Stephanie Koven has worked in the book publishing industry for 25 years, first at Alfred A. Knopf and since 2008 as a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates and now as a founder of Cullen Stanley International. A part-time Lakeville resident since 2002, Stephanie has always loved the Scoville Library and is happy to have the chance to give back. When she is not reading for work and pleasure, Stephanie enjoys writing, hiking and soaking up the peace and beauty of the Northwest Corner.
Ellyn MittmanVice President
Ellyn is an attorney in New York City where she has been practicing for more than thirty five years. She and her husband, Larry, have been part time residents in Lakeville and Salisbury for over three decades. Ellyn was originally introduced to the area by her mother, who remains a full time resident of Lakeville. Ellyn and Larry’s grown son and daughter, together with their son-in-law and two young grandchildren, cherish their time in Connecticut, visiting regularly and enjoying the library – especially the grandchildren!
Ellyn’s grandchildren’s favorite author: Sandra Boynton, Lakeville resident
A part time resident for 13 years, Cynthia moved full time to Lakeville when she retired in 2015 after 35+ years in finance with various New York City financial institutions. In addition to being a member of the Historical Society of the Salisbury Association she serves or has served on the boards of other Northwest Corner organizations. She and her husband enjoy hiking on the local trails.
Catherine Chatham has been a part-time resident of Salisbury, CT for over 20 years along with her husband and 3 children. She currently resides in Bronxville, NY and works in New York City for Everytown for Gun Safety, a non profit that advocates for gun violence prevention. Salisbury has been an integral part of her family’s life. Scoville Memorial library is not only the source of most of the family’s reading material but has offered community, education and entertainment.
Lee was part of the early management team at Home Box Office and ultimately helped to chart its growth for nearly 20 years, focusing on expansion into new services and global markets. Subsequently, he has served as the CEO for a number of digital media enterprises and as a longtime media industry consultant. He and his wife Sophia have been part time residents in Salisbury for 25 years. He also serves on the board of the Salisbury Forum.
Elvia is a lifelong resident of Salisbury and remembers going to the Library since childhood. She has been a real estate agent for over 20 years and currently works for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. She has served on various Boards in the area including Salisbury Family Services, SWSA and Housatonic Child Care Center. She currently serves on the Board of Assessment Appeals for Salisbury. When she is not selling houses, she can be found riding her horses or enjoying the outdoors.
Anne (“Annie”) Granfield was a part-time resident of the Northwest Corner (and NYC) for many years before retiring to Salisbury in 2019. She’s enjoyed three distinct but related careers: first in commercial banking (Chemical Bank), then as a journalist (Forbes magazine), and for the final 16 years as a senior executive at Finsbury, an international crisis communications and PR firm. Annie is an avid hiker, yoga enthusiast and music lover, with a life-long passion for reading.
Claudia Keenan is a historian of education. She has taught and published on a range of topics in American cultural history, and has served on the boards of community foundations and civic associations in New York, Kansas, Georgia, and Virginia. A writer, blogger, and occasional book reviewer, she was educated at the University of Chicago and NYU, and is a full-time resident of Salisbury.
Jaye is originally from Ottawa, Canada and since 1998 has been dividing her time between Salisbury and New York City. She was the founder of a consulting firm focused on globalization opportunities, and continues to travel extensively, but now just for fun. While not reading, she enjoys backpacking, looking at art, and meeting interesting people.
Robbin Blaine LivingstonTustee
Robbin is retired from a career in the advocacy division of Consumer Reports and currently co-chairs the Development Committee at the Library. She and her husband Jeff have been part-time residents of Lakeville since the late 70s and they have two grown sons. She belongs to three book groups, two of them serious, and also to a group which reads Shakespeare’s plays aloud.
Betsy is a former senior editor at Random House and wrote for Fodor’s travel guides while living in Budapest. She is the co-chair of the Library’s Development Committee and is also currently involved in a writing project for middle school students in Salisbury. She and her husband have a son who is in third grade.
Helen Klein RossTrustee
Helen spent many years as a writer and creative director at global ad agencies in New York before turning to other kinds of fiction. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Her first novel was published by Simon and Schuster in 2013; her latest novel is due out in November, 2018. Helen speaks nationally on social media. She is chair of the Branding Committee and co-chair of Communications. She and her husband, Donald, moved to Lakeville and brought historic Holleywood back to life.
Mark is a technology enthusiast who has led several global businesses at IBM and Pitney Bowes during the past 40 years. His passion for technology started early in his childhood when he experimented with army surplus electronic components. He enjoyed leading complex global organizations at IBM and Pitney Bowes, which included living in Tokyo for four years. He is a resident of Salisbury, and chairs the Library’s Technology Committee.
Isabel spent four decades at JP Morgan Chase, the last 15 of which were as Global Head of Human Resources for the asset management division. She and her husband, Drew, have a grown son and daughter and have been part-time residents of Salisbury since the 1980s.