Our Board

Nancy H. Davis – President

Nancy H. Davis has more than twenty years of experience in public, academic, and special libraries including the New Castle County Library system, Temple University, the DuPont. Co, and the Franklin Mint.

For 27 years, Nancy was a partner in The Ivy Group, a small full-service marketing and business development firm. She devoted most of her time conducting community needs assessments and developing strategic plans for large library systems across the United States. In her capacity as a consultant, she mentored library directors, facilitated training programs for library boards of trustees, and made presentations to elected officials.

Nancy served as President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Foundation for Entrepreneurial Women of NAWBO. Ms. Davis is a founding member of the Library Foundation of Delaware County.

Currently, Nancy sits on the Board of First Book Philadelphia, an all-volunteer organization that distributes free, new books to children who reside in economically disadvantaged households in the greater Philadelphia area.

Nancy attended undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University and received a Master of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Pittsburgh.



Peter Mardinly – Treasurer

Peter has served on the Library Foundation Board of Delaware County since its inception. As a thirty year resident of Concord Township, as well as an almost lifelong county resident, Peter has the interest, skill, and commitment needed to enhance life here in the county.

Professionally he works as an attorney in Media focusing on real estate, business, taxation and estates at Paul Flandreau & Berger, LLP. Peter is a graduate of Penncrest High School, Yale University, Boston University of Law and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Temple University of Law.

Peter is an active and accomplished Rotarian – serving as past District Governor of Rotary International District 7450, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Media, numerous committee positions, twice served as District Secretary as well as three years on the Board of Directors.

He was named Volunteer of the Year for his leadership during the opening of the Rocky Run YMCA and served on its board for more than twenty years leaving only to focus on Rotary. Additionally, Peter is past president of the Delaware County Attorney-CPA forum.

Peter assists his wife Sue – and fellow Rotarian – in her volunteer efforts to support an impoverished school in Haiti. They have two grown children and are proud grandparents.

Rebecca Carovillano – Secretary
Rebecca Carovillano is on the Board of Trustees of Swarthmore Public Library where she serves as Treasurer. Rebecca is an environmental consultant who lives in Swarthmore with her husband, who is retired and reinventing himself as an artist, and their youngest daughter, who is a senior at St. Joseph’s University. Her other daughter is a registered nurse who lives in Media.

Rebecca has degrees in geophysics (B.S., Boston College) and civil engineering (M.S., M.I.T.), and has lived and worked in Boston, Houston, Denver, and Philadelphia.

She has a passion for reading, writing, and cooking, and has a website (www.wrinklesdonthurt.com) where she shares musings about getting older, book reviews and recipes. Rebecca volunteers for the Scott Arboretum.


Erin Cleary
After spending 13 years in the classroom at Garnet Valley Middle school teaching 8th grade English, Erin made the move to become the librarian at her school and is loving every second of it! Part-time literacy coach and teacher collaborator, full-time librarian and book whisperer for our students. Erin is constantly trying to create innovative ways to make the library the heart of the school.

Erin has a BS from Temple University and an MS from St. Joseph’s University.

She lives in Media with her husband and two boys and spends her time playing volleyball, traveling, reading (of course), and taking care of their pet bearded dragon.


Christine Rae Helmandollar
Christine Rae Helmandollar has 25 years of experience working with the Delaware County senior population. Currently, Christine is employed by Senior Community Services (SCS) as the Program Director of Aging at Home and Center Director of Friendship Circle Senior Center providing meaningful support aging in place.

Christine attended Elizabethtown College and earning a Communication Degree with penetration study in Marketing and Public Relations. She also completed certificate programs for the aging population.

Christine has two children that were both 4-year athletes at Dickinson and Albright colleges that consumed a great deal of her love and time. Christine’s husband, Mark, trades as plumber and can be found on a ball field where he volunteers with his son in the Interboro community. Christine’s dog Riggs, a rescue dog ½ hound and ½ boxer is her favorite companion. They can be seen frequently around her hometown of Glenolden.


Joseph Saunders
Joseph Saunders served as a corpsman and nurse in the Navy with the Marine Corps in Vietnam in a MASH Unit. After his time in the service, Joseph attended Temple University where he received a BA and MBA.
Joseph held various positions in healthcare industry including Vice President at Penn Presbyterian and COO and President at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

After retiring nine years ago, Joseph spends his time volunteering at St.Lucy’s School for the Blind and Deaf and Musicians On Call, traveling, collecting music, and attending concerts. Joseph is a former Rotarian and is currently a member of the Lions Club. Joseph serves on the Boards of The J Lewis Crozer Library, The Colonial Plantation, The Foundation of the Chamber of Commerce, The Library Foundation of Delaware County and Salus University.

Joseph is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. He is married to Janet and have two children, Adam and Julia.


Karen Standen
Karen Standen is a former Vice-President of a local insurance company, Penn State University graduate and current Administrative Assistant at Marple Public Library.

Karen is an Active Life member of both the Broomall Fire Company and Marple Township Ambulance Corps as well as a Deputy with the Marple Township Emergency Management Team.