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FOCAL      Friends of Children and Literature

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Who We Are




2018 FOCAL Board Members
President Caroline Gill Teacher Librarian, LAUSD Venice High School, Retired
Vice President - FOCAL Points Editor Helene Mochedlover Librarian, Retired LAPL
Vice President - Membership, Historian & FOCAL Founder
Past Board President
Renny Day Senior Librarian, Retired
Children’s Literature Department
Vice President - Programs Lauren Okayama Child Development Educator
Recording Secretary Marilyn Robertson Library Services, Teacher, Teacher Librarian, LAUSD, Retired. Past President - SCCLCYP and CSLA
Treasurer Kathryn Wilcox CPA
Book Sales
Past Board President
Lara Clardy Teacher, Retired
Member-at-Large, Chair of the Award Committee Carol Raby Library Events Specialist, Loyola Marymount University
Past Board President Barbara Metzenbaum Senior Librarian
Woodland Hills Branch Library
Liaison Brooke Sheets Senior Librarian
LAPL Children's Literature Department; Award Committee, ex officio
Liaison Madeline Bryant Principal Librarian
LAPL Youth Services
Liaison Diane Olivo-Posner Principal Librarian
LAPL Exploration & Creativity
Liaison Joanna Fabicon Senior Librarian
LAPL Children’s Services
Liaison Jené Brown LAPL Senior Librarian Manager - Strategic Projects & Partnerships/Friends Liaison
In memoriam Peggy Miller  
In memoriam Edythe McGovern  
In memoriam Carol Onofrio