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Women's Leadership Luncheon 2022

The 2022 Women's Leadership Luncheons will feature women who demonstrates leadership, compassion and committment to their community.

Celebrating Women Honorees

The Women’s Leadership Luncheons celebrate women leaders who are making an impact on our world. Several of our sponsors have named women who they wish to honor for their leadership within their community. You can read about these women honorees and their achievements below. Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.


Sponsor logo for Bayer Honoree

Sheilah Oltmans-Deardorff

Sheilah Oltmans-Deardorff

Head of Global Pipeline Optimization, Field Solutions
Bayer Crop Science

We honor Dr. Sheilah Oltmans-Deardorff, Head of Field Solutions Global Pipeline Optimization in the Crop Science Division at Bayer.

Sheilah is passionate and enthusiastic in her beliefs, and uses that passion to not only create a big impact for our business but to further and accelerate Bayer's efforts in inclusion and diversity. She has held a leadership position in our GROW-WiSE business resource group, which focuses on gender equality, bias recognition and response and allyship. Sheilah regularly and positively impacts the careers of other women through advocacy and mentoring. It is said that Sheilah is the energy of her team.

In an already challenging time with the pandemic, Sheilah experienced additional personal setbacks and hardships. Despite that, Sheilah has continued to amaze and inspire others as she leads in our inclusion and diversity efforts, consistently shows care and concern for other employees, and takes care of herself and her family. Sheilah is someone we truly consider an everyday hero.


Logo of a blue silhouette of two children and the words Children's Wisconsin Honoree

Headshot of Angela Johnson, Children’s Wisconsin Honoree

Angela Johnson

Chief Information Security Officer
Children’s Wisconsin

Angela Johnson has served as Chief Information Security Officer at Children’s Wisconsin for nearly five years. She is responsible for maintaining and improving the organization’s information security program to ensure these assets are protected yet accessible by those who need them to support care and service to kids and families. Angela also oversees the team that supports physical security at Children’s Wisconsin locations across the state.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Angela has taken on additional roles to support the organization and the community. This includes oversight for our work to procure personal protective equipment and other critical supplies during the disruption of global supply chains. She also led coordination of the technology and infrastructure required to support the multi-organization Alternate Care Facility set up at State Fair Park in Milwaukee to help increase capacity to care for patients with COVID-19.

Angela earned her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and her Master of Business Administration from Walden University. In her free time, she has mentored college students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through the Mentoring Circles Program.

The tremendous expertise, foresight and passion Angela brings to her work has a significant impact on Children’s mission of caregiving, advocacy, research and education.


Hoffmann Family of Companies Logo Honoree

Headshot of Jerri Hoffmann, Hoffmann Family of Companies Honoree

Jerri Hoffmann

Hoffmann Family of Companies

On behalf of the Hoffmann Family of Companies, we would like to honor Mrs. Jerri Hoffmann for her outstanding role in leadership and impact in so many communities.

Jerri is a philanthropist, mother of three, and grandmother to twelve. Jerri sits on the Board of Directors of the Naples Downtown Business Improvement District, is a member of the Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the 2017 spring gala. She is past president of the Children’s Home and Aid Society Women’s Board, and recently spearheaded the campaign to raise $10 million to build the Jerri Hoffmann Children’s Home and Aid Center. Jerri also sits on the Board of Directors of the Ragdale (Center for Artists), has chaired many fundraising galas for numerous charity functions, and also currently serves on the Sustaining Leadership Council of the Naples Botanical Garden and is a trustee of the Naples Children’s Education Foundation which recently raised over $20 million in February of 2022 for at risk children. It is with great honor to nominate Jerri and honor her for her contribution to so many.


Jackson Walker Honoree

Headshot of Julia Dodd, Jackson Walker Honoree

Julia Dodd

Vice President
Lockton Dunning Benefits Associates

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in law, healthcare, risk management, and business development, Julia Dodd is known for her intelligence and partnership within the Dallas community and beyond. Ms. Dodd currently serves as Vice President for Lockton Dunning Benefits.

Prior to her role at Lockton, Ms. Dodd was a former healthcare law section head and partner at a major Dallas law firm, headed Dodd and Associates, and served on the team for the Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare. There, she led the grassroots effort for both state and federal tort reform, including passing tort reform that resulted in a 90% decrease in medical malpractice litigation in Texas.

Rooted in the humble values she learned growing up in a small country community, Ms. Dodd leads by example, from small town to big city. She is the co-founder of Women in the Know, a C-suite women’s networking group dedicated to bringing awareness and action for local Dallas community charities and needs. Ms. Dodd also previously served on the board of AVANCE, a national organization working to serve families in need. Advocacy for those in need is the cornerstone of her professional and personal goals.


Sponsor logo for Mercy Honoree

Photo of Dara Webb for the Women's Leadership Luncheon women honoree webpage

Dara Webb

Executive Director, Population Health
Mercy Clinic

Dara Webb is a results-driven healthcare executive with more than 15 years of experience in various settings including community health, consulting, and large integrated health systems. She is currently the Executive Director of Population Health for Mercy Clinic. Most recently, she put her passion for community health into action by leading the COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Mercy.

Active in the community, Dara holds seats on the boards of Urban League, Operation Food Search and CareSTL Health, and she is a cabinet member of the Charmaine Chapman Leadership Society. She provides her expertise to future professionals as adjunct faculty at Webster University, Harris-Stowe State University and Washington University.

Civic leadership program participation with STL Business Diversity Initiative and Focus Impact Fellows positioned Dara to be selected for the incoming Leadership STL cohort. She is looking forward to this new opportunity and integrating key learnings from the program into her daily work.

In her free time, Dara enjoys traveling and taking walks with her 100-pound rescue dog, Mr. Bosley.


Midwest Bank Centre - www.midwestbankcentre.com Honoree

Photo of Heather Indelicato for Women's Leadership Luncheon women honorees webpage

Heather Indelicato

Senior Vice President, Deposit Operations
Midwest BankCentre

Midwest BankCentre would like to honor Heather Indelicato for the amazing leadership she has provided at our community bank and throughout the community.

Heather Indelicato is Senior Vice President of the Deposit Operations team. She was promoted to this role as a stretch opportunity. Her job was to be a changemaker: to take a team who was well entrenched in their routine to think differently, to be more creative, effective, and efficient in their work.

It takes time to build the kind of trust needed to make a wholesale change. As it turned out, Heather was just six months in her new role when the pandemic hit, and everyone was forced to work remotely-a first for everyone on her team.

Heather relied on her communication and leadership skills to orchestrate a complete paradigm shift. She collaborated with IT to ensure the hardware and security were in place and trained her entire team so they would feel confident in processing critical customer transactions from their new offices, which were now on their dining room tables or in a spare bedroom at their homes.

Heather led her 25-person team through this traumatic change while also caring for her family, including two young children. Because of her leadership, Midwest BankCentre did not miss a beat.


Sponsor logo for Milwaukee Catholic Home, a life engaged Honoree

Headshot of Katie Grant, Milwaukee Catholic Home Honoree

Katie Grant

Vice President of Clinical Integration
Milwaukee Catholic Home

Katie Grant, Vice President of Clinical Integration, has served in a leadership role in a long-term care for over 25 years. Katie has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is a Registered Nurse and is also certified as a CPR instructor through American Red Cross and a Community Based Residential Facility Trainer though the State of Wisconsin. Since Katie came to Milwaukee Catholic Home, she has implemented Electronic Medical Records and guided the organization on their Quality Assurance Performance Improvement journey. Katie also serves as a Clinical Consultant, providing support to interdisciplinary clinical teams at MCH, School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) and other senior communities. She serves on the Board of Directors for Our Lady of the Angels Convent. She has tirelessly led the nursing team of SSND Elm Grove throughout the past four years with unimaginable clinical challenges related to the pandemic and the changing, reduced work force in long-term care. Katie is currently working to develop a CNA Training and Certification Course to be offered through Milwaukee Catholic Home Management Services. She successfully has transitioned staff and residents to the beautiful new Trinity Woods Community. Her knowledge, energy and giving spirit exemplifies servant leadership.


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