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The San Diego Public Library Foundation is only as effective as the people who support, manage and fulfill its obligations each day. We’re proud to say this diverse group represents San Diegans from all walks of life and every strata of society. The one trait they hold in common is a passion to Help Minds Grow.


Trustee Members

Ex-Officio

Cynthia Olmstead, Chair

For more than 30 years Cynthia has helped organizations achieve success through their people. She has facilitated the creation of many strategic plans, designed and delivered… More

For more than 30 years Cynthia has helped organizations achieve success through their people. She has facilitated the creation of many strategic plans, designed and delivered corporate leadership training programs, implemented performance appraisal systems for executive teams and coached individuals in their leadership growth. She is the founder and former owner of TrustWorks Group, an organizational consulting company focused on trust in the work place. She developed TrustWorks!, a suite of programs that has helped major corporations worldwide build cultures based on trust. She sold TrustWorks! to the Ken Blanchard Companies, an international leadership development consulting organization. Ms. Olmstead’s recently published book, Trust Works! Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships (co-authored with Dr. Ken Blanchard and Martha Lawrence) highlights her trust methodologies. She is the past chair of LEAD San Diego and past board president of the San Diego Women’s Foundation.

Gail Levin, Vice Chair

A resident of San Diego for more than 35 years, Gail attended college at California Western University, where she received her teaching credentials. She has worked in a variety… More

A resident of San Diego for more than 35 years, Gail attended college at California Western University, where she received her teaching credentials. She has worked in a variety of industries, including as a teacher at Poway High, reporter at ABC, personnel director for Westgate Hotel, press secretary to Congressman Clair Burgener, owner of the marketing firm Gifted, account executive and manager of Jack Nadel, Inc., membership director for the Downtown San Diego Partnership, marketing director for Episcopal Community Services and community outreach director for the Monarch School Project. Gail chairs the San Diego/Imperial County Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors, is a VP of the San Diego Women’s Foundation and a member of the Mayor’s Vision Team. Her community service includes San Diego Meals on Wheels, singing with La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, serving at San Diego Hunger Project, Boards of University City Little League, La Jolla Country Day School and the Jewish Community Center. Gail and her husband Marty, a retired newscaster with NBC 7/39, live in University City.

Steve Hermes, Treasurer

Steve Hermes is the co-founder and a Board member of Mission Edge San Diego, a nonprofit organization which provides business support services to small and mid-sized… More

Steve Hermes is the co-founder and a Board member of Mission Edge San Diego, a nonprofit organization which provides business support services to small and mid-sized nonprofits. He is also on the board and is Treasurer of Sustainable Surplus Exchange. Having served as Board Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, He currently chairs the Audit Committee of Alzheimer’s San Diego. He was Director and Attest Services Practice Leader for CBIZ Mayer/ Hoffman McCann, one of the nation's leading providers of accounting and consulting services and a shareholder of Nation Smith Hermes Diamond, CPAs. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been an instructor of financial management for nonprofit organizations at the University of San Diego and auditing and financial and managerial accounting at the University of California San Diego Extension. He holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois College. He chairs the Foundation’s Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee.

Wendy Urushima-Conn, Secretary

President and CEO of the Asian Business Association. She has more than 20 years experience in community outreach, marketing and public relations. She is the former Associate… More

President and CEO of the Asian Business Association. She has more than 20 years experience in community outreach, marketing and public relations. She is the former Associate Executive Director of Development for Center for Community Solutions. She worked more than a decade as Community and Media Marketing Manager for KGTV/10 News. She is the current President of the California Diversity Council, San Diego Chapter and is a member of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s APIA Advisory Board. She has held leadership positions with the Asian Business Association Foundation, the Asian Business Association, Girls Incorporated of San Diego and The San Diego Foundation. Wendy is a graduate of UC San Diego.

Amy Valeiras, Immediate Past Chair

Amy Threefoot Valeiras is a clay artist. She is proprietor of Threefoot Clay Studio in La Jolla and an active member of the San Diego Potters’ Guild. Beyond the arts, Amy… More

Amy Threefoot Valeiras is a clay artist. She is proprietor of Threefoot Clay Studio in La Jolla and an active member of the San Diego Potters’ Guild. Beyond the arts, Amy dedicates her time to education and libraries. Currently she is a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board in Washington DC. Amy served as Board Chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation from 2014 to 2016. During her service on the Foundation Board, a new San Diego Central Library was built and opened, a strategic plan implemented and processes developed to bring together library stakeholders. She served as President of the Parents Association and on the Board of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, on the Board of the Friends of the La Jolla Riford Library, and as board member and President of the Library League in Gladwyne, PA. Amy also served on the Board of Clay Artists of San Diego. Amy received her degree in Psychology and Classics from Tufts University..

Marla Black, Trustee Member

Marla Brayshay Black, native San Diegan, joined Junior Achievement of San Diego County as President and CEO in September 2105 after a 40 year career in Financial Services.… More

Marla Brayshay Black, native San Diegan, joined Junior Achievement of San Diego County as President and CEO in September 2105 after a 40 year career in Financial Services. Marla retired from Union Bank as the Managing Director/Senior Vice President and Region Manager. She has a unique knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector from her current and previous roles as a board member at the San Diego Library Foundation, Rady’s Children Hospital, LEAD San Diego, Girl Scouts, United Way of San Diego, and many others. Ms. Black graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in telecommunications in 1978 and Pacific Coast Banking School in 1999. Marla resides in Poway with her husband Larry and has three children. Ms. Black Chairs the Foundation’s Nominating Committee.

Ron Busick, Trustee Member

Ron Busick is a partner at KPMG LLP. He Member of the Finance Committee for the San Diego Public Library Foundation for four years. Board of Trustee member for the Museum of… More

Ron Busick is a partner at KPMG LLP. He Member of the Finance Committee for the San Diego Public Library Foundation for four years. Board of Trustee member for the Museum of Contemporary Art-San Diego. Former board member and Treasurer for San Diego Better Business Bureau and for Junior Achievement of San Diego & Imperial Counties. Mr. Busick chairs the Foundation’s Audit Committee.

Michael Collins, Trustee Member

Mr. Collins has four decades of financial management experience, including Collins MacVean, LLC, Van Kasper Advisors, Rice, Hall, James & Associates and San Diego Securities,… More

Mr. Collins has four decades of financial management experience, including Collins MacVean, LLC, Van Kasper Advisors, Rice, Hall, James & Associates and San Diego Securities, Inc. His current community involvement includes serving as a fellow of the Association for Investment Management and Research; Audit Committee member for the San Diego City Employees Retirement System; Director and Treasurer of the Thomas Ackerman Foundation; Chairman Emeritus of Sharp HealthCare Foundation; He is a former Director and Audit Committee member of the Neurosciences Institute and Research Foundation and Board President of the San Diego Museum of Natural History. Michael served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army Intelligence Corps from 1963-1965. Mr. Collins serves on the Executive, Finance and Advancement committees.

Lyn Corbett, Trustee Member

Lyn Corbett has over 20 years of leadership experience developing innovative strategies to strengthen organizations within the business, non-profit, and government sectors. He… More

Lyn Corbett has over 20 years of leadership experience developing innovative strategies to strengthen organizations within the business, non-profit, and government sectors. He is the President of The Pivotal Group Consultants Inc., a California-based consulting firm providing organizational development and executive coaching services to nonprofit organizations across the country. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Governance Trainer with BoardSource. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Management, where he teaches graduate level courses on governance, leadership, and strategy. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management from New York University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. Mr. Corbett also serves on the San Diego Public Library Foundation’s Governance Committee.

Ingrid de Llamas, Trustee Member

Ingrid. de Llamas is an advancement professional with more than twenty years’ experience in building comprehensive development programs for non-profit and education… More

Ingrid. de Llamas is an advancement professional with more than twenty years’ experience in building comprehensive development programs for non-profit and education organizations. She has expertise in the areas of strategic planning and program development, fundraising, collateral design and branding, major events planning, grant research and writing, and corporate partnerships. She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and is certified as a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Professional) and IAP (International Advancement Professional). In addition to her service as a board trustee, she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Executives, San Diego Women’s Foundation and the Girl Scouts’ Urban Campout Committee. Past board experience includes Pasadena Symphony & Pops, Junior League of Monterey County, Collective Voices Foundation and Development Executives Network. Ms. de Llamas is an eighth-generation Californian who resides in La Jolla. In addition to her Board service at the San Diego Public Library Foundation, Ms. De Llamas serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee.

Leslie E. Devaney, Trustee Member

Current City Attorney of Del Mar and Murrieta, Ms. Devaney, focuses her practice on the representation of government entities, including municipalities, public entities and… More

Current City Attorney of Del Mar and Murrieta, Ms. Devaney, focuses her practice on the representation of government entities, including municipalities, public entities and non-profit organizations throughout Southern California. She also provides advice for private firms and individuals in employment, media relations and all areas of government procurement matters, including the preparation, submission, negotiation and performance of public bids, proposals and contracts. Ms. Devaney advises clients and trains public entities on AB 1234 Ethics.

Salvatore (Sal) Giametta, Trustee Member

Sal Giametta is the Chief of Staff for Board Supervisor Ron Roberts. He is responsible for the overall management and day to day operations of Supervisor Ron Roberts’… More

Sal Giametta is the Chief of Staff for Board Supervisor Ron Roberts. He is responsible for the overall management and day to day operations of Supervisor Ron Roberts’ office. Prior to joining Team Roberts in August of 2009, Sal was vice president of public affairs and communications for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. Working at the bureau from December 1992 to March 2009, Sal was primarily responsible for media, community and government relations. He served as the organization’s principal spokesperson and liaison to local civic, business and community groups. Widely recognized for his extensive contributions to San Diego’s visitor industry, Sal is the 2008 recipient of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association’s prestigious Gold Key Award. Before joining the bureau in December of 1992, Sal served as a top aide to former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor. His areas of responsibility included downtown redevelopment and service as the mayor’s liaison to environmental groups, arts organizations and the tourism industry. Sal has served on the boards of numerous community and civic organizations including the Downtown San Diego Partnership, Little Italy Association, San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego Film Commission, Cabrillo National Monument Association, and the San Diego Press Club. He currently serves as a mayoral appointee to the city of San Diego’s Board of Library Commissioners. Mr. Giametta serves on the Foundation’s Marketing and Communications Committee.

Greg Gleeson, Trustee Member

Mr. Gleeson oversees compliance and management of the operating infrastructure of Nicholas Partners. He is responsible for finance and accounting, as well as for managing all… More

Mr. Gleeson oversees compliance and management of the operating infrastructure of Nicholas Partners. He is responsible for finance and accounting, as well as for managing all external vendors, including the firm’s prime broker, fund administrator, legal counsel and independent auditors. Prior to joining Nicholas Partners in 2006, Greg was Director of Finance for Nicholas-Applegate, which he joined in 1998. He managed all financial analysis, budgeting and internal accounting, taxation and reporting requirements. While at Nicholas-Applegate, he also served on the Executions Committee which dealt with compliance and operational issues and participated in SEC, NASD and CFTC compliance examinations. Previously, Greg was an Audit Manager for Ernst & Young and an Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked exclusively with several asset management firms. Mr. Gleeson serves on the Foundation’s Audit Committee.

Bernie Kulchin, Trustee Member

Bernie Kulchin formerly served as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Cubic Corporation. He has over 50 years of HR experience, including Vice President of… More

Bernie Kulchin formerly served as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Cubic Corporation. He has over 50 years of HR experience, including Vice President of Human Resources for General Dynamics in San Diego, and serving as a human resources consultant to corporation and non-profit organizations. His community involvement includes serving on four non-profit boards and was board chair for Non-profit Management solutions. He has also conducted leadership workshops for non-profit agencies. Mr. Kulchin currently serves as Chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation’s Governance Committee and is also a member of the Foundation’s Executive and Nominating Committees.

George Lai, Trustee Member

George currently serves as the President of the Lily Lai Foundation, a private foundation in San Diego that upholds its charitable mission to support cancer research,… More

George currently serves as the President of the Lily Lai Foundation, a private foundation in San Diego that upholds its charitable mission to support cancer research, education, and nutrition benefitting disadvantaged women and children. He serves on the Board of Voices for Children and Lily Lai Foundation is a Foundation Partner at the YWCA of San Diego County. Mr. Lai serves on the Foundation’s Finance Committee.

Ann McDonald, Trustee Member

Ann is a major donor and serves on the Oversight Committee for the Library Shop. She is the former President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library and a member of the… More

Ann is a major donor and serves on the Oversight Committee for the Library Shop. She is the former President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library and a member of the San Carlos Friends of the Library. Ann and her husband, Brian, are members of the Carnegie Society. Ms. McDonald serves on the Library Shop’s Advisory Committee.

Judith Morgan, Trustee Member

Judith grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a family of journalists. After graduating from the University of Montana, she spent a year in Argentina on a fellowship from the… More

Judith grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a family of journalists. After graduating from the University of Montana, she spent a year in Argentina on a fellowship from the Inter-American Press Association. She joined the staff of The San Diego Union in 1963, covering a rapidly changing city, sparked by the opening of the University of California, San Diego; the Salk Institute and other research giants of Torrey Pines Mesa. In 1975, she launched Her World, a weekly travel column in the Los Angeles Times. In 1964, Judith married Neil Morgan, columnist and later editor of the San Diego Tribune, and they traveled the world on writing assignments. Judith and Neil collaborated on articles for National Geographic and on two biographies: Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel, the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, which was named a Notable Book of 1995 by the New York Times; and Roger, a biography of oceanographer Roger Revelle, revered as the father of UC San Diego. Judith has served on the board of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, the Friends of the Library at UCSD, the University of Montana Foundation and the UC San Diego Foundation.

Nancy Spector, Trustee Member

Nancy Spector is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. She is also a sole practitioner who concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning,… More

Nancy Spector is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. She is also a sole practitioner who concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, special needs trusts, guardianships and conservatorships. She is a former co-chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. She also is a frequent lecturer of continuing education courses for attorneys, and for many years, was an instructor in the paralegal program at UCSD. In addition to the San Diego Public Library Foundation Board, Ms. Spector currently sits on the board of the San Diego Foundation, and is the past President of the Estate Planning Council, past Chair of the Professional Advisor Council of the San Diego Foundation, and former board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, The Old Globe, and the Women’s Advisory Council for the Vista Hill Foundation. Nancy is also an active member of the San Diego Women’s Foundation and a great supporter of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. In 2012, she was recognized as a “Woman Who Means Business.” In 2014 Girl Scouts San Diego honored Nancy as one of “San Diego’s 10 Cool Women of 2014.” Nancy is well known for her success in recruiting new donors to establish funds at the San Diego Foundation and for recruiting new members to the San Diego Women’s Foundation. Ms. Spector graduated with honors from Western State University College of Law, holds a Master of Arts degree in American History from George Washington University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois. In her spare time, she and her husband, Alan, are involved with various organizations and activities at Balboa Park, including the renovation of the playground at 6th and Spruce. They have four adult sons and eight grandchildren.

Misty Jones, Director of the San Diego Public Library

Misty is the Director for the San Diego Public Library overseeing the Central Library and 35 branches. Previously, she was Deputy Director for the Central Division which… More

Misty is the Director for the San Diego Public Library overseeing the Central Library and 35 branches. Previously, she was Deputy Director for the Central Division which included overseeing the move, opening and operations of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. A graduate of the Masters of Library and Information Science program from University of South Carolina, Misty started her library career at the Greenville County Library in South Carolina. She then worked for nine years at the Charleston County Library before coming to the San Diego Public Library. Misty believes libraries are the great equalizer, always inclusive and never exclusive. She thrives on change and believes that the strength of libraries is in their ability to redefine themselves to fit public need. It is because of this that she committed herself to library advocacy. While at Charleston County Library she founded and chaired Libraries Out Loud, a grassroots advocacy program to help restore funding to the library system by promoting libraries to the public as well as legislators and other elected officials throughout the state. Misty is Past President of the California Library Association.

James R. Dawe, Esq., Founding Chair

Mr. Dawe is member of the Executive Committee of the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. His legal practice focuses on real property, land use administrative and… More

Mr. Dawe is member of the Executive Committee of the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. His legal practice focuses on real property, land use administrative and environmental law. He has chaired numerous national, state and local library boards over two decades of volunteerism. Often referred to as “Mr. Library,” he served nine years as chairman of the San Diego Public Library Commission, eight years on the California Library Services/Library of California Board (three years as president), and eight years on the Board of the Urban Libraries Council Board (three years as chair). He served as statewide chair of the Prop. 14 $350 million library bond campaign in 2000. Mr. Dawe also was designated by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most influential library supporters of the Twentieth Century and was awarded the Trustee of the Year in 1995 by the American Library Association. He also received California Library Association’s President’s Award for efforts to improve library services throughout California and the nation (1999). He was named Volunteer of the Year in 2003 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition to his work with public libraries, he also has served on the Board and as an officer of various other community groups including the Downtown San Diego Partnership, San Diego Economic Development Corporation and Francis Parker School.


San Diego Library Foundation Staff

Library Shop

Jay Hill, Chief Executive Officer

Has 13 years of experience successfully supporting the library and has implemented several record-breaking donor campaigns. He managed the campaign that raised $85 million in… More

Has 13 years of experience successfully supporting the library and has implemented several record-breaking donor campaigns. He managed the campaign that raised $85 million in private contributions to support construction of the $185 million Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, one of the largest private library capital campaigns to date. He also brings more than two decades of sales marketing and editorial experience to his library fundraising work. Hill worked for major media companies in New York City, including ABC-TV and Newsweek magazine, which honored his team as their 1992 Employees of the Year. For his charity work, Hill was recognized as “New Yorker of the Week” by New York 1 News and named one of the “50 People to Watch” by San Diego magazine. Hill lives in University Heights and is an avid biker and a competitive tennis player. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego and a member of the RedCoat Committee which supports the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowl college football games and festivities.

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Megan Lim Blair, Development Director

Has nearly a decade of fund development experience. Prior work includes three years with Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, serving as Major Gifts Manager where she… More

Has nearly a decade of fund development experience. Prior work includes three years with Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, serving as Major Gifts Manager where she oversaw the organization's successful $5.5 million capital campaign. Megan began her career as a Development intern while still a student at Bowdoin College in Maine and completed a four-year term as an elected member of the Alumni Council. Megan's work experience also includes fund development and environmental science for a Boston-based nonprofit. Active in the community, Megan is a member of the Junior League of San Diego, a past Board member for the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Board Vice-President of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

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Jeff Rowland, Director of Finance

A CPA and a graduate of the Masters of Science in Taxation program at Walsh College of Troy, Michigan. Jeff started his literacy nonprofit career with Beyond Basics in Troy,… More

A CPA and a graduate of the Masters of Science in Taxation program at Walsh College of Troy, Michigan. Jeff started his literacy nonprofit career with Beyond Basics in Troy, Michigan, a one-on-one reading tutoring organization in the City of Detroit. Jeff worked as the Controller for more than five years, developing financial processes, organizational procedures, and programming. He increased revenue through more structured contracts as well as networking and soliciting corporate sponsorships. He has spent a great deal of his life studying literacy and its positive impact on communities. As a Young Leader Member with the Detroit Economics Club, he and 49 other young professionals met monthly with local CEO’s to discuss their keys to success as well as community improvement projects. He currently serves on the Board of Hope2Water as the co-founder and Treasurer.

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Charlie Goldberg, Director of Marketing

Has worked successfully in not-for-profit marketing for more than 25 years, since May of 2007 with the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Prior, Charlie headed marketing… More

Has worked successfully in not-for-profit marketing for more than 25 years, since May of 2007 with the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Prior, Charlie headed marketing and public relations for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, helping them exceed annual income and ticket sales goals despite a major hurricane. He directed public outreach on serious air pollution issues for a government regulatory agency in the San Joaquin Valley. He is the past Director of Communications for the San Diego-based international health care organization Project Concern International and for Baltimore’s Chamber of Commerce and economic development corporation. He holds Masters degrees in Journalism (Public Relations specialty) and Business Administration.

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Natalie Ganz, Major and Planned Gifts Director

Has an extensive professional background in philanthropy, including most recently as the Director of Gift Planning for Scripps Health where she helped to lead the team… More

Has an extensive professional background in philanthropy, including most recently as the Director of Gift Planning for Scripps Health where she helped to lead the team responsible for raising the planned giving support needed to further its health care mission. Prior, she served as the Director of Philanthropy/ Planned Giving at San Diego Hospice, where she focused her work on planned giving while working closely with all efforts of the Foundation. She earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California and is an inactive member of the California Bar Association. Natalie is a member of the Estate Planning Council of San Diego, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Toastmasters International and has high fluency in Spanish.

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Joy Malaise, Executive Assistant

Has extensive professional background including Assistant to the Market Executive and Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Interim Executive Assistant at the… More

Has extensive professional background including Assistant to the Market Executive and Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Interim Executive Assistant at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and more than 20 years in the news department at NBC 7/39. Joy has been the recipient of the 2008 TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) award and she was recognized as Top fundraiser (Pacesetter) for “MSABC” (Making Strides Against Breast Cancer) 2005 – 2012. She is a former member of the Border Sierra Regional Council of the American Cancer Society and a member of MSAG (Military Support Affinity Group) leadership team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Angelina Franco, Creative Services Manager

Has worked at the Library Foundation for almost 10 years providing administrative and graphic design support. She interned with the Foundation while finishing her studies in… More

Has worked at the Library Foundation for almost 10 years providing administrative and graphic design support. She interned with the Foundation while finishing her studies in Media Arts and then took a break to teach English in Korea in 2008. Angelina is a native San Diegan.

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Elise Ciez, Community Relations Specialist

Has nearly a decade of experience working in nonprofit organizations, specializing in visual arts and outreach. Prior work includes interning in the Communications department… More

Has nearly a decade of experience working in nonprofit organizations, specializing in visual arts and outreach. Prior work includes interning in the Communications department of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, three years as the Field Service Project Manager at the Balboa Art Conservation Center where she coordinated the regional outreach program, and most recently working in the Registrar’s office of the Brooklyn Museum. She holds a master’s degree in Art History from the Pratt Institute, and spent several years serving as a volunteer docent at the Timken Museum of Art.

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Jenna Anderson, Database Specialist

Has more than 3 years’ experience in database management and fund development for several reputable San Diego non-profits, including The USS Midway Museum, Solutions for… More

Has more than 3 years’ experience in database management and fund development for several reputable San Diego non-profits, including The USS Midway Museum, Solutions for Change, and Feeding America San Diego. A San Diego native with a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Certification in Fundraising and Development from UCSD Extension.

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Karen Terpstra, Staff Accountant

Karen Terpstra, Staff Accountant, is a graduate of Hope College (Holland, MI) with a BA in Business Administration with an accounting focus. An enrolled agent with the IRS… More

Karen Terpstra, Staff Accountant, is a graduate of Hope College (Holland, MI) with a BA in Business Administration with an accounting focus. An enrolled agent with the IRS since 1989 and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Karen started her career with a public accounting focus that included tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. A native of the Midwest, Karen moved to San Diego 5 years ago. She has a variety of accounting experiences including working with real estate professionals, remodelers, log home construction contractors, and various church non-profit activities. Her passion is in the non-profit arena, continued learning and challenges. Karen comes to the San Diego Public Library Foundation with 17 years of non-profit accounting experience 501(C)3 and 501(C)6. Send email.

Scott Ehrig-Burgess, Library Shop Manager