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‘Influential Women of Virginia’ for 2010 named

Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2010 of “Influential Women of Virginia.”

This awards program, started last year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large.

The honorees will be celebrated at a gala luncheon on May 20 at the Omni Richmond Hotel in downtown Richmond. The “Influential Woman of the Year,” to be voted on by the 2010 honorees themselves, will be announced at this luncheon.

Each honoree is also profiled in a special publication that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in early May.

The 2010 honorees are:

The Hon. Leslie M. Alden, Fairfax Circuit Court, Fairfax
Dr. Rita L. Bishop, Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke
Kristina Bouweiri, Reston Limousine & Travel Service Inc., Dulles
Michelle Clayton, MD, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk
Deborah Mancoll Casey, Vandeventer Black LLP, Norfolk
Victoria Huber Cochran, Dep’t of Behavioral Health & Dev. Servs., Richmond
Cressondra B. Conyers, Williamsburg Commonwealth’s Atty’s Office, Williamsburg
Judy Curry, Curry’s Auto Service, Sterling
Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk
Sara Dunnigan, Greater Richmond Partnership, Richmond
Sandra Giannone Ezell, Bowman and Brooke LLP, Richmond
Karen Fagelson, Reed Smith LLP, Falls Church
Anne Frazier, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, Martinsville
Erin R. Freeman, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond
Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, CG2 Consulting, Richmond
Stephanie E. Grana, Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford, Grana & Buckner PC, Richmond
Laura Gerringer Gross, Kaufman & Canoles PC, Norfolk
Leslie A.T. Haley, Virginia State Bar, Richmond
Phoebe P. Hall, Hall & Hall, Midlothian
Susan Massie Hicks, The Susan Hicks Group, Fairfax
Kathleen J.L. Holmes, Williams Mullen, McLean
Julie M. Jacobs, AOL Inc., Dulles
The Hon. Birdie H. Jamison, Richmond General District Court, Richmond
Sheila Dodd Jones, Dodd’s Farm Supply LLC, Charlotte Court House
Jean Kellogg, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas
Dr. Cynthia Keppel, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, Hampton
Gail L. Letts, SunTrust Bank, Richmond
Kimberly Magee, Hunton & Williams, Richmond
Susan Cabell Mains, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville
Tonya Mallory, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., Richmond
Mary C. Malone, Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle PC, Richmond
Jamie Baskerville Martin, McCandlish Holton PC, Richmond
Blythe J. McGarvie, LIF Group, Williamsburg
Misti Mukherjee, Jackson Lewis LLP, Reston
Lisa P. O’Donnell, Bertini, O’Donnell & Hammer PC, Norfolk
Carrie Hallberg O’Malley, Hirschler Fleischer, Fredericksburg
Lawrie S. Parker, Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, Warrenton
Melissa Peacor, Prince William County, Woodbridge
The Hon. Cleo E. Powell, Virginia Court of Appeals, Richmond
Pamela Coe Reynolds, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board, Richmond
Karen S. Rheuban, MD, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville
Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS, Port Warwick Dental Arts, Newport News
Danielle O. Saunders, Accelligence LLC, Vienna
Patricia M. Selig, RN, PhD, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond
The Hon. Ann Hunter Simpson (ret.), Juridical Solutions, Fredericksburg
Terrie L. Suit, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, Richmond
Lori D. Thompson, LeClairRyan, Roanoke
Allison P. Weinstein, Weinstein Properties, Glen Allen
Linda Whitley-Taylor, AMERIGROUP Corp., Virginia Beach
Dorothy Leach Wood, J D & W Inc., Virginia Beach


  1. stuart/deirdre arnowitz

    we are very proud of our friend Patricia Selig and this is a well deserved honor!

  2. Kelli Poindexter

    Congratulations to Birdie Jamison from the Poindexters. You are most certainly an outstanding woman!!! What a wonderful honor and distinction.

  3. Barbara Moore-Scruggs

    Congratulations to my Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sisters, Honorable Birdie Jamison and the Honorable Cleo Powell, my Line Sister. I am so proud of you ladies!!

  4. Cheryl Al-Mateen

    Congratulations to Birdie Jamison from the Al-Mateens. Outstanding!

  5. Congratulations Birdie Jamison on your distinguished honor that is much deserving! May God continue to bless you and your family…

  6. Congratulations Misti!! Very proud of you and you deserve it!

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