Board & Committees

LearningQUEST 2023 Board of Directors:

President: David Branham
Vice President: Ed Bernstein
Secretary: Charlotte Hudson
Treasurer: Judy Frago
Members: Susan Bakken, Kathey Bradford, Bill Case, Jim Kirkwood, Carl Lomax, Sandy Nicolette, Gwen Goins-Pratt, Bob Stagg
Ex-Officio: Laura Gonzalez, Operations Manager; Cindy Hewitt, HMCPL Executive Director

Board Committees:

Governance holds governance oversight duties necessary to ensure effective operation of LearningQUEST and monitors the performance of all Board committees, ensuring their activities fulfill the organization’s Mission and Global Ends Policies.
Members: Bob Stagg (Chair) Anna Blair, Kathey Bradford, Claudia Conn, Elaine Fredericksen, Jim Kirkwood

Finance is responsible for monitoring the financial health of the organization, safeguarding the organization’s financial resources, and providing an appropriate level of fiduciary oversight of financial and accounting activities.
Members: Jim Kirkwood (Chair), Judy Frago (Treasurer), Jan Wardlaw (Assistant Treasurer), Bob North, Gwen Goins-Pratt, Judy Parker, Deen Rice

Development is responsible for overall organizational development toward achieving the Global Ends Policies. Responsibilities include strategic planning, succession planning, fundraising, and Board training.
Members: Carl Lomax (Chair), Susan Bakken, Liz Hall, Steve Jones, John Ofenloch, Susan Pearson

Operations Committees:

Audio-Visual is responsible for acquisition and support of the audio-visual requirements of the organization.
Members: Open (Chair), Bob Stagg & Larry West (Acting) Jay Bain, Jamie Dodson, Jim Harlow, Jane Jones, John Kammerud, Clark Lawrence, Bob Stagg, Larry West

Catalog is responsible for the design and production of the LearningQUEST catalog of courses and programs each term. This includes editing, typesetting, layout, and final preparation for printing.
Members: Jay Bain, Cathy Hoffman (Acting Co-Chairs). Review Team: Sherry Anderson, Jay Bain, Ed Bernstein, Tom Borcher, Cathy Hoffman, Helen Lamy, Mike Lamy, Julie Tersigni, Jan Wardlaw Printer: C&A Printing

Communications is responsible for all publicity and publication efforts, assuring proper branding of LearningQUEST’s name and message. Efforts include website development and maintenance, public service announcements, photography, public relations efforts, local event calendars, Facebook, E-News, and window displays.
Members: Joyce Howell, Jane Jones (Co-Chairs), Website: Jane Jones, Linda Bryan E-News Editors: Jane Jones, Peg Heeschen E-News Review Team: Susan Herring, Allyson Hofer Facebook: Jane Jones, Ed Bernstein, Arnita Cole, Waldy Cuevas, Peg Heeschen, Joyce Howell, John Kammerud, Jim Kirkwood, Emily Saile Photo Archival: Jay Bain Publicity/Ads/Media: Susan Bakken, Paulette Bernstein,Tom Borcher, Arnita Cole, Patti Estes, Owen Hofer, Ravina Sujanani, Valeta Wheeler Event Calendars: Joan Arnold, Paulette Bernstein, Ravina Sujanani Library Displays: Mimi Danison, Catherine Stone Public Relations: Sandy Nicolette, Arnita Cole, Rebecca Bradshaw, Mary Compton, Patti Estes, Lisa Hopkins, Jim Kirkwood, Linda McGuiness, John Ofenloch, Marie Osmer, Carolyn Peters, Wanda Shoultes Chambers & Arts Huntsville Liaison: Ravina Sujanani HMCPL PR Liaison: Sandy Nicolette Outreach/EXPO PR events: Sandy Nicolette

Database Infrastructure is responsible for development, management, and internal support of the data infrastructure for LearningQUEST which includes the online registration system and various data output reports (in the form of spreadsheets) used by other committees.
Members:Bill McClure (Chair) Bob Fletcher, Mike Lamy, Rick Suever

Hospitality maintains coffee supplies for LearningQUEST functions as well as providing decorations, set-up, refreshments, and clean-up for special events including both Rally Days and the Annual Meeting.
Members: Jane Langston, Judy Berry (Co-Chairs) Beverages Lead: Nancy LaRuffa Inge Allen, Harriett Askew, Paulette Bernstein, Judy Berry, Sallie Berryhill, Arnita Cole, Paula Cushman, Judith Elmes, Jeannette Farrell, Marilyn Farrell, Pat Griffin, Gloria Guay, Natha Hancock, Barbara Hitchings, Allyson Hofer, Judy Lambert, Helen Lamy, Jane Langston, Nancy LaRuffa, Judy Lindsey, Diane Pratt, Patricia Sampson, Joanne Sanders, Beth Sibley, Nancy Stetson

Membership is responsible for membership and volunteer recruitment and tracking, supporting the LearningQUEST office and providing Member Enrichment Events.
Members: Paul Hurst Membership Database: Cindie Chapman, Angie Fedele, Laurie Peterson Membership Enrichment Events: Anna Lee Office: Barbara Moore (Lead), Arnita Cole, Wanda Ferguson, Julia Gary, Ginger White Volunteer Sub-Committee: Sally Lomax, Elaine Fredericksen (Co-Leads), Margaret Price, Barbara Moore, Peggy East, Debbie West, Travis Hardin, Roberta Dismukes Public Programs: Sally Nicolette (Lead), Wanda Ferguson, Judy Frago, Tom Borcher, Gwen Goins-Pratt, Mike Nunes, Paul Hurst Rally Day Coordinators: Nancy Butler, Jim Kirkwood (Co-Chairs) John Ofenloch Rally Day Greeters, Paul Hurst, Barbara Kammerud Rally Day Hospitality: Jane Langston, Judy Berry Rally Day Displays: Linda Fletcher Rally Day Help Desk: Barbara Moore Rally Day Exterior Signage & AV: Open Rally Day Information Counter: Judy Lambert Rally Day Photographers: Jay Bain, Waldy Cuevas Rally Day Registration: Bob North Rally Day Mobility Signage: Paul Hurst

Program Development (PDC) is responsible for the selection, implementation, and evaluation of all LearningQUEST programs. Members meet and work together on the committee’s many task areas which include identifying, planning, and coordinating our programs.
Members: Bill Case (Chair), Vice Chair of Program Planning: Charlotte Hudson Scheduling: Rick Suever Courses & Trips: Charlotte Hudson, Susan Bakken, Anna Blair, Bill Case, Elaine Frederickson, Cathy Hoffman, Bill Nunn, Wanda Shoultes, Sally Lomax, Judith Styles, Linda Griffin, Christine Kositzke SIGs: Jane Langston Editing: Elaine Fredericksen, Cathy Hoffman Biographies: Judy and David Lambert Planning Spreadsheets: Rick Suever Coordinators Lead: Larry West, Roberta Dismukes Communications: Wanda Shoultes Attendance Tracking: Ginger Loder Registrar: Ed Bernstein