Biblioteca Pública AC.

organizational philosophy

La Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. provides educational and cultural activities harmoniously integrated with the community.


La Biblioteca intends to be a multi-disciplinary and inclusive cultural center that responds to the need for training, information, and the dissemination of all that develops the prosperity and peace of our community facilitating access to knowledge.

Our cultural center is managed as a non-profit organization (Sociedad civil).  Our efforts reflect the values of social justice, the promotion of the common good and multi-culturalism.

board of directors

Debra Broussard


Previously Vice President and curator for Library’s art collection

Lawyer with experience in crisis management, risk mitigation and commercial litigation.


She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2016.


Languages: English and Spanish

Carmen Rioja

Vice President

Writer and plastic artist

Collaborator of the International Writing Festival in San Miguel de Allende

She is the creator of various literary works


She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2018.


Languages: English and Spanish

Carlos Arce


Doctorate in social science research

Entrepreneur and former university professor and research scientist

Expert in research on intercultural relations


Involved in La Biblioteca since 2022.


Languages: Spanish and English


Kathryn Graham


Professor of Philosophy 

Former library President and Foundation                
Executive Co-Chair of Scholarship Committee
Involved with La Biblioteca since 2021
Language: English and studying Spanish

Federico Vidargas

Board Member at Large

Architect and Designer (UNAM/IIT Chicago).

Mixed-use design and development expert in Asia, Middle East, Europe, North, Central and South America.

Responsible for the design and creation of the Art Studio.


Involved in La Biblioteca 1993-95 and 2021-present.


Languages: Spanish, English, French

JoAnn Canales

Board Member At Large

 Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction

Teaching and administrative experience in public schools and universities and researching second

language learning, teacher preparation, program effectiveness, and issues of access and success in

higher education.


She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2023.


Languages: English and Spanish

Jennifer Posner

Board Member At Large

Marketing and brand specialist


Responsible for the recent renovation of the Santa Ana Theater


She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2019.


Languages: English and Spanish


Jan Gunn

Board Member At Large

International interior designer
Former board of director member of the American Society of Interior Designers
Tour coordinator of the Biblioteca House & Garden Tours. 

She has been involved with La Biblioteca since 2018.


Languages: English and Spanish

managers team

Marie Moébius

Exevutive Director and 

Foundraising Manager


Professional in Cultural industry

Cultivator between creators and audiences

Experience in bookstore management and promotion of contemporary art


Mauricio Alanís 

Sub Director of Administration and Operations

Industrial Engineer

15 years of experience in business administration and auditing


Leticia Rodríguez 

Human Resources Manager

Bachelor’s degree in public accounting

15 years of experience in Human Resources

Daniel Herrera 

Information Technology Manager

Engineer in Information and Communication Technologies

Master’s Degree in Organizational Development

More than 10 years of experience in information technology

Karina Álvarez

Theater and Events Manager 


Visual Artist 

Doctor of Arts 

Master’s Degree in Plastic Expression

Experience in sound installations, audio-visual concerts and solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad.

Ruth Olvera

Scholarship Coordinator


Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Development and Management

Experience in educational services and community work

Sandra Torres 

Communications Manager


Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences

Master in Digital Marketing

Certified Copywriter

Experience in the area of communication and digital marketing in various business sectors