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The Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Award recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community and help other women to succeed through mentorship.

2013 Finalists

Lenore Blum
Carnegie Mellon University

Theresa Bone

Maurita Bryant
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

Laura Ellsworth
Jones Day

Titina Ott
Oracle Corporation

2013 Nominees

Renee P. Aldrich
SofterSide Seminar

Shirley Anderson
Beauty Mark, Inc.

Kelly Ann Barcic
Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security

Lynn M. Brusco
Disruptive Heath Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Marcia Clark
Pittsburgh Botanical Garden

Ann Dugan
University of Pittsburgh

Colleen Fedor
The Mentoring Partnership of SW PA

Barbara Felicetty
Valor Security

Lea Guarino
Guarino Group Productions

Saman Haqqi

Paula Hinston
Media Creations USA

Michele Hipsky
Inspiring Lives with Dr. Shellie Hipsky

Alyssa Jurewicz-Johns
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Lanie Kasdan Francis, MD
Hillman Cancer Center/University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine

Candice Komar
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC

Karen Larrimer

Dawn Lilly
Charity by Dawn Lilly

Anne Lynch
Three Rivers Community Foundation

Barbara Martin
Kerestes-Martin Associates, Inc. (KMA Design)

Yvette Moore
University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, Undergraduate Diversity Program

Rona Nesbit
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Rebecca Newman
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

Susan Orr
Sojourner House, Inc.

Patty Paytas
The Pittsburgh Pirates

Colleen Petrucci
Pittsburgh Musical Theater and the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory

Susan Poorman
STAT Nursing Consultants, Inc

Kazie Reuschel
PPG Industries

Corina Straub-Diehl
Diehl Automotive Group, Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Toyota

Barbara Switzer
Department of Public Health Department

Trudy Van Kirk Mosey
RoData Inc.

Virginia Volponi
BNY Mellon

Andrea Wetherald
Share Closet

Carol Wooten
Propel Schools

Vonda Wright
UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, UPMC Joint Reconstruction Center, University of Pittsburgh, UmuvU