Who We Are
Debra Eileen Lewis, Founding Board President
Debra holds a BA entitled The Arts and Education from William Smith College in Geneva, NY, with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Religious Studies. She is a graduate of The Entrepreneurship Network in Rochester, NY, where she acquired knowledge that helped her in planning and running the organization. She has experience teaching children creative writing, being a self-employed massage therapist, and teaching yoga (mostly prenatal and children's yoga).
Sarah Wicker, Vice-President & Current Volunteer
Sarah holds a BA in French Literature from Cornell University and a MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Sarah enjoyed a rewarding career at Cornell University, first as a principal gifts fundraiser and culminating as Associate Dean for Administration at the Graduate School prior to resigning in 2014 with the birth of her twin girls. In addition to the Finger Lakes Toy Library, Sarah is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Arts Partnership.
Kelly Sauve, Treasurer (she/her)
Erika Mudrak, Secretary
Alexandra Appel, Board Member
Fiona McDevitt, Board Member & Current Volunteer (she/her/hers)
Maddy Dolkart, Board Member & Current Volunteer
Our Director of Operations
Josselyn Richards-Daniels (she/her)
Josselyn is excited to be a part of the Finger Lakes Toy Library team as the new Director of Operations! Holding a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, she brings a broad range of skills and interests and is always eager to learn more. With her background in collections care, educational non-profits, and customer service, Josselyn is committed to helping further develop the toy library and watching it continue to flourish.
Our Operations Assistant
Oluademi James-Daniel (she/her)
I'm Oluademi (oh-LOO-ah-DAY-mee), and I've lived in Ithaca for ten years with my awesome partner and our menagerie. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. My mother was a teacher for 30+ years, so hands-on play and learning was a HUGE part of my childhood! After graduating from college, I started my career in my biggest passion: animals! I worked at an animal shelter on Long Island for 3 years before moving up here, where I worked at a dog daycare for seven years before starting my own dog training business.
Amber was the toy library's volunteer Executive Director for our first 15 months of operation and is now the Executive Director of the Family Reading Partnership. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Empire State College and has 15+ years of experience as a nanny. Much of her research during her education focused on play and its benefits and international iterations. She has extensive knowledge of infant and toddler development and its relationship to their play.
Kay V. (she/her)
Anna Sannes (she/her)
Anna joined the toy library to find games and toys for preschoolers at church, and she was amazed by the diversity of toys and the friendly faces.
"I volunteer to support more accessible and sustainable play in our community."
Yvonne joined FLTL as a volunteer because she loves the premise of the Toy Library!
"I love spending time with children and their families."