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NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER 2009WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HONOREES


CLAUDIA L. ALLEN TIMYKA ARTIST


MARILYN BARNETT JO-ANNE BATES


DEMEATRIA GIBSON BOCCELLA


YVONNE BURNS KATHY BYNUM


SHEILA CARTER-JONES DINA CLARK


MICHELE RONE-COOPER PHYLLIS COMER ETTA COX


ROSEMARY C. CRAWFORD DARIA CRAWLEY LUCILLE DABNEY HELEN DAVIS


TOI DERRICOTTE VALERIE DIXON


TRACY L. EDMUNDS GAIL D. EDWARDS


YVONNE ENGLISH-ROEBUCK KIVA FISHER-GREEN


DARRYL FORD-WILLIAMS MONA GENERETT KAREN HALL


MARVA H. HARRIS GERRI HOLDEN


KARRIS JACKSON OLA R. JACKSON DENISE JONES


RHONDA CARSON LEACH CLAUDETTE R. LEWIS


EVANGELIST BARBARA MANN


LYZONA MARSHALL MARCIA A. MARTIN INEZ K. MILES


ARLINDA MORIARTY AUDREY J. MURRELL


JANE PRESSLEY NICHOLSON


CARMELLE NICKENS PHILLIPS GREER REED-JONES DIANE RICHARD ELISA SANDERS CHARENA SWANN


DAWN R. WEBB TURNER CURTISTINE WALKER OLGA WELCH


KAREN FARMER WHITE CAMEIL D. WILLIAMS MARY A. WINSTON


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 Corporate


LINDA CAWTHON GRIFFIN Audit & GISC Manager


Bayer Business & Technology Services Growing up under tough circumstances,


Linda Cawthon Griffin seized every opportu- nity granted to her to ensure a successful fu- ture. A Pittsburgh native who grew up in the projects, Griffin ad- vanced from her Ellis School training to earn a bachelor’s inmathematicswith certification in sec- ondary education from Carlow. She earned her master’s from Carnegie Mel- lon University. As a general information science controls and audit manager, Griffin has worked with several of the largest companies in the city, including Westinghouse Elec- tric Company, Bayer Business and Technology and Pricewater- housecoopers. Her community involvements include serving as a trustee for the Fund to Advance Minority Education (FAME), serving as a trustee for the Ellis School and being vice


MELANIE HARRINGTON CEO


Diversity Vibrant Pittsburgh


Serving as CEO of Vibrant Pitts-


burgh, an organization hoping to at- tract and retain a diverse workforce in the region, Melanie Harrington works tirelessly to promote the city to the rest of the country. Prior to joining the or- ganization, Harrington enjoyed a suc- cessful career in Atlanta, Ga., as presi- dent of the American Institute forMan- aging Diversity. She also served as general counsel for Atlanta-based management consulting firm, D.J. Miller & Associates and as a senior as- sociate at the Ewing Group Law Firm. Harrington holds a bachelor’s in Psy- chology from the University of Penn- sylvania and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law. Har- rington previously served as president of the League ofWomen Voters Atlanta Fulton County, was a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2004, co- chaired the Leadership Atlanta Educa- tion Impact Team and was a member of the board of the Atlanta Legal Diver- sity Consortium. She is also a con- tributing writer to Insight into Diver- sity, a nationalmagazine and online re- cruitment site that promotes equal op- portunity employment.


president of Bayer’s ACCESS (African-Ameri- can) Network group, which supports science, technology, engineering and math initiatives for underrepresented youth. She also serves


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as women’s ministry leader at Northway Christian Community Church, which she has attended for more than 23 years with her husband, Fred P. Griffin. The couple are proud parents of three sons.


Media LYNNE HAYES-FREELAND


Reporter & Talk Show Host KDKA-TV


A familiar face to Pittsburghers for


more than two decades, Lynne Hayes-Freeland has made a point to use her talents to address issues within the Black community. The KDKA-TV news general assign- ment reporter climbed her way up the organization after serv- ing a variety of positions when she joined the station in 1976. After serving as field producer, creating the “Weekend Magazine” and “Vibrations” program, she became producer of the station’s annual Chil- dren’s Hospital Free Care Fund Telethon in 1985. After being ap- pointed to the news depart- m e n t ,


Hayes-Freeland became known for live, late-breaking stories, but also for “The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show” a program dedicated to Pitts- burgh’s Black community. Lynne is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is in- volved with several com- munity ser- vice organiza- tions. She is a


Duquesne Uni- versity graduate and resides in the city with her two children.


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