KNOW Sarasota 2020

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Women you must

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#knowsarasota


from the

FOUNDER & CEO

Launched in 2017, The KNOW WomenTM began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women out from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Collaborative around the women featured in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together, and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW WomenTM has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada.

Sarah Benken FOUNDER & CEO

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STATISTICS ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES women employ more than

9 MILLION people

37%

1.6 trillion 0

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OF WOMEN EARN MORE THAN THEIR HUSBANDS

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WOMEN FIRMS GENERATE

IN SALES

more than

OF ALL BUSINESSES ARE OWNED AND OPERATED BY WOMEN

11.3 40% MILLION

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firms are owned by women


THEKNOWWOMEN.COM COLLECTION We are a collection of highly successful, authentically driven women. COLLABORATION We collaborate to support one another & build clout that inspires & motivates the advancement for all women. COMMUNITY We support our local & global communities by actively searching for ways to pay it forward. MANTRA

Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2021 KNOW Sarasota open January 2021. Follow KNOW Publications for the latest information.

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KNOW CARES IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT The KNOW WomenTM is excited to unveil its newest initiative called KNOW Cares, a non-profit focused on empowering, educating, and raising funds for women and youth worldwide. KNOW Cares provides emergency relief funds for businesswomen, leadership development, and mentorship opportunities as well as provide grants to aspiring

female entrepreneurs. KNOW Cares also aims to help women in 2nd and 3rd world countries better their lives by ensuring educational opportunities. KNOW Cares will be an extension of The KNOW WomenTM which currently has more than 6,100 members across the globe.

KNOW CARES SUPPORTS We believe that all women and youth should have access and opportunity to engage in leadership development programs.

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We create an educational experience for women and youth focusing on knowledge, problem-solving, leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, health, and well-being.

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We support and educate women in business through our signature program.

We serve & provide financial assistance to local, national, and international communities.

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KNOW Cares mission is to Empower, Educate and Engage women and youth globally through give-back initiatives related to LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, WOMEN IN BUSINESS, COMMUNITY IMPACT, and EDUCATION. To get involved:

hello@knowcares.com To donate:

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table of contents 8 BEAUTY 14 BUSINESS 28 FASHION 34 FOOD & BEVERAGE 35 HEALTH & WELLNESS

54 HOME & LIFE 72 MEDIA 73 NON-PROFIT 74 NOTABLE 2020 5


CONTRIBUTOR ALENE FOWLER

design & layout

Myra H.Ray photography

Roohi Photography Bridget Lopez Photography Jenn Soos Photography White Magnolia Photography ambassador

Lauren McComb Jeanne Paulus contributor

Alene Fowler publisher

Sarah Benken admin team Meet the superstar woman who helped bring you 2020 KNOW Sarasota! After countless hours of searching through rolodexes, meeting and connecting with so many multi-faceted women; 2020 KNOW Sarasota is here! As you flip through the pages, notice the amazingly talented women who are from all backgrounds, walks of life and levels of experience. They are the leading ladies of Sarasota who are making their marks through, community service, entrepreneurial efforts, and networking opportunities. These women are disrupting the norms within their industries! Big thanks to Alene Fowler for all her efforts and contributions to 2020 KNOW Sarasota! 6 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM

Sara Mayer Ashley Scrivner Taylor Gladden public relations

Mack Media Relations connect

@the.know.women @theknowwomen subscribe:

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AMBASSADORS 2020 has been a year of tremendous change, both testing our adaptability and our unwavering dedication to persevere. With so much to look forward to, we were unshakable in our vision for the inaugural issue of The KNOW WomenTM Sarasota. We have highlighted some of the most dynamic, influential, and inspiring women within these pages of this very special book. These women lead in all aspects of life and business in the Sarasota area, and they are the women that you must KNOW. As the KNOW Sarasota Ambassadors, we are devoted to celebrating and honoring each and every woman in this connected community. We are so proud to not only represent our beautiful native Sarasota, but to truly upLIFT one another. Helping us all to move forward and to RISE together as one amazing community. With deep appreciation for all of you, our leaders, creators, change makers, doers, and entrepreneurs - our KNOW WomenTM, THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts, this was made possible by you. Your trust, and your dedication to bring something new to our beautiful city of Sarasota, has made this a huge success! We are confident this will be all of our best year yet as we get to KNOW you, collaborate with you, and empower you. Together we will LIFT + RISE! Jeanne Paulus + Lauren McComb 2020 7


BEAUTY

ALEXIS FRASER LIPSTICK LEX

Visual and performing artist Alexis Fraser, is otherwise known in the art scene as ‘Lipstick Lex.’ Alexis is an alternative and unconventional artist utilizing LIPSTICK as her primary medium, adorning each piece she creates with her own personal KISSES. With an emphasis on promoting love, self-love, beauty, personal empowerment, joy and affection, Alexis’ innovative method delivers marketable artwork that is unique, hyper-chic and always conversational! Private commissions and corporate collaborations are the bread and butter to her business. Now with a brick and mortar gallery located in Sarasota, Florida, Alexis is able to host a variety of (COVID conscious) workshops and private events while her guests are surrounded in her kissed creations. Through traditional art sales, corporate partnerships, world-wide press, daytime TV appearances and celebrity endorsements, the ‘Lipstick Lex’ brand is rapidly growing along with her profoundly centered focus to spread love one kiss at a time.

PHOTO CREDIT: JENN SOOS PHOTOGRAPHY

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941.704.8551

@Lipstick_Lex


BEAUTY

CORAL PLEAS CUTTING LOOSE SALONS Coral Pleas is an internationally known salon industry visionary and master stylist. Coral has brought innovation to the beauty industry with her Protégé stylist training program developing the next generation of “best-in-class” stylists. As founder of the award-winning Cutting Loose Salons, When you ask Coral about the secret of her salon’s success, she would simply reply, “advancing your salon experience”. This shared vision and commitment to salon service excellence, are delivered each day by every stylist and associate at Cutting Loose Salons. As a passionate salon industry leader, Coral has also created the Pleas Formula business consulting practice, where she educates and shares her expertise with salon owners nationwide. Coral is revered by her stylists, and the many clients they serve, and part of her legacy is having guided and mentored numerous young salon industry professionals to achieve long-term, successful careers in the salon industry. Coral also serves on the Board of Directors to organizations including SPARCC. PHOTO CREDIT: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

Coral@cuttingloose.net

cuttingloose.net

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BEAUTY

JACKIE ROGERS AND NATASHA CROW HOUSE OF HILT House of Hilt Co-Founders Jackie Rogers and Natasha Crow, have built their careers around helping women feel good in their own skin. Jackie’s extensive experience in the fashion, beauty and marketing industries have allowed her to understand the power that looking your best holds. Expanding into the beauty industry and creating a clean skincare line is fulfilling a lifelong passion and dream. As CEO of this groundbreaking brand, Jackie is responsible for shepherding the company’s vision and growth. Natasha is a licensed Aesthetician with 15 years of experience and a successful spa owner. As the Chief Alchemist she is passionate about creating clean skin care using medicinal grade botanical ingredients to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. At House of Hilt we believe that skin care should be effective. Our Plant Based, Filler Free, Toxin Free philosophy is what allows our formulations to create real change in your skin. Jackie@HouseofHilt.com

HouseofHilt.com PHOTO CREDIT: ANDREA HILLEBRAND PHOTOGRAPHER, INC.

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@HouseofHilt


BEAUTY

JASMINE CHAN BOUTIQUE LAVINA

Jasmine Chan is a small business owner who has a tremendous passion for beauty, fashion and promoting selfconfidence. Jasmine moved to the United States in 2011 knowing that she was going to create a positive difference in American society. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she discovered the ways in which elevating beauty can transform a person’s mood and overall life. Jasmine later moved to beautiful Sarasota where she created a company called Boutique Lavina, offering permanent make-up solutions to those who want to simplify their beauty routine and help those suffering from alopecia, body scars, and trichotillomania. Jasmine’s clients adore coming to her as she has helped bring out their confidence and elevate their self-esteem. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her daughter, Lavina. 200 CENTRAL AVE SUIT#7 @honeybrowsjc JASMINE@BOUTIQUELAVINA.SHOP

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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Over the last 17 years Ileana has enjoyed working in the beauty and wellness industry as an intuitive massage therapist and wholistic esthetician. Her approach to healing the skin and body is rooted in nature. She believes in treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit through healthy lifestyle practices. Everything in the body is inter-connected and functions best when in harmony. Helping people slow down and mindfully create balance in their lives through simple and effective self-care rituals is her passion. Ileana’s beautiful boutique spa is an oasis away from all the troubles of the world. She uses clean skin care and body products in her facial and massage services. Advanced massage techniques will rejuvenate the skin, relax the body, and calm the mind. She reminds you to fill your cup first and understand that self-care isn’t selfish. When you give your body the right tools you will naturally glow from the inside out.

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ILEANA MANN THE SKIN & BODY BAR theskinandbodybar.com

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3932 Swift Rd, Suite A


BEAUTY

SUSAN LYNCH, MMS, PA-C SARASOTA PREMIER AESTHETICS

Susan Lynch is a board certified physician assistant and has been practicing Aesthetic Medicine for over 11 years. She is a Certified Master Injector specializing in non-surgical cosmetic procedures including: Botox, Fillers, IPL, Micro-needling with PRF injections, & more. She implements a unique “Facial Rejuvenation” process to help her patients refresh and restore their natural beauty. Susan is the owner of Sarasota Premier Aesthetics in Lakewood Ranch and she is passionate about her craft and making her patients look and feel amazing. Known for her attention to detail and harnessing natural beauty, she is masterful at defining those subtle shifts for major enhancement. Susan’s meticulous nature shines through and endears every patient she works with. Her carefully planned, personal treatments make her a trusted gamechanger in the practice of aesthetics. Susan has a long term, passionate fan base, who’s support and referrals speak volumes to her success today.

SarasotaPremierAesthetics.com info@sarasotapremieraesthetics.com @susanlynchpac

PHOTO CREDIT: JENN SOOS PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS

ALEXANDRA NICKOLAI DESIGNED WELLNESS

Alexandra is the Owner/Founder of Designed Wellness, a company which focuses on retreats for mind/body reset while enjoying some phenomenal luxury locations around the US and the world. She promotes a holistic approach to wellness, mindset and lifestyle coaching and enjoys planning the perfect escape for her clients. Her retreats feature a robust variety of venues and activities. Alex combines her love of travel with her passion for helping others learn to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Alex is also Co-Owner and Vice President of The Business Momentum Syndicate, a coaching, business development and networking organization for female entrepreneurs launching and growing small to mid-sized businesses. The Syndicate company is unique as it features five specialized coaches supporting women in business in all aspects of growth. Alex also owns two Pure Barre Studios in Bradenton, Fl, in addition to her other businesses.

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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@alexandranickolai

alexandra@designed-wellness.com


BUSINESS

ALEXIS ROSENBERG ROSENBERG LAW PA

Alexis Rosenberg, Partner at Rosenberg Law, P.A. helps businesses and healthcare professionals solve their legal problems and find peace of mind. Alexis was selected by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” and is a zealous litigator and a certified mediator with over twenty years of experience in both State and Federal courts. Alexis is an active member of the community including Florida Bar Advertising Committee, Chair-Elect of the County Bar Council for Diversity and Inclusion; Immediate PastPresident of Sarasota Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 941.373.6777 arosenberg@rosenberglawpa.com rosenberglawpa.com PHOTO CREDIT: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS

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communications ALLISON IMRE GRAPEVINE COMMUNICATIONS

Born and raised in Kansas City, KS by a mother from LA and a father from NJ. Often regaled by stories of my parents’ bi-coastal upbringing that created a hard-to-suppress wanderlust. Discovered my destiny for a career in communications at an early age, playing “radio” with family friend and veteran broadcaster Pete Gabriel. Studied under the same speaking and performance coach as Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. Landed a coveted position with the KC Royals, combining my two loves: broadcasting and sports. I’ve lived in the Virgin Islands, on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, San Diego, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe and Colorado before settling in the area in 2004. Paddleboarder, cancer survivor, snappy dresser and fantasy football champion. I became the Owner/President/CEO of Grapevine Communications in April 2017 and have the privilege of leading this team of hard-working, creative-minded, forward thinking developers, designers, copywriters, social media masters, digital marketing gurus, media planning moguls, public relations pros who carefully curate and execute masterful campaigns locally, regionally and nationally to make an impact and get results.

Allison@Grapeinc.com Grapeinc.com 941.351.0024

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BUSINESS

ALYSSA RAKOVICH NAMCOA®

Alyssa has a deep background in financial services exceeding twenty years working with high net worth families and business owners worldwide and supervising their advisors and staff involving over $15 billion in managed portfolio assets. Alyssa spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley and currently is registered with NAMCOA®, serving as an Investment Advisor, helping high net worth families streamline portfolio management services and other financial planning services through high-touch expert advice and transparency. Alyssa’s personal expertise goes beyond portfolio management services, to include financial planning, private banking, family governance, lifestyle services, business succession. Alyssa works as a fiduciary with clients and maintains the AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary®) designation. Alyssa resides in Florida and is active in several organizations. She served as national and local board member of the USC UN Women, NHA Circle of Red, CANTER, and a speaker for US Government Wi$e Up strengthening financial literacy fostering tomorrow’s leaders. Risk Considerations: As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investments in a managed portfolio. No assurance can be given that a portfolio and its investment objective will be achieved. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Price and yield are subject to daily change and securities will fluctuate in market value. 18 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM

941.724.1208 NAMCOA.com PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

arakovich@namcoa.com


BUSINESS

ASHLEY CASEY ISOCIAL MARKETING Ashley Casey is an Instagram expert and social media influencer who has worked remotely from her phone for 7 years. Starting out her career in network marketing, Ashley grew a massive organization of over 23,000 people and became a top leader and industry millionaire. Ashley has now built her own thriving 7-figure social media agency. Always keeping a pulse on marketing trends and discovering the ins and outs of what it takes to succeed online, Ashley and her husband founded iSocial Marketing. Combined with her boundless energy and her commitment to educate and advise her many clients, she recently launched her first online course, Social Savvy: Instagram for Business. Ashley has also successfully launched dozens of social media marketing campaigns as an influencer partner with some of the most respected corporations in the country! Her passion for helping women dominate in their industry while making a positive impact drives Ashley to essentially, fulfill her goal to create more millionaire women in business.

@ashleycasey ashley@isocialmarketing.com PHOTO CREDIT: CHRIS CASEY

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BUSINESS

AUTUMN MCCONNELL SUMMER SUCCESS INSTITUTE

Autumn is a passionate business owner who is entrenched in her faith, is proud of her own Sarasota roots, and has an amazing love for children and their education. Autumn has been in the world of education for over 20 years serving in various roles in both the public and private sectors and was an adjunct professor of mathematics for education majors at the college level. All of her experiences and thorough knowledge of the Sarasota community allowed her to effectively launch her own business, an academic based summer camp called, Summer Success Institute. Her program not only focuses on core subjects but heavily emphasizes social skills, community service and developing incredible, contributing little citizens in our community. In her spare time, Autumn enjoys working each Sunday in the children’s ministry at church, eating at local restaurants, staying fit, and spending quality time with her foster children, family and friends.

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

summersuccessinstitute.com 20 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM

summersuccess@icloud.com

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BUSINESS

Francis Costello is no stranger to up-scaling businesses! Her previously owned insurance agency was a multi-year, nationally recognized top-performer. Sensing a shift in the industry, Francis and her husband sold the agency in early 2020 and established Freedom Investment Management, a real estate investment company, achieving immediate success. Due to pandemic restrictions forcing companies to turn to online platforms for marketing and virtual meetings, Francis noticed the struggles that came with this new way of interacting and decided to return to her roots as an educator and fulfill her passion for learning. She received her certifications in public speaking, body language, and communication skills coaching to improve the lack of foundation of online etiquette and presentation skills. The individual and company training offered by Francis Costello, LLC, will improve social media and corporate presence through body language, engagement, expression, communication, and assertiveness.

FRANCIS COSTELLO

PHOTO CREDIT: KELLI FRANCIS PHOTOGRAPHY

FRANCIS COSTELLO COACHING, LLC franciscostello.com

@franciscostello

franciscostellocoaching@gmail.com

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BUSINESS

JEN SMITH JEN SMITH CONSULTING LELU ENTERPRISE

Jen Smith is a seasoned Siesta Key entrepreneur, a dedicated dietician, and a holistic health practitioner. Her attention to living a balanced life with purpose has lead to success both professionally and personally. Jen is now aiding others in their pursuit of happiness offering business consulting, motivational speaking, and outcome driven coaching. Jen’s contagious desire to educate and empower women along with her drive to collaborate with other entrepreneurs motivates all who come in contact with her. Add in being a mother of five, a partner, a philanthropist, and a dedication to constant self growth, there is never a dull moment with Jen. Living real, raw, and uncut, Jen lives what she teaches and believes that fortune favors the bold. Jen is a hustler and boldly states when you do the work, serve and support others authentically, speak your truth, and elevate others, the universe supports your every move Jensmith.co allthethings@jensmith.co @jensmithco 22 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY


BUSINESS

LIZ COTNER SARASOTA-MANATEE HR ASSOCIATION

Liz Cotner, MA, SHRM-CP, is a dedicated HR professional with more than a decade of experience leading high performing teams of all sizes. Placing a high value on contributing to the industry she loves, Liz has taken an active role in her local and state level HR Associations, and was recognized as HR Young Professional of the year in 2016. Her people-first approach to problem solving has been recognized over the years while working with executives and senior leadership at various organizations to redesign and enhance their HR strategies from the ground up. Outside of work Liz manages Gulf Shore Adventures travel blog, highlighting Sarasota and Florida’s Gulf Coast. Liz enjoys exploring new adventures with her husband, family and friends and is always looking to develop new skills, relationships and perspectives on life.

myshra.org lizanncotner@gmail.com /in/lizcotner

PHOTO CREDIT: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS

LOLA WHITE BRANDITY- OWN YOUR IMPRESSION

As the architect of ExecutiveConnections.com Career Management Practice, Lola White serves as Partner and personal brand manager for accomplished executives who are ready to invest in building, creating, and reimagining their personal brands and businesses. With her inspiring and motivating style and keen ability to cut to the heart of what matters, Lola is recognized for turning ideas and creating strategies that gets desired results. Investing over 25 years building businesses and rebranding leaders for what’s next, Lola has honed her global experience and body of work drawing best practices from leaders in Fortune 100 companies, to launch Brandity.com-building strategic brand plans for goal-getters, small business owners and leaders seeking to grow to the next level. As chief energizer officer of her professional and personal life, Lola has created her own rewarding lifestyle and a blend of daily roles that align with her brand values: Visionary, Leader, Chief Energizer Officer, Role Model, Mentor, Connector. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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@branditybylola

Lola Lorraine White


BUSINESS

MEGHAN O’NEILL SERRANO SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP

Meghan is Board Certified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar, and focuses her practice in business disputes, representing business owners, employers, and property owners in state and federal court. In her practice, Meghan helps her clients to mitigate their risk exposure and resolve disputes so her clients can focus on their businesses. Meghan’s knowledge and experience in business litigation have made her a featured author for LexisNexis on Florida legal topics. Outside the courtroom, Meghan is passionate about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, and currently serves as its incoming chair. She was recently given the prestigious honor of being selected as the 2020 Board Member of the Year for both the Southeast Region and the Florida Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Meghan’s dedication to the organization extends far beyond the boardroom through youth mentorship, legal counseling, financial support and visionary leadership.

PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

mserrano@shumaker.com

shumaker.com/professionals/O-S/meghan-o-serrano

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BUSINESS

PRIYA ACHARYA INTELLIH INC./PRANILA, LLC

A dynamic transformational leader and business connector, Priya Acharya is one to KNOW! Disruptive healthcare technology platform, IntelliH Inc., which helps healthcare providers reduce rehospitalizations while improving patient outcomes, is fortunate to have Priya as its Florida Regional Manager. Priya also manages her consulting company, Pranila, LLC through which she helps local foundations and businesses. She lives in Sarasota with her husband, Dr. Naveen Acharya, and their two gems, Neil (11) and Leena (6). Elevating and uplifting through community service by giving resources are guiding principles for Priya. She says, “I care, therefore I am.” priyaacharyasrq@gmail.com intellihinc.com /in/priyaramanujan

PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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BUSINESS

SHANNON ROHRER-PHILLIPS SRP, LLC & THE VOICE + VISIBILITY WOMEN’S SUMMIT Shannon is the Founder of the Voice + Visibility Women’s Summit Series (VVWS) The mission of VVWS is to: Empower Women Expand Networks & Opportunities Elevate the Voices of Diverse Women Shannon is a social entrepreneur, speaker and producer. She is the CEO of SRP, LLC, a social impact agency focused on creating diversity, equity & inclusion solutions. SRP, LLC produces events, media, Bridge Builders DEI Training Programs and innovative public/private collaborations. Shannon has 27 years of experience building opportunities for the community in education, healthcare and business. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Women’s Resource Center. Shannon’s TEDx Talk is entitled: Failure and Forgiveness in the New South. Shannon received her BA from Colgate University, and a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work. She lives with her husband Neil, two teenage sons and a growing tribe of pets. voiceandvisibilitywomenssummit.com @vvwsummit info@shannonrohrerphillips.com PHOTO CREDIT: : KELLY FRANCIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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FASHION

AMBER DUNCAN JACKIE

Amber is a Serial Entrepreneur, a wife, and a mother of five incredible children. She has a strong commitment to empowering women across the nation as they build and create their own businesses. Her latest venture, Jackie, is a boutique subscription styling service for women. It is her goal to show women what is possible with the belief that anyone is capable of anything. Amber owns and operates a handful of other businesses; a debt-settlement company, a cupcake store, and an online tutoring platform, just to name a few. It is her goal to empower others to create a meaningful future for themselves, as she has learned to do through experience as a self-starting businesswoman who has worked hard to achieve success.

PHOTO CREDIT: JENN SOOS PHOTOGRAPHY

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@shop.jackie

816 Manatee Ave. E #200


DEBBIE DANNHEISSER

FASHION

DEBBIE DANNHEISSER THREADS

Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art Threads leggings, skirts and accessory wear are designs from her original paintings with a color palate and style for every woman’s unique expression. A highly recognized artist with an earlier career in personal growth and leadership training Debbie brings her passions for color and expression nationwide. She founded Threads in memory of her daughter Nicole, who like Debbie, believed that women are the gate keepers of sprit, beauty, joy and love. A philanthropist, Debbie believes in the importance of the female expression in our changing world.

PHOTO CREDIT: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

debbiedannheisserthreads.com

@DebbieDannheisserThreads

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FASHION

HOLLY SKOWRONSKI MODERN SOUL BOUTIQUE

Holly is the founder and creative director behind Modern Soul Boutique. Modern Soul was launched in 2019 when Holly saw the need for a moderately priced clothing boutique with high quality pieces that combined fashion with soul. Their goal is for customers to leave feeling better than when they walked in. Fueled by a love for fashion at a young age, and a desire to help women look and feel their best, Holly left her 15 year corporate job to create the space of her dreams and share it with others. Holly has a heart for community and other women, she encourages PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

modernsoulboutique.com 30 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM

everyone to follow their dreams! 59 S. Blvd of the Presidents

modernsoulboutique@gmail.com


FASHION

JESSICA PAPINEAU CUSTOMIZED STYLING BY JESSICA

When a woman feels great about how she looks, her confidence elevates having more freedom to be her true authentic self. - Jessica Papineau With a love of style and creativity at a young age combined with a background in Fine Arts, Jessica has spent over 20 years as a high performing sales manager servicing hundreds of clients at high-end boutiques in Canada and Florida. These experiences shaped her to perfect her craft of creating, styling and consulting with women from head to toe in fashion and beauty. In 2019 she founded Customized Styling by Jessica. CSJ a nationwide styling concierge company supporting women to be their very best every-day, everyway - outside in. When Jessica is not styling clients, traveling for the hottest fashions, or working on her CSJ Designs, she spends her time with her adoring husband Ken and two beautiful sons. She currently resides and operates CSJ in Sarasota, FL ready to launch new products & services coming 2021. customizedstylingbyjessica.com @customizedstylingbyjessica PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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FASHION

KARA NELSON FIXXATION BOUTIQUE

Kara Nelson got her start in the fashion industry 9 years ago. Her eye for design and passion for wellness led to her creation of Fixxation Boutique, a retail & wellness space and conscious community providing sustainable style, clean beauty, and yoga to women who value quality and demand a clean conscience. Kara aims to re-define current fashion industry standards and cultivate the need for ethical fashion. As buyer, Kara is fixxated on sourcing brands that combine aesthetics with ethics. As a yoga teacher, she provides a space for women to focus on wellness in all of its forms. Kara has hosted over 20 one-of-a-kind events at Fixxation Boutique in collaboration with local businesses. Her attention to detail and her devotion to her clients has garnered her a loyal following. With Kara’s continued advocacy for sustainable style, Fixxation will continue to set the standard for style and wellness in Sarasota.

fixxationboutique.com @fixxationbtq 1108 N Orange Ave. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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FASHION

PATRA JORDAN PATRA JORDAN JEWELRY

Patra Jordan is the founder and creative force behind her namesake brand Patra Jordan Jewelry. While honing her skills and knowledge in retail and marketing as the current Director of E-commerce for Sarasota based lifestyle attire chain Island Pursuit since 2012, Patra knew that it was only a matter of time until she was prepared to launch her own line of jewelry and accessories. Drawing inspiration and influence from the gilded and ornate landscape of her native Bangkok, Patra is focused on creating a line of stylish, high quality statement pieces that can beautifully compliment any outfit and any occasion at an affordable price point. Patra is a proven leader with a powerful vision and ability to identify opportunity and foresee new trends. Her work ethic, creativity and diligence has consistently yielded record sales results for Island Pursuit. These same traits will position Patra Jordan Jewelry to successfully compete in the popularly priced boutique jewelry area for every age, gender and ethnicity Patrajordan.com @patra_jordan PHOTO CREDIT: JENNIFER SOOS PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

TARA ALLISON SWEETS BAKEHOUSE Tara Allison is a lifelong entrepreneur. Growing up in Bradenton, Florida, Tara always had a business—in third grade she created earrings to sell to classmates for their milk money. She bought a coffee shop in 2007 and while baking for the shop, she discovered a passion for creating delicious treats. She later worked for a chocolate company and learned French patisserie techniques, growing her talent for making high-quality desserts. Tara opened Sweets Bakehouse in 2010 as a bakery café in Bradenton. Today, Sweets Bakehouse offers custom cakes and bespoke baked goods. Tara’s creativity and passion for food inspires her to make beautiful and delicious cakes for people to celebrate their special days. “To me, cake is edible sculpture- it’s art we are lucky enough to eat!” Sweets Bakehouse has been featured on Ruffled blog, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Beach Brides Magazine, ABC Suncoast View, and Good Day Tampa Bay.

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CHRISTIE EASTMAN CRAIGHEAD EASTMAN PERIODONTICS & DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Christie Eastman Craighead is a Board Certified Periodontist and expert in dental implant and gum surgery. Dr. Christie is committed to treating patients with the highest level of care available and is dedicated to ongoing training and education. She lectures on dental implant reconstruction and soft tissue surgery to dentists and dental hygienists. Eastman Periodontics and Dental Implants is a stateof-the-art office offering tooth replacement with dental implants and cosmetic gum surgery to treat gummy smiles and recession. Dr. Christie offers a minimally invasive laser-assisted surgical approach to treating gum disease. As a second generation periodontist, Dr. Christie has the pleasure of practicing with both her husband, Dr. Justin Craighead, and father, Dr. Lindsay Eastman. With their collaboration of over 50 combined years in practice, patients receive trustworthy, top level expertise in their treatment planning and surgical care. Dr. Christie is a proud mother of one and is expecting her second this spring. She enjoys the delicate balance of being a mother and an active professional.

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ASHLEY KEEN-RAMIREZ ASPEN DENTAL

Dr. Ashley Keen-Ramirez is a general dentist that is a partner of R. Dustin Dixon DMD Holdings, a group of 18 Aspen Dental practices that are located on the southwest coast of Florida. Dr. Keen-Ramirez returned home to Sarasota and joined Aspen Dental in 2013, having just completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She has a passion for helping patients attain dental health in a compassionate and welcoming environment. In order to help patients break down the barriers that stop them from receiving dental care, Dr. Keen-Ramirez is committed to growing her clinical skills by focusing on continuing education and offering a variety of services to her patients. Dr. Keen-Ramirez received her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2017 and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clear Aligners as a DSO Ambassador in 2019. She offers general dentistry clinical services to her patients including but not limited to fillings, crown and bridge work, dentures and partials, hygiene services, implants and Invisalign clear aligners. In addition to focusing on the clinical aspects of dentistry, Dr. Keen-Ramirez has dedicated her time to mentoring and growing the next generation of dentists. She was recognized as Mentor of the Year for Aspen Dental in 2017 and continues to mentor and support a group of dentists on a daily basis. She is committed to helping and elevating those around her, both patients and colleagues alike. She has also been featured in articles and podcasts championing women in dentistry and the DSO structure in the dental landscape including Becker’s Dental Review, DrBicuspid and Dentistry Uncensored. When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Keen-Ramirez is raising her family and exploring Florida and her local Lakewood Ranch community. aspendental.com @dr.ashleykeen 813.633.0550

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DR. BLESSY JACOB FLORIDA CANCER SPECIALISTS & RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Dr. Blessy Jacob completed her fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at the Moffitt Cancer Center, where she was selected for the Fellows Recognition Program in 2014 by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. She also served on the Quality Committee at Moffitt Cancer Center. She then joined Florida Cancer Specialists and practices at their Venice and Englewood locations as a partner physician. Dr. Jacob has a keen interest in clinical research and has been published in such prestigious journals as the American Journal of Clinical Oncology and others. Throughout her career, Dr. Jacob has volunteered in her local community and beyond, including serving as a Medical Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. bjacob@flcancer.com flcancer.com 836 Sunset Lake Blvd.

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DENISE WEST, PA-C RIVERCHASE DERMATOLOGY

Passionate, energetic, engaging, and patient-centric, Denise West is a board-certified Physician Assistant who has been practicing both cosmetic and medical dermatology in Sarasota since 2004. Denise specializes in early detection and treatment of skin cancer as well as treating common skin issues such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. She treats every patient like a member of her extended family. For aesthetics, Denise believes in helping patients achieve their best self through a good skin care regimen with quality products. She also offers a variety of injectables, fillers, and chemical peels. Denise has a passion for helping others improve their health and wellness and her goal is to help her patients achieve a natural and refreshed look. Denise is the mother of two energetic children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and children, hiking, reading, attending sporting events, volunteering at her children’s school, and volunteering with the Junior League of Sarasota, where she has been a member since 2009.

riverchasedermatology.com 941.955.0360 Dwest@riverchasederm.com

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JOVANNA MORGAN

Jovanna Morgan is a wife, mom of three, award winning sales executive by day and wellness focused lifestyle influencer by night. She is in pursuit of “a life well lived” and loves to share her journey and empower her community through her online presence. She founded @wellnessjovi in 2019 after radically changing her life by making small changes in her lifestyle and mindset. Now, she is passionate about sharing what she’s learned via her social media channels and her blog, jovannamorgan.com. Jovanna’s mission is to spread health and happiness to busy women. On her feed, you’ll find colorful, lowcarb meals, health and wellness insights, mindset tips and pictures of her favorite people in the world, her husband and kids. Jovanna loves to partner with brands that share in her mission and she seeks to add value to both the brands she works with, and her audience in everything she does.

@wellnessjovi jovannamorgan.com jovanna@jovannamorgan.com

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JULIE SIMONS JULIE M. SIMONS, LCSW

Julie is a mind ninja with over twenty years experience empowering people to to take charge of their emotional health. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she uses powerful therapy tools to help women heal old wounds and create new futures in both her private practice and online course. Knowing first-hand what it’s like to be caught in a thought spiral & the pain of feeling emotionally hijacked, Julie is passionate about giving women a way to break free from the bully in their brain. With a solution-focused approach, she collaborates with clients to uncover what’s holding them back and prescribes a plan to get unstuck so they can feel good about themselves, their relationships and their life. juliemsimons.com

6151 Lake Osprey Dr. Suite 300

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DR. KAREN VARONE VARONE ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Varone is a board-certified orthodontist whose esthetic-based practice prides itself on being innovative, professional, and fun! Dr. Varone’s vision for the practice is evident when you step foot into the office. While a good part of Dr. Varone’s practice is what you would consider to be traditional orthodontics (kids with braces), she also has a large population of adult patients. With offices based in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice, she and her team treat patients from ages 7-87. This brings a large demand for options, and Varone Orthodontics provides. She is the largest provider of Invisalign treatment in Sarasota, and also offers hidden braces behind your teeth. You will see Dr. Varone, the Varone Orthodontics team, and their mascot, Super Tooth, around town. They’re very active in the schools, local runs, and fund-raising events. “The best part of living in the community we work in is seeing our patients, past and present, showing off their gorgeous Varone Orthodontics smiles.” mvOrthodontics.com PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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LINDSAY SCHEUER BURN BOOT CAMP

Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, Lindsay rediscovered her love for fitness when she walked into Burn Boot Camp as a client. The gym was a community she was looking for. As she saw her fitness goals progress, she became motivated to pursue her fitness journey even more. Lindsay obtained her personal training certification and began her journey empowering women. Shortly after, Lindsay purchased Burn Boot Camp Sarasota. As a working woman, busy parent, boss lady, or student on the go, Lindsay realizes the need for a fast and effective fitness routine. The Burn Boot Camp workout is designed to maximize your results in just 45 minutes with complimentary child watch! Lindsay is a wife, a mother of two and an active member of the community. She will continue to stand with each woman who walks through her gym’s doors and cheer them on as they reach their goals! lindsay.scheuer@burnbootcamp.com 941.323.0941 burnbootcamp.com/locations/sarasota-fl PHOTO CREDIT: KELLI FRANCIS PHOTOGRAPHY

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KATHY WHITE LENA THORESEN MEGAN HALLIDAY CHILDREN’S THERAPY SOLUTIONS, INC.

Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is owned and operated by Kathy White, MRC, LMHC, Lena Thoresen, OTR/L and Megan Halliday, MS, OTR/L. Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc. was founded on two core principles: To provide quality services to children and families in a caring and supportive environment; and To create a great work environment where professional therapists are supported and empowered to focus their energy on providing excellent therapy. Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc. offers occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychology, and mental health counseling services to children and families. One of Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc.’s founding beliefs is that every family has a right to access therapy for children regardless of their financial status. Every customer’s situation is thoughtfully considered in order to individualize a plan to provide necessary interventions. Consequently, in 2007, the vision of Manatee Hope was created. Manatee Hope, Inc. is a non-profit that provides therapy services to those who are under-insured or uninsured. It was created to bridge the gap and provide access to therapy care for all individuals in the community. With great pride, 100% of Manatee Hope’s proceeds go directly to offer therapy services for children and families in need. Sixteen years after it’s inception, Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc. continues to operate on it’s two core principles, and is continuously expanding to meet the needs of our community. With a team of over fifty therapists working in both clinical and school settings, they offer a variety of specialty services including bilingual therapy. Beginning in 2020, teletherapy services have been added to support families safely during Covid-19. The Children’s Therapy Solutions, Inc. staff have a heart for people, they make a difference everyday. Weaved into the fabric of their existence is kindness, compassion and professionalism, while providing excellent, specialized care. admin@childrenstherapyfl.com childrenstherapysol.com 941.745.5111

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SAMANTHA AND SANDY ALBANO PURIFY AN URBAN SWEAT LODGE

Samantha Albano is the founder of Purify An Urban Sweat Lodge. As a D2 volleyball athlete at Merrimack College, Samantha was driven to find a solution to the aches and pains that came with throwing her body around the court. She was studying business and pursuing entrepreneurship, and was also very passionate about health, wellness, and holistic healing. After extensive research, Sam opened her own business to promote healthy living and healing through the unique benefits of Far-Infrared. Sam enjoys creating content for the Purify blog, and social accounts. Sandy, her mother, was the perfect partner as she used to own a Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio with her mother, is a director of a nonprofit, and a wife/mother of three. Purify is a spa-like space that offers a relaxing environment for patrons to take time out from everyday stresses, detox, ease joint pain, burn calories, and more!

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YOLANDA NASH HOT YOGA 4 YOU INC.

Native New Yorker, Entrepreneur, and Mama of 2, Yolanda Nash began her yoga journey as a student in 2000. After two years studying, she made the leap to instruct, and has taught across the country in highly developed and competitive yoga cultures such as NY, California, Oregon, and internationally. She opened her first studio on Long Island, NY in 2003. Her second studio was opened in Queens, NY in 2008, pioneering the hot yoga movement in the outer boroughs of New York. Relocating her family to a warmer climate, Yolanda welcomes a new community of wellness warriors to her hot yoga studio in FL- HotYoga4You SRQ. Guiding as many people as possible to their individual health and healing goals is her passion. 20 years after her first yoga experience, her commitment and focus to share the gifts of yoga practice remain as strong as ever. HotYoga4You.com PHOTO CREDIT: ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

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DR. NILOFER KHATRI JANOFF & KHATRI PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Come to the land of Janoff & Khatri Pediatric Dentistry and enter a realm of magic and whimsy. Dr. Nilofer Khatri is one of the leading healthcare entrepreneurs of Sarasota County. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Khatri grew up in Tallahassee, dual trained at the University of Florida for her undergraduate and dental studies, and completed her residency training at NYU. Now supported by a team of 15, her husband and three young children, Dr. Khatri is building her practice to deliver excellence in technical pediatric dental medicine combined with enlightened hospitality. Dr. Khatri looks to companies like Disney and the Ritz Carlton for inspiration for the high-level guest experience she promises her patients and their families. “We want to surprise and delight not only the child patient, but every grown up that walks through our doors as well,” she says. As a client of her business you would be met with warm smiles from every teammate, offered an array of refreshments, and sent home with prizes and treats (the non-sugary kind, of course). You will see her eyes light up when she talks about her business being built on a foundation of purpose, vision, and core values. “In the words of thought leader Simon Sinek, ‘Our people wake up inspired, work together with a shared purpose, and leave work each day fulfilled.’” The team consistently engages in personal growth and development work. “We are constantly listening to books and podcasts, attending leadership seminars, and learning. Cultivating high emotional intelligence fosters our unique purpose-driven culture that our people thrive in,” she says. “I found my calling when I became a children’s dentist, but I had no idea the joy I would experience from leadership, mentorship and business ownership.”

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REBEKAH FLAMING Simply Coffee coldbrewdelivered.com

BERRION BERRY The Flo Academy thefloacademy.com

LAUREN HENRY & CANDICE HENRY

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AMALIA FLORES

Director of Alianzas Networking- Mujeres Profesionales alianzasnetworking@gmail.com


LINDSAY PEIRCE & JODI BEARMAN

Pure Barre Sarasota purebarre.com/location/sarasota-fl

LINDSAY PEIRCE

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LAVONNE BOWER Paws and Warriors PawsandWarriors.org

ERIN HOPE CHRISTY

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ANDREA ACKLEY SUAREZ

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MARIS SNELL

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KANDY MAGNOTTI

FL Suncoast Real Estate & Relocation Consulting flsuncoastrealestate.com

JADE DAVIS

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BROOKE MORELL

Amanda Vincent Hair Studio @looksbybrookeavs

JULES MACKIE

Coldwell Banker Realty, St. Armand’s & Longboat Key JulesMackie.com

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ALENE FOWLER, ESQ. - FOWLER LAW GROUP Yeika Mata, Alene Fowler, and Selicia Hallbrooks comprise the ladies of Fowler Law Group. Fowler Law Group is a boutique criminal defense law firm servicing Sarasota and Manatee County. Co-founding attorney, Alene Fowler, focuses her legal practice in defending juveniles and adults in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and civil traffic court. Alene brings a unique and diverse background to the firm’s criminal defense practice; born in Brazil, Alene is fluent in in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Alene together with our team are committed to earning the respect of our clients, colleagues and adversaries. Our firm is well known for extensive preparation and aggressive representation. We will work relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome to your case. “Team FLG” proudly stands by the firm’s motto of “Respect, Reputation, Protection.” teamflg.com PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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DR. ALI COAN DESOTO ANIMAL CLINIC

A Bradenton native, Ali loves working as an associate veterinarian at DeSoto Animal Clinic serving the community she deeply loves. With over 5 years experience, Ali’s just as passionate as ever about animals and their welfare. She practices all things general medicine as well as surgery and dentistry. Raised a Florida Gator, Ali is an alumni of the University of Florida where she earned a bachelors in Psychology. She then packed her suitcase and moved to the West Indies where she attended Ross University School Of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her final clinical, surgical year at the University of Florida, earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Another mission close to Ali’s heart is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation where she forges special mentor relationships and helps with fundraising events. In her off time she loves the outdoors, travel, decorating, spending time with family, her husband, and their three rescue dogs Cooper, Bunny and Tibby (both pictured) and rescue kitty Leo. PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ

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ASHLEY GRUTERS SRQ PLANNER

SRQ Planner is a boutique event planning company that evolved 7 years ago by Owner and Lead Planner Ashley Gruters. A local event planning company in Sarasota creating unique event experiences for their clients in partnership with an array of local industry vendors. When planning your wedding or party the experience with SRQ Planner is unique, creative and one of a kind. We strive on making sure each event represents our clients vision from start to finish and our team flourishes with bringing your event to life. From weddings to birthday parties to galas, bat mitzvahs and everything in between we have an experienced team to meet your planning needs. SRQ Planner is blessed by our clients confidence in letting our team orchestrate the biggest milestones, celebrations and days of their lives. Let’s throw the “confetti” and plan your next PARTY!

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CARRIE L. RILEY RILEY INTERIOR DESIGN Riley Interior Design, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Carrie L. Riley, who has over 25 years of experience with high end design concentrated in residential single family homes and condominiums. As well as boutique, commercial, and sports venue interior design. Carrie’s distinctive design eye has led the Riley Interior Design crew to specialize in creating dramatic and elaborate interiors for various types of clientele, while also possessing the ability to achieve a timeless quality. Riley Interior Design, Inc. provides its clients interior design solutions with regard to both aesthetics as well as function. The firm is a multiple award winning firm that has accomplished a broad range of design styles and is pleased to provide a complete range of Interior Design services tailored specifically for each individual client. 1929 South Osprey Ave.

@rileyinteriordesign

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BRIDGET LOPEZ BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Bridget is a contemporary portrait photographer and content creator specializing in capturing a woman’s Legacy. As a published, award winning Master Photographer, she brings over 16 years of experience to each photoshoot. Throughout those years she has cultivated an expert knowledge of directing, posing and lighting women to bring forth their best on camera. She prides herself on the experience she offers of an empowering, confidence building, celebrity styled photoshoot that creates a renewed sense of confidence and self worth. Heavily influenced by the fashion industry, her photography style is sophisticated and modern with a classic and elegant feel. She has dedicated her career to capturing all the significant milestones in a woman’s life; from her teen years, marriage, motherhood, career development, and then watching her family grow as she settles into being a strong confident woman with a beautiful Legacy.

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CHANDRA B. CARTER SERVPRO OF SOUTH SARASOTA

Chandra B. Carter, along with her husband Michael, is the owner of SERVPRO of South Sarasota. Her commitment to providing excellent cleanup, restoration and reconstruction services to the surrounding areas is of the highest caliber. Chandra‘s firm provides water, fire, mold, biohazard, and reconstruction services to residential and commercial properties. Though a regional operator, Chandra partners with the SERVPRO network’s, Disaster Recovery and Extreme Teams to service jobs of any size. She states that their highly trained team of local technicians and support staff, advanced equipment, and specially formulated cleaning and disinfecting products are available 24/7/365 to assist our neighbors in emergency situations. Chandra emphasizes their goal to help make it, “Like it never even happened.®” Chandra is the mother of two children. She is a member of Grace Community Church and her beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a graduate of Leadership Sarasota. ccarter@servproofsouthsarasota.com servprosouthsarasotafl.com 941.552.6319

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CHELSEA DUNBAR BLU INTERIORS

Chelsea Dunbar is the founder and principal of boutique interior design firm, Blu Interiors as well as a partner at home décor and furniture store, Blu Home. She is focused on creating beautiful environments. With the help of a great team, she has developed a curated collection of furnishings and accessories at Blu Home. She has created a fabulous group of gifted designers at both businesses that are known for listening their clients’ needs and understands the importance of collaboration on every project. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and is an NCIDQ Certified interior designer. As the mother of two small children, Chelsea has developed a highly personal understanding of family-friendly design. She is honored to be the recipient of many design awards and has worked as the lead designer “behind the scenes” on HGTV shows including Property Brothers, Buyers Bootcamp and Flipping Virgins.

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ELIZABETH TOPP BRITTANY BRYANT TWINKLE TOES NANNY AGENCY Co-Owners Elizabeth Topp and Brittany Bryant are passionate about children and together have over two decades of childcare experience. Twinkle Toes offers quality, hassle-free childcare to families with no up-front fees & nannies are experienced, thoroughly screened, and CPR/First Aid certified. Elizabeth is passionate about empowering those around her and living a life of purpose. Outside of Twinkle Toes she is involved in multiple local and national organizations primarily working with the youth and non-profits. She loves traveling, running/spinning, and spending intentional, quality time with friends and family. Brittany holds her M.A. in Early Childhood Education and is the Director of Easterseals Lily School for Child Development; an inclusive preschool. Brittany’s passion is investing in others and aiding in their successes, and she has a true heart for children and education. Brittany enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends. PHOTO CREDIT: WHITE MAGNOLIA PHOTOGRAPHY

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JENNY ALDAY TOWNSEND MUSIC COMPOUND

Jenny Townsend, fifth-generation Sarasota native, is the founder and President of Music Compound. Music Compound is a performance-based music school for all ages. Founded in 2016, Music Compound has two locations, 30 employees, 350 members, and has expansion plans on the horizon. Jenny is not a musician or educator. Her background is in sales, marketing, fundraising, real estate and assisting startups with rapid growth. Jenny has been instrumental in helping to grow several for and not-for-profit businesses. She attributes her success to her entrepreneurial parents, private school education, 10 years of 4-H, and youth sports. Jenny was recently named Young Professional of the Year in 2019 by the YPG, A Chamber Affiliate. Music Compound won Small Business of the Year for Products in Service in 2019. She has also been recognized by the Observer as one of the 40 Under 40. “The best is yet to come�

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KELLY BALDWIN COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

Kelly graduated from the University of Florida and went on to work in marketing and event management, developing a sophisticated skill set that translated perfectly to the real estate business when she started her career in 2013. A native Floridian with a wealth of market knowledge, Kelly brings a fresh perspective and proven results to every real estate experience. A specialist in new construction and waterfront properties, she enjoys serving first-time buyers and seasoned sellers alike throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties at all price points. An award-winning Realtor and rising star, Kelly was selected as an honoree for the National Association of Realtor’s Realtor Magazine’s “30 under 30” in 2016. Based out of Coldwell Banker’s prestigious and top-ranked Longboat Key office, she relishes in helping customers with the enhanced support of Coldwell Banker’s national and local strength in advertising, marketing, and technology.

941.404.9396 Kelly.Baldwin@floridamoves.com KellyBaldwin.com

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LUCY SUITS THE MODERN GIRL PARTY & CO.

Self-taught with an eye for design, Lucy Suits is the founder of The Modern Girl Party & Co. A one stop shop for all, from party goods, rentals, design, & planning. Lucy started the TMGP organically from planning her daughters birthday parties year after year. From small-scale to over the top events they work closely with clients to bring their vision to life. One of the most popular services they offer are their over the top custom Balloon installations and Balloon Bar. Lucy lives in Sarasota with her daughter lily (9) who aspires to be a party planner when she is older just like her mom. 941.724.6680 Hello@TheModernGirlParty.com TheModernGirlParty.com

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MELISSA ESTEP AND ROBIN KORNETT ALICE’S TABLE BY TWO BLOOMS

Melissa, a rockstar realtor with a knack for all things home & lifestyle. Robin, a talented graphic designer who’s branded luxury events for years. Together they are Two Blooms, spreading joy wherever they go -- hosting fun and creative floral arranging workshops at favorite local hotspots or privately. Guests arrive to a beautiful display of blooms, and leave with a new set of skills and a gorgeous arrangement. Or join virtually across the USA where farm-fresh flowers and a vase are shipped directly to each guest’s door! Perfect for corporate engagement/client appreciation, special celebrations, DIY-assisted weddings/ showers… the possibilities are endless! *Now also offering virtual cheese & charcuterie board making workshops.* They can’t wait to see you at their table! PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

alicestable.twoblooms@gmail.com

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NICOLE LEFFLER WILD GINGER APOTHECARY DHARMA HIVE

As the owner of Wild Ginger Apothecary – a community for health and wellness in Gulf Gate Shopping Village – Nicole Leffler has created a gathering place for those who seek to live, move, and shop mindfully. Wild Ginger Apothecary continues to blossom and give back to the community by offering carefully curated hemp and holistic wellness, jewelry and metaphysical gifts; plus studio classes, yoga, sound healing, healing, and much more. With her consulting service, Dharma Hive, Nicole empowers conscious entrepreneurs in their quest to grow their businesses with intention, while breaking through self-imposed and perceived barriers. She uses decades of experience in various industries to guide intuitively. This is what gives Dharma Hive its sweet spot – an enlightened perspective for those rewriting what it means to be passionate about their business. Nicole’s vibe of empowerment and connection has built a continuously expanding tribe of dreamers, doers, and devotees. wildgingerapothecary.com dharmahive.com PHOTO CREDIT: JENN SOOS PHOTOGRAPHY

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RANA TIERNEY ROOHI PHOTOGRAPHY

From dreaming up creative, one-ofa-kind photo shoots to providing an unbelievable hair and makeup experience by her team, Rana Tierney, owner and photographer at Roohi Photography, has designed her exclusive portrait sessions around magazine-worthy, interior design and a home full of gallery-worthy images. Rana specializes in WOMEN. From high school seniors to incredible women entrepreneurs and all the boss babes in between, Rana’s main focus is providing amazing portraits to women of all ages. She shows them that investing in themselves should always be high on their priority list. Focusing on branding sessions for women as well as high school senior portraits, Rana is able to take her talent of photographing women and create images that leave her clients speechless. She is dedicated to making her clients’ portrait dreams come true. She’s a mom, coffee-lover, wife and a woman who believes in empowering others.

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PAM SOWDER KAYE DIXON IT WORKS GLOBAL

Work from Home Moguls & Brand Ambassadors Pam and Kaye are a powerhouse mother-daughter duo taking the work-from-home industry and influencer market by storm. Pam Sowder began her work-fromhome career over two decades ago, pioneering the social selling industry in direct sales. She is co-founder of It Works and built a multimillion-dollar network marketing company that has been changing lives since 2001 in over twenty countries. Pam has been voted one of the most influential women in direct selling and has inspired tens of thousands of women and men to turn their dreams into reality. Pam’s first book, Rich Girl Poor Girl will be available by the end of 2020. It is no surprise that Kaye grew up empowered to follow her own dreams, which initially lead her to a career in the fashion industry. Nearing the end of her college years, she began to realize that the path she had started down wasn’t going to provide her with the personal and financial freedom she desired, and the only way she could achieve it was to build it herself. So, she followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a distributor at her mom’s company. She built her own business from the ground up and was running a five figure/month business within her first year. Now married and a mom of two boys, she is passionate about helping other women create the life they desire as well. Pam and Kaye have expertly navigated the social influencer industry and understand the keys to becoming a successful brand ambassador. Their down-to-earth approach is the embodiment of social authenticity and have built communities online and around the world mentoring women. Pam and Kaye help women rise to their potential, get over themselves and what’s holding them back, and most importantly, achieve lasting success while having fun! pamsowder.com

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SIMONE KNEGO

SIMONE KNEGO, author of the Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, is a wife, mother to six children (and three dogs), and a serial entrepreneur. Constantly searching for balance in her happily unbalanced life, she splits her time between her family, businesses, and personal growth. She’s realized the small choices she makes every day to do good actually have the power to inspire others. With her new book, The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You, she hopes to inspire you to embrace life’s ups and downs and realize the impact you’re making on the world. Simone holds both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. simoneknego.com @authorsimoneknego simone@simoneknego.com PHOTO CREDIT: BRIDGET LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

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TINA PRIZAMENT INTERIOR MOTIVES DESIGN GROUP

An award-winning interior designer of residential and commercial spaces, Tina strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on her clients’ lives Great design, whether personal spaces or commercial properties, begin with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations. Tina’s ability to develop client relationships based on respect, trust, and confidence has been the key to her success as a designer. Skilled at creating beautiful designs under a variety of budgets, styles, timeframes, and requirements, Tina guides her clients through every phase of the design process. She remains committed to cultivating valued relationships and helping clients reach the best version of their overall vision. interior-motives.info

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ERIN WILDER 81 & SUNNY DIGITAL MEDIA

After graduation, Erin moved to Chicago after landing her dream job in digital marketing at one of the largest agencies in the city. Fast forward to 2016, Erin had gained amazing experience, met the love of her life and got married. Soon after, the newly married couple moved to Sarasota, FL to trade in the cold winters and city hustle for their love of the Florida life! After settling in, they realized there was high demand for their skills and sought out to help local Sarasota businesses grow through properly executed and managed Digital Advertising programs. 81 & Sunny was born! Within a few years, Erin has grown 81 & Sunny to include small though large national clients, manage $3+ Million in client investment annually and expanded service offerings. Erin is driven to constantly look for ways to better grow her client’s businesses and take them to the next level!

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JESSICA HAYS SAFE PLACE AND RAPE CRISIS CENTER (SPARCC)

Jessica Hays is the President and CEO for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC). SPARCC’s mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our communities. For more than 40 years, SPARCC has provided free and confidential services throughout Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. Services include a shelter, a crisis helpline, counseling, advocacy and accompaniment, legal services, support groups, empowerment programs and community education. An enthusiastic and influential leader, Jessica is passionate about empowering others and using creative strategies to inspire social change. Playing an active role within the community, Jessica is also a proud member of Leadership Florida, and a former President of the Junior League of Sarasota. She has been happily married for 17 years and has two beloved daughters who play an instrumental role in helping her to motivate the next generation through positive action.

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BERNADETTE DIPINO SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Bernadette A. DiPino is a fourthgeneration Law Enforcement Officer who began her career as a Police Officer with the Baltimore County Police in September of 1985. In April of 1988 she joined the Police Department for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland where she rose through the ranks from Narcotics Detective to Chief of Police; a position she held for nearly ten years On December 31, 2012, Chief DiPino was selected to serve as Chief of Police for the Sarasota Police Department. Chief DiPino is an active member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA). Chief DiPino earned a BA Degree in Liberal Arts from Salisbury University and graduated from the F.B.I.’s National Academy, Session 204, in 2001 Chief DiPino’s daughter Tabitha is a Baltimore County Police Officer and a fifth-generation law enforcement officer.

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DONNA KOFFMAN

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A true friend to the philanthropic society, Donna Koffman is a leader in her community sitting on numerous boards, advisory councils and committees since moving to Sarasota 15 years ago. The last five years she’s chaired more than 20 events, raising millions for local nonprofits and spearheading change in the areas she is most enthusiastic about. Her main focus centers around the health and wellbeing of children. Through this passion Donna aims to bring awareness and much needed change to the corporal punishment laws in the state of Florida school system, with the ultimate goal of bringing a swift ban to this nationwide. Born and raised in Texas, Donna graduated from Texas A&M University with a Marketing degree before moving to New York with her husband. In her down time Donna loves to travel with her family and friends and can be found recharging on the beach or water. donnakoff@yahoo.com

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ALEXIS FRASER................................................................Lipstick By Lex.......................................................Beauty ...........................................8 CORAL PLEAS...................................................................Cutting Loose Salon................................................Beauty............................................9 JACKIE ROGER & NATASHA CROW..................................House of Hilt...........................................................Beauty......................................... 10 JASMINE CHAN................................................................Honey Brows..........................................................Beauty......................................... 11 LLEANA MANN..................................................................The Skin & Body Bar..............................................Beauty......................................... 12 SUSAN LYNCH, MMS, PA-C..............................................Sarasota Premier Aesthetics...................................Beauty......................................... 13 ALEXANDRA NICKOLAI.....................................................Designed Wellness..................................................Business...................................... 14 ALEXIS ROSENBURG.........................................................Rosenburg Law.......................................................Business...................................... 15 ALLISON IMRE..................................................................Grapevine Communications.....................................Business................................. 16-17 ALYSSA RAKOVICH...........................................................NAMCOA................................................................Business...................................... 18 ASHLEY LYNN CASEY.......................................................iSocial Marketing....................................................Business...................................... 19 AUTUMN MCCONNELL......................................................Summer Success Institute......................................Business...................................... 20 FRANCIS COSTELLO..........................................................Francis Costello Coaching, LLC...............................Business...................................... 21 JENNIFER SMITH..............................................................Jen Smith Consulting..............................................Business...................................... 22 LIZ COTNER......................................................................Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association.....Business...................................... 23 LOLA WHITE......................................................................Brandity.................................................................Business...................................... 24 MEGHAN O’NEIL SERRANO...............................................Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP............................Business...................................... 25 PRIYA ARCHAYA...............................................................IntelliH Inc. / Pranila, LLC........................................Business...................................... 26 SHANNON ROHRER-PHILLIPS............................................Voice + Visability Women’s Summit........................Business...................................... 27 AMBER DUNCAN...............................................................Jackie.....................................................................Fashion........................................ 28 DEBBIE DANNHEISSER......................................................Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art Threads......................Fashion........................................ 29 HOLLY AKOWEONSKI........................................................Modern Soul Boutique.............................................Fashion........................................ 30 JESSICA PAPINEAU..........................................................Customized Styling by Jessica................................Fashion........................................ 31 KARA NELSON..................................................................Fixxation Boutique..................................................Fashion........................................ 32 PATRA JORDAN................................................................Patra Jordan Jewelry.............................................Fashion........................................ 33 TARA ALLISON..................................................................Sweets Bake House................................................Food & Bev.................................. 34 76 THEKNOWWOMEN.COM


DR. CHRISTIE CRAIGHEAD................................................Eastman Periodontics.............................................Health & Wellness....................... 35 DR. ASHLEY KEEN.............................................................Aspen Dental..........................................................Health & Wellness.................. 36-37 DR. BLESSY JACOB..........................................................Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute......Health & Wellness....................... 38 DENISE WEST...................................................................Riverchase Dermatology.........................................Health & Wellness....................... 39 JOVANNA MORGAN........................................................................................................................................Health & Wellness....................... 40 JULIE SIMMONS...............................................................Julie Simmons LCSW..............................................Health & Wellness....................... 41 DR. KAREN VARONE.........................................................Varone Orthondontics.............................................Health & Wellness....................... 42 LINDSAY SCHEUER...........................................................Burn Boot Camp.....................................................Health & Wellness....................... 43 KATHY WHITE, LENA THORESEN AND MEGAN HALLIDAY........Children’s Therapy Solutions, INC...........................Health & Wellness.................. 44-45 SAMANTHA ALBANO........................................................Purify Sweat Lodge................................................Health & Wellness....................... 46 YOLANDA NASH................................................................Hot Yoga 4 You Sarasota........................................Health & Wellness....................... 47 DR. NILOFER KHATRI........................................................Janoff & Khatri Pediatric dentistry.........................Health & Wellness.................. 48-49 ALENE FOWLER.................................................................Fowler Law Group..................................................Home & Life................................ 54 DR. ALI COAN...................................................................DeSoto Animal Clinic..............................................Home & Life................................ 55 ASHLEY GRUTERS............................................................SRQ Events............................................................Home & Life................................ 56 CARRIE RILEY...................................................................Riley Interior Design................................................Home & Life................................ 57 BRIDGET LOPEZ................................................................Bridget Lopez Photography.....................................Home & Life................................ 58 CHANDRA CARTER...........................................................SERVPRO of South Sarasota..................................Home & Life................................ 59 CHELSEA DUNBAR............................................................Blu Interiors............................................................Home & Life................................ 60 ELIZABETH TOPP AND BRITTANY BRYANT......................Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency...................................Home & Life................................ 61 JENNY TOWNSEND...........................................................Music Compound....................................................Home & Life................................ 62 KELLY BALDWIN................................................................Coldwell Banker Realtor..........................................Home & Life................................ 63 LUCY SUITS......................................................................The Modern Girl Party.............................................Home & Life................................ 64 MELISSA ESTEP AND ROBIN KORNETT............................Alice’s Table by Two Blooms..................................Home & Life................................ 65 NICOLE LEFFLER................................................................Wild Ginger Apothecary..........................................Home & Life................................ 66 RANA TIERNEY.................................................................Roohi Photography..................................................Home & Life................................ 67 PAM SOWDER AND KAYE SOWDER..................................It Works!................................................................Home & Life........................... 68-69 SIMONE KNEGO................................................................Simone Knego, LLC - The Extraordinary UnOrdinary.....Home & Life................................ 70 TINA PRIZAMENT.............................................................Interior Motives Design Group.................................Home & Life................................ 71 ERIN WILDER.....................................................................Eightyone & Sunny PR............................................Media.......................................... 72 JESSICA HAYS..................................................................SPARCC-Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center...............Non-Profit.................................... 73 CHIEF BERNADETTE DIPINO.............................................Sarasota Police Department....................................Notable........................................ 74 DONNA KOFFMAN...........................................................................................................................................Notable........................................ 75 2020 77


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EILEEN CURD My calling in life when I joined the board of H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Chairing the Moffitt luncheon and bringing all the information to the Sarasota community has been enormously rewarding. 25 years later I am still on the board and committed to the cure and prevention of cancer.

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