Meet the SDCOL Team

Jose Cruz
Chief Executive Officer

Jose Cruz is the chief executive officer for the San Diego Council on Literacy, a model urban literacy coalition. He has 38 years of experience in the literacy field and is known for his accomplishments in supporting collaborative literacy efforts on national, statewide, regional, and local levels. He was the recipient of the 2003 San Diego Union-Tribune, “Educator of the Year” award. In 2014, he was recognized by The Union-Tribune as the Civic Leader of the Year through the Latino Champions Awards. In the following year, he was named to the San Diego High School, “Wall of Honor.” Cruz is a past-president of the San Diego Lions Club and is the co-host of The Gap Minders, a podcast that focuses on resource issues that affect quality of life in the San Diego region. He is a native San Diegan, a graduate of the University of Southern California, and a proud product of the San Diego Community College District

To contact Jose:

619-574-1641 ext. 103

Michael Trebbien

Michael has been with the San Diego Council on Literacy since 2011.  

To contact Michael:

619-574-1641 ext. 101


Reilly Voeller
Marketing & Program Representative

To contact the Marketing & Program Representative:

619-574-1641 ext. 105