Name: Carina Fejerang
Job Title/Company: Owner Salon Paradis
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "Community-wise I’ve joined the Guam Women’s Club and supported all the causes it stands for which is quite vast. My personal community effort was when my husband and I decided to recognize 12 high school wrestlers by purchasing medals of accomplishment and awarding it to them at a celebration we put together on the beach. It was very rewarding. My career-related accomplishments include motivating other cosmetologists not to give up on their field and educating them on a regular basis. I also provide assistance to individuals who have a dream to start a business but need direction. I coach them on steps they need to take help write their business plans and show them where to go and what to do."
Name: Fe Valencia Ovalles
Job Title/Company: President Guam Marianas Management Services
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "The opening of the Guam Marianas Training Center Health and Allied School in 2004. GMTC is the first and only private institution given authority by the Guam Board of Nurse Examiners to open the Nursing Assistant Program under Public Law 24-20. I have filled the need for the students who want to be on the health and allied field and the community’s need for this kind of expertise and services. Guam Marianas Training Center has successfully graduated and nationally certified students in phlebotomy and pharmacy tech fields. There are other various health and allied courses that GMTC offers. We continue to develop additional courses to offer in the near future. Our students on Guam now join the ranks of their U.S. counterparts and are part of the national database in the Job Referral Program under the National Health Career Association the benchmark in the health and allied field."
Name: Jocylene David-Jose
Job Title/Company: President Jose Realty Management Co.
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "I truly believe that each person in a financial position to be a benefactor to other people or a legitimate organization in need has a moral responsibility and obligation to be of assistance through their volunteer work or generous donations. I anonymously give my help to church schools and other non-profit organizations. Career-wise I participated in the 2005 Guam Economic Conference and the 3rd Annual Micronesian Real Estate Conference."
Name: Kathy C. Sgro
Job Title/Company: Chairman of the board executive vice president Payless Supermarkets
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "Pay-Less donates an average of $90 000 annually. I am directing the newly organized Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation. The organizations that we are assisting currently are Erica’s House of Hope Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guam Get Healthy Guam Ayuda Foundation/Island Girl Power Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence and KOLG radio station."
Name: Kim A. Young
Job Title/Company: Manager Security Title Inc.
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "Community-wise I expect our company to be a good corporate citizen. Current projects include our support of children’s sports activities to helping with a colleague’s needed medical treatment; our goal is to see a need and try to fill it. Career-wise I strongly support continued growth both personally and professionally for each member of the Security Title team. I believe that a company is only as strong as the weakest link so strengthening each person’s abilities is key to the strength of the company."
Name: Maria D.R. Taitano
Job Title/Company: Chief executive officer Staywell Guam Inc.
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "I truly believe in helping those who have helped you. I am a product of Catholic education which is part of the foundation of my total well being. I am very involved in the support of my alma maters (San Vicente Catholic School and Notre Dame High School) and fully support my children’s academic and extra curricular activities to ensure that they too receive the benefits like I did while attending these schools. Career-wise as a leader I am responsible to ensure that the team is provided with the resources and support to meet the expectations of our carriers clients and members. I share my knowledge and experiences with the staff and encourage their growth personally and professionally."
Name: Mika C Gibson
Job Title/Company: Owner Archway Inc.
Biggest accomplishments in the last year: "My biggest career accomplishment this past year has been that my company’s sales have doubled in one year and continue to increase almost on a monthly basis. There are several community accomplishments. Our main purpose of doing the I Love Guam logo was so that we could promote the pride of our island. My company has also contributed to the Red Cross Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee Guam Visitors Bureau various charity golf tournaments Guam Visitors Industry Education Council Guam Memorial Hospital Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association Guam Babe Ruth League and donated t-shirts to GEPA’s Earth Week Festivities. We also contributed to various murals that have been painted around the island by the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay to help beautify the island." MBJ“