Library Board of Directors

Judeen Bartos is Executive Director of the Office of Public School Academies at Oakland University, a position she has held since 2014. Prior to that she served for seven years as Assistant Director in the Office.  Judeen has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University.  Judeen has lived in Ferndale since 2001 and has been a member of the Library’s Board since 2011.  She currently holds the office of President, and has previously served as Vice-President, Secretary and as a member of several Board committees including the Personnel, Development and Fundraising, and Finance committees. Judeen is an ardent supporter of all libraries and is honored to work with her fellow board members and our dedicated staff  in making the library a vital part of the community.

Judeen’s term of office expires December 31, 2020.

 

 Adrienne Gilmore has lived in, and loved, Ferndale since 1999. She has been a Ferndale Library Trustee since 2012. Adrienne is a middle school language arts and social studies teacher where she is active on several district and school committees including strategic plan, achievement gap, character education, diversity, and the school writing achievement committee.Adrienne graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Communication Arts, a B. A. in Elementary Education, and a M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently pursuing an Education Specialist in Leadership at Oakland University.

Adrienne serves as Vice-President of the Library Board and chairs the Personnel Committee. Adrienne’s term of office expires December 31, 2020.

 

 Kelly Farrah has been a resident of Ferndale since 1997. She served on the board of the Friends of the Ferndale Library from 2010 to 2016, first as Treasurer, then several terms as President. Kelly is employed by People’s Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit and has been an active volunteer in many Ferndale community organizations. A self-described library geek, Kelly couldn’t imagine living anywhere else but Ferndale with her husband and two children.

Kelly serves as Board Secretary. Kelly’s term of office expires December 31, 2020

 

Kevin Yezbick has been a Ferndale resident since 2009.  He earned his Masters in Library and Information Science in 2006 at Wayne State University and brings over ten years of experience in Public Libraries to his service with the Library Board. He has previously held terms as both President and Vice-President of the Friends of the Ferndale Library. Currently employed as a Digital Asset Management Specialist in the private sector, Kevin’s belief in Public Libraries as anchor institutions that enrich the culture and lives of their communities led him to accept an invitation to be appointed as an interim board member in 2015. Currently he serves on the Arts Committee, Building and Finance Committee, and the Personnel Committee.

Kevin serves as Board Treasurer.  Kevin’s term of office expires December 31, 2018

 

 Richard Consul is senior portfolio manager, and head of mortgage-backed securities and interest rate trading, for Incore Capital Management in Birmingham, MI. As a voting member of the investment management committee, Mr. Consul is a senior member of the team overseeing $7.8 billion in fixed income investments for institutional clients across the globe.Mr. Consul has twelve years of institutional investment experience and joined Incore in 2010. He was previously with Bank of America in San Francisco and London where he was a foreign exchange currency trader, and with DTE Energy as a futures/options trader specializing in crude oil for their $1.5 billion internal hedge fund portfolio.
Mr. Consul earned a B.B.A. in Finance with a minor in Mathematics and an M.S.E. in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit. Additionally, Mr. Consul serves as Board Treasurer to Laurus Academy in Southfield, MI, a Michigan Charter School Academy.Richard’s term of office expires December 31, 2018.

 

 Amanda Hanlin is Chief of Staff at Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). Previously, she was a Senior Researcher at Wayne State University’s (WSU’s) Center for the Study of Citizenship and also a Senior Planner for Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC). She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University. Her research emphasizes citizenship, political participation and community development. Amanda has more than fifteen years of strategic planning and development expertise spanning the non-profit, academic and corporate sectors. She was a Senior Development Strategist for Wambatech, an IT start-up company and automotive supplier. Prior, she held senior planning and community relations posts at WSU’s Center for Urban Studies and Detroit Community Health Connection (DCHC). Amanda began her career as a Policy and Planning Specialist for Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) until she departed to serve as a Writer at The White House. She lives in Ferndale with her husband Jason and children Vander, Eliza and Jasper. Amanda has served on the library board since 2016 and is the chair of the Building Committee.Amanda’s term of office expires December 31, 2020.

 

 Mary Riegle has been a Ferndale resident since 2002 and was elected in 2016 to the Ferndale Area District Library board where she chairs the communications committee. Mary is employed by the Downtown Detroit Partnership as the Development and Policy Director; as a nonprofit professional, she brings over 17 years of fundraising and project leadership to the board. With a B.A. in history from Michigan State University and a M.A. in history from the University of Toronto, Mary appreciates the wealth of information that libraries provide and the thrill of discovering new (and old) books.Mary’s term of office expires December 31, 2018.