Contra Costa County Commission for Women

Improving the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa Count

Contra Costa County Commission for Women

Improving the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa Count

Contra Costa County Commission for Women

Improving the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa Count

Contra Costa County Commission for Women

Improving the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa Count

Women's Hall of Fame - Previous Honorees

Women Contributing to the Arts
Sheri Stockdale - 2012
Claudia Namir – 2010
Diane Kamrin – 2008
Diane Schinner – 2006
Anandha Ray – 2004
Sally Joan Baker – 2003
Theodora Atkinson – 2002
Angene Feves – 2001
Rhoda Klitsner – 2000
Estera Roseman and Kathryn Nelson – 1999
Irene Hernandez-Haggerty – 1998


Women Improving Health Care
Cindy Gershen - 2012
Heather Estes – 2008
Roseanne Lazio – 2006
Jane Garcia – 2004
Grace Caliendo – 2003
Pauline Valez, MD – 2002
Bessanderson McNeil and Edith Loewenstein, MD (deceased) – 2001
Doris Copperman – 2000
Maria Lemus – 1999
Betty Wilgus – 1998

Women Working for Justice
Rhonda James - 2012
Cynthia Peterson – 2008
Marybeth Carter and Carol Langford, Esq. – 2004
Holly Eckwall – 2003
Susan Prather – 2002
Maria Ramirez – 2001
Lynn MacMichael – 2000
Judge Ellen Patricia – 1999
Judge Betsy Fitzgerald Rahn – 1998

Women Innovating in Science/Technology
Victoria Acquistapace - 2012
Dr. Nina Dronkers – 2008
Pam Bailes – 2004
Lisa Wood – 2003
Lori Anzini – 2001

Women Creating Community
Rona Renner, RN – 2010
Dr. Laurie Huffman – 2008
Myrtle Braxton-Ellington – 2006
Rita Bharuchki Schank and Cheryl Whitman – 2004
Ginger Marsh and Yvonne St. John-Dutra – 2003
Eva Grace Garcia – 2002
Virginia Jouris – 2001
Annie King-Meredith – 2000
Shirley W. Nelson – 1999
Gwen Watson and Rose Mary Tumbaga – 1998

Women Preserving the Environment
Christina Batt - 2012
Ruth Bancroft – 2010
Joni Lynn Grisham – 2008
Sharon Fuller – 2006
Toris Jaeger – 2004
Judy Adler – 2003
Lisa Owens-Viani – 2002
Jean Siri – 2001
Paulette Lagana – 2000
Lucretia Edwards – 1999
Mary Leo Bowerman, PhD – 1998

Women Demonstrating Leadership
Ellen Osmundson - 2012
Nancy Parent – 2010
Dr. Janiece Nolan – 2008
Margie Mejia and Ellen Tauscher – 2006
Barbara Carpenter and Nina Goldman – 2004
Frances Greene – 2003
Laura Hoffmeister – 2002
Donna Ray Powers – 2001
Sara Hoffman – 2000
Donna Gerber – 1999
Carolyn Robinson – 1998

Young Women Creating Community
Mayra Padilla - 2012
Shauna Yandell - 2004