Deerfield Public Library Board Members

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Ken Abosch, President
Term 2017-2023

Ken has been actively involved with the Deerfield Public Library since 1997 – serving as a Trustee (1997-2003 and 2005-2018) and Special Advisor to the Board (2003-2004). Ken has worked as a global management consultant for Aon for 33 years advising Fortune 1000 companies on human resources issues. Ken and his wife Donna have lived in Deerfield since 1989 and their three children all attended Deerfield Public Schools.

Contact: 847-948-5390 or

Maureen Wener, Secretary
Term 2015-2021

Maureen has been coming to the Deerfield Public Library since she was a little girl. In 2008, she moved back and became active with the Yes for Deerfield Library Committee to get the referendum passed. Maureen holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science. She has an extensive background in nonprofit work, including working for Rotary International and local political action committees. Maureen now spends her time with her son and husband and volunteering in the community.

Contact: 847-530-8408 or

Seth Schriftman, Treasurer
Term 2015-2021

Seth has served on the Deerfield Public Library Board since 2014. He received his JD and LLM in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Seth currently works as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Revenue. He and his wife Ashley have three young children. In addition to enjoying the Library, Seth enjoys family road trips, movies, and painting.

Contact: 847-770-2530 or

Luisa Ellenbogen
Term 2017-2023


Michael K. Goldberg
Term 2013-2019

Mike has lived in Deerfield since 1999. He is an attorney, avid reader, and frequent Deerfield Public Library visitor. Mike often reads the weekend book reviews and then drops by or calls the Library to reserve the books he wants to read. Mike believes that the Library is a vibrant part of the community and is happy to serve on the Board.

Contact: 312-735-1023 or

Howard Handler
Term 2015-2019

Howard Handler’s background lies in government, politics, and public policy. He currently serves as a Director of Government Affairs for a large trade and public interest association. 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. Howard and his wife Debbie, an elementary school librarian, have 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 works as the General Counsel of an area health care provider after previously serving in the same position at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  Kyle enjoys serving his community, embracing leadership roles within several social service and advocacy organizations.  Kyle received his law degree from Loyola Chicago School of Law, earned an undergraduate degree with High Honors in History from the University of Michigan, and a Certificate of Jewish Leadership from Northwestern University and Spertus Institute. 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.