PLA Board of Directors

The PLA Board of Directors consists of the President, the President-Elect, the Past-President, the ALA Division Councilor, the Fiscal Officer, six Directors-at-Large, and the PLA Executive Director. If you wish to contact the members of the PLA Board, then send a message to pla@ala.org and PLA staff will forward as appropriate.

2019–2020

President

Ramiro S. SalazarRamiro S. Salazar
Director
San Antonio Public Library
San Antonio, TX

Meet Ramiro…

President-Elect

Michelle JeskeMichelle Jeske
City Librarian
Denver, CO

Meet Michelle…

Past-President

Monique le Conge ZiesenhenneMonique le Conge Ziesenhenne, PhD
Director
Palo Alto City Library
Palo Alto, CA

Meet Monique…

ALA Division Councilor

Stephanie ChaseStephanie Chase (2017–2020)
Director
Hillsboro Public Library
Hillsboro, OR

Meet Stephanie…

Fiscal Officer

Clara Nalli BohrerClara Nalli Bohrer (2019–2022)
Director
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
West Bloomfield, MI

Meet Clara…

PLA Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

Barbara Macikas - photo by Erin Drewitz PhotographyBarbara Macikas
PLA Executive Director
American Library Association
Chicago, IL
bmacikas@ala.org

Meet Barb…

Directors-at-Large

Cindy FesemyerCindy Fesemyer (2018–2021)
Adult and Community Services Consultant
Public Library Development, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Madison, WI

Meet Cindy…

Toby GreenwaltToby Greenwalt (2019–2022)
Director of Digital Strategy
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

 

Amita LonialAmita Lonial (2019–2022)
Assistant Library Director
Tacoma Public Library
Tacoma, WA

Meet Amita…

Pam Sandlian SmithPam Sandlian Smith (2019–2020)*
Director
Anythink Libraries
Adams County, CO

Meet Pam…

Kelvin WatsonKelvin Watson (2018–2021)
Director
Broward County Libraries Division
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Meet Kelvin…

Carrie WillsonCarrie Willson (2017–2020)
Director
Calvert Library
Calvert, MD

Meet Carrie…

*Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Director-at-Large Michelle Jeske, who was elected to the position of President-Elect.