Board of Trustees

The next Board of Trustees Meeting will be at 7 pm on 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Grinton I. Will Branch.

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The Board of Trustees of the Yonkers Public Library serves as the voice of our community in the Library.  The policies and practices of the Library are set and overseen by the Board, and the Library Director is appointed by the Board. The seven members of the Board are appointed to five year terms by the Board of Education.

The Trustees are:


Nancy L. Maron

Nancy L. Maron, President (’21)   Nancy is Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic consulting firm helping publishers, librarians, and leaders of digital initiatives to develop sustainable business models.

Prior to that, she served as Program Director for Sustainability and Scholarly Communications at the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R where she led several studies on sustainability and business planning, including A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for Your Digital Resources (2014) and Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase (2014).

Anietra Guzmán-Santana

Anietra Guzmán-Santana, Vice President (’20) Anietra is the Founder of Idea Patch, an agency and consultancy specializing in brand representation/management, licensing sales and marketing. An innovative sales & marketing executive with 17 years experience developing and managing profitable merchandise licensing programs for brands such as Yu-gi-oh!, The World of Eric Carle, OLIVIA and Kellogg’s.

Anietra is a dedicated volunteer and Team Leader for New York Cares. She has committed hundreds of hours leading programs that provide meals to the hungry and engage youth living in shelters.  

Anietra and her husband, Edgar Santana, welcomed twin girls in 2016, future Yonkers Public Library cardholders.

Stephen Jannetti

Stephen Jannetti

Stephen Jannetti, Treasurer (’18) Stephen was born in Brooklyn, NY but lived in Queens, NY most of his life.  While living in Queens, Stephen worked as the Assistant to the Publisher for the “Bayside Times” newspaper and was elected the first president of the “Bayside Chamber of Commerce”.

Since moving to Yonkers, in 1999, he has been very involved in civic and business communities.  Stephen is a member, and a founding officer of the McLean Avenue Merchants Association, a member of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, a regular attendee of the Hyatt Homeowners Association, and an active member of The Sons of Italy, Huguenot Masonic Lodge #46, and the P.E.A.R.L.S PTA.

Stephen Jannetti is the publisher of “The Yonkers Value Guide” magazine, a licensed Realtor with Henry Djonbalaj Realty, LLC, and the author of five screen plays and two stage plays.  

Derrick Touba

Derrick Touba

Derrick Touba (’19)  Derrick is a teacher in the Yonkers Public School System.  He and his wife have lived in Yonkers since 1999 and have two children in the Yonkers Public Schools. 

Jim Buckley

Jim Buckley

Jim Buckley (’17) Jim is a retired Special Education teacher. He and his wife own a beverage auditing business in Southern Westchester and have lived in Yonkers since 1995. Their two children are both proud graduates of the Yonkers Public Schools.




Hon. Hal B. Greenwald

Hon. Hal B. Greenwald (’17) Judge Hal B. Greenwald, is currently serving as a Westchester County Family Court Judge, after a 20+ year career as a local Yonkers attorney. As someone who has been consistently involved in his community, Hal is a charter member of CHAT (Colonial Heights Association of Taxpayers), current Board member of Family Service Society of Yonkers, and past Board member of The Sharing Community. Hal has also served as President of Midchester Jewish Center; The Greenburgh Hebrew Center, The Jewish Council of Yonkers and the Yonkers Lawyers Association.

Hal and his wife Sheila, a retired NYC teacher, have resided in Yonkers for over 40 years where they raised their two children, Adam and Cheryl, who both attended Yonkers Public Schools.

Joseph J. Puglia

Joseph J. Puglia (’18)   Joseph is a new resident of Yonkers, and an active member of his Colonial Heights community. He recently retired after a forty-six-year career in education, having served in both the private and public sector as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Iona College, and graduate degrees in Educational Administration and World History from NYU and St. John’s, respectively.

Joseph Puglia and his wife, Karen, are the proud parents of two grown children and have three grandchildren. Joseph is looking forward to his new role as Trustee, and using his administrative experience to help guide the Library in meeting its goals.

Board Meeting Minutes