PAST ABIGAIL ADAMS HONOREES (1988-2018)

 

2018

  • Senator Harriette L. Chandler, Senate President Emerita

  • Collette Phillips, Founder & CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

  • Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Founder & CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

  • Geri Denterlein, Founder & CEO, Denterlein

  • Helen Drinan, President, Simmons University

2017

  • Rahki Kumar, Senior Managing Director & Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

  • Kristen Lepore, Governor Baker's Chief of Staff

  • Niki Tsongas, U.S. Representative, MA 3rd Congressional District

  • Linda Whitlock, Principal, The Whitlock Group

 

2016

  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Lt. Gov, Massachusetts

  • Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, CEO, YW Boston

  • Rep. Elizabeth Malia, State Representative, Massachusetts

  • Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President & CEO, The Dimock Center

  • Marcy Reed, MA President, National Grid

  • Senator Karen Spilka, State Senator, Massachusetts

 

2015

  • Mary Kakas, President & CEO, Edward F. Kakas & Sons

  • Rep. Kay Khan, State Representative, Massachusetts

  • Mayor Lisa Wong, Mayor of Fitchburg

  • Josefina Bonilla, Founder & Publisher, Color Media Group

 

2014

  • Bennie Wiley, Principal, The Wiley Group

  • Ann Murphy, O'Neill & Associates

  • Marion Colombo, Market President, TD Bank

  • Susan Tracey, President, The Strategy Group

  • Susan Servais, Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Council

  • Gloria Fox, State Representative, 7th Suffolk District

2013

  • Linda DeMarco, Co-President, InterPride

  • Valerie Mosley, CEO, Valmo Ventures

  • Alison A. Quirk, Executive VP, State Street Corporation

  • Kathi-Anne Reinstein, State Representative, Massachusetts

  • Elizabeth Scheibel 

  • Laura Sen, President & CEO, BJs

2012

  • Marge Schiller, Dolores L. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Auditor Suzanne Bump, Auditor, Massachusetts

  • Rosalin Acosta, Senior VP & Managing Director, Enterprise Bank

  • Deborah C. Enos, CEO, Neighborhood Health

  • Dianne Luby, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood MA

  • Jennifer Nassour​, Chairwoman, MA Republican Party

 

2011

  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Dolores L. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award, Senior Fellow, Northeastern University

  • Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad, Speaker Pro Tempore, Massachusetts

  • Lauren Baker, First Lady of Masaschusetts, Founder of Wonderfund

  • Jane C. Edmonds, Senior Fellow, Northeastern University

  • Ruth Ellen Fitch, President and CEO of Dimock Center

  • Vicary Graham, Past Chair for Greater Boston Food Bank

2010

  • Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Representative MA 5th District

  • Ruth Bramson, Co-Chair of Diversity Sub-Committee for the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

  • Sheriff Andrea Cabral, County Prosecutor

  • Susan Esper, Deloitte & Touche LLP

  • Michal Regunberg, Principal, MR Associates

  • Marita Rivero, Board Member, NPR

  • Dr. Fran Burke, Professor, Suffolk University

2009

  • Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director, Group Insurance Commission

  • Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO, MA Life Sciences Center

  • Marie A. Turley, Senior Policy Analyst for Women & Seniors programs for Suffolk County Sheriff's Dept.

  • Lt. Governor Kerry Healey, Lt. Governor MA

  • Senator Joan Menard, State Senator

  • Attorney General Martha Coakley, Attorney General, MA

2008

  • Senate President Therese Murray, Senate President, MA

  • Diane Patrick, Senior Counsel at Ropes & Gray

  • Mary Breslauer, Executive Producer, Co-host, The Agenda

  • Judy Butler, Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory, UC Berkeley 

  • Carol Fulp, Senior VP, John Hancock Financial

  • Mona Harrington, Chief Information Officer, US Election Assistance Comission 

  • Ellen Zane, President & CEO, Tufts Medical Center

2007

  • Jennifer Davis, Sr. VP of Global Communications, DELL

  • Joanne Grady, Founder and CEO, Abbott Personnel Consulting

  • Maria Krokidas, Founding Partner, Krokidas and Bluestein LLP

  • Renee Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University

  • Susana Segat, Founding Chair and Commissioner, Mass Commision on the Status of Women

  • Meg Vaillancourt, Sr. VP Coporate Relations and Executive Director of Red Sox Foundation

  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Women and Public Policy Program founder, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

2006

  • Virginia Buckingham, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Boston Herald

  • Marian Heard, President and CEO, Oxen Hill Partners

  • Melissa Kogut, VP of Development, Riverside Community Care

  • Barbara Lee, Founder, Barbara Lee Family Foundation

  • Angela Menino, Dress for Success, Rosie's Place, Women's Lunch Place

2005

  • Mary Beth Cahill, Campaign Manager, Kerry-Edwards

  • Joanne Jaxtimer, Senior VP & Director Public Affairs, BNY Mellon

  • Nancy Leaming, CEO, Tufts Associated Health Plans

  • Bonnie Newman, Executive Dean, Harvard University School of Gov't

  • Samantha Overton Bussell, Director of Parks & Rec, State Enterprise Solutions for Conduent

  • Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President & CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers

  • Margaret D. Xifaras, Attorney, Lang, Xifaras & Bullard

2004

  • Cheryl Cronin, General Counsel to 2004 Democratic National Convention

  • Janine Fondon, President and CEO, UnityFirst

  • Janice Loux, MBTA Pension Board Chair

  • Lois Pines, Former State Representative in Newton, Candidate for Lt. Gov

  • Jo Ann Sprague, State Senator

  • Roni Thaler, Executive Director, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus

  • Jane Wallis Gumble, Director of Housing and Community Development

2003

  • Teri Cavanagh, CEO, COBB Marketing & Communications

  • Hon. Carol Cleven, State Representative

  • Teresa Heinz Kerry, Chair, Heinz Endowments & Heinz Family Philanthropies

  • Hon. Shannon O’Brien, State Treasurer, MA

  • Sherry Penney, Professor, UMass Boston

  • Sarah-Ann Shaw, Journalist/TV Reporter, WBZ-TV

2002

  • Rev. Anne C. Fowler, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church

  • Paula Groves, Partner, Axxon Capital

  • Nan Langowitz, Founding Director, Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Babson College

  • Gloria Larson, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

  • Sayre Sheldon, National Board Member and Ed Fund Treasurer, Women's Action for New Directions

  • Andrea Silbert, Ceo and Co-founder, Center for Women and Enterprise

  • Mary Toomey, Teacher, Weymouth Schools

2001

  • Alison Amoroso

  • Clare Dalton, Founder of Domestic Violence Institute, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Jody Dow, Republican National Committee Member, Former Sec of State Candidate

  • Dr. Paula Johnson, Cardiologist

  • Judith Nitsch, Founding principal of Nitsch Engineering

  • Gail Snowden, Managing Director, Fleet Bank

2000

  • Randy Albelda, Phd., Research Director, MA State Senate Taxation Committee

  • Vicki Donlan, Founder & Publisher, Women's Business

  • Justine M. Liff, Boston Parks and Rec Commissioner

  • Helene Solomon

  • Nancy Achin Sullivan, Executive Director, Board of Registration in Medicine

  • Paula Wright

1999

  • Beth Boland, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP

  • Kathleen Casavant, Treasurer, Massachusetts AFL-CIO

  • Beverly Droz, Management Development Consultant, Droz Management Consulting

  • Jean Inman, Chair, Massachusetts Republican Party

  • Susannah Swihart, CFO, Bank Boston

  • Rev. Cheng Imm Tan, Founding Director, Mayor's Office of New Bostonians

1998

  • Martha Chayet, Owner, Chayett Communications Group, INC.

  • Hon. Barbara E. Gray, State Representative

  • Vivien Li, Executive Director, Boston Harbor Association

  • Fran Rodgers, Chair and founder, WFD Inc. 

  • Regina Villa, Owner, Chair and President of Regina Villa Asc

  • Gail M. Leftwith, "Civic Engagement Advisor"  for The Voter Participation Center

1997

  • Elsie Frank

  • Sandra Henriquez, CEO, Boston Housing Authority 

  • Elizabeth Levin, Senior VP & Principal, Rizzo Associates 

  • Dr. Elizabeth Sherman, Founder & Former Director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, UMass Boston

  • Rina Spence

  • Dr. Susan Roosevelt Weld, First Lady of Massachusetts

1996

  • Mary Maples Dunn, Former President of Smith College, Published Author

  • Sally Greenberg, Esq., Eastern States Civil Rights Counsel, Anti-Defamation League

  • Kija Kim, MASSJOBS Council Board Co-Chair & Massachusetts Asian American Commission

  • Paula Meara, Police Chief, Justice

  • Barbara Quiroga, Art & Fashion Publicist 

  • Nassrine Farhoody, Director, Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass

1995

  • Kathleen E. Caron

  • Sheryl Marshall, VP, Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette

  • Loretta McLaughlin, Groundbreaking Reporter, Former Globe Editorial Page Editor

  • Frances K. Moseley, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Boston

  • Evelyn F. Murphy, Former Lt. Gov of Massachusetts

  • Helen Chin Schlichte, Co-Founder, South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehab Facility

1994

  • Priscilla Douglas, Assistant Secretary for Public Safety & Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations

  • Hon. Nancy Gertner, US Federal Judge

  • Deborah Jackson, CEO, American Red Cross Eastern Mass

  • Nancy F. Korman, Woman's Advocate/Campaign Worker for Senator Ed Kennedy

  • Susan Shaer, Director, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School, Harvard

  • Cathleen Douglas Stone, Chief of Enviro Sciences, City of Boston

1993

  • Eleanor Acheson, US Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Policy Development

  • Sarah Buel, Lawyer and Anti-Domestic Violence Activist

  • Caroline Chang, Co-Founder, Chinese American Civic Association

  • Laurie Freida Garcia, Executive Leadership, The Harriet Tubman House, Co-Founder for Committee for Boston Public Housing

  • Hon. Lucile Hicks, Former State Senator

  • Dr. Miriam Hirsch, Assoc Prof of Education & Co-Chair of Education Dept., Yeshiva University

1992

  • Janet Wu, Political & Investigative Reporter

  • Susan Bailey, Senior Paralegal, Ropes and Gray LLP

  • Constance H. Buchanan, Associated Dean, Harvard Divinity School

  • Anna Faith Jones, President & CEO of the Boston Foundation

  • Mary Lee F. King, Legislative Director, Mass. Department of Fish and Game

  • Polly E. Logan, Republican Strategist and Women's Advocate 

1991

  • Margaret Merry

  • Teresa M. Contrado

  • Jane Garvey, Director of Logan International Airport

  • Diana Lam, Retired, Founder and Board Chair Margarita Muniz Academy

  • Kip Tiernan, Co-Founder, Boston Health Care for the Homeless

  • Dianne Wilkerson

1990

  • Mercedes Tompkins, Executive Director, Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc

  • Jane Alexander, American Author/Actress 

  • Nicki Nichols Gamble, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Mass

  • Sister Therese Higgins, President of Regis College

  • Arline Isaacson, Former Director of Governmental Affairs, City of Boston, Political Consultant, Mass Teachers Association

  • Barbara Neely, Author and Host of "Commonwealth Journal" on Boston Radio

1989

  • Helen Spaulding, Co-Founder of New England Aquarium, Chairwoman, Boston Foundation

  • Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist 

  • Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President and CEO, Dimock Community Health Care

  • Patricia McGovern, State Senator

  • Kattie Portis, Retired, ran her own Drug Treatment Center for Women

  • Bettie Taymor, Founder, Director, Program for Women in Politics and Government, Boston College

1988

  • Hon. Joyce Alexander, Chairperson, Judicial Council of the National Bar Association

  • Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Partner, Palmer and Dodge

  • Mary Jane Gibson, Assistant Majority Whip/State Representative

  • Leslie Tarr Laurie, Founder, Tapestry Health

  • Joan F. Sprague, Architect/Author

  • Helen Spaulding, Political Activist / Affiliated w/ the Boston Foundation and the New England Aquarium