Women of Excellence 2019
This year the YWCA Northcentral PA celebrates our 11th annual tribute to Women of Excellence!
This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 pm. Location is t be determined.
Nominations will be open this summer.
The tribute to Women of Excellence celebrates the past, present and future of women’s achievements in our community. This event provides you with an opportunity to recognize your nominee’s commitment to the community and to highlight your organization’s mission in promoting Women of Excellence.
Wise Woman of the Year
The Wise Woman is an honor dating back to 1997. This year, the previously named Wise Women will select the 2018 Wise Woman of the Year from all 2018 nominees. The Wise Women of the year are:
1998 – Annmarie Phillips
2018 – Judith Krezmer
The YWCA Women of Excellence
2009 Women of Excellence
2010 Women of Excellence
Sandy Spencer, Nuria Hunter, Dee Gephart, Pam Hicks, Amy Dowling, Tanya Anderson, Linda Boose, Jeanette Carter, Annmarie Phillips, Kay Ertel, Charline Pulizzi, Linda Prior and Janice Trapp (Wise Woman)
2011 Women of Excellence
2012 Women of Excellence
Stephanie Hollick, Karen Woland-Payne, M. Chris Lechien, Savonna Reagan, Jenifer L. DeWald, Karen Armstrong, Diane Page, Opal Schlappi, Jessica Bower, Peggy Wood, Rebecca Burke, Andree Phillips and Barbara Hudock – Wise Woman
2013 Women of Excellence
Jennifer Rhea, Melanie Taormina, Ann Plankenhorn, Radecka Appiah-Padi, Christina Herman, Carolyn Strickland, Gail Leidhecker, Dawn Linn, Jennifer Jackson, Beth McMahon (Wise Woman), Rosann Pellschi and Frances Melito Pfaff
2014 Women of Excellence
Linell Stabler, Dana Brigandi, Virginia Eaton, Kathy Zakarian, Aegina Leidhecker, Bonnie Dodge, Trisha Marty Gibbons, Candace Dewar, Megan Stoner, Judge Nancy L. Butts (Wise Woman), Renee Laychur, Barb Wascher and Susan Burns
2015 Women of Excellence
2016 Women of Excellence
Back row: Kirsten Burkhart (Wise Woman); Next row: Gerry Fausnaught, Rev. Gwen Bernstein, Joani Yagel; Next Row: Cookie Mutchler, Jeanette Kitchen, Tammy Gunsallus; Next row: Sherry Watts, Jacky Holloway; Front row: Kimberly Cassel, Doreen Decker. Not pictured: Jan Fisher.
2017 Women of Excellence
Back row: Tina Beach, Diane Glenwright; Next row: Tracey Amey, Yvonne Dirocco, Nancy Story-Somers; Next Row: Alma Verzella, Robin Glossner, Katie Bell; Next row: Barbara McGary, Carolyn Hawk, Shirley Durrwacher; Front row: Sue Young (Wise Woman of the Year); Allaryn Smith (Young Woman of Excellence)
2018 Women of Excellence
Back row: Karen L. Zinobile; Next Row: Judith Krezmer (Wise Woman), Debra Griffin and Susan Best; Next Row: Marianne DePasqua and Stephanie Calder; Front Row: Dawn Astin, Laurie W. Burkholder and Maya Holmes (Young Woman of Excellence)