The Lombard Junior Women's Club (LJWC) is run by women just like you, that have a passion for giving back to our community through service.  Each year, a new executive board and committee chairs are elected to ensure we are living out the LJWC mission.

Meet our 2021 Executive Board

Jenelle Hardtke


Jenelle's involvement with club began in 2002 as a Lilac Princess, the first year LJWC took over the program. Officially, Jenelle joined club in 2015 and jumped in right away as Secretary for the Executive Board. Her involvement that year earned her the Junior of the Year award from her peers. Jenelle is mom to 7 year old DJ, and very active within the community, especially St. John's Lutheran Church and School. 

Stacy Schroeder

Vice - President

Joining club in 2002 Stacy jumped right in and joined board as Yearbook chair and has never looked back. She has chaired almost every committee and executive board positions. She loved the role as President so much she has done it twice! Stacy has chaired Ways and Means multiple times and has brought the following successful fundraisers to Club: Bistros in the Burbs, LJWC Golf Outing, Bunco & our most recent Pick Three Lotto Calendars. Her love for club is a family affair as Stacy joined during her mother's first term as President making them the first mother & daughter pair in club.

Lindsey Young


Lindsey grew up in Lombard until a few years ago when she moved to Glendale Heights. She joined LJWC in 2017 with the invitation to join from her sisters and was drawn to all the club had to offer. Over the past few years, she has chaired Environment and Education, By-Laws and now most recently, Secretary. Lindsey is a Neonatal ICU nurse, who just recently graduated with her Masters in Nursing and works part-time as one of the Neonatal ICU Nurse Educators. In her spare time, she loves to read and work on puzzles, and spend time with her family and friends. 

Diane Addante


Diane has been a member since 1991.  She has served in various capacities, including Club President three times and TLC Camp Director twice.  Diane was President of GFWC Illinois 5th District and went on to serve all offices of GFWC Illinois, culminating with a term as State President in 2014-2016.  Additionally, she has served on the GFWC International Board on Communications/Public Relations, Leadership and Legislation Committees. Diane currently serves as the GFWC Illinois Parliamentarian.

Therese Piper

Membership Programs & Social

Therese has been a resident of Lombard for 60+years. She joined the Lombard Junior Women’s Club 35 years ago when a close friend, who had been a member, invited her to a meeting. She immediately “got hooked” and became immediately submerged into what LJWC had to offer and its mission. Over the 35 years Therese has been a member, she has held every chairmanship that Club has to offer, except Treasurer. Her career background has been focused on Human Resources and Administration in the educational field. Therese is very family oriented and spends as much of her spare time as possible with her 3 grown sons, their families and 4 amazing grandchildren.

Maria Uribe

Past President

Maria has been married for 12 ½ years, a mother of two, and grandmother of two.  She enjoys reading, dancing, volunteering and hanging out with her grandchildren, family and friends. Maria loves witnessing the great work club does and seeing how many are truly impacted. In addition, as a member for over 22 years, Maria cherishes the many friendships she has made.  

2021 Committee Chairs

Arts & Culture - Rose Burgess
Civic Engagement & Outreach - Margie Nilson
Education & Libraries - Susie Denz
Environment - Jenelle Hardtke & Stacy Schroeder
Health & Wellness - Ashley Piper 
Ways & Means - Patti Blazejak
Ways & Means-Elect - Jen Miller
Public Relations - Brittney Conway
Reports - Ashley Piper
By-Laws - Sue Bielenda
TLC Camp Director - Sandi Schultz
Publications - Jenny Miller
Publications: Yearbook - Maria Uribe