2014 Women to Watch Finalists

Congratulations to WILMA's 2014 Women to Watch finalists!

Come celebrate at a special event to honor these women – and we'll reveal the overall category winners! For more info or to purchase tickets, click here.


  • Pam Fasse, Fasse Construction & Development
  • Alexis Hinds, Sea Coast Staffing
  • Joan Keston, J. A. Keston Law
  • Stephanie Lanier, Lanier Property Group
  • Ann Revell-Pechar, A. Revell Communications

  Health Care

  • Jennifer Buxton, Cape Fear Clinic
  • Claire Corbett, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Lindsey Hurd, Angel Food Lactation & Nutrition
  • Karen Isaacs, Wilmington Health Access for Teens
  • Suzanne Wertman, North Carolina Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives  


  • Dawn Ellis, Share the Table
  • Kyria Henry, paws4people Foundation
  • Jana Jones Halls, Blue Ribbon Commission Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Alexandra Leviner, Nourish NC
  • Charlon Turner, Outside the Walls/Working Films 

   Public Service

  • Catrecia Bowman, Wilmington Housing Authority
  • Kerri Leonard, NHC DA’s Office
  • Ashley Loftis, Town of Burgaw
  • Linda Reece, UNC Wilmington
  • Noreen Slattery, Town of Bellville  


  • Niki Hildebrand, Island Arts Gallery & Studio
  • Jen Iapalucci, Brunswick Little Theatre
  • Natalie Lentz, Cucalorus Film Festival
  • Elizabeth Singletary, Elizabeth Singletary Arts
  • Sara Westermark, Sara Westermark Fine Art Jewelry

   Rising Star

  • Kelsie Cole, Front Street Brewery
  • Jenna Curry, Little Wing Marketing
  • Jessica Seate, Murphy Brown, LLC
  • Fanny Slater, Fanfare Catering
  • Lauryn Zepeda, Clicks of Confidence


  • Brenda Esch, Friends School of Wilmington
  • Robin Hamilton, NHC Schools
  • Sabrina Hill-Black, NHC School System
  • Lori Messinger, College of Health & Human Services, UNCW
  • Melissa Quinlan, Brunswick County Schools

For a list of all of this year's nominees, click here.