OUR LEADERSHIP

Committed to uplifting the mission of the Houston Public Library.

 
 
 

Board of Directors

 

Licia A. Green Ellis
Chairperson

Zarine M. Boyce
Vice-Chairperson

Tina Arias Peterman
Treasurer

Neil Thomas
Acting Secretary

Ryan Leach

Melinda Little

The Honorable Sue Lovell

Sheila Earthman Mayfield

Carme Williams, CFRE

Ex-Officio

The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Richard Carranza, Houston Independent School Systems, Superintendent

Committee Chair, Friends of the Houston Public Library

Rhea Lawson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Houston Public Library

Sally Swanson, Executive Director, Houston Library Foundation

 

 
 

Foundation Team

The Foundation team carries out the Board of Directors' strategic goals. The Foundation is out in the community, creating opportunities and connections to expand the reach and impact of the Houston Public Library.

 

Sally Swanson, CFRE
Executive Director

Rose Hinojosa
Marketing and Events Director

Sarah Suarez
Development Manager

Avis McCray
Executive Assistant

Anthony Barilla
Volunteer and Warehouse Coordinator

Bryan Cardenas
Volunteer and Warehouse Coordinator