The Daily Record announces 2017 Leading Women honorees

The Daily Record has announced the recipients of its 2017 Leading Women awards.

The Leading Women awards honor women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.

“This year’s Leading Women honorees are making outstanding contributions to their fields. They are active in their communities and are committed to inspiring change,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are Maryland’s next generation of women leaders, and The Daily Record is honored to recognize their achievements.”

The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.

Nominees for Leading Women were asked to outline their education and career history, examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations, volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations, awards and honors, professional accomplishments, and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.

The 2017 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis. Honorees will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 5 issue of The Daily Record and available online.

Here are the 2017 honorees:

Raaheela Ahmed
Prince George’s County Board of Education

Roselyn V. Aker-Black, Psy.D
Dr. Roz Therapeutic and Coaching Services

Shannon Babe-Thomas
Community Bridges, Inc.

Kelley E. Banagan
University of Maryland Department of Orthopaedics

Coretta Bennett

Alexa Bertinelli
Maryland Legal Aid

Jennifer Boyle RN, CCM
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Marie E. Brown

Monise Alexis Brown
Maryland Judiciary

Namandje N. Bumpus
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Emily Burfoot
Tenth and Blake Beer Company at MillerCoors

Julia Carolan
Maryland Office of the Attorney General

Erin Charles
SC&H Group

Stephanie L. Coldren
Goucher College

Amanda Coleman-Phelps
Nelson Coleman Jewelers

Shannon E. Conklin
Joint Warfare Analysis Center/ US Navy Reserves

Diane M. Croghan
Anne Arundel County

Camille Delaney-McNeil
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids Program

Elizabeth Devereux
United Way of Central Maryland

Olivia Doherty
Horizon Foundation

Kelly Drnec
Days Inn Inner Harbor

Nakeia L. Drummond
NLD Strategic

Elizabeth Edsall Kromm
Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Jennifer Estrada
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn, P.A.

Mallory Finn, Esq.
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Bridget Forney
Profiles, Inc.

Kim Fusco
Ellin & Tucker

Kadija Hart
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.

Kathryn L. Hickey
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Toni Holness
ACLU of Maryland

Chantal M. Joseph, Esq.
Law Office of Chantal M. Joseph

Sarah Karantonis
The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation

Larysa M. Kautz

Cheryl Knauer
McDaniel College

Emily L. Levenson
Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.
Healthcare Ready

Anna A. Mahaney
Ballard Spahr LLP

Catherine Manofsky
Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Meghan Marek, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland

Alta G. Marzzacco
Wells Fargo

Chanel Mason
Legg Mason Inc.

Luisella P. McBride
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Laurie McDonald

Jen Pauliukonis
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

Stephanie Ranno

Jill Rosenberg
Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Lauren Roth
Shady Grove Fertility

Jessica R. Underwood
JR Capital Build

Kacey Wetzel
The Chesapeake Bay Trust

Jennifer Arice White
American Heart Association

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