Women of Excellence 2019

From left to right, the 2019 YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Women of Excellence Serena Tejpar, Christine Stapleton, Dr. Bertha Garcia, Shantal Feltham, Kathy Longo, Heather Hiscox and Deb Harvey during Tuesday’s announcement of this year’s honourees. (JONATHAN JUHA, The London Free Press)
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Finch Auto Group is proud to support the YMCA Women of Excellence 2019. The award recipients were announced on Tuesday, February 5 at the Bostwick Community Center. Danna Dejong and Shannon Maloley from Finch Auto Group attended the breakfast event to watch these 8 remarkable leaders be recognized for their contributions.

This year’s nominees are:

  • Deb Harvey, Executive Director at the Grand Theater
  • Heather Hiscox, CBC host/anchor
  • Kathy Longo, Community leader and co-chair of the Youth Opportunities Unlimited New Addition Building Campaign
  • Shantal Feltham, Founder and President of Stiris Research Stiris Research USA Inc.
  • Dr. Bertha Garcia, an accomplished physician in the department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, recognized for her research in organ transplantation and medical education
  • Christine Stapleton, who has helped set the table for National and Provincial Championships, as the Director of Sports and Recreation at Western University
  • Serena Tejpar, Young Woman of Excellence who, despite surviving a severe motor vehicle collision, returned to university and graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University
  • Janet Stewart, Outstanding Achievement Award, Janet is an inspiration and mentor to countless young lawyers and philanthropist

Each woman is singled out for her accomplishments in a different category. Michelle Quintyn, co-chair of the Women of Excellence, said: “These women “hit the mark; they are all leaders, they are entrepreneurs… All these individuals are remarkable in their fields...and if you counted all of the awards across all of these women, you wouldn’t be able to fit them on a page.”

These ladies will be honored at the May 15 Gala held at the London Convention Center. You can purchase tickets here: Here.

All proceeds support the YMCA Strong Kids Program, ensuring everyone has access to YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.

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