The FAL Board is very pleased to welcome Cindy Silva and Susan Schonberg to our board. Each brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to share and each has already put in many hours working as part of the Used Book Sale committee.
Cindy Silva has a long history with FAL, serving as the Friends Board President for several years and volunteering for more than 20 years to support the work of the Friends. You’ll recognize Cindy from the check-out table of our used book sales in years past. She recently served on the City of Alameda Library Board and is an active volunteer and member of AAUW, League of Women Voters, and Girls Inc. She has 48 years of experience in banking operations, sales, and finance. Cindy has recently taken on the co-chair responsibilities for our book sale, as we plan the return to our traditional Used Book Sale this coming October. We are delighted that Cindy has chosen to join the board again.
Susan Schonberg has served on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards, including Clorox Gift Campaign (President), East Oakland Youth Development Center (Investment Analyst), Basic Vegetable (Financial Analyst/Logistics Director), and Clorox (Investor Relations Analyst). She has a strong background in finance, logistics, and fundraising. She is also a published author. Susan shares, “I want to give back to the community, especially to an organization that has given so much to me and my family personally over the years.” We welcome Susan to our board.