Officers & Executive Board

Executive Board

The ALA Executive Board consists of the president, president-elect, immediate past president, treasurer, executive director, and eight members elected by Council from its membership for three-year terms. The members of the Executive Board are members of Council as provided by the Constitution [see Article VII, Section 1; Article VIII, Section1; Bylaw Article III, Section 6(c); Bylaw Article IV, Section 2(e)].


The Executive Director is without vote, and the presiding officers of the Council may vote only in the case of a tie. The Executive Board acts for Council in the administration of established policies and programs and is the body that manages within this context the affairs of the Association, delegating management of day-to-day operation to the Association’s executive director.

The Executive Board makes recommendations with respect to policy and operation.

(See Constitution, Article VII, Section 3.)

To contact a member of the Executive Board, use this form.

Current Executive Board & Officers:

ALA Executive Officers

Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada


Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada (2022-2023)

Palos Verdes Library District
Rolling Hills Estates, CA


Emily Drabinski


Emily Drabinski (2022-2023)

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Brooklyn, NY 

Patricia 'Patty' M. Wong

Immediate Past President

Patricia "Patty" M. Wong (2022-2023)

Santa Clara City Library
Santa Clara, CA 

Peter Hepburn


Peter Hepburn (2022-2025)

College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA

Tracie D. Hall

Executive Director

Tracie D. Hall

ALA Headquarters
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Office: 312-280-1392

ALA Executive Board Members

Term 2020–2023

Alexandra Rivera

Alexandra Rivera

University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI 


Larry Neal

Larry Neal

Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Clinton Township, MI 

Term 2021–2024

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

Parkside Branch
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA

Sam Helmick

Sam Helmick

Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City, IA 


Christina Rodriques

Christina Rodriques

Dublin, OH 


Term 2022–2025

Sara Dallas

Sara Dallas

Southern Adirondack Library
Saratoga Springs, NY 


Kathy Carroll

Kathy Carroll

Westwood High School
Blythewood, SC 


Related Documents

Executive Board Job Description (PDF)

ALA President and Executive Director Roles & Responsibilities (PDF)