85 Broads Leadership Team

PresidentShari Goldsmith

Shari Goldsmith

Who am I?As a Mental Health Therapist, Women’s Life Coach, Speaker and Author, I work with women to identify the challenges that are standing in the way of their full potential in their professional and personal life.  After enjoying a very successful career in Business Operations and Program Development, I decided to go back to school to fulfill a dream of receiving my Mental Health Degree. My vast business experience combined with my Mental Health expertise, gives me the perfect combination of skills to help women discover where they belong, subsequently reinventing their lives.  My book, “31 Days to Finding Your Inner Sass”, presents the core principles needed in order for women to be happy, healthy and successful. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? 85 Broads gives me the opportunity to network with accomplished women while making a positive impact in our community.

Fun Fact: I can’t eat anything with an orange flavor.

Incoming President – Diane Baron

Diane Barron

Who am I?

You can learn more and connect with Diane on LinkedIn.


Vice President – Linda Bauer

Linda Bauer

You can learn more and connect with Linda on LinkedIn.

Secretary - Jess Allman

Treasurer - Lorain Petitt

Ex Officio/Board Advisor – Marjorie Solomon

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Who am I? Board Advisor, President Ex Officio, 85 Broads Global Power Circle Member, 85 Broads Global Advisory Board Member. You can learn more and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? I’m passionate about mentoring, inspiring, empowering and connecting professional women.  I hope to increase involvement by Cincinnati’s professional women in 85 Broads and serve as a liaison organization for other local women’s groups.

Fun Fact: 85 Broads Cincinnati founding member.

Membership Chair – Nancy Piatt

Communications Chair –  Emma Marsh

Events Chair – Erica Abercrumbie

Philanthropy Chair – Iva Wagers

Sponsorship Chair – Carolyn S. Taylor

La PlataWho am I? Chair of Sponsorship Committee for 85 Broads and also the Director of Program Development at InsideTrack.

Why do you like 85 Broads or what do you hope to achieve through 85 Broads? I enjoy the networking component of 85 Broads and learning more about start-up business ideas being developed by women in the community.

Fun Fact: I love taking on new challenges and reaching new peaks. My photo is my first 14,000 foot climb up La Plata in Colorado.


Chapter Founders, 2009: Jessie Deye & Adhurcia Apana