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 received her MBA in Human Resource Management and Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix, Atlanta. She also holds a B.A. in International Affairs and English from Kennesaw State University. She is a member of the Advisory Board – Pebble Brook High School, National Council of English Teachers, Board Member – Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation, and Master Competent Communicator – Toastmaster International.
Ms. Knight is currently employed as an English language arts/writing/reading teacher at TNT Academy, public speaking instructor at the Dekalb Youth Leadership Academy.
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 Board of Trustees by Commissioner Ott in January, 2009. She currently serves as the Chair for the Board of Trustees Bylaws Committee and also serves on their Facilities Committee. Abby has been an active PTA member at her children’s schools as well as the Council, District and State PTA on numerous committees, has been active with Cobb County School System by attending meetings regularly and served as a parent representative on various committees, she is the School Council Chairperson for her son’s high school and considers herself a Child Advocate for all children. She is a past Bd. Member of the East Cobb Civic Association and is the elected Booster Club President of her son’s High School Soccer Team for the third year in a row. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working PRN (as needed) at different facilities in the Metro area for 25+ years and just became a thirty-one Independent Consultant. She has two wonderful children (ages 19 & 17) and a very supportive husband of 22 years and lives in East Cobb.
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.