OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUnited Healthcare recently held its second annual Phenomenal Women of the Crescent City Luncheon to honor remarkable women in New Orleans. The luncheon was held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Canal Street. The award was presented by First Lady Cheryl Landrieu to this year’s special honoree, Dr. Denese Shervington, President & CEO of the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) for her outstanding work in the mental health field. 

Shervington received the 2012 Phenomenal Woman Humanitarian Service Award.

In addition to Landrieu and Dr. Shervington, other phenomenal women in attendance included April Golenor, United Healthcare Community Plan CEO; state Rep. Helena Moreno; Charlotte Parent, city of New Orleans Deputy Health Director; Dr. Joia Creer-Perry, New Orleans Medical Association President; and Erika McConduit, Urban League/Greater New Orleans Executive Vice President.