Delray Beach Public Library Announces New Board Member

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The Delray Beach Public Library’s Board President, John K. Burke announced that prominent community members Jan Kucera, Debra Elmore and Rhonda Guinazzo have joined the Library Board of Directors.

Jan Kucera is involved in many local community boards and projects. She is a member of Junior League of Boca Raton and has served as Vice President of Strategic Planning, as the Community Support Fund Chair, and was the Project Development Chair. She was also on the

Board of Old School Square for six years and served on the Executive Committee. She is currently a Board member of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation Board, serving as the Bethesda Hospital Ball Chairwoman for 2011, as well as serving on the Woman of Grace Luncheon committee. Kucera is a graduate of the Delray Beach Resident’s Academy and the Leadership Delray program as well as serving on the Historic Preservation Board. In addition she volunteers at the Caring Kitchen annual fundraiser, at St. Vincent Ferrer Spring Festival, “Share a Pet” pet therapy program and serves as the Chair of the Admissions Committee of the Delray Beach Club. Debra Elmore is Founder of A.K. Consulting, a business development/ marketing consultant firm she started after working for over 17 years in corporate America.

She has served as Guild Board President for the Harid Conservatory of Music Inc. in Boca Raton; on the Palm Beach County Cultural Council for eight years and as the Treasurer for several years; The Friends of Palm Beach Chapter of the Northwood University National Women’s Board Chairperson; Board of Governors at Northwood University; Young Professional’s Executive Committee at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach; supports the Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and numerous other cultural organizations. She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Nutrition and Management.

Rhonda Guinazzo has been Director of Family Office for the accounting firm of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. in West Palm Beach from 1995 to the present. Guinazzo is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a member of the FICPA.

As a mother of three, she has first-hand experience with the life-long positive impact that libraries can have on children and adults. “I feel privileged to serve an institution that has benefitted so many generations over the past 100 years. The tremendous resources that the library offers to all members of our community, including the services to our local youth, make the library an invaluable asset to our residents and visitors.”

The Delray Beach Club Board of Governors recently held its annual meeting and elected new officers. James Anders is treasurer, succeeding David High. Thomas Steinman will serve on the board as a governor. Continuing their service on the board are: Buck Atherton, president; Patricia Breman, first vice president; David High, second vice president; Marlis Hadeed, secretary and Louise Glover, governor.