Library Board
    Eunice Johnson Rogers Eunice Johnson Rogers, President
    Original Appointment 2/16/16; Current Appointment 2/16/16 - 12/31/20

    Eunice Johnson Rogers is the daughter of the late Howard Johnson and Odessa P. Johnson. She graduated with honors from Bessemer High School. With a degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University, this Birmingham native was a trailblazer at a time when few African American women could be found in the field, and she was a charter member of the Birmingham, Alabama, chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Eunice worked for nearly 20 years for BellSouth before becoming the CEO of NRS, which was chartered in 1996. She has served on several local, regional, and national committees both professionally and civic based. For 18 years, she was a member of the City of Birmingham Planning Commission where she eventually rose to the office of chairman. Currently serving as the chairman of the board of the Alabama Asset Building Coalition, she is working to promote financial stability for individuals and families. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Eta Omega Chapter where she has served as assistant financial secretary and works on several committees. She is a member of the New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church of Eastlake where she serves in various capacities. Her greatest love and gift of church work is teaching Sunday school. She is the proud wife of Bernard Rogers Jr., the mother of two children, Dr. Tamara Rogers and Daniel Rogers, and has two granddaughters. An avid reader, Rogers was first exposed to libraries in elementary school and has continued to vigorously explore the world of books throughout her life.

    Fatima Carter Fatima Carter
    Original Appointment 1/30/18; Current Appointment 1/30/18 - 12/31/21

    At an early age, Fatima Carter was introduced to the Birmingham Public Library through the summer reading program. The reading program fostered her love of reading which has continued into adulthood. Being exposed to the library has allowed her to continue to take advantage of the numerous services offered to its patrons. Knowledge of the library's services provides an opportunity to inform others about the educational and social services available.

    Carter received a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama, and also received a Juris Doctor from the Birmingham School of Law. She is employed with a local financial institution, with professional affiliations that include American Bankers Association and Alabama Bankers Association.

    Living by the mantra that "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give", Carter loves serving the community. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Omicron Omega Chapter) and serves on various committees: Junior League of Birmingham, and the University of Alabama Alumni Association. Fatima is a member of Saint Paul AME Church where she serves on the Usher and Trustee Board.

    Carter enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and trying new restaurants.

    Willie Davis III Willie S. Davis III, Vice President
    Original Appointment 2/23/16; Current Appointment 2/23/16 - 12/31/20

    Willie Samuel Davis III currently serves as program assistant for Youth Management Information System and event center manager for The Dannon Project, a nonprofit organization located in downtown Birmingham serving youth and adults through multiple outreach programs, including reentry and educational programs. Prior to joining The Dannon Project, Davis worked for Xerox Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama, for nearly 15 years as equipment financial analyst and community involvement coordinator. Currently, he serves as vice chair on the executive board for Community Kitchens of Birmingham and the Exchange Club Family Skills Center Young Leadership Board; and on the junior board for Impact Family Counseling. Davis is a member of Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons, Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals, and a volunteer for New Pilgrim Bread of Life Ministry. Some of Davis’s former board commitments include American Lung Association’s Leadership Board, board of director for Children’s Village, Ronald McDonald House Charities Young Leadership Board, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Leadership Council, and United Way Young Leaders Society. He has received multiple awards and recognition for his continued commitment to the community. Davis exemplifies a passionate spirit towards community improvement and is a proven leader. Davis is the product of the Birmingham School System and is a graduate of Holy Family High School and Talladega College. He is a resident of District 6, a member of New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Titusville, and a devoted uncle to his nieces, Madison and Melanie, and nephew William Drake.

    Lynn Flowers-Martin Lynn Flowers-Martin
    Current Appointment 6/4/19 - 12/31/22

    Lynn Flowers-Martin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and received her formal education in the Birmingham Public Schools and the Jefferson County School System. She attended Shields Elementary, Carver High School and E.B. Erwin High School. Flowers-Martin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), a Master Degree in Elementary Education and an AA Certification in Elementary Education from Alabama State University. She was employed with the Birmingham City Schools for 37 years and now serves as Coordinator of the Parent Involvement Program at Robinson Elementary School. She is affiliated with the Imperial Club, Inc.; Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter; Birmingham Arts & Culture Commission Board (Former Member); Board of Directors Virginia Sanford Theatre; Birmingham Education Association /Alabama Education Association; Tri-County (AL) Chapter of the Links, Inc.; Birmingham Retired Chicks; and Forty-Fifth Street Baptist Church. Flowers-Martin is married to Stuart Jeffrey Martin.


    Mona Lisa Morris Mona Lisa Morris
    Current Appointment 6/4/19 - 12/31/23

    Sherri Nielson Sherri Nielson
    Original Appointment 4/17/18; Current Appointment 4/17/18 - 12/31/21

    Sherri Nielson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Master of Business Administration from UAB.

    Nielson worked for the City of Birmingham for many years as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Capital and Special Projects. Nielson was involved with major developments in Birmingham including the Westin Hotel/Uptown Entertainment District, Regions Field, Negro Southern League Museum, and several segments of the Red Rock trail sements. Her experience includes negotiating grant contracts between the City of Birmingham and outside organizations including local, state, and federal agencies. Previously, Nielson was the Executive Director of Sawtooth School for Visual Art (Winston-Salem, NC) and a Development Analyst for the City of Hoover. She has over twenty years of successful experience grant writing and grant reporting.

    Nielson is a member of the Executive Board for Sidewalk Film and Cinema and a member of the Women’s Network. Nielson volunteers as a reading tutor for STAIR Birmingham. She is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.

    Kim Richardson, BPL Board Member Kimberly Richardson
    Original Appointment 3/12/13; Current Appointment 1/30/18 - 12/31/22

    Kim Richardson is the President and owner of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC, specializing in the provision of federal grant writing, management and technical assistance to municipal, non-profit, and faith-based organizations in Alabama and nationwide.

    With over 18 years of grants experience gained from working in the non-profit and public sectors, Kim has successfully secured funding from every segment of the grant-making community, including government agencies, corporate funders, and foundations. She is credited with leveraging her experience to benefit her clients and has secured and successfully managed over $65 million in grant awards. Clients include the City of Hoover (AL),  the Beaumont (TX) Independent School District, and the National Healthy Start Association. In April 2015, she'll be expanding to an international clientele as a leader of grant writing training in Johannesburg, South Africa for African grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control.

    Richardson holds a Bachelors degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and a Master's of Science in Urban Affairs from Cleveland State University. In 2009, she became the first grant writer in the State of Alabama to obtain the Grants Professional Certification (GPC) awarded by the Grants Professional Certification Institute (GPCI), and she is currently the only grant professional in the state holding this credential. She now sits on the GPCI Board of Directors. She is president of the Alabama chapter of the Grant Professionals Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    Richardson is the mother of one daughter, Imani, who attends The Altamont School.

    James Sullivan James Sullivan
    Original Appointment 2/23/16; Current Appointment 1/30/18 - 12/31/21

    Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL, Master of Science in Management from Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL, and is a Certified Financial Education Instructor. He currently serves as President of the Central City Neighborhood Association (downtown Birmingham), board member, as secretary at his Home Owners Association, and President on the Board of Trustees with the Birmingham Public Library. Affiliation includes the Birmingham Public Library Young Professionals, The Birmingham Change Fund, Associated Investors of Alabama Inc., and he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. In his spare time, Sullivan enjoys networking, business mentoring, and real estate investing, spending time with family, drawing, and painting.

    From the small town of Maplesville, AL, James finds himself currently working as a Sr. Buyer in the Supply Chain Management field. In recent years, Sullivan became inspired and founded MILLEN Forward. MILLEN Forward, a nonprofit that sparks the conversation and ACTION amongst Millennials to empower thousands of families by identifying social and entrepreneurial initiatives through financial education, real estate investing, technology and ideation in the local community and abroad.

    Judge John Scott Vowell The Honorable John Scott Vowell, Parliamentarian
    Original Appointment 1/25/11; Current Appointment 2/16/16 - 12/31/20

    John Scott Vowell was appointed as a Trustee of the Birmingham Public Library in January 2011. Born in Calhoun County (AL), he was educated in the public schools of Anniston, Jacksonville and Calhoun County, Alabama. Vowell received his B. S. Degree from Auburn University in 1959, and a J.D. Degree from the University of Virginia in 1961. Since 2003 he has served as Presiding Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Birmingham. Previous positions have included Circuit Judge, Civil Division, Tenth Judicial Circuit (1995 to present) and General Civil Trial Practice in Birmingham (1961 through 1994). He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Conference of State Trial Judges; Alabama State Bar Association; Birmingham Bar Association; Inns of Court, Birmingham Inn (Past president); American Judicature Society; American Judges Association; Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction Committee (Civil); Alabama Circuit Judges Association (President Elect); Chairman, Alabama Circuit Judges Judicial Education Committee; Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation; and the American Law Institute. Vowell has served on the boards of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary; Birmingham Legal Aid Society, Past President and Director; Honorary Chairman, Birmingham Annual Bench/Bar Retreat; Manager, Jefferson County Law Library, Judicial Award of Merit, Alabama State Bar (2005); Drayton N. James Award, Young Lawyers Section (2000 and 2006); Facility Member, National Judicial College; Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program Board. Birmingham Bar Foundation Board. Other civic involvement includes Birmingham Rotary Club; Birmingham Metro YMCA, Trustee; Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America, Director; Opera Birmingham, Board; Space One Eleven, Board; Oak Hill Memorial Association; St. Andrew's Society of the Middle South (Past President); and Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Advent. Vowell is married to Cameron McDonald Vowell. They have one son John Scott Vowell, Jr.
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