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Our Parkland Community Library is governed by a nine-member board of trustees. Board members are appointed by the board's nominating committee. Board members serve 3 year terms.

Board Officers

  • Dr. Barry G. Cohen, President - SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP

    Dr. Barry G. Cohen, President of the PCL Board of Directors, joined the library board in 2005.  Now retired, he has served as Vice President for Finance and Administration at several area colleges including Cedar Crest College and Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ.  Cohen has been a volunteer at Allentown’s Central Elementary School, assisting a third grade teacher with reading and math.  He has also served as a mentor in Lehigh University’s acclaimed Global Village program for young interns from all over the world. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” - Albert Einstein

  • NANCY HOLLER, VICE President - UPPER MACUNGIE Township

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  • ROBERT FAGER, TREASURER - UPPER MACUNGIE Township

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  • LYNN FELDMAN, RECORDING & CORRESPONDING - South Whitehall Township

    Lynn Feldman has been an active member of the Board of Directors of the PCL for more than 20 years, serving in numerous capacities. She is a partner with her husband, Samuel F Feldman, at Feldman Law Offices, PC and serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. She is the proud parent of three graduates of the Parkland School District.

  • LYNNE HARAKAL, ASSISTANT TREASURER - NORth Whitehall Township

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  • ROBERT COHEN - PARKLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Rob Cohen, now serving in his second appointed term on our Library Board, is the representative for Parkland School District, where he has been an elected School Board Director for 23 years. He is most proud of helping the talented personnel at both our library and the School District to work together for the benefit of our community. Rob’s two grandchildren, both in Parkland schools, are happy to share their library insights with him. Downloading free electronic library selections for his Kindle tops Rob’s list of the extensive and varied library offerings. 

  • KATHY OSMOND  - UPPER MACUNGIE Township

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  • CARRIE NEDICK - South Whitehall Township

    Carrie Nedick joined the Parkland Library Board in February 2018.  She is a mom to 3 young children in the Parkland School District.  She has done fundraising professionally for 10 years and currently owns a fundraising consulting business.  She is passionate about reading, literacy, and the library’s role in community development.  She likes to find new books about gardening and explore the childrens' book section.

  • FRANK MOTAKA - NORth Whitehall Township

    Frank Motaka has been a member of the PCL board for three years and was also a member of the Friends of the PCL. He has served on the Book Sale committee for eight years and has been a co -chair. He also serves on two board committees. Frank is a retired public school teacher and football coach.

  • DEBBIE JACK, EXECUTIVE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

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