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 and most recently, The Shoppes at Aultman.

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 current pledge is $5 million to the Aultman Cancer Center. The center will provide cancer care services at Aultman in one innovative facility that will be home to state-of-the-art clinical care and much more, for generations to come.

Learn more about the pledge to the Aultman Cancer Center by watching this video. You will also meet cancer survivors Marilyn, Cheryl, Julia, Donna and Gladys and hear their personal stories of strength and determination. 


2016-2017 Women's Board Officers

Gail Sterling

Vice President
Lori Martino


Corresponding Secretary 
Mary Jane Fahrney

Recording Secretary
Carrie Sibila

Lynnette Gallina

Standing Committee Members

Angel Auction Chairs 
Gulkesh Gill 
Sandy Grassi-Doll

Angel Auction Vice Chairs
Ann McCabe
Karen Shackelford

Angels in Action
Suzanne Birkbeck, Chair
Lauren Zollinger, Vice Chair

Fashion Show Chairs
Heather Fisher
Chrissy Schulman

Members At Large
Cindy Elsasser
Susie VanVranken
Lisa Warburton-Gregory


Beth Fromholtz, Chair
Nancy Passerini, Vice Chair

Nominating Chair
Stacy Remark

Past President 
Vicky Sterling

Tena Wilson, Chair
Cindy Samolczyk, Vice Chair

Public Relations 
Aubrey Blood, Chair
Lindsay Zimmerman, Vice Chair

Women's Board Liaison 
Debra Neff-Maurer