This seven-member board governs policy for the Library and ensures taxpayer dollars are being spent judiciously. Trustees are appointed by the Centerville City Schools' Board of Education and serve seven-year terms. Trustees volunteer their service and are paid no monetary stipend. All Trustees are residents of Centerville or Washington Township.
For information on applying for the Board of Trustees, or to contact the Board with a question or comment, email the Library Administration at: email@example.com
Randell Bowling, Fiscal Officer
Appointed: March 2008
Term Expires: 2016
Long-Range Facilities Planning
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Randell Bowling was appointed to the Library Board in March 2008. He, his wife and children reside in Washington Township.
As a long-time member of the United States Air Force, Randy has had the opportunity to hone his leadership, project management and budgeting skills. This expertise is well-suited to his work as Fiscal Officer on the Library Board of Trustees. In addition to his military service, Randy holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from Miami University and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University.
Randy is excited to be working with the Library Board on long range planning and forecasting. He hopes his contributions will ensure the Library’s financial health for years to come.
Richard Carr, Jr.
Appointed: January 2005
Term Expires: 2018
Long-Range Facilities Planning
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Richard Carr was appointed to the Library Board in January 2005. He is a long-time resident of Centerville and a Centerville High School graduate. He’s a life-long user of libraries and has taken great pride in using the Washington-Centerville Library and watching it grow over the years.
A business attorney with the firm of Dunlevey, Mahan and Furry, Richard holds degrees from Michigan State University and Boston College Law School. His experience in analyzing business situations, including contracting, construction, labor issues and service contracts is an asset to the Board.
Richard is an active member of the community and has helped formulate and oversee policy for numerous community committees and boards including, the Centerville-Washington Foundation, Centerville Education Foundation and Create the Vision.
And while Richard "has never met a library I didn’t like", he considers Washington-Centerville Library his home library and is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute as a member of the Board of Trustees.
Appointed: January 2015
Term Expires: 2021
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Elizabeth Cline was appointed to the Library Board in January, 2015. She is an avid user of Washington-Centerville Public Library and an active community volunteer.
After nearly a decade in the financial services industry, including serving as Vice President / Director of Operations at UBS Wealth Management, Elizabeth shifted her focus to raising her children and giving back to her community. She has supported the Centerville City School District in many capacities from academic volunteer, to Levy Committee Event Chair, to member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council. Her business knowledge, coupled with her enthusiasm for community involvement make Elizabeth a valued addition to the Library Board.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Centre College. As wife of a former City Councilman, she understands the challenges facing public entities and brings that knowledge to her role on the Board. Elizabeth also brings with her, the perspective of a mother, business leader, and community volunteer. She is honored to serve the community as a member of the Washington-Centerville Public Library Board of Trustees.
Appointed: January 2016
Term Expires: 2022
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Barbara Denison was appointed to the Library Board in October 2014 and reappointed to a second term in 2016. She is a long-time resident of Centerville and has used the Library through all cycles of her life, from taking her son to pre-school story time, to rushing a high school student to the Library for last minute school research, to enjoying the Library as an avid leisure reader.
As a Wright State University emeritus professor of Management Information Systems, Barbara understands the critical role technology plays in today’s organizations. In addition to teaching both undergraduate and graduate students how to design and manage information systems, she has served on many volunteer boards, including four years as President of the Friends of the Libraries for Wright State University. Her mix of business, technology and education skills are an asset to the Library Board of Trustees. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics from Denison University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Computer Science from Wright State.
Barbara enjoys working with the Library Board especially during this exciting time planning for the expansion of Woodbourne Library.
Robert Hanseman, President
Appointed: January 2011
Term Expires: 2017
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Bob Hanseman joined the Library Board in January 2011. Prior to his appointment, he counseled the library on fiscal matters as part of the financial advisory committee. He and his wife live in Washington Township with their three daughters.
Bob is a partner at the law firm of Sebaly Shillito & Dyer. As a seasoned litigator and former Air Force officer, Bob has had the opportunity to hone his leadership, business and communication skills. This expertise is well-suited to his work as a Library Trustee, in which he participates in long range planning, policy making and reviewing/approving contracts. Bob holds a Bachelor of Political Science and a Bachelor of Journalism from The Ohio State University, as well as a Juris Doctor from George Washington University, National Law Center.
Bob believes that a strong library system is vital for the community and that transferring knowledge to the next generation depends on helping our children develop a love of books.
Carol Herrick, Vice President
Appointed: January 2013
Term Expires: 2019
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Carol Herrick was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in January 2013. She is a long-time Centerville resident and ardent library supporter.
Carol brings a wealth of business management and financial expertise to the Library. In addition to being an Instructor of Economics at Wright State University and a small business owner that helps small to medium sized businesses improve their operations and profitability, Carol has served on the Library's Financial Advisory Board. She is already very familiar with the Library's financial stewardship and is eager to learn more about the business side of the Library and contribute her knowledge to guiding the future of the organization.
Carol holds a Masters of Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University. She feels fortunate to live in a community with a library system that ranks among the best in the nation and looks forward to the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s ongoing success.
Appointed: January 2014
Term Expires: 2021
Long-Range Facilities Planning
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Ram Nunna joined the Library Board in January 2014. In addition to his appointment, Ram is a very busy community volunteer, serving in both the Centerville Rotary and the Miami Valley Teluga Association. He and his wife live in Centerville with their daughter.
Ram is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in managing transportation and highway projects. His professional experience combined with his strong volunteer background serve him well in his work as a Library Trustee, in which he participates in long range facilities planning, strategic planning for the future and policy making. Ram holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Osmania University (India) and the University of Connecticut respectively.
Ram, and his family, are regular library visitors and feels the library is an important part of raising their daughter.
Kim Senft-Paras, Library Director
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Kim Paras joined Washington-Centerville Public Library as Director in 2009. Kim began her library career over 20 years ago as a Reference Librarian at the Burton Public Library (Burton, OH), and still enjoys assisting patrons to this day.
Prior to joining Washington-Centerville Public Library, Kim spent 18 years at Lakewood Public Library, first as the Manager of the Madison Branch and later as Deputy Director. In those roles, she was integrally involved in long-range and strategic planning, fundraising, and staff supervision, and was instrumental in the planning and execution of several library renovation projects. Kim truly believes libraries should be a key resource for the communities in which they are located and has spent her career forming collaborations and partnerships with other agencies to ensure libraries remain relevant to the needs of today’s users.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University and a Master of Library Science from Kent State University. She is also a Certified Public Librarian.
Kim feels privileged to work in such a fine library system, located in a warm and welcoming community.