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Juneau's Schroeder to receive Women of Achievement award

Elaine Schroeder first woman outside of Anchorage to earn prestigious honor in all 24 years

Posted: November 17, 2013 - 1:06am

YWCA Alaska and BP recently announced the Women of Achievement award recipients, inducted Nov. 14, with a Dec. 5 event in Anchorage honoring Juneau’s Dr. Elaine Schroeder and the nine other recipients.

The Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony recognizes and honors women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors as well as their contributions to the larger community.

“This event celebrates the achievements and community dedication of 10 extraordinary women. In its 24th year, it now represents an academy of 288 women who have shaped and continue to shape Alaska,” said YWCA Alaska CEO, Hilary Morgan.

Schroeder works as a counselor and psychologist specializing in women’s issues in Juneau. Prior to moving to Juneau, she was an active volunteer with Amnesty International working to end apartheid in South Africa, and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in India as a village health educator. She has also worked in Nepal for two years on family planning and women’s health, founded Rape Relief in Seattle, the second rape crisis center in the U.S., and Aradia Clinic. In Juneau, she worked at AWARE, founded Juneau People for Peace and Justice, developed a culturally sensitive treatment program for Southeast Alaskan sexual abuse survivors and, additionally, volunteers at KTOO producing a monthly radio show about mental health issues and services. She and her husband are raising three adopted children and have hosted exchange students. Schroeder is the first ever Woman of Achievement from outside of Anchorage.

Other Women of Achievement are Senior Consultant with Information Insights Indra Arriaga, community volunteer Jan Cawvey, Regional Environmental Officer for Alaska with the U.S. Department of the Interior Pamela Bergmann, Secondary Teacher Specialist working with the Child in Transition Program and Homeless Project Barb Dexter, Vice President of the Hotel Captain Cook Raquel Edelen, President of the Polynesian Association of Alaska Lucy Hansen, owner of Mendel & Associates, Inc., Allison Mendel, Senior Director of Intergovernmental Affairs with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson and Director of the League of Women Voters of Anchorage Patricia Redmond.

For more information, contact ekahler@ywcaak.org.

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Paula Rose 03/09/15 - 02:55 pm
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Dr. Elaine Schroeder seemingly dictates from her desk,

And can read her personal and professional opinion of me, in her chapter of FrozenFiefdom dot com. Entitled Shrink Wrap This...

I've never had an in person, nor any verbal exchanges with her; yet she was noted, by the State of Alaska, during a most ugly child custody lawsuit in 2008, as having been a paid mouthpiece, presumably by my former loving spouse, Eric William Swanson, in the legal paper shuffle, to express her professional opinion about me.

Also highlighted,in Frozen Fiefdom, are the words of Paul H. Grant, Attorney at Law.

His words about me, and my rebuttal statements are crystal clear to me that he's really pinched about the Murder of Cindy (Cynthia D.) Elrod, back in 1983; as he repeatedly brayed about her murder not being part the the child custody issue between Eric William Swanson and me. Why did Mr. Paul H. Grant find it such a compelling issue to swing Cindy's murder into the child custody matter?

I never initiated mentioning Cindy's murder, in the child custody matter, and I'm fairly certain Eric didn't kill her. So, the bigger question is yet unanswered--why would Eric pay a legal hound to write such slanderous statements about me, and then bring into the same case, the murder of Cindy Elrod? I do believe she's still dead, and the murder is still "unsolved." Is that right? I know a coverup and a debacle when I see either, or both, simultaneously is just icing on the cake. It's right in front of you.

I'm fascinated at what as passed for legal in the Big Berg for so long, and the CONfidential spin they played out in a court of law.

"Schroeder works as a counselor and psychologist specializing in women’s issues in Juneau."

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