2017 Women of Influence

Photography by Sonshine Portrait Design

They come from various backgrounds and all walks of life. They are leaders in their fields, at home and in their communities, building on their successes to inspire others. From health and wellness to business and education, they are making a positive difference in Greater Peoria—and using their influence to lift up the next generation.

Emily Cahill
Executive Director, Peoria Park District
Keeping residents engaged and active through parks and recreation

Katherine Coyle
Executive Director, Alignment Peoria
Building community through government and educational opportunity

Yvonne Greer
Owner, Power Zone
Inspiring others through motivational speaking, personal training and performance

Diana Hall
President, Bard Optical
Growing a company and guiding regional economic development

Katie Kim
CEO, The Kim Group
Collaborating with others to create a positive ripple effect

Kelly Nierstedt
President, OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Leading the way for children’s health in a very complex environment

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