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Women to Watch

Reflecting on a clear picture of real success allows us to discern our purpose, clarify our vision and recognize the blessing of success along the journey. ~ Victoria Lowe


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

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Tatum O’Donnell joined ADsource as a social media intern.


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

Southwest Florida Music Education Center promoted Jennifer Clark to executive director.

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The Inn on Fifth & Club Level Suites announced the appointment of Maria Hamilton as general manager.

Dr. Lina Sakr joined Naples Center for Functional Medicine. 

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Collier/Lee Hadassah announced Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, Mia Hyatt and Gail Markham as the 2023 Inspiring Women from Collier and Lee counties.


Dr. Jaclynn Faffer also was appointed as chair of the Collier County Dementia Care and Cure Initiative by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.


Senator Kathleen C. Passidomo has been selected to serve as president of the Florida Senate.

Collier Senior Center-Golden Gate recognized Mary Freeman and Aracely Pita as 2022 Volunteers of the Year.

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Champions For Learning announced the 2022-2023 Glass Slipper recipients: Brenda O’Connor, Dr. Kamela Patton and Tammi Pittaro.

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L to R: Carol Berning, Elizabeth Desorcy and Laura Richardson Bright

Three Naples Ladies were recognized at the 2022 Kappa Alpha Theta Grand Convention. Carol Berning and Elizabeth Desorcy received awards and Laura Richardson Bright was elected a fraternity vice president.

Neighborhood Health Clinic Founder Nancy Lascheid BSN RN was honored posthumously by the Robert Wood Johnson Family Foundation with the Award for Health Equity.

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Family initiative welcomed Margie Mitchell to its board of directors.

Former Collier County Commissioner and former Naples City Councilor Penny Taylor has been selected as the first-ever Disaster Relief Resource Coordinator for Naples Senior Center.

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Gail Kedrus joined the Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL board of directors.

International consultant Milagros Zamudio, president of ESG Consultants by Personaz US LLC (dba Personaz), brings ESG expertise to SWFL with her new business.

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The Naples Trust Company announced the addition of Billie Ann Porter, CTFA, CFP® senior vice president, senior trust officer, and the promotion of Robyn Anderson, estate administrator to senior vice President, manager of client services and trust operations.

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