YWCA selects new Rising Stars

A total of 56 women have been chosen as Rising Star Award recipients by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati.

The Rising Star program was created by the YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement in 2002 as a way to mentor and support career women ages 25 to 40. Recipients become part of a 700-member network with special access to mentoring, networking and educational opportunities.

The group includes:

  • Ahmyah S. Smith, director of recruitment/senior program manager, Public Allies Cincinnati
  • Alina C. Nosal, associate to the vice president of student affairs and public information officer, University of Cincinnati
  • Amanda Troutman, business analyst, Assurex Health
  • Amy Dagilis, designer, Madison Design
  • Anshu Anand, associate attorney, Musillo Unkenholt
  • Ashlee Foltz, chief compliance officer, Cintas
  • Brandie Ryan, store manager, The Kroger Co.
  • Casey Ruschman, foundation manager, Duke Energy
  • Chris Kim Kahn, senior associate, Frost Brown Todd
  • Deirdre Willingham, manager-technical services, Western & Southern Financial Group
  • DeVonna Gatlin, doctoral candidate in chemistry, UC
  • Dominique Francisco, community relations director, Tamaya for Cincinnati
  • Littisha Bates, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, UC
  • Dr. Nicole Avant, assistant professor of pharmacy, UC
  • Ebony Feaster, district operations manager, U.S. Bank
  • Emily Chesnut, senior analyst-electronic medical records, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Esther Claros-Berlioz, graduate student-Discovery Center, Miami University
  • Felicia Beckham, family nurse practitioner, Tri-State Pulmonary Associates
  • Hannah Taphorn, manager-research and database, REDI Cincinnati
  • Jaime Love, program officer, Interact for Health
  • Jamie Simms, community pastor, Crossroads Church
  • Jasmin Sandhu, auditor, Clark Schaefer Hackett
  • Jena Bradley, manager-community engagement, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Jenna Kelly, manager-service improvement and patient experience, UC Health
  • Jennifer Marquino, vice president, head of valuation, Ohio National Financial Services
  • Jennifer Sorensen, technology and operations continuous improvement manager AVP, U.S. Bank
  • Jessica Macleod, senior category manager-money services, Kroger
  • Jessica Robledo Garcia, regional supply network operations leader, Procter & Gamble
  • Jessica Wright, director of employer engagement, Cincinnati Works
  • Jessy Lyons, director-residential domestic violence services, YWCA Greater Cincinnati
  • Jodi Fritsch, director of marketing, Horan
  • Kathleen Tranter, associate attorney, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle
  • Kelly Mills, purchasing manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Kelly Pitcher, attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Kenya Simmons, community engagement consultant-Cincinnati Children’s; co-founder, Sister Girl Dream Big
  • Kiana R. Trabue, executive director-Gen H, The Health Collaborative
  • Kyra Shahid, associate director-Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Xavier University
  • Latisha Williams, CoRE recruiting manager, Kroger
  • Lauren Jones, community engagement specialist, Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Lauren Wells, relationship strategist, PNC
  • Lora Hamilton, senior general ledger accountant, Messer Construction Co.
  • Miranda Millard, development associate, Mortar
  • Morgan Owens, diversity and inclusion consultant/entrepreneur, TriHealth/Self
  • Natalie Lima Hall, human resource generalist, Best Upon Request
  • Neso Shteiwi, licensed financial center manager, Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Securities
  • Paaras H. Parker, head of talent, 84.51°
  • Rachel Niederhausen, product manager, Great American Insurance Co.
  • Regan Schmidt, counsel II, Macy’s
  • Reva Harden, administrative assistant, Cincinnati Children’s
  • Sadie Steller, vice president and manager, Robin Wood Flowers
  • Sarah Vonderbrink Geiger, associate, Keating Muething & Klekamp
  • Shannon Yung, program manager, The Mayerson Foundation
  • Tammi Bedolla, senior underwriter, Chubb North America
  • Teresa Martinez, management supervisor, Northlich
  • Tomica Chitterson, professional clinical counselor, A Sound Mind Counseling
  • Trinitii D. Brewer, contract renewal manager, CVS Health/Omnicare

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