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VOLUNTEER HONOREE: Jo Ann Armstrong

Jo Ann Armstrong knows the challenges that come with disabilities.   She has spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine before birth.   Armstrong began volunteering at the University of Rochester Medical Center 18 years ago, after 22 years ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: Roger Oskvig M.D.

It all started many years ago on a farm in Williams, Iowa. Young Roger Oskvig and his girlfriend, Melissa, would return from their dates to her family’s kitchen. There, Oskvig and Melissa’s mother-a nurse-would spend hours talking about medicine.   ...

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INNOVATION Honorees: Nancy Adams, Richard Yarmel, Amy Warner

Many determined individuals have thrown in the towel on things far less complex than what Nancy Adams, Amy Warner and Richard Yarmel undertook.   The goal was to make the health care records of minors, ages 12 to 18, accessible ...

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SENIOR CARE HONOREE: Supriya Mohile M.D.

Statistics on cancer in older adults in the United States are alarming: 77 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in individuals over the age of 50, according to the American Cancer Society.   In addition, 70 percent of all cancer-related ...

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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Raymond Mayewski M.D.

Much has changed at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the last 20 years. The institution has seen seven different deans, four vice presidents and three hospital CEOs.   One constant has been Raymond Mayewski M.D. Joining URMC in ...

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2013 Best of the Web Awards

Much has changed in the online world since the Rochester Business Journal launched its annual Best of the Web competition in 1996 to spotlight the top online efforts among area businesses.   Yet the original idea of the competition remains ...

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Program fosters passion for leadership in young women

Nurturing and supporting young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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Athena Award Selection Committee

Linda Becker President, Healthcare Benefits Network Paul Burgett Vice president, senior advisor to the president and university dean, University of Rochester Peter Carpino President, United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. Lauren Dixon CEO, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Hilda Escher President ...

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Previous Athena Award Recipients

2012: Judith Ford Baumhauer M.D. University of Rochester Medical Center 2011: Kitty Van Bortel Van Bortel Ford, Van Bortel Subaru and Van Bortel Used Car Center 2010: Jennifer Leonard Rochester Area Community Foundation 2009: Holly Hillberg Johnson and Johnson 2008: ...

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2013 Athena Award letter

It is with great pride that the Rochester Business Alliance and the Women’s Council present our 27th annual Athena Award finalists. Each woman represents leadership at its best, and our community is enriched by her presence and service.   We ...

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Finalists to take home signature art piece

Each Athena finalist receives a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Gong has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs. She may be most often recognized in Rochester for ...

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Athena Planning Committee

CHAIRS Linda Hall, co-chair, Wakefield Way Consulting Lorisa LaRocca Esq., chair, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP MEMBERS Julie Bazan, Manning & Napier Advisors LLC Jan Bent, Context Driven Strategy Ellen Brenner, Fleet Feet Sports Kelly Gagan, Nazareth College of Rochester Susan ...

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Women’s Council 2013 Board of Directors

OFFICERS President Linda Hall, Wakefield Way Consulting Vice President Lorisa LaRocca Esq., Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Treasurer Shelly Marketell, Eastman Kodak Co. Secretary Kelly Mueller, American Diabetes Association DIRECTORS Rachel Baker August, Seneca Park Zoo Society Cynthia Gray, RIT/RGHS Alliance ...

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Saluting trailblazers, inspiring others

Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential and creating balance in leadership worldwide is the mission of Athena International, an organization founded in 1982, which first developed the Athena Leadership Award.   Since the ...

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The RBA and the Women’s Council present the Athena Award finalists

RACHEL BAKER AUGUST Executive director Seneca Park Zoo Society Education: B.A., Ithaca College; MPA, SUNY College at Brockport Family: Partner, Len Parker; daughter, 23; son, 19 Professional and community leadership: President/owner, RB Marketing Solutions Inc.; member, marketing committee, Rochester Area ...

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