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2015 TWIN Honorees Announced

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April 1, 2015

For Immediate Release

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Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) will honor 50 women at its 22 Annual Tribute to Women and Industry Luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 2 at the Boise Centre.

“These are women have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” 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 50 new TWINs in this special year.”

Along with honoring the TWIN nominees, Greg Bower will receive the 2015 Joyce Stein Award for his efforts to make a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women in the Treasure Valley.

This is the 22 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 22 years, 845 women have been named TWINs, and more than 120 businesses and organizations have participated, contributing more than $2.3 million to the WCA’s mission of providing safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.

This year’s TWIN honorees are:

Shannon Alder, Vice President, Sr. Collections Manager, Citi

Annette Alonso, Sales Associate, Keller Williams Realty Boise

Kathleen Anneke, Physician Assistant, Women’s Health Associates

Melissa Bates, Escrow Officer, NexTitle

Anne Brauer, LRCP, Senior Clinical Specialist and Medical Sales Representative, Norco, Inc.

Lynda Bruns, Director of Client Service, Red Sky

Rebecca Campbell, Director – Business Printing Solutions and Partner Program, Hewlett-Packard

Bonnie Carns, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer, On Demand Solutions, Inc.

Karen Carpenter, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Intermountain Gas Company

Trisa Clemons, CPA, Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

Julie Combs, VP & Branch Manager, Bank of the Cascades

Michelle Edmonds, News Anchor, Today’s 6/FOX 9 “On Your Side”

Lori Fascilla, Executive Director, Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Deborah Ferguson, Partner, Ferguson Durham, PLLC

Sherry Fernandez, Owner & CEO, Fit Mania Boot Camp Specialists

Cassie Fontaine, Vice President and Branch Manager, Idaho Independent Bank

Shelley Gable, Vice President, Instructional Designer, Citi Learning

Linda Gerber, Program Coordinator, Operation Military Kids, University of Idaho

Debbie Grahek, Assistant Vice President, Wells Fargo Idaho Regional Marketing

Johanna “Joey” Hale, CIA, Director, International Audit, J. R. Simplot Company

Bonnie Heinrich, Director of Project Support, Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI)

Heather Hill, Director of FitOne, St. Luke’s Health System

Bessie Katsilometes, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, University Programs, Idaho State University Meridian Health Services Center

Shelby Kerns, Budget Bureau Chief, Division of Financial Management, Executive Office of the Governor

Amy Kohlmeier, M.Ed., Principal of Boise High School, Boise School District

Beth Malasky, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Saint Alphonsus Women’s Heart Care, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Kimberly Maloney, Partner, Givens Pursley LLP

Jaimee Martinez, Director – Cost Strategy and Structure, Personal Systems R&D, Hewlett-Packard

Karen Metz, Sr. Director – Business Planning & Integration, Micron Technology, Inc.

Susan Morris, President, Albertsons Intermountain Division, Albertsons

Amanda Myers, Mortgage Regional Sales Manager, Idaho Central Credit Union

Gwen Ohlson, Operations Manager, Blue Cross of Idaho

Alicia Parker, Program Administrator- Federal Projects Division, Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI)

Sherry Parks, BSN, MS, NEA-BC, Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Saint Alphonsus Health System

Christa Patton, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty Boise

Shannon Pearson, Licensed Legal Intern, Pickens Law, P.A.

Lindsey Pontious – Brist, Key@Work Relationship Manager, KeyBank

Megan Poshka, Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo & Company

Sarah Reed, Attorney, Hawley Troxell

Anne Roegiers, Director, Human Resources, J. R. Simplot Company

Terry Sellman, Client Services Manager, Fisher’s Technology

Jennifer Shalz, MD, Medical Director, St. Luke’s Heart and Rehabilitation, St. Luke’s Health System

Trish Simon, Vice President, Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank Boise Metro Commercial Banking Department

Lynette Standley, Corporate Communications Leader, Idaho Power Company

Stacie States, President, Keller Williams Realty Boise

Olga Tijerina-Menchaca, Branch Manager, Washington Trust Bank

Jodi Vanderpool, MBA, LNHA, West Region Administrator of Quality and Patient Safety, St. Luke’s Health System

Renee Watson, Director Clinical Integration, St. Luke’s Health System

Allison Woods, Assistant Vice President and Regional Loan Administration Supervisor, Northwest Bank

Mandi Zillner, National Marketing Director, The Knitting Factory


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