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Women of Achievement honorees for 2023 announced


Fifteen women from metro Atlanta, including some here in Cobb County, have been named Women of Achievement honorees for 2023 by LiveSafe Resources for the group’s 38th tribute to women. 

The organization honors 15 women leaders each year. Nominated by their peers, the women are leaders who demonstrate outstanding traits in their personal, professional and volunteer endeavors.

The women went through a competitive application process. Of the 15, one of the women will  be named “2023 Woman of the Year” at their awards gala, Tribute to Achievement, that will be held on March 17 at the Renaissance Waverly hotel in Cumberland. 

This year’s honorees include:

Rhonda Anderson, chief deputy, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office

Maranie Brown, vice president, Data Platform & Solutions, BlackRock

Sonja Brown, Cobb Superior Court judge

Sheronica Burgess, CEO, The Barcliff Group

Melissa Cantrell, president & CEO, CDH Partners

Stacey Chapman, principal & sr. vice president, CROFT & Associates

Joy Dyess, vice president, Bank South Mortgage

Debbie Ginocchio, development director, Sweetwater Mission

Holly Gotfredson, president, American Metalcraft

Stacy Haubenschild, principal, chief operating officer, Henssler Financial

Latonia P. Hines, Smyrna councilwoman

Schuyler Hoynes, attorney, Georgia National Guard

Niki Lemeshka, program manager, Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Rosan R. Petrillo, regional manager of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, Kaiser Permanete

Janet Savage, owner & operator, Jan’s Hair Boutique

 LiveSafe Resources is an organization whose mission is to provide support and skills to courageous survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. To help these victims rebuild their lives, the organization offers services including counseling, shelter, education, and advocacy. 

Tracey Atwater, executive director of LiveSafe Resources said, “In 2020 alone, more than 42,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported to Georgia law enforcement and numbers have only increased since then. Therefore, as we host our annual gala, we aim to focus attention on the ways our community and organization can best support those who face the consequences.” 


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