Congratulations to the 2022 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Finalists

Arts

Influential Woman

Robin Arvanitis Patti’s All American Gymnastics
Brittany Bohacik Ava Michael Beautique

Up & Coming

Alicia Hodges Alicia Hodges Portraiture
Brittany Robinson Famous Athletics
Eleni Kazonis The Skin Witch

Business

Influential Woman

Anna Gomez No Fixed Address
Jamie Sulcer Chicago Title
Kathleen Campbell Luke Family of Brands
Kelly Maki Maki Insurance Group
Michelle Gonzalez Laciak Accountancy Group
Pamela Richard Luke Family of Brands
Sheryl McKinney Tire and Auto Superstore
Stephanie Keller CliftonLarsonAllen

Up & Coming

Amy Blaker Lochmueller Group
Brittany Arndt NiSource
Carol Donovan Greater Indiana Title Company
Christy Rodriguez Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Emily Edwards Paradise Spreads
Trish Geyer ALLSTATE
Whitney Hagarbome Innovative Energy

Construction/Manufacturing

Influential Woman

Dana Booth Budd Mechanical Systems
Eva Rivera Dynamic Framer
Kim Bailey SENSIT Technologies
Margarita Tortolano Tonn and Blank Construction
Norma Williams Excellence by Design

Up & Coming

Christine Foreman Cleveland-Cliffs Inc
Julianne Tattersall Korellis, Inc.
Karen Knezic Korellis, Inc.
Kelly Botts Hammond Group

Economic Development/Government

Influential Woman

Alexius Barber NiSource
Christine Cid Lake County Council
Elizabeth Bryant State of Indiana – Division of Family Resources
Nancy Frigo Coldwell Banker Realty
Sue Lynch City of Portage

Up & Coming

Ashley Kazmucha LaPorte County Plan Commission
Mary Perren Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
Vanessa Hernandez-Orange East Chicago Parks Department

Education

Influential Woman

Audra Peterson Porter County Education Services
Cynthia Mose-Trevino Lake Ridge New Tech Schools
Kristin Burton Purdue University Northwest
Jeanie Sienkowski Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Jill Vagner Crown Point Community School Corporation
Sandra Steele Purdue University Northwest
Shanina Thomas City Colleges of Chicago ( 2 year) Community College
Valentine Torres School City of Hobart

Up & Coming

Audrey Faith Randle Hammond Area Career Center
Dominique Williams Sparky Brains Tutoring
Julie Wiejak Purdue University Northwest
Kristina Walton School City of Hobart
Lauren Dado Area Career Center
Lydia McNeiley School City of Hammond
Madeline Bartsch Hobart High School
Theresa Dietrich Hobart High School

Finance

Influential Woman

Amy Taylor Centier Bank
Betty Sidwell Superior Construction
Helen Pennington Citibank
Michelle Luna Horizon Bank
Lynn Kerber Horizon Bank

Up & Coming

Cathie Dull Tech Credit Union
Jennifer Vinovich TrueWealth Advising Group
Katie Cortes Teachers Credit Union
Kylee Fraze Norman CLH, CPAs & Consultants
Lisa Kuehl Horizon Bank
Shellie Zaberdac Dell Notre Dame Federal Credit Union

Healthcare

Influential Woman

Candace Walsh Beacon Children’s Hospital
Erica Kaufman West, MD Franciscan Health
Pamela Pokropinski Community Foundation of NWI
Sheri Bruder Franciscan Health
Yana Pleshivoy Pinkhasov Rhythm N’ Beets

Up & Coming

Amber Wehle Pillars of Wellness
Emily Svetanoff Restoration Dental Studio
Shelly McCarthy Brentwood at Hobart
Tara Elinkowski Amada Senior Care
Tiffany Conover St. Catherine Hospital

Law

Influential Woman

Heather McCarthy Know Risk
Kimberly Peil Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP
Kirsten Kaiser Kus Downey & Lenkov LLC
Tiffany Saffold Luke Family of Brands

Up & Coming

Allison Pulliam Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP
Amy Nowaczyk O’Drobinak & Nowaczyk, P.C.
Olivia Vasquez Gary Police Department
Sandra Moreno Garcia Sandra Moreno Garcia Attorney At Law

Marketing/Media

Influential Woman

Andrea Pearman Diversified Marketing
Angela Spencer White Iris
Michelle Pieroni VIA Realty Partners
Stephanie Edwards Mom to Mom, NWI

Up & Coming

Samantha Bean Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Susan Thompson Illiana Indoor Bilboards
Tiffany Salameh ABC57

Nonprofit

Influential Woman

Amanda Maynard, CFRE Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ
Christine Ward Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Donna Criner Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation
Donna Golob PATH, Inc.
Erika Miller Goodwill Industries of Michiana
Kelly Vates Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center
Kristin Marlow American Red Cross
McKenya Dilworth Smith The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Inc.
Nikki Wielgos Crisis Center

Up & Coming

Anne Massie Grounded Earth Farm
Becky Kreiger Porter County Parks and Recreation
Elizabeth Adcock CAPTRUST
Judy Earnshaw Phil’s Friends
Juanita Boland Crisis Center, Inc. A Youth Service Bureau
Meredith Dohanyos Northwest Indiana Community Action
Michelle Shirk Boys and Girls Clubs of LaPorte County
Stephanie Swearington Porter Starke Services
Tiffani English First Tee Lake County

Service & Tourism

Influential Woman

Brenda Temple Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa
Christy Pedersen Salon Diva
Joslyn Kelly J’s Breakfast Club
Stacey Beal Luke Family of Brands

Up & Coming

Ashley Krueger Luke Family of Brands
Claudia Jones Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Miranda O’Block Tavern on Main
Stephanie West Clean It Best

STEM

Influential Woman

Carolina Rubalcava-Shaffer United Airlines
Jessica Zvyak Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Nasim Azimi MonoSol

Up & Coming

Brianna Styck Newton County Soil & Water Conservation District
Savannah Smith SENSIT Technologies