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Local women honored at ceremony

Winners of the In the Company of Women Awards ceremony dinner were recognized at the Coral Gables Country Club on March 7, the day before International Women's Day.

Presented in partnership with the Miami-Dade Commission for Women and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the In the Company of Women Awards honor women who have excelled professionally and civically, and have contributed to women’s progress through their leadership and vision. 

2019 Winners:

Mayor’s Pioneer
Barbara Falsey, Ph.D., retired Miami-Dade Parks Department Division Chief and Planner; author, editor and architecture critic.

Mayor's Community Spirit
Ana VeigaMilton, Esq., President, Jose Milton Foundation.

Arts and Entertainment
Colleen Stovall, Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Florida Shakespeare Theater.

Business and Economics
Janet Kyle Altman, Marketing Principal, Kaufman Rossin.

Communications and Literature
Lissette Gonzalez, Meteorologist, CBS4.

Rising Star Community Spirit
Sabrina Cohen, Founder-President, Sabrina Cohen Foundation.

Education and Research
Ora L. Strickland, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, Dean, FIU College of Nursing & Health and Sciences.

Government and Law - Elected Official
Honorable Ana Maria Rodriguez, Florida State House of Representatives, District 105.

Government and Law - Non-Elected
Delma K. Noel-Pratt, Chief, City of Miami Gardens Police Department.

Susan R. Windmiller, Government Affairs Analyst, Miami-Dade Police Department.                                            

Health and Human Services 
Rochelle A. Baer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director of Leadership Training Initiatives, Mailman Center for Child Development, UM Miller School of Medicine.

Science and Technology
Ranu Jung, Ph.D., Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholar Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University College of Engineering and Computing.

Tatjana Rundek, MD Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the UM Miller School of Medicine.

Sports and Athletics
Isabella Rojas, Founder of Doña Pan (women’s cycling group) and Purchasing Manager for No Boundaries Sport, Coral Gables.

Young Professional
Maxeme Tuchman, CEO & Co-Founder of Caribu Inc.

This year’s festivities was spotlighted as a signature celebration for the Parks Department’s 90th anniversary. For details about sponsorship opportunities and more, visit the In the Company of Women Awards page. 

Learn about the In the Company of Women Awards

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