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Women to Watch

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” ~Florence Nightingale


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

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Jessica Racine joined Guardian ad Litem Foundation as program assistant.


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.

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Ingrid Aielli

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Susan M. Harris

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Glenna M. Hayhoe

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Linda Koehn

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Linda Meak

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Katie Sproul, Judy Sproul and Jennifer Sullivan

The Women's Foundation of Collier County honors its 2022 Women of Initiative: Ingrid Aielli, Susan M. Harris, Glenna M. Hayhoe, Linda Koehn, Linda Meak, and the mother/daughter trio of Judy Sproul, mother, and daughters Katie Sproul and Jennifer Sullivan. Please join us in congratulating them and thanking them for the difference they make in our community.

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Jane Schiff, chairperson of the board of directors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, was named Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year at the Community Foundation’s ENPY Awards.

Stacey Cook, CEO of SalusCare, was named among the top 30 nonprofit executives in Southwest Florida by The Community Foundation.

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Dragon Horse President Julie Koester will represent Dragon Horse, an international finalist of the GoGlobal Awards, in Tallinn, Estonia, for the final in-person judging.

Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith will serve on the 2023 National PACE Association Board of Directors for an additional three years.

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The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) announced the appointment of Cee Cee Marinelli to its Board of Directors.

Meg Hardt joined the STARability Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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David Lawrence Centers Founder Polly Keller will serve as honorary chair of the organization’s Sound Minds™ 55th Anniversary Celebration.

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Debbie and Bill Toler at Guadalupe Galaxy in January 2022

Debbie Toler and her husband, Bill, will chair Guadalupe Center’s 2023 signature fundraising gala.

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Naples entrepreneur Elsie Mendez launched, an exclusive online boutique for travel necessities.

Opera Naples welcomes Laura Burns as its new executive director.

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Stetson Law graduate Melany Hernandez joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt’s business litigation team.

Chico’s FAS appointed Christine Munnelly as senior vice president of merchandising and design at Soma.

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Jennifer Nelson joined Boys & Girls Club of Collier County as chief development officer.

Brittany Napior was hired as an advanced medical aesthetician at Naples Aesthetic Institute and Skin Spa.

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Jennifer McCurry

Debbie Toler

Kristin Haag

Sue McGrogan

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Lee Health Foundation announced its 2022 board of trustees, including two newly elected females, Jennifer McCurry and Debbie Toler. Other women serving on the board include Kristin Haag and Sue McGrogan.

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