Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance will honor 52 women at its 20th Annual Tribute to Women and Industry Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, March 13 at the Boise Centre.
“These are the women who make things happen in the Treasure Valley business world,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “It is a great honor to be called a TWIN, and we’re so grateful to be able to recognize 51 new TWINs in this special year.”
Along with honoring the TWIN nominees, Idaho Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb will receive the 2013 Joyce Stein Award for her efforts to grow and advance women in the Treasure Valley.
This is the 20th year that the WCA has recognized professional women with TWIN awards. The luncheon will honor companies who have consistently supported the WCA as Corporate Pillars and nominated TWIN honorees.
In the last 20 years, 745 women have been named TWINs, more than 100 businesses and organizations have participated, contributing more than $2.1 million to the WCA’s mission of providing safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.
This year’s TWIN honorees are:
Yasmin Aguilar, Community Resource Coordinator, Agency for New Americans, nominated by North by Northwest Productions
Karen Ballard, Administrator, Tourism Division, Idaho Department of Commerce, nominated by Chandlers Steakhouse
Donna Blakley, Corporate HR Business Partner Manager, Boise Inc.
Stephanie Blankenship, Senior Cash Management Advisor, KeyBank
Charlotte Borba, Treasury Management Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
Melissa Boyd, Supply Chain Manager, Idaho Power
Deanna Salazar Brown, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Boise
Kristen Bryan, Director, Managed Services Strategy and Business Operations, Hewlett-Packard Company
Anne Cirillo, Owner, Anne Cirillo Photography
Rachael Connor, Assistant Vice President, Customer Service, Citi Cards
Beth Coonts, Attorney, Hawley Troxell
Jodi Daugherty, Audit Partner, Eide Bailly, LLP
Debbie Dioquino, Vice President of Compliance and Consumer Protection Manager, Idaho Independent Bank
Elizabeth (Beth) Elroy, Engineering and Construction Manager, Micron Technology, nominated by Micron Foundation
Carey Farmer, Realtor, Women’s Council of Realtors, nominated by Keller Williams Realty Boise
Sally Freeman, Publisher, Boise Weekly
Christine Garner, Facility Services Manager, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, nominated by Fisher’s Document Systems
Georgia Girvan, retired, Boise State University Emeritus, nominated by Metro Express Car Wash
Sylvia Hampel, President, Clearview Cleaning Service, nominated by Metro Express Car Wash
Sasa Hamzic, Assistant Vice President, Collections, Citi Cards
LeeAnn Hawk, Human Resources and Office Manager, Fisher’s Document Systems
Jennifer Henderson, Executive Director, Boise Public Schools Education Foundation, nominated by Mai Thai
Dorothy Hope, Owner, Hope Blooms Flowers and Things, nominated by Bach Portraits
Cheryl A. Imlach, Manager, Revenue Accounting, Intermountain Gas Company
Kimberly Ivacek, Executive Director, Advocates Against Family Violence, nominated by Bodybuilding.com
Sally Jeffcoat, CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System
Stephanie Johnson, Vice President, Commercial Loan Office, Bank of the Cascades
Judy L. Kandler, Assistant Vice President/Customer Service Manager, Northwest Bank
Sharon Kensinger, MSN, RN, Vice President of Rural Nursing and Patient Care Services, St. Luke’s Health System
Stacia Landers, IS Project Manager, Scentsy, Inc.
Kayce McEwan, Director, Corporate Human Resources, J.R. Simplot Company
Jeanne McFall, P.E., Fisheries/Hydraulic Engineer, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, nominated by McMillen, LLC
Kathy D. Moore, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Treasure Valley, St. Luke’s Health System
Rhea Morrison, Administrative Director, Medicine and Medicine Subspecialty Clinics, St. Luke’s Health System
Theresia Muli, Director, Born to Succeed Early Care and Education Center, nominated by Integrity Audio Visual3
Cindy Myers, Agent Services Coordinator, Keller Williams Realty Boise
Joey A. Perry, Vice President, Private Banking, Washington Trust Bank
Terri Pickens, Founder/Managing Partner, Pickens Law, PA
Angela M. Reed, Senior Associate, Givens Pursley, LLP
Tara Russell, Founder & CEO, Create Common Good, nominated by Idaho Statesman
Becky Schroeder, Chief Operating Officer, Idaho Lottery, nominated by Davies Moore
Kristal Searle, Audit Manager, KPMG, LLP
Harriet Shaklee, Professor & Family Development Specialist, University of Idaho
Patty Sinsel, Manager Technical/Analytical Support, Blue Cross of Idaho
Nicole Sirak-Irwin, Executive Director, Family Advocates, nominated by Western Trophy
Lesa Thomas, Corporate Secretary, BMC
Pamela Thomas, Vice President, Mission Integration, Saint Alphonsus Health System
Maria Tindall, Vice President – Laser Jet Operations, Hewlett-Packard Company
Karen L. Vauk, President & CEO, The Idaho Food Bank, nominated by Idaho Statesman
Anna Webb, Boise Community Reporter, Idaho Statesman
Veronica Welsh, Vice President of Creative Services, Scentsy, Inc.
The Women’s and Children’s Alliance, 720 W. Washington, provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates two 24-hour information lines, secure shelter and transitional housing and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, licensed child care, financial literacy and life skills training, and case management services.