Our Staff

Shelley R. O'Brien

Shelley O’Brien
Executive Director

For the past 25 years, Shelley O’Brien has been leading successful non-profit advancement programs in the KC area and from Washington, D.C. This includes fundraising for public libraries, local parks and recreation, community services, and women’s organizations.

Shelley is a graduate of KU and received her Master’s in Library Science from San Jose State University. An active volunteer, she volunteered for the U. S. Olympic Committee and is a former board member of the Junior League of D.C.

Contact information:
[email protected]
(913) 826-4720

Stephanie Neu

Stephanie Neu
Event Coordinator

Steph Neu brings a diverse background of professional and volunteer experience to the Johnson County Library Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Steph worked at the Corinth and Cedar Roe Libraries, for Johnson County Mental Health Center as an Education and Training Consultant and held a variety of roles at marketing and promotion firms in the metro.

Her volunteer experience includes Hospice, Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, Literacy Kansas City, Rotary Club, Ronald McDonald House and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Contact information:
[email protected]
(913) 826-4740

Teresea Simpson

Teresea Simpson

Teresea Simpson started working for the Johnson County Library in 1995 as one of several library switchboard operators at the Central branch which was then Antioch.  As the telephone system became more automated,  she began to assist with program statistics.

Teresea brings a keen eye for detail and organization to the team.  She is committed to help the Foundation grow and expand to a successful future.

Contact information:
[email protected]
(913) 826-4421

Amber Bourek Slater
Volunteer Services Coordinator

Amber Bourek Slater started as a Johnson County election volunteer in 2009 and has been the Volunteer Services Coordinator for Johnson County Library since 2019. She has spent the last 20 years working in the public sectors as a fundraiser, communications manager, and volunteer coordinator.

Amber is a graduate of University of Nebraska – Lincoln and received her Master’s in Public Administration from UMKC. Amber’s current volunteer passions include serving on the Baby Grace Board, Lasagna Love, and the All Things Bright Coffee Bar.

Contact information:
b[email protected]
(913) 826-4302

Mailing address:
Johnson County Library Foundation
P.O. Box 2933
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201

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