Barrow Women’s Board

The Women's Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation

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The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raises funds for research conducted at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

Established in 1965, the Women’s Board has raised more than $61.7 million for Barrow through the annual Barrow Grand Ball. The 2019 Barrow Grand Ball was held on Saturday, January 26 at The Arizona Biltmore.

The Women’s Board also sponsors an Education Enrichment Event, which features presentations by Barrow physicians and scientists about the latest trends and discoveries in neuroscience.

The current Chairwoman of the Women’s Board is Robyn Lee. Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman are serving as the 2019 Barrow Grand Ball Co-Chairwomen.

For more information on supporting the Women’s Board, please contact (480) 562-6444 or email

Women’s Board members:


Mrs. Ray R. Thurston

Mrs. Michael R. Hecomovich

Recording Secretary
Mrs. Robert C. Moore

Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Thomas W. Lewis

Mrs. Daniel R. Fox

Immediate Past Chairwoman
Mrs. Richard R. Rector

Yearbook Chairwoman
Mrs. William D. H. Francis

Finance Chairwoman
Mrs. James E. Meyer

Membership Chairwoman
Mrs. LeRoy M. Gaintner

Nominating Chairwoman
Mrs. Ross L. Shannon

Grand Ball Co-Chairwoman
Mrs. Jeffrey D. McKeever

Grand Ball Co-Chairwoman
Mrs. David J. Watson


Mrs. Kathleen O. Barrow
Mrs. Leon F. Bentley
Mrs. Christopher J. Cacheris
Mrs. Thomas M. Churchill
Mrs. Andrew Cohn
Mrs. Daniel Cracchiolo
Mrs. Peggy Crayton
Mrs. Michael A. DeBell
Mrs. Gregory P. Denk
Mrs. Bennett Dorrance
Mrs. Gary D. Edens
Mrs. Geoffrey H. Edmunds
Mrs. Karl Eller
Mrs. Scott S. Eller
Mrs. Stephen O. Evans
Mrs. Philip L. Francis
Mrs. Jack A. Friedland
Mrs. Bert A. Getz
Mrs. John A. Gogolak
Mrs. Edward W. Guenther
Mrs. Larry A. Gunning
Mrs. Brian J. Hall
Mrs. Lee T. Hanley
Ms. Marilyn W. Harris
Mrs. DeBanks M. Henward III
Mrs. Gary J. Hewson
Mrs. Robert C. Hobbs, Sr.
Mrs. Dennis D. Hopper
Mrs. Thomas M. Hudak
Mrs. Jon Hulburd
Mrs. Carolyn Jelks-Wilson
Mrs. Robert J. Lavinia

Mrs. Dennis H. Lyon
Mrs. Marion M. Magruder
Mrs. R. David Martin
Mrs. Robert L. Matthews
Mrs. Robert H. McKee
Mrs. James J. Meenaghan
Mrs. Joseph T. Melczer III
Mrs. Thomas O. Might
Mrs. Kenneth R. Moffatt
Mrs. James M. Nederlander
Mrs. Mark E. O’Malley
Mrs. Robin E. Parke
Mrs. Earl A. Petznick, Sr.
Mrs. John P. Phillips
Mrs. Terry Rakow
Mrs. Stephen H. Roman
Mrs. James P. Simmons
Mrs. Leslie H. Small
Mrs. Scott M. Spangler
Ms. Sarah E. Suggs
Mrs. Donald J. Ulrich, Jr.
Mrs. Jimmy Walker
Mrs. Robert L. Ward
Mrs. Michael L. Watts
Mrs. Gay Firestone Wray

Honorary Member
Sister Madonna Marie Bolton