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Women in History 2020 Honorees

  • Lisa Warburton-Gregory
    Lisa Warburton-Gregory

    Lisa Warburton-Gregory has a vast list of Community/Volunteer affiliations:
    She is a Board member of the Aultman Women's Board, the Aultman Health Foundation Board and the Aultman Hospital Foundation Board, North Canton Medical Foundation Board, Vantage Aging Board, Stark State Foundation Board and Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health.

    She is a member of/volunteered for the Canton Symphony League, Shared Blessings, Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne County, Dueber School's "Blessings in a BackPack" and Aulltman Hospital Women's Board Compassionate Care Center.

    Lisa was voted one of Stark County's Movers & Shakers in 2010 by About magazine. She was inducted in the North Canton Alumni Hall of Distinction in 2012 and was the 2013 Women of the Year for the Junior League.

    She and her husband Steve were recognized in 2013 by The Wilderness Center and recognized in 2010 by United Way Worldwide for net increase in community impact dollars raised.

    Lisa is married to Steve and has 2 step children and 7 grandchildren.

  • Lesley Venturella
    Lesley Venturella

    Lesley Venturella began her career in customer service and sales at the New York Telephone company. Later she worked for Illinois Bell at the Management Development Center in Illinois. After several moves with her husband's career, she chose to deliver child care services and became an active volunteer in various school systems throughout the country, that her children attended. Mrs. Venturella has served on various boards including her Chicago Condominium Association, Hudson Homeowner's Association, and was a Board Member with Akron Children's Services. She has been an advocate for individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

    After moving to Canton, she became a member of C.A.S.T. (Caring and Serving Together) and began a partnership as a Volunteer Coordinator at the JRC Adult Day Center. For the past 8 years, she has been volunteering at the center and coordinating the JRC Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon and Spring Fashion Show. Lesley gets so much joy from her relationships with the members and staff at JRC, as well as with her fellow volunteers.

    Lesley is an Operating Committee Member and liaison for C.A.M.P. (CAST Apprenticeship and Mentorship Program) which serves the students at the McKinley Early College High School.
    Lesley was nominated by the Timken Early College High School & Canton City Schools for and received the 2016 Person of Character Award by the Character Counts in Stark County Committee.

    Lesley has been married to her husband Tom, for over 41 years, and has 2 sons and a daughter-in-law.

2020 Women in History Luncheon Grand Raffle Prizes

You won't want to miss all the delightful surprises at the 24th Annual JRC Women in History Luncheon, "A Mad Hatter Tea Party-Where Imagination Meets Inspiration, Anything Is Possible" on March 12, 2020, at the Cultural Center for the Arts! Doors open at 10:30 am and the program will begin at noon. The silent auction will have lots of fabulous items on which to bid within the following categories: Home; Women; Men; Jewelry and Children.