Our Board of Directors

 

Executive Committee

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Andrea Bowersox
President

Andrea has centered her life around books. Beyond being a voracious reader since childhood, she has worked as an editor, a teen services librarian, and has served as a library trustee since 2010. Libraries have always been a haven for her, and she seeks to help grow the Waynesboro library into a vibrant community gathering place.

She and her husband, Jeremy, own the Bowersox Funeral Homes in Waynesboro and Greencastle. They are raising two book-loving daughters, and enjoy traveling.  

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Patrick Fleagle
Vice President

Patrick Fleagle is a lifelong resident of Waynesboro and graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High in 1969 and Juniata College in 1973.

He served in the PA House of Representatives from 1989 to 2006 and has served as Mayor of Waynesboro and Waynesboro Borough Council.

He is a serves as a member and volunteer of numerous Waynesboro Organizations including the Waynesboro Historical Society , Waynesboro Community Concert, Medic 2, and the Rotary Club of Waynesboro.

Pat is married to the former Mary Jane Wolff and has two children, Katie Geesaman and Emily Young and five grandchildren. His hobbies are reading and golf.

Pat has served on the AHMFL Board since January 2015.

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Doug Tengler
Treasurer

Doug has recently joined our board and is a graduate of Waynesboro High School and Shippensburg University.  He has been licensed as a CPA since 1994.

During his professional career, he has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Hospice of Washington County, MD and Fulton County, PA.  In addition, he has served as the president of Waynesboro Borough Council and Renfrew Committee, Inc.  He currently serves on the board of the Antietam Humane Society.

He is an avid reader of fiction and enjoys reading new novels by John Grisham and James Patterson.   Doug lives in Waynesboro, with his calico cat, Darcy.

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Judith Herrick
Secretary

As a retired librarian, Judy Herrick is interested in the ever changing role of the public library in local communities.  She has been a board member since 2017 and serves as the secretary.

 

Members at Large

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Kathryn Benchoff
Member-at-Large

Kate Benchoff has never strayed far from the Waynesboro library, whether she was checking out Babysitters' Club books in elementary school, doing research in high school, working as children's librarian, helping to plan library fundraisers, or serving on the Board of Directors. She is also a professor at Hagerstown Community College, where she teaches in the English and Humanities department. When she isn't grading stacks of composition essays, she can be found reading one of the dozen or so books on her nightstand, cooking deliciously unhealthy meals, listening to horror podcasts, or playing board games with her husband, AJ, and their son, Henry.

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Jared Childers
Member-at-Large

Jared Childers is the proud father of four active library users.  He is an attorney with R. Thomas Murphy & Associates, P.C. in Waynesboro, where he focuses his practice solely on estate and elder law issues, receiving the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) designation in 2015.

Jared consumes a massive quantity of audiobooks (unabridged only) for his many drives and has been an avid reader his entire life, often reading three or four books concurrently.  Jared graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA with his juris doctorate and earned an LL.M. from New York University in taxation. He majored in Italian at Brigham Young University after living in Italy for two years.  Jared enjoys tie-dyeing with his children, pine needle basketry, cooking, travel and energetic attempts at home improvements, which often end up costing him more for the subsequent repairs.  Jared has a very patient wife, who happily supports him in his service at the library, church and community - anything to get him out of the house and away from his tools.  One of Jared's favorite pastimes is pretending to be annoyed with the family cat, while in reality secretly doting on the creature.

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Marge Kiersz
Member-at-Large

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