April 4, 2016
For Immediate Release
WCA HONORS 54 FEMALES AT 23 ANNUAL TWIN AWARDS LUNCHEON
Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) will honor 53 women and one Ada County Courthouse dog at its 23 Annual Tribute to Women and Industry Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 5 at the Boise Centre.
“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 54 new TWINs in this special year.”
Along with honoring the TWIN nominees, the Ahlquist family will receive the 2016 Joyce Stein Award for their efforts to make a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women in the Treasure Valley.
This is the 23 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 23 years, 899 women have been named TWINs, and more than 120 businesses and organizations have participated, contributing more than $2 million to the WCA’s mission of providing safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault.
This year’s TWIN honorees are:
Rachel Anderson, Consumer Sales Representative, Intermountain Gas Company
April Arnzen, Vice President of Human Resources, Micron Technology, Inc.
Amy Atkins, Associate Publisher, Boise Weekly
Robyn Marie Beall, MSN, RN NE-BC, Magnet Program Director-Treasure Valley, Center for Nursing Excellence, St. Luke’s Health System
Sarah Berg, Director of Marketing, Saint Alphonsus Health System
Joanne Bradford, Vice President and Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
Shavonna Case, MBA, Chief Operations Manager, ArmgaSys, Inc.
Erin Cave, Manager, Leadership & Digital Media, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Choate, Program Manager, Organization Development, St. Luke’s Health System
Ronda Conger, Vice President, CBH Homes
Shelly H. Cozakos, Attorney, Pickens Cozakos, P.A.
Kresta Davis-Butts, Operations Hydrology Leader, Idaho Power Company
Diana M. Duncan, IT Portfolio Manager, Idaho Power Company
Shelley DuRette, Assistant Project Manager, Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI)
Jessica Flynn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Red Sky
Kristin Friend, Victim-Witness Coordinator, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office
Britteny Gardner, Wells Fargo At Work Program Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank
Sheila Giffen, MD, Medical Director, Corporate Wellness, Saint Alphonsus Health System
Karen Gillette, M.Ed., Facilitator & Instructor of the Student Transition Education Program (STEP), Boise Independent School District
Dyan Graybeal, Brand Ambassador, In the Bag Promotions
Haley Grigsby, Marketing Manager, Fisher’s Technology
Lori L. Gull, Assistant Vice President & Regional Manager, Idaho Central Credit Union
Ronna Hargis, Executive Administrator, KeyBank
Heather Harradine, Assistant to the Publisher, Idaho Statesman
Darcy Helmick, Land Manager, Land & Livestock, J. R. Simplot Company
Linda B. Jones, Attorney/Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
Kacey Larracoechea, Project Coordinator/Fitness Trainer, FitMania
Grendel Levy, News Director, KIVI/6 on Your Side
Janice Lewis, Home Transition Specialist, Norco Inc.
Liz Littman, Assistant Director, Zoo Boise
Jeanine N. Long, CPA, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG LLP
Laura McIver, Administrative Director, Gardner Company
Kathi McLeod, Managing Broker, Keller Williams Realty Boise
Melodie McQuade, Associate Attorney, Givens Pursley LLP.
Kenna Merrigan, Escrow Officer, NexTitle
Susan Moore, Assistant Vice President, Customer Service, Citi
Ana Moroshan, Vice President-Branch Manager, Bank of the Cascades
Jodi Nafzger, Assistant Professor, Director of Experiential Learning, Concordia University School of Law
Tyley Nelson, FNP, Nurse Practitioner, St. Luke’s Clinic Internal Medicine – nominated by ESI
Jennifer Palagi, MPH, BSN, RN, Director, Mission Integration, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Rebecca Poedy-Gibron, Chief Operating Officer, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Diane Records, RN, MSN, Senior Director, MSTI Clinical Support Services, St. Luke’s Health System
Tawni Sall, Director, US Principle Accounts, HP Inc
Melissa C. Schug, Treasury Management Support Officer, Northwest Bank
Helen J. Sheirbon, Director, Business Operations & Hardware Supply Planning, HP Inc
Chris Shelden, Industrial Sales Manager, AgriBusiness J.R. Simplot Company
Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President/Credit Administration Manager, Idaho Independent Bank
Sunday, Ada County Courthouse Dog
Karan Tucker, Executive Director, Jannus, Inc.
Cydni Waldner, Attorney, Hawley Troxell
Stephanie Mommsen Werntz, Artist in Residence, YMCA Healthy Living Center
Leigh Wilson, Real Estate Consultant, Keller Williams Realty Boise
Jennifer Wolcik, Assistant Vice President of Recruiting, Citi
Jordan Yankovich, Allied ASID, Assoc. IIDA. LEED Green Assoc., Interior Designer, Cornerstone Design
About the WCA
The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.