YWCA Announces 2022 Women of Achievement Event Nominees and Host


VAN WERT COUNTY – YWCA of Van Wert County will host its annual Women of Achievement Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the Willow Bend Country Club. Tickets will be available for $25 on Eventbrite.com starting Monday, February 14.

This year’s nominees in the following eight categories include:

Professional Leadership – Stacy Adam, Jamie Ramos, Vicki Smith and Quincy Thompson

Advocacy – Teresa Shaffer

Women Empowerment – ​​Victoria Mooney

Racial Justice – Eva Yarger

Volunteer – Rachel White

Youth Development – ​​Delta Clark, Rachel Hoverman and Nancy Sparks

Civic engagement – ​​Janice Kirchenbauer

Overcoming Adversity – Tabitha Kline and Kendall Schrader

The winners of the Women of Achievement awards will be announced the evening of the event. “The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all – so it is an absolute honor to be able to recognize those women who fulfill our mission in their daily lives. We look forward to a wonderful evening celebrating our nominees and their commitment to the Van Wert community,” said Kelly Houg, Mission Impact Coordinator.

This year’s event will be moderated by Susan J. Burchfield, LPCC-S. Burchfield is a licensed professional clinical counselor, supervisor, certified mediator, and co-founder of the Assisting Our Kids (AOK) parenting education program. She has worked with individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. Her areas of expertise include individual, marital and family therapy, group facilitation, consultations, mediation, training, supervision as well as the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

“As a former member and chair of the Van Wert County YWCA Board of Directors, Susan continues to support the mission and work of the YWCA in the community,” Houg said. “We are thrilled to bring his energy, his story and his commitment to this year’s celebration!

The YWCA is partially funded by the Van Wert County Foundation and is a United Way agency. For more information on this event, please contact Kelly Houg at 419-238-6639 or [email protected]


Comments are closed.