2024 Executive Committee

Danielle Hoeg

Name: Danielle Hoeg
Year Joined: 2018
Role: President

“What is something on your bucket list?”

Going into space! I know that eventually taking a trip into space will be more accessible and possible. It is a dream to be able to look down onto Earth and watch the sun rise.

Cathryn Schmaltz

Name: Cathryn Schmaltz
Year Joined: 2021
Role: Vice President

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite place to visit in Chicago is the lakefront. It reminds me of how truly special our city is and looking out over the lake always calms my mind.

Emily Flaherty

Name: Emily Flaherty
Year Joined: 2016
Role: Immediate Past President, Major Gifts

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite place to visit in Chicago has certainly changed since having children. These days, I love to take a Saturday walk with my children in the summer to the Lincoln Park Zoo. We have a routine of stopping at the local coffee shop, picking up some items from the Green City Farmers Market, walking through the zoo and then coming home in time for lunch and naps. It is a simple weekly reminder of why I love Chicago.

Alison Heyman

Name: Alison Heyman
Year Joined: 2014
Role: Advisor

“What is something on your bucket list?”

One item on my bucket list is to own horses and live on a ranch. I also want to visit all 50 states - I have 5 left! If anyone is up for a road trip through Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi and North Dakota, let me know.

Kasey Macha

Name: Kasey Macha
Year Joined: 2020
Role: Gold Coast Fashion Show Co-Chair

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite place to visit in Chicago is the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Sharon Bosco

Name: Sharon Bosco
Year Joined: 2019
Role: Member-at-Large, Social Focus

“What is something on your bucket list?”

Some items on my bucket list are to become fluent in French and visit each of the 7 continents.

Marie Geanuleas

Name: Marie Geanuleas
Year Joined: 2020
Role: Gold Coast Fashion Show Co-Chair

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite place to visit in Chicago is Wrigley Field. We live within walking distance and bring our kids many times during the Cubs season and for concerts. The energy and feeling there is truly unique to Chicago.

Erica Marshall

Name: Erica Marshall
Year Joined: 2019
Role: Corporate Sponsorship Chair

“What is something on your bucket list?”

On my bucket list… It’s hard to name just one so here are my top four… i) traveling with my husband and children to all the countries and cities we have roots, ii) see the sun rise and set on all 7 continents, iii) buy a family Lake House, and… iv) drive both a Ferrari and Lamborghini on the Autobahn!

Renee Stock

Name: Renee Stock
Year Joined: 2021
Role: Treasurer & Membership Chair

“What is your favorite movie?”

I love all the classic holiday movies! I love watching movies with my family during my favorite time of the year!

Sydney Caine Freeman

Name: Sydney Caine Freeman
Year Joined: 2022
Role: Stewardship Chair

“What is a hobby you enjoy?”

I am passionate about fitness. I love to try new fitness programs/classes that challenge me or teach me new things.

Karyn Kruschka

Name: Karyn Kruschka
Year Joined: 2018
Role: Member-at-Large, Marketing Focus

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite thing to do in Chicago is walking my dog along the lakefront trail to Oak Street Beach.

Daisie Siska

Name: Daisie Siska
Year Joined: 2023
Role: Secretary

“What is your favorite place to visit in Chicago?”

My favorite Chicago spot to visit is the lakefront near Montrose beach. The beach and bird sanctuary are so naturally beautiful and the gorgeous skyline in the background remind me how special Chicago is.