Board & Staff
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.
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.
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 Devaney, Trustee Member
Leslie E. Devaney Partner Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz March 2005 – Present (9 years 2 months) As the current City Attorney of Del Mar and Murrieta, Ms. Devaney, focuses… More
Leslie E. Devaney Partner Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz March 2005 – Present (9 years 2 months) As the 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 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. City of Del Mar. City Attorney (2009 – present). City of Murrieta. City Attorney (2007 – present). City of Chula Vista. Special Counsel (2008 – present). Chula Vista Board of Ethics. Special Counsel (2012 – present). San Diego Convention Center Corporation. General Corporate Counsel (2012 – present). San Diego Ethics Commission. Associate General Counsel (2011 – present). San Diego Police Foundation. General Corporate Counsel (2008 – 2013). Board Member (2013 – present). Southeastern Economic Development Corporation. Corporate Counsel (2008 – 2013). Southwestern Community College District. Special Counsel, (2010 – present). Executive Assistant City Attorney City of San Diego – City Attorney’s Office (1984 – 1992, 1996 – 2005) 17 years. City of San Diego – City Attorney’s office; criminal prosecution and civil litigation (1984 – 1992). Sat with and advised the City Council, Rules Committee and Redevelopment Agency on Brown Act, Public Records Act, City Charter, policies, administrative regulations, Ethics Commission, Conflicts, Roberts Rules of Order, etc. Filled in for City Attorney on all City Attorney functions when needed and operationally ran the office of 150 attorneys and 350 total employees. Prepared for, staged, and presented matters for the City Council’s Closed Sessions. Supervised and advised on Elections, Employment, Public Contracting, Code Enforcement, Liability and Litigation, Real Property, and Public Safety units. Code Enforcement: Criminal prosecution of misdemeanors including DUI’s, assaults, resisting arrests. (1996 – 2005). AIG Counsel (1992 – 1996). University of San Diego Doctor of Law (J.D.) 1980 – 1983. University of California, San Diego Political Science and Government 1976 – 1979.
Al Ferris, Trustee Member
Al Ferris, the senior founding principal of Ferris & Britton, was admitted to the California Bar in 1964. He has been Of Counsel to the firm since retiring from active law… More
Al Ferris, the senior founding principal of Ferris & Britton, was admitted to the California Bar in 1964. He has been Of Counsel to the firm since retiring from active law practice in 2002. Since then has functioned as a private judge in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations. He also has been an investor in start-up technology compames. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University and also studied at Harvard. Upon graduation in 1963, he served as law clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. In 1967 he became a partner in another prominent San Diego law firm before forming his own firm in 1968. Prior to assuming his current Of Counsel role, Mr. Ferris served as the principal in charge of the firm's business department. He is a member of the California, American and San Diego Bar Associations. He has served as chair and member of various California committees and boards. He is on the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is a past member of the International Mediation Institute at The Hague. He is currently vice chair of Primerus International. He previously has served as adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego Law School. He is on the boards of directors of a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Rick Jimenez, Trustee Member
Rick Jimenez serves as Vice President of Employee Communications & Engagement for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Rick leads three functional teams which include Employee… More
Rick Jimenez serves as Vice President of Employee Communications & Engagement for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Rick leads three functional teams which include Employee Communications, focused on developing the company’s internal communication strategy to help inform, connect, engage and inspire employees; Employee Engagement, focused on creating, implementing and managing engagement, recognition and culture-related programs; and Community Engagement focused on Qualcomm’s philanthropic giving and volunteerism programs.
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.
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.
Andrea Moser, Trustee Member
Former Vice President of Communications, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute Andrea Moser is former Vice President of Communications at Sanford Burnham Medical… More
Former Vice President of Communications, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute Andrea Moser is former Vice President of Communications at Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute (Now SBP Medical Discovery Institute). Moser was responsible for external and internal communications, including media relations, web-based outreach, and other activities essential to highlighting the research conducted at the Institute’s locations in La Jolla, Santa Barbara and at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining the Institute, Moser was Vice President of Economic Development and Marketing at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. In that capacity, she worked to promote the San Diego region as a location for business. Moser also worked with CONNECT, an internationally-recognized program serving technology entrepreneurs. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a degree in journalism and creative writing and earned her M.B.A. at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.
Bill Pope, Trustee Member
As a SCORE volunteer mentor I specialize in commercial insurance, business planning, buying & selling businesses, and marketing for emerging and small businesses. I enjoy… More
As a SCORE volunteer mentor I specialize in commercial insurance, business planning, buying & selling businesses, and marketing for emerging and small businesses. I enjoy being a mentor and I’ve spent 35+ years as an insurance specialist and agency owner. I designed insurance and risk management programs for small to large businesses. And I negotiated the acquisition and sale of several businesses, including my company. The company that our team built was John Burnham Insurance Services. It is based in San Diego where I still live with my wife. We built it into a top 100 independent insurance broker in the U.S. and sold it in 2002 to Union Bank Insurance Services. The bank in turn sold the company in 2006 to BB&T Insurance Services, a top 10 independent insurance broker. Three fun facts about me: I love to travel and have hiked in the Himalayas; my grandfather was a pioneer of silent film in Cuba; and I collect historic firemarks. Don’t know what a firemark is? Visit another collector's Pinterest board and find out: https://www.pinterest.com/tomcassisa/firemarks/. Also see www.firemarkcircle.org.
Pat Wilson, Trustee Member
Pat Wilson is a long-time fan and supporter of public libraries in general and the SDPL in particular; her local branch is North Clairemont, where she is a Lifetime Member of… More
Pat Wilson is a long-time fan and supporter of public libraries in general and the SDPL in particular; her local branch is North Clairemont, where she is a Lifetime Member of the Friends. After a career in computer systems administration and security, she attended law school and became a licensed California attorney in 2013. Pat currently practices Equine Law and is moving into pro-bono Immigration work. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and a member of the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest’s Philanthropy Committee. Besides reading, her main hobby is riding horses.
Lee Winslett, Trustee Member
Lee Winslett is the Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s New Markets Tax Credit Group where he leads a team of specialized lenders that provides debt… More
Lee Winslett is the Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s New Markets Tax Credit Group where he leads a team of specialized lenders that provides debt and tax credit equity to high-impact redevelopment projects and community facilities in underserved and emerging markets. Since 2003, the group has completed over $2 billion in transactions. The portfolio includes investments in mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, high-impact real estate projects, community facilities, and financial intermediaries that provide loans to small businesses. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Winslett held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo in its commercial and real estate lending areas representing a span of 25+ years in banking. Mr. Winslett is actively involved in civic affairs, having served as a board member on several housing and economic development related non-profits. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, a non-profit affordable housing developer, and Craft 3, a well-regarded Community Development Financial Institution operating principally in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Winslett is also on the loan committee for Vital Healthcare Capital, a national non-profit focused on providing capital to community-based healthcare clinics, and serves on the governance committee for the Wells Fargo Foundation, one of the top corporate donors in the nation with an annual gifting budget of $300+ million. Mr. Winslett studied applied mathematics at Stanford University and received degrees in business and economics from the University of California Los Angeles.
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
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.Send email.
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.Send email.
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.Send email.
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.Send email.
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.Send email.
Jerry Tomaszewicz, Executive Assistant
Angelina Franco, Marketing & Volunteer Manager
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.Send email.
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.
Kymberly Mueller, Development Associate
Scott Ehrig-Burgess, Library Shop Manager