Founded in 2002, the Women’s Board advances the activities and prominence of The Joffrey Ballet as a leading cultural and educational institution.

Members embrace the spirit of philanthropy, expressing their passion for the Joffrey through advocacy and support. The Women’s Board raises over $2 million annually for The Joffrey Ballet. Members promote special, mission-driven fundraising efforts, such as The Nutcracker Costume Maintenance Initiative and the Joffrey’s Community Engagement programs. 

Women’s Board Executive Committee

Sandi Hartstein, President
Jamie-Clare Flaherty, 1st Vice President
Farissa Knox, 2nd Vice President
Julianne Migely, 2nd Vice President
Janelle M. Chalmers, Secretary
Susan G. Oleari, Treasurer
Heather Martin, Member-at-Large
Melissa Trandel, Member-at-Large

Women’s Board Roster 2020–2021

Elisabeth Adams
Mrs. Keen Harwood
Addington III
Julie O'Donnell Allen
Dr. Emily L. Arch
Anna Assenmacher
Annie Atzeff
Melissa Babcock*
Grace Barry*
Nancy Gottlieb Bauer
Sophie Bross
Marisa Bryce
Inger E. Burnett-Zeigler, PhD
Mary Kay Mudd Bushonville
Rachel M. Cannon
Lynn Cohen
Joan Colmar
Kelly Demers
Sandra Deromedi
Danielle Deutsch
Merritt DeWitt
Ellen Distelhelm
Dr. Jill S. Dodds
Beth Engel
Patti S. Eylar
Jennifer Rubin Fabian
Shelley MacArthur Farley
Johanna Ferguson
Ellie Forman
Dana Hokin Garvey
Susan Geiselhart
Darcy Goldfarb, MD
Shana Bear Guthman
Diana E. Harris
Elisa D. Harris
Julie Harron
Stacie R. Hartman
Martha Higgins
Arica Hilton
Courtney A. Hoffmann
Jerrilyn M. Hoffmann
Sherry Lea Holson
Brooke Hubbuch
Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange
Jessica Jecmen
Anne L. Kaplan
Jackelyn Kastanis
Elizabeth Ann Kasten
Kathleen Klaeser
Laura Kofoid
Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel*
Kelly Rosen Lagrange
Whitney Lasky
Wende Fox Lawson
Anne Lazar
Dania Leemputte
Kathryn Meneely Leister
Laurie Mahler
Joan Maliband
Elizabeth Marcus, MD
Kristina McGrath
Monica McGurk
Helen Hall Melchior*
Amanda Merten
Lori Mertz
Patricia Miller
Lucy Minor
Linda Curtis O’Bannon, MD
Gigi Owens
Mrs. John R Pacholick
Mary Ellen Pavone, MD
Judith Pierpont
Cindy Pinsky
Ibby Pinsky
Victoria Poindexter
E. Elizabeth Price
Christine Rahill*
Hallie Blanchard Rehwaldt
Emily Rubenstein
Camille Kearns Rudy
Kathleen (Henson) Sarpy
Maggie Scheyer
Sarah Schrup
Andréa J. Schwartz
Liz Sharp
Courtney Shea
Veronica Siegel
Amelia Silva
Marilyn Slattery
Maureen Dwyer Smith*
Kathy Kelsperis Smith
Marla Smithburg
Rita Spitz
Liz Stiffel
Stacy Straub
Nancy Sussman
Cheryl Tama Oblander
Lauren D.W. Tatar
Marina D.W. Tatar
Jennifer Tscherney
Yolanda Tyler
Noren Ungaretti
Andria van der Merwe
Laura Larsen Venkus
Annabelle Volgman
Chrissie Walker
Magnes Welsh
Diana Weiss Widman
Elizabeth Wippman
Joyce M. Wippman
Marcie L. Wright
Leslie Zentner
Julie Zuckerman

Supporting and Non-Resident

Dora Aalbregtse
Melissa Anton
Mary Jo Basler
Jetta Boschen
Mrs. John E. Burke
Kelly Dettmann
Pamella Roland DeVos
Deborah Gordan Engle
Lydia Fisher
Astra Gamsjaeger
Sue-Gray Goller
Stephanie M. Grinage
Marjorie E. Habermann
Sharon King Hoge
Marci Holzer
Candace Collins Jordan
Donna M. LaPietra
Leslie Logsdon
Astrid A. McKinnon
Anne Simon Moffat
Shauna Montgomery
Brooks Morgan
Mrs. Jay L. Owen, Jr.
Anne Shea
Carol J. Stone
Kathleen A. Swien
Victoria Verity
Carol A. Walter
Anne Waters
Mrs. Thomas E. Wells IV
Pam Phillips Weston
*Indicates Honorary Member