Assemblymember O’Donnell Honors 2018 Women of Distinction

Friday, March 9, 2018


Michele Grubbs Earns 2018 Woman of the Year Award


(LONG BEACH) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) hosted his annual Women of Distinction ceremony Thursday evening in honor of Women’s History Month.  

Honorees were nominated by their colleagues in one of five categories – Creative Industries, Business, Community Service, Education, and Health Services – and selected by Assemblymember O’Donnell for their extraordinary achievements.





“I am humbled by the opportunity to honor and celebrate a group of women who represent the very best of our community,” Assemblymember O’Donnell said. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we take a moment to recognize the inspirational role these women play in the lives of others and express our appreciation for their invaluable contributions.”


2018 Woman of the Year:

Michele Grubbs



2018 Women of Distinction:

Marli Amin

Daysha Austin

Abella Carroll

Winifred Carter

Norma Chinchilla

Patricia Costales

Cassandra Davis

Mieko Failey

Tacy Hunter

Roth In

Robin Jones

Elise McCaleb

Cinde MacGugan-Cassidy

Lena Albitre Ragusa

Yolanda Regalado

Pamela Seager

Judith Seal

Virginia Zart

2017 Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony

The 2017 Women of Distinction Ceremony-Long Beach, CA


Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        CONTACT: Paige Pelonis

March 9, 2018                                                                                                 (562) 429-0470

PDF: Assemblymember O’Donnell Honors 2018 Women of Distinction