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Women of the Year 2003 and 2004

Woman of the Year 2003

Photo of Dr. Donna Reihl.
Dr. Donna Reihl

Dr. Reihl is the Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Owings Mills site. In this demanding role, she works closely with the community to determine workforce needs. As part of this on-going review, she established the Senior Institute. Although the Director at CCBC Owings Mills, Dr. Reihl continues to teach and counsel students. 

Dr. Reihl’s commitment to volunteerism is apparent with her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.  Donna is a board member and currently co-chairs their fundraising events. She is also a board member of Creative Options Talmar, Inc. and the Maryland School for the Blind.

She has been actively involved with the Parkville High School PTSA. Dr. Reihl has also been a parent helper in the school’s dance department production of The Nutcracker.

Dr. Reihl has received numerous awards for her commitment to others. She is a leader, teacher, mentor and mother. This talented woman has instilled these same values in her daughter, Sara. Dr. Reihl is the 2003 Woman of the Year.

Lifetime Service Award 2003

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Ms. Doris Allen

Mrs. Doris Allen, with her late husband Phillip and a small group of neighbors, began the Woodlawn Toy Drive during the Christmas season twelve years ago. What began as a very modest effort to provide toys to a few children is now assisting over 400 families.

Doris raised these dollars by making angels with friends and also soliciting funds door to door. As a volunteer for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, she was an inspiration for their involvement in the Woodlawn community. With their support, Mrs. Allen was able to reach out to more families in need.

She is truly a model citizen with a strong commitment to help those less fortunate. It is our honor to present Mrs. Doris Allen with the 2003 Lifetime Service Award.

Woman of the Year 2004

Phyllis Brotman is a noted public relations, marketing and advertising businesswoman whose career spans over 35 years. She is recognized by most executive and industry organizations for leading the way in her field and for her abilities that she shares with non-profit organizations. The Baltimore County Economic Development Commission recognized Phyllis for her work, and most recently, she serves on the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee.

Photo of Phyllis Brotman.
Phyllis Brotman

Phyllis devotes significant time and energy to educating and preparing students for the workplace. She is an active member of the Towson University Board of Visitors, and her guidance is respected and valued. She has worked with the Baltimore County Board of Education and joined the Superintendent's "think tank." To students in middle and high school, she regularly speaks about careers for young women and men. At the college level, she shares her expertise in public relations, marketing and advertising.

Phyllis thrives successfully in different worlds, and her many accomplishments are both professional and personal. In 2003, she became the first woman president of the prestigious Center Club. She mentors women facing breast cancer treatment and is there for them throughout their experience. She mentors women on succeeding in the "executive" world. She is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Baltimore County is her home and love. Phyllis Brotman is the 2004 Woman of the Year.

Revised March 25, 2014

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