Board of Directors

Time, Talent and Treasure

The Library Foundation meets approximately six times each year to provide strategic direction and assist with the execution of a comprehensive action plan. Directors serve on at least one committee and are elected for a three year term. Additionally, all Directors financially support the initiatives and priorities of the Foundation, either directly or indirectly, at a level that is comfortable for each individual’s situation.

Perhaps the most significant contribution of each Foundation Director is demonstrated through "Ambassadorship," sharing the Library's transformation story and generating increased awareness of the Library's important, sustaining and educational role in the community. The Directors are highly-qualified and dynamic community leaders who infuse the Foundation with caring guidance to ensure the Library sustains excellence through future funding fluctuations and continues to serve the community while encouraging innovation.

Thank you to our Board of Directors!

Donerik Black
City of Dayton
Human Relations Council

Adrienne Daniels
Shook Construction

Susan DeLuca
The New York Times Company, Retired

Barbara Hayde
Community Volunteer

Kjirsten Frank Hoppe
RLS & Associates

Katy Kelly
University of Dayton Libraries

Yvette Kelly-Fields
Miami University

Tom Lasley
Learn to Earn Dayton

Sierra Leone
Signature Educational Solutions

Moses Mbeseha
The Conscious Connect, Inc.

David Melin
PNC Bank

Michael Merz
United States District Court

Joseph Oehlers
Bieser Greer & Landis

Marc Reynolds
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Walter Reynolds
Porter Wright

Paul Robinson
CareSource

Holley Thompson
Sweeney’s Seafood Bar and Grill

Katherine Thornburg
Irongate Inc., Realtors

Ann Charles Watts
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


From Diane Farrell, Director of External Relations and Development, "Our Directors are believers; they understand the importance of vibrant libraries in the community. They are thoughtful. They are a group of inspired ambassadors who set a precedent as the Dayton Metro Library Foundation takes its roots and establishes best practices to prolong the groundswell of enthusiasm for the Libraries for a Smarter Future projects."

© Dayton Metro Library, 2021