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Athena Award Nominees

Cynthia Martin President, global customer service and support, and vice president, Eastman Kodak Co. Education: M.S., operations research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., mathematics, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania Professional and community leadership: Management sponsor, Lambda Network at Kodak; ...

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Dace Madore

Dace Madore Director, research operations and immunobiological services, Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics Education: Ph.D. and M.S., biology, Temple University; B.S., biology, University of Rochester Family: Husband, Paul; two daughters, ages 17 and 14 Professional and community leadership: Trustee and chairwoman ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Susan McLaughlin Vice president and chief operating officer, Kodak Professional, and vice president, Eastman Kodak Co. Education: B.S., education, University of Nebraska at Omaha Professional and community leadership: Board member, Dayton Hudson Corp. and Finger Lakes Blue Cross and Blue ...

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Christine Licata

Christine Licata Associate dean, Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf Education: Ed.D. and Ed.S., higher education, George Washington University; M.S., education, and B.S., business administration, Canisius College Family: Husband, Barry Culhane; two stepchildren, ages 21 and ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Michelle Paroda Director of customer service, Frontier Telephone of Rochester Inc. Education: A.S., engineering, Alfred University Family: Husband, John; two sons, ages 3 and 5 months Professional and community leadership: Board vice president, Wilson Commencement Park Inc.; Founding member and ...

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Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones Vice president, manager, community development group, The Chase Manhattan Bank Education: MBA, finance, New York University; B.A., history, Hunter College, City University of New York Professional and community leadership: Board president, Wilson Commencement Park Inc.; board member, Rochester ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Nancy Roberson M.D. Vice president, partner, Highland Park Ob/Gyn Associates P.C. Education: M.D., Boston University School of Medicine; B.A., biology, Indiana University at Bloomington Professional and community leadership: Trustee, Colgate Rochester Divinity School; board member, Rochester Community Individual Practice Association ...

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Barbara Hoffman

Barbara Hoffman Owner, Hoffman Associates Education: Temporary teaching certificate, Sisters of St. Joseph’s in Buffalo Family: Husband, Daniel; two grown daughters Professional and community leadership: Founder, Hoffman Education Grant, and former board member, Susan B. Anthony Memorial Inc.; board member ...

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12th Annual Athena Award

The Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce is very proud to present the 12th Annual ATHENA Award Program. Each year the ATHENA Award recognizes and honors Rochester-area businesswomen who have demonstrated excellence both professionally and personally, ...

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Karen Smith-Pilkington

Karen Smith-Pilkington General manager and vice president, cameras and battery business, Consumer Imaging, Eastman Kodak Co. Education: MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration; M.S., industrial and labor relations, Cornell University; B.A., political science, SUNY ...

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Rita Garcia

Rita Garcia Vice president, service marketing and retention, U.S. Customer Operations, Xerox Corp. Education: MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration; B.S., physical education, Mankato State University, Minnesota; A.A., electronic technology, St. Paul Technical College, ...

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12th Annual Athena Award

What effect does the harsher corporate climate have on women anxious to move up in the ranks? Are their faces pressed smack up against the glass ceiling? The intuitive answer might be, as Jeffrey Greenhaus, Drexel University’s William A. Mackie ...

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Athena Award Nominees

Sue Stewart Partner, leader, Upstate Business Practice Group, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Education: J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., history, Wellesley College Family: Daughter, 23; son, 21 Professional and community leadership: Chairwoman, United Neighborhood Centers of Greater Rochester ...

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Ann Marie Dinino

Ann Marie Dinino Deputy director of mental health, Monroe County Office of Mental Health Education: B.S., health services and management, SUNY Empire State College; diploma in nursing, St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing Professional and community leadership: Member, appeals board, ...

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12th Annual Athena Award

The number of women-owned businesses has increased 78 percent in the last decade. That makes a total of nearly 8 million women-owned businesses in the United States as of 1996, according to the National Foundation of Women Business Owners, the ...

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