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 and PLA staff will forward as appropriate.



Michelle JeskeMichelle Jeske
City Librarian
Denver, CO

Meet Michelle…


Melanie HugginsMelanie Huggins
Executive Director
Richland Library
Columbia, SC

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

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ALA Division Councilor

Stephanie ChaseStephanie Chase (2020–2023)
Primary Sources, Seattle, WA
Constructive Disruption

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Fiscal Officer

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

Meet Clara…

PLA Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

Barbara Macikas - photo by Erin Drewitz PhotographyMary Hirsh
PLA Interim Executive Director
American Library Association
Chicago, IL



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

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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

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Brandy A. McNeilBrandy A. McNeil (2020–2023)
Associate Director, Tech Education
The New York Public Library
New York, NY

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Dara Hanke SchmidtDara Hanke Schmidt (2020–2023)
Library Director
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Meet Kelvin…