The Women’s Board was founded in 1969 to render services to Aultman Hospital in the areas of community relations and fundraising. Since their inception, the Women’s Board has raised more than $25 million to support major projects at Aultman Hospital such as the Emergency/Trauma Center, NICU, Dialysis Center, Cancer Center, Pediatric Services, Aultman College, Compassionate Care Center, The Shoppes at Aultman and most recently the Aultman Cancer Center.

The Women’s Board raises funds through their annual Angel Auction and Fashion Show, proceeds from The Shoppes at Aultman, baby photos, and the Tribute Fund. The Women’s Board also performs community outreach through the Angels in Action program. The program was designed to help lead the community to improved health by raising awareness of the Women’s Board and its current pledge, increasing funding for the pledge, and offering outreach to the community. Each month, ‘Women’s Board Angels’ contribute time, talents, and/or resources to causes that support Aultman Hospital departments and the hospital’s efforts in the community.

The Women's Board's newest pledge is $900,000 dedicated to two important projects - integrating state-of-the-art infection control technology throughout Aultman Hospital and the modernization of our specialty care orthopaedic unit. Both of these projects will help to ensure high-quality and efficient care for our patients in an environment that is conducive to healing.


2017-2018 Women's Board Officers

Lori Martino

Vice President
Judy Minton


Corresponding Secretary 
Lori Shaheen

Recording Secretary
Laurie Dienberg-Hoppe

Darlene Schuring

Standing Committee Members

Angel Auction Chairs 
Shannon Hexamer  
Vicky Sterling

Angel Auction Vice Chairs
Jodi Luntz
Linday Zimmerman

Angels in Action
Kari Willoughby Chair
Lynne Esguerra, Vice Chair

Fashion Show Chairs
Barbara Abbott
Lindsay Zimmerman

Fashion Show Vice Chairs
Karen Shackelford
Stacy Dulik

Members At Large
Patty DiSimone
Kaleen Lemon
Joyce Spring


Meg Feller, Chair
Suzanne Birkbeck, Vice Chair

Nominating Chair
Sandy Doll

Past President 
Gail Sterling

Leda Kendig, Chair
Carman D'Agostino, Vice Chair

Public Relations 
Julie McCann, Chair
Michele Heston, Vice Chair

Women's Board Director 
Courtney Halter