It's the fifth year of Lake Lifestyles magazine's Top 10 Women of the Year and another group of women has been chosen. New this year is a specially-recognized Young Achiever of the Year. Here is a look at the new group.

It's the fifth year of Lake Lifestyles magazine's Top 10 Women of the Year and another group of women has been chosen. New this year is a specially-recognized Young Achiever of the Year. Here is a look at the new group.

Janny Drover
Occupation Registered nurse, director of Outpatient Services at Lake Regional Health System
Residence Camdenton
 
Janny Drover sets the bar high. As a leader in the health care industry, her focus is on excellence and promoting a positive, efficient and effective environment.
“The people I work with every day at Lake Regional Health Systems and in Outpatient Services are highly skilled, professional and are very patient-focused,” she said. “I am inspired daily by the passion I see in my nursing staff as they work with their patients to deal with the health issues before them,” she says.
Drover was one of the first nurses hired at Lake Regional, starting out as a staff nurse rotating between the ICU and the ER. She was promoted as nurse manager of the ICU in 1979 and worked there for three years. She advanced to house-wide hospital supervisor in ‘81, and in 1999 she was promoted to director of the Outpatient Services Department.  
Drover is a life-long resident, and a sixth generation native of the Lake of the Ozarks area. Her parents, Anna May and Buford Foster, were pioneers, promoters, entrepreneurs and well-known, long-time business owners in the Lake area.

Kathy Hoemeyer
Occupation  Executive assistant at Lake Regional Health System
Residence  Linn Creek

As the executive assistant for Lake Regional Health System, Kathy Hoemeyer reports to the CEO, assists the 15-member board of directors and works with its senior management team and department managers. Hoemeyer started working at Lake Regional full-time in January 1978. Having been there since the doors opened, she has seen a lot of growth and change over the past 36 years.
Those who work with Hoemeyer consider her a vital part of the hospital, and to the health system as a whole.  
Hoemeyer has also taken on various roles in her profession, including chairing the Missouri Healthcare Executive Assistants for District 3 and state wide, along with serving on the membership committee of the Association of Healthcare Administrative Professionals at the national level.  
Not only does she excel at the office, she also supports the community in various ways through fundraising and charitable efforts. Hoemeyer has established a scholarship in memory of her daughter to assist clients of Woman 2 Woman, is committed to Concerns of Police Survivors by volunteering at its annual golf tournament, and assisting in various chores at the Forget-Me-Not Horse Sanctuary. She currently serves on the HK’s Golf Committee and has served on past Hospital Auxiliary Ball Committees.

Sherry Jackson
Occupation  Owner and general manager of Glencove Marina
Residence  Lake Ozark

As their advertising slogan goes, “Knot Your Average Marina” is putting it lightly. In a male-dominated industry, Glencove Marina owner and general manager Sherry Jackson has built a successful business.
Those who know her say if it’s not Christmas, she’s in the office.
“I have to say my favorite thing to do is to be at work,” she says. “I really enjoy seeing the customers and getting to know them better.” Every holiday during the summer they have a BBQ on the dock with her husband manning the grill.
Glencove started in 1984 and Jackson joined the company in 1987. She became part-owner in 2008; she and her husband became sole owners in 2011. Celebrating 30 years at the 3-mile marker, the business offers new tritoon and trailer sales, boat and personal watercraft brokerage, services including finance, titling and insurance, certified technicians, fiberglass repair, paint specialist, an upholstery and canvas shop, a prop shop, boat storage and slip rentals, a store on the water with gas dock, pumpout station, boat and PWC rentals and a detailing department.

Vicky Moore
Occupation  Camdenton branch manager/youth services supervisor for the Camden County Library District
Residence  Montreal

It’s more than just a library. Developing programs that educate and are free to the public is at the forefront of what Vicky Moore works to accomplish as a branch manager and youth services supervisor for the Camdenton branch of the Camden County Library District.
Moore considers her greatest professional accomplishment has been to work as the youth coordinator for the library. “I love children. They inspire me, and keep me on my toes.”
One of her future goals is to implement more children’s programs into the library system that families can access for free.  
Moore began working part-time for the  Camdenton County Library District at the Osage Beach branch in 1999. Previously, she was a cosmetologist (1973-1980) and also had her own packaging/collating business for a few years.
Moore created an interactive reading program and served in an advisory role with regard to school interests, including the Title I reading program in the Camdenton School District. She wrote and received a grant that allowed the library to offer free health and wellness seminars for seniors. In addition to the programs offered during library hours, she started an astronomy club, family movie night, murder mystery theater and game night for kids.  

Karen Pasley
Occupation  Nurse manager for the Dialysis Clinic Incorporated
Residence  Lake Ozark

For 30 years, Karen Pasley has been providing quality health care to dialysis patients who originally had to travel hundreds of miles from the Lake area in order to receive treatment. With the establishment of the Dialysis Clinic Incorporated in Osage Beach, patients are able to receive care closer to home and take advantage of the growing programs and services offered.
Pasley has lived at the Lake since 1994 and has been visiting the area since she was a child. She started working for Dialysis Clinic Incorporated in Osage Beach in 1984 and opened a program at the Lake hospital for patients in 1997. DCI earmarks excess funds for research and education of kidney disease, and expansion of services to benefit End Stage Renal Disease patients. There are currently 200 outpatient DCI facilities in the United States. The Osage Beach clinic provides in-service dialysis treatments and is opening a new home dialysis program.
Pasley says she’s focused on the safety of the patients, and also looks out for the best interests of the company.  
As an alumna, Pasley serves on the Community Advisory Committee and the Alumni Affinity Committee for Columbia College.

Rose Vanderbeck
Occupation  Marketing director for the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church on the grounds of St. Patrick Catholic Church
Residence  Gravois Mills

It was a chance encounter with an old acquaintance that landed Rose Vanderbeck the job as the marketing director for the Mothers’ Shrine in Laurie. The National Shrine of Mary is a well-known destination that achieved its designation as a Shrine due to its large number of visitors from across the United States and abroad. Visitors can see their names and their loved ones’ names engraved on the Mothers’ Wall of Life. The wall is currently home to more than 3,700 names.
Within the community she volunteers as the tourism director for the Lake West Chamber of Commerce working to attract more visitors, works the event at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, is the president of the Xi Nu Tau Sorority which recently provided Christmas presents to senior citizens, and is active with the P Road Crime Watch which has provided clothing to elementary kids and other items to children in need.

Jodi Weeber
Occupation  Hy-Vee registered dietitian, licensed dietitian
Residence  Osage Beach

Moving to the Lake only a few years ago, Jodi Weeber wasted no time before giving back to the community. She relocated to the Lake from Iowa when she took the job as a registered dietitian for Hy-Vee in Osage Beach. Almost immediately, Weeber involved herself in Hy-Vee’s various charities and joined the Heart of the Ozarks chapter of Professional & Business Women, where she currently serves on several committees.
When it comes to her job, her strength as a people person comes in handy.  Her favorite part of her job is helping others reach their goals and hearing customers’ success stories.
Hy-Vee has more than 235 stores located in eight Midwest states with more than 180 registered dietitians company-wide.  
These dietitians offer one-on-one counseling, classes, presentations, answers in the aisles, health screenings and numerous other nutrition services. “Our goal is to be a resource for customers and assist in helping them make healthier choices through a wide range of services,” she said.

Gail White
Occupation  School administrator/director of Lake Career & Technical Center at the Camdenton R-III School District
Residence  Camdenton

When she moved to the Lake area in 1995, Gail White took an administrative position with the Camdenton R-III School District. She became the director of the technical school the following year.
Lake Career & Technical Center is part of the Camdenton R-III School district, serving students and adults in the community. It provides quality training (both skill and academic) to students, giving them the opportunity to work with their hands and their minds.
Most of White’s volunteer work is in activities associated with school and student organizations. She has had the opportunity to serve at the state level on several committees, through the Missouri Association for Career & Technical Educators and the Missouri Council of Career & Technical Administrators organization. Both advocate for career and technical education.

Rhonda Wilkening
Occupation Volunteer work  Child Advocacy Council, Sharing & Caring Foundation board member, various Camdenton R-III school programs, and Camdenton Band Booster
Residence  Osage Beach
 
Rhonda Wilkening is passionate about  kids. Volunteer work is her occupation, and she spends countless hours each week devoted to helping organizations like the Camden County Child Advocacy Council and the Sharing & Caring Foundation, as well as being a Camdenton Band Booster, a member of the Dogwood Festival Planning Committee and a Camdenton R-III School volunteer.
Through volunteering with her charities, she has helped facilitate a 5K for Child Abuse Awareness Month, aids the Camdenton Band Color Guard, has been assisting teachers within the school district for 10 years, and has gathered Buddy Packs for the elementary school for several years.  
“I am always proud when other groups, organizations, businesses and families or individuals can come together to support local non-profits for any cause or event they are holding. It represents how a community working together can make a better community, which in turn shows children what is possible when we all work together.”


Mary Lou Young
Occupation  Former clinic coordinator for the dental clinic at Medical Missions for Christ Community Health Center
Residence  Camdenton

Mary Lou Young, CDA, CDPNA, and her husband, Dr. Kwai Lum, work as a team. They have spent years developing a program that offers dental services to low-income working adults through the Medical Missions for Christ Clinic in Camdenton. The clinic provides primary health care, basic dental care, eye exams, chiropractic care and other services to thousands of patients in Miller, Morgan and Camden counties.   
Mary Lou was awarded the Most Outstanding Dental Assistant in the U.S. in 2008 and the couple was given the Spirit of the Lake Award from the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Young also worked with the Missouri legislature to pass laws that expand the duties that dental assistants are allowed to perform. She has also lobbied for various other changes through her work with state dental boards.
The couple is transitioning to a new life in St. Louis to be closer to family and health care services for Dr. Lum, who has Parkinson’s disease. They plan to come back to the area regularly and will continue to volunteer at the clinic.


Young Achiever of the Year: Sarah Wages
Student  Camdenton High School Senior
Residence  Camdenton

Sarah Wages currently spends her time involved in the Student Council as the Executive Council vice president, is in the art club, president of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, is part of the freshman mentoring program, A+ program, National Honor Society, track and field and is a graduate of the Camden County Leadership program. She was also the first student advisor on the Camdenton School District board (her term ended in December). She is studying several advanced courses including three Baccalaureate classes (visual arts, psychology and math) and two college-credit classes (chemistry and composition).
Once she graduates in May, Wages will attend the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas. She will graduate as a licensed architect from its five-year masters of architecture program.
For now, she plans to finish out the track season where she runs relay races and the 400 meter dash and enjoy her final summer at home working before settling into college life.