Colleen Southerland

Program Assistant | Virginia Beach, VA

As a member of the Operations team, Colleen is the United Through Reading Program Assistant in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with a focus on the Navy. She works with commands and local military support groups, increases awareness of United Through Reading and the importance of the read aloud experience for the entire military family, and coordinates recording opportunities.

Colleen has a career background in sales and is excited to join United Through Reading and work with military families. Married to an active duty Navy Corpsman, Colleen has loved living in Virginia Beach for over 7 years. She is the mother of three wonderful children and a chocolate Labrador retriever, Huckleberry; she is passionate about sharing her love of reading with them. In her free time Colleen loves being outdoors and running in local races with her family. Contact Colleen at