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, the Aultman Cancer Center and most recently Xenex Germ Zapping Robots and the Orthopaedic Unit Modernization.

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.

In celebration of their 50th year, the Aultman Women’s Board has pledged “50 for 50” for 2018-2019. Rather than one large project, funds will be raised throughout the year to support a total of 50 smaller projects for Aultman Hospital. These projects, not covered by capital dollars, may be viewed as small, but they are vital to the various hospital departments that will benefit from them. The Women’s Board is looking forward to working more closely with hospital staff members during this celebratory pledge year. This new and exciting pledge reminds us all that sometimes, it’s the little things! 

2018-2019 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