Board Members

The library Board of Trustees is composed of seven positions representing all of Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. Board members are not paid for their time and are essentially volunteers. They are appointed by a joint resolution of the commissioners of Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties, generally for seven-year terms. The three counties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) that has all the details about Board members' appointments. Clark County has a Resolution (PDF) that describes their appointing procedures.

Board of Trustees

Kristy Morgan, Chair

Kristy Morgan, Chair
Position #7 (Clark County At-Large)

Current term: 2/4/2022 - 12/31/2028 (Full Term)

"My love for books goes back as far as I can remember. When I was a little girl, my grandpa would help me read by looking through the newspapers with me. I visited my library any chance I could get, and always participated in the summer reading programs. It is important to me to facilitate a love of reading in my own little girls, and throughout our communities. I work as a healthcare professional, but volunteer opportunities are very important to me. I am honored to serve my community by being a part of the FVRLibraries Board of Trustees."

Penny Love-Henslee, Vice-Chair

Penny Love-Henslee, Vice-Chair
Position #1 (Clark County At-Large)

Current term: 10/7/2021 - 12/31/2024 (Partial Term)

"The library is a vital and essential part of our community. I bring a master’s degree in library science and over 30 years of experience in corporate and public libraries to my position on the FVRLibraries Board of Trustees. My passion for library services has taken me from the aerospace industry to investigative journalism to a global legal firm. The pandemic has provided FVRLibraries an opportunity to find new and inventive ways to communicate and share information with the community. I support and encourage the staff’s efforts and ideas to enhance that two-way exchange of ideas and knowledge."

Marie Coffey, Secretary

Marie Coffey, Secretary
Position #4 (Clark County At-Large)

Current term: 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2029 (Full Term)

I am honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for FVRLibraries. As a former employee of the district, working at several of our locations, I have gained insight and understanding of branch operations and district issues, and how these impact staff as well as patrons. My passion for reading and language, supported by my BA in Communications, has opened opportunities for me to coach English as a Second Language locally and abroad. Visiting other countries and cultures has impressed upon me how important language and reading skills are. It has also given me the opportunity to visit libraries both in the U.S. and abroad, which has deepened my appreciation of our great library district. None surpass our services, materials, accessibility, and community impact. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff and other trustees to ensure FVRLibraries continues to thrive, grow, and remain a vital part of SW Washington.

Vikram Kotwani

Vikram Kotwani
Position #2 (Clark County/City of Vancouver)

Current term: 10/5/2022 - 12/31/2025 (Partial Term)

Vikram Kotwani is a software engineer and brings years of management experience and working with people of all kinds to this position, which he hopes to utilize in achieving better use of limited library resources. As a Vancouver resident of 15 years, a regular user of FVRLibraries, and father of two students in the Evergreen School District, he cares deeply about making public resources available to people of all incomes throughout the region.

Mary Ann Duncan-Cole

Mary Ann Duncan-Cole
Position #3 (Skamania County)

Current term: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2026 (Full Term)

Mary Ann Duncan Cole is an active community volunteer as well as an avid hiker and ham radio operator. She formerly worked as the City Manager for Stevenson. 

Mary Williams

Mary Williams
Position #5 (Clark County/City of Vancouver)

Current term: 4/2/2024 - 12/31/2030 (Full Term)

Mary Williams is a librarian by trade (MSI, University of Michigan, 2007), who established herself in the entertainment industry as the digital archivist for a major animation production studio. She has consulted for not only entertainment companies, but also marketing agencies, tech start-ups, and non-profit fundraising organizations.  For the last eight years, she’s been a business coach championing the focus on systems and data management as a solid foundation for sustainable businesses that scale.  Mary's love for libraries has supported her work as an online content creator since 2010 and you'll find her producing media for clients while educating them how to use their local library as a trusted business resource.

Olga Hodges

Olga Hodges
Position #6 (Klickitat County)

Current term: 8/2/2022 - 12/31/2027 (Partial Term)

Currently a stay-at-home mom, Olga Hodges has experience in public service, with special training in working with low-income, refugee, and immigrant communities. Formerly, she was the project manager and health educator for school-based health centers in Multnomah County.