We are very grateful to these community leaders for their willingness to share their time and talent as we work to support excellence at the Jackson County Libraries. Thank you!
Colette Boehmer has been on the Board since 1996. An attorney in Medford, Colette continues to influence the course of the Foundation with visionary and strong leadership.
Board Vice President
Becky Versteeg has served with the JCLF since 1998. First involved with libraries via the Storytelling Guild and the Children’s Festival, she coordinates a SMART Program in a local elementary school and enjoys watching volunteers help students learn to love books and reading.
Mitchell Seidman has been watching JCLF’s finances for several years. A retired aeronautical engineer, Mitch is also very active in the Friends of the Medford Library group.
An avid reader, Sally Densmore joined the board in 2016. She volunteers on three boards as well as working “hands-on” with the mobile food pantry and meals on wheels. Previously, she helped people with Medicare and Long Term Care insurance.
Kevin, a history teacher at St. Mary's School, and his wife Nikki have been in Medford since 2001 and reared their four kids at the public library. He was on the Library Advisory Committee and is a member of the JCLS Budget Committee. He is a big proponent of extending hours for all branches and improving access to library services to all county residents
Susan Kiefer, a transplant to Jackson County from Minnesota, brings a background of Library Science, law, and activism to the Board. She joined the JCLF board in December 2008.
In 2000, Sharon Kodak and her husband Douglas moved to Jackson County and converted a 62-acre pear orchard to a vineyard. She served on the Library Advisory Committee and is active in the Friends of the Talent Library group.
Maryanne Pitcher is the Managing Director and Founder of Informed Solutions LLC, a Medford based consulting firm, and is the Interim Executive Director for the Butte Creek Mill Foundation. In addition to being on the Jackson County Library Foundation Board, she is a Rotarian, a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce, serves as Secretary on the WESO Board of Directors, and is a member of the Women’s Leadership Conference Committee. Prior to moving to Oregon with her two children, she was a trial attorney in Massachusetts. She holds a B.S. and J.D. from Arizona State University.
Midge Thierolf is a community volunteer, political organizer, and provides legislative aide to federal and state office holders. Previously, she worked as a landscape designer for a landscape architect.
Amy Drake has nearly nine years of experience in supporting cultural institutions, including grant writing, developing collaborative relationships, expanding audience reach, and executing public events.