Meet the amazing women who are our 2014 Women of Vison!
- Michelle Boyle, Ft. Collins – Founder & Exec Dir of Ram Strength, a nonprofit closely associated with CSU which provides local cancer survivors direct financial assistance for basic needs, scholarship opportunities, programs and services.
- Megan Chenoweth, Loveland – Addicted to drugs, arrested, in prison. She found the strength to change her life and is now in school, working, and telling her story to kids. The message: Not even ONCE.
- Wendy Cohen, Ft. Collins – led the passage of Lacy’s Law in honor of her daughter who was murdered by a police impersonator in 2003.
- Caroline Creager, Berthoud – entrepreneur (owner of Berthoud Athletic Club), author (Bouncing Back Into Shape After Baby et al), mentor (formal and informal programs for over 20 years) and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
- Melisa Esposti, Ft. Collins – tireless volunteer, fund raiser, event organizer and grant writer with many nonprofits including Crossroads Safehouse, Weld Co Food Bank and Zonta.
- Teresa Funk, Ft. Collins – author, speaker, teacher who created the Great Book Giveaway, Read A Hero Literacy Program for Boys & Girls Clubs, Do Yu Park School Kit Program and El Centro Triunfo Tutoring Program.
- Jennifer Gray, Loveland – after the loss of her husband & daughter at the hands of a drunk driver, Jennifer created Inspiire, Inc and Dare To Move Project to help others move out of their comfort zones and make new choices. Active in MADD, speaks at DUI classes and high schools.
- Libby James, Ft. Collins – elite athlete who at age 77 is still setting records for running. She is also a freelance writer and children’s book author, mentor & coach to female athletes of all ages, and a quiet volunteer in the Ft. Collins community. Member of the Colorado Running Hall of Fame, she is one of the most accomplished distance runners on the planet.
- Stacy Johnson, Windsor – Advocate for business in NoCo through Colorado Blueprint Plan for Economic Development, Director of Business Retention & Expansion for NCEDC and Director of Econ Dev of the Town of Windsor. Also a community leader and nonprofit champion.
- Rose Moon, Ft. Collins – certified addictions counselor and founder of HalfMoon Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching art to at-risk teens.
- Kathay Rennels, Ft. Collins – a strong ranch woman who ended up in the political arena: former county commissioner. Key role in development of The Ranch.
- Maria Secrest, Greeley – Former MP in the military, community leader in Greeley, advocate for Hispanic educational excellence and Veteran’s programs, volunteer for Catholic Charities and liaison between Congressman Cory Gardner & constituents.
Watch the inspirational video created by Karen Fournier of Starstream Productions, showcasing the words of wisdom from our Honorees!