Who We Are

ANNE NOWAK
anowak@ebrpl.com

Anne is a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach and Academy Certified Resume Writer. She has headed the Career Center since 2008. Before joining the Career Center, Anne spent several years in human resources, most recently as HR Planning Manager for an international management consulting firm. Anne received a Bachelor of Arts from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and a Master of Arts from the University of Bonn in Germany.

LYNNETTE LEE
llee@ebrpl.com

Lynnette is a Certified Professional Resume Writer who has worked for the EBRP Library since 2011. She leads seminars, conducts mock interviews, and trains staff. She also manages the Career Center’s blog, social media, website, and YouTube channel. Prior to her library experience, she was an English teacher and private tutor. Lynnette graduated from Louisiana State University summa cum laude with a degree in education.

CYNTHIA PAYTON
cpayton@ebrpl.com

Cynthia is a Certified Professional Resume Writer who joins the Career Center after working in several other library departments. Prior to this, Cynthia spent several years as a supervisor at Louisiana State University where she created training manuals, developed policy, and conducted workshops. While working full-time she obtained her bachelor’s degree and progressed toward her master’s degree in community counseling. Cynthia’s philosophy as a life-long learner is simple: Nothing ventured is nothing gained!

KARLA STEWART
kstewart@ebrpl.com

Karla has worked for EBRP Library since 2013. She started in the Children’s department, then moved to Circulation before joining the Career Center staff. She plans to use her writing and editing skills to help Career Center patrons land their dream jobs. In addition to her full-time job at the library, Karla is pursuing her master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

ANDRE DE LA FUENTE
adelafuente@ebrpl.com

André de la Fuente enjoys coaching patrons to develop their skills and achieve their career dreams. ​He brings over 20 years of Labor Market Information experience, specifically in employment, industry, occupational, safety, health, and workers’ compensation statistics, from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Having taught college classes, facilitating learning is his lifelong passion. ​André is fluent in Spanish.

KATHRYN CUSIMANO
kcusimano@ebrpl.com

Kathryn is a new employee to the EBR public library system. She has previous experience in Early Childhood Development. She has also worked in the Legal industry for almost 10 years. Kathryn also has first-hand knowledge of job-seeking with a disability, as she is Deaf. Kathryn has recently published research into how a persons’ life experiences shapes their future career choices. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Psychology at Southeastern University of Louisiana while working part time in the Career Center.