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o be in the presence of the 12 Most Admired Women is to understand that being a strong, focused, compassionate woman doesn’t mean following another woman’s path, sharing her vision, or co-opting her style. Being an admirable woman means: • FIGURING OUT YOUR STRENGTHS AND HONING THEM. • RECOGNIZING YOUR WEAKNESSES AND FOSTERING THEM. • STRIVING TO BE THE TRUEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. • DISCOVERING YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD AND WORKING TO MAKE THAT WORLD BETTER IN WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN. These 12 women remind us to strive to be the most admirable version of ourselves that we can be. Read on to meet this year’s Most Admired Woman winners.


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The Most Admired Woman 2019 nominees were selected by the editorial board of Today’s Woman magazine. Reader votes determined the winners.



hen she was young, Penelope Peavler thought she would be an attorney and work in Washington D.C., but a waitlist for law school allowed her to take an internship at Walt Disney World’s management program, an experience that began a long love affair with cultural tourism. After varied professional experiences, including at Kentucky Kingdom and the Speed Art Museum, Penelope is now able to fully blend that love of cultural tourism with her adoration of Kentucky. PAGE 8 >>

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Penelope Peavler

President & CEO, Frazier History Museum Family: Husband Charlie Grass; daughters Scout and Izzy Area of town: Middletown/Eastwood

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HISTORICAL TIME PERIOD? I love early Kentucky history. I love anything related to Kentucky. I also love today because I’m raising two daughters, I’m running a cultural institution, and I’m co-chairing the master plan for arts and culture for Louisville (Imagine Greater Louisville 2020). There’s more equity, diversity, and inclusion than there’s ever been so I have to say today is my favorite time period.



WHAT DO YOU DO TO DEAL WITH STRESS AND RELAX? I have a very close group of friends. About three times a week, I meet two friends at Cherokee Park, and we walk two times around the loop. That is so important to me. This is a group of friends I made at Virginia Chance School when my kids were in preschool there. The mothers have gotten to be such a support and friend network. I also go to Beargrass Christian Church. That’s a big part of my life.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I’m very motivated by results. When I look at what motivates me, it’s about driving toward a goal. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? The people. I love my team, and I love the board that I serve. I love the community, and I love our Commonwealth. It’s so gratifying to bring the stories of Kentucky to our tourists and to our citizens.

WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? About 12 years ago, we started the St. Matthews Farmers Market at my church, and I’m one of the members of the organizing committee. Every Saturday without fail, I’m at the market. Last year, a friend and I started making egg sandwiches there.

WHAT IS CHALLENGING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Running a new institution, we don’t always have the resources that we need to do everything we want to do. Louisville has an amazing cadre of cultural institutions, but we really don’t have the funding mechanism to support all of those institutions.


WHAT WOULD YOU DREAM OF DOING IF YOU WEREN’T AT THE FRAZIER? I have a desire to own some kind of lodging property with a cafe. I’d love to get into owning a bed & breakfast. I love breakfast and lunch cooking. I love farming. Some of my people were farmers, generations back. HOW DO YOU SHOW GRATITUDE TO OTHERS? I am a gift giver. My favorite things to give are fresh cut flowers and Benedictine and pimiento cheese. I love taking those to people. So many people help me do what I do. I try to be good about writing handwritten notes. WHAT IS A PERSONAL GOAL YOU HAVE? I want to continue to be a good role model for my children, their friends, and my team for how you can try to have it all, which is really hard. I want to show my children that it is possible to be a good person, be active in my community, be committed to family life, but also to lead an organization.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Helen Starr

Carlton Ridge*

Bekki Jo Schneider*

Laura Lee Brown

Lynn Ashton

Jennifer Bielstein

Barbara Sexton Smith

Kim Johnson

Summer Eliason

Delanor Manson

Leslie Broecker

C.J. Fletcher

Marsha Bornstein

Melody WelshBuchholz

Robbie Bartlett

Kim Baker * denotes deceased


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atie Baumgartle’s parents never looked at her autism as something that would or could hold her back. Instead, autism was something like eye or hair color: an aspect of her but not the sum total of her existence. Autism doesn’t affect her ability to swim six hours a day during winter break for the Jeffersonville High School swim team; she is an endurance champion, which has helped her win medals at the Special Olympics. Her mother says if Katie gets knocked down 800 times, she’ll get up 800 times. Katie and her family credit her special relationships with her cousins, Jasmine, Lily, Violet, and Niko with helping her make many strides in her communication. PAGE 12 >>

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Katie Baumgartle

Student, Jeffersonville High School, Special Olympics medalist Family: Parents Brian and Kimberly; brothers Dylan and Maksym Area of town: Jeffersonville, Indiana

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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES WHEN YOU’RE TRAINING? I do yoga and stretches. I like kettlebells. I don’t like dry land when we go outside running. We run through the bleachers.


WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE SWIM STROKES? My favorites are freestyle and backstroke. My least favorite is breaststroke. I can’t do my legs very quickly. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I’m motivated to be like my peers and achieve my goals, such as earning my varsity letter in swim or beating a time in a swim meet. WHAT ASPECTS OF HIGH SCHOOL DO YOU LIKE? Swimming with my high school team, my accounting class, and my theatre class.


DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A ROLE MODEL? I do not see myself as a role model. I’m only 16. However, I hope I can inspire others to know that a label like autism is just a label. It does not define me or my path. I set my own path and goals. I can do whatever it takes to accomplish my goals. WHO HAS HELPED YOU ALONG YOUR PATH? My teachers, speech therapist, occupational therapist, music therapist, and coaches have helped me. Each one has taught me a new tool that I use every day in my life. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS? Anything Disney, especially Figment and Disney World, riding roller coasters, surfing, trading pins from Special Olympics and Disney, ’50s dress, concerts, music, movies, and shoes.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THEATRE? Trying to be funny. I like to entertain people. WHAT ASPECTS OF HIGH SCHOOL ARE CHALLENGING? I really do not enjoy English class. I have a hard time writing my thoughts down.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE ROLLER COASTER? Diamondback at Kings Island. It’s the most beautiful thing. I just don’t like the Vortex. Do not go.




WHAT CONCERTS HAVE YOU SEEN? My first concert was Billy Joel. I’ve been to see Neil Diamond, Lady Gaga, Guns & Roses, and Metallica. I didn’t want to miss a thing. WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS? I want to go to college and become an accountant. I like math and numbers. I would like to swim for college, too. I would love to swim for U of L. HOW HAS LIFE BEEN DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU IMAGINED? This is hard because I’m only 16, but I did not think I would win a woman of the year award as a teenager. It’s really cool and unexpected! [She is the youngest woman to be voted Most Admired Woman.] WHAT WORD DESCRIBES YOU? Persistent. I never give up. I always give 110 percent. WHAT ADVENTURE WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPERIENCE? I would love to go to Japan one day because I like noodles.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Patti “PJ” Cooksey

Tori Murden McClure

Julie Hermann

Geron Cadden

Kirby Adams

Janice Geralds

Angel McCoughtry

Dr. Kara Mohr

Liz Lewis

Kim Carpenter

Chancellor Dugan

Oksana Masters

Donna Barton Brothers

Crystal Kelly

Kelly McCormick

Mallory Comerford

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B E A U T Y & FA S H I O N


s a massage therapist for over three decades, Denise Willinger knows the mechanical issues that joints and muscles can have, but she also understands how much mindset plays a role in a person’s overall wellness. She regularly tells clients to flip the switch on their thinking. Rather than saying “I have fibromyalgia” or “I have arthritis” or “I am depressed,” she encourages them to think of their disease as an experience, not the entirety of their lives or who they are. With the publication of her book, Is Your Job a Pain in the Neck?, Denise is striving to take her wellness message to a wider audience. PAGE 16 >>

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Denise Willinger

Owner, Serenity Spa Family: Husband Dennis; children Shanna and Crystal Grandchildren: Brayden, Bryson, and Michaela Neighborhood: Jeffersontown

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I’m very excited about helping people relieve pain and be happier and healthier in their lives. That’s my biggest motivation other than my family.


WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOU? My aunt was a big influence. She was one of the first women to open a day spa back in the 1980s. I worked for her in Florida. There were lots of experiences that directed me toward having this career. I also had acne as a teenager, and that was very painful. Going into skincare was something I was very passionate about. My first massage was when I was having headaches, and the therapist said, “Who are you mad at?” I was 19-years-old, and I was like, “I just have a headache.” Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, doctors were gods. A headache having to do with my emotions was a totally unheard of concept. Learning that massage and relaxation could help manage not only the physical pain from stress but the emotional aspect as well blew me away.

WHAT IS A CHALLENGING ASPECT OF OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Being a boss is challenging. I am an entrepreneur at heart and a practitioner. Directing other people’s careers has been a learning experience for me.


WHAT SEMINAL MOMENT HAS IMPACTED YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE? The most recent has directed me into energy healing, and it started with my granddaughter being born at 26 weeks. I was guided to a group of Quantum Touch practitioners on Facebook. Hundreds of people all over the world responded, and they were the most loving, kind, supportive, and selfless people I’d ever come across. I needed to know more, so I downloaded Richard Gordon’s book, Quantum Touch: The Power to Heal. That has directed much of my life for the last two years. ARE YOU A ROLE MODEL? I think you become a role model as soon as you become a parent. Much of what I’ve done with my life is to help my daughters to be who they are. Now I have the opportunity to do that with my staff and people who read my book. WHAT INDULGENCES DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO STAY SANE AND FOCUSED? I love getting a massage and spending time at the beach. I don’t need things. I like experiences much more. The beach is my happy place.

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WHAT IS A BUCKET LIST GOAL THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED? One of my goals was to be a bestselling author, and I achieved that last month. I got the Amazon Best Seller badge. It was pretty exciting! WHAT IS YOUR SUPERWOMAN SKILL? I’ve been blessed with the gift of touch. I can feel where someone’s pain is and know the right thing to help them overcome it. WHAT FUTURE GOALS DO YOU HAVE? I’d like to take the principles from my book and the things that I’ve learned through Quantum Touch and do some webinars and courses. I’d like to mentor other massage therapists and aestheticians. HOW HAS YOUR LIFE TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY FROM WHAT YOU EXPECTED? When I was really young, I thought I would be a business woman or CEO of a company. I didn’t think I wanted children. I was completely wrong. Now I own a small business, and having my children and grandchildren has been the greatest joy of my life. I wouldn’t have missed any of that for the world. My life has turned out better than what I imagined.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Brenda Light

Phyllis Reed-Johnson

Margaret Schneider Browning

Cenia Wedekind

Zenda Stackelbach

Janet Rowland*

Raquel Koff

Kelli Flint Campbell

Mary Beth O’Bryan

Terri Waller

Heather French Henry

June Bale

Jessica Moreland

Julene B. Samuels

Denise Zeydel

Chris Fulkerson * denotes deceased


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at Kennedy Arrington has been practicing veterinary medicine for 48 years, and while she doesn’t plan to retire anytime soon, she does think about slowing down a bit. However, this doesn’t mean she is finished with goal-setting and achieving. Even if you reach a goal, there is no end to the fine-tuning. She firmly believes she has a responsibility to be the best and set the bar. She credits her husband with the success of Jefferson Animal Hospital and says, “He’s the secret sauce.” PAGE 20 >>

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Pat Kennedy Arrington

Veterinarian and Owner, Jefferson Animal Hospital Family: Husband Rick and son Adam Area of town: Fisherville

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I am very honored to be a veterinarian. It is the best profession. There were five women in my class of 125 [in veterinary school], and I was just honored with the Auburn Distinguished Alumni Award so I’m very intent on making our profession better and always improving. WHAT DO WOMEN BRING TO THE VETERINARY PROFESSION? Clients are the beneficiaries of more women in the profession. Women explain things; they don’t talk down to people like in the old days. We’re more collaborative with our clients for the betterment of their pets.

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A ROLE MODEL? I didn’t, but I do now. I was pathologically shy in high school and very insecure. I realize now when you get your own practice, your own business, you’re forced into that role. Everything that comes out of your mouth is listened to and makes an impression. People watch you and listen to what you say.




WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Helping people. I talk to high school students who want to be vets, and they say “I don’t want to work with people,” and I say, “Guess what? This is a people profession. Those little critters come attached to people.” There has been a tremendous increase in the humananimal bond. DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO BE A VET? I had a wonderful ninth grade civics teacher who made us pick three professions that we wanted to do and made us think about them. I was a science nerd. I knew I wanted to go into science, but I didn’t want to be locked up in a lab. I liked medicine because I wanted to find out what caused disease. Veterinary medicine was an offshoot of my research. From then on, I set my goals. WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? Being in an exam room with a client. I bond with the client, and I don’t look at my watch. Also, watching a good movie or Game of Thrones.


WHAT HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE? I am a hooker, a traditional rug hooking person. Everybody loves for me to say that. I belong to the Buffalo Trace rug hookers. We get together periodically and hook together. I hook while I’m watching television. Also gardening. I have a big flower garden, and I love gladiolas. HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE? I’m down to two, one dog and one cat. We lost three this last year. What happens with us is that people bring strays in. That’s a danger of working at an animal hospital. WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? I had to cancel a trip to Scotland last year. I’m hoping we’ll go in July or August. Rick and I have been very blessed. We’ve been on a lot of cruises. I love cruises. I haven’t been to Japan or Singapore yet.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Martha Neal Cooke

Alice Houston

Christina Lee “Christy” Brown

Teresa Bridgewaters

Teresa Bachman

Tricia Burke

Debbie Scoppechio*

Jeannie Unruh

Debra Walton

Pat Koch

Patti Swope

Deborah Charlton

Tonya York Dees

Diane Medley

January Taylor-Mills

Cynthia P. Collier * denotes deceased


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ennifer Helgeson brought her experience in starting a foster care and adoption program as well as working in residential treatment when she became president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. Over the years, she has worked with colleagues to grow the nonprofit organization from three clubs serving 1,500 children to eight clubs serving 4,300 children. She remains as passionate about helping people as she was when she first began her career.

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Jennifer Helgeson

President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana Family: Husband Rodney; children Tyler, Connor, and Jacob Area of town: Stony Brook

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HOW DID YOUR CHILDHOOD INFLUENCE YOUR CAREER? My parents were always involved in giving back. I remember being at different church and school functions, and they would have all of us (I have two siblings) giving back in childcare services. I think that helped plant the seed on working with kids because I really enjoyed it.



WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS KENTUCKIANA? I met with several board members and thought, “These people are pretty amazing,” and then I met with staff members. They had an incredible team. It wasn’t until I walked into one of the clubs...that sealed the deal. These kids did not know who I was, but they definitely wanted me to know who they represented, both their communities and the club. They were very proud of their club.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? That is challenging. There’s always more to do. I have to work at relaxing. In the evenings, we still try to have family dinners. I like to watch TV, movies, and read. We just finished Homeland.

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF YOUR JOB? The most challenging is being able to leave work at work when I go home. I know the challenges and circumstances our kids face, and when we close, those resources are not available. The other challenge is that while we’re doing such fantastic work serving more than 4,000 kids in our community, there are thousands and thousands of other kids who could utilize and benefit from our services. Thinking about how we grow in a way that is sustainable is always on the organization’s agenda.

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERWOMAN SKILL? I think my power is being a connector. I truly care, and I enjoy learning about people. Being able to connect people with where their passion lies is one of my strengths.


WHAT SPECIAL INTEREST DO YOU HAVE THAT MIGHT SURPRISE PEOPLE? We rescue Airedales. We had four, but at this point, we have one Airedale and one that is a mixed breed. We met with the local volunteer here for Airedales and fell in love with the breed. They have such a great personality. They’ve brought so much joy to our home.

ARE THERE FAMILY DINNERS YOUR KIDS LOOK FORWARD TO? I’m not a good cook. My husband is definitely the cook, but I can make a good pie.

WHAT ADVENTURE IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? We are going on a river cruise into Germany. That has been on our bucket list, and my parents’ as well. They will be going, too.

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WHAT RESTAURANTS DO YOU ESPECIALLY LIKE? Harvest and Feast. We like trying new restaurants. Louisville has so many incredible restaurants. We’re very fortunate to have that in our community.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Diane W. Kirkpatrick

Sharon Darling

Helen Donaldson

Elaine “Cissy” Musselman

Judy A. Lambeth

Denise Vazquez Troutman

Jeri Swinton

Lynnie Meyer

Sheila Day

Lori Redmon

Cathe Dykstra

Marta Miranda

Karen Morrison

Vicky Weber

Karyn Hascal

Lara MacGregor

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Is There Value to Intermittent Fasting? By: Tanika Taylor, MD


here are always new plans making the scene in the dietary world, and intermittent fasting is getting some attention recently. It is not, technically, a diet, because it does not specify foods that are to be consumed or avoided. It is, rather, a timed approach to eating. Some people embrace fasting as a simple technique to lose weight, while others hope to improve overall health and minimize the effects of aging.

fast for 14-16 hours a day. During fasting periods, it helps to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Fasting is thought to have several beneficial effects on a person’s body, which include: 1. Reducing insulin levels, while lowering blood sugar, making it easier to use stored fat, lose weight, and decrease risk for developing type 2 diabetes 2. Reduce blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and triglycerides, which may lower the risk of heart disease 3. Increase levels of human growth

hormone, which helps the body utilize fat Needless to say, if the goal is to and grow muscle improve one’s health, it is important 4. Activate autophagy, to consume healthful which is a healing Some people embrace process by which the foods during eating phases, including body eliminates its fasting as a simple damaged cells fresh produce, technique to lose 5. Suppress inflammation healthy fats and plenin the brain, which ty of protein. Keeping weight, while others may reduce the risk of up with hope to improve neurological disorders, resistance training and including Alzheimer’s overall health and disease, Parkinson’s protein consumption disease, and stroke during fasting periods minimize the effects 6. Reduction in reduces the chance of of aging. cancer risk by several losing muscle mass.

There are several approaches that may be taken to intermittent fasting. One is to consume nothing for a 24 hour period twice weekly on nonconsecutive days. Another method is to limit food intake to only four hours a day. These are the most extreme of the fasting techniques. A couple methods that may be easier to follow are to limit caloric intake to 500-600 calories on two nonconsecutive days a week, or to

mechanisms — it decreases several biological factors with links to cancer such as levels of inflammation and insulin; also, because obesity is a risk for many cancers, fasting’s effect on weight control diminishes cancer risk

Certainly, this all sounds promising. Most experts think additional studies are needed to confirm many of the claims. But since it is clear that intermittent fasting helps with weight loss/maintenance of healthy weight, there may be benefits for many of us.

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t doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take too long to pick up on Carolyn Tandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innate relatability, her way of making others feel comfortable and at ease. Through her many years in government, and now in the corporate world, she brings both empathy and resourcefulness to her role. Whether she is working with colleagues at Texas Roadhouse or her children, she is focused on staying present, empowering others, and remaining grateful.

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Carolyn Tandy

Diversity & Inclusion Director, Texas Roadhouse Family: Husband David; children Kennedy, Avery, and Solomon Area of town: East End

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? My family more than anything. My mom was a single parent, and she really sacrificed a lot for me. I don’t think I realized that. She worked hard as a domestic and took care of people’s kids. With my family, it’s important to me that my kids see what it’s like, the same way I did, to have a strong mom, a strong wife, a strong caregiver. I try to motivate the girls to see what it means to have a strong female in the house and what they should emulate.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? The people. I have met some amazing people. We have 60,000 employees and daily I’m getting notes of encouragement, text messages, and Facebook posts. I would not be in this seat without them, I guarantee that. They look out for their “Roadies.” We talk about Roadhouse being a family, and it was hard for me to conceptualize “family” in an organization of 60,000 people, but we really succeed at that. WHAT IS CHALLENGING ABOUT YOUR JOB? I am responsible for change. Change is really hard, particularly in an organization that’s successful. We should not be looking outward to what other folks are doing; we should set our own bar. We have to think about what our footprint looks like in the world, and it’s bigger than just good food. It’s also about being a reflection of the communities we serve.



DO YOU THINK WHERE YOU ARE NOW HAPPENED BY AN “AHA” MOMENT OR HAPPY ACCIDENTS? I think it was more happy accidents, although it’s not really a happy story. Texas Roadhouse was a constituent of Congressman John Yarmuth, and I was his district director so my responsibility included business/economic development. Roadhouse was being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for age discrimination. During those seven years of litigation, I was their partner and we wanted to make sure our constituent was getting a fair shake in terms of cutting through red tape. Finally, after three or four hung juries, the judge said, “You need to come to a conclusion.” They decided on a consent decree, and as part of it, the company agreed to hire a diversity director. I called them after it settled, and said, “Let me know if there is anything else we can do for you,” and they said, “You can come take this job.” I was happy in government and was going to stay as long as John was getting reelected. This was an opportunity.




WHAT ADVENTURE IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Visiting places like Bali and Polynesia.

WHAT ARE SOME INDULGENCES YOU ALLOW YOURSELF AS A WAY TO RELAX? I love reality TV. The trashier the better. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD ON THE TEXAS ROADHOUSE MENU? Rattlesnake Bites. They’re almost like a jalapeno popper but better. They’re so stinking good. WHEN YOU DON’T GO TO TEXAS ROADHOUSE TO EAT, WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO GO? Havana Rumba. My mom is from Jamaica so it’s the closest thing for me to Caribbean food, plus the drinks are amazing. And Simply Thai.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Susan Ivey

Kathy C. Thompson

Carolle Jones Clay

Phoebe Wood

Lynn Pendergrass

Deb Moessner

Virginia K. Judd

Diane Murphy

Jill Jones

Karen Lee

Jane C. Morreau

Jill Joseph Bell

Patricia Henry

Laura Melillo Barnum

Leigh Pittman

Kate Latts

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t’s hard to get Susan Donovan away from college. For much of her life, she has lived either on-campus or within walking distance to a college. She tells people she grew up in a small town — Woodbine, Iowa — and likes things close. Even her exercise routine centers around college since she walks each day to Bellarmine University, around campus, and then back home again. Her travels in recent years have also been college-related: visiting Amsterdam, where one of her daughters studied, and Portugal, since her husband is a Latin American historian. PAGE 32 >>

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Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D. President, Bellarmine University Family: Husband Bill; daughters Meghan and Caitlin Area of town: Highlands

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HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU EXPECTED? I wasn’t going to go to college. I’m a first-generation college student. I ended up going to college because I wasn’t good at shorthand and typing. I followed my sister to college and had a mentor who pulled me aside and said, “Did it ever occur to you that you might want to stay in higher ed?” I did an internship at Florida State in my senior year and decided I wanted to be a dean of students. WHAT DREW YOU TO HIGHER EDUCATION AS A CAREER? I loved college from day one. I loved the college environment because I really hadn’t been exposed to it. It was so novel. I just didn’t realize you could get paid to do that. Also, knowing how college had expanded my horizons and to see the transformation and be a part of that for others. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF YOUR JOB? The students. I have a hard time staying away from students. The faculty, and the cultural, intellectual, and social opportunities.

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN HIGHER ED? There is a lot of negative press on higher ed these days. I think it’s a great environment, but the concern about affordability and accessibility is one of the challenges.


DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE COLLEGE MEMORY? I took a trip across Iowa with my college friends during undergrad. It was for fun. I remember we went on a houseboat on the river and stayed at their families’ homes. Since that time, as president, my inauguration (in 2017) was a very moving time. I didn’t realize how emotional all of that would be. It was a lot of love and attention and support. I didn’t realize how important the occasion was for me and the institution.

ARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR AN EXTROVERT? I’m actually an introvert, so I’m probably in the wrong occupation. It’s always been part of my profession to meet and talk to people, but I can max out on that eventually. My first position was director of residence life, and you have a lot of interactions with parents and faculty. I did have to get comfortable with that.

WHAT PROFESSIONAL GOALS DO YOU HAVE? To leave Bellarmine a better place than when I got there. To make it better known. I think it’s a great place, and I don’t think I have to change it, but it’s sort of a best kept secret. I’d like to change that.

DO YOU THINK PATIENCE GOES ALONG WITH YOUR ROLE? I am calm and unflappable in most situations, which I think is why I stayed in the career I did. When you’re dean of students, you encounter almost everything. I always say to people when they say “College students need to get in the real world,” real world things do happen in college. Parents die. Students die. Life events still happen at a very challenging developmental time.

WHAT PERSONAL GOALS DO YOU HAVE? Getting both of my daughters through college. I think all of my personal goals are professional right now. I’d like to get to know Kentucky better. We haven’t really done day trips, so there is a lot to see in Kentucky that I haven’t seen.



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Diane Downs

Dr. Jo Ann Rooney

Beverly Cox Keepers, Ph.D.

Barbara Flanders Wine

Dr. Shirley Willihnganz

Dr. Rita Hudson Shourds

Doris Tegart*

Cheryl Lowe

Donna Hargens

Angela Parsons

Carole C. Pfeffer

Sharon Kerrick

Dr. Cynthia Crabtree

Sara York

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efore Dana Huber worked in the family business, she had many years under her belt in corporate health care, working for both Humana and Kindred Healthcare. It was a leap of faith transitioning to Huberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard. Not only would she be a wife to her husband, they would also be work colleagues. For Dana, the transition helped her find a better balance between being a professional and being a mother to her sons. Fifteen years later, she says it was one of her best decisions. PAGE 36 >>

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Dana Huber

Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, Huberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards Family: Husband Ted; sons Christian and Blake Area of town: Starlight, Indiana

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WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? The people I meet. Because we are a diverse business, I get to work with professionals in agriculture, marketing, public relations, community outreach, and distribution. To hear the stories of how people connect with Huber’s is an uplifting part of my job.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES OF YOUR JOB? Sometimes there are so many number one priorities. We’re a growing family business. You feel like you’re wearing so many hats at once. HOW DO YOU RELAX? Relaxing time is when the four of us are together in the kitchen. We love to cook together. Our home life is our retreat. My sons love pot roast with gravy and mashed potatoes. They also love our homemade raspberry custard pie. HOW HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU EXPECTED? From high school, I felt like I wanted to be an accountant. What I learned very quickly from my first accounting class is that it wasn’t even close to what I wanted to do. I knew it wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to look at numbers all day. My parents encouraged me to find something else in business.


IF YOU ACCOMPLISHED ALL YOUR GOALS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO NEXT? I’d be a travel and food writer. I want to try bike trails in Spain and taste the wines in Argentina. There’s a big world out there. As our sons become integrated into our business, we’ll have more time to travel, although our jobs have allowed us to travel to some amazing places.

WHEN YOU HAVE FREE TIME, HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND IT? I like to support other business owners. I like to visit boutiques and shops. A favorite is Dress & Dwell. Whether it’s going to Adrienne’s Bakery or going to Westport Whiskey & Wine, we’re able to be well-connected and it’s nice to hear what is going on with their businesses.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ADULT BEVERAGES FROM HUBER’S? I love our lavender gin cocktail. My favorite spirit is our gin. I love a French 75, which is sparkling wine, gin, and a lemon twist. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY? Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. I look forward to when our boys come into the company, and I can help them entertain guests while they’re working and have people visiting. I look forward to being able to plan that part for them.




WHAT IS THE SECRET TO MANAGING A FAMILY BUSINESS? As it grows, you have to make sure there is autonomy. As you go from two co-owners to potentially five, you have to have the company secure and diverse enough that [co-owners] are not stepping on one another. That they feel they have the autonomy to run the various lines of business.

Hall of Fame 2003-2018

Elizabeth Kizito

Helen Friedman

Susan Seiller

Kathy Cary

SueAnna Masterson

Grace Deluise-Koenig

Judy Schad

Terri Lynn Doyle

Summer Auerbach

Nancy Grantz

Claudia DeLatorre

Sarah Fritschner

Ericka ChavezGraziano

Adrienne Holland

Brooke Vaughn

Rhona Bowles Kamar

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ou might say Tammy McClanahan’s life has been influenced and directed by health care experiences. From a serious injury as a child to her stint as a candy striper that began at age 13 to now overseeing operations for all oncology services at Norton Healthcare, Tammy’s life has been shaped by being cared for or caring for others. PAGE 40 >>

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Tammy McClanahan

System Vice President, Cancer Service Line RN, BSN, OCN, MHA, FACHE Family: Husband True; daughters Delaney and Tiernan Area of town: Middletown

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DID YOU HAVE A SEMINAL MOMENT THAT LED YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE OR WAS IT A SERIES OF HAPPY ACCIDENTS? I would say by accident. When I went to nursing school, my intent was to take care of patients and to do nursing care for my career. About five years into inpatient nursing, my director of nursing told me she thought I needed to go into management. I didn’t really want to go into management, but she thought I would be good at it. I applied for my first inpatient nurse manager job, and I didn’t get it, and so I was then determined that I was going to go into management. WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT NURSING AND WORKING DAILY WITH PATIENTS? I miss the adrenaline of dealing with an emergency. I’m one of those people who can stay calm in an emergency situation. When there was a code or someone going into a medical crisis, I was the take-charge leader. I’m good at “directing.” WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT POSITION? The best thing is getting to implement positive change in health care. If I hear of something we can improve upon, I can make that change happen. When you’re in a staff nurse role, you’re living with the environment that you’re working in. I’m in a role where I can make change based on where I see the opportunities or where patients have a need.


WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF YOUR POSITION? Two things: making sure to get a consensus from leadership that change needs to happen and being able to figure out financially how to implement new programs. WHAT VERB BEST DESCRIBES YOU? Do. At work, I’m the doer. Even though I’m in a leadership position, I’m the worker bee. A lot of doctors I work with call me the “get ‘er done girl.” At home, my husband says I always have to be doing something.

WHAT PLACES ARE ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST? Key West, Florida, the Maldives, and Iceland. ARE YOU A “DOER” ON VACATION? A little bit of my hesitation about the Maldives is that I’ve heard there’s not anything to do there. We’re big Disney fans, and that’s a lot of doing. When we go, we’re always like “Yes, we got the best Fast Pass.” It’s a strategic, competitive vacation.


DID YOU HAVE A CHILDHOOD INJURY OR ILLNESS THAT MADE AN IMPACT ON YOU? I was 10 years old playing kickball, running to first base, and somebody threw the ball at me. I tripped over the ball and came down on my left knee. I wasn’t sure what had happened except that I couldn’t get up or walk. I was taken in for emergency surgery. I shattered my kneecap and tore all my tendons and ligaments in my knee. It required me to be in a cast for three months. I went to rehab and had to be homeschooled for three months. It was a long recovery. Even today I walk with a limp. It tends to get worse as I get tired. WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? Shopping at T.J.Maxx and Ross. I’m a discount shopper. I don’t like to pay full price for anything. It’s competitive shopping. That’s why I love Black Friday shopping. Strategic competitive shopping; it’s really a sport.

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Sue Stout Tamme

Mary Norton Shands*

Jerri Quillman

Joanne Berryman

Dr. Kim Alumbaugh

Dr. Anees Chagpar

Rebecca Booth, M.D.

Kerri Remmel, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Mollie Cartwright

Becky Beanblossom

Charlotte Ipsan

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Cis Gruebbel

Kim Tharp-Barrie

Teri Graham

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ife sometimes takes people in directions they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate. Alli Truttmann worked as a therapist for children with autism and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t envision herself running a business. What began as a joke morphed into Wicked Sheets, a line of moisture wicking and cooling sheets. It is celebrating its 10-year brandiversary and has been an e-commerce business since 2011. Alli has a bit of a rule-breaker and risk-taker streak in her and says she is now an entrepreneur for life.

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Alli Truttmann

President & CEO, Wicked Sheets Family: Husband Tyler Whitty Area of Town: Crescent Hill

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Competition, pretty much in all aspects of my life. If there is something to compete for, it makes me strive and set my goals higher.


WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT OWNING A BUSINESS? Flexibility. It can be what I wear to work, going in early and staying late, and in how I express myself through the business. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF OWNING A BUSINESS? Building a team that is competent and shares the same vision. Raising money also, but everybody says that. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE IN YOUR BEDROOM BESIDES WICKED SHEETS? An oscillating fan, the current book I’m reading, and an extra pair of glasses.

HOW HAS LIFE BEEN DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU IMAGINED? I make less money than I expected because all entrepreneurs make less money than they think they will. But I’m probably much happier than I ever thought I’d be doing this.

WHAT WAS YOUR AHA MOMENT FOR THE PRODUCT? I was bedridden after I tore my ACL, and I was having significant night sweats as I was going through rehab. I thought they were fevers so I went to the doctor, and was told I have hyperhidrosis. I always blamed sweating on playing sports all through my life. In terms of forming the business and growing it, that all came from a series of positive reinforcements. As soon as I heard it was a good product and people needed it, and we sold sets outside of friends and family, and we then we got our first investor, I was like, “We’ve got something!” WHAT ARE SOME INDULGENCES YOU ALLOW YOURSELF? I love red wine and girls’ nights. My husband and I are big movie buffs. I am also a big jigsaw puzzle person. It’s the idea of starting and finishing something quickly. In entrepreneurism, things move fast, but you don’t have a finite end or resolution.

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WHAT ARE SOME ADVENTURES ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? Jumping onto a moving train is really high up there. I’m totally gonna do it. When I was in high school, my goal was to jump on a moving UPS truck, and I did it. I tucked and rolled off of it. That is number one, and going to Croatia is number two. WHAT IS A SUPERWOMAN SKILL YOU HAVE? I can pogo stick with no hands. My grandma was in the circus. She was a trapeze artist for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. When we were younger and spent time with her, she taught us circus tricks. My real skill is always staying positive. WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? Amazon Seller Central. If I start doing that for the business, I will look up, and it will have been four hours. There’s always something to do like update your listing and optimize your pictures. That is the biggest time suck of my day. IF YOU COULD DO ANYTHING AFTER ACHIEVING ALL YOUR LIFE’S GOALS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Teach in a foreign country or become a farmer. I have an obsession with gardening.

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Betsy Wall

Carla Sue Broecker

Donna Dusel

Lenora Paradis*

Lawren Just

Liz Wilson

Tracie Utter

Andie Frisbee

Cindi Sullivan

Joan Waddell

Leslie McCarthy

Diane Stege

Kathy Olliges

Mary Ann Dallenbach

Ann Gregory

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auren Jones is a meteorologist who, as a child, was terrified of weather. During storms, she would take a twin mattress into the bathtub along with her stuffed animals. While she considered working for the National Weather Service, she eventually made her way to broadcast television. She feels lucky to work on big weather days as well as cover the news in the morning. With her husband also a trained meteorologist, her children knew at early ages the different types of clouds and which ones mean storms are brewing. PAGE 48 >>

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Lauren Jones

Morning Anchor, Wave 3 News Family: Husband Jude Redfield; children Marin, Evelyn, and Leo Area of town: Oldham County

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF METEOROLOGY? I’m a severe weather junkie. I take the mindset of “information is power.” If I’m able to know what’s going on and feel informed, it makes me less anxious.



WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? My driving force is my family. I’ve been blessed that the hours I work allow me to spend the majority of the day with my family. I realize a lot of parents don’t get home until seven or eight at night. When it comes to work, the best thing is the people. I come into work in my pajamas, my hair is wet and slicked back every morning, no makeup. They see all the layers peeled back. It’s nice to know that I’m able to work with people who always have my back. WHAT IS A CHALLENGING ASPECT OF YOUR JOB? The hours. [Lauren’s alarm goes off at 1:30am. She gets to work at 3am.] WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX? We’re big on watching family movies. We love going outside and going on family walks. I also love walking around Target.


ARE YOU A PERSON WHO LIKES TO BE BUSY OR CHILL ON VACATIONS? We normally go to the beach every summer, and I look forward to it. The second it’s over, I’m thinking, “I can’t wait for 365 days from now to do it all over again.” We go to Hilton Head, South Carolina, all the time. We are very much the relaxing family. We wake up, go to the pool, go to the beach, go on walks, ride bikes, and make dinner. And then we do it all over again the next day.

HOW DOES YOUR JOB HELP YOU FEEL OR SHOW GRATITUDE? We report on the worst of the worst. I find myself so many times a day thinking, “I can’t even fathom what that family is going through.” I’m really grateful. I’ve got healthy kids, a great husband, a great family.

WHO DOES THE COOKING IN YOUR HOUSE? My husband’s a really good cook. I’ll burn everything. My daughter said, “You make the best fruit.” I said, “You know I just cut it.” I don’t do anything else. I can make a mean fruit.

WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? I feel like I really don’t ever lose track of time. I think when you talk to anyone who works in morning television, there’s a bit of sleep anxiety that goes along with it. You’re constantly counting down to when you’re finally able to sleep, and then you’re counting down how much time you still have to sleep when you’re trying to fall asleep. I’m very routine.




WHAT WORD BEST DESCRIBES YOU? Loyal. I have a handful of lifelong close friends who I really value.

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Dawne Gee

Liz Everman

Jackie Hays

Jean West

Melissa Swan

Vicki Dortch

Rachel Platt

Janelle MacDonald

Renee Murphy

Candyce Clifft

Claudia Coffey

Elizabeth Woolsey

Kelsey Starks

Angie Fenton

Connie Leonard

Shannon Cogan

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eing a judge can make a person very cynical, but Vicki Carmichael tries to remember the successes she sees to keep her spirits buoyed. As much as she appreciates a thank you, she reminds people that they did the hard work. “I gave you the tools and resources; you did it yourself,” she says. The nurturing compassion she brings to the bench sets her apart and often makes her feel like the “mom” of the courtroom.

Vicki Carmichael

Clark County Circuit No. 4 Judge Family: Husband Lonnie Cooper; daughter Cleneth Lumenario Area of town: Jeffersonville, Indiana

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? I’m motivated by the people I see in court who overcome struggles, addiction, and life’s challenges. I’m motivated by my husband, my daughter, my mother, and siblings; those people who walk with me and support me.



WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB? Adoptions. That’s always the fun day in court. We also do a ‘toy adoption’ every year. We open up to the community, and kids can come in and adopt their toys and dolls that they got for Christmas. The happiness and joy that come with real adoptions are fun because you’re completing families, and that’s a really neat thing to do. My husband and I adopted our daughter, so adoptions are special.

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF YOUR JOB? The administrative tasks — dealing with staff and budget issues. If I could sit on the bench all day and be a judge, that would be great, but it doesn’t work that way. WHAT WAS YOUR “AHA” MOMENT? I was in 7th grade, and we took a field trip to the courthouse. My history teacher’s brother-in-law was a judge at the time. We went into a courtroom, and we saw a case. I was just fascinated. I went home and told my parents: “I know what I want to do. I want to be a lawyer. I want to be a judge. I want to be on the Supreme Court. And maybe even the first woman president.”

HOW DO YOU SHOW GRATITUDE IN YOUR LIFE? Being fully present when I’m with someone and doing little things to say thank you. I have a condo in Florida, and I took my staff down for a weekend (they paid for their own airfare). We did an escape room and ax-throwing, which I highly recommend. It was a way to say thank you to my staff. IN WHAT WAYS HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU IMAGINED? Professionally, I always knew what I wanted to do and did it. But I never expected to have a daughter. I never thought about getting married; I was more career-focused than anything. My husband, at 60, spent 27 months in the Philippines working in an orphanage. I went down to visit a couple of times and Cleneth was one of the girls in the orphanage. We talked to her and decided to sponsor her to come to the U.S. to get a college education. Once she got here, we also formally adopted her. She was 19 when she moved here. That has been a life-changing experience.


WHAT HAS SURPRISED YOU ABOUT BEING A JUDGE? Going through law school, they teach you research, case law, statues, and you see the black and white letter of the law. But when you get into the courtroom, you realize there is a lot of gray, and there is no black and white. I was a public defender for 12 years before I became a judge, and I thought sentencing people to prison would be very difficult. It’s not, which surprised me. WHAT VERB BEST DESCRIBES YOU? Laugh. People tell me they can hear me laughing all the way down the hall. WHAT MAKES YOU LOSE TRACK OF TIME? Sitting and talking to old friends. I don’t do it often enough.

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Anne Meagher Northup

Janice R. Martin

Crit Luallen

Joan Riehm*

Bobbie Holsclaw

Martha Layne Collins

Eleanor Jordan

Virginia L. Woodward

Tina Ward-Pugh

Shellie May

Angela Bisig

Julie Denton

Barbara Weakley-Jones

Ellen Hesen

Erica Lee Williams

Vicki Aubrey Welch


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