Super Women

catherine-red-dressCatherine Anaya is a Media Personality and former TV News anchor/reporter of 25 years. The three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist most recently anchored weekday evenings for CBS 5 News in Phoenix.

She is a television and digital media host at The Social Television Network as well as a contributing host of  The Women’s Eye radio podcast on iTunes. The proud mother of two and wife is also a three-time Emmy Award- winning former television news anchor of more than 25 years, recently inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle, for more than 25 years of broadcast excellence

Catherine anchored and reported 12 of those years at CBS 5 News in Phoenix. Prior to that she was an anchor/reporter in Los Angeles, Indiana and Texas. Catherine has won numerous awards including ‘Anchor of the Year’ by the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Her career highlights include interviewing President Obama at the White House and co-anchoring a post-presidential debate with the legendary Walter Cronkite.

Catherine is a member of the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors and was named an Arizona Latina Trailblazer in 2014. She is also a former longtime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Arizona Latino News Media Association Board of Directors and is a graduate of the Valley’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI), Class of 2004.

Catherine is a USC alumna and a USC mom. She also thelped her children create The Lats Legacy Foundation and scholarship in memory of their father. She is an exercise junkie and a three-time Boston Marathon finisher (2007, 2011, 2012). | Catherine’s website | Catherine on Linkedin | Catherine on Facebook | Catherine on Twitter Catherine on Google-Plus | Catherine on Instagram | Catherine’s From the Heart Blog

Jennifer newsletterpic-2-150x150Jones is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She started her career at ABC 15 in the Phoenix valley and for the past 7 years she has worked at CBS 5 News. She is the Managing Editor for the Local News Share between CBS, FOX and ABC. Jennifer has been the President of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a group she has been involved with for 10 years. She has completed the Phoenix Citizen’s Police Academy, as well as the FBI Citizens Academy. Although she is not a native of Arizona, she has been here for nearly 16 years. Jennifer’s passion is a non-profit called Angels on Patrol. For more information on what they do please go to our website:

Carmen de Novais-Guerrero formed the popular band Zúm Zúm Zúm and still sings and plays guitar and accordion as part of the duo Bossa Nossa. As an educator, she explores her indigenous roots through music and art in order to foster multicultural understanding. She serves on the boards of many local arts organizations and works as Artist in Residence. As a jewelry designer, she exhibits and sells her artwork as part of the women’s artists collective The Phoenix Fridas. As a community organizer, she co-founded Cultural Coalition, Inc. in 1997 and in 2007 both in Phoenix. As an artistic producer, she has organized many Dia de Los Muertos Festivals in Arizona and produces the yearly play La Pastorela, dedicated to issues of cultural literacy and social justice.
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Kim IMG_3709-186x300Hochschuler is a community volunteer, mother of one daughter, stepmother of three grown kids and grandmother of five. She is a former nurse, businesswomen and law school attendee. Kim is on the board of Camp Fire-AZ, A.T.Still University’s Womens Wellness Program, and the development committee at The Tesseract School.

Christina Martinez-Romero is a public affairs and communications consultant specializing in lobbying, community positioning and grassroots initiatives. A triple graduate from the University of Illinois, Christina holds a Masters in Communications. She has worked in several complex legislative issues and believes the key to real success is coalition building, communication and compromise. When she is not working at the Capitol or training women to run for office, Christina spends her time volunteering for many organizations and generously gives her time to those in need.

Abbie-Fink-150x150Abbie S. Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations. She has been with the firm since 1993. Active in the community, she is currently president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, serving as chair of the marketing committee and chair of the annual Celebrate Youth Dinner and Auction. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy and is chair of its 2011 spring conference. She is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class XVII and is its past-president. In February 2010, the YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix awarded her with their Philanthropy Leader of the Year Award.

NanetteFinal-218x300Nanette Bowles has spent the last 22 years advocating for and empowering people with disabilities. She has presented for over 1600 city, county, state and federal employees in both the private and public sector. As a proud mother of two, Nanette juggled PTA meetings, science projects and full-time employment, while completing her Masters in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University then her Doctorate in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. Having non-visible disabilities of her own, Nanette speaks passionately from both her professional and personal experiences. Her quest in life is to break down the physical and attitudinal barriers faced by individuals with disabilities and empower each of us to value and embrace our unique abilities.

elvia-sized-150x150Elvia Diaz is assistant city editor at The Arizona Republic / She is responsible for planning and editing all coverage of the city of Phoenix, fifth largest in the U.S., for both print and online publication across seven-day and 24-hour news cycles. Supervising a team of reporters, coverage includes two tabloid sections of local news published three times a week tailored to specific zones in the city; breaking news and enterprise for both our Metro and Page A1 sections, and continuous content for our web site, including breaking news, features, blogs, slide shows, video, and other multimedia. Diaz is also an adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she teaches intermediate reporting and writing. She previously worked at the Albuquerque Journal, the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., and Noticiero Latino.

shannon-sized-150x150Sharon M. Downing is the founder and owner of Impact America Educational Services. Sharon has developed leadership training for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor, numerous government agencies, law enforcement officers’ and private sector companies, and her book Stress, Anger and Fear Management for the Peace Officer is used in training provided to Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Idaho, Washington and Oregon law professionals.In 1996 Sharon started The Life Skills Workshops, now known as Impact America Educational Services. The company’s fundamental mission remains the same despite the name change and continuous evolution. It’s simple: At the end of the day, make a more peace-filled and harmonious way for yourself and others.With the personality and character profiles Sharon builds for them, her clients have no need for batteries; their flashlights are always charged and ready to go, with Sharon just a call away.Sharon has great passion for life. She literally has a difficult time understanding why everyone doesn’t view this world as magical. Constantly inspired by that magic, she will continue on her journey, finding creative ways to increase the quality of life for everyone. Experience Sharon for yourself; you’ll see why some simply call her “Wisdom.” Contact Sharon at

steph-sized-150x150Dr. Stephanie Knight is an experienced 7/8th grade educator. She distinguishes herself as an educator with a passion to inspire students to read and write—engaging them in the process to think critically and creatively. She teaches professional development classes for engaging gifted learners and innovative writing strategies for teachers, and coaches teachers to be more effective in utilizing writing across the curriculum. Prior to teaching, Stephanie was in sales and marketing and owned her own business. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder, her certification in K-8, 7-12, English as a second language and English, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University.

Stephanie’s website is and includes her many passions to inspire, empower, and enrich the next generation.

Veronica-sized-150x150Veronica Nevarez is a graduate of University of Phoenix, with a Masters of Business Administration/HealthCare Management. She is the Provider Relations Senior Analyst for CIGNA Healthcare. When she is not working, Veronica spends her time volunteering for many organizations and generously gives her time in need. Veronica is currently the VP Compliance/Secretary for National Society of Hispanic MBAS (NSHMBA) NSHMBA was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. She is also a member of eLatina Voices,, an electronic forum connecting Latinas interested in economic, politcal and social issues. Veronica has been the Board Treasurer, Secreatry, Marketing Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the Chapter Committee with Mujer, Inc, A non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas of all ages in the Maricopa community. In July 2010, AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute,, awarded her with a recognition of her valuable contribution to the 2010 Latino Lider and in September 2006, Valle Del Sol,, awareded her with their Profiles of Success award. Veronica on LinkedIn

JenLongdon-sized-150x150In 2009, Jennifer Longdon, a full time wheel chair user, along with her business partner, Michael O’Donnell, created The Mosaic Realty Group at Prudential Arizona Properties with a focus on assisting clients with disabilities. They were awarded the Prudential National Diversity Award for their work bringing improved capabilities and services to people with disabilities; a feat that is now being duplicated around the nation.

Deeply involved in raising awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research Jennifer has raised nearly $40,000 through fundraising efforts including rolling the PF Chang Half Marathon in 2008 and 2009. Jennifer chairs the Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and serves on several advocacy boards. Jen is a motivational speaker and also speaks to issues concerning people with disabilities with an an international touring schedule for 2011. Jen is training for the 2011 half marathon and writing a book about her experiences.

katreena-sized-150x150Inspirational speaker, best-selling author and career and workplace development specialist, Katreena Hayes-Wood advocates four tenets of success: 1. How can I help; 2. How can I serve; 3. How can I empower and 4. How can I elevate myself and those around me? Her life philosophy is that we’re all here for a reason. We begin by defining our gifts and use those same gifts to serve others and we then make the world a better place. Her personal motto: Touching Lives in a Positive Way … Every Day!

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Amy-sized-150x150Amy Davison founded Charity Chicks in 2001 with a couple friends. Charity Chicks has since raised funds for various non-profits and provided volunteers for projects from mural painting, dog washing, public art and more. Amy ran her first marathon with the American Stroke Association, one triathlon with Team in Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and she has mentored two teams of first-time marathoners for LLS. Amy enjoys adventures and feeling like each day she made some impact in this world. Amy is also in charge of updating biographies and information on the Sisterhood of Superwomen website. Want to add your bio to this website? Email Amy. Twitter: Facebook:

AngieAngie Mortemore is a graduate of ASU West with Bachelors in Social Work, and currently pursuing her MBA. Angie is a Treatment Coordinator for Jewish Family & Children‘s Service. In addition to supporting the Sisterhood of Superwomen, Angie serves on the board for the National Society of Hispanic MBA as an events officer, and on the Hispanic Women’s Institute Executive Committee as program Co-Chair. Email:

alanaAlana Roberts is the founder, owner, CEO and CFO of Amazingly Virtual Her business offers virtual services to small businesses — offering each of her clients both specialized and customized personal support and administrative services. She helps each client attain not only their business needs, but also their goals and objectives. In her spare time she enjoys ballroom dancing and spending time with her beautiful grandchildren. You can visit her website at

cheryl-hands-clasped-150x150Cheryl Gillmore was born in Muscatine, Iowa and resides in Surprise, Arizona. Married, with two adult children and five grandchildren, she recently retired after 25 years in education to devote time to writing novels and poetry. She and her husband share their home with Pitty Pat, a French Bulldog and Gracie Belle, an English Bulldog. As a Baby Boomer she finds inspiration for her writing in talking with and listening to the life stories of friends past and present. She believes each of us has a story or a poem yet to be written.

hsresized-150x150Lisa Pozzoni is a Certified Fitness Trainer and owner of Easy Fitness Solutions. She lost 45 lbs with a personal trainer and decided to pursue it as a career. She loves using her fitness expertise as a means to give back to the community. She is the founder of Las Bombas, a Phoenix 3-Day Breast Cancer team. They were the biggest team and raised the most amount of money in 2008 and 2009: $330,000 in two years with an average of 83 participants on her team! Lisa has also been working with the St. Joseph the Workers’ Hike for the Homeless Committee since 2007. Lisa won the Biggest Small Business team award for the 2009 P.F. Chang’s Rock N Roll Half Marathon and currently has the biggest team for the Women’s Half Marathon (under the name Friends 4 Fitness). Lisa’s tagline is “Making Friends with Fitness”. She loves to encourage women to get healthy, give back to the community and make friends while doing it! Lisa is also active with her Estrella Toastmasters club and is the only ChiWalking/ChiRunning Instructor in Phoenix.

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Kathryn HennemanKathryn Henneman was born in Prescott, Arizona. She lived a corporate existence in business, healthcare, and interior design before her inaugural art show in 1985, on Cinco de Mayo, in Westwood, California. Starting with chalk pastels on Italian hand-made rag paper, Henneman moved to one-of-a-kind monoprints. Then she advanced to richly textured, large-scale oil on canvas paintings. Henneman’s self-taught career in art covers a wide swath of styles. She believes that the eye can consume art as food is consumed by the mouth. “There is a certain heat in my work. I see paints as salsas, as secret sauces and the canvas as a banquet table,” she said.

Henneman says that she is blessed to be a self-supported artist and is grateful to those who have chosen the work she’s created to be part of their lives. Her paintings hang in the Northern Trust Bank corporate office, Phoenix, AZ; 816 Congress, Austin, TX; The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong; The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Tokyo and in Disney Studios, Burbank, CA. She has had art shows in Florence and Rome, Italy; Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Century City, Palm Springs, California; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.

lindaheartLinda Heart is an author, poet, painter, screenwriter, songwriter who has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Louisiana State University. She is a Purveyor of Curiosité. Her writing reflects her personal style. She loves what is classic and has traditional values mixed with unbounded curiosité.

Her extensive travel throughout the world expanded her awareness of life. Through her adventures she obtained a deeper understanding of both the anguish and the wonders of Earth and humanity.

Her interests include attending lectures on physics, time travel, dream analysis, remote viewing, deep esoteric truths and politics; collecting vintage automobiles, treasure hunting, golfing, bike riding and dreaming about that apartment in Paris. Linda believes the axis of our planet would shift toward the light if people wrote more love letters. You know the world is better when you send love in a letter.

The author and her assistant, Mrs. Velvet would love to read a letter from you especially if you have something to share such as: a memory, an ancient elixir that supports time travel, the 13th crystal skull, innovative water technology, financial assistance in the form of angel investors, Bryan Lourd’s personal email, copper scrolls from the Essenes, a new technologically advanced musical score, a winning lottery ticket, extreme creative ideas, ancient information on parchment paper, backgammon strategies, a secret held for 20,000 years, stargate information, accurate universal mathematical calculations, a very special crystal that was on Earth many moons ago that was removed for protection and now returned for this time period, the Mayan codices (translated), blue lotus oil, a secret family recipe, a love letter from Paris dated in the 1860’s, Marilyn Monroe’s red diary including the information on UFOs, Sophia Coppola’s phone number, a ring and neckace set with magical powers or…any piece of the puzzle. Contact Linda Heart at:

Lisa6low-150x150Lisa Angelini, MAPC, CAGS, LPC, CLC, is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master, workshop and series leader, and speaker..Lisa specializes in self-esteem, body image, emotional eating, divorce, relationships and dating. Her most popular series, “Esteem From Within,” “Love Your Body,” and “Calling in the One,” have transformed the lives of many. |

valerie_dawsonValerie Dawson Valerie holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work, and has been a counselor and hypnotherapist for over 20 years.

She is the number one doctor recommended hypnotherapist in the Phoenix area due to her high success rate in helping people to quit smoking, lose weight, overcome fears, improve health, and otherwise improve their lives. Read more about Valerie at and

michelle-400x533Michelle Lohman is a full-time realtor, mother of two boys, married nearly 22 years. She also teaches tumbling and art to children through the town of Gilbert Parks and Recreation. Michelle was born in Wyoming and attended ASU. She believes, “If you are not mentoring/giving back to your community, your world is too small.” Reach Michelle at JoJo Caramello is originally from Boston, MA and has been a small business owner in Arizona since 2004. JoJo began her second business (ad)venture, Higher Me Professional Organizing in 2008. She is a Professional Organizer who specializes in transforming people’s lives through transforming their spaces. JoJo likes to tell people she has been organizing since 1977…beginning with Barbie’s Dream House! Her passion behind Higher Me comes from her own personal experiences of the challenges of chronic disorganization, compulsive shopping, over-spending, chronic debt, and just having too much stuff ! Because she has successfully overcome these challenges, JoJo is committed to her client’s success by providing them with the support they need and the skills she has developed as her “secrets to success”. JoJo believes we all deserve to be an “Accurate Reflection” of our true selves and she is inspired every day to empower others to simplify and organize their surroundings to create space for what they want to bring in to their lives. Reach JoJo at

tytel-headshot2-150x150Dr. Mallary Tytel, is president and founder of Healthy Workplaces, a national consulting practice that centers on human systems dynamics, diversity and culture, women’s leadership, and creating healthy, productive, and sustainable workplaces. She is the former CEO of an international nonprofit corporation; has served as a key advisor to senior-level civilian and military personnel in the US Department of Defense; and created and delivered an innovative leadership training program in over 40 diverse communities worldwide. Most recently she co-founded the Simple Rules Foundation, whose mission is help individuals, organizations, and communities see,understand, and influence the patterns around them. She is the author of five books, and in her spare time mentors budding women entrepreneurs and first-time authors. Reach Mallary at