After months of deliberation, Malta House of Care is proud to announce the names of the Wonder Women Class of ’18 – seven women who are improving their communities, on the stage and behind the scenes, every single day.

Please meet Malta’s Wonder Women for 2018 (click on each woman’s name to read her complete bio):

Dorothy Beaucar, 99, of Bristol, who’s spent 30+ years of “retirement” actively volunteering for the Haitian Health Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bristol

 
 
 
 

Sr. Maureen Faenza, CSJ and Sr. Theresa Fonti, CSJ of Hartford, co-founders and current managers of the 38-year-old House of Bread, which serves 130,000 meals and 140,000 lunches for schoolchildren annually, along with many other supports and services

Rosa Morales of Hartford, a well-known and well-respected neighborhood activist who’s worked tirelessly for decades to improve her Behind the Rocks community

Mikaela Nelson, a University of Hartford student from Buffalo, NY, who uses a 3D printer to create dolls customized with prosthetic limbs, scarred skin, hearing aids, etc. to help kids with disabilities feel more comfortable about their bodies

 
 
 
 

Ronit Shoham of West Hartford, who starts, runs, or supports dozens of organizations to make the Greater Hartford community more accessible, inclusive, and successful – all as a volunteer

 
 
 
 
 

Hyacinth Yennie of Hartford, longtime president of the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group and leader in myriad other community organizations, who has earned a reputation as a smart, fair, and persistent South End neighborhood advocate