Past Honorees: Comstock’s Women in Leadership


  • Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, assemblywoman, 4th District of California
  • Karen Bond, CEO, Cedaron Medical
  • Dawn Clayton, general manager, Thunder Valley Resort
  • Celia Esposito-Noy, superintendent and president, Solano Community College District
  • Molly Hawks, chef and owner, Hawks and Hawks Provisions and Public House
  • Melissa A. Jones, firm managing partner, Stoel Rives
  • Olivia Kasirye, public health officer, Sacramento County
  • Preet Kuar, CEO, Pacific Staffing
  • Melyssa Laughlin, president and CEO, Visit Vacaville
  • Erica L. Manuel, executive director and CEO, Institute for Local Government
  • Cindy Messer, deputy executive officer, Department of Water Resources
  • Nicole Montna Van Vleck, president and CEO, Montna Farms
  • Allison Otto, executive vice president, Otto Construction
  • Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president, Western States Petroleum Association
  • Tina Reynolds, president, Uptown Studios
  • Raksmey Roeum-Castleman, administrator, Telecare Corporation
  • Wendy Saunders, executive director, Capitol Area Development Authority
  • Alice Sauro, executive director, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera
  • Virginia Varela, president and CEO, Golden Pacific Bank



  • Amitis Pourarian: owner, The STUDIO Martial Arts & Fitness
  • Donna DeMartino: CEO, San Joaquin Regional Transit
  • Louise Walker: president and CEO, First Northern Bank
  • Carmela Castellano-Garcia: president and CEO, California Primary Care Association
  • Kristina Thompson; chief deputy, Sacramento Probation Department
  • Molly Weber: COO, The Urban Hive


  • Alexandra Cunningham: lead dancer, Sacramento Ballet
  • Carol Garcia: senior VP of marketing and business development, Community 1st Bank
  • Britta Guerro: CEO, Sacramento Native American Health Center
  • Martha Lofgren: partner, Brewer Lofgren
  • Shobha Mallarapu: founder and CEO, Anvaya Solutions
  • Quirina Orozco: deputy district attorney, Sacramento County


  • Donna Bland: president and CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union
  • LaShelle Dozier: executive director, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
  • Nancy Lieberman: assistant coach, Sacramento Kings
  • Jan Nolta: director, UC Davis Stem Cell Program and Institute for Regenerative Cures


  • Bernadette Austin: project manager, Domus Development and co-chair of Women’s Leadership Initiative, Urban Land Institute
  • Dorene Dominguez: chair, Vanir Group of Cos and minority owner, Sacramento Kings
  • Cate Dyer: founder and CEO, StemExpress
  • Julie Freischlag: dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor of human health sciences, UC Davis
  • Meea Kang: president and a founding partner, Domus Development
  • Pamela Marrone: founder and CEO, Marrone Bio Innovations
  • Monica Miller: special agent in charge of the Sacramento field office, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mary Rotelli: COO, Teichert Construction
  • Anne Marie Schubert: district attorney, Sacramento County
  • Jonna Ward: founder and CEO, Visionary Integration Professionals