President - Appointed by: Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, Term Expires: 12/20
My love of libraries started early when my dad would pile a bunch of my siblings and me in the station wagon and head to the local library. I am a graduate of Penn State University and Lehigh University. My work history has included working as a manufacturing engineer, commercial banker, consultant and project manager. I have volunteered with my local library, Kutztown Community Library, as chair of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.
Dr. Eve Kimball
Vice President - Appointed by: Commissioners Mark Scott and Christian Leinbach, Term Expires: 12/21
C. Eve J. Kimball, MD completed her undergraduate BA in Zoology at Wellesley College and her MD at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. She has been a pediatrician since completing her Rotating Internship in 1971. Dr. Kimball has co-authored several scientific papers and received several prestigious awards including the 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Oral Health Section Advocacy Award. Her three children, five grandchildren, and 52 year marriage to Dr. Daniel Kimball, Jr. are her proudest accomplishments. She and Dan live at The Highlands of Wyomissing in Wyomissing, PA.
Debbie Noel, Ed.D.
Secretary/Treasurer - Appointed by: Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, Term Expires: 12/20
A retired educator, Debbie served students in the Chester County Intermediate Unit programs first as an emotional support teacher, then as Dean of Students, and for her final twelve years, as a principal. Debbie continues to support doctoral candidates at Immaculata University through her work as a dissertation chair. As an educator, Debbie understands literacy education is the cornerstone of all learning, and is proud to serve as a member of the BCPL Board of Directors. Debbie resides with her husband, Chris, in Robeson Township.
Appointed by: Commissioner Christian Leinbach, Term Expires: 12/20
Chris Daubert is a Social Studies teacher in the Wilson School District. He graduated from Dickinson College and served four years on Reading's City Council. He has served on various boards in various capacities throughout Berks County.
Appointed by: Commissioner Christian Leinbach, Term Expires: 12/21
A retired higher education administrator, Ginny Hand has worked in continuing higher education and community service positions throughout the country. Relocating to Cumru Township, she served at Alvernia College as Associate Dean in the early 2000’s; worked in the City of Reading as Mayor Tom McMahon’s Chief of Staff, and retired from Alvernia University as the founding Director of the Holleran Center for Community Engagement. She has served on numerous boards and committees in Berks County; most recently for ten years as member and Board Chair of Opportunity House.
Since her youth, Ginny has always loved libraries and taught her children when moving that one of the first places to visit was the public library to get a library card. A Fairfax County, Virginia native, Ginny is an honor graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College and holds a MS degree in Counseling from Long Island University in New York. She and her husband Terry have two adult children, and one book loving granddaughter, Elizabeth Bergman Hand, aged 15 months.
Charles M. Jones
Appointed by: Commissioner Mark Scott, Term Expires: 12/22
Charles Jones is a Project Manager for Great Valley Consultants, located in Spring Township. He retired from the City of Reading where he served as Public Works Director until 2014. Public Works was responsible for the maintenance of the Reading Public Library System. In March, he completed a term as Interim Public Works Director in State College Borough. There, Public Works provided services to the Schlow Centre Region Library. Being a Penn State grad and avid fan, that time in State College was like "public works in heaven!" Charlie was just elected as Region II Director of the American Public Works Association. Region II includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. He enjoys spending time with his family including his wife, Patty, four children, and four grandchildren. There are also seven grand-dogs!
Appointed by: Commissioner Michael Rivera, Term Expires: 12/22
Helen Flynn is a librarian who retired from the position of Director at Mifflin Community Library in 2017, after more than 11 years in the job. Being a librarian is her third, and favorite, career. Helen was expected to become an English teacher like the rest of her family, but while in the PhD program at the University of Michigan, she discovered that teaching and scholarship were not her passions. When she moved to Gettysburg, Helen ended up working for 12 years at New Cumberland Army Depot as a program analyst in a productivity office within the Comptroller’s division.
By the time her husband’s job moved them to Illinois, Helen had figured out that being a librarian was her next career, and she enrolled in the MS in Library Science program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Helen moved to Reading, she was lucky enough to be chosen for the Mifflin Community Library job. Since retirement, Helen has had the pleasure of filling in as a library assistant or interim director at several of the county libraries, and served as a board member of one of those libraries.