Maureen Wener, President
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!
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Ken Abosch, Secretary
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.
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Seth Schriftman, Treasurer
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.
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Michael K. Goldberg
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.
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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.
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My involvement with the Deerfield Public Library began when I moved to Deerfield over 35 years ago, but increased when I spent 14 years working in the library’s Youth Service Department. In addition I was active on the citizen’s group working to pass the library renovation referendum.
I have an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. I have always enjoyed volunteering for the community. I served on the Village Manpower Committee for 30 years, and currently serve on the West Deerfield Township Disability Grant Commission. What a delight to be back working for the Deerfield Public Library as a trustee!
My husband Dave and I live in Deerfield. We have two sons, Eric and Kevin, and two grandsons, William and Forrest.
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Ron Simon has served on the Board since 2003 and was actively involved throughout the entire renovation project. As a high school teacher and DPL Board member, Ron is committed to the library’s vision of “lifelong learning and personal growth”. A 2013 highlight for him was watching more than 2,000 people visit the DPL on its reopening in June. Ron, his wife Cheryl, and their three children (Carolyn, Sarah and Charlie) can often be found enjoying all the library has to offer.
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