Chamber’s Women Of Worth Award Luncheon Set For Feb. 4

The Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation will host its fifth annual Women of Worth Award Luncheon, presented by Mercantil Commercebank, on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. This year’s guest speaker will be Rachel Docekal. Registration and networking will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. During this time, a Chinese auction will be conducted as part of a fundraising effort for the foundation. The event will begin promptly at noon.

“I am thrilled to be chairing the Women of Worth Awards on behalf of the Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation,” Rachelle Crain said. “It has been exciting to work with the WOW Committee, Mercantil Commercebank and Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach to present an event that is worthy of these outstanding women.”

The finalists in the corporate category are: Hallie Agostinelli, BNI- Palm Beach; Natalia Alvaraz, Sabadell Bank & Trust; Jennifer Berthiaume, Lion Country Safari; Ileana Carlisle, Biotest Pharmaceuticals; Robbin Lee, Wellington Regional Medical Center; and Liz Quirantes, WPEC CBS12.

The finalists for the education category are: Marcia Andrews, Palm Beach County School Board, District 6; Enid Cochran, Pahokee High School; Diane Howard, Crossroads Academy; and Candace Tamposi, Sacred Heart School.

The finalists in the entrepreneur category are: Claudia Bartra, La Granja Restaurants; Annie Davis, Palm Beach Travel; Cynthia Heathcoe, Contemporary Living; Kimberly Leland, Print It Plus; and Shanon Lynn Materio, McMow Art Glass.

The finalists in the nonprofit category are: Claudia Barto, Junior Achievement; Tami Donnally, EBC Ministries; Carolee Ellison, South Tech Vet Assistant Academy; Anne Gannon, Tax Collector of Palm Beach County; Dr. Laurie George, the United Way; Kim Kerr, Women in the Window International; Amy Mauser, Red Cross South Florida Region; Jaene Miranda, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County; Deborah Morgan, Palm Beach Harvest; Tina Phillips, Palm Beach Habilitation Center; and Penny Pompei, Palm Beach SCORE.

The volunteer category finalists are: Maria Becker, Palm Beach Urology Associates; Samantha Conde, WXEL TV; Donia Roberts, Donia A. Roberts PA; Meredith Rollo, Florida Power & Light; Virginia Savietto, VS Development Solutions; and Selena Smith, Quad S Solutions.

The finalists in the young professional category are: Kelly Boudreau, Schumacher Family of Dealerships; Loverly Sheridan, Learning Excelling Applying Persevering (LEAP); and Sarah Shullman, Office of the Attorney General-West Palm Beach.

To register, call (561) 790-6200 or visit