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Fort Wayne Medical Society – Alliance

Heather TannerHeather Tanner, President


2015 has been an exciting year for the Alliance as we grow and work together with our partners in the community to do great things. The support from our members and friends allows us to continue our valuable programming and service efforts. Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for March 5th for Doctor’s Day and March 19th for Cinderella Dress Day. Want to donate your time or talents for these events? You can contact Maria Krach for DD at and Mary Kate Dohl for CDD at The Alliance has many “friends” in our community. You do not have to be a physician spouse to join our group. Visit us at to keep up with our calendar of events and even pay dues online. Do we have your e-mail? Please send your contact information to our Membership Chair, Preeti Jain at preetijain73@yahoo. com so we may stay in touch and extend invitations to our events. We also post regularly to Facebook, friend Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance to see what we are up to.

As my Presidency term comes to an end, I would like to thank the Alliance Board and the Executive Committee for their dedicated service in 2015. We are entirely staffed by volunteers who give of themselves to help us accomplish our mission and purpose. Specific thanks to Tania Boyd our Secretary, Nasreen Ahmed our Treasurer, and Veydra van de Leur our Immediate Past-President. Alice DiNovo at the Medical Society has also been a great source of insight and works tirelessly on behalf of the Medical Society as well as the Alliance. I am grateful for all your support and encouragement throughout my term. As I look towards 2016, I will begin the process of educating our medically fragile son at home. I have enjoyed my experience with the Alliance and wish our incoming leadership team of Maria Krach-President and Nasreen Ahmed-President Elect, and board the very best.

board members

Pictured are many of our 2015 Board Members from our fall membership event hosted at the home of Gretchen Shellabarger.

The FWMSA and the Alliance of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society gathered together on October 14th, after 40 years, to join forces for SAVE (Stop America’s Violence Everywhere). The group of over 30 attendees shared dinner at Biaggi’s and brought donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, conditioner, and soap to be distributed to the YWCA. 

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The items were utilized in the Domestic Violence Services program including the emergency shelter. Many thanks to Kos Lugakingira and Jennifer Bojrab for putting this event together. AMI Investment Management graciously sponsored this event.

Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar

Submitted by: Jennifer Bojrab

This year’s Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar was held on Dec. 2, 2015 at The Landmark, and proved to be another well-attended and successful event! As has become a yearly tradition, attendees brought much-needed items to the luncheon in support of the Healthier Moms and Babies organization.

Alliance members, friends and family, enjoyed the wonderful music of pianist, Lorie Krouse, as they shopped with local vendors at our Bazaar. After shopping, guests were delighted by a delicious three course lunch.

Many thanks to these generous vendors for donating 10% of their sales that day back to the Alliance!

Stylist, Nancy Gouloff-Grabner, Sarah Spitler with Matilda Jane, Emily Bryan of Emily Kai, Vivian Tran with Modern Muse Collection and the India Hicks Collection, Sarah Keltch of The Monogram Shoppe, Kelly Heller of House of Furniture, St. John’s Orthodox Church Baklava, Clint Ousley of Infinity Landscape, Flo Bear with Noonday Collection, Artist Janak Narayan, and Padmini Chandra and Kavya Chandra of Soulful Hues.

Event co-chairs, Jennifer Bojrab and Preeti Jain would like to thank everyone in attendance for making this a wonderful day of fun and fellowship!


Alliance members


Preeti Jain and friends


Cammy Sutter and Mikah Simmons


Left to right: Karen Thong, Brenda Stephens, Maria Krach, Marcia Laker and Polly Hagedorn.




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