Board of Trustees

A total of 5 individuals serving rotating volunteer five-year terms comprise the library’s Board of trustees. The Board of Trustees focuses on setting library policy and meets with the Library Director on a monthly basis, usually at 3 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the library’s meeting room.

Current Trustees:


Barry Jacobson
Board member since 2010, Barry moved to San Juan Island with his wife, Robin, and the youngest of his four children in 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University. He spent most of his professional life with Kaiser Permanente and in private clinical practice as a child, couple, and family therapist.
Fred Henley
Vice President
After a 30 year career in the U.S. Forest Service where he managed programs in landscape design, recreation, and cultural resources, Fred and his wife, Judy, retired to San Juan Island. In 1987 he volunteered at the Library in circulation. After serving as President of the Friends of the Library he was appointed a Trustee in 2007. He brings to the Board experience in preparing large budgets, personnel supervision, EED counseling and public agency experience.
Mark Madsen
Mark Madsen earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and a Masters in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington. He currently serves the community through the San Juan Library District, the board of Orcas Power and Light Cooperative (OPALCO), San Juan County Economic Development Council, the Town of Friday Harbor’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, and is a board member, past President and Treasurer of Seattle Arts and Lectures. Mark is a software engineer, data scientist, and entrepreneur, having worked for Microsoft, RealNetworks, and co-founded Network Clarity and
Katie Loring
Katie has lived on San Juan Island with her husband Kyle and their dogs since 2008, when they relocated from Seattle. Katie practices law with the law firm Goddu Langlie Loring Sandstrom PLLC, having earned her law degree at Boston College Law School in 2004. Katie and Kyle have enjoyed San Juan Island so much that her parents relocated to San Juan Island from Buffalo, NY to be near them. Katie and Kyle enjoy cycling, including their regular commute to work and more ambitious touring on annual summer bike trips. They also enjoy hiking with their two lab mixes and getting outside whenever they can. Katie and her family love and support the San Juan Island Library and she is excited to serve on its Board of Trustees.
Lynn Weber/Roochvarg
Lynn Weber/Roochvarg has been an island resident since 1998. After a dual career in academic and public library service and adult education, she has assisted various island non-profit organizations with planning, design, and communications tasks. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2007.