Board of Trustees Bios

Tonya WestenskowTonya W 2

President

Tonya joined the board in 2012. With over 25 years in banking, Tonya is a Retail Hub Manager with First Interstate Bank and leads the retail team in the Southern Idaho Region. 

Tonya wanted to serve on the Library board as she believes the library represents the heart of our community. She has a lifelong love of reading but is elated that our library is far from just books anymore. Our library has evolved to a culture of heightened adoption to the needs and wants of our community, putting our users front and center as we foster relevant programming and content. 

 

 


 

Phil MagnusonPhil M

Vice-President

Phil joined the board in 2019. He is a long-time Boise resident and has held leadrship roles at several local technology businesses, including Cradlepoint and Hewlett-Packard. In recent years, Phil was CEO of HomeCU, a software technology company providing internet-based account management/access software to credit unions.

 

 


 

Soñia GalavizSonia G

Soñia joined the board in 2019.  She is a 5th grade educator in Boise, teaching for nearly 20 years in Idaho.  She recently obtained her doctorate from Boise State University in STEM Education, focusing on working with underserved populations and involving families in developing students' STEM identities.    

Soñia joined the board because she sees the library as a welcome refuge for so many in the community.  She recognizes that the library plays a pivotal role in providing resources, serving people from all walks of life, and fostering a love of reading and learning for young and old. 

 

 

 


 

Brian KleneBrian K

Brian joined the board in 2021. He and his family have lived in Boise twice, most recently returning to Boise in 2013. Brian has enjoyed a 42-year career in international technology businesses large and small, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The Citadel and his MBA degree from the University of Southern California. 

Reading, writing, and communicating are critical life skills, sharpened by ideas and learnings found in books. Brian believes the library plays an important role in fostering and sharpening those skills, but also in strengthening the sense of community and equality among the residents of our city. 

 

 


 

Nikki PanteraNikki Pantera

Nikki joined the board in 2021. She is a native Idahoan, born and raised in Boise. Nikki received a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Juris Doctorate at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. After college, she returned to Boise and has been practicing law here ever since.  
 
Nikki joined the Board of Trustees because she believes the library is an important part of the community and she has personally benefited from her time spent at the library both as a mom and when she was a child. She looks forward to serving the community and helping to build on all the wonderful services the Library provides. 

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