Board of Trustees

 

A Board of Trustees has governed the Wood Library Association since its founding. The Board meets the fourth Monday of the month at Wood Library at 5 PM. Meetings are open to the public and are listed on the Wood Library Calendar. If you have any questions in the interim, please call Executive Director Jenny Goodemote at 585.394.1381.

Wood Library Seeks Qualified Trustee Candidates

Applications for positions on the Wood Library Board of Trustees are now available at the Library Service Desk, and online at woodlibrary.org/trustee. The application deadline is November 17, 2016.

Trustees will be elected to 3-year terms at the Annual Meeting of the Wood Library Association on January 18, 2017. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be willing to perform the duties of Library Trustee as described below, and abide by the Association’s Bylaws and Policies. Regular Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Library. As described in the Wood Library Association Bylaws, Library Trustees have the following duties:

  • Supervise the Library Director. Select and hire a qualified Library Director when required.
  • Secure adequate funding for the Library’s service programs and operations
  • Approve the Library’s annual operating budget
  • Exercise oversight and stewardship of Library funds
  • Adopt policies and procedures
  • Promote and be an advocate for Wood Library
  • Financially support Wood Library to the best of one’s ability

Applicants may review a copy of the Wood Library Association’s Bylaws and Policies at the Library Service Desk or online at woodlibrary.org/bylaws. For more information call Director Jenny Goodemote at 585-394-1381.

Wood Library Trustee Application

 

2016 Meeting Dates:

Annual Meeting: 5:00 PM
Monday January 18

Regular Meetings: 5:00 PM
Jan 25 – Feb 22 – Mar 21 – Apr 25 – May 23 – June 27 – July 25 – Aug 22 – Sept 26 – Oct 24 – Nov 28 – Dec 19

2016 Minutes: Jan 2016 – Feb 2016 – Mar 2016 – Apr 2016 – May 2016 – Jun 2016 – Jul 2016 – Aug 2016 – Sept 2016 – Oct 2016 – Nov 2016 – Dec 2016

2015 Minutes: Jan 2015Feb 2015Mar 2015 – Apr 2015 – May 2015 – Jun 2015 – Jul 2015 – Aug 2015 – Sept 2015 – Oct 2015 – Nov 2015 – Dec 2015

2014 Minutes: Jan 2014Feb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014May 2014Jun 2014Jul 2014Aug 2014Sept. 2014 – Oct 2014  – Nov 2014Dec 2014

 

Wood Library Trustees:

 

Kathi NevinPresident:
Kathi Nevin (Term 2014 – 2016)
Email: [email protected]
Kathi Nevin has been involved in the Canandaigua community for over 20 years. Some of her past experience includes President of Friends of Wood Library, Director of Arts at the Gardens, Director of Canandaigua Business Improvement District, President of Gleaners Community Kitchen Advisory Board and Development Specialist at FF Thompson Foundation. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Kathi and husband Phil raised three children – Michelle (Alex), Tim and Christina – and are now enjoying their grandson, Daniel. Wood Library has always played a prominent role in her family and Kathi is very excited to have an opportunity to once more work with an organization that she holds dear.

 

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Vice President:
John Casey (Term 2015 – 2017)
Email: [email protected]
John Casey was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and has called Canandaigua home since 1991. He is a retired construction executive of more than 30 years who headed up such notable projects as Frontier Field, Canandaigua Post Office building, Canandaigua Fire Department building, Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Caribbean, a $192 million condominium and Art Deco-era hotel restoration in Miami, FL. He has served on and presided over numerous boards, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Rochester Branch, Builders Exchange of Rochester, and Rochester Spinal Association. John lives in Canandaigua with his wife, Christina, and their twins, Marlena and Johnny.

 

3Treasurer:
Suzanne O’Connor (Term 2015 – 2017)
Email:[email protected]
Sue has been a Canandaigua resident since 2013. She earned a BS from Clarkson University and began her public accounting career in Rochester, NY. Sue has since served in various accounting and finance managerial positions in organizations as varied as a Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company and an automobile finance company, of which she was one of the four founders, before turning to the not-for-profit sector. She is currently the Managing Director of Finance & Administration for High Tech Rochester. Sue holds a CPA license and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, and enjoying Canandaigua Lake.

 

Secretary:
Tina Manzer (Term 2014 – 2016)
Email:[email protected]
 A Finger Lakes native, Tina has lived in Canandaigua for 30 years. She grew up loving libraries – the one in her hometown of Waterloo is one of the oldest library buildings in the state that still operates as its original intended use. Her mother was the librarian there after she retired from teaching. Tina works as an editor and writer for Geneva-based Fahy-Williams Publishing, a firm that specializes in trade magazines for niche retail segments including toys, fine art materials and teacher resources. She has two grown sons, Aaron and Jordan, and an ancient husky named Blitz.
 
 
 Trustee:
Paul Bringewatt (Term 2008-2016)
Email: [email protected]
Paul Bringewatt has been on the library board since 2007. He has worked in local government in Canandaigua and Rochester. Paul is retired from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and the University of Pennsylvania. Paul and his wife Maggie enjoy playing with their little grandson.
 

 

rick1Trustee:
Rick (Richard) Richmond (Term 2016-2018)
Email: [email protected]
Rick Richmond has been a Canandaigua resident since 2006. He is a semi-retired specialist in scientific business development. Rick was a co-founder of Turbett Surgical, SiMPore, Diffinity Genomics, STS Biopolymers, Panorama Plastics, Gradient Lens, Microdispersions, Fairfield Cosmetics, and Medisperse. He has a BS from St. Lawrence University and
MBA and MS from the University of Rochester. Rick is a member of the
advisory board of the University of Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology and a founding member of the Rochester Angel Network. He is a past member of the University of Rochester Libraries’ Advisory Council, past Director of the Health Care Industry Association, and Excell Partners investment fund advisory board and past President of the Rochester High Technology
Business Council. He enjoys kayaking, sailing, traveling, and especially, reading.

 

Craig RossTrustee:
Craig Ross (Term 2014 – 2016)
Email: [email protected]
Craig Ross has lived in Canandaigua since 2004, he is married to Heather and has two children ages 4 and 7. Craig currently works at the College at Brockport as the Associate Director of Residential Life, where is responsible for the $18 million residential campus budget. Craig has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, a Masters of Business Administration and is finishing up a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo.

 
Trustee:
Quinn Marie Morris (Term 2014 – 2016)
Email:[email protected]
Quinn Marie Morris, grew up in Canandaigua spending many hours at the Wood Library. Some of her fondest childhood memories include attending Mrs. Ferris’ pajama story-time with her sisters. Due in part to these wonderful memories, she became interested in becoming part of the Board of Trustees, joining in 2014. She is a graduate of Ithaca College and Albany Law School. In 2012, she returned to Canandaigua after living and working in Albany, NY. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
 
 
dCotterTrustee:
Donna Cotter (Term 2014 – 2016)
Email: [email protected]
Donna and her husband Don enjoy living in Canandiagua. They have two grown children. Donna has a bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. Her professional career includes time spent as a staff accountant, sales representative and sales trainer/recruiter. Most recently, Donna has taken on the role of Literacy Program Coordinator for Ontario County at Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates. Donna has served the Canandaigua community as a coordinated Childcare Development Program (C.C.D.P.) board member, Granger Homestead volunteer, active parent volunteer at the Canandaigua City School District and C.C.S.D. Board of Education member. Her interests include travel, reading, gardening, hiking, visiting with customers behind the bar at Naked Dove Brewery and community service.
 

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 Trustee:
 Deb Gregory (Term 2015 – 2017)
 Email: [email protected]
Deb Gregory was born in the Finger Lakes area and is a graduate of Marcus Whitman High School. After earning a BA from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in music education, she got a teaching job teaching instrumental music in the Brewster Central School District. Deb continued her educational pursuits by earning an MS in music education from Western Connecticut State University and an administrative degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She was promoted to the administrative ranks in Brewster, where she served as a middle school principal, high school principal, and eventually Assistant Superintendent of schools. During her administrative years, Deb earned her Ed.D. in Supervision and Administration from Fordham University. In 2010, she and her husband, Pete, retired to Canandaigua. Deb currently is employed by Keuka College, where she is the Program Manager/Adjunct Instructor for the Management Division of the Accelerated Programs for Adult Students. She and Pete love traveling and enjoying living on beautiful Canandaigua Lake.
 
 
MartyDanielsTrustee:
Marty Daniels (Term 2016-2018)
Email: [email protected]
Marty has been a Canandaigua resident for the past ten years. She is retired from Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES where she worked her entire career, first as a special education teacher, then as an administrator. Marty attended SUNY Geneseo and Brockport for her degrees and certificates. She has been an active member of the Friends of Wood for the past four years and treasurer for three. Marty has enjoyed many of Wood Library’s programs, speakers, films and of course, books! She also enjoys gardening, knitting, traveling and staying active to keep up with her five grandkids.
 
 
 TammraSchillerTrustee:
Tammra Schiller (Term 2016-2018)
Email:[email protected]
Tammra is a lifelong resident of Canandaigua. She has a Master of Science degree in Management from Keuka College.  Tammra has been in the finance field for sixteen years and currently works as an Assistant Vice President/Manager at Five Star Bank located in Canandaigua. In addition, she serves in a dual capacity as she works as a licensed Wealth Consultant and Registered Paraplanner for Five Star Investment Services.  Tammra’s community involvement includes the Thompson Hospital Guild board and chairing the annual fashion show, Professional Women of the Finger Lakes, and she is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua.  Tammra has spent many hours at the Wood Library since she was five years old, and now spends time here with her seven year old son, Quinn. In her free time, Tammra enjoys camping, golf, and travel with Quinn and her husband, Mike.
 
 CurtisHillTrustee:
Curtis Hill (Term 2016-2018)
Email: [email protected]
Curtis “Curt” Hill recently joined the alumni relations and development staff of The Aquinas Institute of Rochester. His previous work was as Leadership Giving Officer on SUNY Brockport’s successful $25 million campaign. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.  Curt also has more than fifteen years’ management experience in municipal and state service and nearly twenty years’ management experience in the private sector. He specializes in creating community and in developing people and their organizations.
Curt holds a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and has completed graduate studies at SUNY Brockport and the University of Rochester. He made Canandaigua his home in 2011 and loves the area and especially its people.
 
Trustee:
Colleen Klintworth (Term 2016-2018)
Email: [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Director:
Jenny Goodemote
Email: [email protected]
Jenny joined the staff at Wood Library in 2005 as the Reference and Young Adult Librarian. During her six year in that position, she enhanced teen programming by offering a monthly Teen Nite, a teen baking competition, a recording studio tour, a sandcastle contest, and a summer drama club, to name just a few. She regularly visits the schools and other youth organizations to promote reading. Jenny graduated from the University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies. Her career highlights include bringing the Big Read, a community read program, to Canandaigua for three consecutive years and being promoted to Assistant Director in 2010 and to Executive Director in 2012. Jenny and her husband, Steve, have a daughter and a son. Jenny is an avid baker and a Buffalo Sabres fan.