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.



Sonia Alcántara-AntoineSonia Alcántara-Antoine
Baltimore County Public Library
Baltimore, MD

Meet Sonia…


Michael LambertMichael Lambert
City Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, CA

Meet Michael…


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

Meet Maria…

ALA Division Councilor

Deb SicaDeb Sica (2023–2026)
Acting County Librarian
Alameda County Library
Alameda County, CA

Meet Deb…

Fiscal Officer

Clara Nalli BohrerClara Nalli Bohrer (2022–2025)
Director (retired)
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
West Bloomfield, MI

Meet Clara…

PLA Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

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



Michael ColfordMichael Colford (2022–2025)
Director of Library Services
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA

Meet Michael…

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

Meet Erica…

Mary Ellen IcazaMary Ellen Icaza (2022–2025)
CEO/Executive Director
Stark Library
Canton, OH

Meet Mary Ellen…

Tamara M. KingTamara M. King (2023–2026)
Chief Equity & Engagement Officer
Richland Library
Columbia, SC

Meet Tamara…

Candice Wing-yee MackDr. Brandy McNeil (2023–2024)*
Deputy Director of Branch Programs & Services
New York Public Library
New York, NY

Meet Brandy…

Veronda J. PitchfordVeronda J. Pitchford (2023–2026)
Assistant Director
Califa Group/Infopeople
San Francisco, CA

Meet Veronda…

*Appointed to fill the unexpired term recently vacated by another Director-at-Large.