Stephanie Kunes-Mincer received the Canandaigua Athena Award, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce & the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes announced at an awards celebration Friday at Finger Lakes Community College Student Center.
Kunes-Mincer is president and CEO of the National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter.
Erica Bapst, owner of Adorn Jewelry & Accessories, was the recipient of the Canandaigua Athena Young Professional Leadership Award.
The other Athena Award nominees were:
- Mary Allhusen, clinical staff nurse, F.F. Thompson Hospital;
- Marjorie Donhauser, nurse/owner, Donhauser Nursing Service;
- Mary Green, retired, New York State Police;
- Ginny Gumaer-Muller, probation supervisor/alternative-to-incarceration, Ontario County Probation Dept.;
- Peggy Kane, retired educator, Genesee Community College;
- Lauren Kolb, vice president and business development officer, Genesee Valley Trust Co.;
- Laurie O’Shaughnessy, CEO, Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA;
- Kathleen Quinn, president, New Perspectives Coaching; and
- Mary Savastano Cutting, director of Case Management, Thompson Health.
In addition to Bapst, the other nominees for the Canandaigua Athena Young Professional Leadership Award were:
- Lindsey Dixon-Marianetti, director of development/communications, Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA;
- Mandy Friend, realtor, Keller Williams Realty Inc. Greater Rochester;
- Trista Merrill, professor of English-Humanities Department, Finger Lakes Community College;
- Jessica Nava, senior account manager, Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc.; and
- Heidi Solimine, area sales manager, Five Star Bank.
Athena recipients embody the eight tenets of the Athena Leadership model: learning, collaboration, relationships, fierce advocacy, the authentic self, giving back to others, courageous acts, and celebration and joy.
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