Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation Board of Directors is a diverse group of active community members who are passionate about supporting the growth of our local community by strengthening our public libraries.


Anne Howard, President – Episcopal priest, Library Volunteer
Emily Engel, Vice President – Independent Scholar
Brooke McDermott, Treasurer – Attorney, Ambrecht & McDermott, LLP
Jim Sterne, Secretary – Owner, Rising Media, Inc.


Alan Brumberger
Mark Cardona – Attorney, Cardona Law
Susan Case- Retired: former business owner, part time college instructor
Bob Fulmer-
Jim Jackson – Chief Operating Officer, Alisal Guest Ranch
Irene Kelly- Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Linda Lorenzen – Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Roy Martinez – Vice President/Client Manager, City National Bank
Art Merovick – Retired Headmaster, Laguna Blanca School and Retired Development Director, Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara
Stephanie Riordan- Sr. Marketing Strategist, Coca-Cola