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Woman of Leadership Award

2013 Woman of Leadership Awards
We proudly celebrate the legacy of Girl Scouting by honoring seven extraordinary women during our 11th Annual Woman of Leadership Awards Reception.
 
Established in 2002 to recognize women leaders in the greater Dayton region, the Woman of Leadership Awards is an annual fundraising event honoring women leaders who are positive role models for girls through their outstanding professional, philanthropic or civic contribution to the community. Recipients demonstrate strong initiative on issues relating to women and girls through their dedication of service and leadership in our community.
 
In 2012, a Girl Scout alumnae category was added in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Sixteen Girl Scout alumnae who exemplified the leadership, diversity and spirit of the Girl Scout movement were recognized.
 
Congratulations again to our 2013 Woman of Leadership Honorees.
 
 
 
Woman of Leadership 2013 Honorees
 
Jeanne Porter
Jeanne Porter is a proponent of Women helping Women! Through Women in Business Networking (WiBN), Jeanne applies her creative energy and natural tendency to be able to create meaningful connections. The intention of Women in Business Networking is to provide an interactive venue where women will leave each event excited about an idea or connection; and most importantly to enable women to take the next step needed to empower their business life or career and the personal growth within. WiBN hosts more than 90 events annually and offers 11 different forums for networking opportunities that include an Entrepreneur Group and Leadership Mentor Program, Lunch N Learns, Hot Topic Koffee Talks, Winstitue Leadership Workshops, Master Minds and After 5. An annual conference that reaches nearly 300 women is also organized by WiBN. Jeanne’s career experience includes public relations, volunteer management, real estate and an upscale furniture consignment store. In 1996 and 2008, she developed and served as Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in Greene and Warren Counties. In 2010, Jeanne was named a YWCA Woman of Influence and in 2013, she received The Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award. Her passion is program development.  Jeanne and her husband Mike have been married 48 years, live in Kettering and they have five children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jeanne enjoys travelling and interior decorating.
 
Karrie Stock
Karrie Stock has been with KeyBank as an executive assistant since May 2004, and is responsible for support of both the Cincinnati Market President and the Leadership Team Southwest Ohio. Karrie is also the contributions coordinator for the district and is tasked with distributing funding in southwest Ohio to organizations that support Key’s strategic focus of workforce development, financial literacy and diversity. She manages and distributes funding to worthwhile organizations and agencies, which without this partnership, would not be able to provide activities like financial literacy in low income communities. Karrie is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati Chamber’s WE Lead Program, currently serves on the board of the Human Race Theatre Company and is Treasurer of the Strivers Parent Association. Karrie has also served on the boards of Hospice Dayton, Executive Women International, the Huesman Heart Foundation and Muse Machine. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Karrie is a longtime supporter of the arts and is the mother of a gifted young performer at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. She lives in Dayton’s Patterson Park Neighborhood with her son, Philip and dog, Lily.
 
 
Woman of Leadership 2013 Alumnae Honorees
 

Shelly Duckworth
Shelly Duckworth, M.S.N., R.N., has been a nurse since 2002, specializing in Neuroscience and Intensive Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wright State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. Shelly transitioned to Informatics Nursing in 2011 and is a member of American Nursing Informatics Association. Shelly has distinguished herself professionally in her administrative role as an Informatics Nurse and System Administrator of Vocera communication devices at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center.  She coordinates all nursing training for the devices, as well as implementing new devices where needed. The deployment of this system would not have been as successful without her vital role and diligence. It is her attention to detail and the heart and soul she places into whatever she does that makes her a woman of character and a great employee. Shelly is also active in the community where she serves her church in many capacities  including the First Aid/Health and Wellness Ministry, N2Praise Dance and Drama Ministry, and the Youth and Young Adult Ministry. In addition, Shelly volunteers at Breast Cancer Support Groups and has presented on such topics as Stroke Awareness and Stress Reduction. Shelly dedicates herself to having a positive, cheerful attitude and teaches her children the values she illustrates through her work and community service. Shelly is happily married to her husband, Derrick and they have five beautiful children, Jazzmyne, Darika, Naiya, Malia and Derrick (DJ).
 
Jolene Hoggatt
Jolene Hoggatt began her Girl Scout volunteer career as most women do—her daughter’s troop was in need of a leader, which she became in 1982. At this time, Jolene was employed  full time as a deputy clerk for the Clinton County Municipal Court. Through much training with Girl Scouts, Jolene began to understand that Girl Scouting didn’t just encourage girls, but provided adults a chance to improve themselves as well. Jolene became the service unit chair and continues to provide girls in her multi-age level troop and in the service unit a wide variety of Girl Scout opportunities. A First Class Girl Scout herself, Jolene’s passion for Girl Scouting really shines through her participation in everything she does from leading workshops for new or experienced leaders on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and recruiting and organizing troops in the service unit, to facilitating high and low ropes course facilitator training. Jolene is fearless. At a training, she was the only one of the group who volunteered to climb “The Pamper Pole” a 40-foot pole, which required her to jump off, trusting that her team would help guide her easily to the ground with the assistance of ropes and harnesses.  Since retiring from her career after 35 years, Jolene volunteers at Clinton Memorial  Hospital and serves as a presiding judge for the primary election in May and the general election in November. She leads by example, at the Wilmington Church of Christ, where she was instrumental in planning the Christmas choir program. In May, Jolene received the Girl Scout Honor Pin Award.
 
Anna Jones Monnett
Anna Monnett, M.S.,R.N., is the associate director, patient care services and serves as the facility’s chief nurse executive. Appointed in 1983, she has spent her entire VA career at the Dayton facility, where she first served as a newly licensed staff nurse after earning her BSN at Wright State University. Anna interacts with all levels of staff in the VAMC and embraces and fosters a diverse and inclusive workforce. Working with local affiliates, Anna started the “Grow Your Own Program” for nursing recruitment and retention, and is known for mentoring staff to pursue personal and professional development. Anna represents Veterans Integrated Service Network 10 on the National Nurse Executive Council, chairs the Regional Nurse Professional Standards Board and is a member of the National SimLearn Steering Committee. She completed the Executive Development Program at the Federal Leadership Institute, the Health Care Leadership Institute, and is an alumna of Leadership VA, class of 2006. Active in the local community, Anna serves on the Academic and Strategic Planning Board at the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health, and is an Advisory Board Member for the Department of Nursing at Miami University. Additionally, she is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley. Her professional affiliations included NOVA, AONE, the Ohio Association of Healthcare Quality and the Zeta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, of which she is a charter member. 
 
Morgan D’Andrea Pickerrell
The director of customer service at NewPage Corporation, Morgan oversees a department of 70 employees, who as a team are critical to the success of NewPage through ongoing relationships with customers. Morgan serves as a role model for women within the organization and has empowered many of them by providing opportunities for growth by promoting them into leadership roles.  As much as Morgan is admired for her leadership skills within the organization she has used her influence to help raise awareness and resources for deserving community organizations who meet the needs of those who are less fortunate.  Morgan is a Girl Scout Alumna, spending ten years as an active member of Girl Scouts. Her experiences as a Girl Scout had a profound impact; instilling the deep desire to help others which is the core of Morgan’s values today.  In conjunction with her NewPage team, she has raised thousands of dollars in support of the Kettering Medical Center’s Walk for Women’s Wellness.  Morgan also supports the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, Dayton Battle of the Businesses, St. Vincent DePaul Hotel Gateway Center and Dayton Public School’s book drive, just to name a few. Morgan has a positive impact on the lives of women and families both inside NewPage and in the greater Dayton community. Morgan is a graduate of Ohio State University and University of Dayton Emerging Leader program. Morgan is happily married to her husband Nathan and a devoted mother to their two children, Olivia and Samuel.
 
Jacquelyn M. Shine
Jacquelyn is the owner and operator of Learning Express Plus, a child care and educational center and V-JAP Fashions, a women’s boutique. A native Daytonian, upon graduation from Dayton Public Schools, Jacquelyn went on the receive her BS Degree in Management/Human Relations from Park University, in Parkville, Missouri and earned her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Jacquelyn is a dedicated community leader and entrepreneur who serves her community as a volunteer mentor at the Family First Enrichment Center. There she helps young girls build self-esteem, improve self-confidence, develop potential and achieve success in school and their communities. Jacquelyn also contributes, coordinates and participates in the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and coordinates a feeding program and clothing give-a-ways for homeless women and children. Jacquelyn is an accomplished business woman with a concerned and giving spirit. As president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Dayton Alumni Chapter, she leads her chapter to engage in cultural, educational and service activities in the community. She initiated the program “Dance With My Father” which emphasizes bringing girls and their fathers together in both a social and educational setting.  Jacquelyn has been recognized as “Sisters in Christ Business Woman of the Year,” “VFW Post 108 Volunteer of the Year,” and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., “Soror of the Quarter.”  Jacquelyn is a dedicated, active member of the Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Jacquelyn’s philosophy as an educator is to instill a love of learning in her students as she shares her own passion for learning with them.
 
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Donations from the Woman of Leadership Awards Reception support Girl Scouts of Western Ohio program activities to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.