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February 4, 2014 > WomenÕs Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony announced

WomenÕs Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony announced

Submitted By Susan S. Muranishi

Twelve outstanding local women will be inducted into the Alameda County WomenÕs Hall of Fame at its 21st Anniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in Oakland on March 29.

This yearÕs inductees are:

SiLin Huang - Youth
SiLin was a straight A student at San Leandro High School when a debilitating illness forced her to leave school; she then went on to get her GED and has launched an education drive to inform youth about the dangers of Hepatitis B.

Agnes Ubalde - Business and Professions
Agnes is an executive with Wells Fargo in Oakland who has spearheaded company efforts to support local affordable housing and economic and community development projects.

Sallie T. Carey - Community Service. Known to many as Mama Sallie, Ms. Carey has led efforts to provide food, clothing and other services to the poor in West Oakland for more than 40 years.

Liane Yasumoto - Culture and Art
Liane is the Executive Director of Culture Disability Talent, a non-profit, collaborative organization that works to transform disability stereotypes by providing access and opportunities for performers and filmmakers with disabilities.

Katherine Dunphy Guzman Ð Education
Katherine is a Senior Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore who leads numerous outreach efforts to interest young women and minorities in careers in Science Technology-Engineering-Math.

Jennifer Krill Ð Environment
Jennifer is Executive Director of EarthWorks in Berkeley and she advocates for communities worldwide that are negatively impacted by mining and oil/gas production.

Carol Brown Ð Health
Carol is Coordinator of the California Foster ChildrenÕs Health Project Task Force in Oakland and a leading expert on health services for foster youth.

Monica Anderson Ð Justice
Monica is a reporter for Youth Radio whose stories on child sex trafficking in Oakland won national awards.

Deborah Ale Flint - Non-Traditional Careers
Deborah is Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland and chief executive at Oakland International Airport.

Alba Witkin of Berkeley Ð Philanthropy
Alba is founder of the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation, which since 1982 has given more than $15 million to charitable organizations across the Bay Area.

Arlene Blum of Berkeley - Science, Technology, Engineering
Arlene is a chemist whose research into toxic flame retardants in furniture and other items led to new California standards. She also is an outstanding mountaineer who led the first women-only expeditions to scale some of the worldÕs tallest peaks.

Vanessa Hanley Lordi of Livermore - Sports and Athletics
Vanessa has recruited large numbers of women athletes into the West Valley Track Club, the oldest track club in Northern California.

ÒEach of these outstanding women helps make Alameda County a place that is second-to-none in terms of its vibrant culture and rich diversity,Ó said Alameda County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi, an event co-chair. ÒWe believe this outstanding class of inductees will help make 2014 our best year ever.ÕÕ

To learn more about the 2014 inductees to the Alameda County WomenÕs Hall of Fame, go to The event will be hosted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women.

WomenÕs Hall of Fame Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, Mar 29
12:30 p.m.
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland
For sponsorship opportunities, call (510) 272-3882
The program raises money for local charities providing needed resources to women and children in our community.

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