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 updating 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

Gail Sterling

Vice President
Lori Martino


Corresponding Secretary 
Annette Swindin

Recording Secretary
Aimee Belden

Kathy Schaffner

Standing Committee Members

Angel Auction Chairs 
Jen Clark
Ann McCabe

Angel Auction Vice Chairs
Shannon Hexamer  
Vicky Sterling

Angels in Action
Lauren Zollinger Chair
Kari Willoughby, Vice Chair

Fashion Show Chairs
Judy Minton
Darlene Schuring

Members At Large
Patty DiSimone
Cindy Elsasser
Lynnette Gallina


Nancy Passerini, Chair
Meg Feller, Vice Chair

Nominating Chair
Joyce Spring

Past President 
Vicky Sterling

Cindy Samolczyk, Chair
Lenda Kendig, Vice Chair

Public Relations 
Lindsay Zimmerman, Chair
Karen Vrabec, Vice Chair

Women's Board Director 
Courtney Halter