A staff person signing up two young boys for library cards at the John M. Harper Branch

Our Team

Meet the passionate and knowledgeable team committed to providing exceptional service to our community.

About the Library

Management Team

Kelly Kipfer (she/her)

CEO
Favourite Book:
Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina

Kelly Kipfer (she/her)

Laura Dick (she/her)

Deputy CEO
Favourite Book:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Laura Dick (she/her)

Susan Letkeman (she/her)

Manager, Public Services
Favourite Book:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Susan Letkeman (she/her)

Julia Gingrich (she/her)

Manager, Programs & Partnerships
Favourite Book:
Care Of by Ivan Coyote

Julia Gingrich (she/her)

Laura Peacock (she/her)

Manager, Collections
Favourite Book:
The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer

Laura Peacock (she/her)

Chris Jasztrab (he/him)

Manager, Information Technology
Favourite Book:
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Chris Jasztrab (he/him)

Anjana Kipfer (she/her)

Manager, Marketing & Communications
Favourite Book:
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Anjana Kipfer (she/her)

Josh deRuiter (he/him)

Manager, Facilities
Favourite Book:
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Josh deRuiter (he/him)

Your Library Supervisors

Miriam Sydney (she/her)

Supervisor, John M. Harper Branch
Favourite Book:
The Ardent Swarm by Yamen Manai

Miriam Sydney (she/her)

Kim Sachs (she/her)

Supervisor, Eastside Branch
Favourite Book:
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

Kim Sachs (she/her)

Jen Webb (she/her)

Supervisor, McCormick Branch
Favourite Book:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Jen Webb (she/her)

Chelsea Telfer (she/her/they/them)

Supervisor, Borrower Services
Favourite Book:
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Chelsea Telfer (she/her/they/them)

Madison Paulozza (she/her)

Supervisor, Information Services
Favourite Book:
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

Madison Paulozza (she/her)

Cathleen Getchell (she/her)

Supervisor, Programs & Partnerships
Favourite Book:
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Cathleen Getchell (she/her)

Join the Team

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