BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months at 7 PM via a hybrid of virtual and in person attendance. Please contact Library Director Alyssa Zolkiewicz at zolkiewicza@einetwork.net if you are interested in attending.

If interested in serving on our Board of Trustees, please review the duties and
responsibilities here. Download the application here and return it to the library.

GERARD (Jerry) EONTA

BOARD TERM: MARCH 2018 - DECEMBER 2021

SECRETARY: MAY 2020 - DECEMBER 2021

EDUCATION:  BA ENGLISH FICTION WRITING, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

OCCUPATION:  RETIRED FROM EBSCO PUBLISHING. SPENT 32 YEARS SELLING

FOR THE WORLD'S LARGEST PROVIDER OF ELECTRONIC RESEARCH DATABASES. 

PERSONALLY VISITED AND WORKED WITH OVER 2000 ACADEMIC, SCHOOL,

PUBLIC, MEDICAL AND CORPORATE LIBRARIES

RESIDENCE:  LIVES IN CRAFTON PA SINCE 1985 WITH HIS WIFE.  ALSO HAS TWO CHILDREN AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  PREVIOUSLY SPENT TEN YEARS COACHING OVER 50 AMATEUR SPORTS TEAMS. CURRENTLY SPENDS EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  HAVING THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AS A CLIENT

AND THE FIRST TIME WALKING INTO THE INCREDIBLE FACILITY

PAUL KOHBERGER

BOARD TERM: FEBRUARY 2019 - DECEMBER 2021

PRESIDENT: MAY 2020 - DECEMBER 2021

EDUCATION: BS IN PSYCHOLOGY & MASTERS IN LIBRARY SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

OCCUPATION:  RETIRED AFTER 45+ YEARS IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM AT PITT. POSITIONS INCLUDED HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

RESIDENCE:  LIVES IN CRAFTON SINCE 1987 WITH HIS WIFE, PATRICIA

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  CRAFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 1999-2000. PARTICIPATED IN THE PLANNING OF MOVING THE LIBRARY TO ITS CURRENT LOCATION.

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  I MET MY FUTURE WIFE, PATRICIA, IN HILLMAN LIBRARY WHEN I WAS A STUDENT WORKER!

CHERYL TALERICO

BOARD TERM: APRIL 2019 - APRIL 2022

TREASURER: MAY 2020 - MAY 2021

EDUCATION: B.S.B.A., MARKETING, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

OCCUPATION: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AT SISTERSON & CO. LLP, A PITTSBURGH-BASED CPA FIRM

RESIDENCE: LIVES IN MCCANDLESS, PA, WITH HER HUSBAND AND TWO CHILDREN

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: JDRF OF WESTERN PA, DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF PITTSBURGH BUDDY WALK COMMITTEE

FAVORITE LIBRARY MEMORY: WHEN I WAS YOUNG, WE LIVED IN NEW JERSEY AND I REMEMBER GOING TO THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY WHEN I WAS ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD. I WAS OVERWHELMED WITH THE SIZE AND NEVER FORGOT THAT “OLD LIBRARY” SCENT!

andrea marquis

BOARD TERM: JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

EDUCATION:  BA LIBERAL STUDIES, ASIAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE, MANDARIN CHINESE CONCENTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

OCCUPATION:  CURRENTLY A SALES HEADHUNTER FOR TECH STARTUPS, BUT I HAVE ALSO WORKED IN SMALL B2B SALES, WORKED FOR VENDORS AT FARMERS MARKETS, AND WORKED IN THE BOUTIQUE YARN INDUSTRY DESIGNING KNITTING PATTERNS, SELLING WHOLESALE YARN, AND TEACHING PEOPLE TO KNIT AN CROCHET

RESIDENCE:  LIVES IN IDLEWOOD AREA OF CRAFTON SINCE 2004, AFTER RENTING AN APARTMENT AROUND THE CORNER FOR 4 YEARS

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  GARDEN LEADER/VOLUNTEER FOR CRAFTON COMMUNITY FARM, TREASURER AND VOLUNTEER FOR THE CRAFTON INGRAM FOOD PANTRY, VOLUNTEER ADMIN FOR THE LOCAL BUY NOTHING PROJECT FACEBOOK GROUP

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  I ATTENDED A POT LUCK AT THE CRAFTON PUBLIC LIBRARY WHERE EVERYONE PICKED A RECIPE FROM A BOOKBOOK AND BROUGHT IT TO SHARE. IT WAS A FUN EVENING MEETING NEW NEIGHBORS AND EATING HOMEMADE FOOD THAT TASTED LIKE IT WAS MADE BY PROFESSIONAL CHEFS!

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SHARON WILSON

BOARD TERM: JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

EDUCATION:  PhD IN PSYCHOLOGY FROM DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

OCCUPATION:  LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE AND PROFESSOR AT CLARION UNIVERSITY

RESIDENCE:  HAS LIVED IN CRAFTON FOR 47 YEARS AND RAISED 6 CHILDREN HERE

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  CARLYNTON SCHOOL BOARD FOR 16 YEARS, VARIOUS POSITIONS WITH THE SCOUTS

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  I ATTENDED A PRESENTATION AT CPL BY THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE FIRST WOMAN TO WALK THE LENGTH OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL.

anna maria mihalega

BOARD TERM: JULY 2021 - JULY 2024

EDUCATION:  BA IN HISTORY FROM THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER, MA IN POPULAR CULTURE FROM BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, MLIS FROM UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

OCCUPATION:  25+ YEARS IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN DIFFERENT ROLES, INCLUDING INSTRUCTOR, LIBRARIAN, ARCHIVIST, AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIST

RESIDENCE:  I LIVE IN THORNBURG WITH MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN.

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  VARIOUS VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AT MY CHILDREN'S SCHOOL AND IN MY COMMUNITY

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  THIS IS NOT REALLY A FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT, BUT RATHER A MOMENTOUS DECISION THAT I MADE TO BECOME A LIBRARIAN. SOME TIME AGO, I MADE THE DECISION TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH’S LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES PROGRAM. I COULD HAVE LOOKED AT SCHOOLS IN MY HOME STATE, BUT SOMETHING TOLD ME TO PACK MY BAGS AND ATTEND PITT. I ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO JUST STAY FOR A YEAR TO FINISH THE PROGRAM. INSTEAD, I FELL IN LOVE WITH PITTSBURGH, AND MANY YEARS AND MANY ADVENTURES LATER, I AM STILL HERE!

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daniel mckay

BOARD TERM: AUGUST 2021 - AUGUST 2024

EDUCATION:  BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, 2008, ATTENDED PENN STATE HARRISBURG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FROM 2010 TO 2012 PURSUING A MASTER’S IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 

OCCUPATION:  4506/SSA-89 SPECIALIST WITH DATAVERIFY

RESIDENCE:  LIVED IN CRAFTON SINCE NOVEMBER 2014

OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  NONE

FAVORITE LIBRARY MOMENT:  PROBABLY PERUSING THE LIBRARY’S QUITE IMPRESSIVE DVD COLLECTION (IF YOU LOOK AT MY CHECKOUT RECORDS OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE PROBABLY CHECKED OUT THE INCREDIBLE HULK TV SERIES MORE TIMES THAN I CAN REMEMBER).