Pinnacle Chairman's Award 

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Athena Chairman's Award 2015

Leaders Who Create Positive Change

Individuals chosen for the Chairman’s Award are exemplary models who support and execute Athena’s mission and goals.

This is not an annual award, but is given when a deserving candidate has been identified. Eligible candidates are Athena members or community leaders who demonstrate outstanding support of Athena’s mission through their leadership and actions.

Nominations can come from the Athena board or by members at large (via an e-mail to the Athena San Diego Board Chairman).

The Chairman's Award is a merit-based award created to honor those who have made significant and lasting contributions to Athena and/or the San Diego community in:

  • Membership or sponsorship growth
  • New strategies and initiatives for Athena
  • Development of programs to further the advancement of women in STEM

Current Chairman's Award Winner

Karin Eastham
Director of Public & Private Biotechnology

Previous Chairman's Award Winners

Magda Marquet, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Co-Chair
Ajinomoto Althea

Tina Nova
Co-Founder and former CEO
Genoptix, Inc.


Barbara Bry
Chief Operating Officer
Blackbird Ventures

June Chocheles
Chocheles Consulting Group

Community Leadership
Brigadier General Angela Salinas USMC
Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Above & Beyond Contribution & Leadership 
Deborah Jondall

Leadership Through Change 
Stan Sewich
HRG KI Investments, Inc.

Brenda Gebler
AMN Healthcare, Inc.

Community Leadership 
Rear Admiral Christine Hunter USN

Dr. Sally Ride

Anne O’Donnell
AMN Healthcare, Inc.

Barbara Bry
Founder, Athena