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Below are the winners from the
20 Outstanding Women Contest

  • Tammy Carroll

    Tammy Carroll

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Tammy Carroll, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated by: Susan Faryniarz “Tammy created a nonprofit organization Big Beautiful Life. Their purpose is to spread joy to children in medical crises. She is inspiring many and I’m in awe!” – Susan Faryniarz Tammy Carroll lost her daughter Addi at age…

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  • Barb Klein

    Barb Klein

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Barb Klein, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023!  Nominated By: Alecia DiMario “Barb has been a licensed practical nurse at Birchwood Terrace for 48 years, primarily in the Memory Care Unit.  Barb’s dedication to her patients is unparalleled.” – Alecia DiMario During her 48 years at Birchwood Terrace Barb has…

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  • Amy Anderson

    Amy Anderson

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Amy Anderson, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023!  Nominated by: Emily Wesson “Amy is a selfless woman whose mission is to help Vermonters and families in foster care and in need.” – Emily Wesson Amy Anderson is the creator of Amy’s Armoire, a thrift store in Barre that is making…

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  • Lindsey Owen

    Lindsey Owen

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Lindsey Owen, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: John St. Amour “Lindsey leads DRVT with strength and experience,  and strives to promote the equality, dignity, and self-determination of people with disabilities.” – John St. Amour Lindsey Owen is the Executive Director of Disability Rights Vermont. DRVT is an…

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  • Val Pallotta

    Val Pallotta

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Val Pallotta, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Colleen Palmer “Josh’s House is a safe place for veterans to get a hot meal, counseling, massage, exercise, classes and camaraderie with fellow veterans, all of this at no charge. She won’t stop until there is an end to Veteran suicide.”…

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  • Michelle LaPerle

    Michelle LaPerle

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Michelle LaPerle, one of our 20 Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated by: Briana Aylward “Michelle is a pillar in the face of substance use in the State of Vermont. She goes above and beyond to make sure she is available to others trying to find sobriety.” – Briana Aylward Michelle LaPerle…

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  • Ashley Bartley

    Ashley Bartley

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Ashley Bartley, one of our 20 Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated by: Jeff Bartley “Ashley’s dedication to her community is inspiring to women everywhere, especially her one year old daughter Reagan.” – Jeff Bartley As a new, young mom and working professional, Ashley ran for the Vermont House of Representatives. She…

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  • Betty Holton

    Betty Holton

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Betty Holton, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Cyndi Benoit “My mom is amazing, caring and dedicated to helping others for 79 years and still going strong. Amazing woman.” – Cyndi Benoit Betty Holton has always taken care of the people around her. She worked at UVM for…

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  • Kellie Thomas

    Kellie Thomas

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Kellie Thomas, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Holli Boise “Kellie Thomas is a 6th-degree black belt who teaches TaeKwon Do to people from eighteen months old to seventy years old. In her own words, she teaches “to help people build self-confidence”. It is clear she does this out…

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  • Shawna Lovelette

    Shawna Lovelette

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Shawna Lovelette, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Amy Gervais “Shawna is the first to volunteer in her community where help is needed. She is always volunteering and giving. She is the kindest, most caring person I know.” – Amy Gervais Shawna Lovelette and her husband run Hull Insurance…

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  • Kelley Hackett

    Kelley Hackett

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Kelley Hackett, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated by: Corey Hackett “Kelley Hackett is an in-home childcare provider, childcare leader, advocate for early education, volunteers in her community and mother of three. When we are in the local community, former students light up to visit with her. She is…

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  • Katie Parah

    Katie Parah

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Katie Parah, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Lyle Parah “I would like to take a moment to nominate my wife Katie Parah, she had always wanted to become a nurse and help take care of people that needed help. She takes care of so many people except…

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  • Anna Willenbaker

    Anna Willenbaker

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Anna Willenbaker, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Wendy Smith “Anna realized that her community could benefit from the power of horses to heal. She obtained her instructorship through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship and started a program in Addison. From word of mouth, Anna now has…

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  • Cecile Branon

    Cecile Branon

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Cecile Branon, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Jennah Branon “Cecile has been a huge part of the VT maple industry for many years. She works tirelessly to bring the community together to celebrate each other and the importance of all that Maple is.” – Jennah Branon Cecile…

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  • Brenda Gagne

    Brenda Gagne

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Brenda Gagne, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Jaime Raymo “Brenda is a Native American woman with a heart so big. She is so giving and goes out of her way to help those in need. Family, friends, and strangers. Angel to all.” – Jaime Raymo Brenda Gagne…

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  • Debbie Loyer

    Debbie Loyer

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Debbie Loyer, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Karen Delorme “Debbie just gives and gives in memory of her son and doesn’t ask for anything in return. Our community has been blessed to have her!” – Karen Delorme Debbie has taken the pain of losing her son to…

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  • Cindy Cousino

    Cindy Cousino

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Cindy Cousino, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Garry Cousino “Cindy puts on several events a year, with the help of several volunteers to raise money for the Brendon P Cousino Med 47 Foundation. There’s not enough space to list all that she does!” – Garry Cousino Cindy…

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  • Patty Moore

    Patty Moore

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Patty Moore, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Colleen Wright  “Patty is an amazing woman who is charismatic and dedicated to her community!” – Colleen Wright Patty Moore is the Brandon Area Toy Project Christmas Coordinator, providing kids and their families in the Brandon area with toys, books,…

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  • Crystal Eastman-Ketcham

    Crystal Eastman-Ketcham

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Crystal Eastman-Ketcham, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Aubrey Hendess “Crystal includes everyone in the community with her projects. She inspires so many people and promotes a sense of self-discovery and group connection. She works day in and day out to make sure people have a sense of…

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  • Judy Magnan

    Judy Magnan

    Congratulations to today’s winner, Judy Magnan, one of our Outstanding Women of 2023! Nominated By: Sandra Spaulding “Judy is the most giving and caring person around. She never expects to be recognized for it.  She just does it.” – Sandra Spaulding Judy Magnan works as an Administrative Assistant at Fairfield Center School where she always…

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