FLA 2021-2022 Board of Directors




Phyllis Gorshe
Library Director
Dunedin Public Library

Vice President/
President- Elect

Shane Roopnarine
University of Central Florida



Marina Morgan
Metadata Librarian
Florida Southern College, Roux Library


Matthew David
Learning Experiences Manager
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Liaison to Awards & Honors Committee

Region 1 Director

Ray Baker
Miami-Dade Public Library System

Liaison to Advocacy Committee

 2 Director

Sonya Chapa
Assistant Coordinator / Librarian
Okeechobee County Public Library

Liaison to Professional Development Committee

Region 3 Director

Natalie Houston
Youth Service Manager
Orange County Library System

Liaison to Communications Committee

Region 4 Director

Alyssa Koclanes
Associate Professor
Technical Services, Serials, and Instruction Librarian
Eckerd College

Liaison to Conference Committee

 Region 5 Director

Michael Sullivan
Region Manager
Jacksonville Public Library

Liaison to Intellectual Freedom Committee

6 Director

Keila Zayas-Ruiz
Sunshine State Digital Network Coordinator
Florida State University

Liaison to Membership Committee


Past President

Laura Spears, PhD
Assessment Librarian
University of Florida


State Librarian

Amy Johnson, Division of Library & Information Services


ALA Councilor

Heather Sostrom
Branch Manager
Anastasia Island Branch

Advocacy and Legislative Committee Chair

Eric Head
Citrus County Library System


DEIA Committee Chair

Cheryl Wolfe
Digital Media and PR Coordinator
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library



Representative from Florida State University

Leila Gibradze
Florida State University, Goldstein Library

Associate Librarian

Representative from University of South Florida

Natalie Taylor, School of Information, University of South Florida
Assistant Professor