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WCA honors 52 women at 20th Annual TWIN Awards Luncheon

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March 5, 2012

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 RealtyBoise
  • Sally Freeman, Publisher, Boise Weekly
  • Christine Garner, Facility Services Manager, Women’s and Children’s Alliance, nominated byFisher’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 Visual
  • Cindy Myers, Agent Services Coordinator, Keller Williams Realty Boise
  • Joey A. Perry, Vice President, Private Banking, Washington Trust Bank
  • Terri R. 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.


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