CURRENT LEADERSHIP
NAVEEN SHAH
PROGRAM MANAGER

Naveen is currently a Junior at Moorestown High School. When he was younger, Naveen attended SJ Boys Read programs, and as a result became an avid reader of all genres. Now it is his chance to help younger boys just like himself gain an interest in books too! In addition to reading books in his free time, Naveen has many other hobbies. He loves debating in the after school debate clubs, using his GoPro to make movies, and plays tennis for the school team. 

CONNOR MEGILL
PROGRAM MANAGER

Connor Megill is a Junior at Moorestown High School.  He was once a participant in the South Jersey Boys Read program when he was younger. Connor hopes to encourage younger boys to develop a lifelong love of reading. His favorite book genres are fantasy and horror. His hobbies include reading, participating on the HS Robotics team, traveling, and volunteering.

AJAY SHAH
JUNIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Ajay is a 9th grade student at Moorestown High School. Ajay remembers participating in the Boys Read sessions when he was younger and is happy to be sharing his love of reading with the younger boys. He enjoys reading Mystery and Fictional novels and anything that has a sports theme!  His hobbies include playing video games, Football and Basketball.

SHAAN DOSHI
JUNIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Shaan Doshi is a 9th Grader at Moorestown Friends School.  Shaan was once a participant in SJBoys Read and now is a leader and organizer for events.  Shaan enjoys reading, playing with his dog, travel and sports, especially basketball and baseball.  He hopes to develop a love for reading in the young boys  of our community.

LUCAS MEGILL
JUNIOR PROGRAM MANAGER

Lucas Megill is a 9th grade student at Moorestown High School.  Not only is he a major reading enthusiast, but he also once participated in South Jersey Boys Read himself. He enjoys theater, singing, traveling, and being a part of student government. His favorite genre of book is realistic fiction. He hopes that this organization can help more boys enjoy reading!

CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KYLE THUMAR
FOUNDER

Kyle Thumar, a co-founder of SJ Boys Read, now sits on its board of directors. When founding the group, he hoped to create something which would encourage other guys to develop a passion for reading as strong as his. His favorite genres are sports fiction and biographies, however he enjoys reading nearly any book. Beyond reading, Kyle’s hobbies include watching the Buckeyes and running.

 

Kyle graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with degrees in finance and economics, and now lives and works in New York City.

CAMERON PENDINO
FOUNDER

Cameron is one of the co-founders of SJ Boys Read. He led the group since its inception in the summer of 2008 and he loves to read books of all genres, while encouraging not only boys but all people to read as well. When not reading, Cameron plays basketball and baseball and roots for all Philadelphia sports teams.

SHAILEN DOSHI
LEAD ORGANIZER

Shailen Doshi is currently a consultant for Accenture in their Strategy group.  He is a recent graduate from Cornell University and majored in Policy Management and Analysis. He has been a SJ Boys Read! participant since 2008 and in 2011 was a Lead Organizer.   He enjoys reading books of all kinds especially science fiction as well as playing basketball and baseball. He has volunteered with College Mentors For Kids  and Cayuga’s Watchers (NPO).  He is a sports fan, his favorite teams are the Phillies, Sixers, and Eagles. 

NIKHIL THUMAR
CO-LEADER 

Nikhil Thumar is a co-founder of SJ Boys Read!. He has been interested in reading from a very young age. He loved the Harry Potter, Redwall and Fablehaven series, and Mike Lupica books. SJ Boys Read! provided him with the opportunity to share his love of reading with as many boys as possible. In addition to running events, Nikhil managed the initial website during the early years of the organization. He also enjoys music, golf, football and basketball. His favorite sports teams are the New York Giants and Boston Celtics.

VISHAL DOSHI
LEADER ORGANIZER

Vishal Doshi  is a sophomore at Boston University, premed and  majoring in Human Physiology.   He has been apart of SJ Boys Read since 2008.  He joined this great book club first as a participant and went on to be  a leader .  He enjoys reading and working with kids.  Sports, mystery, and comedy genres are his favorites.  Along with reading Vishal enjoys sports, traveling and volunteers with the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and MedLife.  

FORMER LEADERSHIP
NICO MIELE
YOUNG LEADER

Nico’s presence in the organization runs far and deep, he helped in developing the website, and empowered a brand new generation of boys to live a life filled with literature. Nico has always been a voracious reader, and his favorite authors include Rick Riordan, Jon Sczieksa and John Flanagan. His interests include baseball, football, basketball, and theater.

2020 CALDECOTT WINNERS

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander  

2020 NEWBERY WINNERS

New Kid by Jerry Craft 

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