The Cobb County Public Library Board of Trustees is a nine-member volunteer board made up of local citizens appointed by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Each trustee serves a 3-year term and may serve successive terms. The trustees set library policy and advise on activities. The Library Board holds regular meetings at the various library locations on a rotating schedule and are open to the public.
Jamila Haven is a community advocate, entrepreneur and mother. She has her BFA degree in Fashion Design from American InterContinental University and she is working on a dual M.A. degree in Library Media and Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia. In addition to the library board she volunteers with FurKids, Inc., YWCA, GCBC Drama Ministry and many museums in the area. She and her daughter live in Smyrna, GA
Peggy Kelley Holbrook was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2007 by then commissioner Helen Goreham. She is currently serving on the Facilities Committee and is the Vice-Chairman to the Board. Peggy graduated from Marietta High School and attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Journalism. She is an active member of Gracepointe Marietta Baptist Church where she serves as a Greeter and is a member of the ALT and the choir. She is a past member of the Cobb County Youth Museum Guild and held many PTSA positions over the years. Peggy has been the Business Manager for Camp Juliette Low for more than 30 years. She and her husband Mike live in Marietta, have been married for 47 years and have two wonderful children and seven fabulous grandchildren!
Shondrea Kinight was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Commissioner Lisa Cupid for the 2017-2019 term in January 2017.
Ms. Knight holds a Bachelor of Art in English from Kennesaw State University and a MBA/ HRM & Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. She has a passion for education, specifically Special Education. Shondrae’ has worked with children who have Autism Spectrum, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADD. In addition to love for education, she has over sixteen years of Property Management experience where she worked as a Training Director. Shondrae’ facilitated Adult Education training and she created curriculum for all areas of training and development. In 2015, Shondrae left the field of Property Management, and she started her own business. Shondrae’ Knight is one half of Knight & Hill Associates, LLLP, where she manages the business transactions, on-boarding and new acquisitions.
Although starting a new company is a dream fulfilled, there was still one professional area that she had not fulfilled, education. In addition to starting her own business Shondrae’ became a Reading and ELA tutor. She was also hired by the Dekalb Youth Leadership Academy as a Public Speaking Instructor for their summer program. Additionally, Shondrae’ was requested to serve on the Advisory Board for Pebble-brook High School in Cobb County. Currently, Shondrae’ is the ELA-Writing Instructor for grades 9-12 at TNT Academy, in Stone Mountain, Georgia and she is a highly sought out tutor in the Greater Atlanta area.
Dr. Tony Le was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Commissioner Lisa Cupid for 2015 – 2017 term. A computer engineer by trade, Dr. Le hopes to promote the love of math and technology to younger generations .
Dr. Le received his MBA from Webster University, M.S. in Computer Sciences from Georgia State, and a Doctorate in Computer Sciences from Colorado Technical University. He also holds several technical certifications such as Cloud+, ITIL v3, CHTS-TR, MCSE, and CCNE.
Dr. Le currently resides in District 4 area and was a graduate of Marietta Citizen’s Police Academy, Cobb County Citizen’s Public Safety Academy, and Cobb County CERT. During his free time, Dr. Le does some volunteering works for Habitat for Humanity, Cobb County Emergency Operation Center, and Meal On Wheels.
Peggy Pool was appointed to the Library Board in 2009 by Commissioner Lee to represent District 3 in Cobb County. Ms. Pool is a retired teacher. She stays busy with her family and many hobbies, is the Worship Chair for St. Paul United Methodist Church, and remains actively involved in the mathematics education community across Georgia.
Abby was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees by Commissioner Ott in January, 2009. She currently serves as the Chair for the Board of Trustees, serves on the Library Foundation Board, and has served on the Trustees’ Facilities Committee as well as chaired the Bylaws Committee.
Abby works for the Cobb County School District as the Communications Specialist for Wheeler High School which is a change from her degreed career as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She is also a thirty-one Independent Consultant and has been active in her community as a volunteer for numerous organizations such as Keep Cobb Beautiful, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at multiple levels & committees, served on the School Council at both Wheeler HS & East Cobb MS, on the Governing Board at Sedalia Park ES, and considers herself a Child Advocate for all children. She is a past Bd. Member of the East Cobb Civic Association, was Booster Club President for Wheeler Boys Soccer for four years, volunteered in the libraries of all previously mentioned schools, has been a part of crew/teams for American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the March of Dimes, Atlanta 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Avon 3-day, Komen 3-day & Atlanta AIDS Walk. Abby was awarded the Wheeler HS MLK Humanitarian Award 2016, YWCA Tribute Honoree Woman of Achievement 2015, Cobb Life Magazine Best Volunteer for 2015, and Wheeler HS Volunteer of the year 2012-13.
She has two wonderful children (ages 21 & 19), a very supportive husband of 24 years, and currently lives in East Cobb but has been in Cobb County for almost 28 years.
Ellen Springer is the president and owner of Springer & Company, CPA’s, PC,, and she has over 30 years experience in public accounting, including the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand.
Rev. Roger Vest was appointed to the Library Board in September 2016 by Commissioner Bob Weatherford. Rev. Vest currently serves as the lead pastor of Powder Springs First United Methodist Church. He is a Georgia native and received his undergraduate degree in Physics and Math from Berry College before pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Duke University. Rev. Vest resides in Powder Springs with his wife and two wonderful children.