Raving About Women Awards

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Award Recipients

2023 Woman of the Year: Rosario Campos 

2023 Up and Coming Woman of the Year: Yewande Oladeinde

2023 SheLEADS Student of the Year: Olivia Yeatman

2023 Organization of the Year: Heartly House

2022 Woman of the Year: Dr. Inga James

2022 Up and Coming Woman of the Year: Jaime McKay

2022 Organization of the Year: Mental Health Association

2020 Woman of the Year: Shari Scher

2020 Up and Coming Woman of the Year: Tawanda Bailey

2020 Organization of the Year: Frederick County League of Women Voters

2019 Organization of the Year - Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

2019 Woman of the Year - Serina Roy

2018 Woman of Excellence - Cynthia Terl

2018 Outstanding Student Leadership - Katelyn McMorrow

2018 Unsung Hero - Maura Page

2017 Woman of Excellence -MaryLynn Hinde, Director of Operations, SHIP of Frederick County

2017 Woman of Excellence - Mary Ellen Mitchel, Director of Community Relations, Interfaith Housing Alliance

2017 Student Leadership - Valery Kate Perez, Urbana High School

2017 Unsung Hero - Paula Del Valle‐Torres, Hood College

2016 Woman of Excellence - Elizabeth Chung, Executive Director of the Asian American Center of Frederick

2016 Unsung Hero, Valerie Dougherty FCCFW Treasurer

2016 Outstanding Student Leadership, Gabriella Farrell, Frederick High School

2015 Woman of Excellence - Lisa Ausherman, Co‐Founder and Chair of the Ausherman Family Foundation

2015 Outstanding Student Leadership - Tyla Massey, Frederick Community College

2015 Unsung Hero - Viv Wayne, FCCW Volunteer and Founder and CEO of 4Ever Bloom

2014 Woman of Excellence - Yvonne Reinsch, Community Leader and Volunteer

2014 Woman of Excellence - Angela Spencer, Chair of the Frederick County Human Relations Commission

2014 Outstanding Student Leadership -Gabriela Roque, Frederick Community College Student

2014 Unsung Hero - Teresa Smith, FCCFW Volunteer and Fort Detrick Employee

2013 Woman of Excellence  - Patti Hurwitz, Founder of Frederick Memorial Hospital Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund

2013 Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Vanessa Perez, Oakdale High School Student

2012 Woman of Excellence - Karlys Kline, Founder of the Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County

2012 Outstanding Student Leadership - Chloe Scott, Frederick High School Student

2011 Woman of Excellence - Margaret Nusbaum, Director of Frederick County Citizen Services

2011 Outstanding Student Leadership - Kaitlin Morgan, Linganore High School Student

2010 Woman of Excellence - Dr. Bonita Portier, Founder of Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center

2009 Woman of Excellence - Jan Gardner, Former President of the Board of Commissioners, 2006‐2010

2008 Woman of Excellence - Sandra West, Founder of FCCFW

2008 Woman of Excellence - Gail Pate, Founder and First President of FCCFW

2007 Woman of Excellence - Debbie Thompson Brown, World Record Holder & Tokyo U.S Olympic Team Member

2007 Woman of Excellence - Tammy Davis Thompson, Frederick Athlete and World Record Holder

2007 Woman of Excellence - Carol Smith Wilcom, Frederick’s First Female Athletic Director

2006 Woman of Excellence - Dixie Miller, Former Board of Trustees and Founder of FCCFW

2006 Emma Josephine Smith Award - Darlene Aulls

2005 Woman of Excellence - Dr. Patricia Stanley, Former FCC President

2005 Woman of Excellence - Linda Burgee, Former Superintendent of FCPS