Our Board, Capital Campaign Cabinet, Other Volunteers and Staff

Board of Directors

John Aylen, President
Bruce D. Bolton, Vice-President
Geoffrey Dowd, Secretary
Marion Lefebvre, Treasurer
Carol Christie-Olsen
Richard Conrad
Peter Dunn
Helen Malkin
Helgi Soutar

Honorary Board Advisors

Lionel J. Blanshay
Mary Leslie-Aitken
Derek Webster
Marshall Wansbrough died at age 82 on March 3, 2020. He was a great supporter of the Atwater Library, with 17 years on the Board of Directors and two terms as president. He then served as an Honorary Board Advisor. At the time of his death, his vision for better use of the ground floor stacks (basement) was being realized as part of the elevator-accessibility project.

Phillip L. Chartrand died peacefully at age 87 on June 8, 2013. He served on the Atwater Library’s Board of Directors from the late 1980s until 2009 and after that, was an Honorary Advisor to the Board. He gave steadfast support during lean years when some people doubted the organization’s future viability.

Capital Campaign – Second Century Campaign

Richard W. Pound, Co-Chair
W. David Angus, Co-Chair
Philip L. Webster
John Aylen, President
Bruce D. Bolton, Vice-President
Helgi Soutar, Member, Board of Directors

Capital Campaign – Phase II Co-Chairs

Richard W. Pound
W. David Angus


Susan McGuire


There are more than 175 volunteers who are essential to the health and thriving life of our organization. Volunteers do a range of tasks, including working at the circulation desk, the computer centre, the book sale room and tending the garden. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer.


The Atwater Library and Computer Centre has nine full-time-equivalent staff. The staff are aided by stagiaires, interns and students as well as more than 175 volunteers.

Lynn Verge – Executive Director
Nandi Belinsky – Manager of Administration and Development
Roxann Fournier-Hoyt – Head Librarian
Eric Craven – Community Development Librarian
Patrick Pin – IT Manager
Liz Perrin – CONNECT Project Coordinator
Joshua Carey – Part-time building custodian, cleaner, gardener
German Najarro – Part-time building custodian, cleaner, gardener
Andrew Katz – Part-time building security, cleaner