2016 Nominees

Women Who Make Southwest Florida

The following women were nominated for 2016 MAKERS for leaving a special, lasting impact on the people, environment, economy and/or culture of Southwest Florida:

Jennifer Benton, Executive Director, Abuse, Counseling, Treatment Center (A.C.T.)
Wilma Boyd, President & CEO, Preferred Travel Naples
Kristen Coury, Founder/Producing Artistic Director, Gulfshore Playhouse
Samantha Castellano Dzembo, Founder/President, Wobbly Feet Foundation
Susan “Sue” Dalton, Board Member, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Amy Emme, Coach, Goodwill’s Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute
Rochelle Graham, Founder, Alikay Naturals
Teri Hansen, President/Creative Director, Priority Marketing
Madelyn Isaacs, Ph.D., Professor/Chair, Department of Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University
Pamela Jones-Martin, Director, Friends of Lovers Key State Park (FOLKS)
Sister Maureen Kellelher, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Service of Collier County
Kathryn Kelly, President and CEO, The Heights Foundation
Trish Leonard, President of TLC Marketing/President, Bonita Wonder Gardens
Leoma Lovegrove, Artist, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens
Denise McNulty, Director, Nursing Program, Ave Maria University
Jennifer Nelson, Senior Director of Sustainable Operations, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Steffanie Pearce, Founder/Artistic Director, Gulfshore Opera
Judie Piccola, Founder, S.P.A.Y.-L.E.E., Lee County Pet Rescue
Ricky Pires, Director, FGCU Panther Posse/ Wings of Hope, Florida Gulf Coast University
Lori Riti, Principal, De LaSalle Academy of Fort Myers
Myra Roberts, Artist/Social Activist
Maria Loffredo Roca, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University
Linda Taylor, Founder, Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
Sally Thimm, Case Manager, Professional Case Management of SWFL
June Tomaso-Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Alice White, Founder/Chair, People for Trees
Elizabeth Wills, Special Education Teacher, Collier County Schools
Kathy Worley, Director of Environmental Science & Biologist, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Lisa Zeller, Music Teacher, Royal Palm Academy