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Maureen Wener, President
Term 2015-2021

Maureen has been going to the Deerfield Public Library since she was a little girl (and of course reading since then!) and in 2008, she moved back and became active with the Yes for Deerfield Library Committee to get the recent referendum passed.  Maureen holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science and has an extensive background in non-profit work including, working for; nursing associations, Rotary International, and local Political Action Committees. Maureen now spends her time with her son Keegan and volunteering in the community and beyond.  Maureen and her husband Paul Rundell are fortunate to consider Deerfield home!

Contact: 847-530-8408 or

Ken Abosch, Secretary
Term 2017-2023

Ken has been actively involved with the Deerfield Public Library since 1997 — serving as a Trustee (1997-2003) and Special Advisor to the Board (2003).  Ken has worked as a global management consultant for Hewitt Associates for 25 years, has advised Fortune 500 companies on human resource issues. Ken and his wife Donna have lived in Deerfield since 1989 and have three children who attend the Deerfield Public Schools.

Contact: 847-948-5390 or

Seth Schriftman, Treasurer
Term 2015-2021

I have been a Library Board Trustee and a member of the Finance Committee since 2014, and am glad to be the Library’s Treasurer. I received my J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation degrees from Temple University Beasley School of Law and have spent the last seven years working as an attorney in Chicago. I am currently a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Revenue.

I live in Deerfield with my wife Ashley, Director of Congregational learning at Congregation Solel, and our young children Noah and Molly.

I enjoy painting and spending time with my family, which often includes a trip to the library. The library staff has continuously given us great recommendations for what books our children would most enjoy, and we have participated in many of the library’s fun family programs and trivia nights.

I believe the library is a fantastic resource supported by you – our Deerfield community. I am glad to be involved with my fellow Trustees in ensuring that we continuously provide the best that the Deerfield Library has to offer.

Contact: 847-770-2530 or

Luisa Ellenbogen
Term 2017-2023


Michael K. Goldberg
Term 2013-2019

I grew up in Glenview and have lived in Deerfield since 1999, with my wife Kelly (a teacher at Bannockburn Elementary School) and our children Daniel and Isabella. I am an attorney, avid reader, and frequent Deerfield Library user. My hobbies include hockey, golf and attending my kid’s activities. I love to read the weekend book reviews and then drop by or call the library during the week to request the purchase of the books that I want to read. I believe that the library must remain a vibrant part of the community, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve as a Trustee.

Contact: 847-945-0076 or

Howard Handler
Term 2015-2019

Howard Handler’s background lies in government, politics, and public policy.  He currently works as a public affairs professional for a large trade and public interest association.  Handler’s experience also includes serving as an analyst and hearing officer at the Cook County Board of Review, the highest volume quasi-judicial tax tribunal in the United States, and a special projects aide at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the fourth largest government agency in Illinois.  As a campaign staffer and political consultant, Handler mapped and executed strategy on a number of high-profile campaigns on the federal, state and local level.  He received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.  Handler lives in Deerfield with his wife, Debbie, an elementary school librarian, and their three children.

Contact: 312-925-2597 or

Kyle Stone
Term 2017-2023

Kyle Stone was elected to serve on the Board in 2017.  He currently serves as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and previously worked in private practice counseling and defending health care providers. Kyle presently serves as chairman of the Chicago Young Leadership Council for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), board member for CityPAC, and as a member of the Deerfield Village Caucus Nominating Committee and Deerfield Optimist Club. He previously served as a member of the Auxiliary Board for Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Kyle received his law degree from Loyola Chicago School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree with High Honors in History from the University of Michigan. He lives in Deerfield with his wife (a Deerfield native who works for Walgreens) and two young sons.  He is thrilled to serve the Library and Deerfield residents!