People of Little Free Library
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Role at Little Free Library: Manages the accounting, purchasing, finance and administrative functions for Little Free Library. She joined the organization in August 2015 and brings over 30 years of experience in accounting, business management, grant writing, grants management and customer service.
Favorite book: Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
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Jake Adams is the Chief Development Officer at Southwest Human Development in Phoenix, Arizona. At Southwest Human Development, Jake and his team have placed more than 150 Little Free Libraries in disadvantaged Arizona neighborhoods. His meandering career includes business, politics and most recently nonprofit work. Jake enjoys fishing, woodworking and spending time with his sons and his wife Cassie. Jake’s Library was painted by Arizona artist Kate Timmerman.
Margaret is the Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives at WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland, OH. Margaret was a newspaper columnist when she spied her very first Little Free Library in 2012 and within a year she had devoted herself to planting Little Free Libraries in low-income neighborhoods across Cleveland. Leveraging her position at WKYC, she has designed several successful community initiatives that harness the power of social media, giveaways and especially TV coverage to promote literacy. In 2016, her #WeReadHere community campaign was recognized with an Emmy award and other honors. Margaret believes firmly in the power of families reading together and is a noted author of several books focused on the impact of fathering. She is very proud of her latest literacy project—establishing the nation’s first “Little Free Library Neighborhood” in Cleveland’s Slavic Village area, with support from Third Federal bank and WKYC.
Kenneth’s passion is “speaking to the heart of men” to be better dads. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he currently resides in Atlanta. With more than 25 years of community development experience, Braswell is the Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated, a nonprofit organization that serves as a leader in the promotion of responsible fatherhood. Additionally, Braswell serves as the Director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is a proud father of five beautiful children with his wife, Tracy.
Deborah is a multicultural executive focused on social impact and empowering society through technology, blockchain, education, and wellness. As a recognized leader known for devising new business growth strategies to reach the ever-growing Hispanic market, Deborah brings forth 20+ years of multicultural expertise, business acumen, standout marketing strategies, savvy public relations, and social entrepreneurship. She is CEO and Founder of Bilingual Children’s Enterprises, a mobile language-learning platform to help early learners master key preschool skills in two languages. As a Latina founder, Deborah launched her company to help close the achievement gap for the fastest growing demographic in the US.
Marisa Creary is the Director of Partnerships at the Heart of America Foundation (HOA) where she strives to connect underserved communities with the resources necessary to thrive and grow. She has over a decade of experience in philanthropic initiatives in both the nonprofit and federal sectors. Prior to HOA, she worked for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) disaster relief program initiative, supporting corps member selection, recruitment, and retention policies. She has also worked with HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, as an Educator, engaging Title One partner schools in curriculum-based activities around South Florida’s rich history. Marisa’s passion for service and belief in the power of community was first ignited in AmeriCorps, where she led a group of her peers, for a period of 12 months, in disaster relief and recovery efforts in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina. She received a B.S in Sociology from Florida State University. Marisa currently resides in New Orleans and is an avid reader, bike rider, and lukewarm Barre enthusiast.
Jeremy works at the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. He helps to shape the organization’s media, digital strategies and employee engagement in support of the Bank’s mission to end extreme poverty. Jeremy previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Director of External Communications and before that at the British Broadcasting Corporation in a number of senior roles.
Jeremy has led an itinerant life being based in some great cities, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Brussels, London, New York and Seattle. As a journalist he covered many of the defining news stories of the last two decades. In addition to his work at the World Bank, he is Chair of the Inspired Leadership Award and a board member of Little Free Library. He holds a diploma in Broadcast Journalism, a law degree from Bristol University and an MBA from Henley Business School.
More importantly he has a wife called Zoe is who Associate Head of a Lower School, a son, a daughter, a cat, two dogs, two chickens, an indeterminate number of fish and lives in Bethesda, Maryland from where he cycles to work and does some amateur wood-working.
Dr. Ken Kunz is an Assistant Professor of Literacy/Language Arts at Monmouth University. He holds a master’s degree in
Reading Specialization and a doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Rutgers University. He received his bachelor’s
degree in Elementary Education/English from Kean University. Dr. Kunz was recognized through the New Jersey
Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program and Edward Fry Endowed Fellowship in Literacy at Rutgers. Dr. Kunz also
serves on the board of directors for the International Literacy Association and is president of the NJ Literacy Association.
He has presented professional development on literacy instruction at both state and national conferences and is a
literacy author and researcher. He has served in the roles of elementary teacher, reading coach/specialist,
school/district administrator, and teacher educator.
Hannah Moore is a life-long New Yorker, dedicated to building local community and improving the lives of our neighbors. She is the Chief Development Officer at The Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services – a mental health and social service agency reaching over 45,000 children, adults, and families each year.
Hannah is a serial book clubber, a passionate believer in the power of volunteerism, a social worker, and a mom.
Malcolm Persen is currently the President of Resolute Performance Contracting, a general contractor focused in solar energy construction that he founded in 2011. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President at Ironco Enterprises, a renewable energy contracting organization. From 2004 through 2008, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Radyne Corporation, a NASDAQ-traded manufacturer and distributor of satellite and telecommunications equipment. Earlier, Malcolm was employed as Group Financial Officer for Avnet, Inc., a global distributor of electronic components and computer systems. Other experience included assignments with consultancies Arthur D. Little and Mercer Management Consulting. In addition, he has lectured in finance at the Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Boston College and the University of Massachusetts. Malcolm currently serves on the Board of Nephros, Inc, a company that develops and sells high performance water purification and pathogen detection systems. He holds a BA in Political Economics from The Colorado College, and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Bradley Walz is a shareholder in Winthrop & Weinstine’s intellectual property group. He primarily represents companies on a broad range of complex and strategic legal and business matters relating to branding and advertising, cloud computing, software development and distribution, and data security and privacy. He is experienced in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and with trademark, unfair competition, copyright, and cybersquatting litigation in federal district court. Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, Mr. Walz interned with the Honorable Richard H. Kyle, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Todd H. Bol
In 2009, Todd H. Bol built the first Little Free Library book exchange, launching a worldwide book-sharing movement. He co-founded the Little Free Library nonprofit and served as executive director until 2018, when he died from complications of pancreatic cancer. Learn more.