2018 Awards Luncheon
Outstanding Women of Today… Builders of Tomorrow
At the 2018 Outstanding Women of Today... Builders of Tomorrow Awards Luncheon, 39 outstanding women were honored for their dedication in their field of work.
And the 2018 Outstanding Women of Today Honorees are....
Honorees of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Today… Builders of Tomorrow Award (Pictured L-R) Marylynne Henry (Small Business), Erleigh Norville Wiley (Government), Pam Swendig (NonProfit), LaVone Arthur, (Healthcare), Dr. Jeannie Stone (Education), Leah Hadsell (Tomorrow) and Christine Bright (Corporate).
Congratulations to all of this year's nominees recognized for their
outstanding achievements and passionate dedication
to their careers and the community!
Christine Bright, Vice President Operations * Real Page
Bonnie Rainey, Senior Executive * US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Renee Sterling, Vice President Wealth Management * Morgan Stanley
Patricia Taylor, Buyer * Don Miguel Mexican Foods, Inc.
Dr. Lori Aden, On Line Learning Center/Reggie’s Robots Program Coordinator * Region 10 Education Center
Kim Chandler Ph.D., Executive Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness * Eastfield College
Kathleen Hodges, Art Specialist * Garland ISD Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence
Dr. Sobia Khan, English Professor and AANAPISI Grant Project Director * Richland College
Diane Minger, Faculty Coordinator * Cedar Valley College
Ana Rodriguez, Director Latino Leadership Initiative * SMU Cox School of Business
Dr. Jeannie Stone, Superintendent of Schools * Richardson ISD
Stacey Davis, Librarian III Local History * Richardson Public Library
Erleigh Norville Wiley, Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney * Kaufman County District Court
Priscilla Wilson, Senior Managing Director * City of Garland
Karen Wise, Dallas County District Attorney * Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
La’Evening Woodard, Supervisor SRO/Youth Crimes Unit * Richardson Police Department
LaVone Arthur, Chief Strategy Officer * Baylor Scott & White Health
Tarah Grooms, Director of Emergency Services * Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Diana Kerwin MD, President Director * Kerwin Research Center/Texas Alzheimer and Memory Disorders Clinic
Tabitha South, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer * Medical City Plano
Cheryl Bishop, Director of Children’s Ministries * First United Methodist Church Richardson
Reverend Ellen Dittman, Associate Pastor * Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
Janice Griffin, Associate Director, Partner Relations * Year Up DFW
Beth Leos, Volunteer Program Manager * Hopes Door New Beginning Center
Kim Quirk, Executive Director Leadership Richardson * Richardson Chamber of Commerce
Mary Robinson, Director of Family and Adult Ministries * St. Joseph Catholic Church
Cindy Shafer, Chief Executive Officer * Network of Community Ministries
Amy Spawn, Executive Director, The Warren Center
Pam Swendig, Executive Director * Good Samaritans of Garland
Margie Wright, Executive Director * Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas
Gillian Allen, Owner * The Cats Pajamas/North DFW Mobile Notary
Donna Collins-Yamini, Chief Executive Officer and “Queen Mum” * The Jelly Queen
Marylynne Henry, Owner, Director * Friends Place DeSoto
Marcie Johnson, Attorney * The Johnson Firm, P.C.
Sandy Palisch, Owner and CEO * Simply Organic Soap
Crystal Walker, Owner * Idea Fountain, Inc.
Rachel Boelter, Associate Broker * Hudson Peters Commercial
Leah Hadsell, Vice President/Founder * Tangram Sky Interactive
Shelby Rose Reece, General Manager/Co-Owner * TEXAS