Phenomenal VA Woman Award Ceremony - Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center


Phenomenal VA Woman Award Ceremony

VA Woman Award Ceremony

Winners Left to Right: Melissa Kropf, Deidra Brooks, Denise Slocum, Sue Nan Jehlen, Jeanette Gartland Creighton, Darcie Hutchinson, Lori Ann Jacobson, Wanda Martinez, Mary Anne Vitticore

Thursday, September 6, 2012

In Celebration of National Women’s Equality Day, on August 23, the Canandaigua VA Medical Center’s Federal Women’s Special Emphasis Program Workgroup held a Phenomenal VA Woman Award Ceremony.

The ceremony included a speakers panel with Linda Dietsche, Nancy Swanson, and Darlene Trytek, who spoke about  their military and VA experiences and also what being a phenomenal woman means to them.

Sixteen women were nominated for the award. This year winners of 2012 Phenomenal VA Woman Award were:

• Deidra Brooks
• Jeanette Gartland Creighton
• Darcie Hutchinson
• Lori Ann Jacobson
• Sue Nan Jehlen
• Melissa Kropf
• Wanda Martinez
• Denise Slocum
• Meg Vandermolen
• Mary Anne Vitticore

The program closed with the Jacqueline O’Shay Haas reading the poem “Phenomenal Women” by Maya Angelou.  

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The Canandaigua VA Medical Center is located at 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY. 



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