BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Annemarie Maini

President

Annemarie Maini and her husband moved to South Orange in 2004 with their two sons. Annemarie has deep roots in community service and believes the library should be the center of our community.

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Kendra Kessler

Treasurer

Kendra Kessler was born and raised in Oregon. In 2017, Kendra and her husband relocated to New Jersey, along with their 3-year old and 9-month old daughters (now 7 and almost 5). They spent 2 years in the Morristown area before moving to South Orange in June 2019.

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Tonia Moore

Secretary

Tonia Moore retired after forty five years as an educator of adolescents. She joined the Friends of the South Orange Public Library and has served as its President for the last five years.

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Susie Adamson

After a series of moves up and down the East Coast, Susie Adamson and her family moved to Maplewood in 2007 and then to South Orange in 2013. From her early days in this community, Susie has made it a priority to serve her neighbors.

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Sandra Dickerson

Ms. Dickerson retired after nearly thirty years with the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel all of which as a member of the Office of Counsel, Military Sealift Command.

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Tracy

Carroll

A South Orange resident for over 25 years, Tracy (and her husband, Kenny,) raised two Columbia High School graduates who have subsequently graduated from college.

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Karen Hartshorn Hilton

For the last 25 years, Karen Hartshorn Hilton has worked to make the world a better place through her work with government, non-profits and political organizations.

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Petra Chu

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu recently retired from Seton Hall University, where she taught art history and museum studies for forty-seven year. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century art, a field in which she published several books, including a college textbook. 

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Kevin O'Connell

Kevin O’Connell has lived in South Orange since 1993 with his wife Lyn Aleksandrowicz and their two children, Magdalena and Declan.

 

As a self-taught mural artist and entrepreneur, he has painted his way from Milwaukee to New York and New Jersey

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Judith Chelius Stark, Ph.D.

Judith Chelius Stark, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Seton Hall University where she has taught for over thirty years. 

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