Anne Baum is a Lehigh Valley executive and vice president of distribution channels and labor relations for Capital BlueCross. Anne has been a member of several boards and committees, including the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, United Way, Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and Northampton Community College
Corinne Goodwin is a passionate volunteer within the transgender and LGBTQ community, supporting organizations such as Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance and the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. As webmaster of Renaissance, she reworked their website to better connect with trans adults and youth, as well as friends, relatives and significant others of trans people, while providing
Trish Dilg is the marketing and events coordinator at Mary’s Shelter as well as the founder and executive director of Donate. Local. Simple., formerly known as the Paper Bag Child. This organization connects people wishing to donate unwanted toys and children’s clothing with organizations who will accept them. An avid volunteer, Trish has also worked on event and program committees with Community
Tina Hasselbusch is director of marketing and communications for Emmy® award-winning ASR Media Productions and The PEAK TV. Additionally, Tina is the owner and president of PacAtlantic, LLC, a national distributor of industrial lighting and marine and naval signal equipment. She is also a marketing consultant with select clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Active in the community, Tina is an
Darlene Pors is the senior HVAC and plumbing designer for H.T Lyons Inc. and vice president of Buckingham Restorations. She is membership chair of Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network’s (CREW) membership committee and is a cabinet member of the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley. In the past, Darlene was the president of the Chamber’s Women’s Business Council
Jaiden Coyne is a senior at Freedom HS and is the captain of both the soccer and the basketball teams, and the president of BASD Mini-THON. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and the Student Athletic Council. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics, Elves of Bethlehem, youth basketball and soccer. Jaiden is a counselor at Camp Smile, a camp for children with
Lauren Hiller is a senior at Freedom HS, where she is the president of the Art Club and a member of the National Honor Society. She has recently been selected to have two pieces exhibited in the Rotunda Gallery Art Show and is working on a piece to be displayed in the superintendent’s office. Her passion for helping others has led her to complete over 250 community service hours at local
JiaMei Li is a senior at Liberty HS and ranks seventh in her class. Throughout her high school career, JiaMei has taken numerous honors and AP courses in disciplines such as math, science and business. She enjoys challenging herself and is currently dual-enrolled in a calculus course. In addition to her academic achievements, JiaMei works at her family’s restaurant and Wegmans, and has completed
Jocelyn Snyder is a senior at Liberty HS whose passion for music and mathematics has led her to become the president of the band and treasurer of the orchestra. She also helped start the Social Justice Club at Liberty and is a member of National Honor Society, the Mock Trial Team and the Math Team. Outside school, Jocelyn has volunteered at vacation bible school, blood drives, BASD Mini-THON,
YWCA to honor 9 area women
Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4
YWCA Bethlehem will celebrate the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 42nd annual Women & Teens of the Year Award Ceremony April 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center at blue.
The YWCA will present four special awards; the Golden Laurel, the Women of the Year Award, the Mission Award and the Teens of the Year Award.
The Women & Teens of the Year Awards ceremony began in 1975 to empower women and celebrate their achievements in the community. Past recipients of the Women of the Year award include Esther Lee and Marion Horton.
In 1995, YWCA Bethlehem established The Golden Laurel Award to recognize the volunteer and philanthropic activities of community members. Past award recipients include Joanna Barnette, Marlene “Linny” Fowler and Priscilla Payne Hurd.
Teens of the Year Award are presented to bright teens who have made a difference in their community. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship for higher education. Past recipients include Sarah Kospiah Biggs and Jacqueline Conahan Holmes.
The evening will include a complimentary beer and wine reception from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Dinner will include a choice of grilled salmon with grain-mustard cream sauce, Chicken Marsala – Frenched chicken breast with wild mushrooms and marsala cream, or market vegetable penne pasta – Julienne vegetables and white wine cream sauce.
A silent auction will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center and the YWCA’s Women and Girls’ Empowerment Programs. The Adult Day Services Center cares for senior women and men aged 60 and older who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other physical and mental disabilities.
The Adult Day Services Center helps to keep older adults in their communities and independent without the need for nursing home care. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and older adults can come to the center as little as once a week up to five times a week. Activities and hot meals are provided. Special events are held throughout the year at the center, including holiday parties, Senior Prom and Thanksgiving dinner.
The Adult Day Services Center is currently partnering with Artquest to provide Creative Aging Arts Programming for program members. Second Harvest Food Bank has also been visiting the center in recent weeks to host Cooking Matters nutrition classes for the seniors.
YWCA Bethlehem’s Empowerment Programs serve over 400 girls and women annually through their afterschool TechGYRLS STEM programs, Prom Dress Day, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and Breast Health Education Workshops.
For more information about the Women & Teens of the Year Awards or YWCA Bethlehem programs, please contact Diane Groeller (610) 867-4669 ext. 101. Attendance by RSVP is due no later than March 24.