Yadira Caraveo appointed to Anythink Board of Trustees
Yadira Caraveo is the newest member of the Anythink Board of Trustees, a five-member governing board that oversees Anythink’s finances and formulation of policies. Caraveo fills a slot vacated by former board president Ray Coffey, whose term expired this year.
“Yadira Caraveo brings so many assets to our Board of Trustees, including her implementation of the Reach Out and Reach program that connects children and parents in pediatric clinics with books,” says Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “In addition to her lifelong experience with libraries in Adams County, she is a passionate advocate for children and our community as a whole. We welcome her advice and experience as we enter our next round of strategic planning.”
A native Coloradan who grew up in Adams County, Caraveo is a pediatrician who lives and practices in Thornton, Colo. She credits the former Adams County Public Library’s Perl Mack branch (now Anythink Perl Mack) as being one of the first places where she cultivated her lifelong passion for learning. After graduating from Northglenn High School, Caraveo went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Regis University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado. She has served on the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County and currently serves the Colorado Behavioral Health Council. Caraveo advocates for the wellbeing of children and believes that libraries are an important haven for them to learn, indulge their curiosity and have the opportunity to access a more level playing field.
“The local Perl Mack library branch was one of the first places I was allowed to go to by myself when I was growing up, and it stayed central to my learning through high school, college and even into medical school,” says Caraveo. “As our community grows and the way we access information changes, I want to help our library system continue to evolve so it can be a central part of the life and learning of other children, just like it was for me.”