Foundation Board & Staff Members


The Bismarck Library Foundation Inc. board of directors meets monthly to guide the Foundation's goals and mission. The two-member office staff manages the daily responsibilities, works with donors, writes grants, and administers the planned giving program.

Interested in getting involved? Consider joining the Bismarck Library Foundation board of directors. The Bismarck Library Foundation raises private funds to enhance the programs, resources, and facilities of Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. Directors are unpaid volunteer positions. All directors must be residents of Burleigh County. To review Foundation director responsibilities and apply, click here for the Foundation board member application form. 

  • Michelle Hintz, President
  • Nikki Ferderer, Vice President
  • Bob Bartosh, Treasurer & Library Board Rep.
  • Kristi Paris, Secretary
  • Carolyn Frank
  • Joyce Hinman
  • Justin Hughes
  • Mike LaLonde
  • Thomas Mayer
  • Kathy Nordquist


  • Cynthia Norland
  • Jesse Sailer
  • Patty Sandness
  • Michael Schaff
  • Joan Severin           
  • Christine Kujawa, Library Director (ex officio)
  • Elizabeth Jacobs, Assistant Library Director (ex officio)
  • Beth Schatz Kaylor, Executive Director (ex officio)
  • Kristi Simenson, Office Manager (ex officio)