Cribs for Kids® Honors More Than 20 Women at 2020 Women of Achievement Awards

Nonprofit celebrates Pittsburgh women making a difference at 15th annual ceremony
Cribs for Kids®
Cribs for Kids®
PITTSBURGH - Feb. 24, 2020 - PRLog -- Cribs for Kids® will recognize 24 successful and prominent women from Pittsburgh at their 15th annual Women of Achievement Awards, an annual ceremony dedicated to highlighting the incredible accomplishments of women in the region. The event will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Cribs for Kids® will also present the prestigious 2020 Laura Ditka Award for Advocacy and Service and the National Woman of Achievement: Making a Difference Award.

"The women we honor each year are remarkably selfless, hardworking and inspiring," said Judith A. Bannon, Founder and Executive Director, Cribs for Kids®. "They've challenged the status quo and persevered to make a profound difference. We're pleased to show our appreciation and admiration by acknowledging their efforts."

Proceeds from the event benefit Cribs for Kids®. Tickets are available for purchase here.

2020 Distinguished Women of Achievement Honorees:

·         Rachel Berger, MD, MPH: UPMC

·         Jan Brimmeier, AIA, NCARB: Architectural Innovations, LLC

·         Belinda Callaghan, MSN, RN, NE-BC: Allegheny Health Network

·         Patrizia Costa, PhD: The Brother David S. Baginski FSC Scholars Program at Central Catholic High School

·         Rosamaria Cristello: Latino Community Center

·         Sloane Davidson: Hello Neighbor

·         Fafa Dedji:  PPG Architectural Coatings

·         Christine S. Ferguson, BSE, MBA: Ferguson Financial Consulting, Inc, Prima Eventi, Inc

·         Angela Garcia: Global Links

·         Amera Gilchrist:  City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS

·         Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, PhD: Pittsburgh Technical College

·         MariAnn Hathaway, Esquire: Law Offices of MariAnn Hathaway

·         Jennifer M. Joseph: HIAS PA

·         Leilani Mears, PMP: PNC Bank

·         Rosemary Mendel: Senior Nonprofit Executive

·         Michelle Muccio: Elk County Coroner's Office & Lynch-Green Funeral Home

·         Emily Nugent: Christ the Redeemer Diaper Pantry

·         Lisa J. Perry, MPM: Jeremiah's Place

·         Mary Ellen Ramage: Borough of Etna

·         Lisa Kay Schweyer, MPM: Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute

·         Jada Shirriel, MS, CLC: Healthy Start, Inc.

·         Rebecca J. Watters, PhD: University of Pittsburgh

·         Senator Lindsey Williams: PA Senate, 38th Senatorial District

·         Sister Linda Yankoski, CSFN, EdD: Holy Family Institute

2020 Laura Ditka Award for Advocacy and Service Recipient

·         Stephanie Fox, PMP, CSSGB, EMC: Center for Victims

2020 National Woman of Achievement: Making a Difference Award Recipient

·         Kathryn Martin: Kellie Rynn Academy

About the Women of Achievement Awards
The Women of Achievement Awards is an annual event that honors Western Pennsylvania's most outstanding women.


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