Women strong is a select group of honorees who exemplify leadership through community involvement

Formed in 2016 in celebration of our 25th anniversary, this select network of women will create the foundation for Women Build 2017, Habitat's effort to build homes that are funded and constructed by women. Each of the women nominated to this group is committed to making Seminole County and Greater Apopka better place to live.

Through this network, 25 Seminole County women and 10 Apopka women will build and raise funds to help ensure that the homes we build will remain affordable for generations to come. 

Interested in joining or know someone who would make a great fit? Email us at WomenBuild@habitat-sa.org or call 407-696-5855 x 2201. You can also fill out the form below and someone from our team will respond!

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Meet our Women Strong team from 2016 below:

 
  Susan deFreese   Senior Vice President and Compliance Manager at IBERIABANK   25 Women Strong Board Chair    Learn More →

Susan deFreese

Senior Vice President and Compliance Manager at IBERIABANK

25 Women Strong Board Chair

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  Kim Barna   Vice President of Operations for The Pelletier Group   Learn More →

Kim Barna

Vice President of Operations for The Pelletier Group

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  Evelyn Black,   MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP   Human Resource Manager for J. Raymond Construction Corp.   Learn More →

Evelyn Black, MHR, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource Manager for J. Raymond Construction Corp.

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  Brandy Blackwell   Senior Marketing Manager at Tijuana Flats restaurants   Learn More →

Brandy Blackwell

Senior Marketing Manager at Tijuana Flats restaurants

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  Suzanne Breitwieser   Financial Advisor with Security Financial Management   Learn More →

Suzanne Breitwieser

Financial Advisor with Security Financial Management

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  Denese Carty   Business Development Manager for FBC Mortgage, LLC   Learn More →

Denese Carty

Business Development Manager for FBC Mortgage, LLC

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  Stephanie Colwell   Patient Access Manager at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital   Learn More →

Stephanie Colwell

Patient Access Manager at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital

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  Paula Dunkman   CEO of Dunkman Paint & Wallcovering   Learn More →

Paula Dunkman

CEO of Dunkman Paint & Wallcovering

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  Susan Fernandez   Corporate Communications and Government Relations with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas   Learn More →

Susan Fernandez

Corporate Communications and Government Relations with
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

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  Elizabeth Hale   Director of Enterprise Application Development at the University of Central Florida   Learn More →

Elizabeth Hale

Director of Enterprise Application Development at the University of Central Florida

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  Carla Hogan   Owner at Look Local Marketing   Learn More →    

Carla Hogan

Owner at Look Local Marketing

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  Nan Mann   Senior Vice President and Loan Compliance and CRA Officer at Floridian Bank   Learn More →

Nan Mann

Senior Vice President and
Loan Compliance and CRA Officer at Floridian Bank

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  Sara Meyer Mercado   Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial   Learn More →

Sara Meyer Mercado

Financial Advisor with Thrivent Financial

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  Joyce Odongo   Vice President/Central Florida Senior Community Development Officer   Learn More →

Joyce Odongo

Vice President/Central Florida Senior Community Development Officer

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  Carolina Otalvaro   Senior Vice President BSA/Compliance Officer Florida Bank of Commerce   Learn More →

Carolina Otalvaro

Senior Vice President BSA/Compliance Officer
Florida Bank of Commerce

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  Sarah L Pape   Shareholder/Attorney at Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe, P.A.   Learn More →

Sarah L Pape

Shareholder/Attorney
at Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe, P.A.

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  Jenelle Schmidli   Project Manager at Allen and Company   Learn More →

Jenelle Schmidli

Project Manager at
Allen and Company

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  Wendy Sellers   Managing Partner: Human Capital– BlackRain Partners   Learn More →

Wendy Sellers

Managing Partner: Human Capital– BlackRain Partners

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  Holly Sheets   Personal Banker at The Citizens Bank    Learn More →

Holly Sheets

Personal Banker at The Citizens Bank 

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  Mellissa Slover-Athey   VP / CRA Officer at Center State Bank   Learn More →

Mellissa Slover-Athey

VP / CRA Officer at Center State Bank

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  Gwen Timmons   Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate – Oviedo   Learn More →

Gwen Timmons

Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate – Oviedo

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  Amy Wacker   Director of IOA Risk Services at Insurance Office of America   Learn More →

Amy Wacker

Director of IOA Risk Services at Insurance Office of America

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  Trish Walden   CCIM, Broker at FBX Commercial, Inc.   Learn More →

Trish Walden

CCIM, Broker at FBX Commercial, Inc.

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  Tifni Welch Neidhardt   VP of Technology, Service, Training, and EIP at Cruises-N-More   Learn More →    

Tifni Welch Neidhardt

VP of Technology, Service, Training, and EIP at
Cruises-N-More

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  Julia Howard   Customer Service Staff Manager, Farmers/Bristol West Insurance    Learn More →

Julia Howard

Customer Service Staff Manager, Farmers/Bristol West Insurance 

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  Elizabeth Phipps   Claims Counsel at Farmers/Bristol West Insurance   Learn More →

Elizabeth Phipps

Claims Counsel at Farmers/Bristol West Insurance

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