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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.

Nominate an outstanding woman for the 2015 ATHENA Award

2014 Finalists

Linda Croushore
Executive Director, The Consortium for Public Education

Diane Holder
Executive Vice President, UPMC, President, UPMC Insurance Services Division, President & CEO, UPMC Health Plan

Susan Kirsch
Shareholder – Tax Advisory Services, Schneider Downs

Karen Larrimer
Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, PNC

Suzy Teele
Chief Operating Officer, SnapRetail


2014 Nominees

Shirley Anderson
Beauty Mark

Leslie Askerneese
The Ultimate Beauty Spa

Janice Bianchi- Frederickson, O.D.
Family Eye Care West

Holly Coghill
Coghill Communications Inc.

Joann Cygnanovich
Sojourner House

Kimberly Deceder
PPG Industries

Carolyn Duronio
Reed Smith LLP

Angela Garcia
Global Links

Debra Killmeyer
Community College of Allegheny County

Rebecca Lucore
Bayer Corporation

Jennifer Merritt
FedEx Ground

Valerie Njie
Bidwell Training Center

Aradhna M. Oliphant
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Judith O'Toole
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Mary Anne Papale
Highmark Inc.

Colleen Petrucci
Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Lisa Scales
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Amy Taylor
Creative Visions

Chelsa Wagner
Allegheny County

Vonda Wright
UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, UmuvU