The YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts – A Voice for Women & Girls

Tribute to Women: Meet Our 2015 Honorees


Every May, we host a premier awards luncheon, Tribute to Women, to honor a select group of women who live or work within our service area of the Merrimack Valley, Essex County or Southern NH. Honorees are women of achievement in both their professions and communities. The luncheon recognizes and honors their contributions and accomplishments, while raising crucial funds for more than 26 of our programs in Lawrence, Haverhill, Lynn and Southern NH.

As nominations are now closed, we’re delighted to share our outstanding group of women, who represent diverse industry segments as well as a host of charitable and philanthropic organizations at a variety of levels.

The 2015 Tribute to Women Honorees are [listed alphabetically]

Dr. Lisa Abdallah, PhD, RN, School of Nursing Chair and Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Trisha Blanchet, Founder & President, Operation Delta Dog

Sister Eileen Burns, Executive Director, Notre Dame Education Center

Rachel Concepcion, Assistant Vice President, Eastern Bank

Patricia Connolly-Atkins, Founding Member, ECCF Women’s Fund of Essex County

Stephanie DiCenso, Program Coordinator, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Holy Family Hospital

Mary Dow, President, The Dow Company, Inc.

Loubna Garozzo, Area Director, SNI Companies, Inc.

Margaret Hamilton, Co-Founder, North Shore Women of H.O.P.E.

Yakaira Inoa, General Manager, R.M. Technologies, Inc.

Danissa Lembert, Branch Relationship Manager, Bank Officer, Enterprise Bank

Mary Marra, former Executive Director, Bread and Roses Housing

Dr. Cara Marshall, Physician, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Myra Ortiz, Associate, Mayo Clinic; Lawrence School Committee Member and Pampered Chef Consultant

Marianne Paley Nadel, General Manager, Everett Mills Real Estate, LLC

Dr. Dawna Perez, Dean of Student Success, Northern Essex Community College

Sharon Polleck, BioTherapeutics Research and Development, Pfizer, Inc.

Bonnie Sisson, Development Coordinator, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.

Amy Stanton, Accounts Management Field Director, Internal Revenue Service

Dawn-Marie Sutton, SWDM Business Line Procurement, Alcatel-Lucent

Susan Wilson, Co-Founder, North Shore Women of H.O.P.E.

Anita Rajan Worden, CEO, Solectria Renewables, LLC

Sarah Young, Board President, Groundwork Lawrence

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