Our Executive Team
Lisa Veney, Owner
As an accomplished strategy professional with 19 years of experience working in the communications field with an exceptional record of driving business for positive change. Included in her accomplishments are developing strategic and innovative solutions that increase profits and improve overall business performances and efficiencies.
As an Executive Assistant with over 10 years in the field, she has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, including scheduling and correspondence. Having held positions in multiple business fields, she is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients. Lisa can interact directly with potential and existing clients and has increased customer satisfaction ratings at several companies.
With everything she has done, she gives ALL the glory to God for taking her where she could never have imagined. She takes great honors in her role as the mother of four and grandmother of nine. Being a grandmother of 9 beautiful grandchildren has led her to realize the urgency of empowering preschoolers to enter the school year confident and ready to achieve success. Bridges2Literacy LLC will provide an easy transition into kindergarten for our children. Lisa believes that this business is not selling information but an opportunity for transformation as well as accountability for lasting success.
Patricia Cobb, Owner
As an executive managing director of Bridges2Literacy, Patricia has committed herself to preparing preschoolers for a rewarding kindergarten experience.
Having a degree in sociology, with a minor in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, along with a teaching certification in early childhood education from Bowie State University, she acquired the necessary skill set to be successful in pouring knowledge into her students while creating a bond with her young scholars.
Her instructional and management career span over 30 years. During that time, Patricia has gained valuable insight into the psychology of children and how they process information. She has been able to use this awareness to develop teaching strategies that benefit all of the students placed in her care.
According to Patricia, “No parent sends their child to school to fail. It is the responsibility of those who take on the task of educating young minds, parent and teacher alike, to invest in their future and ours.”
As with all things in her life, she thanks the Lord for opportunities, wisdom, diligence, and motivation to be a part of the excellence of Bridges2Literacy.
Draeva Veney, Owner
Known as “Ms. Veney” to most people, Draeva Dolores Veney graduated from Aliquippa Senior High School in 1972. She worked at Westinghouse Electric in Beaver, PA for 13 years, before being laid off.
After being out of school for 16 years, She returned in 1988 attending Community College of Beaver County and majoring in Telecommunications, then decided to go to a four-year college in 1990 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh majoring in Elementary Education. She was 36 years old and a single parent to a son. Ms. Veney graduated Cum Laude in 1994 and was hired at Aliquippa Elementary School as a paraprofessional for 2 years, then as a Reading Specialist for one year.
She received a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher in 1997 where she worked for 13 years before she was transferred to the First Grade where she taught for the duration of her employment. Ms. Veney has been retired for 8 years and is now employed by Kingdom Kidz Early Learning Center in Aliquippa to teach literacy skills to 3- and 4-year-olds.
Ms. Veney have a passion for teaching children to read. She believes everyone should enjoy the art of reading, the younger the better! Her goal is to reach children with literacy skills in place BEFORE they enter the world of kindergarten. For the vision is yet for an appointed time!
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