The ATHENA Leadership Awards

Virtual Event
Friday, March 5, 2021

Program - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and with everyone's safety in mind, this event will be held virtually. 

The ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Award are presented to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their career and assisted the advancement of women in their professional communities.

Both ATHENA Awards highlight what recipients have accomplished in addition to paving a path for future successes. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence.

2021 ATHENA Leadership Award Finalists

Dawn Hamilton
Vice President, Product Management
Freedom Federal Credit Union
Sharon Markley Schreiber
Chief Operating Officer
Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Rose Pesce-Rodriguez
Research Chemist
DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL/APG)
Robin Tomechko
Chief Executive Officer
Harford Family House
Cynthia Womack-Ross
Principal - Edgewood Elementary School
Harford County Board of Education

2021 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Finalists

Sara Garbarino
Senior Director of Resource Development
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Kenricka Gardner
Vice President of Remote Services
Jennifer Holbrook
Senior Commercial Large Account Underwriter
Harford Mutual Insurance Group
Alison Imhoff
SafeHouse Director

Michelle Williamson
Fourth Grade Educator 
Harford County Public Schools
Meaghan Yurek
Communications Specialist
Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company


Presenting Sponsor

ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award Sponsor

 Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors




Past Award Recipients
  • 2020 - Sandra Gallion
    (ATHENA Leadership Award) 
  • 2020 - Beth Mosser
    (ATHENA Young Professional Award) 
  • 2019 - Sharon Jacobs
    (ATHENA Leadership Award)
  • 2019 - Jennie Towner
    (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2018 - Dr. Lisa Feulner
    (ATHENA Leadership Award)
    - Brittany Trocher
    (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2017 - Kathy Walsh
    (ATHENA Leadership Award)
     - Paige Boyle
    (ATHENA Young Professional Award)
  • 2016 - Carolyn Evans
  • 2015 - Stephanie Hau
  • 2014 - Dr. Mary Teddy Wray
  • 2013 - Jayne Klein
  • 2012 - Denise Carnaggio
  • 2011 - Tamera Rush
  • 2010 - Lucie Snodgrass
  • 2009 - Content McLaughlin
  • 2008 - Pat Scott
  • 2007 - Karen Green (deceased)
  • 2006 - Sheryl Davis Kohl
  • 2005 - Deborah Smith Williams
  • 2004 - Jane Howe
  • 2003 - Pat Donovan
  • 2002 - Kim Wagner

More Information

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