2020-2021 Officers

President: Don Pearson, MBA, MLIS, AHIP


The President presides over all OHSLA meetings and serves as official spokesperson of the group. The President, with approval of the Executive Committee, appoints committee chairs and members, the editor of OHSLA Voice, and the webmaster.

President-Elect: Ximena Chrisagis, M.S. (LIS), M.A.

Nursing, Chemistry, and Modern Languages Librarian
Wright State University
120 Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Dayton, OH 45435

PH: (937) 775-3516

The President Elect presides in the absence of the President and serves as Chair of the Program and Continuing Education Committee.

Past-President: Alyssa Portwood, MLS, AHIP

Library Manager
Akron Children's Hospital
Mary Hower Medical Library
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44310

PH: (330) 543-8286

The Past President serves as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

Secretary: Marilia Antunez, MA(LIS), MA, AHIP

Assistant Professor of Bibliography; Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
The University of Akron
Science & Technology Library, ASEC 104

Akron, OH 44325

PH: (330) 972-6262

The Secretary records minutes of all OHSLA meetings and prepares minutes for distribution by the Communications Committee.

Treasurer/Membership Chair: Elizabeth Lyman, MLIS, AHIP

Reference Librarian
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Grant Morrow III Medical Library
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

PH: (614) 722-3200

The Treasurer is responsible for receipt and disbursement of all funds, and submits a written financial report at each meeting. The Treasurer also maintains the official membership list and serves as Chair of the Membership Committee.

Archivist: Diane De Luco, MLIS, MS, RD, LD

Field Manager, Ohio Department of Health

PH: (330) 559-6774

The Archivist (appointed by the President) collects and catalogs the organization’s records for archiving in an accessible, controlled climate.

Webmistress: Heidi Beke-Harrigan, MLS, CPL

Technical Support Librarian 
1500 W. Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43221

PH: (614) 484-1068

The Webmaster/Webmistress (appointed by the President) maintains and updates the organization’s website with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Communications Chair: Loren Hackett, MLIS, AHIP

Medical Librarian
Cleveland Clinic 
Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library
9500 Euclid Ave. - NA30
Cleveland, OH 44195

PH: (216) 445-7347

The Communications Chair (appointed by the President) produces a newsletter (OHSLA Voice) twice a year; gathers information on members and happenings in the library world within Ohio; handles any additional projects as assigned by the Executive Committee. 

GMR-Health Sciences Librarians Focus Group Representative: Neil Nero

Medical Librarian
Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library
9500 euclid Ave. NA30
Cleveland, OH 44195

PH: (216) 445-7336

The Ohio Representative to the GMR Health Sciences Librarians Focus Group serves as the communication link between OHSLA and the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)

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Last updated: February 20, 2021
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