2015 Women of Influence

Photography by Sonshine Portrait Design

They are thinkers and doers, leaders in their fields, and strong advocates for Greater Peoria, whose influence can be felt in every corner of the community. In turbulent times, they are stewards of the future and mentors to the next generation, making a positive difference in the world and blazing a trail for others to follow.

Meet iBi's 2015 Women of Influence...

Meenakshy Aiyer, MD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Clinical Medicine, UICOMP
A physician educator shaping the future, one student at a time

Michelle Conger
Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President, OSF Healthcare System
Leading innovative transformations in healthcare to improve patient outcomes

Dr. Kim Johnston
President, Methodist College
Making a difference through higher education and community engagement

Julie Lagacy
Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Global Information Services Division, Caterpillar Inc.
A mentor and leader, powering Caterpillar’s performance through technology

Carol Merna
Executive Director, The Center for Prevention of Abuse
A life of helping others, from public service to community development

Andrea Parker
Executive Director, Hult Center for Healthy Living
A career of service spanning public health, nursing and the not-for-profit community

Sue Yoder-Portscheller 
Vice President of Marketing, CEFCU, and Illinois Central College Board Chair
An active volunteer and marketing specialist who worked her way to the top