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Greater Vancouver Chamber announces Iris Awards recipients

By Chrissy Booker, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 15, 2024, 5:58am

The Greater Vancouver Chamber announced the recipients of the 2024 Iris Awards during a luncheon Thursday. This year’s Iris Awards recipients were selected from a group of six finalists, each recognized for their contributions to Southwest Washington.

In order of announcement, the 2024 Iris Awards honorees were:

  • Anna Cruz, executive director at Vancouver Ballet Folklórico. She is known for establishing the Vancouver Ballet Folklórico, a diverse dance group highlighting Latinx cultural heritage. Beyond dance, she works to empower youth and advocate for community issues.
  • Amy Reynolds, executive director at Share Vancouver, who has dedicated 20 years of service to vulnerable populations, particularly those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
  • Cory Donovan, M.D. at Legacy Heath, who has more than 15 years of experience as a surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer surgery. She’s dedicated to addressing health care disparities and educating others in the community.

“Recognizing the outstanding achievements of women in our community is both an honor and a celebration of their profound influence on our region’s progress,” said Janet Kenefsky, vice president of membership and operations at the Chamber. “Witnessing female professionals unite during International Women’s Week to honor, celebrate and uplift one another’s achievements was an unparalleled tribute to their collective strength and influence.”