March of Dimes Announces 22nd Annual Heroines of Washington Awards Finalists

By: March of Dimes
ARLINGTON, Va. - Sept. 13, 2022 - PRLog -- Today, March of Dimes ( announced the finalists for its 22nd Annual Heroines of Washington Awards ( which acknowledge and celebrate professional women in the D.C. Metro area for their remarkable commitment to volunteerism. March of Dimes will honor all finalists and announce eight award recipients during a black-tie awards gala, presented by ASRC Federal, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, from 6–9 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.

"The nominations we received this year were incredible and it was difficult to narrow it down, but these finalists epitomize what it means to be a volunteer," said Judy Bjornaas, EVP and CFO of ManTech International Corporation. "The positive impact of their community service is immeasurable, and we're honored to have the opportunity to celebrate their selfless work at the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards on November 10."

2022 Heroines of Washington Finalists:
Aimee Peoples, DC Public Schools
Darla Sligh, The MITRE Corporation
Debbie Klis, Rimon P.C.
Dr. Angela Wilson, SeKon Enterprises
Holly Roberts, Booz Allen Hamilton
Isabella Wise, Montgomery County Department of HHS
Jane Galbraith Mahaffie, Stonebridge
Jenna Howard, Lockton
Jill Leyden, Qualtrics
Kendall Holbrook, DevTech
Kirsten Fatzinger, Cape Partners LLC
Lauri Reishus, Airlines Reporting Corporation
Madi Ford, Audeo Partners
Maria Roat, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Meghan Shea, PwC
Meredith Hedrick, Fairfax County Public Schools
Milli Arakawa, EYA
Misti Mukherjee, Extensio Law
Monica Ortiz Granovsky, The Montessori School of McLean
Peg Savino, Douglas Realty
Rachel McCleery, Ford Motor Company
Rebecca Singhavong, SMX Tech
Rebecca Umberger, Sage Communications
Robin Weiner, Get Real Health
Roneal Josephs, The MITRE Corporation
Saira Sultan, Connect 4 Strategies
Tracy Durkin, Mantech
Trish Manghelli, Arcfield

"This year's finalists exemplify unwavering dedication to the betterment of their communities in addition to their successful careers," said Holly McKenzie, partner at PwC. "The women nominated are an inspirational group of women who come from various industries including healthcare, real estate, the public sector and more."

Along with the awards presentation at the gala, there will be a dinner and silent auction. Guests will include CEOs, directors and other distinguished leaders from local organizations, businesses and government. Sponsors include ASRC Federal, ManTech, PwC, Carahsoft, M&T Bank, MITRE, Arcfield and Capital One.

Since 2001, March of Dimes has honored over 135 "Heroines" and raised more than $3.8 million to support the March of Dimes mission. All proceeds raised by the Heroines of Washington Awards go towards March of Dimes programs, research, community services, education and advocacy to advance research that supports the health of all moms and babies.

The Heroines of Washington Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, from 6–9 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit

Bevan Bello
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