2012-01-20 / Community

Ensler Appointed To Board Of Trustees


Laura Ensler Laura Ensler Laura Ensler has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Queens Library by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Ensler brings a wealth of experience in the fields of education and library stewardship. Her term will expire in December 2013.

“On behalf of my fellow trustees, I am pleased to welcome Laura Ensler to the board. She has demonstrated her commitment to the ideals of free public information and education in her professional and pro bono careers. She will be a great asset,” said Joseph R. Ficalora, president and CEO, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and chairman, Board of Trustees of Queens Library.

“Laura Ensler brings a valuable blend of skills that complements Queens Library’s mission to enrich lives. Her perspective will help steer the library in the spirit of public service,” said Thomas W. Galante, president and CEO.

Queens Library is guided by a 19- member Board of Trustees alternately appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York and the Queens Borough President. The Mayor, the Speaker of the City Council, the Public Advocate, the Comptroller, and the Borough President are ex officio members. Trustees serve without remuneration.

Ensler is a consultant to public, private and not-for-profit organizations in the field of early care and education. She provides guidance to program administrators and managers instituting change management strategies, developing new and innovative systems, assessment and evaluation. Previously, she was the Director of Community Development and Outreach for Children and Family Services of the Visiting Nurse Service of NY and the Early Head Start Director in Rockaway, Queens. She has taught at the NYU School of Continuing Education and the Bank Street College of Education.

Ensler was Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Brooklyn Public Library, and is a Commissioner for the Mayor’s Commission on Women’s Issues, a member of the Advisory Board of Jumpstart Mid-Atlantic Region, and active in several national organizations including Reading Is Fundamental National Advisory Council and the National Faculty of the Ounce of Prevention Scale Assessment Training. She received her BA from Franklin and Marshall College and her Masters in Education from the Bank Street College of Education.

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