Tribute to Women Honorees

Each year, the WCA shines the spotlight on deserving women whose work, dedication and commitment have grown and shaped women and girls in Omaha through our annual event, Tribute to Women. The WCA has recognized and honored more than 300 amazing woman leaders, teachers, great thinkers, impact-makers and movers and shakers.

Please join us in celebrating 33 years of honorees!

 

2021                

Kali Baker

Megan Belcher

Cristina Castro-Matukewicz

Anna Deal

Ashley Kuhn

Celann LaGreca

Itzel Lopez

Dr. Jasmine R. Marcelin

Cyndy Peacock

Kerri Sanchez

Nanette Wellens

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2020

Sara Boyd
Dr. Barb Jackson
Samantha Koehler-Overton
Victoria Mejias
Carolina Padilla
Jenni Shukert
Ashlei Spivey
Carmen Tapio
Carolyn "C.T." Williamson

2019

Susan Courtney
Deborah Gilg, JD
Cynthia Gonzalez
Gail Graeve
Anne Hindrey
Andrea Kathol
Jamalia L. Parker
Jessica Pate
Denise Powell
Dr. Athena Ramos

2018

Laura F. Alley
Lesile R. Anderson
Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Karen Goracke
Melissa Graves
Susan Ann Koening
Dr. Shireen S. Rajaram
Sharon Robino-West
Dulce Magdalena Sherman
Nancy Williams

2017

Sheila Haggas
Pam Hernandez
Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel
Linda Meigs
Esther Mejia
Hon. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf
Cassandra Rhoads-Carroll
Dr. Joann Schaefer
Maria Vazquez
Kristin Williams

2016

Anne Boyle
Jody Carstens
Shonna Dorsey
Suzanne Haney, MD
Julie S. Hefflinger
Sister Margaret Hickey, ND
Brigitte McQueen-Shew
Gina M. Tomes
Dana Washington

2015

Gail DeBoer
Wanda Gottschalk
Dr. Angela Hewlett
Sherrye Hutcherson
Julie Kalkowski, MSW
Julie Medina
Kimberly Retzlaff
Jane D. Rogers
Linda Bakula Willis
Mary Zicafoose

2014

Amy Deardorff
Joni Fogarty
Karen Linder
LouAnn Linehan
Beth Lllewellyn
Malorie Maddox
Annette Smith
Jean Stothert
Dr. Julie Vose
Lisa Wolford

2013

Charlotte Abram
Brenda D. Beadle
Pamela Franks
Kara LeGrow
Cindy Leiferman
Dr. Adi Pour
Julie A. Reilly
Ethel Williams, PhD

2012

Ellie Archer
Elizabeth Crnkovich
Beth Dotan
Diane Duren
Cynthia Gooch
Anne Thorne Weaver

2011

Stephanie Ahlschwede
Mary A. Balluff
Anne Branigan
Carol Gendler
Freddie Gray
Mary Hawkins
Ruth Henrichs
Susan Jacques
Adrian Minks
Andrea Skolkin
Gail Werner-Robertson

2010

Cindy Bay
Betty Davis
Kathy Grandsaert
Monica Ibarra
Joan Lappe
Melissa Marvin
Mary Maxwell
Sue Morris
Joan Squires
Ellen Wright

2009

Valda Boyd Ford
Andy Hoig
Rachel Jacobson
Betsy Kish
Dana Markel
Lynda Shafer
Jackie Thielen
Jessica Warren
Cheryl Wild
Sara Woods

 

2008

Sandi Bruns
Kathy English
Janice Gilmore
Rhonda Hawks
Dr. Stephanie Koraleski
Mary Lynn Reiser
Sister Marilyn Ross
Deb Schmadeke
Lindsay Stodden
Martha Stofko

2007

Karen Anderson
Pat Callone
Amy Haddad
Sam Hohman
Lindy Hoyer
JoAnn Kozeny
Sandy Parker
Jessie Rasmussen
Deanna Sands
Kathryn Trotter

2006

Debra Grewcock
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki
Jane Miller
Pat Miltner
Teresa Negron
Patricia Newman
Gina Ponce
Jennifer Rasmussen (Mahlendorf)
Gaoia Vang
Roberta Wilhelm

2005

Carolyn Owen Anderson
Theresa Barron-McKeagney
Diane Donelson
Nancy Faber
Theresa Fitzgerald
Stephanie Kirby
Sandy Maass
Kathy Martin
Debra Romberger, MD
Marguerita Washington

2004

Nancy Belck
Mary Kate Blum
Helen Kelley
Kate Mahern
Kathleen Mallatt
Kristine McVea
Joan Mueller
Luanne Nelson
Marta Nieves
Teri Teutsch

2003

Janet Barnard
Connie Eichhorn
Jennifer Larsen
Sunny Lundgren
Claudia Martin
Sharon Marvin-Griffin
Adriana Melana Pina
Jamie Moore
Adriana Pina
Karen White

2002

Eddith Buis
Sandra Goetzinger-Comer
Jamie Gutierrez Vela
Ann Hosford
Shirley Landen Huerter
Nancy Oberst
Jennifer Peterson
Donna Tubach Davis

2001

Lynne Boyer
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons
Katherine Fletcher
Josie Metal-Corbin
Barbara Schaefer
Carol Schrader
Sue Swindells
Tracy Zaiss

2000

Joanne Carlson
Amy Friedman
Mary Heng-Braun
Jane Hill
Carol Russell
Kathleen Vance
Pam Watanabe-Gerdes

1999

Deborah Bass
Barbara Fitzgerald
Marian Ivers
Patricia Lamberty
Penny Parker
Brenda Smith
Anne Steinhoff
Maryanne Stevens, PhD

1998

Carolyn Grice
Barbara Haggart
Josephine Hernandez
Patricia Lenaghan
Jodie Mackintosh
Kathy Moore Bigsby
Melanie Morissey Clark
Frances Thurber

1997

Danny Colladay
Ann Goldstein
Dianne Lozier
Ellen Moran
Magda Peck
Cindy Phaneuf, PhD
Wilda Stephenson
Mary Lou Walker

 

1996

Dr. Suzanne Braddock
Suzanne Braddock
Susan A. Buffett
Sheri Idelman
Vicki Krecek
Dr. Liz Lueder Karnes
Judith Owen
Laura Partridge-Nedds
Kathleen Turner Jeffries

1995

Rose Blumkin
Inez Boyd
Magdalena Garcia
Ann Grandjean
Sharon Marvin
Edwardene Taylor Armstrong
Maureen Waldron

1994

Carol Ann Aschenbrener, MD
Carole Boye
Winnie Callahan
Barbara Coffey
Sheila Hawes
Audrey Kauders
Fran Marshall
Mary Frances Root
Mimi Waldbaum

1993

Marian Andersen
Kathleen Dodge
Sibyl Myers
Hon. Jane Prochaska
Bonnie Pryor
Suzanne Scott
Jennifer Severin Clark
Carole Woods Harris

1992

Mary Dean Harvey
Carol Hunter
Susan Lebens
Rita Melgares
Lisa Mellen
Dee Owen
Carolyn Rutherford
Connie Spellman

1991

Barbara Braden, PhD
Tessie Edwards
Linda Gloe
Marilyn Hansen
Mary Landen
Marion Marsh Brown
Rosalee Roberts

1990

Kathryn Dessonville
Dorothy Eure
Mary Jacobson
Diny Landen
Sister Mary Evangeline Randolph
Paula Wells

1988

Helen Cherniack
Brenda Council
Linda Lovgren
Lynn Phares
Ree Kaneko (Schonlau)
Jan Stoney
Lyn Wallin-Ziegenbein
Gail Yanney

*Bertha Calloway
*Jane Huerter
*Honored during a 1987 event

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