Our People

Our leaders and staff are dedicated to giving their best to benefit Madison’s libraries. We enjoy the challenge of keeping our libraries fresh and innovative by continuously generating new ideas to ensure optimal financial and operational support.

Jenni Collins

Jenni Collins

Executive Director
Jenni joined the Madison Public Library Foundation as Executive Director in December of 2010. From 2007-2010 she served as Director of Development and External Relations for the Madison Children’s Museum.

Francesca Rodriquez

Francesca Rodriquez

Foundation Officer
Francesca has worked as Foundation Assistant since September 2014. She was a director of public technology programs at the City of Chicago before joining the Foundation.

Dayna Long

Dayna Long

Donor Relations Manager
Dayna joined the foundation as Donor Relations Manager in July, 2015. Previously, she was an executive and editorial assistant at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Board of Directors

  • Jessica Mac Naughton

    Immediate Past President – Partner, Wipfli LLP

  • Tom DeChant

    President – Retired Principal, Kurt Salmon Assoc.

  • Jon Reneau

    Director – Human Resources Director, Wisconsin Department of Revenue

  • Michelle Kamin

    Treasurer – CFO, Forward Service Corp.

  • Richard Arnesen

    Director – Vice President, Stone House Development, Inc.

  • Allen Arntsen

    Director – Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Angie Brown

    Vice President – Community Volunteer

  • Nancy Carpenter

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Dick Goldberg

    Director – Owner, ArGee Productions

  • Marnie Hulan

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Anne Lucke

    Director – Vice President & Managing Group Leader UW Foundation

  • Nancy Pandhi

    Secretary – Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison

  • Melissa C. Selinger

    Director – Attorney, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.

  • Matt Weygandt

    Director – Co-owner, Barriques

  • Pam Woodman

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Susie Younkle

    Director – Murfie

  • Gail Ambrosius

    Director – Founder and CEO of Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

  • Barbara Karlen

    Director – President of the Friends of the Lakeview Library

  • Heather Clefisch

    Director – Vice President & Division General Counsel, Spectrum Brands

  • Christopher Hughes

    Director – Managing Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

  • Tanya Salman

    Attorney – Michael Best

  • Rajesh Rajaraman

    Director – Vice President, Christensen Associates

  • Shannon Kleiber

    Director – Author

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