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Women to Watch

A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink. ~ Gina Carey

Please join us in congratulating these women on their achievements and contributions to our community.

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Stefanie Ink Edwards was appointed to the Florida Commission on Community Service by Governor Ron DeSantis.

Debbie Toler was named a Spirit of Community Award winner by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Toler is pictured below (center) with Maruchi Azorin and Sophia Eccleston.

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Véronique Boss-Drouhin of Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon will serve as Honored Vintner at the 2024 annual Naples Winter Wine Festival.

Trish Leonard is the new Mayor of Survey, an honorary position from the Bonita Springs Historical Society. (Survey was the name of Bonita Springs before it was renamed.) She is also one of 12 women named Women of Southwest Florida.

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Cotrenia Hood was named Interim President and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

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Pictured left to right, Sue Bieker and her husband, Mike; Ashley Gerry and her husband, Adam; and Catherine Van Hulle and her husband, John, have been named trustees of Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF).

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Stacey Cook, CEO of SalusCare, is among the Top 20 best communicators of Southwest Florida.

Brenda Perino was voted 2023 Most Outstanding Grant Writing Professional by the Community Foundation.

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Susan A. Lund is a new board member of New Horizons of SWFL.


Erin Kolakowski, April Butler and Erin Murphy (left to right above) have been named Assistant Division Heads for The Village School of Naples.



Aprile Osborne

Chief Vision Officer

Call It Closed International Realty

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Kimberly Curry

Director of Client Growth and Strategy

Wilson Creative Group

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Gina Dengler

Philanthropic Services Coordinator


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Betania Siu

Associate in the tax division

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A.

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Stephanie Galindo is the recipient of the Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid Memorial Scholarship Award provided by the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society.

Carolyn Johnson was promoted to the position of Chief Mission & Development Officer for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida.

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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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