitating meetings and events, engaging in outreach with other organizations, handling public relations for meetings and events, offering membership support to members and allies, managing MITA’s social media accounts and communications, developing and maintaining the organization’s website, and serving as a representative of the organization. Her voluntary work as a regional and interregional meeting leader, events coordinator, and project developer/facilitator is crucial to the survival of the organization.

Melissa Bennett ~ Buffalo Region

Melissa has served as a MITA literacy director for the Buffalo region (Erie County, NY) since the organization was co-founded in 2017. Her leadership and dedication were vital to the creation and legitimization of the organization, at its inception, and her work as an ally to women and gender non-conforming people affected by the mental health system has helped to sustain and carry out MITA’s mission. Her voluntary work as a regional meeting leader, events coordinator, and project facilitator is crucial to the survival of the organization.

Hanna Etu ~ Rochester Region

Hanna has served as a MITA literacy director since the organization’s first year, in 2017. She started out as a member, but took on greater responsibilities and a leadership role within the organization from an early point in its development, leading meetings, providing editorial consultation, and offering time and expertise steadfastly. Her voluntary work as a regional meeting leader, events coordinator, and project facilitator is invaluable to the survival of the organization. In 2020, Hanna became our literacy director for the Rochester Region (Monroe County, NY).


If you are interested in becoming a regional literacy director in your area, please contact us at madwomenofwny@gmail.com. Please note that all positions within the MITA organization are voluntary and unpaid.

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