WILMA Awards

The Women in Leadership & Management Awards Luncheon is held each year. Nominated by their peers, we celebrate women of Clackamas County for their high-level achievements as executives and leaders who encourage, inspire, and mentor others.

Nominees must live and/or work in Clackamas County and will have made significant contributions to their community.

This year’s honorees are:

Lifetime Achievement
Wilda Parks

Large Non-Profit
Dr. Jean Edwards, Founder/Visionary
Edwards Center

Small Non-Profit
Stephanie Rose, Executive Director
North Clackamas Education Foundation

Public Service
Tara Sprehe, Dean of Academic Foundations and Connections
Clackamas Community College

Large Business
Stephanie Vlachos, Membership Development Specialist
Embold Credit Union

Small Business
Jennifer Agard, Owner
Gray Gables Estate/Forte’ Floral Artistry

Shawnda Horn, Vice President
Double J Construction

If you wish to nominate someone for this year’s event, please see the form linked below.  The annual deadline to submit nominations is October 31st and forms must be fully completed for consideration. Please contact the Chamber office if you have questions or require additional information to complete a nomination form. (email: info@yourchamber.com)

DOWNLOAD 2023 WILMA Nomination Form 2023


Lifetime Achievement

2017 Joanne Truesdell, Clackamas Community College
2018 Alice Norris, Rediscover the Falls
2018 Vickie Edwards, Resident/Willamette View
2019 Marybeth Jones, Asst. Healthcare Admin-Willamette View
2020 Martha Schrader, Clackamas County Commissioner
2021 Shelly Parini, Water Environment Services
2022 Stepahani Baird, Bliss Roofing


2017 Carol Duncan, General Sheet Metal
2018 Julie Walter, Blount International
2019 Lori Olund, Miles Fiberglass & Composites
2020 Jenny Perrin, Bob’s Red Mill
2021 Kristine Gittens, Benchmade Knives
2022 Brenda Haunschild, Cranston Machinery

Large Business

2017 Tona Brewer, Blount International
2018 Selene Andreasen, Willamette View
2019 Tina Irvine, Express Employment Professionals
2020 Margaret Kairis, Blount International
2021 Jill McGinnis, Safeway / Albertson
2022 Kelly Flores, Albertsons Distribution Center

Small Business

2017 Angela Fox, Clackamas Review/Pamplin Media
2018 Aniekan Anyang, Courtyard Marriott SE
2019 Heide Hendrick, Abernethy Center
2020 Patti Gage, Berkshire Hathaway
2021 Susie Sisk, Cup of Tea
2022 Sam Rees, Oregon Trail Recovery


2017 Diana Helm, Terra Casa, LLC
2018 Christi Houser, Country Financial
2019 Josephine “Jo” Crenshaw, McDonald’s Franchise
2020 Lynda Parrish, Portland Cider
2021 Jenni Jackson, Flourish Marketing
2022 Holly Kilgore, Country Financial

Public Servant

2017 Lori Chavez DeRemer, Mayor of Happy Valley
2018 Mary Raethke, Clackamas County
2019 Tammy Stempel, Mayor of Gladstone
2020 Nancy Bush, Clackamas County
2021 Lynne Chicoine, Clackamas Water Services
2022 Lori Hall, Clackamas Community College

Large Non-Profit

2019 Rose Fuller, Northwest Family Services
2020 Sherri Kulink, Providence Milwaukie Hospital
2021 Loraine Collacchi, Willamette View
2022 Jacqueline Vargas, Northwest Family Services

Small Non-Profit

2019 Janelle Godfrey Lawrence, Oregon Impact
2020 Bridget Dazey, Clackamas Workforce Partnership
2021 Melissa Erlbaum, Clackamas Women’s Services
2022 Karen Rush, The Children’s Center

Not for Profit
(stand-alone prior to breaking out into small & large categories)

2017 Debra Mason, Clackamas Service Center
2018 Joanne Petrie, One to Another


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The next WILMA Luncheon is scheduled for January 25, 2024.

Nominate an amazing woman today! Nominations deadline October 31, 2023.

*Sponsorships are available.

Photo credit: Rebecca Rizzo Photographics