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.

Conor Moran

Conor Moran

Wisconsin Book Festival Director
Conor has been directing the Wisconsin Book Festival since March 2013.

Tracy Phillippi

Tracy Phillippi

Foundation Manager
Tracy joined the foundation in February 2018 as Foundation Manager. Previously she was the Event Manager at Wisconsin Brewing Company.

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.

Karrah Staats

Karrah Staats

Development Officer
Karrah joined the foundation in February 2018. Previously, she was in Sales Operations and currently also serves and the Event Director for the local Kingdom Justice Summit.

Board of Directors

  • Tom DeChant

    Immediate Past President – Retired Principal, Kurt Salmon Assoc.

  • Nancy Pandhi

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

  • Michelle Kamin

    Treasurer – CFO, Forward Service Corp.

  • Gail Ambrosius

    Director – Owner, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

  • Allen Arntsen

    President – Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Heather Clefisch

    Director – Vice President & Division General Counsel, Spectrum Brands

  • Dick Goldberg

    Director – Owner, ArGee Productions

  • Chris Hughes

    Director – Managing Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum

  • Shannon Kleiber

    Director – Author

  • Anne Lucke

    Director – VP and Managing Group Leader, University of Wisconsin Foundation

  • Rajesh Rajaraman

    Director – Vice President, Christensen Associates

  • Jon Reneau

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Tanya Salman

    Director – Associate, Michael Best

  • Melissa Selinger

    Director – Founding Partner, Selinger & Brunette

  • Susie Younkle

    Director – Program Director, MERLIN Mentors

  • Sheila Conroy

    Director – Attorney, Clark & Gotzler

  • Noel Goeddel

    Director – Portfolio Manager, Isthmus Partners

  • Jeanne Grist

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • John Icke

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Nadine Pfotenhauer

    Director – Friends of the Sequoya Library

  • Natalie Rew

    Director – Senior Manager, Wegner CPAs

  • Jaime Healy-Plotkin

    Director – Madison Public Library President

  • Marnie Hulan

    Director – Community Volunteer

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