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Meet the Board of Trustees

Wendy Goldstein

Wendy Goldstein, President, received a Bachelor Degree in Education from Northeastern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Rosary College (now Dominican University). She began her library career at Northeastern Illinois University and was the librarian for the Lake County Regional Office of Education until she retired in 2007. Wendy and her husband Jerry have lived in Glenview since 2000, and have two grown children. Wendy’s educational background and library experience provide her with a solid foundation to contribute ideas relating to Library issues, resources, programs, and making sure that the needs of the Glenview community are being met by the library.

arlene anthony

Arlene Anthony, Vice President, and her husband, Bob, raised their four children in Glenview, watching the 1968 and 1986 additions to the Glenview Public Library. Her interest in the library stems from her background as an English teacher in both high school and college. For many years as a trustee, Arlene has worked toward the realization of a 21st Century library for Glenview. Happily, she can now focus on fine tuning our magnificent new building.

Over the years, Arlene has been active in both church and community, as she volunteered in Glenview schools media centers, initiated a Junior Great Books program at OLPH school, and worked at various levels of the OLPH Women’s Club, and in Adult Education.

She received her B.A. in English at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, and her M.Ed in English and Language Arts at Northeastern Illinois University. Until recently, Arlene devoted her time to real estate, while allowing time for tutoring English. However, her first priority has always been her nine grandchildren.

Jack Neymark

Jack Neymark, Secretary, has been a resident of Glenview for over 40 years. Jack has been a member of the library board since 2004 and is proud to have had a primary role in seeing that the new state of the art library was built in Glenview. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Glenview-Sunrise. He is very active in the North Shore Senior Center and is currently a member of the Membership Committee as well as a member of the Program Committee of the NSSC Men’s Club. He has also been a committee member of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, as well as many other community activities. He is a trained accountant and was an adjunct instructor in Accounting with Peachtree at Oakton Community College from 1994 to 2011. He has specialized in the Installation, Consulting and Training of Peachtree Software since 1987. He can be reached at 847-998-4688 or at

M. David Johnson

M. David Johnson having been a resident of Glenview for forty years, is proud to note that his Glenview Library Card is well-worn. He holds a BS degree in Engineering, and an MBA degree, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and also an MS degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University. He is the sole proprietor of BDS Software here in Glenview. In 1997, he retired after a 27-year career as a Professional Engineer with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. David and his wife Heather have two grown children and three grandchildren. He spent many years as a volunteer coach with Glenview Youth Baseball and Glenview Youth Hockey. He is past President of the North Shore Illinois chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers and past Chairman of the Maine Township Planning Commission. He can be reached through e-mail at

Stella kalfas

Stella Kalfas, a 35-year resident of Glenview, holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Roosevelt University and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She also holds a PMP Certification from the Project Management Institute. She has been an entrepreneur and leader in a variety of positions including technology, communications, learning & development and non-profit management. In her current role, Stella is the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago. In addition, she contracts to provide global leadership, project management, corporate education and facilitates Business Management, Strategic Planning, Communications and Ethics classes at local universities. Stella and her husband, Steve, a painting contractor serving the North Shore for over thirty years, have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Ellen Scholly

Ellen Scholly has lived in Glenview since 1971, holding leadership positions in many community service organizations. Ellen holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin, an MA in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University, and has done postgraduate work at Northwestern University. She has taught courses in American government, public policy, and urban politics. As part of her Glenview Public Trustee responsibilities, Ellen has served as Board President, 2007-2009, Chair, Bylaws and Policies Committee, 2005-2012, and as a member of the Building Committee, 2007-2012. She and her husband Steve have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Mary Theisen

Mary Crowley Theisen was born in Glenview and has been a lifelong resident. An active member of the community, she has long been involved with the Women’s Club at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Parish. She also chairs the Joffrey Circle Committee which helps raise funds for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. She had a thirty year career in the airline industry and is currently a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker. Mary can be found any day of the week at a group fitness class at the Park Center or playing tennis with her league at the Glenview Tennis Club. Mary strongly believes that the Glenview Public Library is a treasure in this town and is passionate about making sure that this tremendous resource remains vibrant and available to the people of Glenview.