BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Noel Sloan
Noel SloanPresident
Noel has worked for financial services firms in London and New York, where he currently works for Brown Brothers Harriman. Born in England, he has British and American nationality and is an active alumnus of The Hotchkiss School and of Trinity College, Oxford. He lectures about Margaret Thatcher’s leadership at schools and Universities.
Isabel Sloane
Isabel SloaneVice President
Isabel spent four decades at JP Morgan Chase, the last 15 of which were as Global Head of Human Resources for the asset management division. She and her husband, Drew, have a grown son and daughter and have been part-time residents of Salisbury since the 1980s.
Warren Carter
Warren CarterTreasurer
After serving as Director of Development at the Indian Mountain School for four years, Warren opened Salisbury Wines. Prior to moving to the area he worked in banking and capital markets including in New York and London for over 25 years. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance in the U.S. Treasury. He lives in Norfolk with his wife, Lisa, Principal of Salisbury Central School, and has two grown sons. His favorite book: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
Kathleen Voldstad
Kathleen VoldstadSecretary
Kathy is currently completing a Master’s program in Mental Health Counseling at NYU. She also teaches yoga and meditation and has an interest in the positive impact those practices have on mental health. Kathy is co-chair of the Communications Committee. She and her husband, Michael, have lived in Salisbury for 18 years, as both full and part-time residents; they have four grown children.
Walter E. DeMelle, Jr.
Walter E. DeMelle, Jr.Trustee
Walter was the Director of the Edsel Ford Library at Hotchkiss School for more than 40 years. In addition, he served as a library building consultant for other private schools. He is married to Susan, retired from Salisbury School, and they have two grown so
Ellyn Mittman
Ellyn MittmanTrustee
Ellyn is an attorney in New York City where she has been practicing for more than thirty five years. She and her husband, Larry, have been part time residents in Lakeville and Salisbury for over three decades. Ellyn was originally introduced to the area by her mother, who remains a full time resident of Lakeville. Ellyn and Larry’s grown son and daughter, together with their son-in-law and two young grandchildren, cherish their time in Connecticut, visiting regularly and enjoying the library – especially the grandchildren!
Ellyn’s grandchildren’s favorite author: Sandra Boynton, Lakeville resident
John Hoffman
John HoffmanTrustee
John is a retired science teacher having spent the last 20 years of his career at Indian Mountain School. In retirement, he chairs the Building and Grounds Committee for the Library, gardens, golfs and plays paddle tennis. His parents were Salisbury natives. He has two grown sons and is married to Sarah Zarbock.
David Harris, Jr.
David Harris, Jr.Trustee
David is semiretired from a career as an investment advisor and stock broker. He grew up in Salisbury where his father taught at Salisbury School. He has many fond memories of people he met in his youth and through winter sports. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts/Boston, he is a lover of classical music and literature. His favorite book: The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
Beth Isler
Beth IslerTrustee
Beth is retired from dual careers of teaching German and teaching reading/study skills on the high school level. Currently Beth volunteers as a conversation partner with an international center in NYC teaching English as a second language. She and her husband Jack live in Florida but have been active part-time residents in Salisbury for 20 years. They have two adult sons.
Jaye Landon
Jaye LandonTrustee
Jaye is originally from Ottawa, Canada and since 1998 has been dividing her time between Salisbury and New York City. She was the founder of a consulting firm focused on globalization opportunities, and continues to travel extensively, but now just for fun. While not reading, she enjoys backpacking, looking at art, and meeting interesting people.
Robbin Blaine Livingston
Robbin Blaine LivingstonTustee
Robbin is retired from a career in the advocacy division of Consumer Reports and currently co-chairs the Development Committee at the Library. She and her husband Jeff have been part-time residents of Lakeville since the late 70s and they have two grown sons. She belongs to three book groups, two of them serious, and also to a group which reads Shakespeare’s plays aloud.
Betsy Maury
Betsy MauryTrustee
Betsy is a former senior editor at Random House and wrote for Fodor’s travel guides while living in Budapest. She is the co-chair of the Library’s Development Committee and is also currently involved in a writing project for middle school students in Salisbury. She and her husband have a son who is in third grade.
Helen Klein Ross
Helen Klein RossTrustee
Helen spent many years as a writer and creative director at global ad agencies in New York before turning to other kinds of fiction. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Her first novel was published by Simon and Schuster in 2013; her next novel is due out from them in 2016. Helen speaks nationally on social media. She is chair of the Branding Committee and co-chair of Communications. She and her husband, Donald, moved to Lakeville and brought historic Holleywood back to life.
Mark Shearer
Mark ShearerTrustee
Mark is the President of SMB Mailing Solutions, a division of Pitney Bowes. Prior to that, he had numerous leadership roles at IBM, including leading a $1 billion business focused on telecommunications and media companies in the Asia-Pacific region while living in Tokyo. He is a currently a part-time resident of Salisbury and chairs the Technology Committee.
Andrew P. Torres
Andrew P. TorresTrustee
Andrew is an automotive marketing professional, currently working for Ferrari North America. He has also worked for the Skip Barber Racing School and prior to that had a career in magazine publishing. He and his wife, Karen Kane, have two daughters, both of whom are in high school.  Andrew enjoys cars and motorcycles, as well climbing, swimming and cycling.