The Children’s Service Board welcomes committed, talented women from diverse educational and professional backgrounds to champion the Hospital through engagement and philanthropy, stewardship and fundraising, and volunteerism. Today, we are proud to be 60+ women strong dedicating time and efforts for the children of Chicago. Children’s Service Board members spend much of their volunteer year planning and executing our signature fundraising event, the Gold Coast Fashion show. Committee responsibilities include Corporate Sponsorship, Food and Beverage, Auction, etc. In addition, Board members serve in a variety of additional capacities including an Executive Committee, Stewardship, Volunteer Opportunities, Membership and Social Media.

Current Board Members


Pinkie Garver


Danielle Hoeg

Executive Committee

Sharon Bosco, Member-at-Large, Social Focus
Sydney Caine Freeman, Membership Chair
Emily Flaherty, Immediate Past President, Major Gifts
Marie Geanuleas, GCFS Co-Chair
Alison Heyman*, Advisor
Karyn Kruschka, Member-at-Large, Marketing Focus
Kasey Macha, GCFS Co-Chair
Erica Marshall, Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Cathryn Schmaltz, Vice President
Daisie Siska, Secretary
Renee Stock, Treasurer & Membership Chair

Honorary Membership

Mary Beth Adelman*
Carolyn Belcaster
Donna Burke-Berger
Sara Cohen
Holly Duran
Vicki Heyman
Deborah Higginbottom
Karen Hilder*
Megan Hodes*
Karen Lee
Margo Markopoulos
Beth Pagnotta
Karen Pulver


Emily Arch
Jody Boyce
Kate Burns
Isabel Carpenter
Nadia Cobalovic
Leigh Dance
Kari Darmstadter
Bradley Grace De Haan
Maureen DeRose
Karen Essig
Bridgett Fitzgerald
Karen Focht
Courtney Haynes
Lindsay Hearn
Lauren Hirsch
Dana Jones
Melissa Kearney
Kate Kysiak
Stacy Lucier
Aida Lutfi
Victoria Malkin
Stefanie McDonald
Elizabeth Miller
Michelle Moore
Erin Murphy
Cassidy Neveux
Mary Grace Proven
Reena Puri
Deanna Ryan
Shreena Saheba
Alexandra Schwarzman
Susie Silich
Beth Silverman
Julie Simon
Erin Strong
Mary Pat Wallace
Laura Weber
Genia Yovankin

*=Past President

For more information regarding membership and committees please contact Ilana Gutman at