Christine Droney, Amanda Feldman, Joyce Hagen, Claudine Keenan, Theresa McReynolds, Eileen K. Unger



CHRISTINE DRONEY was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Christine came here with family as a child, to escape “The Troubles”, the war of the ‘70’s.  She is a certified Social Worker with a certificate Thanatology, a specialty dealing with death and bereavement.  Christine is a founding member of the Mainland Regional Education Foundation and actively volunteers with the Ministry of Consolation of Our Lady of Sorrows, AtlantiCare’s Hospice and NODA (No One Dies Alone) programs. A favorite quote is: “Never cut what you can untie.” 

– Joseph Jouber



AMANDA FELDMAN  Through her work at Bridges Fund Management and Volans Ventures and influential partners around the world, Amanda has proven that a fresh, energetic and informed perspective can help transform business and finance for the good.  Amanda went to Mainland High School and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Public Administration focusing on Public Policy and Management from the London School of Economic.  In 2004, the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame honored Amanda with a Special Recognition Award for her service to the community and for being an inspirational youth destined to continue to make positive changes in the community and throughout the world.  Quote: “Live and be happy, and make others so.” – Mary Shelley



JOYCE HAGEN  has been an arts advocate for over 35 years. She served as Executive Director of the Atlantic City Arts Center, creating quality art exhibits for the Atlantic City region.  She was Manager of Marketing and Tourism for the South Jersey Cultural Alliance and Development Director for the Atlantic City Historical Waterfront Foundation.  As Executive Director of the charitable non-profit Atlantic City Arts Foundation, she implemented community arts programs: ARTeriors, Chalk About AC and 48 Blocks.


DR. CLAUDINE KEENAN is Stockton University’s Dean of Education.  Despite her busy teaching and administrative schedule, she is an ardent volunteer, always offering to help, whether for projects involving her children or the community at-large. She has been a Career Day speaker and a tutor at local schools and was instrumental in developing the STEM program in partnership with the Atlantic Country Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). A favorite quote is “There is a special place in heaven for women who empower other women.”



REVERAND DR. THERESA McREYNOLDS  is a mother, grandmother, chiropractor, Minister, wellness coach and feminist advocate for women and children.  Having grown up in difficult circumstances, she worked to improve situations for others that she had endured through her work at the Rape Crisis Center and the Battered Women’s Shelter. She volunteered for Juveniles In Need of Supervision Shelter (JINS), the Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP) and started a Mama Gena Group for Women. Quote: “My work is my wand.”



EILEEN K. UNGER  has erranded over 37 years of experience in the engineering, construction and utility industries, Eileen provides leadership, strategic direction and expertise in project management, emergency preparedness process analysis and practical plan development for client projects.  She is president of the EPP: Emergency Preparedness Partnerships.   Ms. Unger has received  numerous awards and recognition, including the Business Excellence Award from South Jersey Magazine and was inducted into the International Women in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Hall of Fame. Quote: The most difficult decision is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart.