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‘Influential Women of Virginia’ for 2015 named

IW 2014Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2015 of “Influential Women of Virginia.”

This awards program, now in its seventh 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 2015 honorees are:

Nancy Howell Agee, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke

Nupur S. Bal, Batzli Stiles Butler PC, Richmond

Kelly Bellas, The Corporate Huddle, McLean

Sandra Canada, Canada & Associates, Virginia Beach

Lindsey Carney, Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, Newport News

Andrea Copeland-Whitsett, Positive Channels, Charlottesville

Mary Cox, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Kim Lysik Di Santi, Total Strategy, Reston

Maya M. Eckstein, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond

Robin L. Foster, M.D., VCU Medical Center, Richmond

Kathy Korman Frey, The Hot Mommas Project, Washington

Angeline Godwin, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville

Hon. Catherine Hammond, Juridical Solutions PLC, Henrico

Holly Hemphill, National Women’s Law Center, Alexandria

Donna Henry, University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Anne Holton, Virginia Secretary of Education, Richmond

Ann Jennings, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Richmond

Phyllis Katz, Sands Anderson, Richmond

Marguerete Luter, The Process Pro LLC, Arlington

Mardane McLemore, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach

Cheryl McLeskey, McLeskey & Associates LLC, Virginia Beach

Nora Miller, Mecklenburg County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Hon. Stacey Moreau, Pittsylvania County Circuit Court

Mary Morgan, Cooper, Spong & Davis PC, Portsmouth

Kathy O’Connell, M.D., Peninsula Women’s Care, Newport News

Renae Patrick, Blue Ridge Legal Services Inc., Winchester

Courtney Paulk, Hirschler Fleischer, Richmond

Nancy Osmond Popovich, The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., Reston

Patricia Roberts, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg

Donna Miller Rostant, Jones & Rostant PC, Fairfax

Annie Sandler, Annie Sandler Ltd., Virginia Beach

Rachael Sanford, Clement Wheatley, Danville

Patricia Scales, Cumberland County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Nicole Stuart, Top Guard Security Inc., Hampton

Sharon Stuart, Stuart Law Firm LLC, Richmond

Vaishali Udupa, Hewlett-Packard, Herndon

Nina Un, Care to Lunch, Falls Church

Dory Wilgus, U.S. Flag and Signal, Portsmouth

Susan Wirt, Wirt & Associates LLC, Catawba

Cabell Youell, Saint Francis Service Dogs, Roanoke

The honorees will be celebrated at a dinner and ceremony on May 7 at the Short Pump Hilton in suburban Richmond. The “Influential Woman of the Year” for 2015, to be voted on by the members of the Class of 2015 themselves, will be announced at this event.

Each honoree also will be profiled in a special publication that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly on May 11.

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