MEET THE DIVAS
Carole Alkins, Hospitality Administrator; Director of Premium Services for the Boston Red Sox; Board: Boston Coalition of Black Women, Inc.; Branch Secretary, Boston Branch of the NAACP.
Stephanie Browne, Founder, ‘Divas Uncorked’; Information Technology expert; Senior Director Technology, Enterprise Testing, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Milton Hospital Development Board; Former Owner, Bon Vivant Wine Company, Inc. ; Pipeline Graduate, Executive Leadership Council (ELC); Former Boards, Boston Institute of Art Therapy; Plan Credit Union; Boston Coalition of Black Women, Inc; United Way of Mass Bay Agency Selection Committee; Foundation Board Chair, Whittier Street Health Center.
Gert Cowan, Corporate Administrator; Senior Coordinator of Epidemiology and Pharmacovigilance At Cubist Pharmaceutical; Executive Board, Boston Branch NAACP; Former, Member at Large, Boston Coalition of Black Women, Inc.; Boards: Citizen Advisory Board, Boston State Hospital.
Barbara Cruz, Artist and Administrator; Office Manager, Cruz Real Estate Development & Management Company; Developer and Former Director, Museum Store, Afro-American History; Former Boards: Home for Little Wanderers, Boston Aquarium; Creator, ‘Divas Uncorked’ logo.
CAROLYN GOLDEN HEBSGAARD
Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard, Consultant ; President, Vision 21 Inc. consulting firm; Currently retained as Executive Director, Boston Lawyers Group, Executive Director, Connecticut Lawyers Group; Boards : United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Ford Hall Forum, Former Board Chair, March of Dimes, Former Board member: Urban League, Boston Medical Foundation, Boston Convention Bureau; Founding President, Boston Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc.
Katherine Kennedy, Academic Administrator; Director, Howard Thurman Center, Boston University; Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
KAREN HOLMES WARD
Karen Holmes Ward, Television Host and Producer ; Director, Public Affairs and Community Service, WCVB-TV; Emmy-nominated Host and Executive Producer, ‘City Line’ television program; Board: City Year, Historic Neighborhoods; Former Boards: YWCA, Aswalos House, Pine Street Inn, Coalition of Black Women Inc. immediate past Board Chair, Roxbury Comp Health Center.
Paula Wright, Entrepreneur; Owner/Operator McDonald’s Restaurants, Board: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Greater Boston, YMCA, Former Boards: Discovery Museums.