York ATHENA Leadership Award®
The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment — qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Award is unique in both scope — local, national and international — and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based.
The ATHENA award is sponsored by:
ATHENA Leadership Model®
The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman or a man who is honored for excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional leadership excellence and leadership skills. It is comprised of eight core tenets:
Understanding who you are – your values, beliefs and thoughts. Honoring your uniqueness. Accepting personal responsibility for your actions.
Celebration & Joy
Appreciating and acknowledging your accomplishments. Looking forward to your life with a sense of hope and purpose.
Reaching out beyond what you can achieve on your own. Working in unison with others, while celebrating diverse points of view, ideas and actions.
Standing up and standing firm in the face of fear. Taking risks to speak the truth or challenge the way things have always been done.
Supporting and acting on your passion for people, causes or ideas. Creating an unstoppable force for the greater good.
Serving the created good. Committing to help your personal community of family, friends and peers as well as the global village at large.
Challenging yourself to listen and be open to what is new and unfamiliar. Expanding and developing your knowledge, skills and experiences. Teaching others.
Connecting with and embracing others. Appreciating the gifts and talents of different people in your life.
York ATHENA® Recipients
1987 Alice Batigne, The Fabric Shop
1988 Josephine D. Appell, C. S. Davidson, Inc.
1989 Olive Padden, Olive Padden Real Estate
1990 Josephine (Josie) Barley, The Autumn House At Powder Mill
1991 Marsha M. Everton, The Pfaltzgraff Co.
1992 Not awarded
1993 Delaine Zimmer Toerper, Tighe Industries
1994 Jody Keller, Keller Resources/Norrell Services
1995 Linda Davidson, C.S. Davidson
1996 Deb Goodling, Drovers Bank
1997 Lorraine Hovis
1998 Carole Register, York Health Systems
1999 Mary Stephenson, York Sunday News
2000 Sally Dixon, Memorial Hospital
2001 Deb Simon, Seligman Friedman
2002 Dr. Wanda Filer
2003 Lynne Pfafflin, Merrill Lynch
2004 Carolyn Schaefer, Wachovia
2005 Coni Wolf, York Container
2006 Jan Herrold, York Counts
2007 Dr. Deborah McMillan, Yorktowne Family Medical
2008 Kim Walsh, Inside Out Consulting
2009 Barbara Carbaugh, Radio Hanover, Inc.
2010 Lynda Randall, New Level Advisors
2011 Debra Stock, YWCA of York
2012 Elizabeth Force Carson, M&T Bank and Dianne L. Moore, Wellspan Women’s Center
2013 Liz Dellinger, York Traditions Bank
2014 Jane Schussler, Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law
2015 Jean Treuthart, YWCA of York
2016 Lea Nadler, Susquehanna Civil Inc.
2017 Mayor C. Kim Bracey, City of York
2018 Maria Royce, Wellspan Health
2019 Lyn Bergdoll, Distinguished Young Women & Belmont Theatre
2020/2021 Victoria Connor, York Bar Association
2022Dr. Pamela Gunter Smith, York College of Pennsylvania