Our Team


June M. Bretz, M.S., Executive Director -june@treehousebooks.org
Contact June regarding our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, press interviews and other media inquiries, corporate and community partnerships, and giving opportunities.

June arrived at Tree House Books in 2016 as an enthusiastic linguist and avid reader with over 20 years experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Beyond her master's in nonprofit leadership and direct experience working with various literacy and family agencies in the Greater Philadelphia area, June leads with a broad range of expertise in strategic planning, resource development, and communications.  After years as an entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, and independent consultant, June has found her true home at Tree House Books, where she is inspired daily to work with the Board, staff and volunteers to champion literacy in Philadelphia. 


Leonard Chester, Outreach Manager - leonard@treehousebooks.org
Contact Leonard to find out about our Literacy Programs, our Visits to the Tree House program and community partnerships.

Melissa Trexler, Interim Director of Outreach & Development - melissa@treehousebooks.org
Contact Melissa about corporate sponsorship, & financial donations.

Emma Goldstein, Program Manager, Access to Books - emma@treehousebooks.org 
Contact Emma about our Giving Library, book donations, books drives, Words on Wheels program, and book requests.

Arthi Selvan, Volunteer & Afterschool Program Manager - arthi@treehousebooks.org  
Contact Arthi about volunteer and internship opportunities at Tree House Books, and for information about our afterschool programs.



We are thankful to the hundreds of volunteers that give their time to support our organization, and the children and families in our community.  Here are just a few of our 2018 volunteer leaders: 

Pepper Gardner, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

Julia Lee, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

Trixie Steiner-Rose, Marketing and Volunteer Management Volunteer

Sharon Turner, Giving Library Volunteer

Melissa Walker, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

And many more...