BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Left to Right:  Crockett Bohannon; Lizannette Tam; Nicole Benjamin; Danielle Levien; Richard Maladecki
The legislation which created the Orange County Library District provides for a five member Library Board of Trustees. Each member is appointed by the Library District Governing Board (Orange County Board of County Commissioners plus one member appointed by the City of Orlando). Trustees serve four year terms and are eligible to serve two terms. The powers of the Library Board of Trustees include administering, operating, supervising, overseeing, and maintaining library facilities and services for the benefit of the residents of the Orange County Library District.
Nicole Benjamin, Vice President 
Term of Office: filling unexpired term, April 2019 - December 2021
City or County Appointee: City
Professional Background: President & Attorney, Benjamin Law Firm, P.A.
Hobbies / Personal Interests: Reading, Going to the Beach, Playing Board Games
College / Graduate School Attended: Florida State University & Shepard Broad Law School of Nova Southeastern University
Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Mother.
Favorite Weekend Activity: Spending Time with My Daughters
Favorite Genre of Literature: Fiction
Favorite Author:  James Patterson
Best Book Ever Read: Too Many to List
Latest Book(s) Read:  Becoming Michelle Obama
Favorite Food:  Seafood of Any Kind
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I'd like to spend a year of my life... Traveling & Eating
 
Crockett Bohannon, President
Term of Office:  First, January 2020 - December 2023
City or County Appointee: County
Professional Background:
Financial Advisor, Raymond James
Founder, Orlando Divorce Planning
Partner, Foundations Financial Partners, LLC 
Hobbies / Personal Interest:  Ultra-Distance Cycling
College Attended:  University of Central Florida
Most influential person in my life:  My Mother
Personal Statement:  My MISSION is to be known for the quality and impact of my efforts in my community, for my clients and those I am engaged with throughout my life.
Favorite Weekend Activity:  Cycling
Favorite Genre of Literature:  Non-Fiction / Self Development
Favorite Author:  Alex Hutchinson
Best Book Ever Read:  How Bad Do You Want It
Latest Book Read:  The Tour According to G
Favorite Food:  Peanut Butter
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Camping in a tent anywhere
Childhood Spent In:  Born, raised and educated in Central Florida
Favorite High School Subject:  Social Studies
Favorite Music:  Ska
I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Riding My Bike Across America.
Danielle Levien, Trustee

Term of Office:  First, January 2020 - December 2023
City or County Appointee: City
Professional Background:  Executive Director, Future Effect Florida & Public Affairs Manager, Embrace Families
Hobbies / Personal Interests:  Reading, Dancing, Hiking, Making Jewelry, Playing Adult Kickball, Volunteering at Church
College Attended:  Rollins College
Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Husband
Personal Statement:  Nevertheless, She Persisisted.
Favorite Weekend Activity:  Exploring the Orlando Brunch Scene After a Summit Church Service
Favorite Genre of Literature:  Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Favorite Author:  Jim Butcher
Best Book Ever Read:  The Entire Dresden Files Series
Latest Book Read:  The 15 Lives of Harry August
Favorite Food:  Spicy Tuna Roll
Favorite Vacation Spot:  New Orleans
Childhood Spent In:  Durham, North Carolina
Favorite High School Subject:  Chemistry
Favorite Music:  Depends on the Day!
I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Sailing Around the World
 
Richard Maladecki, Trustee

Term of Office:  Second,  January 2019 - December 2022
City or County Appointee: County
Professional Background: President Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

Lizannette Tam, Trustee
Term of Office:  First, January 2021 - December 2024
City or County Appointee: County
Professional Background:
Freelance Artist
New York City Public Schools Teacher of Fine Arts
Florida PTA President (Sunrise Elementary) 2018-2019
Leadership Orange 2018-2019
Hobbies / Personal Interests:
Creating Art, Collecting Art & Event Planning
College Attended:
Brooklyn College, New York - Masters in Art Education
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York - AAS in Fashion Design & BFA in Toy Design
Most Influential Person in My Life:  My Mom
Personal Statement:  I will do my best and look forward to working with the members of this Board to serve the Orange County Library System and our community.
Favorite Weekend Activity:  Spending time with my family
Favorite Genre of Literature:  Fantasy
Favorite Author:  J.R.R. Tolkien
Best Book Ever Read:  Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Favorite Food:  Spanish & Chinese
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Europe
Childhood Spent In:  Brooklyn, New York
Favorite High School Subject:  Art!
Favorite Music:  Depends on my mood
I'd like to spend a year of my life ... Traveling & Sightseeing
 
 
Finance Committee:
Chair: TBD
Marketing Committee:
Chair: TBD
Partnership Committee:
Chair: TBD
Personnel Committee:
Chair: Danielle Levien
Planning Committee:
Chair: TBD
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