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Women of Distinction Luncheon


2014 Women of Distiction

Martinsburg, WV – The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (Eastern Panhandle area) is hosting the 10th annual Women of Distinction luncheon to honor three women from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County, West Virginia, on Wednesday, October 1st, at 11:30am at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.

The 2014 Women of Distinction include Cindy Hovermale from Berkeley Springs, Tina Combs from Bunker Hill, and Tina Burns from Kearneysville.  The women were selected by their peers for outstanding work in the community, contribution to their professions, and serving as outstanding role models for young women.

Cindy Hovermale is the Operations Manager for Roy's Service Center and Betty Lou's Ol’ Garage Café. She is known in the community for her generosity and passion for taking care of anyone who needs help. Hovermale was recently honored with the Patriot Award as an “unsung hero” by the Morgan County Commission.   

Tina Combs has been the decisive leader of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce since 2004.   Known as the “Heart and Soul of the Chamber”, Combs has increased Chamber membership along with community recognition of the organization.  In 2013, Combs was appointed by Governor Tomblin to the West Virginia Board of Education where she represents interests of the Eastern Panhandle.  Combs serves on the Board of Directors of Berkeley County Development Authority, Main Street Martinsburg, and the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.

Tina Burns is a clinical recruitment director at Shenandoah Valley Medical System (SVMS).   Burns has worked at Shenandoah since 1983, helping to shape the system from a migrant, low-income health clinic in the 1980s to the large multidisciplinary group medical practice that it is today. Burns has served in various capacities at SVMS, helping to develop new programs for women’s health, behavior health, dental health services and a migrant health program that extends into Virginia. 

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Women of Distinction is Faye Fields, President-elect of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.  Fields is the founder and currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Resource Technologies, a leading provider of management support services and information management services to government agencies. Fields is a founding partner in the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and received the Emerging Business of the Year Award from Black Enterprise Magazine.

Proceeds from the 2014 Women of Distinction event support Girl Scout programs throughout the Eastern Panhandle and include outreach programs for girls in underserved communities, outreach troops for at-risk girls, and financial assistance to girls and their families so that all girls can participate in Girl Scouts. 

Businesses or individuals interested in supporting the 2014 Women of Distinction can choose to be one of our Character, Confidence, Courage, Honor, or Leader Sponsors.  In addition, Tribute Ads to recognize our honorees are also available.  Reserved seating for the luncheon is available for $40 per person. 

Additionally, a beautiful necklace, bracelet and earrings (featuring black-dyed coin pearls and sterling silver), donated by Christian Caine Jewelers in Shepherdstown, is being raffled off at the luncheon.  Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door for $5 apiece or six for $25.

For more information about the Women of Distinction luncheon, contact Kathy Deffer, area membership manager for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, at 304-263-8833 or

Posted: Sep 2, 2014

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