Teacher selected as Woman of Achievement


November 20, 2013


The following news release is shared on behalf of YWCA. Congratulations to Barb Dexter, who works in the district’s Child in Transition program, for being named a YWCA/BP Woman of Achievement.




Media Contact: Eryn Kahler, Executive & Development Associate




YWCA/BP Woman of Achievement Awardees


24th Annual YWCA Alaska / BP Women of Achievement Awardees


Anchorage, Alaska – The 2013 Women of Achievement awardees have been selected. The Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.


“This event celebrates the achievements and community dedication of ten extraordinary women. In its 24th year, it now represents an Academy of 288 women who have shaped and continue to shape Alaska.” said YWCA Alaska CEO, Hilary Morgan.

2013 Awardees:


Indra Arriaga 

Senior Consultant, Information Insights


Pamela Bergmann

Regional Environment Officer-Alaska, U.S. Department of the Interior


Jan Cawvey

Community Volunteer


Barb Dexter

Secondary Teacher Specialist, Title 1 Child in Transition Program/Homeless Project


Raquel Edelen

Vice President, The Hotel Captain Cook


Lucy Hansen

President, Polynesian Association of Alaska


Allison Mendel 

Owner, Mendel & Associates, Inc.


Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Senior Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, ANTHC


Patricia Redmond

Director, League of Women Voters of Anchorage


Dr. Elaine Schroeder

Psychotherapist, activist


Join us in honoring these women at the 2013 Women of Achievement Awards/Purse Auction Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center Discovery Theater. Purchase tickets through CenterTix starting November 1, 2013.


To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Eryn Kahler at 644-9600 or ekahler@ywcaak.org.


About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman.  For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.


 Media note: A photo of Barb with Carl Oxereok, a 2013 summer graduate, is attached.

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