Leadership and Staff

SWAN is represented by seven elected board members, all of whom are distinguished members of the Illinois community and directors of SWAN-member libraries:

Ted Bodewes, President
Director of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Jennifer Cottrill, Vice-President
Director of the Midlothian Public Library

Jesse Blazek, Secretary
Director of the Palos Heights Public Library

Tim Jarzemsky, Treasurer
Director of the Bloomingdale Public Library

Colleen Waltman
Director of Homewood Public Library District

Dorothy Koll
Director of Acorn Public Library District

Anna Wassenaar
Director of Blue Island Public Library

SWAN services are operated by a team of staff that support the unique and varied needs of our member libraries. Offering IT, bibliographic services, user experience, and a host of administrative support, the SWAN staff proudly includes:

Ginny Blake, Business Manager

Scott Brandwein, Bibliographic Services Manager 

Mary Alice Buckley, Support Clerk, Bibliographic Services

Samantha Dietel, Consultant, Bibliographic Services

Olivia Montolin, Electronic Resources Consultant

Rudy Host, Systems Engineer, Information Technology & System Support

Diane Nickolaou, Support Specialist, Bibliographic Services

Claudia Nickson, Consultant, Bibliographic Services

Ian Nosek, Information Technology & Systems Support Manager

Dave Pacin, Systems Administrator, Information Technology & Systems Support

Helen Pinder, Consultant, Resource Sharing

Angela Puckett, Support Specialist, Bibliographic Services

Michael Szarmach, Systems Administrator, Information Technology & Systems Support

Aaron Skog, Executive Director 

Dawne Tortorella, Assistant Director

Vickie Totton, Consultant, Information Technology Systems & Support

Crystal Vela, Consultant, User Experience

Tara Wood, User Experience Manager