Women Divers Hall of Fame

Last updated: November 20, 2017 at 6:31 am

The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) is an international non-profit professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: the Arts, Science, Medicine, Sports, Exploration, Marine Archeology, Media, Service, Dive Training and Education, Safety, Business, Marine Environment and Conservation, Free Diving, Commercial Diving, and Military Diving.

Created in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 by six founding sponsors: Beneath the Sea, Inc., the Underwater Society of America, the Women’s Scuba Association, Women Underwater, Hillary Viders, Ph.D., and Capt. Kathy A. Weydig; WDHOF, Inc. was granted its 501(c)(3) status in 2002.

WDHOF’s two-part mission is to:

1. Recognize women divers who have made outstanding contributions to the exploration, understanding, safety and enjoyment of our underwater world, and…

2. Support the underwater world and its associated careers by promoting opportunities for women and men in diving through scholarships, internships and mentorship opportunities and a worldwide network of industry contacts.

2016

GROSS, Patti Kirk
JAMES, Laura
KERNAGIS, Dawn
NEWMAN, Chantelle
PETZOLD, Ruth
UNSER, Cody

2015

BENCHLEY, Wendy
BENJAMIN, Cecilie
COTTON, Amanda
DONAT, Meg
LANDERS, Lt. Grace (USN)
SLATE, Amy

2014

ALLEN, Barbara
BARSKY, Kristine
HICKERSON, Emma L.
JENKINS, Jayne
SULLIVAN, Deidre
THOMSEN, Tamara

2013

CONNELLY, Mary
COSTENARO, Lynn
COUSTEAU, Simone Melchior
HAREL-BORNOVSKI, Tova
KAGAN SCHOTT, Becky
RODRIGUEZ, Lynn
WACHTER, Georgann S.

2012

BEHRENS-FURNISS, Amelia
EASTERBROOK, Nancy
GUARASCIO, Nancy
PARISH, Robin
SHIMLOCK, Maurine

2011

BAUER, Sally E.
BIER, Gina
BIRD, Christine Rooney, MD
COUSTEAU, Céline
DELOACH, Anna
STRAUS, Karen
LANGEVIN, Maureen
WESTMORLAND, Michele
WHITCRAFT, Deborah
ZENATO, Cristina

2010

BOWMAN, Jane
DAYE, Sheri
CRAWLEY, Annie
FORSBERG, Joan
GREENHALGH, Deb
HASSON, Anne Davis
LITTLER, Diane Scullion, Ph.D.
OLIVEROS, Chief Petty Offcer Roseanne
ORTINS, Faith
ROCHAT, Leslie

2009

CLARK, Dr. Melanie A.
CRUICKSHANK, Mandy-Rae
EISEN, Randi
FIENE, Pauline
GEORGE-ARES, Anita
PEYTON, Margo

2008

ISKRA, Dr. Darlene M., Commander, USN (ret)
McGEE, Nancy
SULLIVAN, Dr. Kathryn

2007

DE LA VALDENE, Valerie
DOUBILET, Anne
HERB, Martha
HUTTON, Lauren
LONG, Susan
MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, Gloria
MARTEL-BOURBON, Holly
SMITH, Debbie
STEFANYSHYN-PIPER, Heidemarie
TOTH, Bonnie
WHEATON, Jennifer

2006

BRADLEY, Georgienne
KEGELES, Sharon Lee
OCHERT, Adina S.
RUNNALLS, Dr. Lesley A.
UGUCCIONI, Donna Marie
VAN HEEST, Valerie

2005

BUNKLEY-WILLIAMS, Lucy, Ph.D.
BUSH, CDR Bette
HUBBELL, Linda C.
STAYER, Pat
WIDDER, Edie, Ph.D.

2004

BINELLI, Carla
CASSANO, Capt. Victoria Anne, MD
GILLIGAN, M. Veronica (Ronni)
HERNANDEZ, CDR Rene S., Ph.D.
HODGES, Vallorie J.
PUGH, Michelle
TALGE, Helen K., Ph.D.

2003

APPLEGATE, Renee Steven
BALDWIN, Carole, Ph.D.
DUDZINKI, Kathleen, Ph.D.
HARDEN, CDR Gina
de MEYER, Kalli
MURRAY, Rusty
PITKIN, Linda
POMPONI, Shirley, Ph.D.
YOST, CDR Lori

2002

BELLEFEUILLE, Monique J.
BODENSTEDT, Commander Debra
FOLLMER, Joan M.
GILKES, Martha Watkins
JOHNSON, Connie
MESTRE, Audrey
PASCAL-GUARINO, Carolyn
REED, Sherry A.
SAHLER, LCDR Erica
SAMMON, Susan
SERPIERI, Claudia
TEGNER, Mia Jean, PhD
TRUKKEN, Sue J.
WAHRMANN, Sally A.
WILMS, Birgitte
ZIEFLE, Julianne

2001

ALARY, Danielle
BONEM, Rena M., Ph.D.
BONNIN, Mary J.
CARRELL, Toni
CASTLE, Cathryn
CONNELLY, Cecelia A.
FLETCHER, Susie
GAAR, Frances
HANSON, Norma
HAYWARD, Joyce S.
JERMAN, Paula M.
KAYAR, Susan R., Ph.D.
KIESER, June M.
KOHANOWICH, Cdr Karen
LEVINE, Marie
MITCHELL, Lisa A.
MOORE, Valerie S.
MURPHY, Geri
PREKER, Marianne
RABER, Janice
ROTHSCHILD, Kathy
SEFTON, Nancy
SHECKLER, Kim Reed
STOCKERT, Andrea D.
TOBIAS, Donna M.
THOMAS, Bridget K., RN
TURNER, Ruth, Ph.D.
VERDIER, Eveline
WATTS, Scarlett D.
WILSON, Laurie J.
ZIGAHN, JoAnn

2000 (Inaugural Inductees)

BANGASSER, Susan, Ph.D
BIESER, Capt. Janet
BOOKSPAN, Dr. Jolie
BRADLEY, Jana
BROWN, Tamara
CARDONE, Bonnie J.
CARTER, Jennifer
CHURCH, Cathy
CLARK, Dr. Eugenie
COURTER, Cindi
CUSH, Cathie
DAVIS, Helen T.
DRAFAHL, Sue
DUDAS, Evelyn Bartram
EARLE, Dr. Sylvia
ECKHOFF, Mary Ellen
FERRIS-FISCHER, Mary Jo
FISHER, Dolores E.
FIFE, Dr. Caroline
FRAZIER, Dottie
FRANKLIN, Regina
FUNKHOUSER, Lynn
GIESECKE, Anne, Ph.D.
GRAY, Linda
GRIMM, Brigit K.
HALEY, Erika-Leigh
HASS, Lotte
HALL, Michele
HAUSER, Hillary
HEANEY-GRIER, Mehgan
HEINERTH, Jill
HOFFMAN, Edith D.
HULTS, Maria
KINAHAN, Lise
KING, Jennifer
KNAFELC, Capt. Marie, MD Ph.D
KRISTOVICH, Dr. Ann H
LANDER, Barb
LILLIS, Mary Edith (Mel)
LYNN, Capt. Diann Karin
MORGAN, Connie Lyn
MORGAN, Ella-Jean
MORRA, Sue, Ph.D.
MORRISSETTE, Denise J.
MOUNT, Patti
NEAL, Jan
NEWELL-MORTARA, Patty
O’NEILL, Erin
ORR, Betty
PARRY, Zale
PECHTER, Alese O.
PRAGER, Ellen J., Ph.D.
RODUNER, Vreni
ROSE, Carol Taylor
ROUSE, Norine
ROYAL, Betsy
SADLER, Lorraine Bemis
SCARR, Dee
SCHOLLEY, Cdr. Bobbie
SLEEPER, Jeanne Bear
ST LEDGER-DOWSE, Marguerite
STREETER, Tanya
TAYLOR, Dr. Maida Beth
TAYLOR, Valerie
VAN HOESEN, Dr. Karen
VIDERS, Hillary, Ph.D.
WALTEN, Kay
WESTERFIELD, Renee
WEYDIG, Kathy A.
WINGERT, Frankie
YAGER, Jill, Ph.D.
ZAFERES, Andrea

Jeffrey Gallant

Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac & Book of Records. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

By | 2017-11-20T06:31:12+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Halls of Fame, Who's Who|

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