Women of Achievement

Every year, Garden State Council honors one woman from each of the six counties we serve whose life and works exemplify the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law. In addition, we honor one woman Scouter who has made a major impact in the lives of Scouts in South Jersey.

2021 Women of Achievement Honorees

Burlington County

Anne Caruso

Manager, First Choice Business Brokers

Camden County

Christina Renna

President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey

Cape May County

Joanne Carrocino

President and CEO, Cape Regional Health System

Cumberland County

Minerva Alvarado

Development Director, SERVPRO

Gloucester County

Joanne Connor

Chief of Staff, Rowan University

Salem County

Theresa Widger

Stakeholder Outreach Specialist, PSEG Nuclear

Woman Scouter of the Year

Vivian Badon

2021 Event Information

10th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

Reception and Dinner

to benefit South Jersey youth served by the character-building programs of the 

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Auletto Caterers

Wine Cellar Reception, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Program, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

2021 Online Event Program Book

Past Honorees of the Garden State Council Women of Achievement Award

Searchable table of our past Women of Achievement honorees:

YearCountyFirstMiddleLast TitleCompany
2012CamdenPatriciaPurdyPresidentSouthern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America
2012Cape MayLyndaPagliughiFirst LadyAvalon, NJ
2012CumberlandMarleneZAsseltaPresidentSouthern New Jersey Development Council
2012GloucesterPamelaSClarkSecretary and TreasurerCetteri & Connell Insurance
2012SalemJulieAActonFreeholder DirectorSalem County
2013BurlingtonAmyRWebbPrincipal & CEOSaratoga Benefit Services, LLC
2013CamdenDebraRosenEsqPartnerArcher & Greiner, LLC
2013Cape MayMauraMcMahonMcMahon Agency
2013CumberlandLouiseBertacchiChairVineland Downtown District
2013GloucesterNinaSSorelliCPA, CFEPartnerBowman & Company, LLP
2013SalemJoyceSkradzinskiExecutive DirectorSouth Jersey Chapter, American Red Cross
2014BurlingtonMary AnnBoccoliniPresident & CEOSamaritan Healthcare & Hospice
2014CamdenStaceyJSinclairEsqChief Operating OfficerArcher & Greiner, P.C.
2014Cape MayMaryanneAdamsPresident & CEOAvalon Flooring
2014CumberlandGailMarinoPresident & CEOBay Atlantic Federal Credit Union
2014GloucesterLyndaLHinkleEsqAttorney at LawLaw Office of Lynda L. Hinkle
2014SalemTammyMaciochaMajor AccountsSouth Jersey Gas
2015BurlingtonPegKnightRNPhilanthropy ChairAmerican Red Cross
2015CamdenJuneASernakExecutive DirectorAmerican Red Cross
2015Cape MayVickiTClarkPresidentCape May County Chamber of Commerce
2015CumberlandKathleenNortonGallaherVice PresidentTD Bank
2015GloucesterMichelleGollapalliVice President of Development, Executive DirectorKennedy Health Care Foundation
2015SalemLindaDuBoisPE/Health Teacher / Township Committee MemberPittsgrove Middle School / Pittsgrove Township
2016BurlingtonJenniferStarkeyVice President, Relationship ManagerTD Bank
2016CamdenTishColombiFormer MayorHaddonfield
2016Cape MayRonnieTownSenior Public Affairs ManagerAtlantic City Electric
2016CumberlandPamelaAnnSjogrenChair, Board of TrusteesCumberland County College / Whibco, Inc.
2016GloucesterBarbaraWallaceMayorWashington Township
2016SalemLt. Col. GwynParris-AtwellNurse PractitionerKennedy Health
2017BurlingtonMary AnnO'BrienSurrogateBurlington County
2017CamdenAdrienneKirbyPhDPresident & CEOCooper University Health Care
2017Cape MayNancyCleaverSenior Vice President & Chief Lending OfficerCrest Savings Bank
2017CumberlandTammyGarrisonSenior Account Executive, Territorial Sales ManagerSouth Jersey Energy Company
2017GloucesterLt. Col. BarbaraMcCormickMSN, RN, CENKennedy Health
2017SalemBJAyarsTechnical Analyst, Emergency PreparednessPSEG Nuclear, LLC
2018BurlingtonSharonMHammelChief Retail OfficerRepublic Bank
2018CamdenDebraPDiLorenzoPresident & CEOChamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey
2018Cape MayE. MarieHayesFreeholderCape May County
2018CumberlandShirleyJSeverAdjunct Professor / Retired Sales & MarketingCumberland County College
2018GloucesterJenniferYoungExternal Affairs, Southern New JerseyVerizon
2018SalemNickiBurkeSurrogateSalem County
2019BurlingtonFeliciaHopsonFreeholderBurlington County
2019CamdenJoccolaTThomasAssistant Vice President of Business DevelopmentSouth Jersey Federal Credit Union
2019Cape MayDr. BarbaraGabaPresidentAtlanticCape Community College
2019CumberlandDr. ShellySchneiderInterim SuperintendentMillville Public Schools
2019GloucesterLisaCarneyAgency OwnerFarmers Insurance
2019SalemCeilSmithExecutive Director, SCC FoundationSalem Community College
2020BurlingtonBridgetWieseVice President, Senior Store ManagerRepublic Bank
2020CamdenDr. HeleneBurnsSenior Vice President and Chief Nursing OfficerJefferson Health
2020Cape MayMelanieColletteSpeaker, ConsultantMoneyTalk with Melanie
2020CumberlandVeronicaSergiacomiSafety SpecialistAtlantic City Electric
2020GloucesterPatriciaDClaghornEdDDean, Business StudiesRowan College of South Jersey
2020SalemElizabeth"Betsy"HarrisCo-OwnerCow Town Rodeo and Farmer's Market

Searchable table of our past Woman Scouters of the Year honorees:

YearFirst NameLast Name
2020Carol James