2005 "50 Women Who Make a Difference"

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Donna Abney, Executive Vice President, Methodist Healthcare
Marne Anderson, General Manager of Wholesale Wine & Liquor Co., Victor Robilio Company
Sonya Barham, Travel Agency Co-Owner & Executive, A & I Travel Service, Inc.
Tracy Quick Bradford, Agent/Broker Clay & Land Insurance
Sandra H. Burke, President & CEO, Girls Incorporated of Memphis
Kim Campbell, Intervention Services Director, Memphis Child Advocacy Center
Laura Leigh Clark, Exercise Specialist, Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown
Dr. Barbara Davis, Educator, University of Memphis and Co-founder, S.T.A.R.R.S. Breast Cancer Support Group
Brenda Evans, Family Nurse Practitioner, HOPE Health Center
Denise Fabian, President, Maternal League of Memphis
Kaywin Feldman, Museum Director, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Lynn Gayden, M.D., Head of Radiology, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Dee Griffin, Television News Anchor/reporter, Clear Channel Television, Memphis/Eyewitness News
Dotty Summerfield Giusti, Owner, Summerfield Associates
Diane M. Hampton, Festival Executive - Executive Vice President, Memphis in May International Festival
LaShawn Hampton, Marketing Consultant, The Parks Group
Nancy Hardt, M.D., Director, Institute for Women's Health, UT College of Medicine
Lula Hayden, In-flight Services Administrative Associate/ ASSIST Team Member -Family Escort, Northwest Airlines
Donna Herrin, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, Methodist Healthcare
Karin Hill, Theatre for Youth Director, Playhouse on the Square
Amy Howell, Partner Howell McQuain Strategies
Linda K. Jones, Educator, Faith Heritage Community Outreach
Kathryn L.  (Kathy) King, R.N., Registered Nurse, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UT Medical Group, Inc.
Debra Kirkwood, Social Worker/Director of Older Children Adoptions, Mid-South Christian Services
Courtney Liebenrood, Director of Public Relations, Baptist Memorial Health Care
Dr. Diane Long, Ob-Gyn Physician, Ruch Clinic
Jean L. Martin, Community Volunteer
Gwendolyn D. McClain, Marketing & P R Coordinator, Saint Francis Hospital
Yvonne McCrary, Assistant to CEO (Retirement Pending), Methodist Healthcare
Carlee McCullough, Contract Officer, City of Memphis
Laurie Monypeny, Volunteer, Le Bonheur Club
Dr. Vivian Gunn Morris, Assistant Dean, The University of Memphis, College of Education
Lee Morriss-Mueller, Executive Director/CEO, Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South
Espi Ralston, Director of Latino Health Programs Chiidren's Foundation Research Center of Memphis
Dr. Patricia Person Ray, Upper School Head,
St. Mary’s Episcopal School;
Carol Ann Robertson, Community Activist & Philanthropist
Sharen D. Rooks, President, All About Kids Tutorial
Sherry Roper, Past Principal, Chimneyrock Elementary School; New principal for Bailey Station Elementary School
Renate H. Rosenthal, Ph.D., Licensed clinical psychologist, UT Medical Group, Inc.; Professor and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, UT Health Science Center UT Medical Group, Inc. & UT Health Science Center
Nikki R. Schroeder, Graphic Designer/Entreprenuer/Artist, Graffiti Graphics, Inc. & Jabberblabber, Inc.
Teresa Schwartz, Principal, Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Ruthann Shelton, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Day Services of Memphis
PJ Smoot, President, The Point of Contact
Linda Stallion, Senior Trace Rep., FedEx
Joyce Teague, Executive Director, Concord Academy
Martha Tipton, Principal, Bruce Elementary School
Juanita Trusty, Director of Human Resource, Pfizer
Peggy Ingram Veeser, Director of University of Tennessee Health Services University of Tennessee, Memphis
Candi Wood, Program Coordinator, Agape Child & Family Services, Inc.
Jacqueline Woodard-Williams, Teacher, Shrine School
Jin Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, University of Memphis Founder/Editor, Memphis Chinese Times
Heidi Verbeek, Executive Director, Shelby County Crime Victims Center

Memphis Woman Magazine is now accepting nominations for women to highlight in the 2005 “50 Women Who Make a Difference” feature in the June/July 2006 issue. Nomination deadline is  Wednesday, March 16, 2006.


  • Candidates must be a woman of influence in business, government or not-for-profit in the Memphis metropolitan area.
  • Candidates must live in the Memphis or Mid-South area.
  • Candidates must be endorsed by a local business, government office, or a not-for-profit organization.
  • Candidates must have made a notable impact on their business or industry.
  • Candidates must be willing to accept the nomination for this honor by supplying the magazine with profile information, scheduling a photograph with our photographer, and attending the recognition dinner in her honor.

Whether it is you or someone you know that would make a great nominee - we are asking for your help in identifying these women of influence within our community that deserve recognition in this special issue of Memphis Woman. If you have nominated someone in the past that has not been recognized, please consider nominating her again this year.

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