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MLA Staff and Board

MLA Staff

Debbie Mikula headshotDeborah E. Mikula
Executive Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 224
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Rachel Ash headshotRachel Ash
Director of Membership, Communications and Marketing
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 225
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Lisa Buttigieg headshotLisa Buttigieg
Administrative Assistant
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 227
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Romy Fitschen headshotRomy Fitschen
Associate Executive Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 226
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Ryan Logan
Graphic Designer
(517) 394-2774
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Amber Sheerin HeadshotAmber Sheerin
Program and Event Director
(517) 394-2774, Ext. 223
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Board of Directors

2019-2020 Officers


Kristin Shelley MLA 2019-20 President headshot

Kristin Shelley
Director, East Lansing Public Library

Past President

Steven Bowers MLA 2019-20 Past President headshot

Steven K. Bowers
Associate Dean, Wayne State University Library System


Julia Eisenstein MLA 2019-20 President-elect headshot

Julia Eisenstein
Associate Librarian, University of Detroit Mercy



Richard Schneider MLA Treasurer/Secretary headshot

Richard Schneider

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Jessica Anne Bratt headshot

Jessica Anne Bratt
Youth Services Manager, Grand Rapids Public Library

Pamela Christensen headshot

Pamela Christensen
Foundation Manager, West End Health Foundation

Jennifer L. Dean
ALA Councilor
Dean of University Libraries, University of Detroit Mercy Libraries

Scott Duimstra headshot

Scott Duimstra
Library Director, Capital Area District Library

Mollie Freier headshot

Mollie Freier
Professor, Head of Public Services, Northern Michigan University

Karen Knox headshot

Karen Knox
Library Director, Orion Township Public Library

Debbie Mikula headshot

Deborah E. Mikula
Executive Director, Michigan Library Association

Kelly Richards headshot

Kelly Richards
Library Director, Muskegon Area District Library

Randy Riley headshot

Randy Riley
State Librarian, Library of Michigan

Cathleen Russ headshot

Cathleen Russ
Library Director, Troy Public Library

Ryan Wieber headshot

Ryan Wieber
Library Director, Kalamazoo Public Library



 Staff photos by McShane Photography



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