ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Twelve women will be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame at the 21st anniversary luncheon and awards ceremony.

The ceremony, hosted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, starts at 12:30 p.m. March 29 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland.

The inductees are:

  • Agnes Ubalde, an executive with Wells Fargo in Oakland, for business and profession.

  • Sallie T. Carey, who has provided food, clothing and other services to the poor in West Oakland for more than 40 years, for community service.

  • Liane Yasumoto, executive director of Culture Disability Talent, for culture and art.

  • Katherine Dunphy Guzman, a senior engineer at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, for education.

  • Jennifer Krill, executive director of EarthWorks in Berkeley, for environment.

  • Carol Brown, coordinator of the California Foster Children's Health Project Task Force in Oakland, for health.

  • Monica Anderson, Youth Radio reporter, for justice.

  • Deborah Ale Flint, director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland and chief executive at Oakland International Airport, nontraditional careers.


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  • Alba Witkin, founder of the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation, for philanthropy.

  • Arlene Blum, a chemist whose research into toxic flame retardants in furniture and other items led to new California standards, for science, technology, engineering.

  • Vanessa Hanley Lordi, who has recruited women athletes into the West Valley Track Club, for sports and athletics.

  • SiLin Huang, who was a straight-A student at San Leandro High School when a debilitating illness forced her to leave school, for youth.

    "Each of these outstanding women helps make Alameda County a place that is second-to-none in terms of its vibrant culture and rich diversity," said Alameda County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi.

    Tickets to the luncheon and awards ceremony are $75. For tickets, go to www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame. To learn more about the inductees, go to www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame.