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Board of Trustees

About the Trustees

Trustees meet at the library every 4-6 weeks. All meetings are posted and open to the public. The Board of Trustees is governed by a set of by-laws, which are reviewed annually.  Five trustees are elected for two-year terms to oversee the District. Trustees must live within District boundaries to serve. Elections are held in November of each year. 

Current Trustees

President:  Faye Cormier (2018-2020) | Email Faye
Faye’s life began in the best of both worlds; born a Texan and raised right across the state line in Louisiana. Life in a small town is much like life in Wells Branch; great neighbors, community tradition and pride as well as the freedom to directly impact community growth and quality of life.  Faye currently enjoys a career with a large managed care corporation as medical social worker. Faye’s other responsibilities include her position as the treasurer for the Wells Branch Neighborhood Association, Block Captain for Castle View Drive Neighborhood Watch group, Brown Santa volunteer, Coalition member for Ready by 21/Travis County, liaison for Friends of the Wells Branch Community Library and a very proud past recipient of the “Honorary Reference Librarian” for Well Branch Community Library.

Vice President: Ralph Simon (2017-2019) | Email Ralph
Ralph was born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised in the San Fernado Valley/Hollywood area of Los Angeles.  He moved to Wells Branch in 1998.  He was the first president of the Brattonwood HOA and is currently an active volunteer with the FOL and the WBNA.  He has served on the board and as an officer of many professional, educational, social and fraternal organizations.  His career was that of a buyer/ manager for many major retailers, an owner of a small chain of shoe stores and a Series 7 licensed financial advisor.  He and his wife have been traveling extensively worldwide the last few years.   He is an avid and accomplished duplicate and tournament bridge player.

Treasurer:  Lindsay Martinez (2018-2020) | Email Lindsay
Lindsay Martinez is a current Wells Branch Community Library trustee and volunteer. She grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas and graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Asian Studies and Business. She has lived in Wells Branch since 2011 with her husband Juan and children, Julia, Toby, and Laura. She has worked as Program Manager for Austin Diaper Bank and as a Certified Paralegal at OneWest and Walmart, and is studying Nonprofit Management & Leadership at ACC. She serves as the Trustee board's representative to Friends of the Library and Room Parent for her son’s kindergarten class at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary. Martinez believes our library is the heart of this community, a place where everyone can feel welcome, learn and grow. She’s a lifelong reader, and is often found at the WBSA fields, book in hand. She is honored to serve on the library board and is committed to bringing her unique experiences to serve Well Branch. 

Secretary:  Christine Bloemsma (2017-2019) | Email Christine
Christine is a seventh-generation Texan and twenty-two year Wells Branch Resident.  Some of her earliest memories are of going to the library in San Antonio.   She admits she’s been kicked out of more libraries than bars at closing time, though in her graduate school years, the count got close.  With a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology from Austin College and Master’s in English from Texas A&M University, Christine works at a hotel downtown and teaches at Austin Community College.  Christine’s connection to WBCL goes back to the early days of residents bringing boxes of book donations we hoped would “seed” our library to a storage room loaned by a church in the Bratton Square shopping center.  Christine’s best gift in recent memory was a Little Free Library her husband and daughter built for her to curate in their front yard!

Friends of the Library Liaison:  Kim Belcik (2018-2020) | Email Kim
Kim Belcik earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She graduated with a PhD in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches nursing at Texas State University in Round Rock and has served on the board of directors for the Texas Nurses Association. Kim also serves the Girl Scouts of Central Texas as a camp nurse at Camp Texlake. Kim and her family have lived in Wells Branch since 2000.