LAURA TESTA, President

Hi, my name is Laura Testa and I am the President of LGNN! 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!)

NICHOLE VEIHMAN, President Emeritus

I am Nichole Veihman and I am the President Emeritus 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!

TESS WEBER, Vice President

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.


I'm Hillary Zaranti, and I've been a member of LGNN since 2021. My husband, John, and two boys love living in LaGrange and walking downtown to experience all the town has to offer. The annual Pet Parade is one of our favorite days of the year and you'll see us parked on our front lawn to watch the event and all its entertainment! Being secretary has allowed me to be a part of this wonderful organization that has filled me with such pride. The work LGNN does to give back to our community and the incredible people who live here is unmatched!




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 daughter 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!) 

KAITLIN BUDNY, Charity/Service

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. 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 addiction to Tik Tok.   


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.  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.

GOURMET, Christina Rodriguez

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 children 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.

TARA KELLER, Ladies & Not So Littles

KARLA SCHWAEGERMAN, Marketing/Social Media

KELLY O'HARA, Membership

My name is Kelly O'Hara and I am looking forward to serving as a membership co-chair for the La Grange Neighbors and Newcomers. I moved to La Grange in 2021 and have fallen in love with this community. My husband, Jim, and I have three children- Eleanor is 4, Grace is 2, and James is 1. We also have a goldendoodle named Rudy. After teaching 3rd and 4th grade for 12 years, I decided to stay home with my kids. I joined LGNN in 2023 and haven't looked back. I am excited to become more involved this year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going on adventures with the kids, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. 

ALEX SKITAL, Membership

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.




I'm Kelli Williams and excited to join the LGNN board as the Sponsorship Chair! I live in LaGrange with my husband (Tom) and two kids - Clara (7) and Colin (6). We moved here in 2019 from Oak Park and love it. I work at a boutique sports and entertainment consulting firm where I lead the custom research team. The role of Sponsorship Chair at LGNN felt like a natural fit, given my extensive experience in sports sponsorship consulting. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, taking long walks with coffee and a podcast, traveling, and exploring new hobbies (I'm the friend who is always up for taking a random class!) 



Hi, I'm Laura Northam and I manage the LGNN website.  I live in the La Grange area with my husband, our two children and one cat.  We have been in the area since 2017 and just love it!  I work in advertising (media planning) for a local agency.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, watching old TV shows, a good cup of coffee or wine and watching sports, in particular, the Cleveland Browns!


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!)


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