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Girl Scouts Presents Awards of Distinction


Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will honor 11 Pittsburgh women and two local Gold Award Girl Scouts for their accomplishments and leadership at the annual Awards of Distinction.

May 19, 2022
PNC Champions Club, Heinz Field
Registration 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program 5:45 p.m.

This annual event honors these inspirational women and celebrates the mission of the Girl Scout Movement, which is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Event information and detailed biographies on each award recipient can be found at

The 2022 Women of Distinction in each category are:

  • Business: Emily Sheetz, Vice President of Strategy and IT, Sheetz, Inc.
  • Communications: Angela Wheland, Vice President, Communications, FedEx Ground
  • Entrepreneurship: Christy Uffelman, CEO/Founder, EDGE Leadership
  • Finance: Carol Neyland, Senior Vice President – Community Development (Retired), Dollar Bank
  • First Responder: Kari Burnham, Lieutenant, Pittsburgh Fire Bureau
  • Journalism: Elena LaQuatra, Anchor, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh’s Action News 4
  • Philanthropy: Sylvia Fields, Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation
  • Public Service: Gisele Barreto Fetterman, Second Lady of Pennsylvania and Founder of the Free Store #15104
  • Religious Service: Sister Sue Fazzini and Sister Audrey Quinn, Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh
  • Retail Banking: Sandra Reiman, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Two Gold Award Girl Scouts will also receive awards at the event. The Girl Scout of Distinction Award will be presented to Lakshmi Natesan, a graduate of Pine-Richland High School. Katelyn Graham, a graduate of Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, will receive the Girl Scout Humanitarian Award.

Serving as the 2022 Honorary Chair on the event’s committee is Andrea Carelli, senior vice president and director of client and community relations at PNC. Serving as the 2022 Honorary Co-Chair is Sylvia Diez.

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will present the 2022 Organization of Distinction award to Highmark. Highmark provides a tremendous amount of support to the community through corporate giving and signature programs that aim to improve the health and well-being of individuals in our communities.