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Board of Trustees

The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, September 17 at 7 pm.

Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, this public meeting will be held electronically via the following web log-in and/or call-in directions. 

Web Log-in:
Conference call-in: +1 929 205 6099, +1 312 626 6799

Conference ID: 936 4081 1246

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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).

Josephine Ilarraza

Josephine Ilarraza, Vice President (’22)  Josephine is a Columbia University School of Social Work Graduate and is their 2017 Social Work Field Instructor of The Year.   Josephine has been a guest Panelist Speaker for the NYC Department of Education in collaboration with the New York State School Social Worker Association, and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service at the Conference entitled “Partnerships in Social Work Education.”  She also serves on the Columbia University School of Social Work Conference Planning Committee.   For over 14 years, Josephine has been known as a strong Community Partnership Builder and Social Service Professional. 

Currently, she is working toward a second Masters’ degree in Educational Administration from the College of St. Rose.  However, most of all Josephine enjoys sharing her love of learning with her own family at our local Yonkers’ libraries.

Stephen Jannetti

Stephen Jannetti

Stephen Jannetti, Treasurer (’23) 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. 

Joseph J. Puglia

Joseph J. Puglia (’23)   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.

John Saraceno (’22)  John is the founder of Trinity Associates LLC and has been involved in Real Estate Development and Management since 1988. John has been responsible for development of market rate housing, affordable housing and commercial projects in Westchester County, Dutchess County and New York City. 

Currently, John’s firm Trinity Management Associates Inc. owns and manages over 320 rental units.   

John looks forward to contributing his skills and insight that would be of benefit to the Yonkers Public Library system.

Michael Sabatino

Michael Sabatino (’24) Michael was born and raised in the Bronx and has been a resident of Yonkers for the last thirty-eight years. He was elected to the City Council in November 2011. He has served as the Minority Leader of the city council for two years. In January 2018 he became the Majority Leader and chaired the Budget & Finance Committee and the Education Committee. Before Michael was elected to the Council he served as the Education Chair of the Human Rights Commission for the City of Yonkers. He is one of the founding members of the Yonkers Committee for Smart development and the River Community Coalition of Yonkers. He has been involved in many grassroots activities in the community, including being part of efforts to landmark an historic home in his neighborhood. He has been an advocate for Human Rights and LGBT rights. He and his husband Robert Voorheis were litigants in a Marriage Equality case that brought Marriage recognition to NYS. They are currently part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian American History Museum.
He graduated from St. John’s University with a BS in Medical Technology and from Long Island
University with MS in Medical Biology. His early career was spent working as a hospital laboratory
technologist, pharmaceutical researcher, and a teacher. In 1993 he became one of the principals in LEAP
Technologies, a company that sells robotic instruments to scientific and research laboratories. He
departed from that company in 2015. He now serves the City of Yonkers at the Director of Community
and Government Affairs.

Board Meeting Minutes