Library Board

Lynnette Fields

Lynnette Fields, Board Chair

I moved to Placitas in 2017 from the St. Louis area. I started volunteering at the Help Desk shortly after we moved here and have been on the Board since 2019. I am a retired librarian, so serving on the Board seemed to be the logical thing for me to do after retirement.

Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy, Vice Chair

I grew up in Maryland and lived in many places.  I have been a resident of NM since 1964.  After retiring from Albuquerque public schools as a teacher, we settled in Placitas in 2013.  I have been a volunteer at the library since 2014 and joined the board in 2023. 

Margaret Huber

Maggie Huber, PhD, Treasurer

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA but I have lived in several states, most recently South Dakota.  I am retired from a career in higher education as a college/university president and I have a very strong value on providing community resources for learning.  I have been on the Library Board since Spring 2023.

Jillian Gonzales

Jillian J Gonzales, Secretary

I am not only a native New Mexican, but I was raised in the Village of Placitas. My love of libraries began early in childhood as my parents worked and studied in the numerous libraries on the University of New Mexico campus. My education took me to New England and New York City before returning home. In my professional life, I am a Director at a major healthcare organization that serves the entire state. My partner, Brian, and I have raised two children and numerous dogs in our home in the Village of Placitas. I have served on the Board of the Placitas Community Library since January of 2021. My passion lies in sharing the history of Placitas in order to bring diverse members of the community together.

Kendra Lucero-Matteucci

Kendra Lucero-Matteucci

From my childhood and throughout my life, Placitas has always represented community and family to me. As a member of the San Antonio de las Huertas Land Grant with deep generational roots to the area, in 2023, I joined the library board in hopes of helping to continue building strong community bonds in a shared space where all feel welcome. 

Linda Hughes

Linda Lucero Hughes

I am a 30 plus year resident of Placitas and native New Mexican with family roots originating in Taos.  I retired in 2021 after 40 plus years in the field of Nursing.  I have redirected my energy into volunteering.  I believe in the library board mission of providing resources and services to our diverse community which is the driving force behind my decision to join this dedicated group of library volunteers. joined the board in 2023.

Kate Miller

Kathryn J. Miller, PhD (Kate)

I am a Placitas resident since 1983 and have been a member of the Board since 2022 and chair the Sustainability Committee. My work has been as an Organization Development Practitioner and a certified Executive Coach. I am a published poet and digital artist who loves to read. I take special joy traveling. I am a daily hiker in the area.

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

I've lived in Placitas for 29 years and joined the Board last spring.  Before retiring I was a family law attorney.

Seth Betterly

Seth Betterly

I grew up in New Jersey outside of Philadelphia and moved to Placitas in 2021. My work experience was in the oil and gas business where I was a geophysicist for both a large and small independent oil company. I joined the board at Placitas Community Library Board in 2024 and I am looking forward to helping serve the library as well as the local community.