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. Richard A. Rector

Mrs. Ray R. Thurston

Recording Secretary
Mrs. Brian J. Hall

Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Earl A. Petznick, Sr.

Mrs. Herman L. Orcutt

Immediate Past Chairwoman
Mrs. Gregory P. Denk

Yearbook Chairwoman
Mrs. Edward W. Guenther

Finance Chairwoman
Mrs. James E. Meyer

Membership Chairwoman
Mrs. Arte R. Moreno

Nominating Chairwoman
Mrs. William C. Schubert, Sr.

Grand Ball Co-Chairwoman
Mrs. F. Francis Najafi

Grand Ball Co-Chairwoman
Mrs. Stephen H. Roman


Mrs. Kathleen O. Barrow
Mrs. Leon F. Bentley
Mrs. Christopher J. Cacheris
Mrs. Thomas M. Churchill
Mrs. Daniel Cracchiolo
Mrs. Peggy Crayton
Mrs. Michael A. DeBell
Mrs. Bennett Dorrance
Mrs. Gary D. Edens
Mrs. Geoffrey H. Edmunds
Mrs. Karl Eller
Mrs. Scott S. Eller
Mrs. Stephen O. Evans
Mrs. Daniel R. Fox
Mrs. Philip L. Francis
Mrs. William D. H. Francis
Mrs. Jack A. Friedland
Mrs. LeRoy M. Gaintner
Mrs. Bert A. Getz
Mrs. John A. Gogolak
Mrs. Larry A. Gunning
Mrs. Lee T. Hanley
Ms. Marilyn W. Harris
Mrs. Michael R. Hecomovich
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. Thomas W. Lewis
Mrs. Dennis H. Lyon
Mrs. Marion M. Magruder
Mrs. R. David Martin
Mrs. Robert L. Matthews
Mrs. Robert H. McKee
Mrs. Jeffrey D. McKeever
Mrs. James J. Meenaghan
Mrs. Joseph T. Melczer III
Mrs. Thomas O. Might
Mrs. Kenneth R. Moffatt
Mrs. Robert C. Moore
Mrs. James M. Nederlander
Mrs. Mark E. O’Malley
Mrs. Robin E. Parke
Mrs. John P. Phillips
Mrs. Terry Rakow
Mrs. Donald S. Robertson
Mrs. Ross L. Shannon
Mrs. James P. Simmons
Mrs. Leslie H. Small
Mrs. Scott M. Spangler
Ms. Sarah E. Suggs
Mrs. Donald J. Ulrich, Jr.
Mrs. Peter W. Van Benschoten
Mrs. Jimmy Walker
Mrs. Robert L. Ward
Mrs. David J. Watson
Mrs. Michael L. Watts
Mrs. Gay Firestone Wray

Honorary Member
Sister Madonna Marie Bolton