Meet the Board

Karen Cowan - President


About Karen:

  • Member of the FOL Board since 2011
  • Served on the Board of Trustees Delaware County Historical Society

What the library means to me:

  • A great organization that promotes the skills and abilities to foster an enlightened society.

Cheryl Stagg - Treasurer/Nominating Chair

Contact Cheryl:

About Cheryl:

  • I am retired from Motorists Insurance Company and currently working as a consultant.
  • I first joined the Board in 2009 and have served as chair on several committees over the years. Presently, I am serving as Treasurer and a Finance Committee member.
  • I enjoy reading, playing chess and visiting my son and family in the Deep South

What does the library mean to me:

  • My first memory of going to the library was a small house in my hometown of Pass Christian, MS. l can still smell the rooms and books from that childhood
    memory. Reading books has been a lifelong love and way to broaden my horizons.

Doug Wilson- Vice President/Finance Chair

Contact Doug:

About Doug:

  • 10-year resident of Delaware County
  • For the last 15 years & currently, he has worked in the financial industry
  • Serves as the Financial Committee & is responsible for the budgeting process of the FOL, working closely with the Treasurer

Doug coaches his daughter’s traveling softball team, which he’s done for 8 years.¬† Good music, playing hockey, and spending time with his family are what keeps him busy outside of work.

Additionally, Doug serves on several local non-profit boards & is very involved in his community.

Linda Silverstein- Secretary/Outreach Chair

Contact Linda:

About Linda:

  • Retired from: Hilliard City Schools after 35 years of teaching science
  • Member of the FOL Board since 2015
  • Other activities or hobbies include reading, gardening, walking, and shopping.

What the library means to me:

  • A place to browse for interesting books
  • Book clubs that encourage me to read books that I never would have picked up, let alone checked out
  • Wonderful supporting people in those book clubs who are there because they also have a love of reading
  • A place to try out crafts that I would never try at home, with supporting people who also enjoy doing that kind of thing
  • Meeting with others, patrons and staff, to play games once a month at the Daily Growler, it is like going to a party with really fun people
  • Getting to know the staff and interacting with them
  • Having somewhere that is always my warm, fuzzy, safe place.


Brad Cowan - Fundraising Chair

Contact Brad:

About Brad:

  • Retired after 40 years from Chrysler Corporation
  • Member of the FOL Board since 2016


  • Volunteering for Delaware County Historical Society
  • Traveling
  • Photography
  • Grandchildren

What does the library  mean to me:

  • To me the library is a place where people can learn, can
    relax, can find solace, and working to help the library allows me to give back to the community.


Jenny Ford- Membership/Volunteer Chair

Contact Jenny:

About Jenny:

  • Jenny is a resident of Powell and has been instrumental in refining our Membership tracking and related reporting. Before retiring, Jenny spent 18 years at Scotts working in supply chain, with leadership roles in planning, procurement, and contact manufacturing. Jenny also enjoys hiking, cooking, travel, and reading; she spends her spare time with her husband Dave and dog Shep.


Brenda Eldridge
Brendan Newcomb
Nichole Klatte – Publicity Chair

Our Auxiliary Members

Alyxon Frazier
Amy Chapman
Becky Wolff
Bobbie Feigenbaum
Caitlin Frazier
Donna Jackson
Gerald Butt
Jean Whitlinger
Jennifer Fry
Judy Lynch

Karen Miller
Lynn Hilman
Martha Noreault|
Michelle Raker-Morris
Pat Henahan
Penny Mong
Ray Myers
Reena Chaba
Stella Dickman
Sue Chaney