Board of Trustees Bios

Nikki Pantera

Nikki Trammel Pantera, President

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.

Rebecca Lemmons

Rebecca Lemmons, Vice-President

Rebecca joined the board in 2022. She serves as the Regional Director of Community Health and Well-Being for the Saint Alphonsus Health System. Over the past 15 years, she has worked to improve public health across Idaho’s government, non-profit, and healthcare sectors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Idaho and a Masters in Health Sciences from Boise State University.

Rebecca joined the board in a full circle moment because her first job at age 15 was as a page at the Main Library. Now as a mother and regular user of the Library, she wants to advocate for and protect one of the community’s greatest assets in providing equitable access to education, information, and resources for Boise’s residents.

Reshma Kamal

Reshma Kamal

Reshma joined the board in 2023. Reshma serves as a community advisor for the International Rescue Committee and is the humanitarian and outreach director for the Islamic Center of Boise. In these roles she has worked to build connections and understanding with organizations such as Glocal Community Partners, Peace Catalyst International, and the Boise Police Department.

Born in India, Reshma has lived in Idaho since 2011. She joined the board to bring awareness of the diversity of experience that is found in our community and is deeply committed to working collaboratively to ensure everyone in Boise can benefit from the Library.

Brian K

Brian Klene

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.

Ron Pisaneschi

Ron Pisaneschi

Ron joined the board in 2023. He is the former general manager at Idaho Public Television and currently serves on the Board of Directors for American Public Television. He has served on a number of non-profit and government bards including the Idaho Humanities Council, University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media, and What the Vote Idaho. He retired in 2021 after a 36-year career in media.

He joined the board to provide strategic leadership at a time when public libraries are adapting to the ways in which social media, the internet and digital technologies are changing society while striving to remain true to core values of open access, freedom to read, and the right to privacy.

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