Company: Woodbourne Center
Location: Gwynn Oak, MD, United States
Location: Elizabethtown, VA United States
ELIZABETHTOWN, VA, February 1, 2017, Debra J. Justin, a Retired Naval Intelligence Officer, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide for dedication, achievement and leadership throughout her military service.
As a woman in today’s world, Debra feels that being in the Navy taught her to be serious and work quickly which has contributed to her success. The advice she can give to the younger women is to do your best and stay positive.
Company: State of New Hampshire
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth, NH, June 10, 2016, Martha Fuller Clark, New Hampshire State Senator, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in government and politics.
As an advocate for local movements, involved in coastal issues and fishery, Sen. Fuller Clark is proud to represent her constituents in New Hampshire. In addition to her position, she sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Internal Affairs Committee. She has represented the 21st District of New Hampshire since 2012, and previously represented the 24th District from 2004 to 2010. From 1990 to 2002, Sen. Fuller Clark was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, which is the largest House of Representatives in the country. Continue reading
Company: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Location: Nevada City, CA
Nevada City, CA, May 20, 2016, Jeanne Pincha-Tulley, Retired Forest Fire Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in fire protection.
There are only a handful of people in the United States designated to control the containment of Type 1 forest fires, those forest fires are categorized as the largest and most devastating. Prior to retiring, she was involved with forest and wild protection services for nearly 40 years. She received the Type 1 Incident Commander title in 2005, as well as a master’s certificate in leadership. Her expertise in managing incidents, directing the protection of 1.6 million acres of land, supervising fire suppression, hazard reduction and prescribed fires, and overseeing aviation and national response has served and benefited various regions across the country. Continue reading
Company: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Location: Shepparton, VIC, Australia
Shepparton, VIC, Australia, May 4, 2016, Lynne Gration, Meeting Teacher at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education and government services.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years, Ms. Gration is a committed member of the education system working toward creating a better learning environment for students. Specializing in managing students and their educators in the fifth and sixth grades, she is responsible for aligning policies and curriculum for the school, camps and gifted children programs. She has occupied her current role for 17 years, and focuses on mathematics education and teacher development. Continue reading
Company: United States Congress
Location: Washington, CA
Washington, CA, April 7, 2016, Diane E. Watson, Retired Representative of the United States Congress, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in government work.
Dr. Watson has served the public for more than 36 years. She spent 25 years as an elected official and served 20 years in the California State Senate. Afterwards, President Bill Clinton appointed her as an ambassador. Dr. Watson retired from her political career on December 31, 2010. She represented the constituents in the 33rd congressional district. She focused on implementing policies and procedures on health care, social services, education and housing. Continue reading
Title: Chief Instructor
Company: U.S. Navy
Location: Oceanside, CA United States
Oceanside, California, December 22, 2015, Stephanie Stormo, Chief Instructor at the U.S. Navy, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in military services.
Ms. Stormo is recognized for her more than 20 years of dedicated military service with the U.S. Navy. Her latest accomplishment in her career has been being promoted to chief instructor. She was bestowed this promotion for her ability to reach goals and take full responsibility in any role she has undertaken or been selected for. Working as the only female in her workplace has been a great challenge, but she endeavored to be seen as an equal. Another obstacle she has faced is being a single parent; however, she says her son is also one of her greatest accomplishments and sources of strength.
Perry, Georgia, December 14, 2015, Tamara Scheffler, Owner of Georgia’s Country Girl and Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in agricultural business and defense services.
Distinguished for more than three decades of military service, Ms. Scheffler recently retired from military service following a lengthy career with the U.S. Air Force. In recent years, she has dedicated her time to Georgia’s Country Girl, her own blossoming business that addresses multiple aspects of the local and regional agricultural industry. As the owner of the company, she is responsible for growing produce and selling it at the farmer’s market, in addition to training horses, raising cattle and goats, and brood raising hatchlings until they are 5 months old. When she isn’t busy managing the farm, Ms. Scheffler also creates specialty cookies for a national client base. These organic, hand-decorated cookies are made to order for any special occasion, ranging from holiday events to children’s theme parties. Continue reading