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Joanne Mercer
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484-802-4309

 MEET THE TEAM


Lee Clifford
Founder/CEO

Awareness AudiobooksTM is the brainchild of Lee P. Clifford, Founder and CEO. He is a military veteran, pilot and business entrepreneur with experience in Restaurant Management, Brokerage, and Direct Mail Services.

Clifford is a socially responsible American citizen in Long Term Recovery. It is his goal to raise awareness of the effects of addictions through full-cast audio dramas.


Ed Ratkoski
Director,
Business & F
inance

Ed was born and raised on Long Island, NY and earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA in 1973. His extensive professional experiences include working in Metallurgy, Quality Control Manufacturing Engineering and Plant Management in a variety of manufacturing industries that encompass steel production, Tier 1 automotive suppliers and consumer products.

Ed has been a resident in the Reading are for 20 years but has also resided in Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Kentucky, in addition to spending time in Fairless Hills and Scranton PA.

With his wide ranging professional manufacturing background, Ed brings to Awareness Audiobooks exceptional organizational experience and problem solving skills. In additional to his professional experiences, Ed is currently an active volunteer in a Congressional campaign and can been seen as a volunteer Santa Claus during the Holiday Lights Festival at Gringís Mill, working for the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department.


Jo Mercer

Director,
Public Relations

Jo Mercer brings to Awareness Audiobooks extensive experience in Public, Press and Community Relations. Mercer has worked with The US Bureau of Public Affairs, The Lutheran Home at Topton, and Governor Mifflin School District. She was a QVC On-Air Personality; traveled the USA training actors on Infomercial procedures; and studied Improvisational Comedy at Second City Training Center in Chicago.

You may also recognize her as the part-time morning DJ for Y102-FM. Mercer is also a published playwright, a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, and an elected Committeewoman in Womelsdorf. A resident of Berks County since 1986, Mercerís alma-maters include West Chester and Millersville Universities.


Bev Leonti
Content Editor
As Content Editor, Bev Leonti is responsible for editing, proofreading and spell-checking all scripts and communications within the company. Leonti attended The Reading Area Community College, and is a resident of Berks County.

Donna Lynn Simpson

Office Administrator
Donna Lynn is a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy College with a BA in History and Secondary Education, The Philadelphia Institute of Paralegal Training, and Trinity College of Bible and Theological Seminary with a MA in Counseling.  After working as a Litigation Paralegal and Teacher for over 20 years Donna decided to expand her horizons and earned her degree in Counseling, graduating in 2012 with a 3.8 average. 

Donna Lynn has had a lifelong love affair with horses, beginning to ride at age 8 and showing horses, training racehorses, hunter/jumper and students.  In 2014 at the same time she joined Awareness Audiobooks, LLC, Donna Lynn began working on certification as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Assisted Psycho Therapy.  As a part of Awareness Audiobooks, LLC Donna Lynn uses her legal background and teaching skills as well her counseling knowledge. 


Eric Dummett

Project Coordinator
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Will Corsino
Finance Intern
Finance Intern Will Corsino is responsible for calculating weighted selling averages, auditing the books, and breaking down financials into categorized detail. Originally from Lackawanna County, Corsino currently resides in Chester County, where he is a third-year student at West Chester University. Corsino majors in Finance; his minor field of study is Nutrition.