[SOLD OUT] ATHENA Award Dinner

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (EDT)


We are excited to announce this year's 30 outstanding nominees for the 29th annual ATHENA Award Dinner, presented by the Regional Chamber and The Vindicator. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment: women who excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and also open doors so that others may follow in their path.

Your nominees are…

Marcy Angelo
Director of Operations
White Glove Payroll

Rachelle Babcock
Chief Administrative Officer
Trumbull Community Action Program

Joy Polkabla Byers
Associate Vice President of Student Experience
Youngstown State University

Stacie Call
Market Chief Nursing Officer
Mercy Health Youngstown/Mercy Health Lorain

Allison Carrocce
Director of Operations
Wee Care Day Care and Learning Centre & Lads-N-Lasses Academy

Rosetta Carter
Executive Director
A.C.T.I.O.N., INC.

Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer
Marquee Creatives

Christine Cope
Director of Marketing & Development
United Way of Trumbull County

Jennifer Dailey
Vice President of Operations
The J. Arnold Wealth Management Company

Jessica Moore Dragoiu
Purchasing and Product Development Manager
Phantom Fireworks Companies

Aimee Fifarek
Executive Director and CEO
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Darla Gallagher
Sr. Vice President of Business Operations
Meridian HealthCare

Stephanie Gilchrist
Regional Director
Youngstown Business Incubator

Dr. Anita Hackstedde
Salem Regional Medical Center

Dr. Traci Hostetler
Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio

Carolyn Korenic
Director of Alumni and Advancement
Ursuline High School

Dr. Maria Kowal
Chief Medical Officer
Ohio Northeast Health Systems, Inc.

Lauren Lindvig
Bliss360 Marketing

Melissa Maki
VP, Marketing Communications Director
Middlefield Bank

Lisa Metzinger
Partner, Assurance
Cohen & Co.

Mary Mihalopoulos
Supervisor, Adult Career Center
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

Teresa Miller
Executive Director
Valley Economic Development Partners, Inc.

Dawn Ochman
Dawn, Incorporated

Melissa Poland
Sweet Melissa’s Good Eats

Amy Reynallt
Senior Manager
HBK CPAs & Consultants

Julie Sole
North American CapEx Projects Manager

Amy Shope
Managing Partner/Owner
Lehner Shope Wealth Group

Dawn Turnage
Director of Parks & Recreation
City of Youngstown

Angela Vincent
Controller/General Manager
Professional Engine & Generator Systems Inc.

Cynthia Wollet, CPA
Principal & Director of Accounting & Auditing
Packer Thomas

The 2022 ATHENA Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 pm at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield and include a VIP reception for the sponsors, nominees and nominators, followed by the public reception, dinner, keynote speaker, presentation of our ATHENA Scholarship, recognition of all nominees and the announcement of this year's recipient. Valley native Dr. Curren Katz, senior director for Data Science & Digital Health for Janssen Research & Development at Johnson & Johnson will keynote this year's event. The cost of attendance is $75/person.

4180 Westford Place
Canfield, OH 44406 United States
Event Contact
Chelsea Pascarella
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Thursday, May 19, 2022 (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM) (EDT)
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