Brentwood Library Foundation Board of Directors

Diane Alexander, President
Current President of the Friends of the Brentwood Library and Secretary of the Discovery Bay Lions Club.
Carlos Sanabria, Vice President
Elected member of the Governing Board of the Brentwood Union School District. As a library rat for over 45 years, I believe that libraries are places where the knowledge and ideas of our culture are and need to be available to all.
Ellen Moser, Treasurer & Director
Retired executive from IBM and Kaiser Permanente; built a consulting company named Paradiddle Inc. Delivered large business-critical complex programs; created and delivered education programs and seminars in project management; delivered information technology solutions for regional, national and global clients. Held board positions with non-profit companies and homeowners' associations. Volunteer activities include delivering Meals on Wheels to senior citizens of the East County Diablo Region. Member of Brentwood Neighborhood Committee, Funding Chair and Treasurer of Early Alert Canines non-profit organization, and Treasurer of a non-profit East County Fellowship organization.
Andrea Freyer, Ex-Officio Member
Senior Community Library Manager of the Brentwood Library as of October 2020
Sharon Garrison, Director & Webmaster
Retired after thirty-five year career in finance and project management primarily with Silicon Valley companies holding management and executive-level positions. Member and Treasurer of Brentwood Neighborhood Committee and several boards including Friends of the Brentwood Library Vice President, President of a homeowners' association with over 780 single-family homes in Brentwood, holds both District and State-level positions with the Daughters of the American Revolution and other lineage/genealogy organizations. Over 16 year resident of Brentwood. Taught Adult-level, computer classes and genealogy workshops. Avid reader, genealogy researcher, family and history book collector. Sharon holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a MBA from Pepperdine University. Believes strongly that libraries are a great source for learning and agrees with Dr. Seuss who said: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." 
William "Bill" Harms, Secretary & Public Relations
Served as Associate News Director at the University of Chicago before moving with his wife to Brentwood to be near family. He was responsible for reporting news on the university's Division of Social Sciences and served as President of the Chicago Science Writers group. Also in the Chicago area, he was president of a suburban elementary school board. He continues to write as a freelancer.  
Stephen F. Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Director
Retired after 43-year career in Data Processing, with last 34 years in banking. Served 2013-2015 as Brentwood Appointee to East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Serving 2009 to present on Citizens Advisory Committee of Contra Costa Transportation Authority, which I chair. Served as Chair of ECCFPD Finance Committee. Currently serving as Director, Treasurer and CFO of Cooking With Kids Foundation. Heavy user of the Brentwood Library and the LINK+ Interlibrary Loan System·
Mayor Robert Taylor, Ex-Officio Member
Has been the elected mayor of Brentwood since 2006; prior to that, he served two years on Brentwood’s City Council. He has been a farmer and businessman. He and his wife have lived in Brentwood for over 30 years.

Vicki L. Ward, Director
An Award winning author of several books on empowering women through their life changes, specifically maturing women. A lifetime reader and researcher, I value the importance of a community library to people of all ages. As a reader and writer, I recognize how important it is for my books and those of other writers to be available to all citizens. Vicki, a Seasoned Sistah. Visit the seasoned sistah blog at:
Thuy (Twee) DaoJensen, Brentwood Library Commissioner, Ex-Officio Member
Appointed by Mayor Taylor and the Brentwood City Council as the Brentwood Library Commissioner on January 22, 2019. Prior to moving to Brentwood, she was a professor of education at the University of Southern Indiana, taught a course called Diversity and Equity in Education to prepare new P-12 teachers entering the teaching profession. She also taught graduate courses in qualitative action research to teachers getting their Master's degree. She lives in Brentwood with her husband, Troy and their two children, and is excited to represent Brentwood at the Contra Costa Costa Country Library Commission. Email:

Updated: December 4, 2020