Board of Directors

Roster of Board Members  I Standing Board Committees  I  Additional Information

Meet YALSA's 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors!

Back row (left to right): Sarajo Wentling, Maureen Hartman, Chris Shoemaker, Carla Land, Vicki Emery, Gail Tobin, Christian Zabriskie, Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Beth Yoke

Front row (left to right): Joy Kim, Candice Mack, Krista McKenzie, Pam Spencer Holley, Jack Martin, Shannon Peterson, Renee McGrath, Sarah Sogigian

Missing: Carrie Kausch, Jennifer Korn, April Witteveen

This listing includes their name, email address and committee liaison responsibilities in parenthesis.

Shannon Peterson*, President. Twitter: YALSApresident & shantasmagoria
(Advocacy Benchmarks TF, Awards Committee Nominating 2014, Governance Nominating 2014, President's Program Planning)

Christopher Shoemaker*, President-Elect. Twitter: doseofsnark
(Awards Committee Nominating 2015, Governance Nominating 2015, Programming Guidelines TF)

Jack Martin*, Immediate Past President. Twitter: jacksondevious
(AASL/ALSC/YALSA Committee on School & Public Library Cooperation, Capacity Building TF, Michael Printz Award 2014, YALSAblog Advisory Board)

Vicki Emery*, Division Councilor. Twitter: vmemery
(Editorial Advisory Board, Nonfiction Award 2014, Nonfiction Award 2015, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)

Maureen Hartman, Director. Twitter: mlhartman
(Best Fiction for Young Adults, Continuing Education Advisory Board, National Guidelines Committee)

Pam Spencer Holley*, Fiscal Officer. Twitter: pamelajane6844
(ALSC/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee, Interdivisional TF on Common Core, Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers)

Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Director. Twitter: bridge2lit (served July through Sept.)
(JRLYA Advisory Board, Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee, Research Committee, Teen Read Week Evaluation TF)

Carrie Kausch, Director. Twitter : DogearedCarrie (serving Dec. through June)

(Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, Great Graphic Novels, Legislation, MAE Award Jury)

Joy Kim, Strategic Planning Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: joykim
(Great Book Giveaway Jury, Road Trip Implementation TF, The Hub Advisory Board)

Jennifer Korn, Director. Twitter: korncakes (serving Oct. through June)

(JRLYA Advisory Board, Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee, Research Committee, Teen Read Week Evaluation TF)

 

Carla Land, Board Fellow. Twitter: AnimeGoddess

Candice Mack, Director. Twitter: tinylibrarian
(Morris Award 2014, Morris Award 2015, Summer Reading TF, Teen Tech Week Evaluation TF, YA Lit Symposium TF)

Renee McGrath, Financial Advancement Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: reneereads
(Alex Award Committee, Books for Teens Jury, Publications Advisory Board)

Krista McKenzie, Director. Twitter: timeskeeper
(Michael Printz Award 2015, Teen Read Week Committee, Website Advisory Board, Writing Award Jury)

Sarah Sogigian, Director. Twitter: sarahatmls
(Amazing Audiobooks, Fabulous Films, Margaret Edwards 2014, Margaret Edwards 2015, State Association Outreach TF)

Gail Tobin, Director. Twitter: GailTobin
(Awards & Lists Marketing 2013/2014, Book Wholesalers Award Jury, Mentoring TF, Writing Award Evaluation TF)

Sarajo Wentling*, Secretary. Twitter:SarajoW
(Frances Henne Jury, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Teens Top Ten, Youth Engagement TF)

April Wittaveen, Organization & Bylaws Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: apriljoyous
(Annual Conference Scholarships Jury, Teen Tech Week Committee, Volunteer of the Year Award Jury)

Beth Yoke*, Executive Director. [ex-officio] Twitter: yalsa_director

Christian Zabriskie, Director. Twitter: ULUNYC (served July through Nov.)
(Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, Great Graphic Novels, Legislation, MAE Award Jury)

*denotes this position also serves on the Executive Committee

Standing Board Committees

In 2013 YALSA's board voted to establish standing board committees--one for each goal in the Strategic Plan.  Committee make-up for 2013 - 2014 is:

Advocacy & Activism: Jennifer Korn, Candice Mack (chair), Chris Shoemaker

Research & Best Practices: Vicki Emery, Maureen Hartman (chair), Pam Holley

Continuing Education & Professional Development: Carrie Kausch, Carla Land, Sarah Sogigian (chair), April Witteveen

Member Recruitment & Retention: Renee McGrath, Gail Tobin (chair), Sarajo Wentling

Capacity Building: Joy Kim, Krista McKenzie, Jack Martin (chair)

Additional Information