Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild are elected for two-year terms. Three board seats come up for election on even years, and three board seats and the Presidency come up for election on odd years. Elections take place in the spring at the Annual Conference. Terms start on July 1 and end on June 30.

The HSCG President and Board serve as volunteers and are not paid. Those who have chosen to serve on the Board have shown their true dedication to the HSCG and the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry through their selfless service to and for the HSCG.

Charlene Simon, President

Charlene Simon

Charlene is the co-owner of Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium in Hot Springs, AR and has been a member of the HSCG since 2012. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, and re-elected to the Board in 2016. Charlene was elected for a two-year term as President in 2017, to replace the out-going President.
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Barb De Los Santos,
Vice-President

Barb De Los Santos

Past board member Barb De Los Santos was appointed to the board in 2015 to replace Holly Port who had to resign mid-term. Barb previously served from 2010 - 2014, and was re-elected to the board in 2016.
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Sharon Czekala
Secretary

Sharon Czekala

Sharon Czekala, owner of The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company, in Canton, Michigan, has been a member of the HSCG since 2007 and is and HSCG Advanced Certified Soapmaker in both CP/HP and MP. She is also an HSCG Teacher. Sharon was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 for a two-year term.
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Catherine McGinnis
Treasurer

Catherine McGinnis

Catherine is the owner of The Soap Deli in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, as well as Soaping101, a very popular on-line group. She and has been a member of the HSCG since 2014 and is an HSCG Basic Certified Soapmaker in both CP/HP and HP. She is also an HSCG Teacher. Cathy was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 for a two-year term.
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Al Gerhold,
Member

Al Gerhold

Al is co-owner, with his wife, of Green Cow Studio in Moorestown, NJ. He's been a member of the HSCG since 2010. He attended his first conference in Burlington, VT in 2008, and has been on conference crew since Portland, OR (2012). Al was elected to the Board of Directors for a two year term in 2016.
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Jana Rife

Jana Rife

Jana is the owner of Hanalei Bath in Ball Ground, Georgia, and has been an HSCG member since 2013. She is an HSCG Basic Certified Soapmaker in both CP/HP and HP. Jana was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 for a two-year term.
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Cynthia Carrasco

Cynthia Carrasco

Cynthia is the owner of Five Golden Apples in Buckeye, Arizona, and has been an HSCG member since 2013. She is an HSCG Basic Certified Soapmaker in both CP/HP and HP. Cynthia was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017 for a two-year term.
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The following people have served on the Board of Directors of the HSCG*. Their dedication, participation and contribution has been greatly appreciated. They are sincerely thanked for all they have done to further the objectives and goals of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. (* since 2003)

Past Presidents

Feleciai Favroth

Feleciai Favroth

2009 - 2013 (Board)
2013 - 2017 (President)

Cathleen Timberlake

Cathleen Timberlake

2008 - 2012 (Board)
2012 - 2013 (President)

Leigh ODonnell

Leigh O'Donnell

2005 - 2009 (Board)
2009 - 2012 (President)
2011 - Present (Executive Director)

Marie Gale

Marie Gale

2003 -2004 (Board)
2004 - 2009 (President)

Past Board Members

Julie Koenig
Julie Koenig
2011-2017
Beth Byrne
Beth Byrne
2011-2017
Tricia Hoffman
Tricia Hoffman
2014-2017
Tanya Rasley
Tanya Rasley
2014-2015
Holly Port
Holly Port
2015
Benjamin Aaron
Benjamin Aaron
2014
Tami Thornton
Tami Thornton
2012 - 2014
Jennifer Grimes
Jennifer Grimes
2012 - 2014
Barb De Los Santos
Barb De Los Santos
2010 - 2014
Lauri Isle
Lauri Isle
2013 - 2014
Donna Pixton-Hacker
Donna Pixton-Hacker
2010 - 2012
Maria Gelnett
Maria Gelnett
2008 - 2011
Delores Harris
Delores Harris
2009 - 2010
Elaine Koronich
Elaine Koronich
2007 - 2010

Gillian De Conto
2009 - 2010
Deb Scanlan
Deb Scanlan
2009

La Shonda Tyree
2004 - 2009
Denaige Shanks
Denaige Shanks
2009 - 2010
Pam Lyons
Pam Lyons
2007 - 2008
Nadine Laurent
Nadine Laurent
2007 - 2008
Jackie Thompson
Jackie Thompson
2004 - 2007
Robert Kishtok
Robert Kishtok
2006 - 2008
Judy Green
Judy Green
2005 - 2007
Rosann Drielsma
Rosann Drielsma
2006
Linda Stevens
Linda Stevens
2003 - 2006
Cindy Chandler
Cindy Chandler
2005 - 2006
Nancy Underwood
Nancy Underwood
2004 - 2005