Women's Board :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Women's Board

The Women's Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital was part of the original vision of the hospital when it was founded in 1892. For more than 119 years, the Women's Board has been serving the hospital and raising funds to support the hospital's mission of providing outstanding health care to all children, no matter what their family's financial situation.


The Women's Board signature event is the Junior Golf Classic held each summer. Junior golfers from around Ohio come together for this one day event with the theme of “Healthy Kids Helping Sick Kids”. Register now!

The Women's Board is looking for new members who are excited to help promote Nationwide Children's Hospital throughout our community. If you are interested, please contact Dee Dee English.

Women’s Board Leadership Team

President: Subha Lembach
Publicity Chair: Kelly Lobdell
Programming Chair: Becky Hixen
Secretary: Lauren Hoffman
Junior Golf Co-chairs: Lauretta Godbout and Heather Landers

2015 Accomplishments

Junior Golf Classic

The 23rdJunior Golf Classic, held on July 6, 2015 at The Ohio State University Golf Club, had a net profit of $20,028.92 to support Nationwide Children’s.

There were 187 golfers between the ages of 9 and 18 who participated. 


Eulalie (Lee) Hess and Mary E. Murphy Endowment Children’s Hospital Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Cindy Bitter, the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Cindy is a 16-year active member of Women’s Board, during which time she has served on the Junior Golf Classic (JGC) golf tournament, including as the event Chair for more than 10 years. During Cindy’s tenure, the JGC has become the Women’s Board’s signature event and Cindy was instrumental in keeping the JGC tournament going even when the Women’s Board became inactive in the early 2000s. The words that best describe Cindy are humble, dedicated, hardworking, honest, and passionate. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Board are fortunate to have found such a tremendous, long-time volunteer in Cindy Bitter.

Membership Update
Women’s Board members volunteer in diverse ways for Nationwide Children’s, from coordinating the Junior Golf Classic and volunteering at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon, to serving on the Women’s Division Committee, and so much more! And we’d love to have you join us! To out more about becoming a member, please contact DeeDee English.
Memorial Tournament
Thanks to the Women’s Board members and volunteers at The Memorial Tournament, Women’s Board will receive credit for serving for 10,086.95 hours.


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000