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2020 Women of the Year

Profiles for the 2020 Women of the Year honorees.

Leahann Romero, 2020 Women of the Year

Probation Supervisor Ada County Juvenile Court   Although many people likely view reporting to a probation officer as a punishment, Ada County Juvenile Court Probation Supervisor Leahann Romero said her goal is to instead make those visits about rehabilitation. It’s ...

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Tammy de Weerd, 2020 Woman of the Year

Mayor (Retired) City of Meridian   Like many influential women in Idaho, Tammy de Weerd first got involved in politics because she wanted to make her city better for her own children. She would go on to trailblaze a legacy ...

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Luci B. Willits, 2020 Women of the Year

Associate Vice President of Policy Curriculum Associates   Luci Willits has always worked to achieve what she wants and now tries to help others do the same. Willits is the associate vice president of policy for Curriculum Associates, a national ...

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Maggie Williams, 2020 Women of the Year

CFO Girl Scouts of Silver Sage   Maggie Williams believes service to humanity is the best work of life, a philosophy that guides her both inside and outside the office. As CFO of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, Williams manages ...

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Claudia Weathermon Tester, 2020 Women of the Year

Director of Marketing and Communication Saint Alphonsus Medical Center   Longtime Treasure Valley resident Claudia Weathermon Tester has seen a lot of change to the valley over the years, but there’s one thing she said hasn’t changed: People want to ...

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Rebecca Watkins, 2020 Women of the Year

Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager Key Private Bank   Rebeca Watkins began her career while in junior college, working at a bank and taking classes part- time. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree while working full-time and ...

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Maria Walker, 2020 Women of the Year

Director of Data & Communication Strategy Drake Cooper   Maria Walker is no stranger to change — both in life and in her career. More than 10 years after graduating from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic ...

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Linda Swanstrom, 2020 Women of the Year

Executive Director Idaho State Dental Association   The path of dentistry was not a straight line for Linda Swanstrom, the executive director for the Idaho State Dental Association. However, over the past five years, she has lived and breathed dentistry ...

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Dawn M. Scates, 2020 Women of the Year

Laboratory Manager and Technical Lead Idaho National Laboratory   Dawn Scates grew up with her mother and grandfather in Chicago but always dreamed of the day when she could of escape that rough environment. She remembers they almost had to ...

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Leanne Marie Rousseau, 2020 Women of the Year

Associate Medical Director Heritage Health   Leanne Marie Rousseau has accomplished many things in her life, but raising four sons and being instrumental in the founding of Heritage Health are among her proudest. The inspiration to study medicine formed at ...

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