[SOLD OUT] ATHENA Award Dinner

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (EDT)


2023 ATHENA Award Nominees Announced

Thursday, May 18 | 5 - 9 p.m.Waypoint 4180 | 4180 Westford Place, Canfield$75 per person

We are proud and honored to announce this year's 28 outstanding nominees for the 30th 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.

Congratulations to our 2023 Nominees:

Dr. Sarah Aronson


Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center

Dr. Virginia Deeane Banks, MBA, FIDSA

Infectious Disease Specialist

Northeast Ohio Infectious Disease Associates

Tracey Behnke

Sr. Development Consultant - Midwest Region

American Heart Association

Elayne Bozick


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stouffer Realty

Dr. Sherry Cross


Choffin CTC Adult Education Programs

Youngstown City School District

Choffin CTC Adult Education Program

Lena Esmail


QUICKmed Urgent Cares and Specialty Clinics

Danielle Fraelich

Vice President

The J. Arnold Wealth Management Company

Trish Gelsomino

Foundation Giving Coordinator

Premier Bank

Kathleen Harley


St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Mercy Health Youngstown

Lorena Hegedus, MLS


Hubbard Public Library

Sarah Keeler

District Director

Congressman Bill Johnson

Chaya Kessler


Jewish Studies

Kent State University

Stella Kotsatos-Angelo

Real Estate Sales Professional

Century21 Lakeside Realty

Jane MacPherson

CEOMacPherson & Company

Jamie Marshall

Chief Strategy Officer

Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association

Candace Madden

Grant Manager

and Panerathon Coordinator

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley

Penelope Mashburn, DO

General Surgeon

and Director of Trauma Services

Trumbull Regional Medical Center

Audrey Novotny


Trumbull Mobile Meals

Kristen Olmi


KO Consulting, LLC

Deidre Petrosky


City of Cortland

Roxann Sebest

Vice President

United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

Jillian Smith

Assistant Fire Chief

Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County

April Snyder, CPIA

Senior Personal Risk Manager

Gibson Insurance Agency

Tracie Stephens

Managing Principal

Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC

Lisa Taafe

Clinical Administrative Director

Akron Children's Hospital

Nancy Voitus

Executive Director

Catholic Charities Regional Agency

The 2023 ATHENA Award Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Waypoint 4180 in Canfield. A cocktail reception for all guests will start at 5 p.m., with the program and dinner starting at 6:15 p.m. The cost of attendance is $75/person.

Updated Chamber Event Registration Policy

Register by May 11th to avoid incurring late fees!

4180 Westford Place
Canfield, OH 44406 United States
Event Contact
Kim Calvert
Thursday, May 18, 2023 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (EDT)
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