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Luisa Ellenbogen

Luisa Ellenbogen

President
Term 2023-2029

Luisa first became a Board member in 2014. She is proud of the range of programs and resources that the library offers and believes that the Library is a place for everyone in the Deerfield community. She has an MA in history from Duke University and a background in fundraising, communications, strategic planning, and event planning for nonprofit organizations. She has lived in Deerfield since 2006, where she has raised her two children. She enjoys reading, taking nature walks, and doing puzzles

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: lellenbogen@deerfieldlibrary.org


Seth Schriftman

Seth Schriftman

Treasurer
Term 2021-2027

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.

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: sschriftman@deerfieldlibrary.org


Ken Abosch

Ken Abosch

Secretary
Term 2023-2029

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.

Phone:847-580-3224
Email:
kabosch@deerfieldlibrary.org


Stephanie Brand

Stephanie Brand

Board Member
Term 2023-2029

Stephanie Brand has a passion for public service and volunteering.  She is a lifelong library fan and has always been a regular patron of her local library. To Stephanie, the library is an integral part of the community as it brings people together through programs, meeting spaces, and common interests. Her favorite area in the library is the MakerSpace. Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. Stephanie has an extensive career in the field of auditing. Stephanie, her husband, and their two kids enjoy spending time with their dog and traveling.

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: sbrand@deerfieldlibrary.org


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Josh Charlson

Board Member
Term 2024-2025

Josh has lived in Deerfield since 2000. He and his wife Amy, a graphic designer, are the parents of two young adults who were educated at the Deerfield Public Schools. Josh holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a PhD in English from Northwestern University. He is also a CFA® charterholder and has worked at the Chicago-based investment-research firm Morningstar for more than 20 years. He also sits on the board of Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Deerfield. Josh is a lifelong lover of books and libraries, beginning with the summer reading contest at his hometown public library in Mt. Lebanon, PA. He looks forward to supporting the Library’s crucial role in the Deerfield community.

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: jcharlson@deerfieldlibrary.org


Michael K. Goldberg

Michael K. Goldberg

Board Member
Term 2019-2025

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.

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: mgoldberg@deerfieldlibrary.org


Emily Wallace

Emily Wallace

Board Member
Term 2021-2027

Emily has lived in Deerfield since 1957.  Her father, Howard Kane, was a Deerfield Library Trustee on its first board.  Her first job, at 16, was as a Page at Deerfield Library. She got a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Drake University and was a trade magazine editor for 12 years.  After volunteering in her son’s classroom many times, she went to graduate school to become a teacher at National Louis University, where she got three graduate degrees in reading and became a reading specialist.  She taught first grade for 21 years at South Park, retiring last year.  She has been substituting there when she can.  She has a 35-year old son, Kevin, who got married last February 14th in California.  She is also proud of the fact that her son was the Showcase Showdown Winner on a Price Is Right episode, and deciphered almost all the puzzles one night on Wheel of Fortune.

Phone: 847-580-3224
Email: ewallace@deerfieldlibrary.org

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