On January 21, Joan Herbers and Tom Walsh were sworn in as the newest members of the Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees.
Joan Herbers begins a seven-year term that will conclude in 2026. She replaces Linda Mercadante, who left the board in December 2019 at the completion of her seven-year term. Tom Walsh will serve a four-year term that concludes in December 2023. He replaces Michele Bair who resigned from the board in 2019 before completing her term.
Herbers is a 17-year resident of the Worthington School District and is a former professor of biology at The Ohio State University. In addition to her professional experience as an educator, Herbers is actively involved with nonprofit groups throughout Columbus.
Walsh has lived in the Worthington School District for 12 years and currently serves as vice president of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. He's also a coach for girls soccer, basketball and volleyball through Worthington Youth Boosters.
In addition to Herbers and Walsh, the library board is served by Rochelle Wilkerson (president), Lauren Fromme (vice president), Gary Sandefur (secretary), Kim Anderson and Adam Smith.