Montgomery County Commission for Women
A graduate of Rockville High School who earned her MSW at the University of Maryland, Jodi Finkelstein has more than two decades of experience working for Maryland women, including the last three years as head of the Montgomery County Commission for Women.
She is a mentor for the nonprofit Girls on the Run, which boosts the self-respect of pre-teen girls through running games. This year, she led two sisters through a 5K race, cajoling and coaxing them to the finish line on a cold, windy day.
“It was the best 5K I ever ran,” recalled Finkelstein, a veteran runner.