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Front Page - Friday, August 9, 2019

Women of Distinction announces honorees

Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga will celebrate its 2019 honorees at a benefit luncheon Friday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. For more than 30 years, the Women of Distinction event has honored women who make a difference in their community.

“A Woman of Distinction is one who volunteers her time to help improve the quality of life for others,” says steering committee member Lynda Hood. “She establishes standards that inspire and encourage other women to achieve their full potential. She provides leadership and influences decisions that shape and define our city and community.”

Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga’s 2019 honorees are:

Linda Collins

Emeritus Professor,

University of Tennessee at


Gina Dhanani

Chief operating officer,

The Double Cola Company

Dr. Jennifer Ellis

Associate professor, UTC

Autumn Graves

Head of School,

Girls Preparatory School

Everlena Holmes

Dean of School of Health Sciences,

Hunter College

Dr. Kari Hudson


Oakmont Eyecare

Carol Newton

Fiscal Consultant,

Tennessee Department of Education

Lila Statom

Sessions Court Judge,

Hamilton County

Angie Supan

Assistant director of sales,

River Gallery

Nicole Watson

Attorney, Waller

“This year’s honorees have set themselves apart through their civic, cultural, philanthropic and environmental commitments,” says Hood.

In 2018, Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga gave $23,359.27 each to The Heart and Lung Institute at Erlanger, The Heart and Vascular Center at Parkridge Medical Center and The Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial for a total of $70,077.81.

Source: Women of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga