Board of Directors
Vice President: Sharon Wroblewski
Treasurer: Courtney Henry
Secretary: Paula Jones
Members: Victoria Laracy, Linda Walker, Kathy Bergeron, Neill Osgood, Donna Dunn, Nate Ramsbottom and Jake Crabbs.
We currently have board vacancies. If interested, please contact the Nomination Committee Chair, Kathy Bergeron.
Vice President Sharon Wroblewski
Sharon Wroblewski grew up in Warwick, RI. She graduated from UCONN in 1972 with a BS from the School of Physical Therapy. While practicing PT, Sharon and her husband,Ted, along with their 9 month old daughter left Long Island, NY and purchased the Bernerhof Inn in 1977, knowing the MWV was where they wanted to raise their family. This was the first of many entrepreneur projects they pursued as their family grew to four children. She continued to practice PT in 1980’s and helped start Children Unlimited.
Sharon values the sense of community that she has here in the Valley. Ted and she co-chaired the Capital Campaign Committee for the first phase of MWVTA Rec Path. Sharon enjoys nature and the outdoors to include biking, walking, gardening and snowshoeing all from her backyard! She has many interests including knitting, reading and sewing, but cooking remains high on her list. Sharon and Ted have always enjoyed the adventures of travel, but enjoy coming home. A long time patron and supporter of the library, late in 2020 Sharon joined the Pope Memorial Library as the Chair of the Capital Campaign and late in 2021 she joined the board.
Treasurer Courtney Henry
Secretary Paula Jones
Paula grew up in southern Maine before moving to Mt. Washington Valley in the early 80’s. She works part-time as a freelance graphic designer after retiring from a full-time position with the Chamber of Commerce in 2020. Paula assisted with the capital campaign for the renovation and expansion of the library and is proud to serve on the current board of directors as secretary.
Paula also serves on the board of M&D Playhouse and can occasionally be seen on stage.
She lives in Center Conway with her husband Fred and enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, painting, and photography. She loves spending time with her five siblings and is a proud auntie to seven amazing young women, one of whom is a 2022 Olympic silver medalist in snowboarding.
Member Kathleen Bergeron
Kathy and her family have lived in North Conway for many years. One of the first places they visited was the North Conway Library. Kathy started volunteering at the library when her girls were young. As time went on, she became a board member holding different offices including treasurer and president. After a hiatus she returned to the board in 2021 as the treasurer. Her background in finance and human resources have helped the library grow and transition from a small library to the wonderful institution it is today. Her other interests and community activities include the Materials Girls Quilting Group, Mountain Garden Club and Our Lady of the Mountain Finance Committee.
Member Neill Osgood
Neill is proud to hold Life Membership card #91, having been a patron of the Library since primary school, . The library was an integral part of life in the Osgood home. A particularly fond childhood memory he shares with his brother Charlie was the family tradition that every Friday afternoon was the “Library & Laundry” trip to town. Their parents, Charles and Patricia, would take turns, one would stay at the Seavey St. Laundromat putting through the week’s wash (book in hand of course) while the other would walk several blocks with the brothers to the NCPL to choose their books for the week to come!
Over the last 20 years Neill has enjoyed volunteering and serving on the Boards of a variety of non-profits, including 12 years as a Trustee for his alma mater The White Mountain School in Bethlehem NH. After graduating from White Mountain he went on to earn a B.A. in psychology from Plymouth State University. Serving on the Library Board is particularly meaningful to Neill as he’s following in his Father’s footsteps; Charles served for 24 years on the NCPL Board of Directors and Committee of Donated Funds.