Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2022 Board Members


  • Melissa Stillman



  • Erica Lee



  • Almeda Sun



  • Irene McNutt


  • Michael Donohue
  • Susie Findell
  • Katherine Flury
  • Joseph I. Goldstein
  • Mark Guillette
  • Fred D. Harvey
  • Cathy Kennedy
  • Thomas R. Kohler
  • Dave Lehman
  • Douglas Richards


The Friends remember our longtime Board Member and friend, Joseph I. (Joe) Goldstein, who passed away on August 26, 2022. Joe served on the Friends Board for over 15 years, and was Board President from 2019-2021. Joe helped guide the organization through the challenges of 2020 with professionalism and humanity, and was an advocate for us as we reopened with care. Joe could often be found at the pricing table at our weekend book sales, mingling with customers and talking about favorite authors, and he always went out of his way to promote the library system in our community. Joe was an avid reader and created what has become one of our most popular annual events, the Southwest Author Series, held each spring at the Southwest Library. In addition to his service on the Friends Board, Joe also served on the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips for over 20 years. The Friends send their sincere condolences to Joe’s family and friends, and we will always cherish the years he spent with us.

Video Tribute to Joe

Remembering Joe Goldstein