Each year, Waypoint upholds its rich tradition of recognizing women for their professional and volunteer contributions to the community through the Tribute to Women of Achievement event. Reflecting Waypoint’s mission of improving lives, these women are agents of change in the Corridor, whether it’s through innovation, organizational enhancement, leadership, personal life, or service to others. Their efforts demonstrate the positive influence and impact women have on our area every day.
We are ever-grateful for their commitment to bettering the world around them. They truly embrace Waypoint’s vision of inspiring hope, courage, and strength in hearts of others, and are continuing proudly in the footprints of women honored in the 34 years before them.
Women of Achievement in Leadership
Catherine Biro - Senior Fraud Investigator, U.S. Bank
Jenn Bleil - Learning & Development Manager, Van Meter, Inc.
LaNisha Cassell - Executive Director, African American Museum of Iowa
Jody Decker - Client Service Director - Shareholder, Holmes Murphy
Trish Ellison - EVP, Chief Credit Officer (Credit Admin.), CRBT
Melissa Kuhn - Senior Accounting Manager, Transamerica
Christine Newlin - Director of Investment Management, AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC
Mary Penney - Client Associate, Merrill Lynch
Dawn Pershy - Office Manager & Central Region Office Services Lead, RSM US LLP
Heather Robertson - Senior Director of Rotary Wing Programs, Rockwell Collins
Karen Schumacher - President & Founder, Crescendo Leadership Development, LLC
Stephanie Severin - SVP & Chief Credit Officer, Great America Financial Services Corporation
Women of Achievement in Service to the Community
Michelle Altmaier - Women's & Children's Services Program Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center
Jo Ellen Haddad - Witwer Healthy Aging Program Coordinator, Aging Services
Shannon Hanson - Vice President of Marketing and Communications, United Way of East Central Iowa
Dr. Monica Meeker - Physician & Medical Director of Medicare/Medicaid Population Management, MercyCare Community Physicians
Berlinda Owens - Owner & CEO, Illuminate Life & Grief Coaching, LLC
Shannon Ramsay - Founding President & CEO, Trees Forever
Danielle Rings - Owner, MODE
Teresa Robinson - Owner, Top Service Company
Sarah Ruff - Accounts Payable Accountant, Van Meter, Inc.
Marty Stoll - Attorney & Senior Vice President, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC
Women of Achievement in Innovation
Carla Andorf - Director-Skills to Employment, Kirkwood Community College
Mary Beth Keuter - Director of Nursing-Continuing Care Hospital, UnityPoint Health
Women of Achievement in Personal Life
Jennifer Murphy - Owner, NoLimitsLife
Kathi Nelsen - Executive Assistant, Bankers Trust