Women’s Board


Since the MCA’s founding in 1967, the members of the Women’s Board have collaborated with each other and with the museum to create dynamic programs and projects that have helped establish the MCA as an important and vibrant cultural institution. These programs have included: a lecture and film series, an art travel program (both foreign and domestic), the docent program, the community affiliate program, the MCA Store, an MCA restaurant, the opening night celebration of EXPO CHICAGO (Vernissage), Family Days, and, most recently, artsmart.

The Women’s Board also plays the important role of ambassador for the MCA. Board members focus considerable effort on staying abreast of what is going on at the museum. In this way, the Board is better able to raise awareness of the MCA throughout the greater Chicago area.

Women's Board members volunteer at Family Day

Photo: Ellen Chu © MCA Chicago
Seven women in cocktail attire pose in front of a white wall.

Members of the MCA Women's Board at Vernissage, the opening celebration of EXPO CHICAGO that they sponsor each year

Photo: Braxton Black for Jeremy Lawson Photography © MCA Chicago

Women’s Board Members

Ellen B. Wallace
Vice President
Diane Kahan
Nekesa J. Josey
Cheryl Seder

Women’s Board Members

  • Janet Anixter
  • Tammi Bedolla
  • Marlene Breslow-Blitstein
  • Susan Brunstrum
  • Allison Burman
  • Karin Carlson
  • Lori A. Crosley
  • Andrea DeMar
  • Kelly Drew-Townsel
  • Nicole Drexler
  • Ashley Floyd
  • Marcia Fraerman1
  • Tonya Geesman
  • Rachel Grund
  • Jeri Henoch
  • Katie Hutchens
  • Loren Johnson
  • Susie L. Karkomi
  • Laura Lester
  • Kelly McHenry
  • Kathleen McQueeny
  • Marisa Murillo
  • Christina Ochs
  • Amy Olswang
  • Patti Prince
  • Susie Rieser
  • Cathy Ross
  • Yumi Shilowitz Ross
  • Barbara Rouse
  • Judy Share
  • Fanette Singer
  • Marjorie K. Staples1
  • Nicole Steel
  • Yolanda Stemer
  • Rena Sternberg1
  • Robyn Tavel
  • Kate Taylor
  • Paula Fuller Tobin
  • Mary Kay Touhy

Sustaining Women’s Board Members

  • Gale Fischer
  • Loren Friend
  • Margot Greig
  • Nickol Hackett
  • Marilyn Kushen
  • Janis Kanter McCormick
  • Linda Meyer

Honorary Women’s Board Members

  • Meta S. Berger1
  • Robin Loewenberg Berger1
  • Lindy Bergman2
  • Edie Cloonan1
  • Leslie Douglass1
  • Diane Drabkin1
  • Marilyn Fields1
  • Suzette Flood1
  • Helyn D. Goldenberg1
  • Rhona Hoffman
  • Ruth Horwich2
  • Sally Meyers Kovler1
  • Pat Kubicek
  • Beverly M. Meyer2
  • Judith Neisser2
  • Betsy Rosenfield
  • Carol Selle1
  • Ann Stepan1
  • Bea Steponate
  • Dorie Sternberg
  • Patty Sternberg
  • Kristin Binder Stevens1
  • Donna Stone1
  • Dana Shepard Treister1
  • Helen Zell1

  1. Past President
  2. In Memoriam

Membership Dues

If you are a current Women’s Board member, you may contribute your dues below