Board of Trustees Members
Michele BrombergPhone: 847-933-8269Michele Bromberg was elected to the Village Board in 2001. She currently serves as the liaison to the Commission on Family Services, Board of Health and Consumer affairs to the Village Board.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University Marcella-Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago and has a Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Rush University. Ms. Bromberg is the Nursing Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. She is responsible for planning and implementing state-wide policy for the uniform administration of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and Rules.
Ms. Bromberg is also the Chairperson of the Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Board. Under her leadership, the Illinois Center for Nursing was created to analyze the nursing manpower in Illinois to ensure quality of health care and access to care for Illinois citizens. She serves on the State Health Improvement Plan Implementation Coordination Council. Ms. Bromberg is a member of Or Torah Congregation. She has lived in Skokie with her husband Leo since 1993 and is mother to five children and grandmother to twin girls and a boy.
Karen Gray-KeelerPhone: 847-933-8269Karen Gray-Keeler was appointed to the Village Board on December 3, 2012. Having lived in Skokie for 25 years, Gray-Keeler and her husband Tom Keeler have three sons. She served on both the Plan and Fine Arts Commissions and also served as a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain.
Gray-Keeler has assumed leadership roles as a volunteer in many community organizations, including serving as vice-president of Temple Beth Israel and vice-chair of the Skokie Caucus Party. Additionally, she served as a PTA officer, president of the Evanston In-School Music Association and was involved with several other community initiatives, including coordinating park district trips for senior citizens and helping children and adults learn English as a second language.
Gray-Keeler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University, and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. She is a small business owner and member of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, the Chicago Bar Association and the League of Women Voters. Her volunteer pursuits also include serving as a Cook County Arbitrator and a legal aid attorney
Ralph KleinPhone: 847-933-8269Life-long Skokie resident Ralph Klein was elected to the Village Board in 2013. For 12 years before his election to the board, Klein served as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He also served as a member of the Skokie Fine Arts Commission and the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Board.
After graduating from Niles East High School and attending college, Klein joined his family's printing business. He and his wife Lillian have been married for 33 years and raised their children in Skokie. Klein's long history of volunteering in the community also includes serving as founding president of Open Hearts for Handicapped Children and volunteering for both the Niles Township Food Pantry and the Village's Home Delivered Meals program. In addition, he has donated his time to assisting several local school district foundations and coaching AYSO soccer and Skokie Youth Basketball.
Randall RobertsTrusteePhone: 847-933-8269Randall Roberts was elected Village Trustee in April 2001. He represents Skokie on the board of directors of the Northwest Municipal Conference, a council of governments representing over 40 municipalities in the north and northwest Chicago metropolitan area.
Roberts has been a practicing attorney for 30 years, earning undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University, Chicago. He currently works as the Compliance Officer for Maryville Academy, a non-profit child care organization, in Des Plaines, Illinois. He formerly served as assistant state's attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office for 30 years, most recently as a member of the executive staff, acting as the Director of Continuing Legal Education and technology project coordinator.
Previously, Roberts supervised the prosecution of juvenile delinquency cases, including cases involving Skokie youth. During his tenure in the State's Attorney's Office, Roberts has also held other supervisory positions and prosecuted hundreds of adult criminal cases in courtrooms throughout Cook County. Roberts is a former member of Skokie's Youth at Risk Task Force; a past chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association's Juvenile Law Committee and enjoys speaking at public forums about the criminal and juvenile justice system.
He is a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, a member of the Skokie Lion's Club and a supporter and volunteer for District 219 and District 73½ schools, Maryville Academy and Misericordia Home. He and his wife, Margy, have lived in Skokie for 22 years are parents of three young adults, Elizabeth, Kevin and Sarah.
Edie Sue SutkerPhone: 847-933-8269Edie Sue Sutker is a life-long Skokie resident and was appointed to the Village Board in 2004, having served for nearly 10 years on the Skokie Plan Commission. She serves as the liaison to the Consumer Affairs and Cable Television Advisory Commissions and served as Vice-Chairperson of the Skokie Committee on Downtown Development.
Ms. Sutker has a master's degree in social work from Loyola University, Chicago and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Ms. Sutker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Jewish Child and Family Services in Northbrook. Before her social work career, she was in the investment business for 14 years and earned her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.
In addition, she was the Executive Director of the VisionTek Foundation, which raised more than $650,000 to fight cancer and leukemia. She is a life member of NA'AMAT USA and Hadassah, a member of the National Association of Social Workers and also a member of the Ezra-Habonim Niles Township Jewish Congregation. She enjoys race walking, biking, swimming, weight lifting and spending time with her family.
Ilonka UlrichPhone: 847-933-8269Ilonka Ulrich has lived in Skokie since 2001, and was elected to the Village Board in 2013. Before being elected, she served as a member of the Skokie Zoning Board of Appeals where she worked with fellow commissioners to fairly maintain Skokie's building code and regulations for Village residents.
Ulrich is an attorney, having earned a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law, New York. She practices law at a suburban Chicago firm, representing clients who have been injured. She also worked in the public sector as a workers' compensation commissioner for the State of Illinois, and has volunteered to represent battered women in legal proceedings. As a single parent with a Latin American and Eastern European heritage, Ulrich appreciates and values Skokie's diverse, inclusive community.