Women Making a Difference

For the past ten years, Women in Business has been proud to recognize those women in central Pennsylvania whose intelligence, drive, determination and dedication have led to business success and community in­volvement through our Women Making a Difference recognition program.

The 42 women showcased this year were selected from the many nominations sent in by local business executives, commu­nity leaders and you, our loyal readers. The nominations were submitted to the St. Francis University Business Development Center for the final selection of candidates. The selection committee based its final selections on nominees who have made a positive impact on the Central Pennsylva­nia business community by consistently moving their business forward, adapting to major changes in their personal and professional life and giving back to the community through volunteering or men­toring.

Women in Business would like to thank the selection committee at St. Francis Uni­versity for once again lending their exper­tise to the process of selecting the talented women to be featured. Their dedication in identifying these exceptional honorees is greatly appreciated.

During these difficult times, it is impor­tant to remember that our lives are filled with exceptional people who are truly making a difference in the work place and their communities. We salute these dedi­cated women, and the many, many more, who day in and day out strive to improve not only the institutions and businesses for which they work, but the communities in which they live. They truly are Making a Difference!

2021 SELECTION COMMITTEE

EDITOR’S NOTE We wish to acknowledge the generous support of...

Tracy Ewing

Chief Nursing Officer Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Nittany Valley...

Karen Welsh, R.A., AIA

President UpStreet Architects Architect Karen Welsh is a founding principal...

Colleen Devorris

Founder/CEO BrandDemon Strategy+Design Colleen Devorris is the founder and CEO...

Cynthia K. Pasquinelli, B.S., M.P.A.

CEO Strawberry Fields Incorporated Working at SFI has been more...

Carol Harris

President/CEO Carol Harris Staffing, LLC Carol Harris has served as...

Heather J. Smith

CEO Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center Heather J. Smith is currently...

Cathy Griffith

President Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation In 2010, Cathy...

Cristin R. Long

Attorney/Shareholder McQuaide Blasko, Inc. Cristin combines her expertise with a...

Marisa Vicere

President/Founder Jana Marie Foundation As a strong believer in the...

Beth Powell

President New Pig Energy Beth Powell is the president of...

Brandy McAulay

Owner Universal Settlement Services of PA, LLC Universal Settlement Services...

Marianne Albert

Vice-President of Operations Penn Commercial Business/Technical School Marianne Albert attended...

Lauren C. Bryson

Executive Director Focus Central Pennsylvania Lauren is an advocate for...

Robin Weagley

CEO The Meadows Psychiatric Center Robin was named CEO of...

Brittany Baker

President/CEO Wyrope Williamsport Federal Credit Union Brittany Baker is the...

Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle

Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer...

Sara (Sally) Sargent

President The Sargent’s Group, Inc. The Sargent’s Group, Inc. was...

Nargess Kaviani

Founder/CEO Medical Doctors’ Suicide Prevention Services After graduating from medical...

Ginger Kunkel

COO Riverview Financial Corporation/ Riverview Bank Ginger Kunkel is the...

Susan Tomera Angeletti

Senior VP and Director of Corporate Marketing AmeriServ Ms. Angeletti...

Patti Hudson, CPA

Shareholder Wessel & Company Patti Hudson, CPA, is a Shareholder...

Shizuka Buckley

Founder Giv Local As a founder of the organization whose...

Frances Vaughn, SHRM-SCP, CEBS, CPCU

Frances “Fran” Vaughn has served as Chief Human Resources Officer...

Lisa Defibaugh, NHA, MS HHSA, CMP

Executive Director Homewood at Martinsburg Lisa Defibaugh, NHA, MS HHSA,...

Kelly Blake

Market CEO Select Specialty Hospitals Johnstown and Laurel Highlands Kelly...

Carol Foltz

Realtor Coldwell Banker Developac Realty Carol Foltz is a leader...

Dana Crisp

Realtor Coldwell Banker Developac Realty Dana Crisp grew up in...

Karen Young

President, CEO Jersey Shore State Bank Karen Young has 36...

Molly Kunkel

Executive Director Centre Foundation Molly Kunkel joined Centre Foundation in...

Brandie Patterson

Senior Vice President Global Software Applications Brandie Patterson is the...

Debra Dellaposta

President Doing Better Business, Inc. Debra Dellaposta is President and...

Nichole Mendinsky

Registered Landscape Architect Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. Nichole Mendinsky...

Megan Marsh

Co-Founder Keystone Alliance Mortgage Megan Marsh is the co-founder of...

Amy B. Seltzer

Founder & Managing Member Seltzer Financial Strategies Amy founded Seltzer...

Patricia Savage

President/CEO Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Patricia Savage serves as the...

Maggie Weitzel

Senior Environmental Scientist Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Inc Maggie Weitzel,...

April Detar

Founder Dentistry by April Detar With over 20 years of...

Jennifer Christman

President My Advisor/Three Wire Systems As President of the MyAdvisor...

Julieanne E. Steinbacher, Esq., CELA*

Founding Shareholder Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak Julieanne E. Steinbacher, Esq.,...

Monica Gould, MBA, CMC

President Strategic Consulting Partners Monica Gould, MBA, CMC, is the...

Jane Grebenc

Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer – First Commonwealth Financial...

Sandra Dunkel

Owner CareAtHome Sandra is the owner of CareAtHome, a licensed...