Colleen Hammon

Erie, PA

Colleen Hammon has made it her life’s work, her mission to help Erie’s homeless. She calls them “heroes” for what they endure. Hammon retired after 32 years in the mental health field, but couldn’t forget what she had seen. In retirement, she serves on numerous boards but feels her real calling is to walk with people in real need. That means sitting down with them where they are — shelters, soup kitchens or on the street. Read More…

Judy Zelina

Erie, PA

In her time as public services director, Zelina has expanded existing programs and added countless new programs all meant to inform, educate and aid the residents of Millcreek Township. “Public service to me is so important because you have so many voices out there that aren’t being heard, and I will hear every single voice,” Zelina added. Read More…

Tina Schiefelbein

Erie, PA

In 2009 Tina Schiefelbein, a full-time hearing specialist, mother, and wife, started helping veterans who didn’t meet the criteria to qualify for services through the VA, but still needed a helping hand. “We have to help our veterans coming home. They’re programmed one way while they are in the service, but I believe when they come out, I believe some of them are not reprogrammed to come back home,” said Schiefelbein. She quickly realized there was a much bigger need in our community than she ever imagined. Read More…

Dr. Maureen Barber Carey

Erie, PA

In the early 90s, Dr. Barber Carey spearheaded the development of programs for children with autism. Nearly 30 years later, she remains a strong advocate for persons with autism. She serves on numerous local, state, and national boards and said her work is far from over. Read More…

JET 24/FOX 66/ wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Throughout Women’s History Month, JET 24/FOX 66/ will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named Erie’s Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

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