Board service makes the community stronger and connects to opportunities.

The Board of Directors serve as ambassador’s who share the Library’s message with colleagues and friends. They support and reflect the core social values of equal access, democracy, diversity, education, intellectual freedom, preservation, privacy, the public good, and social responsibility.


Nicolas Jimenez


Michele Leal


Dimitri Millas


Jessica Kemp St. Rose


Board Members

Alisha Adatia

Nicholas Sawicki

Heaven Chee

Teran Smith

John Mangum

Ex-Officio Members

Mayor John Whitmire

Mayor of Houston

Dr. Cynthia Wilson

Interim Director, Houston Public Library

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.