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
Elizabeth Bowman, Vice-President – Librarian, Santa Barbara City College
Brooke McDermott, Treasurer – Attorney, Ambrecht & McDermott, LLP
Jim Sterne, Secretary – Owner, Rising Media, Inc.


Mark Cardona – Attorney, Cardona Law
Emily Engel – Independent Scholar
Jim Jackson – Chief Operating Officer, Alisal Guest Ranch
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
Kristan O’Donnell – Community Volunteer