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Akron Children’s Hospital Women’s Board welcomes new members 

09-28-2021 (Akron, Ohio )

The Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital recently welcomed six new members to the 75-member board.  

Now serving are:  
Linda Bentlage, of Copley. Mrs. Bentlage has lived in Northeast Ohio for 30 years. Retired from PNC Financial Services, she is currently the Director of Operations for Jentner Wealth Management.    

Tamara Boyazis, of Bath. Mrs. Boyazis was born and raised in Akron. Using her 25 years of experience in retail and corporate event planning, she currently owns and operates her own decorating/event planning company. 

Marlene Campbell, of Fairlawn. Mrs. Campbell grew up in Akron. She is a nurse by education and has worked in sales for Hillrom, a medical device company, for over 30 years. 

Jenny Hummel, of Copley. Mrs. Hummel is an alumna of Cleveland State University and joins us with accounting experience from various manufacturing companies. She currently works with Hummel Funeral Homes. 

Bridget LaGuardia of Fairlawn. Mrs. LaGuardia grew up in Stow and has lived in the Fairlawn/West Akron area for the last 11 years. She maintains a part-time job while raising three young children.   

Sue Pristic, of West Akron. Mrs. Pristic is an Ohio University graduate who has worked in trade journal publishing and education. Having been relocated due to her husband's job, she is excited to return to Akron and looks forward to reconnecting with her hometown community. 

Since founding the Mary Day Nursery, which would later grow into Akron Children's Hospital in 1890, the Women’s Board has played an integral role in Akron Children’s growth and development and is dedicated to the support, protection and welfare of children by working to enhance community involvement, increase advocacy and raise funds for the hospital. Members give their time in support of the hospital’s mission through such activities as running the hospital’s gift shop, supporting legislative and advocacy efforts, presenting a safety program through Akron Public Schools, and holding fundraisers including Celebrate the Plate and the annual Charity Ball.