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22 Annual TWIN Award Luncheon

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TWIN blueOn April 2, 2015, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) honored 50 women at the 22nd Annual Tribute to Women and Industry Luncheon (TWIN) at the Boise Centre.

The annual Tribute to Women and Industry:

  • Honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in executive, managerial and professional roles
  • Salutes corporations whose policies and practices encourage high achievement by women and provides equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds
  • Provides an opportunity for women to network

“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.”

This is the 22nd 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

Click here for a list of past TWIN Honorees. View the event photos online!

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