March of Dimes has announced the finalists for its 21st Annual Heroines of Washington Awards. The Heroines of Washington Awards, presented by Peraton, recognize and honor professional women in the D.C. Metro area for their dedication to community service. The March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards gala will take place in person on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 6:00–9:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
This year’s finalists represent a diverse group of women who continued their commitments to volunteerism in addition to their successful careers during a year with tremendous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The women nominated and awarded come from a variety of industries including healthcare, real estate, the public sector, and more.
2021 Heroines of Washington Finalists:
Hilah Zia, Children’s National Hospital
Lydia Russo, Lydia Real Estate
Daniela Fiore, Carahsoft
Stephanie Kinsey, Cognosante
Sarah Kinling, The MITRE Corporation
Sandy L. Chung, Health Connect IPA
Beth Robertson, NFP
Julia Fantacone, Altarum
Carly Mitchell, Guidehouse
Kerry-Ann Hamilton, KAH Consulting Group
Shaza Andersen, Trustar Bank
Debbi Jarvis, Howard University
Nicole Monteforte, Booz Allen Hamilton
Meredith Mark, PwC
Liz Jones, Northampton School District
Irma Becerra, Marymount University
Selvi Clark, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nancy Bossard, Long and Foster
Lisa Benjamin, Newmark Knight Frank
Chaise Schmidt, Cushman & Wakefield
Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, Keller Williams Capital Properties
Dr. May Kinnard-Brown, The MITRE Corporation
Ashley Irwin, SolarWinds
Judy Douglas, Peraton
Michele Bolos, NT Concepts, Inc.
“Every year I continue to be amazed by the professional women in the DMV who continue to go above and beyond to support our community,” said Jennifer Felix, ASRC Federal president and CEO. “In a year fraught with extremely difficult circumstances, volunteers were truly a shining light, and the March of Dimes Heroines of Washington Awards is one of the few opportunities for us to celebrate their incredible work.”
This year’s awards mark a return to the Heroines of Washington's in-person gala. All finalists will be honored, and winners will be announced during the gala event on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
Along with the awards presentation at the gala, there will be a dinner and silent auction. Guests will include directors, CEOS and other high-level individuals and leaders from local organizations, businesses and government. Event sponsors include Peraton, ASRC Federal, M&T Bank, PwC, ManTech, KPMG, and Carahsoft.
All funds raised by the Heroines of Washington Awards help support March of Dimes programs, research, community services, education and advocacy to advance research that supports the health of all moms and babies. Since 2001, March of Dimes has honored over 126 “Heroines” and raised more than $3.6 million to support the March of Dimes mission.
For tickets or to learn more about the awards gala, please visit: marchofdimes.org/heroines.
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org for more information. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. Visit shareyourstory.org for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
Emily Ergas (Sage Communications)
Bevan Bello (March of Dimes)