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MLA Staff and Board

MLA Staff

Debbie Mikula headshot

Deborah E. Mikula
Executive Director
(517) 881-1266
[email protected]

Rachel Ash headshot

Rachel Ash
Membership and Communications Director
(517) 881-6652
[email protected]

Lisa Buttigieg headshot

Lisa Buttigieg
Administrative Assistant
(517) 881-1683
[email protected]

Ryan Logan headshot

Ryan Logan
Graphic Designer
(517) 394-2774
[email protected]

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Keeley Briggs
Database Coordinator
(517) 881-0496
[email protected]

Amber Sheerin Headshot

Amber Sheerin
Program and Event Director
(517) 881-3194
[email protected]

MLA Interns

Interested in interning with MLA? Click here to learn more about this opportunity. 

Riz Hatton Sophie Techentin Kara MacKenzie

Riz Hatton
Social Media Strategist Intern
Fall Semester 2021

Sophie Techentin
Social Media Strategist Intern
Winter Semester 2022

Kara MacKenzie
Social Media Strategist Intern
Spring Semester 2022


Board of Directors 2021-2022

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Ryan Wieber 
Library Director 
Kalamazoo Public Library 

Jennifer Dean headshot

Past-President/ALA Councilor: 
Jennifer L. Dean 
Library Director
University of Michigan Flint Thompson Library

Scott Duimstra Headshot

Scott Duimstra 
Library Director  
Capital Area District Libraries

Mollie Freier headshot

Mollie Freier  
Professor Emeritus, Retired
Northern Michigan University

Dillon Geshel headshot

Dillon Geshel 
Superiorland Library Cooperative

Anne Heidemann headshot

Anne Heidemann
Tribal Librarian 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

Loretta Hunter headshot

Loretta Hunter
LRC Coordinator
Wayne County Community College District

Jessica Keyser headshot

Jessica Keyser
Grosse Pointe Public Library

Deborah E. Mikula headshot

Deborah E. Mikula 
Executive Director 
Michigan Library Association

Cathleen Russ headshot

Cathleen Russ 
Library Director
 West Bloomfield Township Public Library

Randy Riley headshot

Randy Riley 
State Librarian 
Library of Michigan

Kristin Shelley headshot

Kristin Shelley 
East Lansing Public Library

Shannon Torres headshot

Shannon Torres
Past President
Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME)

Kate Van Auken headshot

Kate Van Auken
White Pine Library Cooperative

Lisa Waskin headshot

Lisa Waskin
Superior District Library


Welcome to the Newly Elected Board Members 2022-2023

Angela Badke headshot

Angela Badke 
Tribal Librarian 
Ojibwa Community Library 

Tashia Miller headshot

Tashia Miller 
Reference and Outreach Librarian  
Washtenaw Community College Library

Christine Peele Headshot

Christine Peele 
Branch Manager  
Detroit Public Library

Sophia Ward Brewer headshot

Sophia Ward Brewer  
Serials and Collection Librarian
Grand Rapids Community College Library and Learning Commons


Uniting the Michigan Library Community

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