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.
Mary Pat Lynam – Vice President
Mary Pat Lynam became involved with libraries as a board member of the Rachel Kohl Community Library in 1997. She went on to serve as president of the board from 1998-2003. Mary Pat served on the Delaware County Library Board (DCLB) from 2004-2017 as either a board member or president. Currently, Mary Pat is a member of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).
In 2003, Mary Pat received the Phyllis S. Larson Award for Outstanding Citizen for Libraries. Also in 2003, she was recognized by the Township of Concord for outstanding community service for the work she did for the Rachel Kohl Community Library.
Mary Pat has more than 40 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently, she is a Farmer Insurance Agency Owner in Glenn Mills since 2013.
In 2018, Mary Pat was appointed to the Rachel Kohl Community Library Development Council. In her role, she advises on fundraising matters, supports the governing/policy board in generating needed resources, talent etc., and volunteers to work on organization’s resource development committee.
Mary Pat received a BA in Writing/Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. She is a 1975 graduate of Ridley High School.
Peter Mardinly – Treasurer
Catherine Bittle – Assistant Treasurer
Catherine Bittle is the Director of Delaware County Libraries, an agency of county government that is committed to ensuring and promoting quality public library service for all residents of the county. With over eighteen years of experience in both public and academic libraries, she is responsible for supporting member library operations through services, programming, training, promoting libraries, funding, consulting, strategic planning and ongoing evaluation of library service opportunities.
Catherine is a summa cum laude graduate of Widener University where she received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Business Management. As a recipient of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, she earned a Masters in Library Science degree from Clarion University.
Catherine serves as treasurer for the Association of Pennsylvania Public Library Systems, a mentor for the Pennsylvania Academy of Leadership Studies, a member of the Neighborhood Action Committee for Senior Community Services Aging at Home, a member of the PA Seed Leadership Council, and a volunteer at Providence Animal Center. Catherine is married and has one son and a rescued dog and cat. She lives in Morton.
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.
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.
Anny Laepple has been the Assistant Director and District Consultant for Delaware County Libraries since 2020. She has a BA in Italian Studies from The George Washington University and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.
She served as the Youth Services Manager at the Haverford Township Free Library for 9 years and as the Executive Director of the Radnor Memorial Library for over 5 years. Long before becoming a professional librarian, she spent her tween and teen years as a volunteer at her hometown library, the Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland, PA
Anny lives in Havertown with her husband, new baby, and elderly cat.
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 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.