FY23 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.

President and Director

  • Kelly Richards

Officers

  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis, Chair
  • Jeffrey Cooper, Vice Chair
  • Suzanne Simons, Vice Chair
  • Donald M. Generals, Treasurer
  • Jenée Chizick-Agüero, Secretary
  • D. Jeffry Benoliel, Ex-Officio

Members

  • Api Appulingam, PE
  • Jenée Chizick-Agüero
  • D. Jeffry Benoliel
  • Jeffrey Cooper
  • Honorable Pamela Dembe
  • Michael DiBerardinis
  • Donald M. Generals
  • David Gould
  • Robert C. Heim
  • H.W. Jerome Maddox
  • Donald E. Moore
  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis
  • Mustafa Rashed
  • Suzanne Simons
  • Joseph W. St. Geme, MD
  • Matthew Stitt
  • Elaine Tomlin
  • Lisa Walke, MD

Emeritus

  • Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum
  • Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
  • M. Teresa Sarmina