academy 2016

academy of women of achievement

These 255 women—honored as Women of Achievement over the last 32 years—come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. But each shares a deep commitment to breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for women in central Ohio. Today, many are still actively doing just that: acting as leaders in their workplaces and communities.

A
Jane Grote Abell, 2014
Tara Abraham, 2017
Jan Allen, 1994
Carole A. Anderson, Ph.D., R.N., 2001
Christie Angel, 2015
Mary Yvette Austin-Palmer, 2007

B
Norah Bagirinka, 2015
Phyllis J. Bailey, 1989
Deborah A. Ballam, 2002
Anna D. Barker, Ph.D., 1988
Judy Barker, 1991
Joyce B. Beatty, Ph.D., 2002
Diane S. Bennett, 1996
Sharon K. Bennett, 1986
Susan M. Berg, 1991
Anna Bishop*, 1993
Davi Blake, 2003
Sally Ward Bloomfield, 1990
Elsie Blount, 1998
Cheryl A. Boyce, 1993
Sarah T. Boysen, Ph.D., 1998
Jennette B. Bradley, 1999
Barbara K. Brandt, 2000
Lou J. Briggs, 1992
Susan E. Brown, Esq., 1997
Dorothy R. Brownley, 1995
Katherine A. Burcsu, 1998

C
Andrea Cambern, 2008
Donna A. Caniano, M.D., 2006
Sister Patricia Ann Carroll, 1986
Janet Chen, 2018
Miriam Brodsky Chenfeld, 1987
Stacy A. Cherry, 1987
Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher, 2005
Helen R. Churella, Ph.D., 1995
Bunny C. Clark, Ph.D., 1993
Frankie L. Coleman, 1994
Marie E. Collart, Ph.D., 1987
Almeta E. Cooper, Esq., 2009
Iris Ann Cooper, 2006
Irma M. Cooper*, 1988
Sally J. Cooper, 1990
Ida L. Copenhaver, 2009
Bishop Judith Craig, 1995
Ellen W. Craig-Jones*, 1993
Loann Crane, 2011
Sally W. Crane, 2004
Tanny Crane, 1998
Celia D. Crossley, 1991
Cecilia Cullman*, 1989
Mary L. Cusick, 2010

D
Mimi Dane, 2018
Jo Ann Davidson, 1992
Joann Kinion Davis, 1996
Sharon Davies, 2015
Karen Susan Days, 2009
Fredericka Wallace Deena, 1990
Elfi Di Bella, 2009
G. Hannah Dillard*, 2001
Anne G. Doody, 1992
Teresa A. Dowd, 1991

E
Antoinette Parisi Eaton, M.D., 1991
Suzanne Stilson Edgar*, 1995
Lynn Elliott, 2012
Dot Erickson, 1994
Patricia Eshman, 2011
Kathy Espy, 1998
Dorothy Cage Evans, 2017
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Evans, 1996

F
Mary Ellen Fairfield, 1993
Babette A. Feibel, 1996
Barbara K. Fergus, 2015
Susan Finn, Ph.D., R.D., FADA, 1992
Karen Fiorile, 2012
Judith E. Fisher, M.S.W., LISW, 2009
Arlena Fitch-Gordon, 2000
Karen Sue Foley, Ph.D., 1988
Judith B. Fountain, 1995
Tammy Fournier-Alsaada, 2017
Fran Frazier, 1991
Barbara Freeman, 2014
Mabel G. Freeman, Ph.D., 1987

G
Patricia Temple Gabbe, M.D., M.P.H., 2011
Judy R. Garel, 2001
Ann Gazelle, 1994
Elizabeth D. Gee, Ed.D.*, 1993
Sherri M. Geldin, 2002
Sallie Diane Gibson, 1998
Nancy J. Goorey, D.D.S., 2000
Julie Graber, 2007
Mary Jo Green, 2007
Charlene E. Greene, 2012
Lynn A. Greer, 1998
Ida Faye Groves, 1997

H
Mable J. Haddock, 1997
Sister Barbara Hahl, C.S.C., 1996
Elaine H. Hairston, Ph.D., 1992
Bobbie M. Hall*, 1988
Anietra Y. Hamper, 1991
Ellen H. Hardymon, 1995
Gene T. Harris, 1991
Mary E. Harris, 1988
Patricia T. Hayot, Ph.D., 1999
Bernadine Healy, M.D.*, 1999
Loretta Heard*, 1989
Marcia Rafn Herrold*, 1990
Stephanie A. Hightower, 2005
Maude Hill, 2018
Cindy Hilsheimer, 2013
Lisa A. Hinson, 2010
Karen A. Holbrook, 2006
Mary Jo Hudson, 2008

I
Melissa P. Ingwersen, 2014
Paula A. Inniss, 2001
Susan J. Insley, 1992

J
Janet E. Jackson, 1992
Rebecca D. Jackson, M.D., 1990
Kim Jacobs, 2016
Donna A. James, 1999
Mattie B. James, 1994
Anne Kittredge Jeffrey, 1996
Roberta Jones-Booth*, 2002

K
Linda S. Kass, 1999
Bonnie G. Kelm, Ph.D., 1987
Gale V. King, 2011
Amy Klaben, 2016
Catherine Chapin Kobacker, 2004
Myrna Kobre, 1988
Susan Koletar, 2017
Nancy Kramer, 2015
Kathy A. Krendl, 2018
Cheryl H. Krueger, 1987
Amy K. Kuhn*, 1997
Rubye R. Kyles, 2000

L
Georgetta Lake, 1997
Cynthia C. Lazarus, 1991
Mary K. Lazarus, 1994
Dawn Tyler Lee, 2013
Valerie B. Lee, Ph.D., 2005
Tawnya M. Lewis, 1989
Joyce B. Link, 2003
Linda Shetina Logan, 2013
Patricia M. Logsdon, 2007
Teresa C. Long, MD, MPH, 2010
Rebecca A. Love, 2002
Dr. Evelyn F. Luckey, Ph.D., 1986
Andrea A. Lunsford, Ph.D., 1996
Catherine M. Lyttle, 2008

M
Nannette V. Maciejunes, 2009
Gail Marsh, 2012
Laurie Stein Marsh, 2011
Sister Mary Andrew Matesich, Ph.D.*, 1991
Ashindi Talika Ylitalo Maxton, 1990
Elizabeth B. Mayo, 1993
Sharon McClain-Boyer, 1993
Valarie J. McDaniel, 2005
Yvette McGee Brown, 1995
Ruth Shuman McLean*, 1987
Florence Melton, Ph.D.*, 1989
Michelle Mills, 2013
Bonnie K. Milenthal, 2005
Val Moeller, Ph.D., 2001
Betty D. Montgomery, 2000
Judith B, Moody, Ph.D.*, 1987
Christine Ballengee Morris, 2016
Karen Morrison, 2016
Judith K. Moseley, 1989
Ruth W. Mount*, 1988
Helen Warner Mulholland*, 1989
Kathleen Murphy, 2016

N
Mary W. Navarro, 2006
Martha D. Ndile, 1991
Sara S. Neikirk, 1990
Cathy D. Nelson, 2003
Barbara R. Nicholson, Ph.D., 2003

O
M. Sue O'Dorisio, M.D., Ph.D., 1989
Virginia M. O'Keeffe, 2003
Ellen O'Shaughnessy, D.Min., 1987
Umit S. Ozkan, Ph.D., 1991

P
Angela L. Pace, 1994
Debra Penzone, 2015
Kimber Perfect, 2014
Carol Perkins, 2012
Floradelle A. Pfahl, 1990
Ann L. Pizzuti, 1999
Marjory M. Pizzuti, 2002
Barbara J. Poppe, 2006
Lucy McKewen Porter, 1992
Diane W. Poulton*, 1986
Beth M. Pritchard, 2002
Anne S. Pruitt-Logan, Ed.D., 1993
Cheryl Prusinski, 2006
Deborah D. Pryce, 1995

R
Dianne A. Radigan, 2004
Kasturi V. Rajadhyaksha, M.D.*, 1998
Kathleen H. Ransier, Esq., 2004
Nancy A. Reardon, 2001
Susan D. Rector, 2012
Jean W. Reilly, 1989
Joy Harriman Reilly, Ph.D., 1991
Alice Robie Resnick, 1994
Susan J. Ridley, 1988
Rhonda R. Rivera, Esq., 1989
Elaine Roberts, 2017
Mysheika Williams Roberts, MD, MPH, 2014
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson*, 2005
Denise M. Robinson, 2008
Nancy Rogers, 2008
Jacqueline Jones Royster, 2004
Greta J. Russell, 1997
Fran Ryan, 1987

S
Sharon Sachs, 1997
Claire A. Sawaya, 1993
Jody Gordon Scheiman, 1998
Ann E. Schiele, Ph.D., R.N., 2000
Jeanne N. Schoedinger, 2005
Karen Schwarzwalder, 2011
Elizabeth O’Connor Seely, 2018
Thekla R. Shackelford, 1990
Susie Shipley-Norwood, 1995
Grayce M. Sills*, Ph.D., 1986
Gloria J.T. Smith, 1999
Barbara R. Snyder, 2007
Rita Soronen, 2017
Paula A. Spence, 1986
Stefanie Spielman*, 2003
Carol J. Stewart*, 1994
Barbara F. Stovall, 1992
Linda S. Stoverock, 2010
Nancy B. Strause, 1990
Tei Y. Street, 2010
Jean Suh, 1988
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., 2000
Mari Norman Sunami, 1999

T
Charleta B. Tavares, 2001
Dorothy S. Teater, 1995
Nancy R. Tidwell, 2018
Gail Gregory Thomas, 1996
Olivia W. Thomas, M.D., 2000
Tamara Spires Thomas, 1986
Muriel K. Tice, 2001
Susan Tomasky, 2008
Audrey G. Tuckerman, 2010
Judith P. Tuckerman, 2003
Marguerite "Marge" Turnbull*, 1997
Councilwoman Priscilla R. Tyson, 1996

W
Bonnie Walson*, 2004
Carole Watkins, 2013
Glenna L. Watson, 1990
Carole Williams, 1991
Grayce Williams*, 1986
JoAnna Williamson, 1994
Catherine Talmadge Willis, 1992
Tracy A. Wimberly, 1994
Mary Ellen Withrow, 1993
Beatrice E. Wolper, Esq., 1993
Les Wright, 1989
Stacey A. Wright, 2000
TyKiah Wright, 2016

Y
Michelle R. Yeager-Thornton, 2018
Mary Miller Young*, 1988

Z
Nancy L. Zimpher, Ph.D, 1997

*deceased


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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Battelle Grand Ballroom

event contact

Jessica Wichtman-Will
614.253.3916
jw-will@ywcacolumbus.org

about the event

For over 30 years, we’ve gathered over lunch to honor a select group of Columbus women who have made extraordinary contributions to their families, workplaces, and communities.

video: academy of women of achievement serves dinner