Eleven Women Honored at Athena Leadership Awards

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Alyson Stover of West Middlesex and Jennifer Bell of Hermitage were recipients of individual awards honoring their professional achievements, their contributions to their communities, and their examples of leadership and mentoring of the next generation of women leaders, at the 5th Annual Athena Leadership Awards Celebration on Tuesday, sponsored by Lawrence Mercer Athena.

The Athena Young Professional Award recipient, Alyson Stover, is the proprietor of Capable Kids LLC and director of the University of Pittsburgh department of occupational therapy, and was nominated by Mary Lou Bramson.

The Athena Leadership Award recipient Jennifer Bell, is a client advisor at F.N.B. Wealth Management. She was nominated by Marci Radcliffe.

The awards were presented by last years’ recipients Drew McDowell and Linda Nitch. 130 people from Lawrence and Mercer Counties attended the event, held at the New Castle County Club.

The honorees were all introduced by a video. Each Athena Young Professional Award honoree spoke briefly about what leadership means to her, and the ATHENA Leadership Award honorees each offered advice to the next generation of women leaders.

The honorees of the Athena Leadership Award were Donna Walters, CIO of Sharon Regional Health System; Dr. Elizabeth Piccione, cardiologist and vice president of medical affairs at UPMC Jameson; Dr. Jeanne Zingale, instructor of communications at Penn State Shenango; Kim Koller-Jones, executive director/CEO of Hoyt Center for the Arts; Mira Thompson, financial director of the United Way of Lawrence County; Roxanne Atterholt, instructor of human development and family services at Penn State Shenango; and Summer Wise, proprietor of Trendy Trousseau and T’ossD Café. The additional ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award honoree was Kaitlin McElrath, proprietor of Shaver’s Barber Shop.

This year the Athena Organizational Award was presented to Margaret T. Lucas, attorney at Law, P.C.

Athena Leadership Awards honor those individuals who have achieved excellence in her/his business, profession or community service, have served the community in a meaningful way and have assisted women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills.

Pictured: Award winners Jennifer Bell, Alyson Stover and Margaret T. Lucas.

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