Board of Directors


Betsy GiordanoPresident

Carolyn Holt, VP/Secretary

Thomas DeVita, Treasurer

John Atlas

Christina Bergantino

Gerald Chaney

Cathy Choi

Kathleen Entwistle

Shoshana Feiner

Richard Fels

Doug Frisina

Janet Fricke

William Gulya

Joan Harrington

Glenn Harris

Glenn Jorgensen, Founding President

Cara Murray

Melanie Stern, Former President

Renu Vitale


Nancy Greene, Library Director

Dan Cummings, Board of Trustees

Paul McCarthy, President, RPL Friends


The Ridgewood Public Library Foundation Board of Directors consists of up to 21 directors. The Board has three officers, President, Vice President/Secretary, and Treasurer.


New Board Members and officers are elected by the current Board members. The Nominating Committee presents a recommended list of directors and officers to be voted on at the Annual Board Meeting each November. Directors serve one and two-year terms. Each director is requested to serve on one or two committees which include governance, finance, investment, media, events, and fundraising.



Scheduled Meetings for 2019-2020 are:

  • November 13th

  • January 5th (Board Retreat)

  • March 11th

  • May 13th

  • June 10th

  • September 9th

  • November 11th

Associate Directors

Associate Directors are kept apprised of all Board activities. They are requested to attend a limited number of meetings and are given the opportunity to participate in selected events or projects.  The Foundation is grateful to each for their past and ongoing service and support of the Library.

  • Marie Bicks
  • Harlan Coben
  • Daniel Cumming 
  • Tony Damiano
  • Elia Desruisseau
  • Catherine Donnelly

  • Thomas Dougherty
  • Carla Fels
  • Andrew Fisher
  • Kathleen Gatens
  • Paul Goldberg
  • Joshua Grunat
  • Jacques Harlow
  • Gwenn Hauck
  • Phyllis Heilborn
  • Teresa Hutchins
  • Jeffrey Karpf
  • Michelle Lenhard
  • Stacey Loscalzo
  • Anne McDonnell
  • William Meakem
  • Barbara Moreira
  • Ryan Phelps

  • Joan Popkin
  • Deborah Primiano
  • Albert Pucciarelli
  • Ellen Quinn
  • Anne Ramsey
  • Catherine Redlich
  • Rahul Sharma
  • Jennifer Stillman
  • Fred Strype

125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone:  201-670-5609

The Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 corporation.

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