Board of Directors
Leslie is a charter member of the Gentle Pursuits of Richmond, Virginia Chapter and is also a member of several other chapters. She joined in 1994.
Leslie Gagliardi - President
Leslie Gagliardi is a charter member of the Gentle Pursuits of Richmond, Virginia Chapter and is also a member of several other chapters including CyberStitchers. She joined EGA in 1994 and has served several times as chapter president, vice president-programs, secretary, and region representative. At the region level, she has been outreach chairman, education chairman, assistant region director and region director of the Mid-Atlantic Region, and at the national level, she was the outreach chairman and has served on the product sales and design and nominating committees.
Judy has been an EGA member of the Mid-Eastern Region since 1986. She has served as president of the Keystone Chapter.
Judy Badger - Vice President
Judy Badger has been an EGA member of the Mid-Eastern Region since 1986. She has served as president of the Keystone Chapter and is currently a member of the Three Rivers Chapter. She has co-chaired and chaired MER seminars, has served as region director, and is currently region education chair. At the national level, she was assistant chair for EGA Seminar 2009, and chairman of EGA Seminar 2013. She is currently National Seminar Director. Badger is a charter member of Penn-Ohio ANG Chapter, and has served as president, newsletter editor, and bylaws chairman, and as Eastern Area ANG representative.
Joyce of the San Antonio Chapter has served as treasurer, newsletter editor, and vice president of membership, among others.
Joyce McCoig - Secretary
Joyce McCoig of the San Antonio Chapter has served as treasurer, newsletter editor, vice president of membership, vice president of the evening group, region representative, and twice as chapter president. An EGA member since 1988, McCoig has served the South Central Region as bylaws chair, newsletter editor, assistant director, and director. McCoig has also served at the national level as chair of the bylaws review committee, newsletter reviewer, and member of the scholarship and finance committees. Most recently, she was Dean of Faculty for EGA National Seminar 2015.
Pam Coller has been an EGA member since the early 1980's and is currently a member of Shasta Stitchers in the Greater Pacific Region.
Pam Coller - Treasurer
Pam Coller has been an EGA member since the early 1980’s and is currently a member of Shasta Stitchers in the Greater Pacific Region, after being a member of the Greater Dallas Chapter (GDC) for more than twenty years. She has served in many chapter positions including president and treasurer. During her time as GDC outreach chair, the chapter presented over three hundred Habitat Samplers. She has served the South Central Region as secretary and education chair. She has also been on several region seminar committees as well as the 2013 national seminar committee.
Rebecca Wardlaw is a charter member of the Turquoise Trail Chapter, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Rebecca Wardlaw - Director of Bylaws
Rebecca Wardlaw is a charter member of the Turquoise Trail Chapter, Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has served as chapter president, vice president of programs, newsletter editor, webmaster, and region representative. She chaired the seminar handbook committee for EGA Semianr 2012 and was assistant seminar chair for the Rocky Mountain Region seminar in 2014.
Barbara is a member of the Valley Junction Chapter, Iowa. She has held many chapter offices including region President.
Barbara Orend - Director of Education
Barbara Orend is a member of the Valley Junction Chapter, Iowa. She has held many chapter offices including region representative and president. At the region level she has been secretary, assistant region director, and Heartland Region director. She grew up in a household where there was always some kind of stitching going on including sewing clothes, knitting, and needlework. She just had to join in.
Karen Hamilton has served in nearly all officer positions for the Greater Dallas Chapter since joining EGA in 1987.
Karen Hamilton - Director of Membership and Marketing
Karen Hamilton has served in nearly all officer positions for the Greater Dallas Chapter since joining EGA in 1987. At the region level, her efforts as treasurer, assistant and region director, and chair of region seminars have yielded valuable experiences.
Carolinas Region Director – Janet Noble
Great Lakes Region Director – Linda Busalacchi
Greater Pacific Region Director – Linda Reinmiller
Heartland Region Director – Marietta Mason
Metropolitan Region Director – Marge Kelly
Mid-Atlantic Region Director – Kathleen Weigl
Mid-Eastern Region Director – Gerry Stark
New England Region Director – Kari Boardman
Pacific Southwestern Region Director – Kandy Nunn
Rocky Mountain Region Director – Nan Windle
South Central Region Director – Shawn Miller
Sun Region Director – Linda Dean
Tennessee Valley Region Director – Marnie Graley