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Women to Watch

“When you’re a child, anything and everything is possible. The challenge, so often, is hanging on to that as we grow up.” – Ellen MacArthur, Yachtswoman

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Karen S. Heithoff was appointed by Baker Senior Center Naples as its new Board Chair.

Donna Clarke was re-elected as Lee Health’s board chair for 2024. Clarke has served for nine years since she was first elected in 2014.

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Paula Vayas Sherman was appointed to Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples’ Board of Directors.

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Jillian Fridley

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Megan Kohan

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Victoria Wright

Suffolk’s Estero-based managers, Jillian Fridley, Megan Kohan and Victoria Wright, completed the multi-month Take Stock in Children mentor training program with The Immokalee Foundation where they provide support, academic guidance and encouragement as volunteer mentors.

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Sarah, a sophomore at Immokalee High School and a Boys and Girls Club member since 2019, was named the organization’s Youth of the Year.

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Melissa Campbell Speach, Director of Lifestyle and Member Services at The Players Club & Spa is this year’s chair of the Crazy Pantz event to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee.


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Kayla Palacios

Vice President of Operations

Better Together


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Rachel Burden

Marketing and Events Manager

Margaritaville Beach Resort Fort Myers Beach

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Nancy F. Dagher

Deputy Executive Director

Naples Historical Society


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Tish Dawson

Club Controller

Pelican Isle Yacht Club

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Mona Entezari

Certified Aesthetic Physician Assistant

Yag-Howard Cosmetic Dermatology

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Gail Gretz

Director of Sales and Marketing

Frey & Son Homes


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Shirin Hurler

Account Coordinator

Wilson Creative Group

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Adrianne Jarvis

Office Manager/
Copy Editor

MarketCrank, Inc. & èBella magazine

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Molly Jemiolo

Branch Development Manager

Achieva Credit Union, Pine Island Branch


For consideration in Women to Watch, email a recent success story of a woman you’d like to celebrate, along with her high-resolution photo, to This might include a big accomplishment, award or honor received, appointment to a
Board, educational achievement, etc.


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Jennifer Nelson

Executive Director

Dress for Success SW Florida

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Heather Otis

Curator of Collection

Marco Island Historical Society

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Sara Pisciotta

Assistant Branch Manager

Achieva Credit Union, Pine Island Branch

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Rebecca Saineghi

Program Manager for Stewardship and Donor Relations

Lee Health Foundation

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