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Alumnus Spotlight – Corinne Gammichia

Corinne Gammichia of Alchemy Hair Salon is a 2012 Athena Alumnus. Established in 1998, Alchemy was built to bring all of the artists of hairdressing in Orlando together to inspire and encourage constant growth and progression. Corrinne’s main focus has always been to motivate her employees and help them grow as professionals and individuals. In […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Jennifer Dickerson

Jennifer Dickerson, 2012 Athena alumnus and President of EnRep, Inc. holds more than 22 years of project management experience in environmental & safety compliance as well as hazardous waste management. EnRep, Inc. provides environmental and safety consulting services to environmental management and remediation companies and government programs, including CH2M HILL, the Department of Energy, and Lockheed […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Denise Imbesi

Denise Imbesi, 2012 Athena alumnus and President of Muscle Mixes Music found a need in the marketplace for pre-mixed music compilations. That’s why in 1988, she lunched her business after noticing many fitness instructors piecing music together on audio-cassettes. Since, Denise has created hundreds of high-quality fitness music compilation cassettes and CDs and markets them […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Kimberly Lawton Koon

Kimberly Lawton Koon is a 2012 alumnus of the Athena program. Kimberly is the 5th generation of Lawton family to lead Lawton Printers, an 112-year-old commercial printing firm based in Downtown Orlando. Today, she combines her role as President with that of overseeing all production and reaching new technology to offer to clients. She currently […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Amy O’Rourke

Amy O’Rourke, 2012 Athena alumnus is the founder and president of the Cameron Group Care Management Services. The Cameron Group is a full-service professional care management company that provides relief and reassurance to elders and their families by assisting with a wide range of services. Her goal is to maintain the dignity, independence and quality of […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Leslie Christin

Leslie Christin, 2012 Athena alumnus and founder of Cara Cosmetics, a professional makeup line created for global beauty. For over 14 years, Leslie has thrived as a film and television makeup artist, creating looks of models, actors and celebrities. Now she brings her expertise and her line of cosmetics to the community by opening Studio CARA […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Gail Mears

Gail Mears is the owner of Club Z! Tutoring Services, offering educational guidance for students of all ages, grades, and subjects. With her expertise she has helped Club Z! become the fastest growing one-on-one in-home tutoring service. Her passion for helping the youth led Gail to direct youth programs at a YMCA Training Facility in Chicago […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Stacy Ethun Stevens

Stacy Ethun Stevens is the owner of Park Avenue Group, part of the Management Recruiters International network (MRI). She opened Park Avenue Group in January 1998 after two decades of service in various financial institutions. Stacy won the Rookie Office of the Year award in her first year at Park Avenue. She has also won Top […]

Alumnus Spotlight – The Ladies of Eola Eyes

Eola Eyes, has provided eye care services and designer eyewear to the Orlando area and is co-owned by three renowned optometrists. Brighid Williams graduated with her optometry degree from the University of Missouri, receiving awards in primary care and contact lens fitting. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of College Park and the […]

Alumnus Spotlight – Sheryl Batchelder

Sheryl Batchelder is president of the National Indexing Systems, a printing organization that provides all inclusive information-packaging solutions. She is an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Physician Reference Directory. After graduating with her bachelor of science from the university of florida, Sheryl began working at The Beacon Network to […]