Humboldt Library Foundation Welcomes New Board Members Ciara Emery, Mary Gelinas and Rob Amerman
The Humboldt Library Foundation recently brought on three new members to its board of directors, each of whom brings a wealth of community involvement and passion for the public library to their new role.
Ciara Emery is a graduate of Humboldt State University, Summa Cum Laude, where she obtained a Master of Social Science in Environment and Community and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ciara received several awards during her college career and recently was one of 12 students selected to represent HSU in the CSU Student Research Competition for her graduate thesis work. In the community Ciara works in the Office of Congressman Jared Huffman, volunteers for the Humboldt County Democrats and is President of the Humboldt Young Democrats. She is originally from the Central Valley.
Mary Gelinas is a Managing Director of Gelinas James, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to process design, facilitator, and leadership excellence. She has more than 40 years experience as an organization development consultant, process designer, facilitator, educator and author. Mary helps leaders, organizations, boards and communities create their desired futures. She is co-director or the Cascadia Center for Leadership, a program of the Humboldt Area Foundation.
Rob Amerman attended Denver University and graduated last year from Portland University with a Masters degree in Social Work. He currently works as a Supervising Case Manager for Arcata House. Rob is not a stranger to volunteering and has volunteered with Bernie 2020 Humboldt, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the City of Arcata and KHSU Public Radio. Since its founding, HLF has issued annual grants to the library totaling over $1.3 million. Contributions to the Humboldt Library Foundation enrich the lives of families, students and seniors. Donations can be made easily through our website. Participate in the popular Buy a Book campaign, join the Book A Month Club or become a member of the Board of Sponsors.