Assemblymember O’Donnell Honors 2018 Women of Distinction

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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





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

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