Sarah Behm

Sarah joined the team in June 2023 as the Donor Database Coordinator. She graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Social Entrepreneurship and a minor in Dance in the spring of 2022. She had the opportunity to collaborate with the Development team in her previous nonprofit role, furthering her interest in fundraising work. Some […]

Cassie Michael

Cassie joined NPLF in June 2022 as the Administrative Coordinator. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with bachelors in forensic science and chemistry. After working in the science field for a number of years, she decided to make a change and pursue her love of the library. Cassie likes to explore Nashville, listen to audio […]

Maggie Ward

Maggie joined NPLF in Spring 2023 as the Manager of Corporate Giving. Maggie most recently worked with Belmont University and the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee in grant writing and foundation relations. She is originally from Nashville and spent time in Birmingham and Boston for her bachelor’s and master’s respectively. Libraries have always been a […]

Caitlin Reed

Caitlin joined NPLF in early 2023, but is a longtime supporter of the Foundation, serving as a member of the Next Chapter Society Council leadership team for five years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s and master’s degree before diving into her career in the Nashville nonprofit community. Although a Kentucky […]

Amy Renigar

Amy joined NPLF in Spring 2018 to establish a new community-level giving program. Amy relocated to Nashville from Asheville, North Carolina where she worked for over a decade in nonprofit management, program delivery, and fund development. Serving as the Community Manager for the American Cancer Society and as the Executive Director of Girls on the Run […]

Elizabeth Sherrard

Elizabeth graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science and moved to Nashville to work for H.G. Hill Realty Company. She moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and worked as Kentucky Country Day School’s Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events before moving back to Nashville and joining NPLF as the campaign […]

Claudia Schenck

Claudia has been with the Foundation for 12 years. In her role as Director of Annual Giving & Events she manages the Foundation’s Carnegie Society and all Foundation events including Picnic with the Library and the Literary Award Gala. When she’s not promoting the library, Claudia loves to read, garden, and spend time with her […]

Kristi Graham

Kristi joined NPLF in the fall of 2022 after several years as a consultant to the Foundation. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Kristi earned invaluable nonprofit experience as executive director of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation in her home state of Michigan before pivoting to devote her career to design and marketing. As […]

Jennifer Otis

Jennifer joined NPLF in the summer of 2022 as the Director of Finance & Operations. Jennifer is a Nashville native and proud graduate of Tennessee State University. Jennifer has been a patron of Nashville Public Library her entire life, as her grandmother dedicated 20 years of service as a librarian. Jennifer has worked in finance and […]

Shawn Bakker

Shawn is an accomplished nonprofit executive and social entrepreneur. Her career has taken her from hands-on work with low-income immigrant families to leadership roles in complex global organizations. She comes to us with almost 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, development, and communications.   Shawn has been with the Nashville Public Library Foundation since 2017. […]