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Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees

Under New Jersey State Law, this Board consists of seven members, one of whom is the Mayor or Mayor’s delegate, and one is the Superintendent of Schools or delegate.  The other five are residents appointed by the Mayor with consent of City Council for rotating five-year terms.  The Library Board (aka Trustees) meets monthly at the Library on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:00 am.
View the most recent meeting minutes here.

Pat Fleming

Patricia E. Fleming
President; Term to: 12/31/2024
Corporate Attorney, retired, The BOC Group
Past Board President, YWCA of Central New Jersey

Joan Cansdale
VIce President, Term to: 12/31/2024
Superintendent’s Delegate
, Term: At will.
Supervisor of ELA and Secondary Schools,
Plainfield Public Schools

Donald Brown

Treasurer; Trustee, Term to: 12/31/2028
Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs/Director – Center for Multicultural Affairs and Community Service, Rider University
Adjunct Professor – School of Liberal Arts and Science, Rider University
Multicultural Studies Advisory Board, Rider University
Minding Our Business Advisory Board, Rider University

Cynthia Slade
Secretary, Term to: 12/31/2024
Operations Manager, retired, Conduent
Business Analyst, Retired, Lucent Technologies

Inez Durham

Inez Durham
Mayor’s Delegate, Term: At will.
Practicing Psychologist
Public School Administrator
Past President and Vice President, Plainfield Board of Education
Community Advocate


Joanne Macaluso
Trustee; Term to: 12/31/2026
Teacher, retired, Plainfield Public Schools
Director, First Unitarian Society of Plainfield Food Pantry
Past President of the Board of Trustees,
First Unitarian Society of Plainfield

Maritza Martinez

Trustee, Term to: 12/31/2025
Board Director, Plainfield SID
Trustee of C.C.C. DeGloria Church Inc.
Board Director Union County Latino Chamber of Commerce

Mary Ellen Rogan

Mary Ellen Rogan
Assistant Secretary of the Board
Library Director, Plainfield Public Library, 2015 to present

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