The Bylaws of the ACLA call for an 11 member board with overlaping terms of service lasting 3 years. The most important qualification is a passion to help in the creation of a library for the community of Aloha. If you know of anyone who would be interested in these positions, please contact us on the contact page. The numbers in parenthesis next to the name indicate which year their term ends.
In 2013, a new 1 year student director position was added with the term going from April to April. Vy Le is our first board member in this position.
Douglas Hoy (2014), President
Douglas Hoy, an Aloha/Beaverton resident since 1983, is an Electrical Engineer and Technology Manager with over 30 years experience in the high tech industry. His specialty has been developing integrated circuits for the electronic test and measurement, high speed telecommunications and automated test industry. He is currently retired, but involved in several entrepreneurial activities. His focus and expertise is leadership development and mentoring, project and program management, team building, and business operations planning.
In addition to serving as the ACLA Board President, Doug also enjoys working in and for the community as a volunteer for other community organizations. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Site Development Committee for Cooper Mt. Presbyterian Fellowship where he has been active for 15+ years as an Elder and church leader. He also serves as the Men’s Ministry Leader for that congregation which involves coordination and leadership development activities. Married to Cheryl, they have 3 adult children.
Ann Sindelar-Trahin (2015), Vice President
Ann Sindelar-Trahin is a native Oregonian and has lived in Aloha since 1985. Ann spent 5 years in the child welfare field and 10 years in the computer industry before she went into education. She has taught in the Beaverton School District for the past 18 years. She was the librarian for Aloha High School until recently, and is currently teaching technology at Mountain View Middle School. She has always been an enthusiastic library user and supporter and in the second grade created a lending library for her neighborhood. Ann enjoys living in the community where she teaches because she knows her students and their parents as neighbors and friends. Ann is excited about the role the Aloha Library will play as a venue for fostering literacy, recreational reading, community resources, and community gatherings. Ann has a daughter living in Chile, a son at Oregon State University, and several pets that still live at home.
Manisha Jain (2015), Treasurer
Manisha Jain is a small business owner, CPA, and property manager bringing over 20 years of business and financial expertise to the Aloha Community Library Association. In her practice, Manisha specializes in providing accounting services, business advisory, and QuickBooks consulting to small businesses. Since early 2012 she has been providing these services to the Aloha Community Library Association on a pro bono basis. Manisha is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Cedar Mill Business Association.
Amy Bates Grant (2015), Secretary
Amy is a contracts and intellectual property attorney at a technology company and a math teacher at Village Home Education Resource Center. She and her husband Keith have been involved in Aloha, Beaverton and Cedar Mill community groups for fourteen years, including serving on the Cedar Mill Community Library Board, being a Girl Scout leader, serving on the boards of education-related nonprofit organizations, and participating in the Beaverton Community Emergency Response Team. School and public libraries have been a second home to her and to her children, both of whom grew up volunteering in the Cedar Mill Community Library. Amy is excited about the opportunity to be able to help bring a community library to Aloha.
Martin Granum (2013)
Martin Granum is a member of the ACLA Board of Directors and is the Association’s Vice President. Martin is a facility maintenance supervisor with Multnomah County. A Veteran, Martin served 24 years in the United States Air Force including three overseas assignments and a deployment to Iraq. Martin was raised in Portland, graduated from Benson High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Public Administration. He and his wife Annette have two grown sons and a daughter in high school, and they are hosting a high school student from China for the current school year. Martin serves on the Hillsboro School District’s Curriculum Advisory Committee, coaches in the Hillsboro Girls Softball Association, and volunteers with Trinity Lutheran Church and Family Bridge in Hillsboro.
Lynda Hanson (2013)
A retired educator, Lynda taught in Washington and Montana before returning with her husband to Aloha , her childhood home at 185thand Kinnaman Rd. She received degrees from Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Portland, and did post graduate work at several universities including Montana State University. Lynda now works part-time with the University of Oregon on a research grant for Middle School intervention, and as a research associate for the Invest in Innovation(i3) grant with the national Young Audiences “Arts for Learning” in the Beaverton School District. Libraries are a natural extension of her passion for education and, as such, an avenue where she can give back to the community.
ACLA Board Member Eric Squires is employed in insurance and is active in the community. In addition to supporting local library efforts, Eric is also active in the Aloha Business Association, the Washington County Public Affairs Forum and Chairs the Aloha area Citizens Participation Organization, CPO 6. Eric holds several professional licenses: Insurance Producer, Real Estate Broker, FINRA 6 & 63 Securities (Mutual Funds and Annuities), Notary Public and earned membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society concurrent with a college degree. He was recently profiled in the Oregonian:http://bit.ly/mLzOxT
Carolina Tapia (2015)
Carolina Tapia, an Aloha resident since 1997, has worked in the high tech manufacturing industry for the past 13 years and has experience in team leadership, quality assurance, administration, and coordination of new product introduction in that environment. She is an active volunteer in her community including Chehalem Elementary School and the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church where she was active as a translator for the Hispanic community. As a bi-lingual Mexican American, she knows that language barriers impede the involvement of families in community events and seeks opportunities where she can make a measurable impact. She also enjoys sharing her passion of preparing authentic Mexican food with her friends and family. Married, she has 4 children.
Donna Terletzky (2014)
A resident of the Aloha community for 18 years, Donna has participated in several community groups. She has served as a board member and President of the Farmington West Homeowners Association, Vice-President and President of the Mt. View Middle School PTC, Site Council member for Mt. View and Aloha High School, Congregational Life Elder for Cooper Mt. Presbyterian Fellowship. She is currently Vice-President and office manager for DT Squared, Inc. Donna has a passion for Education and reading, with a MA in Church and Para Church organizational structures. Before moving to Oregon she worked in Student Development and as a Professor of Christian Education. Married to David for 29 years, they have 3 grown children.
Theodore F. Welch (2015)
A semi- retired librarian and professor, Ted Welch, an Aloha resident since 1999, has 45 years of experience as a librarian. He was Director of University Libraries at Northern Illinois University from 1983 to 1989. He was also Head of the Japan Research Project at NIU from 1989-99. He holds degrees from University of Southern California, University of California–Berkeley, and University of Tokyo. He served in a variety of capacities with the U.S. Government, including as Cataloger of Japanese material at the Library of Congress, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer and Regional Librarian for East Asia-Pacific for the American Embassy in Tokyo, Chief of Information Systems at the United Nations in Nagoya (Japan) and Japanese interpreter and musician for the U.S. Air Force in central Japan. He raised nearly $12 million for libraries and academic programs. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in addition to four books. He has been married to Marilyn for 35 years and has three children.
Vy Le (2014)
Vy Le is currently a sophomore at Aloha High School. Since 2011, Vy has created and maintained ,
Vys blog , a young adult book blog, that features book reviews, discussions, and author interviews. She is also a contributor to Novels, News and Notes, which is a book blog that features the bloggers and authors of the Northwest.