About the WCWI
Memberships as of July 1, 2011
Back Row from left to right: Susan Peck and Suzan Campbell
Middle Row from left to right: Donna Thompson, Jan Torres and Sherrill Helzer
Front Row from left to right: Mary Billiter, Carma Corra, and Maureen Neavill
JUDICIAL DISTRICT ONE
Carma Corra, Cheyenne
WCWI Chair, Media Relations Team Chair
Retired since 2007, Carma was previously Public Information Officer for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. She is also Membership Chair for the Wyoming Humanities Council, President of the Cheyenne Bishop's Guild, and a Bible Study teacher and Beyond JustFaith leader for St. Mary's Cathedral. She is a 2007 Leadership Wyoming graduate. Carma and her husband John, Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, have four children and seven grandchildren.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT TWO
(Albany & Carbon Counties)
Suzan Campbell, Laramie
WCWI Legal Rights and Responsibilities Committee Chair
Suzan is an attorney and the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Public Policy Director. She was previously Executive Director of the Wyoming Association of Risk Management and a partner in the law firm of Schaefer and Pauling, PC. She is a 2010 Leadership Wyoming graduate, a member of first Leadership Laramie class, an Equality State Policy Center Board member, and has been Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce committee member, SAFE Project Board president, Laramie Hockey Association secretary, PTO president, and served in several church callings. Suzan is the mother of three.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT THREE
(Lincoln, Sweetwater & Uinta Counties)
Jan Torres, Rock Springs
WCWI Vice Chair / Education Committee Chair
A Professor of Psychology at Western Wyoming Community College, Jan also recently served on the Wyoming State Board of Education and is a Southwest Counseling Mental Health Board member. She chaired the Council's 2011 Young Women's Career Fair co-hosted by Northwest College in Powell. Jan was recognized by the Wyoming Education Association with its 2011 Special Freind of Education Award for demonstrating evidence of exceptional service to teachers, schools, and children.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOUR
(Johnson & Sheridan Counties)
Maureen Neavill, Sheridan
Maureen is a Flexible Learning Specialist for Sheridan College and a volunteer with Sheridan County Athletics. She enjoys computer technology, photography, graphic design, and spending time with husband, Jason, and kids, Monica and Cooper.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT FIVE
(Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park & Washakie Counties)
Susan Peck, Lovell
Susan is a Paraprofessional at the Rocky Mountain School District preschool in Cowley and owner, with husband David, of the Lovell Chronicle, Greybull Standard, and Basin Republican Rustler. She is active in Lovell United Methodist Church, and involved in the community supporting her husband's extensive board activities. She is the mother of Danielle, a UW sophomore, and host to Daniel, an exchange student from Austria and their fifth exchange student to date. Susan handles the design and layout for WCWI's newsletters and status reports.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT SIX
(Campbell, Crook, & Weston Counties)
Laurel Vicklund, Gillette
Laurel recently accepted a position as Senior Environmental Engineer for Peabody Energy. She is active in Wyoming States Partnership Program with Tunisia, is an artist, and travels extensively. She is a 2007 Leadership Wyoming graduate and the recipient of the 2011 Sportswoman of the Year Award from the Northeast Wyoming Chapter of the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife for spearheading numerous conservation projects in her community.
JUDCIAL DISTRICT SEVEN
Mary Billiter, Casper
A popular Casper Star-Tribune columnist , Mary is also a novelist - her first book, Not My Kid, was published in May, 2011. She is also an adjunct writing instructor for Casper College and a single mother of four.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT EIGHT
(Converse, Goshen, Niobrara, and Platte Counties)
Sherrill Helzer, Torrington
WCWI Home and Community Committee Chair
Sherrill is a retired elementary special education teacher and Goshen County Democratic Central Committee Treasurer.
JUDICIAL DISTRICT NINE
(Fremont, Sublette Teton Counties)
Donna Thompson, Riverton
WCWI Home and Community Committee Chair
Retired from Wyoming Department of Education as Special Education Program consultant, Donna presents Job Search Workshops, facilitates at National Secondary Transition Team planning meetings, does commercial painting, travels, and keeps up with eight grandchildren. She is serving 3-year term on the Fremont County Planning Commission, is past president and past Region III director for Soroptimist International of Riverton, and recently served on the State Rehabilitation Council, WINDS Advisory Board, and Ellbogen Leadership and Advocacy Group.
Pamela Downing, Cheyenne
Pamela is the Operations Director at Warehouse Twenty One, a full service marketing firm in Cheyenne. She was raised on a family farm in southeast Wyoming and is happy to call Wyoming her home. Pamela has previously worked with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and CLIMB Wyoming and has a passion for women's employment and education issues. She is also active with Komen Wyoming and the Race for the Cure and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Tammie Archibald, Afton
WCWI Employment Practices Chair
Tammie has a lifetime of dedication to advocacy for women and children. She has experience in women's issues through domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy through Turning Point; adult basic education, GED and Citizenship preparation, college prep and scholarship, and family literacy as a WWCC Adult Education Specialist; Lincoln County CLIMB Wyoming program initiator and supporter as a member of the Human Resource Council; substance abuse prevention program coordinator and grant writer to include: Big Brothers/Sisters, after school and parenting programs, community coalition builder and facilitator; 3rd woman to serve as a county commissioner in Lincoln County where she continued to support programs for women and children and was instrumental in improving services to juveniles through the diversion program. Tammie is currently serving as the Gear Up Specialist where she recruits and prepares underprivileged youth for a college education.
Tammie is really looking forward to serving on the WCWI where she can help encourage and prepare women for higher learning and higher earning.
- AT LARGE
Candy Dooper, Lusk
Candy Dooper is a nationally certified business teacher at Niobrara County High School. She also serves as the high school technology facilitator and as an adjunct instructor for Eastern Wyoming College. Candy sponsors the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) student organization and serves on the Wyoming FBLA Executive Board. She is a member of the Wyoming Business Education Association and served as the secretary/treasurer for many years. Candy and her husband, Tom, have two children, Matt and Dani, both of whom attend the University of Wyoming.
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Susan Bates, Rock Springs
EX-OFFICIO MEMEBER / BUSINESS COUNCIL LIASON
Chava Case, Cheyenne
Chava Case is the Human Resources Manager for the Wyoming Business Council. In her position, she spends most of her time focusing on the people of the organization by providing direction, training and motivation. Chava has volunteered with the Wyoming Society for Human Resource Management as Diversity Director and Legislative Director. She has also served as President of The Frontier Human Resource Association. In her spare time, Chava enjoys traveling and gardening with her husband Rocky.