July 7, 2022

2024 Recipients

ATHENA Leadership Award® – Sharrie Harlin

Sharrie Harlin serves as Reid Health’s Community Engagement Manager.  In this role she serves to ensure all people have access to healthcare, regardless of socioeconomic status or other barriers. 

Harlin has previously received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as recognition for her community leadership from Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Harlin’s extensive community service includes involvement with Centerstone of Indiana, Drug Free Fayette and Wayne Counties, Wayne County Community Corrections, Systems of Care Fayette and Wayne Counties, MainStreet Richmond, Shoes for Kids, Hoosiers Enduring Legacy Program, Richmond NAACP, Wayne County Purdue Extension, among others.


ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award – Paige Crosset

Paige Crosset is the Plant Technical Manager for General Mills/Blue Buffalo.  She quickly earned this position due to her industry knowledge, extensive education, and care for her coworkers – she is the youngest ever General Mills employee to have attained this title.  Paige is actively involved as a mentor within Blue Buffalo as well as Girls, Inc. She fosters community collaboration toward important events, such as International Women’s Day and more.  Paige serves as the President of Betty’s Family, the LGBTQ+ affinity network for the entire General Mills Supply Chain.

ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award – Girls Inc. of Wayne County

Girls, Inc. of Wayne County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people, environment, and programming. The organization provides on-site after school and summer programming, as well as off-site outreach programming with local schools and organizations.