Congratulations to the 2021 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Finalists

Arts

Influential Woman

Robin Arvanitis Pattis All American Gymnastics
Pamela Anderson Color Room Salon & Day Spa
Deborah Grimaldi Tiger Martial Arts

Up & Coming

Bridget Covert South Shore Arts
Melissa Marshall Makeup by Melissa

Business

Influential Woman

Barbara Belligio Advanced Medical Placement Consultants, LLC
Christie Wester Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, Inc.
Cynthia Hycner Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions, Inc.
Denise Conlon NIPSCO
Gloria Morris Google
Jessica A Kish McColly Real Estate
Nicole Van Duyn General Insurance Services
Polly Rossi Meeting Achievements
Val Williams Affordable insurance

Up & Coming

Amanda Herren
CAPTRUST Lakeside
Ashley Halpern
Albert’s Diamond Jewelers
Barb Bakos Powersource Transportation
Barbary Smrecansky Off Square Brewing
Dragana Kalaba Facebook
Elizabeth Frabotta
EF Consulting
Heather McColly McColly Real Estate
Janine Henry
Century 21 Alliance Group
Megan Camalick (Markby)
Hoosier Dog Company
Nicole Garza
General Insurance Services

Construction/Manufacturing

Influential Woman

Bethany Albanese
Albanese Confectionery Group
Debbie Kerr-Cook
Hoosier Bat Co
Laura Small
Holladay Properties
Nan Wellman
Outstanding Tradeshow Exhibit Services, Inc(OTES)

Up & Coming

Bri Travis
Shactee Engineering
Lyndie Walton
Continental Electric Company
Sarah Kautz
Jaeger-UniTek Sealing Solutions, Inc.
Tricia Sena
SENSIT Technologies

Economic Development/Government

Influential Woman

Jackie DeRosa
Hammond Development Corporation
Sarita Titus
Gary Police Department
Sheila Brillson Matias
Purdue Northwest, LaPorte County
Sherri Ziller
Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
Tammi A. Davis
Gary Sanitary District

Up & Coming

Anne Anderson
City of Hammond
Becky Kreiger
Porter County Parks and Recreation
Kara Mackey
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department
Laura Shurr Blaney
Porter County Government
Sylvia Graham
Porter County

Education

Influential Woman

Amy W. Han, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest
Dr. Margaret Semmer
Ivy Tech Community College
Julia Rogers
Purdue University Northwest /Porter Physician Group: Pulmonary and Critical Care
Keisha White
Ivy Tech Community College
Michele A. Piskol
NWEA
Raida Abuizam
Purdue University Northwest
Shanina M. Thomas
City Colleges of Chicago- Harold Washington College
Stacy Hoult-Saros
Valparaiso University

Up & Coming

Ashley Gerodimos
Purdue University Northwest
Alexandrea Horton
Crown Point High School
Bridget Baird
Boone Grove Middle School
Cindy Cavanaugh
Goodwill LEADS- The Excel Center
Dr. Scarlet R. Spain
Valparaiso University, Community Healthcare System, Medix
Joelynn Stephen
Purdue University Northwest
Karen Papach
Ivy Tech Community College
Katrina Alexander
School City of East Chicago

Finance

Influential Woman

Gina Fezler
First Financial Bank
Gina Ribota
Edward Jones
Jacqueline Ruge-Perkins
Porter Bank
Mary Wright
Horizon Bank
Michelle M. Luna
Horizon Bank

Up & Coming

Lisa Kuehl
Horizon Bank
Stephanie Madison
First Merchants Bank
Stephany Leonard
Teachers Credit Union

Healthcare

Influential Woman

Bana Mashnouk
Restore Center For Aesthetics
Cheryl Champoux
Franciscan Alliance/Franciscan Physician Network
Donna Faitak
Women’s Diagnostic Center St. Mary Medical Center
Dr. Dimple Singh
Chesterton Physical Therapy
Jennifer Murphy
Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates
Leslie M Darrow
Community Healthcare System
Michelle Resendez
Franciscan Health Crown Point
Sheila Kay Bogart
Midwest Eye Consultants

Up & Coming

Heather Dost
Enodontics Inc.
Julie M. Canady
Franciscan Health
Kelly Petty
Extended Care LLC
LaVonne Jarrett
VASIA
Misty Martinez
Regency Hospital/Select Medical
Olivia Flaherty
La Porte Hospital
Sonali Shukla
La Porte Hospital

Law

Influential Woman

Mara Reardon Indiana House of Representatives
Tara Worthley
Langer & Langer

Up & Coming

Courtney Smith
Smith Legal Group
Sandra Moreno Garcia
Law Office of Sandra Moreno Garcia
Tara K. Tauber
Tauber Law Offices

Marketing/Media

Influential Woman

Andrea Pearman
Diversified Marketing Strategies
Donna Flanagin
Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service LLC
Hannah Trivette
NUVEW Web Solutions
Jennifer Cosenza
Acorn Marketing by Design
Mary Ellen Jensen
Rhino Reps
Monica Decker
Coldwell Banker

Up & Coming

Angela Mendez
Centier Bank
Charlotte Liss
CARSTAR Liss Auto Body Schererville & Crown Point
Jacque Ryan
The Starke County Leader
Lisa Fronek
Generate
Nichole DeMario
Storied Elements / Woman to Woman NWI Magazine
Nina Johnson
Community Advocates of Northern Indiana
Susan Thompson
Illiana Indoor Billboards

Nonprofit

Influential Woman

Burgess J. Peoples
G.I.V.E.
Celina Garcia
Envious Trends Fitness
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Elizabeth’s Pro-Kindness Initiative
Joyce Forman
Crossroads YMCA
Mary Martinez
Hannah’s Hope
Terany Collins
Mental Health America of NWI

Up & Coming

Amy Wulf
Opportunity Enterprises
Barbara Gederian Muckel
Your Life… Organized
Beverly Worthington
Sojourner Truth House
Dayanara Annen
Mental Health America NWI
Emily Ellison
Hammond YMCA
Jacqueline Weber
Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana
Melissa Dyan Trevisol
MeMes Place – A Place of Giving
Stephanie Trendowski, MBA
Mom Congress, 2020 Mom
Theresa Mince
Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program

Service & Tourism

Influential Woman

Charlotte Graham
Travels By Charlotte
Dawn Reynolds Pettit
Hard Rock Casino
Kiki Encarnacion
Hard Rock Casino
Michell Santelik
Michell Santelik Photography
Toni Lozano
Spa Pointe & Hair Studio

Up & Coming

Amanda Baker
Performance Plus
Amanda Broomhead
MONAT
Carrie Hreha
Sta-Glam
Jennifer LeBlanc-Sabo
Robert Half
Orlee Glazer
Barre+Beyond
Sarah Metzger
Lelulo’s Vegan Eats & Treats

STEM

Up & Coming

Hope Martin, P.E.
HWC Engineering
Maureen Carroll
MonoSol, LLC

Tickets & Sponsorships

Come out and support your finalists at the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet. Many of Northwest Indiana’s top business leaders will be in attendance for an evening of networking, gourmet hors-d’oeuvre, and prestigious award presentations.