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

By Ellen DuBois


Jana Raedy, Ph.D., an associate professor of accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Outstanding Educator Award.

Interior Design IV students from Meredith College are working with Skywater Building Co. on the visual merchandising of Maison d’Espoir (House of Hope) to benefit the American Diabetes Association.

Cora Letteri, (Grey Culbreth Middle School, Orange County) Allegra Milani, (Duke Middle School, Durham County) and Glennon Toone, (Ravenscroft, Wake County) were chosen to participate in Outdoor Ed-venture weeklong camp.

Nancy Shoemaker, principal of the Shoemaker Group, a technology-service firm in Raleigh, was chosen president-elect of the American Association of University Women of North Carolina.


Ivy Robinson, a Raleigh-based wedding planner, will be featured on the season premier of Style Network’s “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?”

Cate Foltin, managing director of Raleigh Little Theatre, announced that the community theater group is donating 10 percent of ticket sales from an upcoming production to raise funds to restore the Pullen Park Carousel.

Beverly Ford won the first annual Rhein Prize for Community Art for her sculpture “Birdhouse.”

The Women’s Center of Chapel Hill seeks volunteers to help organize its annual juried art show.


Paula Fullerton, of Sew Fine II Custom Draperies and Interiors in Durham, attended the International Window Coverings Expo in Atlanta.

Genevia Gee Fulbright, vice president of Durham’s Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA, was inducted into the National Association of Black Accountants as a lifetime member. Also, Fulbright was a featured speaker for the PowerNetworking Conference in Cleveland and the 2005 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in Peachtree, Ga.

Gail Hayes, Ph.D., a Durham-based business consultant, author and creator of "Dr. Gail's Purpose Points" workshops and tips, was featured on the Detroit radio show "Upfront With Karen Dumas."

Andrea Castle, Ph.D., president of North Carolina Women’s Divorce Center in Durham, is launching a Web site for women in transition. Also, Castle established an eight-week, online coaching class for ADD Management.

The National Federation of Independent Business named Patty Briguglio its Small-Business Champion in North Carolina. Briguglio is president of MMI Associates, a marketing and public-relations firm in Raleigh.

The Anoroc Agency, an advertising, marketing, public-relations and graphic-design firm in Raleigh, won a Gold Aster Award at the Annual Aster Awards Competition. Deborah Loercher is president of the agency.

Jeanette Blankenship recently attended Decorating Den’s 36th annual conference in Los Angeles.

Lee Warren joined The Castleton Group, a human-resources consulting firm in Raleigh, as a client service specialist.

Cynthia Anderson, managing partner of CD Anderson, was appointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable.

Grey Creative Group, a Durham creative-services firm, was selected to produce and manage the Clio Awards. Whitney Wilkerson is co-founder of the firm.

Mary Cantando, growth expert of Raleigh-based WomenBusinessOwner.com, presented a sales workshop at the National Business Women’s Conference. Also, Cantando was selected as an envoy of the State Department to participate in the Middle East Partnership Initiative.

Tina Irving was elected senior vice president at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh.

Mannix & Associates, a Raleigh-based company specializing in group facilitation, joined the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. Ursula C. Mannix is founder of the firm.

Linda J. Golden joined Crescent State Bank as a branch operations manager in the Sanford office.

Kc Coolbaugh joined Minding Your Matters Organizing Consultants as a professional organizing consultant.

DITY Beads Design-it-Yourself Jewelry in Apex announced:
• Jennifer Myers was promoted to training director.
• Christy Bounds and Sue Colangelo of Cary, Jessica Barile of Apex and Sherri Perry of Durham joined the company as independent design consultants.
• Deborah McNaughton, founder, introduced an interchangeable line of jewelry.

Eileen Stevie, founder of Stevie Organizing Services in Cary, completed the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) Attention Deficit Disorder Exam while at the NSGCD annual meeting in San Diego.



Jill Carswell, R.N., joined the office of Dr. Cynthia Gregg, a facial cosmetic surgeon, in Cary.

Dr. Julia Brahmer joined the staff of Atlas Chiropractic and Wellness Center in North Raleigh.

US Oncology named Megan Warnes, a clinical research nurse with Cancer Centers of North Carolina in Raleigh, the East Regional Betsy York Memorial Oncology Nurse of the Year.

Russo Massage Therapy in Cary provided free chair massages to breast-cancer survivors and event participants at last month’s Race for the Cure.



Angela Bendorf Jamison, president of Communicopia in Wake Forest, received the “Workhorse of the Year” award from The National Agri-Marketing Association.

Joan C. Pharr of Chapel Hill and Mig Murphy Sistrom of Durham were re-elected members of the North Carolina Association of CPAs’ board of directors.

Lana Calloway, president of Exhibit Resources, was named to the Executive Women Task Force for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

The Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County now offers an evening domestic-violence support group.

Judy Smith, president of Smith Seal of NC, was named to the Installation Committee and the Corporate Partners Committee of the greater Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Graduates of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Leadership Durham Program include: Priscilla Awkard (RBC Centura), Wilda Carter-Neville (Durham County Department of Social Services), Lindy Flynn (Triangle United Way), Kelly Gilmer (Duke University), Dionne Greenlee (Calvary Ministries of the Westend Community), Janice Harper (North Carolina Central University), Kimberly Harris (Durham Technical Community College), Alma Jones (Duke University), Diana Kowal Robinson (Kowal Design), Anne Krishnan (The Herald-Sun), Erin Locklear (Kennon, Craver, Belo, Craig & McKee), Nan Lowe (VA Medical Center), Alice Lyon (M&F Bank), Jill Miller (Junior League of Durham & Orange Counties), Deborah Murray (VA Medical Center), Kelli Peele (Sun Trust), Pam Senegal (Durham Technical Community College), Phitsamay Sourinphoumy (BB&T), Agnes Speight (Merck & Co.), Martha Ann Traylor (Fonville Morisey Realty), Byinna Warfield (Measurement Inc.) and Lori York (BB&T)


Real Estate

RE/MAX Partners in Cary announced that broker associates Stephanie Bertsche and Beth Iannone have teamed up.

Donna Johnson, Marianne Mahoney and Amy Wade joined Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as sales associates.

Fonville Morisey of Cary announced:
• Carolyn Kasdorf, vice president and sales manager of the Lochmere office in Cary, was appointed to the National Association of Realtors Education Committee.
• Amy Ricketts Pedneau and Barbara Kinton Marchioni joined the Lochmere office, and Tina Haas joined the Preston office in Cary as full-time associates.


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