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Woman of Influence: Zelna Joseph

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Zelna Joseph, CEO, SET Medical Clinics Zelna Joseph has a long history of being a voice for the underserved in Colorado Springs. Joseph, chief executive officer for SET Family Medical, has used that voice to help the city’s poor, minorities, battered women, troubled teens and now the medically malnourished. “If I’m able, I’ll always be… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Zelna Joseph

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Woman of Influence: Ann Fetsch

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Ann Fetsch, former owner of Colorado Classics Furniture, Operation 6035 volunteer As a former business and building owner, Ann Fetsch brings a solid point of view to her current endeavor: environmentally healthy businesses and buildings. “I’ve developed a passion for sustainability, in particular green buildings for a sustainable business community,” said Fetsch, vice chairwoman of… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Ann Fetsch

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Woman of Influence: Nancy Saltzman

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Nancy Saltzman, motivational speaker When you have experienced what Nancy Saltzman has in her life, you can do one of two things: Curl up in a ball and give up on life, or share what you have learned with others.  Saltzman chose the second path. “We can all make a difference in other peoples’ lives,… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Nancy Saltzman

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Woman of Influence: Linda Mojer

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Linda Mojer, executive director, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce When the economy crashes, people either learn to adapt or get trapped under the debris. Linda Mojer found herself in that situation a couple of years ago. What she discovered about herself surprised her. “It was a hard decision to start my own business,” said… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Linda Mojer

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Woman of Influence: Paula Miller

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Paula Miller, executive director, Pikes Peak Library District When ranking the institutions crucial to a community’s well-being, a library is always going to be near the top. That’s why Paula Miller has devoted more than three decades of her life to libraries, including the last four years as executive director of the Pikes Peak Library… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Paula Miller

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Woman of Influence: Jere Martin

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Jere Martin, co-founder Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Jere Martin doesn’t live in Colorado Springs anymore, but her influence remains. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival in Colorado Springs nearly 22 years ago, and even though she moved to Santa Fe, N.M., four years ago with her husband, attorney Ronald Michael Martin, she… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jere Martin

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Woman of Influence: Kathy Loo

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Kathy Loo, philanthropist, artist Some pillars of the community carve out their turf early on and build their power base from there. Others prefer to take on a role as needed, and then jump in to fill a critical vacuum somewhere else. Katherine Loo is among the latter. “I’ve been active in civics all my… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Kathy Loo

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Woman of Influence: Jill Gaebler

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Jill Gaebler, development director, Greccio Housing Sometimes making it “all about the kids” can benefit the parent as much as the child. Take, for example, the story of Jill Gaebler. Anyone in charter school circles has likely heard of Gaebler, who has become one of the educational movement’s most vocal proponents after she founded the… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Jill Gaebler

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Woman of Influence: Marcia Jackson

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Marcia Jackson, director, SACHS Foundation Research Marcia Jackson’s life has followed an elegant arc curving around the ideal of giving back to the community so that others can make a future contribution. The Sachs Foundation research director, clinical psychology doctoral student and Women of Influence honoree freely admits she didn’t do it all on her… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Marcia Jackson

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Woman of Influence: Donna Guthrie

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Donna Guthrie, co-founder Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Donna Guthrie is an idea person. A Colorado Springs-based writer of children’s books and producer of online educational videos, Guthrie’s ideas usually benefit the community, bring people together and advance a cause. Take, for example, the 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, coming Nov. 5, which… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Donna Guthrie

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