The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council welcomed the 23rd class of Women of Distinction honorees Monday to an orientation and reception at The Grotto in San Marco.
The council will officially honor the six honorees of 2011 at a luncheon March 30 at the Hyatt Downtown.
They join more than 130 women who have been named Women of Distinction the past 22 years.
The 2011 honorees are:
• Robin J. Albaneze, president of the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens Council. She also is a board member of the Jacksonville Public Library and the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
• Betty Asque Davis, president of the Jacksonville Women’s Network. She is a Realtor at Watson Realty Corp. and a newspaper columnist who writes the “Socially Speaking” column in the “Florida Star” newspaper.
• Davalu “Davy” Parrish, founder, president and CEO of The Bridge of Northeast Florida.
• Judith C. Rodriguez, professor in the department of nutrition and dietetics at the University of North Florida. She also is the 2010-2011 American Dietetic Association president and an author of books on food and nutrition, including “The Diet Selector” and “Contemporary Nutrition for Latinos.”
• Laine Silverfield, the first employee of Dreams Come True, shaping the not-for-profit organization into what it is today. She is a charter member of the Women’s Giving Alliance.
• Cindy Stover, Mercantile Bank’s executive vice president and market president for Northeast Florida. She is a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce board of directors and president of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville.