2022 Board of Directors



Taylor Meriwether wants to live in a world where librarians aren’t expected to be quiet and “shush” people. She is the accidental library director at the Hinton Public Library where she has happily been for over seven years. Taylor can be found at the library planning programs, messing with some sort of technology or playing with the library dragon, Toothless. She prides herself in being the mother of Superman (Clark), the wife of a mad scientist and the human mom to her small zoo of animals both furry and scaly.

Hinton Library


Karen Kerr-McGraw Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services

Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Service
Vice President


Joy Billingsley Duncan Area Literacy Council

Duncan Area Literacy Council

Melissa M.


Creek County Literacy Program



Dana Kelso

Community Literacy Centers

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Melanie Pickard

FCI - El Reno

Ruth Ortega

Ruth Ortega

Great Plains Literacy Council


Billy Colson

Learner Representative

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Kimberly Boldt

Metropolitan Library System

Susan Bernard is the High School Equivalency Coordinator of the Oklahoma City Community College Adult Learning Center. She is also the author and publisher of GED®, HSE, and ESL curriculum with the “I’m Not Afraid . . . Anymore!” series. It has been her great pleasure over the years to lead her students out of the land of fear and into the land of success.

Susan Bernard

OCCC Adult Learning Center

DesJean Jones is the Executive Director for OIC of Oklahoma County, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring adult students. She has a background in advertising, operations, planning, curriculum, and training. DesJean received her formal education from OSU and Langston University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas-Dallas. She is a ACC-certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and focuses on “unsticking the stuck” through life coaching and career coaching.

DesJean Jones

OIC of OK County

Rebecca Barker
ODL literacy Resource Office

Rebecca Barker

ODL - Literacy Resource Office

Edel Godwin Rogers County Literacy Council

Edel Godwin

Rogers County Literacy Council

Jennifer Wells 
Ruth g Hardman Adult Literacy Services

Jenn Wells

Ruth G Hardman Adult Literacy Servicel


Jeanette Kennedy

Seminole Public Library