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PRESIDENT

Lisa E. Platt

FOUNDER

Linda M. Herold

DIRECTOR 2017

Michele Greenberg

 

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

2016 Molly Stockley

2015 Rachelle Barrett

2014 Marie Lopez Rogers

2013 Michelle R. Dionisio

2012 Elaine Scruggs

2011 Pat Horton

2010 Candace Hunter Wiest

2009 Karen Wellert, CSA

AMBASSADORS 2017

Linda Tingstrom
Sarah Weddle
Gale Henry

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Michele King Bruen

PAST DIRECTORS

Michele Greenberg – 2016

Laura Adams – 2014, 2015

Laurie Castillo – 2013

Phyllis C. Brown – 2012

Linda Cavanaugh – 2011

Kelly Ettenborough – 2010

Sharon Levinson – 2009

Kate Cox – 2008

Victoria Bushnell – 2007

Karen Wellert – 2006

Sharon E. Ravenscroft – 2005

PAST AMBASSADORS

Linda Tingstrom – 2016
Sarah Weddle – 2016
Gale Henry – 2016

Linda Tingstrom – 2015
Ann Van Kerkwyk – 2015
Sarah Weddle – 2015

Julie Carpenter – 2014
Linda Tingstrom – 2014

Jennifer Cameron – 2013
Laura Malamud- 2013
Pamela Prine- 2013

Barbara Kendrick – 2012
Pamela Prine- 2012
Laura Malamud- 2012

Patricia Leupp – 2011
Mayra Ciribassi – 2011
Jeannie Drobina – 2011

Norma Richardson – 2010
Beverly Stokes – 2010
Laurie Castillo – 2010

Elizabeth Hartigan – 2009
Patty Thompson – 2009

Paulette Goldman – 2008
Christine Siler – 2008
Sharon Levinson – 2008

Karen Luu – 2007
Kate Cox – 2007
Amy Lindsey – 2007

Lynn Williams, CSA – 2006
Jennifer Burns – 2006

Emily Fourmy Cutrer – 2005
Victoria L. Bushnell – 2005


Bios


 Michele GMichele Greenberg

Vice President, Regional Deposit Officer

Comerica Wealth Management

2017 Director, West Valley Women

 

Born in Minnesota and raised in Yuma, AZ, Michele Greenberg is responsible for growing the deposit base and developing relationships for the Comerica Wealth Management group in Arizona, specializing in custom financing for wealthy individuals and professionals.  Additionally, she is responsible for meeting the investment, insurance, private banking and financial planning needs for wealthy individuals.
Community involvement is important to Michele.  Ms. Greenberg is currently active in St. Mary’s Food bank, March of Dimes, AWEE and West Valley Women.  Additionally, Michele serves on the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Board and is Chairman of the Membership Value Advisory Committee and a Partner Council Member.  She resides in the NW Valley.

 


linda tingstromLinda Tingstrom

Sew What! Creative Interiors

2017 Ambassador, West Valley Women

I am a farm girl from the Midwest and grew up with 4 sisters.  I spent 23 years with a major airline and worked at O’Hare International Airport and then Sky Harbor International Airport.  I moved to Arizona in 1984 and have one married daughter that lives in Phoenix.  I have 20 successful rewarding years with Sew What! Creative Interiors helping people create beauty in their homes.  A big part of my life is giving back.  I love volunteering with Gabriel’s Angels.  We take pet therapy to abused and at risk children.  I am an avid hiker, line dancer, world traveler, and love my Zumba classes.


Sarah at WVWSarah Weddle
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
2017 Ambassador, West Valley Women

Sarah Weddle began her Mary Kay business in 2010 after being a loyal customer for 15 years!  She is passionate about the purpose behind the Mary Kay product and sharing it with others.

Sarah left a 20 year career in commercial real estate in 2013 to pursue her Mary Kay business full time and assist in the family business.

Sarah is a UCLA graduate with a bachelor’s degree in history. She also holds a teaching credential in elementary education and a culinary arts degree from the famed CIA, or Culinary Institute of America. Sarah is married to Don, the love of her life and has two grown children of whom she is exceptionally proud and will tell anyone who will listen about their amazing accomplishments!  She attends and volunteers her time to Pinnacle Community Church where she is involved in the worship ministry. Traveling to visit her children in California and Georgia drive her to success in her Mary Kay business!


galeGale Henry
Platinum Global
2017 Ambassador, West Valley Women

 

 


mkb-nov13Michele King Bruen
President, StraightLine Publishing
Volunteer Photographer, West Valley Women

Michele King Bruen is the President of StraightLine Publishing, a woman-owned editorial services business in Surprise. Michele specializes in proofreading and editing for various documents and webpages, graphic design for logos and marketing materials, and mobile notary services for the West Valley.

Previous positions include Editor and Analyst at SAIC, Climbing Instructor at REI, Piano Instructor, Church Pianist, Executive Administrator, Retail Sales Specialist, and Background Investigator for a Federal Government agency.

Michele is originally from Virginia where she received her B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University. She moved to Arizona in 2010 and married her best friend and true love, Chuck Bruen, in August 2011. They were married in Vegas on the 21st anniversary of the day they met. Chuck & Michele live in Surprise with their dog and cat. Michele enjoys CrossFit, running, poker, hockey, hiking, shooting, winemaking, gardening, and photography.

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Lisa E. Platt

President, West Valley Women

An event management specialist and entrepreneur, Ms. Platt is the founder and CEO of The Platt Company, a business concierge firm that works with small organizations and busy professionals. Under this umbrella, Lisa has successfully worked with networking organizations for over 15 years serving as manager, administrator and now President/Owner of West Valley Women.

Additionally, Lisa serves as the Executive Director for the Arizona Homeopathic & Integrative Medical Association (AHIMA), the state association for Arizona’s Licensed Homeopathic Physicians, MD(H) & DO(H)’s. Her responsibilities include coordinating details for monthly lectures, special workshops and semi-annual dinners, maintaining membership records, sending weekly newsletters and meeting reminders, working closely with our lobbyist and president on legislative projects and serving as the liaison between the Association and Licensing Board.

In 1996, Ms. Platt founded Errands Galore, a personal concierge firm working with busy professionals. Many of her clients were small business owners who needed reliable help with specific business projects on a part-time contract labor basis.

In 2006, Lisa earned her Distinguished Toastmaster Award, She loves animals, enjoys musicals and comedies, relaxing on a quiet beach and is equally comfortable wearing a pair of jeans or cocktail attire. She adores her two nephews and spending time with family and friends.


WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2016

molley-stockleyMolly Stockley

Vice President, Hospital Growth
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
at Western Regional Medical Center

Molly Stockley is currently the Vice President of Hospital Growth at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Goodyear, Arizona and has been with the company for eight years. This executive-level position sits on the 10 member Executive Leadership Team at CTCA, and includes both clinical and non-clinical leaders. Molly collaborates with hospital leadership, corporate leadership and both the regional and national Board of Directors to establish marketing/outreach strategies.  Molly is responsible for executing on that strategy with the primary mission of raising awareness about CTCA to treat more people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Molly purposefully leads the comprehensive Growth/Marketing arena for a 13-state region, including:  Key Market Development (Community Outreach) in 17 demographic market areas; Public Affairs and all hospital communications; Marketing Analytics and Operations; Physician Referrals; Employer Relations; Business Development, Loyalty; Special Events and Volunteers and International Markets.

She has 23 years in the marketing, advertising, broadcasting and media. Prior to joining CTCA, Molly worked in television, in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona and within the marketing department with the Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball organization. Additionally, Molly was a sportscaster on television stations in Lafayette, Louisiana, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Seattle, Washington.

Molly is extremely active in the Valley: Kristina A. Stockley Melanoma Foundation Phoenix Heart Ball, Catholic Community Foundation Leadership Circle, Diocese of Phoenix Capital Campaign, Assistance In Healthcare, Goodyear Police Shop With A Cop, Phoenix Symphony,  12th Cancer Support Community Porch Party, 49th American Cancer Society’s Jewel Ball, Phoenix Children’s Hospital West Valley Advisory Member and Charter 100 member.

She is has also been a featured speaker at numerous national and regional events; 2014 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention, 2014 Fresh Start Transition to Thrive Luncheon, women’s organizations and events.

Molly is honored to have received the following awards: 2016 West Valley Woman of the Year by West Valley Women, 2016 Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business, 2016 Arizona Foothills Magazine Women Who Move the Valley, 2016 Trends Charitable Foundation Trendsetter, , 2016 Nominee Arizona Foothills Magazine Favorite Mom in the Valley, 2016 Nominee Arizona Foothills Magazine Favorite Couple in the Valley , 2015 AZ Business Magazine Most Influential Women in Arizona, 2011 Forty Under 40 Most Influential

 

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