STAFF & BOARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jeanell Marvin
(843) 805-6882
director@charlestonlibraryfriends.org

Jeanell Marvin is a former school teacher of nine years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Charleston Southern University and obtained a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Although a Bronx native, Jeanell and her husband are happily raising their four children near Charleston where they love living just close enough to the beach. When not spending time with family and friends, Jeanell can almost always be found nose-deep in a book or browsing the shelves of her favorite place in the world – the library. Jeanell has always found libraries to be a safe haven and truly believes in the world-changing power of books. With a heart for community and a passion for reading, Jeanell is dedicated to serving as the Executive Director of Charleston Friends of the Library and helping the non-profit fulfill its mission of serving the communities and libraries of Charleston County.



BOARD OFFICERS

President
Susan Hoffius
Retired Curator, Waring Historical Library
Past President
Katie Norris
Client Account Manager, Alboddo Technology
VP of Membership
Virginia Ellison
Director of Archives and Research, South Carolina
Historical Society
VP of Book Sales
Claire Fund
Retired, Director of Administration of the College of Charleston
Treasurer
Carin Jorgensen
Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations,                                College of Charleston

BOARD MEMBERS

Debora Yost
Retired, Vice president and Editor-in-Chief,                                          Prevention Magazine Health Books
Tony Joyner
Executive Director of Housing Development,                                          Metanoia
Karen Lyon
Accountant, U.S. State Department
Business and Systems Support Division
Chase Quinn
Writer, Dream Unfinished Advisory Board Member
Karen Warren
Retired, South Carolina Department of Health &
Environmental Control
Chris Gilbert
Financial Advisor,  Merril Lynch
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