WVNCC to Host Women in Leadership Event

In celebration of Women’s History Month, West Virginia Northern Community College will host three Women in Leadership Lunch and Learn panel discussions: March 25 on the college’s Weirton Campus; March 26 on the Wheeling Campus; and March 28 on the New Martinsville Campus. Each event, which is open to the public, is free and includes lunch, but anyone interested in attending must register in advance by March 20. The events begin at noon.

The Lunch and Learn discussions will feature prominent women from each community. These women will share their journeys, keys to success and challenges as leaders. They will also take questions from the audience. The event will be moderated by Sara Wood, WVNCC student activities director.

Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to Sara Wood at 304-214-8917 or swood@wvncc.edu by March 20.


Erikka Storch: W.Va. House of Delegates, District 3, president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce

Michele Rejonis: Marketing and community relations specialist for the City of Wheeling

Jessica Rine: Executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley

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Shelly Thomas: Assistant vice president-commercial lender, WesBanco

Brandy Killeen: Welding program director and instructional specialist at WVNCC


Carole Scheerbaum: County program coordinator, WVU extension agent

Lisa Conti: Director of physician practice operations at the Weirton Medical Center

Kim Weaver: Executive director of the Weirton Christian Center

Helen Jackson-Gillison: Attorney at Gillison and Gillison Law

Brenda Mull: President of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce


Sarah Shepherd: Small business owner (Prodigy Wellness Center)

Carla McBee: Medical examiner for Wetzel and Tyler counties, manager and trainer at Cam Safety, FEMA and RESA 6 instructor

Sharon Thomas: Executive director of the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce

Carol Lee: Executive director of Wetzel County Homecare