Trustee Deborah J. Ikeda Honored as one of the 2014 Top Ten Professional Women

October 17, 2014

Marjaree Mason Center held their Top Ten Professional Women and Top Business Awards on October 17, 2014. 



 Deborah J. Ikeda, Campus President for Clovis  Community College Center and Board of Trustees  member for California Health Sciences University was  one of ten prominent women honored with this  prestigious award.


The Top Ten Professional Women honored this year (as listed in alphabetical order by last name) are:

  • Kathy Cromwell, MSW, LCSW, CT, Director of Center for Grief & Healing and Angel Babies at Hinds Hospice
  • Lisa M. Gamoian, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office
  • Liz Harrison, Emmy-Winning News Anchor at ABC 30
  • Deborah J. Ikeda, Campus President for Clovis Community College Center
  • Karlene Kay Ryan, Owner of Karlene Ryan Interiors
  • Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Fresno State
  • Barbara L. Thomas, Retired Educator/Principal and Board Member of Educational Employees Credit Union
  • Jan Thomas, Owner of Jan Thomas Swim School
  • Mary Van Ness, Executive Vice President at Fresno Association of Realtors
  • Lisa Weigant, MA, Chief Executive Officer at Promesa Behavioral Health

The Top Business of the Year honored this year:

  • Fresno County Federal Credit Union (FCFCU)

For more than 30 years, the Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) has hosted the Top Ten Professional Women and Top Business Awards. These awards recognize ten professional women and an exceptional business that supports women in their career and personal achievements. This year, TV personality and philanthropist Taylor Armstrong was the luncheon keynote speaker. Taylor Armstrong, star of the hit Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, shared her personal battle with domestic violence and her triumph in becoming a survivor. The luncheon’s emcees were ABC30’s Margot Kim and Christine Park. For more information about the Top Ten Professional Women and Top Business Awards, visit:

About Marjaree Mason Center

For more than 30 years, the Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) has offered shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence in Fresno County. The Center was founded in 1979 after the murder of Marjaree Mason, a native of Easton. A graduate of Washington High School and Reedley College, Marjaree lived in Fresno for 31 years and was well known in the community. Currently, the Center operates the county’s only domestic violence shelters.

 The Marjaree Mason Center supports and empowers adults and their children affected by domestic violence, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and advocacy. To contact MMC, call business center at 559-237-4706, 24-hour confidential emergency hotline at 800-640-0333 or visit online at their website: http://mmcenter.eduFacebook, LinkedInPinterestInstagram or Twitter.