meet our team

Meet our staff, student leaders, and board of directors

rich levitan

President & CEO

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Richard Levitan is President & Chief Executive Officer of TextLess Live More and the President of Neighborhood Pay Services, a Financial Technology company that provides credit-challenged consumers with a more financially viable means to rent a home or apartment and build or rebuild credit. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Rich Levitan is married to Anna Cheshire Levitan, and they have two children, Hunter (24) and Joe (21). In 2013, The Levitans lost their eldest daughter, Merritt Levitan, to a distracted driver. They have been actively involved in TLLM since its founding, as well as with legislative efforts to ban handheld devices while driving on the state and national level.

marie mcGrath

Executive Director

Marie joined the TextLess Live More team in Fall 2018 and has served as the Executive Director since 2019. She received her BA in communication and English from Boston College and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Florida, where she taught in the English department. She has served as an adventure trip leader in Africa, Central, and South America, an English teacher in Beijing, an interpersonal violence educator, a podcast host, and, briefly (and with very limited success), a voiceover actress for Chinese films. She is from Miami.

Cat Smith

Regional Youth Engagement Coordinator

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Cat is the newest member of the TextLess Live More team. Cat is from Dayton, Ohio. She received her BA from Kenyon College, majoring in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in English. After graduating from college, she served a year with AmeriCorps working as a teaching assistant in a DC public school. Cat has worked as an outdoor guide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Maine, and Wyoming. She plays rugby, the tuba, and loves plants.

Hunter Levitan

Lead Design & Brand Strategist

Hunter Levitan is Lead Design & Brand Strategist for TextLess Live More. She received her BA from New York University, majoring in Journalism and English with a Creative Writing focus. Hunter's role includes graphic design, social media strategy, content creation, brand development and outreach, and photography. She joins the TextLess Live More team in honor of her older sister, Merritt Levitan, and to prevent others from losing their loved one to distracted driving.

engagement board

The TextLess Live More Engagement Board is a national leadership team of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) students from across the United States. These young leaders spend a year working together to end distracted driving. 
Together, the students of the Engagement Board create the GetLiving Program for each year, bring TLLM to their school and state, and work on personal projects to end distraction in their communities.

Meet the 2020-2021 Engagement Board