Girl Scouts of Nation’s Capital has named three women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2020 “Women of Distinction.”
This honor recognizes women from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties whose outstanding work distinguishes them as excellent leaders and role models for girls. The honorees will be recognized at a special luncheon to be held on Wednesday, October 14 in Martinsburg.
Nominated by community members, Sandy Hamilton, Stacie Rohn, and Melody Stotler were selected by their peers for outstanding volunteerism in the community, contributions to their professions, and being exemplary role models for girls.
They each epitomize this year’s theme: Girl Power Can’t be Quarantined!
Melody Stotler, a lifelong resident of Morgan County, is the Executive Assistant/EMR Implementation Manager for Tri-State Community Health Center.
Stotler’s experience in the medical profession spans more than 20 years, and her focus is on training, billing and management.
As a graduate of James Rumsey Technical Institute, Stotler’s educational background is blended
with certifications in Medical Assisting and Business/Computer Education. She is also an EMT and serves part- time with the Morgan County Rescue Service.
Stotler also works as a Program Coordinator for Morgan County Partnership where she focuses her work in the areas of prevention and awareness, providing the resources and tools necessary for a drug-free community.
While she is dedicated to her employers, she is also passionate in helping others and acts on her passion through her variety of volunteer experiences.
Stotler currently serves as a Big Sister to a young girl has been part of the Big Sister program since 2017 and recently extended her involvement by completing all requirements to serve as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer with CASA of the Eastern Panhandle. In her role at CASA, she serves as the voice of the child by advocating for the best interest of abused or neglected children in the court system. Melody has also served as a Sunday school teacher for many years and actively participates in many area church outreach initiatives.
In her volunteer role as Executive Director of the Life or Drugs group of Morgan County, she has ample opportunity to live her passion for assisting others in the areas of addiction, recovery, and prevention of drug use.
Stacie Rohn, Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, has served the organization since 1996. She began her work with Boys & Girls Club as a volunteer in the Morgan County Club and served as the Board President at its inception.
During her tenure with the Clubs, she has served as a finance manager, Unit Director and Executive Director in the Clubs across the Eastern Panhandle. Additionally, she has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) offering consultation as the three Eastern Panhandle Clubs merged in 2006. Her role with the Boys and Girls Club requires the use of many talents specifically management, public affairs, finance and fundraising, human resources, communications,
administration, and publicity. She is a strategic individual who manages a staff of 60.
As the CEO, Rohn oversees all aspects of the club and works diligently with staff and volunteers from three counties to provide programming that meets the needs of at-risk youth. She currently serves on the President’s Council for BGCA representing WV.
Working with her 20-member Board of Directors, Rohn not only manages the three facilities, but also works to keep the organization vibrant and growing. In the past five years, she has raised $4.5 million of funds for the club utilizing grants, donor outreach, and special events.
Rohn’s first volunteer experience was as a Girl Scout at the age of eight. Her current volunteer endeavors include the Rotary Club of Charles Town, Executive Board Member for the Martinsburg Initiative, and serving as past Chairperson for the Jefferson-Berkeley Alliance Against Substance Abuse Prevention.
Rohn’s daughter nominated her mother in 2017 for the American Mothers, Inc. “Mother of the Year Award” where she was selected as West Virginia’s Mother of the Year.
Sandra (Sandy) Hamilton became the Executive Director of the Berkeley County Development Authority in September 2016, after serving as their Business Programs Manager and the Interim Executive Director.
Previously she held positions with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, the West Virginia State Tax Department, the West Virginia Department of Employment Security, Workforce West Virginia, and Potomac Edison/ Alleghany Power.
When the Stay-at-Home executive order impacted many of the local business and manufacturing industries and their respective workforce, it was through utilizing her prior experiences, she was able to provide essential information needed in a time of crisis.
Hamilton serves on numerous volunteer boards and commissions, such as the Telamon Community Action Board, Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority Board, the West Virginia School Building Authority, Horizon Goodwill Industries Board, the Local School improvement Council for James Rumsey Technical Institute and the Business Education Partnership of Berkeley County Schools to name a few. She is an active Rotarian and attends Independent Bible Church. She freely gives of her time and personal resources to support and donate to many small businesses and nonprofits in the area.
Women of Distinction is an annual event that benefits Girl Scouting in the Eastern Panhandle to include Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. This important luncheon ensures girls have the financial support, leadership experiences, and opportunities they need to realize their potential.