Library Directors & Board

Library Directors

Todd Gnissios Executive Director
Contact Todd Gnissios

Anthea Goffe Deputy Director and Director - Community Engagement
Contact Anthea Goffe

Ryan Jamieson Director - Services and Facilities
Contact Ryan Jamieson

Library Board


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



Erin Adams, Board Chair

  • Director of Admissions, LaSalle College Vancouver
  • MA, McMaster University;  BA Honours, University of Victoria
  • Member of CPL Board since 2014
  • Has lived in several countries and traveled extensively, particularly through Asia
  • Enjoys travel, karate, post-colonial fiction, international cuisine, music
  • Lives in Coquitlam with her partner and two children


Natasha Knox, Board Vice-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


Dave Whelan, Board Treasurer

  • 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


Matt Djonlic, Trustee

  • Graduate of Simon Fraser University
  • Works for a local MLA
  • Avid reader of history and addicted to podcasts
  • Has lived in the Tri-Cities for over 20 years


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 an 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


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

Kimberly Sivak

Kimberly Sivak, Trustee

  • 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)


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.