Michigan Chronicle announces 2015 Women of Excellence Honorees

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The Michigan Chronicle, the region’s oldest, most respected African American newspapers, recently announced its 2015 Women of Excellence Honorees.  Now in its 8th year, the induction ceremony for this year’s Women of Excellence will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel.

This year’s Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence honorees include:
Linda Joyce Alexander, Chief Clinical Officer, Total Health Care
Patricia Lynne Alexander, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Comerica Bank
Genelle M. Allen, Assistant County Executive, Wayne County
Tonya Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Skillman Foundation
Earlene Baggett-Hayes, Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator/Trainer, The Law & Mediation Center, PLLC
Edna Bell, CEO & President, Travelers Aid Society of Metropolitan Detroit
Denise Boone Bennett, Vice President, Consumer Market Manager, Bank of America
Frances D. Blanks, President, Insurance Services of Michigan
Dr. Maria L. Bobo, Nursing Practice Director, Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Brenda Joyce Carter, Vice President, Pontiac School District
Dr. Christina Clark, Family Medicine, Alsan Medical Clinic
Carrie J. Clark, Director, IT & Project Management Office, Henry Ford Health Systems
Nadine Cook, Community Relations Consultant, St. John Providence Health
Michelle Crockett, Principal and Director of Professional Development, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Gwendolyn A. de Jongh, Chief Human Resources & Labor Relations Officer, Detroit Public Schools
LaNesha DeBardelaben, Vice President of Assessment & Community Engagement, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Dr. Shawny DeBerry, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Wayne County Department of Public Service
Mawine Diggs, Campus President/ Chief Academic Officer, Wayne County Community College District, Eastern Campus
Judge Vonda Evans, Wayne County Third Circuit Court
Judge Wanda Evans, 36th District Court of Michigan
Sherrie Farrell, Office Managing Member, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Renée Fluker, Founder & President, Midnight Golf
The Honorable Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, State Representative, Michigan Legislature
Carol Gist, First Black Miss USA/Fitness Trainer, Royal Physique Fitness
Donna Givens, President, Youth Development Commission
Deputy Chief U. Renee’ Hall, Deputy Chief, Detroit Police Department
LaDonna Holley, SVP of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
Dr. Sabrina Jackson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sabrina Jackson Enterprises
Dr. Deborah K. Jenkins, Principal, Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School – DPS
LaTrice Jordan, VP, Marketing and Development, Matrix Human Services
The Honorable Sylvia Jordan, Council President, City of Southfield
Deidre Lambert-Bounds, Chief Operating Officer, Ignite Social Media
Lyn E. Lewis, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer and President, Lyn Lewis & Associates, Inc.
Lisa Lunsford, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Global Strategic Supply Solutions (GS3)
Shirley Mann Gray, Administrative Director, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Dr. Carmen McIntyre, Chief Medical Officer, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
Dannis Mitchell, Diversity Manager, Barton Malow
Jessica Care Moore, Poet and Producer, Moore Black Press
Dr. Cheryl C. Munday, Associate Professor/Director of Psychology Clinic, University of Detroit-Mercy
Pamela Parrish, Chief Legal Counsel, Transactional & Economic Development, City of Detroit
Janet Patterson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pathways to Self Determination
Dr. Peggy Richardson, Medical Director, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Charisse Ross, Director of Human Resources and Operations, Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, Chief Executive Officer, Elan Anti-Aging & Longevity
Ayanna Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Detroit Jazz Festival
Donna Stallings, Director of Community Development & Governmental Affairs, Walker-Miller Energy Services
Patricia Stewart, President and Founder, Brooke Personal Development Center & Parent Network
Robin R. Terry, Chairman – Board of Trustees, Motown Historical Museum
Cynthia Thomas, Executive Director, General Retirement System, Police & Fire Retirement System, City of Detroit
Vickie Thomas, City Beat Reporter, CBS Radio/WWJ 950
Camille Walker Banks, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses/Wayne State University Office of Economic Development
Felicia Wasson, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
Ayanna C. Weber, Director of Human Resources Operations, Detroit Medical Center
Deneen Whitaker, Assistant Director, UAW-Ford Benefits Department
Jacqueline Wilson, First Lady and Director of The HIGH Program, Wayne State University
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