Board Members

President

Sally Olszewski began her term May 2017. The first vice president/president elect serves as an aid to the president and assumes her duties in her absence. This elected position is for a two-year term. Sally has been member of the a Christ Child Society for 17 years. She co-chaired the 2016 Boutique, Fashion Show and Luncheon. Sally is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Akron.

1st Vice President/President Elect

Rita Burkley began her term August of 2017. She has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 26 years. She has served as buyer for the Clothing Center and Co-chaired our first Night at the Races. Rita is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

2nd Vice President

Anne Santin has been a member of Christ Child Society of Akron since 2012. She has been a co-chair on the Hospitality Committee, Membership Committee and the National Day of Service. She served as Recording Secretary from 2016-2018.

Recording Secretary

Janet Quinn began her term May 2018. She has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 4 years, serving as chair of Infant Bereavement and a member of the Red Wagon Luncheon/Artisan Committee for the last 3 years. She is responsible for recording the minutes into the Corporate record book to fulfill state incorporation procession. Additionally, she is responsible for the maintenance of the legal documents for the chapter. Janet is a member of Holy Family Parish.

Corresponding Secretary

Gail Pfeiffer began her term in 2019. She joined Christ Child Society in 2015. She has served on various committees including Bereavement, Evening of Reflection, Red Wagon, and Layette. She is a member of St Sebastian Parish.

Treasurer

Jo Ellen Spurlock began her term August 2020. Jo Ellen has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 3 years. She has focused her volunteer hours in the Clothing Center, becoming the Buyer in 2017. In addition to the Clothing Center, she has also worked on many projects including mailings and Red Wagon. This elected position is for a two-year term and is bonded. Jo Ellen is a member of Guardian Angels Church.

Assistant Treasurer

Nancy Parks began her term May 2016. Nancy has been member a of the Christ Child Society for 17 years. This is an appointed position, with responsible for helping the Treasure with her responsibilities, and shall pay all bills as designated by the President or Treasurer. This is an appointed position and does not have term limits. Nancy is a member of Holy Family Parish in Stow.

Parliamentarian

Karen Fry began her term May of 2015. She has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 10 years. This is an appointed position, as an adviser to the President on matters of parliamentary procedure. Karen has previously served as Second Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, Ways and Means Chair, and has served as Chair for the following subcommittees Membership, Reverse Raffle, and Website. Karen is a member of St. Sebastian Parish.

Communications/Publicity Chair

Terry Tolson began her term May of 2019. This is an appointed position. She has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 9 years. She has served as Clothing Center Buyer, and has co-chaired and served on various committees including Membership, Strategic Planning, Evening of Reflection and Red Wagon. She is a member of St. Sebastian Parish.

Service Projects Chair

Meg Lee began her term May of 2011. This position is responsible for coordinating the numerous Service Projects of the chapter. This is an appointed position. Meg has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 27 years. She has served as 2nd Vice President, Clothing Center chair, co-chair of Breakfast with Santa, and past chair of Hospitality. Meg is a member of St. Sebastian Parish.

Ways and Means Chair(s)

This position is responsible for coordinating the numerous fundraising activities of the chapter. This is an appointed position and is being shared between Becky Davis and Sharon Null.

Sharon Null began her term May 2017. Sharon has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 4 years. She is responsible for all correspondence of the chapter, procuring meeting space and notifying the national organization of chapter activities. This elected position is for a two-year term. She is a member of The Chapel.

Spiritual Advisor

Rev. Paul J Rosing appointed by the Bishop, has served as our spiritual advisor for 31 years. In honor of this milestone he was installed as an official/full member of the Christ Child Society of Akron at Corporate Communion March 25, 2017.

Advisors

Linda Hart has been a member of Christ Child since 1990. She is a member of St. Hilary Parish in Akron.

Kaye Rowe has served as President from 2017-2019. She has been a member of Christ Child for 18 years, serving as Treasurer on both local and National Boards, Assistant Treasurer and on the Finance committee. Kaye co-chaired the 2016 Boutique, Fashion Show and Luncheon. Kaye is member of St. Sebastian Parish.

Chris Thomas most recently served from 2019-20 as and advisor to our president. She has been a member of the Christ Child Society for 25 years and have served as Vice President, Treasurer, Chairman of Ways and Means, Future Planning, Red Wagon Boutique as well as a committee member for several other service projects and standing committees. She is a member of St. Sebastian Church.