Latest Women's Impact News

  • Lung Named a Principal at Harris, Miller & Finkelstein, CPA's

    Pam Lung has been admitted as a principal in the firm of Harris, Miller & Finkelstein, CPA’s. A graduate of Walsh University, Lung has been with the firm for 10 years. She holds a CPA certificate and is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. Women’s Impact, Inc. is one of the many community organizations in which she is active. Along with Lung, 27-year firm veteran Belinda Holderfield was also named a principal in the firm.

  • Kick Off 2017 with Women's Impact, Inc.

    Celebrate 2017
    Kick Off the 5th Anniversary
    Women’s Impact, Inc.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    11:30 a.m. -1p.m.
    Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark

    Dr. Dixie Benshoff, Ph.D.
    Realize Your Potential and Embrace Your Power:
    How Connection, Education and Recognition Drive Success


    Thank you to our sponsor

    The Wasson Center for Clinical Skills
     Interprofessional Education Services
     Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Early-Bird Pricing Available Through December 31, 2016

    Take advantage of early-bird pricing
    through December 31, 2016.

    Members pay $40 through 2016
    $45 beginning January 1, 2017

    Guests pay $50 through 2016
    $55 beginning January 1, 2017

    Read more about Table Sponsorships and Dr. Benshoff here

  • Timken Company Taps DiSalvo to Lead Corporate Communications

    Nicole S. DiSalvo has been named to lead corporate communications for The Timken Company, reporting to Rich Kyle, president and chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective November 1, and comes as a result of the retirement of Kari Groh, vice president of communications and public relations, who will leave the company in December after more than 41 years of service with the Company.

    Nicole joined Timken in 2006 as a marketing communications representative and subsequently held a number of communications positions with responsibilities including managing marketing communications for the company’s Process Industries segment and leading corporate and internal communications initiatives aimed at influencing a variety of stakeholders. In 2014, she was named manager of corporate communications and brand management, the position she held most recently. She also served as secretary of the Timken Charitable and Educational Fund board. Prior to joining Timken, Nicole was assistant director of Alumni Relations at Kent State University and regional director of marketing and Lincoln Financial Advisors. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Kent State University.

    Kari starter her career at Timken in 1975 as a student while earning her bachelor’s degree at The University of Akron. She was named vice president of communications in 2009, the position he held prior to her retirement. Groh, who also holds an MBA degree from Ashland University, serves as chair of both Stark State College’s board of trustees and Women’s Impact, Inc.’s board of directors.

  • Members on the Move: Judith Lancaster

    Judith Lancaster

    Congratulations to Women’s Impact Board Member Judith E. Barnes Lancaster, Esquire who has been selected for induction into the YWCA of Stark County’s Women’s Hall of Fame. The 26th Class of Inductees will be honored at a November luncheon.

    Lancaster, of Perry Township, currently serves as special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General and has a private practice in personal injury and probate. She also was general manager for the northeast Ohio division of Corning Clinical Laboratories (now Quest Diagnostics, Inc.). Her career has included private and nonprofit hospital settings as well as corporate settings and she has owned her own clinical laboratory and established a tissue bank for the transplantation of human bone.

  • Members on the Move: Two Join Women's Impact, Inc. Board


    Dawn Campanelli (left) and Kathy Catazaro-Perry are the most recent members to be elected to the Women’s Impact, Inc. Board of Directors. Bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and community service experience, Dawn is President of Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio and Kathy is Mayor of the City of Massillon. They were each elected to their first three-year term at the annual meeting of the organization.

    Elected to serve a second three-year term were Laura Baloun, Principal, LPL Financial; Rebecca Crowl, President, Aultman College and Merle Griff, Ph.D., Founder, SarahCare.

    Officers elected to a one-year term are Chair, Kari Groh, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, The Timken Company; Vice Chair, Paula Mastroianni, Marketing/Communications Professional; Treasurer, Karen Brenneman, Managing Partner, Hall, Kistler & Company LLP; Secretary, Kristen Moore, Magistrate, Stark County Court of Common Pleas. Also on the executive committee are Immediate Past Chair, Kay Feagles, retired, Raymond James Financial, Baloun and Jolene Colant, Director of Marketing, Hall, Kistler & Company, LLP.

    Rounding out the Board of Directors are Janet Weir Creighton, Stark County Commissioner; Sue Grabowski, President, Grabowski & Co; Judith Lancaster, Attorney; Barbara Mucci, Director of Development, Canton Symphony Orchestra; Gloria J. Pope, Community Trustee; Tena Wilson, Executive Director, Stark County District Libraries and Barbara Yingling, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Medical Center.


  • Members on the Move: Three Impact Women Tapped for LSC 30th Class


    Congratulations to Kristin Hannon, Kristin Selby and Latrice Virola who have been named to the Leadership Stark County Signature Program 30th Class. Kristin, Kristin and Latrice join 37 others in this class of seasoned and emerging leaders who are dedicated to growing their community trusteeship.


  • Kari Groh Chairs Women's Impact, Inc.

    Kari Groh, Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, The Timken Company serves as Chair of the Women’s Impact Board of Directors. Groh follows Women’s Impact, Inc. Founding Chair, Kay Feagles, retired Certified Financial Planner, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

    “We have outstanding strong women leaders in our community,” said Groh, “and Kay’s passion to bring them together, give them greater visibility and accelerate the speed of their advancement characterized her leadership style as Impact’s first leader. Over the past four years, she has steered us from concept to vitality and we, and those who come next, will forever be indebted to her commitment to breathe life into this now thriving women’s leadership organization.”

     In addition to the work Groh does for Impact, she shares her time and talent with many organizations in the area while juggling her professional responsibilities at The Timken Company where she is responsible for worldwide communications, directing the development of Timken messaging with customers, media, employees and share-holders. She oversees reputation management, brand strategy, marketing communications, corporate events, creative services and design, the corporate web site and the company’s global intranet, including daily news features available in seven languages.