NICHOLE VEIHMAN, President
I am Nichole Veihman and I am the president of LGNN. I am raising 3 little girls, Vivienne 9, Jane 6, and Ellen 4, here in La Grange with my husband Justin and our puppy Pearl. I have a strong love for La Grange - from the historic homes, to the bustling business district, and of course the amazing community. I am a real estate agent with @properties here in the Western Suburbs and I love helping people find not just the perfect home, but also the right town. I am a Barre3 fanatic, I enjoy cooking and am an adventurous eater and grew up on the beach in IN, so I am a beach bum at heart. Fun Facts - I played golf in high school and was a costume design/sewing major in college!
SARAH LORENZI, President Emeritus
I’m Sarah Lorenzi and am the President Emeritus of LGNN this year after serving two years as President...my love for the ladies of LGNN runs deep! I have one daughter at Park, a son and daughter at Ogden, and a 100-pound, 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rocco. I taught third grade in Oak Park for 13 years and then took over my dad’s 45-year-old nonprofit for special education and at-risk students six years ago. I love thunderstorms, sushi, country music, and 90s rap. On any given day, you might find me reading some deep, spiritual book or watching some high-quality reality show on Bravo.
Oh.....and fun fact- I like to have babies on March 2.
KELLY WALKER, Vice President
My name is Kelly Walker and I am your vice president. I've lived in this area my entire life; born and raised in Western Springs, lived in Indian Head Park, and now here in La Grange. My husband and I have been together since we were 18 years old, and we are lucky enough to have an amazing and sweet son, Declan. I work as a Realtor with @properties, and love being involved in the community.
HILLARY ZARANTI, Secretary
ANDREA KREJCI, Treasurer
Bio coming soon!
FELISA LEISINGER, Book Club
Bio coming soon!
AMY CHOLIS, Charity/Service
Hi, my name is Amy Cholis, and I am co-chair of the Charity and Service Committee. My husband, Nick, and I moved to La Grange Park in July 2020. We have three boys -- Christopher (9), Jack (6), and Ryan (3). I am a speech-language pathologist in the schools and love having my summers off. You can find me walking around the neighborhood, riding bikes with my family, and exploring the downtown area. I love cooking and baking, wine, working out, reading, going out to dinner, and organizing. I am excited to be part of such a welcoming and friendly community!
JESSICA LANDIS, Charity/Service
My name is Jess Landis, and I am co-chair of the Charity and Service Committee. My husband, Glenn, and I moved to La Grange in 2021, with our daugther Natalie (5) and our rescue dog Ferris (100+ black lab!) I am originally from Ohio and moved to Chicago after studying at Ohio University, almost 20 years ago. Chicagoland is definitely home and now, living in La Grange, we really feel like we have found a wonderful home to plant our roots and, most importantly, many opportunities to give back to the community. I have worked for EY for 10 years, and when I'm not at work, you can find me spending time with my family exploring La Grange, at a local park, gardening, baking, and watching anything on Bravo. (What can I say -- it's my guilty pleasure!)
LISA CORONADO, Empty Nesters
My name is Lisa Coronado, and I moved to La Grange in 2020, after enjoying more than 23 years moving around the country with my husband, John who was a career Naval Officer. With all of our children officially out of the house - daughter Julia, 21, a senior at the University of Iowa; nephew Louie, 27, living in Tampa, FL; and niece Tanya, 31, living in Brookfield - I started the LGNN Empty Nesters group in 2021, as a way to meet other La Grange-area women in the same life stage adapting to life without kids to tend to. This year, I'm co-chairing Empty Nesters with Josie Giovanelli, and we are having a great time meeting and socializing with some amazing women! Outside of LGNN, I'm an environmental engineer working in business development for a worldwide engineering firm. I love to eat, drink, read, travel, and have recently developed an addition to Tik Tok.
JOSIE GIOVANELLI, Empty Nesters
My name is Josie Giovanelli, and I have been a member of LGNN since January 2021 and am excited to co-chair the Empty Nesters group with Lisa Coronado this year. I have lived in La Grange for 16 years with my husband, Gary, and dog, Mali. We have two young adult daughters - one is a registered nurse, and the other is a senior at Calvin University. I am a passional educator and teach third grade. In my free time, I love to read, cook, and enjoy the outdoors.
KELLEY MALAY, Gourmet
My name is Kelley Malay, and I have lived in La Grange for 18 years and have been a member of LGNN since 2012. I have served on many different committees over the years, but I have found my “home” with the ladies of LGNN Gourmet. Not surprisingly, cooking is one of my favorite things to do, and I am excited to launch "Gourmet After Dark" this year, which will be a series of food-focused evening social gatherings and workshops. My other favorite thing to do is travel. I own The Royal Journey Travel Group in La Grange, and recently hosted a wine-themed European River Cruise that included several LGNN Gourmet members. I am eager to plan more travel adventures for the group in the future! I live with my husband, Mike, and our two boys, ages 13 and 15.
DANIELLE KOLB, Ladies & Littles
I'm Danielle, and I'm your Ladies & Littles co-chair. I joined LGNN after moving to La Grange in 2021, from Chicago's Printers Row neighborhood. We love La Grange, and my husband and I are so happy to raise our three chidlren in this wonderful community. I own a wedding planning business, Danielle Kolb Events, and when I'm not spending time with my family or planning Chicago area weddings, I enjoy trying new restaurants, reading, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with old and new friends.
TINA POUPARD, Ladies & Littles
My name is Tina Poupard, and I am co-chair of the Ladies & Littles Committee. I joined LGNN shortly after moving from Lincoln Park in 2022, with my husband and our two daughters. We love La Grange's downtown, easy access to the city, and the area's amazing people (many of whom we met through LGNN!) I'm thrilled to be part of this community and look forward to the nearly monthly events our committee coordinates for members who are in the beautifully chaotic season that is life with little kids.
LAURIE WALDECK, Ladies and Not-So-Littles
My name is Laurie Waldeck and this is my first year as Ladies and Not-So-Littles chair after co-chairing the Social Committee for three years. I moved to La Grange in August of 2016 and found LGNN the following year. My husband, Justin, and I are the proud parents of: three daughters, Aubrie (15), Lydia (13), and Quinn (10), a dog named Oakley, and 45 houseplants (okay, the plants are all me.) I love the character and community feel of LaGrange, and I am thankful we settled here after moving around for a few years. We love going to the restaurants and movie theater as a family, and I can't get enough of cocktails at Lucca's or the antiques at Jackson Square Mall and Whisper Me Home. I am thrilled to be an LGNN committee chair again, and I love being a part of an organization that helps people feel welcome and included in such a wonderful community.
TESS WEBER, Marketing
Tess lives on LG Road with husband Ryan and two kids Blake (age 7) and Brooks (age 4). Tess does freelance marketing and social media with her company Tess Weber Social Co. Tess moved to La Grange 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA but resided in the Florida Keys most of her childhood. Tess was a 3rd grade teacher for 10 years but now finds working at home a lot more manageable with her two kids.
Her daughter Blake attends Cossitt Elementary in first grade and her son Brooks attends Rush Pediatrics for Foundations Autism Preschool as well as Barnsdale Preschool in the afternoon. Tess enjoys reading fantasy novels in her spare time and shopping the sale room in Vintage Charm.
LAURA TESTA, Membership
Hi, my name is Laura Testa and I am the Membership Chair! I moved to LaGrange in 2022 by way of Chicago and Burr Ridge, with my husband, John, and our now 4-year-old daughter, Lillian. I work for a local healthcare system as an attorney. In addition to family time, I enjoy reading, date nights/girls nights out, Peloton, attending sporting events/concerts, traveling, wine, and watching reality TV competition shows like Survivor, Big Brother, and The Challenge (yes, they're all still on!)
JENNY TATRO, Newsletter
I'm Jenny Tatro, and I manage the newsletter for LGNN. I have worked in marketing and PR for 15 years. I have lived in La Grange for five years with my husband, two young daughters, and our Boston Terrier. As a native Chicagoan, I love chatting about food, travel, college sports, and the Chicago Bears.
ASHLEIGH POWELL, Social
Bio coming soon!
KAIT VAN CLEVE, Social
Bio coming soon!
JOY WALKE, Social Media
Bio coming soon!
ERIN PRINDLE, SunshineBio coming soon!
ERIN SHANAHAN, Website
Hi! My name is Erin Shanahan, and I am the Website Chair for LGNN again this year. I grew up in La Grange, and my husband and I moved back to La Grange Park ten years ago to raise our children, ages 12 and 7. I work as a residential real estate attorney, volunteer at my kids' schools, and lead my daughter's Brownie Girl Scout troop. I've been a member of LGNN for six years, and I love that it's filled with such amazing women. In my free time, I enjoy reading, quilting, trying out new recipes and restaurants, and traveling.
NICOLE OESTMANN, Wellness
HI! My Name is Nicole Oestmann, and I am the LGNN co-chair of the Wellness Committee. I have lived in the LaGrange area with my husband for the past five-and-a-half years along with our four kiddos – two teenagers and two toddlers. Our life is what I refer to as a semi-organized circus – crazy and fun mixed into one. I have been a member of LGNN for the past five years with this year being my first time on the board. This group has been an amazing outlet for me to get out of my routine, meet great ladies, get involved and integrate into our awesome community. I work as a Hybrid Infrastructure Solutions Manager at CDW for the past 19 years, and when I am not working I enjoy time with my family, the outdoors, traveling and a good glass of red wine. I love to meet new people and look forward to getting together more often again in person (hopefully soon!)
JENNY PERLONGO, Wellness
Hi! I'm Jenny Perlongo, co-chair of the LGNN Wellness Committee. We moved to LaGrange in July of 2020 from Wicker Park and couldn't be happier! My husband Mike and I have two boys at Ogden in first and third grades and a sweet, 11-year-old yellow lab named Lucy. LGNN has been so lovely as a newcomer to the area when it comes to meeting people. In 2021, I started the first ever LGNN Golf League, and I can't wait for Year Two! It was such a great way to meet new friends and get out of the daily routine to spend time outdoors with amazing LGNN women. I work in Medical Device sales, and in my free time, I enjoy Peloton, Pilates, golfing, walking the dog around our beautiful neighborhood, spending time in Wisconsin at our lake house, traveling, and of course wine. Fun Facts: I was a competitive swimmer for 13 years, including college, I started my own tea company in 2019, and I once tried out for American Idol