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.



Melanie HugginsMelanie Huggins
Executive Director
Richland Library
Columbia, SC

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Dr. Maria Taesil Hudson McCauleyDr. Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley
Director of Libraries
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA

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Michelle JeskeMichelle Jeske
City Librarian
Denver, CO

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ALA Division Councilor

Stephanie ChaseStephanie Chase (2020–2023)
Executive Director, Libraries of Eastern Oregon
Consultant, Constructive Disruption
Portland, OR

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Fiscal Officer

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

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PLA Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

Mary Davis FournierMary Davis Fournier
PLA Executive Director
American Library Association
Chicago, IL



Erica FreudenbergerErica Freudenberger (2021–2024)
Outreach, Engagement & Marketing Consultant
Southern Adirondack Library System
Saratoga Springs, NY

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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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Candice Wing-yee MackCandice Wing-yee Mack (2021–2024)
Administrator, Young Adult Services
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, CA

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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

Meet Dara…