Women of Achievement Announces the 2016 Class of Extraordinary Volunteers. Ten area women recognized for their outstanding commitment to volunteer service and leadership. The 2016 Class of Honorees includes:

Maimuna Baig, MD – Community Health, Carol Beeman – Community Welfare, Ronnie Brockman – Youth Enrichment, Etta Daniels – Historic Preservation, Lynn Friedman Hamilton – Older Adult Services, Carol Swartout Klein – Civic Responsibility, Marlys Schuh, MD – Women’s Health, Annie Guyton Seal – Health Advocacy, Kathryn Winter – Volunteer Leadership,Patricia Wolff, MD – Humanitarian Concerns

“Volunteers are the backbone of our community and nonprofits, and each year we take great pride and joy in honoring women volunteers who have selflessly dedicated their time, energy and efforts to helping others,” said Women of Achievement President Joni Karandjeff. “With their extensive years of volunteering and unflinching dedication and service, this year’s honorees are extraordinary in every way.” “The impact our honorees have made in the St. Louis and beyond really hits home at the luncheon,” said Pam Toder, chair of the 2016 Luncheon. “In addition to awarding the honorees, we feature a beautifully produced video about their volunteer service, history and leadership. To see the smiles, the tears and to feel the compassion in the room is very special.” Women of Achievement honorees are selected from nominations from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Metro East Illinois, who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant breadth of a volunteer career. Women of Achievement considers nominees with significant volunteer impact in areas such as, but not limited to, education, arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and advocacy. For additional information about the awards, luncheon and honorees, please visit www.woastl.org.