Board of Directors
Nancy Jean Hake, President
Vice President, Washington Trust Bank
My support of our libraries extends from my childhood when I participated in summer reading programs to my time spent studying in the library for college exams to taking my children as youngsters to story time at our local library. My family continues to use the library as a means for growth and enjoyment.
Sheri Johnson, Vice President
Assistant Vice President, Office Manager, Washington Capital Management, Inc.
Growing up in Coeur d’Alene, walking to the library and checking out as many books as I could carry is one of my favorite memories as a child. It was a safe place to explore all that your imagination could envision. I am an avid reader and recognize and support the importance of maintaining libraries in our community. I love the many services the Spokane Public Library provides, and I am very excited about the digital and educational offerings available.
Marnie Schroer, Secretary
I have lived in Spokane since 1995 and enjoy the city’s mix of urban amenities and access to open spaces (a feature I appreciate, having spent my childhood in Casper, Wyoming).
While my career is in finance, I also hold a graduate degree in American Studies which influences my view of the library both as a source of the books I love and as a cultural institution serving multiple functions (access to information resources, physical shelter, educational support, etc.) within a rapidly changing media and cultural environment.
Dr. Steven Gering, Treasurer
Senior Vice President of Education Solutions, School by Design
I have been involved in education for the past twenty years. Before becoming Chief Academic Officer, I was a teacher, a building assistant principal, a principal, a district assessment and evaluation director. I am responsible for improving student achievement in Spokane Public Schools by working with administrators, instructional staff and members of the assessment department.
Director of Secondary Curriculum, Spokane Public Schools
I have been involved in public education for nearly twenty years, serving as a teacher, instructional coach, building administrator, and district administrator. I believe strongly in the power and role of public education. As an educator, books are at the heart of nearly every aspect of my life. They serve as a place I go for answers, a place I go for connection, and a place I go for wonder. Books have always served as a bridge between myself and others and the library has been the venue that has made all those things possible.
Director of Convention and Visitor Services, Visit Spokane
I’m an explorer and investigator of regional attractions. As the director of convention services at Visit Spokane, I connect convention planners with regional resources. I assist in planning tours, finding venues and speakers and uncovering the components necessary for my clients to stage a successful program.
I’m a former journalist who loves reading, writing, and most any literary pursuit. My love of books and libraries traces back to my regular visits to the Missoula Public Library, where I loved to uncover stories that would take me away.
Director of Operations, Avista Corp.
One of my earliest childhood memories is spending my summers at the library checking out and reading books. I cherish similar experiences I have had with my family, riding our bikes to the library, and seeing my children’s fascination with the learning that the library provides. Having lived with my family in Spokane for over 16 years I have come to appreciate the contribution that the public library provides to the Spokane community and personally for my family and me.
I am excited to support the continued success of the Spokane Libraries as a place of knowledge and lifelong learning for the entire community.
Casey Linane-Booey IV
Risk Manager, Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS)
I was born and raised in Spokane and am a Shadle Park High School graduate. I grew up attending the Shadle branch of the library with my mother and siblings. One of my fondest memories of the library is when my mother would create an awards system based on the number of pages we read throughout the summer. If we read enough we would get to go to a local water park. I am excited to be the Spokane Library Board of Trustees liaison to the Spokane Public Foundation. I have been energized by the new and returning members enthusiasm and look forward to being a part of the next chapter of the Foundation’s story.
Training Manager, Global Credit Union
I have worked in the adult education field for over 25 years, previously as VP of Training for Sterling Savings Bank and now as Training Manager for Global Credit Union. Our library is a place that provides support, education, and services to all members of our community from the corporate business user to the less fortunate. I am honored to have served on various boards in our community but none that inspire my support and passion as the Spokane Library Foundation.