• Canandaigua ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients

    2018 Marge Donhauser Owner/LPN, Donhauser Nursing Service
    2017 Terrie Meyn Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Happiness House
    2016 Ann Scheetz Executive Director, Ontario ARC
    2015       Lauren Kolb Senior Wealth Advisor, Tompkins Financial Advisors


    Deborah Wilbur Retired Teacher, Canandaigua Schools
    2013 Stephanie Kunes President & CEO, National MS Society
    2012 Sharon Gullo Retired Psychiatric Nurse, Canandaigua Lake Counseling
    2011 Barbara Risser President Emeritus, Finger Lakes Community College
    2010 Lynne Erdle Retired Superintendent, Canandaigua City School District
    2009 Margaret & Randy Farnsworth Owners, Randall Farnsworth Auto Group
    2009 Virginia “Ginny” Clark Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Constellation Brands, Inc.
    2008 Deborah Denome Director, Seeking Common Ground
    2007 Barbara Fuge Former CFO, Genesee Regional Bank & Community Volunteer
    2006 Janet Tenreiro Former Owner, The Medicine Shoppe
    2005 Rhoda Childs Former Managing Regional Director, United Way of Ontario County
    2004 Marci Diehl Owner, Double Vision Creative
    2003 Karen Davison Blazey Former Executive Officer, Quantum Performance Group, Inc.
    2002 Deborah Weymouth President & Chief Executive Officer, HealthAlliance Hospital
    2001 Valerie Knoblauch President, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
    2000 Lauren Dixon CEO & Owner, Dixon Schwabl Advertising, Inc.
    1999 Gail D. O’Brien Retired President, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
    1998 Sharon Pepper Retired, Senior Vice President of Senior Living Services, Thompson Health
    1997 Teresa Hall President, TCHMED Consulting, Inc.
    1996 Ellen Polimeni Mayor of the City of Canandaigua and Former Assistant Principal, Canandaigua Middle School
    1995 Gail D. Love Retired Owner, Human Resource Associates
    1994 Judith M. Stewart Retired Senior Vice President, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
    1993 Linda Farchione Hawks Retired President and CEO, Thompson Health
    1992 Joyce Ezrow Retired Associate Professor of Business, Anne Arundel Community College
    1991 Linda Welch Retired Owner, The Shopping News
    1990 Kay James Retired City Manager, City of Canandaigua
    1989 Lois Kozlowski Retired Owner, Wizard of Clay Pottery
    1988 Gail Herman Director, Sales and Marketing, Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe
    1987 Barbara Nelson Former Executive Director, West Ontario County Red Cross, American Red Cross
    1986 Tarry Shipley Retired Business Manager, WCGR/WFLC
    1985 Diane Reed Associate Professor and Co-Director, Graduate Educational Leadership Program, St. John Fisher College


    Canandaigua ATHENA Young Professional Leadership

    Award Recipients

    2018 Jennie Erdle Director of Student Life, Finger Lakes Community College
    2017 Sayeh Rivazfar Investigator, New York State Police
    2016 Kimberly Sorel Assistant Vice President, Community Office Manager, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust


    Teresa Deacon

    Family Assessment and Support Worker, Child & Family Resources


    Nadia Harvieux

    Conservation Outreach Educator, Muller Field Station and Adjunct Faculty Member, Conservation Department, Finger Lakes Community College; Education Program Manager, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges


    Erica Bapst

    Owner, Adorn Jewelry and Accessories


    Margaret (Maggie) Whelehan

    Assistant Vice-President and Personal Banking and Insurance Services Manager, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust


    Tracey Fuller

    General Manager, Heiser Logistics and L&J Fire Equipment


    Teresa Pare

    Owner, The Law Offices of Teresa M. Pare