2020 - 2021 Board Members
The board is entrusted to work on behalf of all Toy Libraries that are members of the TLFNZ.
Co President Cherry Browne
Board Member Since 1997-2007 & 2018 - Current
Portfolio: Co President - HR - Marketing
Cherry fell in love with Toy Libraries when her children were toddlers. Inspired at a AGM for Burwood Toy Library back in 1995 Cherry quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work within the Toy Library community. Her first time on the board for 10 years involved being Treasurer, President and Toy Express Manager, also helping run a couple of Toy Library conferences.
A break of 10 years, the birth of her grandchildren and being a second time around Toy Library member, Cherry is still very passionate about the Toy Library community.
Co President Fiona Cartwright
Board Member Since 1998-2007 & 2018 - Current
Portfolio: Co President, Training Days
Fiona has been involved with Toy Libraries since 1992. She was with her local community Toy Library from set up until she moved onto the TLNFZ Board for 6 years.
After 10 years away from the TLFNZ Board, Fiona believes there is still a place for Toy Libraries in New Zealand so rejoined the board in 2018 wanting to assist all those out there within their local community. "Play is the way" is so relevant today despite modern technology!
Treasurer Ellen McSweeney
Board Member Since 2018 - Current
Portfolio: Treasurer - Funding
Ellen is the Treasurer of the Bulls Toy Library and has two toy library lovers at home. Having moved from Melbourne 4 years ago when her first was quite young Ellen joined the Bulls Toy Library and loves that she has never had to spend money on toys, or store all those toys!
Ellen joined the board with enthusiasm, wanting to help all the Toy Libraries in New Zealand. She has passion and energy that makes Ellen a champion for Toy Libraries.
Board Member Stacey Stewart
Board Member 2020 - Current
Portfolio: Secretary - Communications
Stacey has been involved with the Ashburton Toy Library for 9 years and has been their treasurer for that period.
Stacey’s passion for toy libraries is driven by the very important role they play for New Zealand communities, with the lending of toys, the support they give to families and the friendships that grow between members.
Board Member Rose Woon
Board Member 2019 - Current
Portfolio: Toy Library Liaison
Rose and is the librarian at the Whanganui toy library a role she has held for 6 and a half years.
She's super passionate about toy libraries and loves her job and all the small friends she's made. Rose loves nothing more than spreading happiness with the sharing of play.
Board Member Barbara Williman
Board Member 2019 - Current
Portfolio: Network Coordinator
Kia ora koutou. Barbara has been the President of Christchurch South Toy Library for almost two years, and held other roles before this one. She lives in Christchurch with her husband and three kids, but was born and raised in Waitakere (West Auckland).
She is a perpetual optimist, has great idea productivity, a passion for people and likes to get things done. Barbara's main reason to join the board is to create better succession support and build greater connections between Libraries. Noho ora mai