OUTSTANDING WOMEN AWARDS

All Past Honorees

YWCA Richmond has recognized the achievements of Outstanding Women for 42 years. Below is a list of all the women honored at this signature event since 1980.

Thank you for all your efforts and contributions to our community!

2022

  • Zenobia Bey – Arts & Culture
  • Carter M. Reid – Business
  • Kimberley L. Martin – Education
  • Zakia McKensey – Health & Science
  • Jill A. McCormick – Human Relations & Faith in Action
  • Kimberly C. MacLeod – Law & Government
  • Rasheeda N. Creighton – Marketing & Media
  • Karen Legato – Nonprofit Leadership
  • Pam Mines – Volunteerism

2021

  • Priscilla Burbank – Arts & Culture
  • Linda Nash – Business
  • Barbara Couto Sipe – Education
  • Jeniece Roane – Health & Science
  • Chlo’e Edwards – Human Relations & Faith In Action
  • Margaret Ivey – Law & Government
  • Shayla Varnado – Marketing & Media
  • Grace Gallagher – Nonprofit Leadership
  • Dena Frith Moore – Volunteerism

2020

  • Valerie Cassel Oliver – Arts & Culture
  • Leigh Sewell – Business
  • Abigail Rogers – Education
  • Wendy Klein, M.D. – Health & Science
  • Rev. Lacette Cross – Human Relations & Faith In Action
  • Suzette Denslow – Law & Government
  • Kelli Lemon – Marketing & Media
  • Myra Goodman Smith – Nonprofit Leadership
  • Laura Lee Chandler – Volunteerism

2019

  • Susan Adolf
  • Christy Coleman
  • Jane Henderson
  • Susan Gooden
  • Sally Graham
  • Greta Harris
  • Susan Clarke Schaar
  • Katherine Wintsch

2018

  • Frazier Millner Armstrong
  • Miriam Davidow
  • Jeanine Harper
  • Patte Koval
  • Laura D. Lafayette
  • Cynthia I. Newbille
  • Bonnie B. Price
  • Anna Lou Schaberg
  • Lisa Sims

2017

  • Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia
  • Aurelia Lewis
  • Julie McConnell
  • Sandy Reynolds
  • Heather Mullins Crislip
  • Clovia Lawrence
  • Jane Helfrich
  • Talley Baratka

2016

  • Hope Armstrong Erb
  • Lakshmi Challa
  • Nancy W. Davies
  • Toni R. Ardabell
  • Heidi Wilson Abbott
  • Margaret Nimmo Crowe
  • Carol Ann Olson
  • Julie S. Bilodeau
  • Susan Meyers

2015

  • Ana Ines King
  • Marilyn West
  • Genene LeRosen
  • Melissa Byrne Nelson
  • Susan B. Davis
  • Mary E. Langer
  • Kathy Glazer
  • Judy Anderson

2014

  • Dr. Pamela Kiecker Royall
  • Judy Pahren
  • Lori Ross
  • Dr. Jamelle Smith Wilson
  • Jill Kennedy
  • Cassie Matthew
  • Jennifer McClellan
  • Babs Jackson
  • Cherry Peters

2013

  • Naila Townes Ahmed
  • Rhona Lax Arenstein
  • Nancy Jones Chewning
  • Mary C. Doswell
  • Erin Thomas Foley
  • Anne Randolph Goddard
  • Julia Anne Greenwood
  • Doris Ann Kane

2012

  • Karen Coltrane
  • Sally Green
  • Iris Holliday
  • Joan Lipstock
  • Nancy Oglesby
  • Jennifer Parham
  • Robin Starr
  • Carole Weinstein
  • Leslie Wyatt

2011

  • Stacy Hawkins Adams
  • Kathleen Burke Barrett
  • Katherine Busser
  • Dr. Yvonne Brandon
  • Lorie Foley
  • Alice Goodwin
  • Shawnee Weitzel Hansen
  • Deborah Johnston
  • Colleen Marea Quinn

2010

  • Diane H. Ager
  • Susan Forbes Dewey
  • True Farr Luck
  • Catherine ‘Kate’ M. Marriott
  • Margaret ‘Lyn’ E. McDermid
  • Patricia J. Reams
  • Pamela J. Royal
  • Karen J. Stanley
  • Sue Forbes Watson
  • Susan Winiecki

2009

  • Catherine “Kitty” Claiborne
  • Kimberlie J. Farlow
  • Robin Lynn Foster, MD
  • Manju S. Ganeriwala
  • Frances F. Goldman
  • Fay Lohr
  • Connie Moslow
  • Adrienne Volenik
  • Jane G. Watkins
  • Lula M. Brown White

2008

  • Pamela S. Belleman
  • Lissy S. Bryan
  • Susan E. Dubuque
  • Colleen A. Kraft, M.D., FAAP
  • Page Luxmoore
  • Cheryl E. Miller
  • Dr. Lucille Murray Brown
  • Marlene Paul
  • Cathy Pond
  • Pam Woltz
  • Clara B. Woody

2007

  • Dr. Belinda Childress Anderson
  • Sherrie Brach
  • Tara Louise Casey
  • Jann Malone
  • Maureen Denlea Massey
  • Rebecca (Becky) Massey
  • Joan O. Oates
  • Paula Owens Parker
  • Ellen F. Robertson
  • Michelle Whitehurst-Cook, M.D.

2006

  • Nancy Wright Beasley
  • Dr. Jo Lynne DeMary
  • Paula Paster Gulak
  • Anne B. Holton
  • Lynne B. Hughes
  • Jo Bowman Kennedy
  • Delores L. McQuinn
  • Martha Franck Rollins
  • Aradhana Bela Sood, M.D.
  • Geraldine Byrd Story

2005

  • Betsy Brooks Carr
  • Marjorie Grier
  • Deborah Hackman
  • Deborah Jewell-Sherman
  • Adele Johnson
  • Edna Keys-Chavis
  • Kathie Markel
  • Bev Reynolds
  • Dianne L. Reynolds-Cane
  • Angela Edwards Roberts

2004

  • Jean Patterson Boone
  • Rev. Rhonda VanDyke Colby
  • Janett Forte
  • Carmen Francine Foster
  • Catherine W. Howard, Ph.D.
  • Amy Nisenson
  • Ellen Shaw de Paredes, M.D.
  • Debra J. Prillaman
  • Marilyn Tavenner

2003

  • Diane M. Abato
  • Jennifer Daffron Brown
  • Irene Carney, Ph.D.
  • Marge Connelly
  • Barbara Woodland Fleming
  • Cantor Frances T. Goldman
  • Antionette Vanessa Irving
  • Marcia Penn, Ph.D.
  • Charlotte K. Roberts
  • Lisa Schaffner

2002

  • Mary W. Atterholt
  • Susan M. Jamieson
  • Gail W. Johnson
  • Darcy S. Oman
  • Deborah D. Oswalt
  • Phyllis Palmiero
  • Virginia McGehee
  • Dr. Delores Pretlow
  • Sabrina Squire
  • Cabell Goolsby West

2001

  • Barbara Hall Dunn
  • Delores R. Green, Ed.D.
  • JoAnne Kirk Henry
  • Sara Belle November
  • Patricia S. O’Bannon
  • Julie Plunkett
  • The Honorable Cleo Elaine Powell
  • Robbie Sullivan Thompson
  • M. Michelle Thomson
  • Nancy Lancaster Warman

2000

  • Nancy R. Belleman
  • Diana F. Cantor
  • Diane Cook-Tench
  • Sue Duke Drudge
  • Anne Fischer
  • Sheryl L. Garland
  • Alice W. Harris
  • Christine R. Miller
  • Jacquelyn E. Stone
  • Marcia H. Thalhimer

1999

  • Rev. Donna B. Coffman, R.N.
  • Susanne B. Crump
  • Blanche Hamlette Gaitor
  • Lelia Baum Hopper
  • Renny Bush Humphrey
  • Marie V. Maniego
  • Nan L. Miller
  • Mary Hayes Mule, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Barbara Joynes
  • Dianne N. Watkins

1998

  • Comfort Y. Anderson-Miller
  • The Honorable Viola O. Baskerville
  • Elizabeth Bauder
  • Rejena Carreras
  • Susan G. Kornstein, M.D.
  • Dr. Ann Parker Maust
  • Karen A. Raschke
  • Daisy Frye Reed
  • Martha S. Slay
  • Grace S. Sparks

1997

  • Joann N. Bodurtha
  • Marguerite F. Christian
  • Josée Gallé Covington
  • Rosalyn Randolph Dance
  • Beth J. Gillispie
  • Beverly C. Lacy
  • Sr. Charlotte Lange, O.S.B.
  • Sharon DeButts Richardson
  • Judge Margaret Poles Spencer

1996

  • Jeannie P. Baliles
  • Sheilah Y. Belle
  • Ida J. Hill
  • Lerla G. Joseph, M.D.
  • Valerie Ann Lemmie
  • Julie D. McClellan, Esq.
  • Eleanor Calvert Meleski
  • Christina S. Risatti
  • Virginia H. Ritchie
  • Diane M. Roberts

1995

  • Connie Berkeley Abeloff
  • Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Gould-Champ
  • Rita Prizler Hull, Ph.D.
  • Mary Jo Ellis Kahn, O.G.N.P.
  • Phyllis C. Katz
  • Katharine C. Lee
  • Anne Dobie Peebles
  • LaVerne Byrd Smith, Ph.D.
  • Anna D. Soulious
  • Veronica Fleming

1994

  • Thelma Bland Watson, Ph.D.
  • Faye Benton
  • Betsy Brinson
  • Uliana Gabara
  • R. Claire Guthrie
  • Phyllis Cothran
  • Carol Fox
  • Shirley Fountain
  • Myerna McLaughlin
  • Cynthia Mayo

1992

  • Marguerita Fauntleroy Austin
  • Barbara S. Brown
  • Florence Neal-Cooper
  • Marilynn C. Goss
  • Jane Norwood Kusiak
  • Linda Gatch LaCombe
  • Donna Mercer
  • Carol O. Negus
  • Anne Teefey

1991

  • Judith Collins, O.G.N.P.
  • Sheila Crowley
  • Dr. Margaret G. Dabney
  • Okianer Christian Dark, Esq.
  • Mary Lou Deal
  • Jacqueline G. Epps, Esq.
  • Lisa LaFata Powell
  • Louise McComb
  • Carolyn M. Meares
  • Yvonne Elizabeth Spain

1990

  • Sister Cora Marie Billings
  • Beverly J. Brown
  • Dr. Judith Ann Brown
  • Sylvia Costen
  • Jill A. Hanken, Esq.
  • R. Elizabeth Marschak
  • Anne Gregory “Panny” Rhodes
  • Jean Thompson Williams
  • Pamela M. Womack
  • Elizabeth Byrd York

1989

  • Judith S. Bond, Ph.D.
  • Naomi A. Hall
  • Gladys Jackson-Weston
  • Elizabeth B. Lacy
  • Sara Markham
  • Nikki Nicholau
  • Louise Seals
  • Peg Spangenthal
  • Eva S. Teig Hardy
  • Hilda Yates Warden

1988

  • Patricia M. Asch
  • Beverly Davis
  • Dr. Frances Dunston
  • Judith Fox
  • Margaret Freeman
  • Dr. Lisa Kaplowitz
  • Cleomine Lewis
  • Sandra Parker
  • Eleanor Sheppard
  • Mary Sue Terry, Esq.
  • Stoner Winslett
  • Lorna Wyckoff

1987

  • Christina S. Abby
  • Dr. Virgie M. Binford
  • Susanna M. Capers
  • Jean W. Cunningham, Esq.
  • Mildred C. (Millie) Jones
  • Murial J. McAuley
  • Dr. Susan J. Mellette
  • Elvira J. Moore
  • Wendy Bauers Northup
  • Frances Fife
  • Lillian C. Throckmorton

1986

  • Barbara Grey
  • Mary Tyler McClenahan
  • Mary Payne
  • Theresa Pollak
  • Dr. Isabel Rogers
  • Norma H. Schanz
  • Bernadine Simmons
  • Joyce E. Stanley-Scott
  • Barbara Ukrop
  • Anne M. Whittemore

1985

  • Carolyn Adams
  • Norma Jean Blalock
  • Carol Burnham
  • Margaret Brown Chavis
  • Virginia Allen Crockford
  • Eileen M. Dooley
  • Rozanne G. Epps
  • Hope Haley Montoni
  • Naomi Lewis Morse
  • Susanne Schilling
  • Lillian Wilson Stackhouse

1984

  • Rev. Yvonne Jones Bibbs
  • Margaret Watkins Clay
  • Elsie Satterwhite Elmore
  • Melba Gibbs
  • Dr. Grace Edmondson Harris
  • Dr. Suzanne B. Hirt
  • Elizabeth Herrink House
  • Anne P. Lane
  • Jean Roland-Pender
  • Bessida Cauthorne White

1983

  • Nina Abady
  • Sally Camp
  • Audrey Dixon
  • Norma Goode, Ph.D.
  • Catherine Johnson
  • Rabbi Beverly Lerner
  • Claudette B. McDaniel
  • Johanna Schuchert
  • Dr. Myra Williams-Thornton
  • Barbara Wurtzel, Ph.D.

1982

  • Madge Bush
  • Rev. Marjorie Lee Bailey
  • Sylvia Clute, Esq.
  • Nancy Copal
  • Willie Dell
  • Judy Goldberg
  • Perzelia P. Goodwin
  • Joanne LeVay
  • Zipporah Medford
  • Dr. Paige S. Morahan
  • Marie Price

1981

  • Janet Ballard
  • Phyllis Conklin
  • Dr. Dorothy Cowling
  • Virginia Hackney
  • Dr. Jean Harris
  • Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones
  • Marie Goodman Hunter
  • Sara Little, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Nancy McWilliams
  • Cornelia Overton

1980

  • Alma Barlow
  • Pat Bell, Esq.
  • Martha Bell Conway
  • Marii Hasewega
  • Frances Lambert
  • Dr. Carolyn McCue

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