Board of Trustees

Maria S. McCool, President 

Affiliations include: Braddock Borough Manager, Retired

Edith L. Abeyta, Treasurer

Affiliations include: Office of Public Art, Artist in the Public Realm

Alberta Certo

Affiliations include: Chatham University, Director of Assessment & Inst. Effect

David Conrad

Affiliations include: Self-employed

John H. Hillman, V

Affiliations include: Novitas Solutions, Inc., Business Analyst

Leanne Longwill

Afilliations include: University of Pittsburgh, Admin. Asst. to Chair of Center for Philosophy of Science

Kilolo Luckett

Affiliations include: Self-employed Art Historian & Cultural Producer

Sheila J. White

Affiliations include: Executive Assistant, Mon Valley Initiative


Victoria Vargo, Executive Director

Rachel Brehm, Library Director

Dana Bishop-Root, Program & Development Director

Ruthie Stringer, Adult Library Manager

Mandee Williams, Children's Library Manager

Kimberlyn Bloise, Bathhouse Ceramics Studio Technician

Ginger Brooks, Neighborhood Print Shop Technician

Mary Carey, Arts, Culture & Information Facilitator




Malique Dees, Neighborhood Print Shop Technician

Hannah Graves, Library Assistant

Katie Johnson, Bathhouse Ceramics Studio Manager

Michael Penn, Library Assistant

Jonathan Reyes, Arts & Culture Facilitator

Latika Sewell, Arts & Culture Facilitator

Leslie Stem, Neighborhood Print Shop Manager

K.T. Tierney, Bathhouse Ceramics Studio Technician

Keisha West, Children's Library Assistant


Libraries are gathering spaces and sites of exchange; places where interests and information are shared, combined, activated. They are places in which individuals and groups can access other intellectual communities, through programs, journals and online.
Libraries are spaces for discourse.
— Ruthie Stringer, BCLA Adult Library Manager and Transformazium Member