Board of Trustees

Vision: Building an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

Mission: The Free Library of Philadelphia advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity.

Officers

  • Pamela Dembe, Chair
  • Donna Allie, Vice Chair
  • John J. Soroko, Vice Chair
  • Guy Generals, Secretary
  • Melissa Grimm, Treasurer

Members

  • Donna Allie
  • Maria Arias
  • Christopher Arlene
  • Jacqueline Barnett
  • Douglas Carney
  • Jeffrey Cooper
  • Brigitte Daniel
  • Pamela Dembe
  • Tobey Gordon Dichter
  • Donald Generals
  • Melissa Grimm
  • Anuj Gupta
  • Robert Heim
  • Nancy D. Kolb
  • H. W. Jerome Maddox
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis
  • Suzanne Simons
  • John J. Soroko
  • Nicholas D. Torres
  • Ignatius C. Wang
  • Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation

Emeritus

  • Gloria Twine Chisum
  • Armand Della Porta
  • W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
  • Herman Mattleman
  • Teresa M. Sarmina

Ex-Officio

Tobey Gordon Dichter, Vice Chair, Ex-Officio