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 ceo, 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. 


Chris Hils, Program Director - chris@treehousebooks.org

Contact Chris about our literacy programs, Visits to the Tree House, and teaching artist positions.  

As the Program Director of Tree House Books, Chris brings his years of professional experience as a teacher leader to the children in our community. Before joining the Tree House Family, Chris has helped found multiple elementary schools with like-minded educational reformers. Having worked in a variety of traditional district and public charter schools, Chris brings a diverse and unique set of experiences to the benefit of our children participating in our literacy programming. 

Karen Maloy, Director of Outreach & Development - karen@treehousebooks.org
Contact Karen about corporate sponsorship, community partnerships, speaking engagements & donations.

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

Volunteer Coordinator - Volunteer@treehousebooks.org  
Contact us about volunteer and internship opportunities at Tree House Books.



We are thankful to the many volunteers (over 300 per year!) that volunteer to staff our organization, and support our children and families.  Here are just a few of our volunteer leaders: 

May Dougherty, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Pepper Gardner, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

Julia Lee, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

Sharon Turner, Giving Library Volunteer

Melissa Walker, Giving Library and Literacy Studio Volunteer

And many more...