What's She Doing?
News about women in the Triangle

By Kate Stamell and Amelia Rasmus


Susan Watkins Davis of Raleigh, Sue Donathan White of Greensboro and Patricia Daniels Woronoff of Durham were elected to the board of trustees for Peace College in Raleigh.

Pegeen Reichert Powell, a post-doctoral lecturing fellow at Duke University in Durham and co-founder of Parents@Duke, won the 2004 Raising a Ruckus Award from Working Mother magazine.

Mary Cantando, author of “Nine Lives: Stories of Women Business Owners Landing on Their Feet,” attended Mark Victor Hansen’s Mega Book Marketing event in Atlanta, a training seminar for authors.


Mary B. Regan, the executive director of the North Carolina Arts Council, received the Preserve America Presidential Award for the organization’s work with the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative. President Bush presented her with the award.

Regina Barnhill won Durham’s American Dance Festival T-shirt design contest.

Deep Dish Theater Company in Chapel Hill is offering a 10-week, introductory acting class, featuring the Meisner technique.

The Garden Gallery, which sells original art, sculpture, pottery and jewelry, recently opened in Raleigh.

Susan Elkins Reda joined the Nancy Tuttle May Studio in Durham as a corporate and private-sales representative.

Caroline Mallonée, a graduate composition student at Duke University in Durham, was awarded the ASCAP Foundation/Morton Gould Young Composer Award. This recognition is given annually to encourage young American composers. Mallonée also received a Fulbright from the university to study in the Netherlands and an International Fellowship from the Graduate School.


Paula Fullerton, design consultant for Sew Fine II Custom Draperies and Interiors in Durham, recently attended the International Window Coverings Exposition in Baltimore.

Tina Dahir Saib has opened Belly Blossom, a maternity boutique for style-conscious moms-to-be, in Durham.

The Event Gallery of The Cotton Co. in Wake Forest recently held a Red Cross blood drive. Elizabeth Johnson is the owner of The Cotton Co.

Susan Glasgow has opened Timeless Treasures, an upscale vintage fashion accessories store in Raleigh.

Teri Duke started Silver Linings by Tere, a home-based, custom-made jewelry business in Holly Springs.

Janice Russell, overseer of order for Minding Your Matters Organizing Consultants in Cary, recently attended conferences of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization in Chicago, where she served as a panelist.

The Pyramid Resource Group, a corporate-coaching firm in Cary, was granted a trademark for The Extraordinary Game, a team-coaching program. DJ Mitsch is the co-founder and president of the company.

The Ad Club of the Triangle selected Hummingbird Creative Group in Raleigh to develop the identity for the 2004 Silver Medal Awards. Sabrina Frasier is the creative director of the firm.

R + M, an advertising agency in Cary, was selected to develop and maintain a marketing campaign for the Contemporary Science Center, a venture that bridges the state’s science companies with high-school students.

Nancy Worrell and Gail Fairbanks opened Paisley & Co., a paperie and fine-fabrics store in Chapel Hill.

Peggy A. Kernodle of Durham, Dyan Nemetz-McCleery of Cary, Linda Tuorto of Cary, and Jacqueline Yow of Apex were certified by the Council for Qualification of Residential Interior Designers and were accepted as professional members of the Interior Design Society.

Lana Calloway, president of Exhibit Resources; Mary Greune, president of Temporary Living Company; Erika Mangrum, president of Iatria Day Spas; and Judy Smith, president of Smith Seal of NC, were featured panelists at the National Association of Women Business Owners April luncheon.


Pamela S. Douglas, M.D., former head of the section of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Wisconsin, was named the new chief of Duke University Medical Center’s division of cardiology.

Dr. Janice Hong, medical director of Raleigh Vein & Laser Center and a board certified vascular surgeon, recently opened her practice, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins.

Nina Mrakuzic, owner of La Therapie Day Spa, and her husband were featured in a recent issue of The Cary News, in an article detailing the couple’s immigration from Croatia and the expansion of the spa. Also, spa manager Pegg S. Hoffman and staff members were pictured in a recent issue of Marie Claire. They provided massage and beauty treatments during the December shopping night at Streets of Southpoint hosted by the magazine.

The surgical facility in the office of Cynthia M. Gregg in Cary was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Kile Law of Blue Water Spa donated $20,000 to the 2004 Communities in Schools Educational Ball held this month in Raleigh.

Christine E. Lee, medical director of The Eye Institute of North Carolina in Durham, was named a GOLD surgeon by LaserVision, a subsidiary of TLC Vision Corp., a provider of refractive laser service programs.

Iatria Health Center in Raleigh announced:

  • Dr. Angela Baylis, owner of the center, was named one of Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.”
  • Lori Bridges was promoted to team leader and esthetic training manager of Iatria Day Spas.
    The facility is celebrating its fourth year of operation.
  • Mary Ann E. Black of Duke University Health System in Durham was one of the 2004 recipients of the Josephine Dobbs Clement Award for exemplary community leadership in public education.

Real Estate

Cindy Poole of the North Hills office of York Simpson Underwood, Raleigh, received the community service volunteer of the year award from the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS. Also, Celeste Allen and Anna Smith, broker associates with the Cameron Village office, received Accredited Buyer Representative designations from the association’s Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston announced:

  • Katherine J. Peterson joined the sales team of the East Wake office.
  • Mary Gibbs and Erin M. Weber joined the sales team at the Cary Parkway office.
  • Billie Redmond, president of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties, was named to the Coldwell Banker National Advisory Board. She is the only woman on the 15-member board.
  • Vanna Langdon of the Cary Parkway office received her broker’s license.
  • Karen Koons Ashby, designated REALTOR, earned the national e-PRO certification from the National Association of REALTORS.
  • Mary Ann Yarborough of the Falls of Neuse office in Raleigh earned Graduate, REALTOR Institute and Certified Residential Specialist designations.
  • Beverly Beland is a new broker at the Kildaire Road office.
  • Shanita Scott joined the Garner office as a member of the sales team.
  • Lin Short of the Strickland Road office received her Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation.

Fonville Morisey announced:

  • The firm opened a new office in Durham. Mary Kay Pendergraph is the manager of the new location.
  • Betty Bargoil, a sales associate in the Falls office in Raleigh, earned her broker’s license by completing the North Carolina Real Estate Commission examination.
  • Cindy Cimino joined the Six Forks office in Raleigh as a full-time associate.
  • Recent associates of the month include: Sandy English of the Crabtree office; Susan Ramsey and Janie Pearce of the Falls office; Cindy Penny and Peggy Thomas of the Six Forks office; The Brenda Holden Team, Vaishali Desai and Sharon Thomas of the Stonehenge office; and Doreen Mathis, Judy Lamb, Jackie McCann, Carolyn Hare and Lori Morris of the Garner office.
    Other associates of the month include: Peggy Dixon, Julie Lovett, Judy Grimme and the Linda Garner Team of the Kildaire office; Pat McCann, The Kelly Cobb Home Team, Lexi Gibbons, and Jane Allen Purtell & Associates of the Lochmere office; Debbie Turuc, Kathy Mancuso and the Dennis/Massong Team of the Preston office; Lisa Plourde and Jane Lee of the Durham/Chapel Hill office; and Michelle Watson and Jeanette Hussey of the Hillandale office.


Patricia G. Cardwell of Durham is the first female promoted to sergeant major in the North Carolina National Guard.

Sherry Lehman of Raleigh received the June Stallings Award from the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated long-term, creative efforts on behalf of adolescent pregnancy prevention.

Kimberly A. Jones joined the Downtown Raleigh Alliance as assistant to the organization’s president and CEO, Margaret Mullen.

The Orange County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers to be matched with local nonprofit groups.

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