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Martha Barton loves going to work every day. “Not everyone can love their jobs for decades,” said Barton, executive director of Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, a position she’s held 27 years. Hospice is a type of end-of-life care that focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQiW-Jbm50 Every year, the Colorado Springs Business Journal honors 12 exceptional women as “Women of Influence.” This year, the newspaper honors 13. Judy Noyes is no longer with us, but we can all learn from her exemplary life as a businesswoman, a mother, a civic leader and a fierce advocate for...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jITcrcv7g54 Denise Krug has spent the better part of four decades carrying out the mission of Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, and that makes her a Woman of Influence in the Pikes Peak region. “I will have been with Goodwill 38 years soon, and I’ve always worked in the...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCYLwWJi6qA Balancing two jobs plus family has been the largest challenge to Dana Capozzella. She works as a partner for Cascade Investment Group and as a leader in the Colorado Army National Guard. A high achiever, Capozzella became the first female brigadier general in the Colorado National Guard, where she serves as...
Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark said she didn’t choose to be a community activist. She was thrust into the role out of concern for her community. What made Clark concerned was the prospect of Colorado Springs Fire Department Station No. 3, on Limit Street and Colorado Avenue, being...

CSBJ honors Women of Influence

They come from a variety of backgrounds, not to mention professional careers. Together, the 13 members of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2014 Women of Influence make a statement about the apparently endless supply of remarkable women across the area. The winners, selected by a committee of past honorees from a...
Marcia Jackson, director, SACHS Foundation Research Marcia Jackson’s life has followed an elegant arc curving around the ideal of giving back to the community so that others can make a future contribution. The Sachs Foundation research director, clinical psychology doctoral student and Women of Influence honoree freely admits she didn’t do...
Lonzie Symonette, chaplain, Pikes Peak Hospice We sometimes say that leaders are born. The truth is, they are — but generally not on the day of their natural birth. The Rev. Lonzie Symonette clearly recalls the day of her birth as a leader. The year: 1973. “I was sitting in my...
Rebecca Jewett puts her love of the Rocky Mountains to work as executive director of the Palmer Land Trust. It’s a passion that grows from her family’s long presence in the shadow of the mountains. “I’m actually a fifth-generation Coloradan on both sides of my family,” she said. “My great-great grandparents...
Debbie Chandler, Colorado Springs Health Partners Few industries anticipate as much upheaval over the next few years as health care, and Debbie Chandler, the chief executive of Colorado Springs Heath Partners, is set to lead the change, not react to it. “I’ll admit what health care is going through is daunting,...
Carrie Perkins, Veda Salon Carrie Perkins dedicates herself to healthy living — for herself, her Veda guests and staff and for those supported by the nonprofits she has embraced in the Colorado Springs community. To say she worked her way up in the salon and spa business is no exaggeration. She was...
Shortly after Janice Frazier joined Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region’s leadership team in 2011, the nonprofit fell apart — but that didn’t break her indomitable spirit. Instead, the North Carolina native took over and became the voice of the organization, dedicated to resurrecting its team and community center...