Women Speaker Series

Women of Rotary District 6490 is excited to announce a free, virtual series featuring entrepreneurial, technical, professional, and innovative Women speakers every month, and is hosted by Women of Rotary District 6490.

The scheduled presentations cover a variety of topics such as mentoring, power, and influence.

Through this event, we want to encourage and empower women and men to embrace the Service Above Self motto.

Speakers will share stories of how they have effected change in their lives, at work, at home, and within their communities.

Dana Vogelmeier, CPTD

Vogelmeier Consulting

Using your leadership voice

Tuesday, April 13, 12:00 PM CST

Dana Vogelmeier believes everyone should feel good about going to work and feel fulfilled at the end of the day. When they do, everything outside of work feels better, too.

She launched Vogelmeier Consulting in 2016 after working for 33 years for a Fortune 50 company where she honed her leadership through successes, failures, and examples of others. During her tenure she worked for more than 25 years leading teams.

She currently takes that leadership experience to help other teams develop workplaces that people love. Her area of expertise is in employee engagement. 

Dana holds a master’s degree in Leadership, is a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and holds the designation of Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).

She is actively involved at the local and national level with the Association of Talent Development and with Rotary International. 

Jennifer McCarron

Business Builders Marketing

The role of power in the workplace: relationships and leadership

Tuesday, May 11, 12:00 PM CST

Jennifer McCarron is the owner and president of Business Builders Marketing, a full-service firm offering positive client results. Jennifer holds a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis on public relations, organizational and interpersonal communication. She joined her family business in 1998 and has spent the last twenty-three years offering strategic marketing consultation for hundreds of diverse clients across Central Illinois.

As a busy mother of two teens, married to a fellow business owner, Jennifer gets weary hearing others say they are "too busy" to volunteer. She feels that community service is simply a part of life and is often overheard stating that being an involved community member, “is not optional!"  

Jennifer has a long record of service and has served on many local Boards, including the Mclean County Chamber of Commerce, The United Way of McLean County, and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. For the last five years, she has been working with the Saint Vincent De Paul Society conducting home visits for community members in need of financial assistance. Jennifer currently serves as the Vice President and Fundraising Chair for her children's high school Boosters Board and looks forward to leading the group as President next year. 

Business Builders Marketing offers branding, consultation, website development, video production, graphic design, marketing automation, lead generation, and complete social media advertising and management services. Under her leadership, the firm has been recognized with national and regional awards from the American Advertising Federation and Communicator Awards for excellence and Davey Awards (for small firms doing big things!). Located in Bloomington, Illinois, the firm now serves clients across the globe. For more information, please visit

"Business ownership is a fantastic journey. And one that enables me to choose my path and control my destiny. That is what I love about it! I work hard and care perhaps too much; however, I have the distinct privilege of helping others succeed. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously and one that I shall never take for granted."

Colleen L. Kannaday, FACHE

Carle BroMenn Medical Center

Colleen Kannaday is President of Carle BroMenn Medical Center, a 200 bed Acute Care Hospital in Normal, Illinois as well as Carle Eureka Hospital, a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital in Eureka, Illinois. Both organizations are part of Carle Health based in Urbana, Illinois.

Prior to joining Carle, Colleen was the President of St. Francis Hospital & Health Center in Blue Island, Illinois. She was also Vice President of Operations at St. Eugene Community Hospital in Dillon, South Carolina. Both St. Francis and St. Eugene were members of SSM Health Care, a Catholic system based in St. Louis, Missouri and the first healthcare recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Colleen holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from St. Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Colleen and her husband Kim live in Bloomington and are the proud parents of two children.

Lisa Satterfield, MS, MPH

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Be the influence (the power of 1)

Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 PM CST

Lisa Satterfield provides advocacy strategy for physician payment and coverage for women’s health, including outreach to the US Department of Health & Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, commercial payers, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Lisa oversees the Health Economics and Practice Management team, which includes health policy analysis, medical billing and code development and education, representation at the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel and RVS Update Committee, and staff oversight of ACOG’s Committee on Health Economics and Coding. She also works closely with the ACOG Government Relations team and provides payment expertise to members of Congress. Her team successfully overturned payment reductions for obstetric services proposed by CMS in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and attained bipartisan passage of H.R. 4996, Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act of 2020 in the US House of Representatives.

Marlene Dietz

Dynamic Leadership Development

Why someone needs you?

Tuesday, August 10, 12:00 PM CST

While most students can identify Marlene Dietz as the "First Lady" and leading ambassador for Illinois State University, her four decades in professional development, education and leadership bring an inspiring perspective.

Marlene is owner and founder of Dynamic Leadership Development for the past 18 years, and has more than 20 years of sales and service experience.

With a bachelor's degree in education from Missouri State University and an MBA from Baker University, her training expertise included communication, public speaking, leadership development, change management,  organizational assessment, team building, effective writing, congressional testimony preparation.

Shandra Summerville

Champaign County Mental Health Board and Developmental Disabilities Board

Mentorship: competitive society vs mentoring society

Tuesday, September 14, 12:00 PM CST

Shandra Summerville attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas majoring in Speech and Drama with an emphasis of Mass Communications and Public Relations. Shandra was born and raised in the C-U Community and returned to the C-U area after residing in Pine Bluff Arkansas for 6 years where she worked as a Field Director for the Girl Scouts and served as the director an Adult Day Center Facility. Shandra is an alumnus of the 2010 & 2018 Georgetown Leadership Academy to Address Disparities in Mental Health and Cultural and Linguistic Competence working with persons living with an intellectual or developmental disability. Shandra is specialized in cultural competence training and development for not for profit agencies and organizations that want to expand their capacity to reach diverse populations. In addition, she provides instruction for positive youth development and Mental Health First Aid Training. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, learning new “things to do” in her community, spending time with family, and listening to music.


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