Sue Thompson was born in Merriam, Kansas and moved to Kansas City, Kansas after she married her husband, Chuck. They raised two boys together and Sue spent many years volunteering for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, the Bar Association Auxiliary as well as other Wyandotte County organizations. After the tragic death of her husband, she returned to Johnson County to care for her father.
Pat Gaunce worked for USD 500 and Kansas City, Kansas Public Libraries for more than 40 years. She served as the branch manager of the West Wyandotte and F.L. Schlagle branches and was instrumental in the founding of both. A lifelong Kansas City, Kansas resident, Pat is an active volunteer in the community. She is a cancer survivor and is dedicated to promoting healthcare and wellness in Wyandotte County.
Cathy Betz was born in Grundy County, MO and has lived in Liberty, MO for the past 25 years. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Services and a Specialist degree in Education Administration. She taught 37 years in Kansas City area public schools districts including Kearney, Liberty and Raytown, where she was a teacher, library media specialist, and district library coordinator. Cathy is currently working in a public library setting.