Library Directors & Board

Library Directors

CPL 2020 Todd

Todd Gnissios
Executive Director

Contact Todd Gnissios

CPL 2020 Anthea

Anthea Goffe 
Deputy Director & Director, Community Engagement
Contact Anthea Goffe

CPL 2020 Ryan

Ryan Jamieson
Director, Services and Facilities
Contact Ryan Jamieson

CPL 2021 Gordana
Gordana Rauski
Director, Operations

Contact Gordana Rauski


Library Board


The Library Board operates under the authority of the BC Library Act.



Natasha Knox, Board Chair

  • Independent, fee-only, Certified Financial Planner professional (CFP®)
  • Graduate of Simon Fraser University
  • Serves of the board of directors of the Financial Therapy Association
  • Past member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee, Culture Services Advisory Committee and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Events Committee
  • Volunteer activities include exam marking and exam writing with FP Canada
  • Lives in Coquitlam with husband and four children, since 2009

Kimberly Sivak 2022

Kimberly Sivak, Board Vice-Chair

  • Research Project Manager at Simon Fraser University
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies; BA in Film from the University of California at Berkeley
  • Co-founder and Leadership Committee member of SFU's Project Management Community of Practice; Co-leader of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators' Project Management Special Interest Group
  • Enjoys stewarding her Little Free Library, historical fiction, classic movies, and dog parks (accompanied by her rescue pup and human family)

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Jacqueline Gorton, Board Treasurer

  • CPA, with over 25 year's experience in finance, audit, risk management and technology
  • 30 year resident of Coquitlam, passionate about the City and its libraries
  • Served on a number of Boards and volunteered in the community
  • Married, with two grown children


Julie Fisher, Trustee

  • Associate Counsel/Lawyer with Orstad Law
  • BA, First Class (Psychology), and LL.B., University of Victoria
  • Past Director of the Coquitlam Foundation, TriCity Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, CBA BC Women Lawyers Forum
  • Enjoys hiking local trails, historical and popular fiction, and CBC radio
  • Lives in Coquitlam (since 2001) with her husband, son, niece, and Wheaton Terrier

Monica Heir

Monica Heir, Trustee

  • Technology consultant
  • Moved to Coquitlam in 2018
  • Can usually be found chasing her husband, two daughters and/or dog around local parks
  • Avid reader and, most recently, audiobook listener

Steve Leung

Steve Leung, Trustee

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Past member of Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (City of Coquitlam) for five years
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Finance & Marketing (Honours), University of British Columbia
  • Avid reader of biography, history and current affairs
  • Lives with his wife and two children in Coquitlam

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Barbara Lu, Trustee

  • Governance and policy expert
  • Tri-cities resident for over 30 years 
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Victoria
  • Lives in Coquitlam with her husband and two children
  • Avid reader of fantasy novels and listener of business and finance podcasts
     (to keep things balanced)
  • Loves hiking and discovering local gems


Dennis Marsden, Trustee & City Councillor

  • Has 25 years’ experience in retail and business banking
  • Is the Principal of True North Business Consultation, a firm specializing in Government Relations and business development
  • Has been an active Board member in areas ranging from Hospital Foundation to BC Chamber of Commerce as well as a publicly traded company
  • Serves on the Metro Vancouver Performance and Audit Committee along with experience on various civic committees
  • Married with two teenaged children


Dave Whelan, Trustee

  • Retired from senior management of TELUS
  • Former volunteer with SHARE, Variety, Zajak Foundation and Red Cross
  • Previous volunteer positions include Port Moody Public Library and Police boards; land use, transportation, parks and rec committees as well as council indemnity and LRT task forces
  • Loves travel (over 60 countries) and is a lifelong reader
  • Proud father of 2 and grandfather of 6
  • Resident of Tri-Cities for over 30 years


Todd Gnissios, Executive Director and Secretary to the Board

  • Appointed December 9, 2013
  • MLIS, University of British Columbia
  • BGS, Business and Humanities, Simon Fraser University


  • The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except in March, August and December.
  • To attend as an observer, email

Presentations to the Board

Groups and/or individuals who want to address the Board should contact Executive Director Todd Gnissios at at least 5 days before the next Board meeting to be included in the meeting agenda.

Your request must include:

  • who will be attending
  • the organization you represent, if any
  • the topic of your presentation
  • the meeting date you wish to make your presentation

Your presentation must be under 15 minutes long.

The Board Chair has final authority on whether to allow a presentation, the time allotted, and the time given to questions from Trustees, if any.