2020 Women of Distinction Nominees

Banking & Finance

  • Glenda Haines, Eves and Haines Wealth Management
  • Ashlee Lease, Blue Federal Credit Union/United Way
  • Adna Romero, ANB Bank – Loveland
  • Nicole Staudinger, FirstBank

Business & Business Services

  • Dawn Eger, Eger CPA
  • Sarah Fox, Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Ginger Graham, Ginger & Baker; Respite Care
  • Kristi Hess, Bohemian Companies
  • Kerrie Luginbill, Old Town Media, Inc.
  • Kim Medina, Fort Collins Area Chamber
  • Teresa Mueller, Mueller Pye & Associates
  • Dr. Natalie Phillips, Connect4Excellence
  • Amy Tallent, The Tallent Company
  • Tina Todd, SimplyHR
  • Nicole Watkins, Aliquam Financial Services, Inc.
  • Tiffany Whitsitt, Fort Collins Junior League
  • Maggie York, Linden Marketing


  • Cathy Kipp, Amendment 73
  • Jackie Peila-Schuster, Colorado State University
  • Pam Jackson, Colorado State University
  • Katie Wilkinson, CollegeAmerica

Exceptional Volunteer

  • Tricia Canonico, #feedthenocofrontline
  • Farra Lanzer, Madwire
  • Deni LaRue, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins
  • Amanda Miller, United Way of Larimer County – WomenGive
  • Barbara Wasung, Weld Food Bank

Government, Energy & Utilities

  • Brenda Dones, Weld County & Poudre Learning Center Foundation
  • Tara Fotsch, Town of Windsor
  • Ella Gifford-Hawkins, Larimer County Workforce Center
  • SeonAh Kendall, City of Fort Collins
  • Rebekka Kinney, Town of Wellington
  • Cindy Mackin, City of Loveland

Health Care

  • Jane Brewer, Precision Chiropractic
  • Sara Burnett, Sample Supports
  • Jamie Cawthron, Aspen Grove Vet
  • Emily Dawson Petersen, InnovAge
  • Kristen Fahrner, MD, Front Range ENT, PC
  • Barb Hardes, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
  • Diane Jackson, UCHealth
  • Meggan Jorgensen, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy
  • Donna Lankford, UCHealth Medical Group
  • Jennifer McCabe Lentz, Direct Family Care of Northern Colorado
  • Kelly Mortellite, Ability Home Health Care
  • Jaclyn Munson, Fort Collins Family Eye Care
  • Joyce Saffel, Columbine Health Systems
  • Kristie Steinbock, Red Dragon Acupuncture
  • Grace Taylor, University of Colorado Health
  • Mimi Wahlfeldt, The Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins Village

Leading Lady

  • Betsy Craig, MenuTrinfo
  • Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Ison, City of Loveland, Cultural Services
  • Joyce McConnell, Colorado State University
  • Sue Wagner, Bank of Colorado
  • Shirley Watson, Kentwood Real Estate
  • Nancy Whiteman, Wana Brands & Wana Wellness


  • Isabel Yang, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.


  • Claire Bouchard, United Way of Larimer County
  • Susan Butter, Child Advocacy Center (Bullhide 4×4 is her business)
  • Andneliese Clark, Bounce Animal Rescue
  • Kristine Edwards, Attention Homes
  • Kelly Evans, Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Celeste Ewert, Envision
  • Kellie Falbo, Sustainable Living Association
  • Stephanie Gausch, Weld Food Bank
  • Allis Gilbert, McKee Wellness Foundation
  • Beth Heckel, Think Humanity, Inc
  • Allison Hines, United Way of Larimer County
  • Mara Johnson, Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity
  • Lora Lawrence, Employment Services of Weld County
  • Holly LeMasurier, Homeward 2020
  • Jen Parker, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins
  • Lisa Poppaw, Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.
  • Michelle Provaznik, The Gardens on Spring Creek
  • Erica Siemers, UCHealth Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Patti Smith, Living Her Legacy
  • Sabrina Stoker, CASA of Larimer County
  • Morgan Vanek, United Way of Larimer County
  • Melissa Venable, The American Red Cross of Northern Colorado

Outstanding Mentor

  • Andrea Heyman, Front Range Community College
  • Melissa Kellog Lueck, Avanti Creative Group Inc.
  • Holli McElwee, GSI

Real Estate, Construction & Development

  • Amy Cook, Coe Construction
  • Candice Hartley, Lamp Rynearson
  • Melissa Moran, CBRE