Our Executive Board

The Executive Board of the International Women’s Club of Riga consists of five members; the Chairwoman and four elected members.


Danielle Polumbo Shumsky

The President leads the work of the International Women’s Club of Riga. She leads the Board and externally represents the Club. She attends the clubs different events, and executes the regular Board meetings.

vice president

Ria Nagy Struharikova

Supports the President with her duties and with oversight of all of the club activities, including especially the annual Charity Bazaar.


Marija Krūmiņa

The Secretary is in charge of the correspondence of the club. She prepares the agenda and takes the minutes for the Board meetings, and maintains all non-financial records for the Board. She also maintains the information about who is responsible for the different activity groups.


Laura Kostovārova

The Treasurer maintains financial records for the club. She manages the bank account and payments and ensures the processing and payment of all receipts. She makes sure that the end of year financial report is properly completed by the IWCR’s accountant.

CHarity Coordinator

Līga Kukaine

The Charity Coordinator is in charge of the Club’s charity activities. With the assistance of the Charity committee, she evaluates requests for assistance from local charities and prepares the annual charity budget for the Executive Board’s approval. She purchases items authorised by the Board and arranges for their delivery; and she maintains all records of interactions with supported charities. She reports on charitable activities to the membership.

Our Advisory Board

The Advisory Board supports the Executive Board with various responsibilities, including; Membership Coordination, Public Relations, Communications, Social Activity Coordinator, Website Maintenance and so on.

Membership Coordinator

Penny Kirstein

The Membership Coordinator attends Meet and Greet coffees or designates a representative to accept applications for membership at this event. The Membership Coordinator manages applications for IWCR membership and the dues paid in by each member. She reviews and presents applications to the Board for approval. She also manages the badges and business cards for the Board members.

Tours and activities coordinator

Vija Pugule

The Activities Coordinator organizes and advertises tours, trips, and other activities for the IWCR members, depending on the calendar and members’ wishes.

web Coordinator

Kathleen Johansson

The web coordinator is responsible for maintaining the communication channels like the IWCR website and social channels; facebook and instagram. The web coordinator updates information and events, makes suggestions for improving the organisation/content.

Newsletter Coordinator

Elena Tezhe

The Newsletter Coordinator is responsible for distributing the monthly newsletter to our membership, including. content collection, copy writing and maintaining the software.