WOMAN OF THE YEAR - PAST RECIPIENTS
2019 - Karene Boos

2018 - Tammy Flora
2017 - Sherry Joseph
2016 - Deb Friederichs
2015 - Linda golembiewiski
2014 - Jackie Pottratz
2013 - Karen White
2012 - Lisa Hurley 
2011 - Kelly Haefs
2010 - Jen Stephanie
2009 - Teresa Van Horn
2008 - Karen Degner
2007 - Char Jensema
2006 - Jean Peppers
2005 - Dr. Renee Staehling
2004 - Dr. Cindy Munson
2003 - Jane Groblewski
2002 - Liz Abler
2001 - Donna Counselman
2000 - Chris Schumacher
1999 - Bernice Eichenberger
1998 - Dr Mary Arenberg
1997 - Joann Wieland
1996 - Dr. Sharon Roberts
1995 - Mary Fontanazza
1994 - Mary Kay Evans

karene boos to be named 2019 WOMAN OF THE YEAR
PLYMOUTH PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN

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Plymouth Professional Business Women's Recognition Banquet recognized Karene Boos

on Tuesday, April 9th at Amore.

PBW President, Michelle Manthey and PBW Treasurer, Deb Friederichs, nominated Karene Boos. 

Karene Boos came to our group a few years ago as a member of our community looking to broaden her women’s network. 

She thought the Plymouth Professional Business Women’s group was a great way to meet more women in the area.

Karene became an active member and shared her passions during our meetings.  She also presented on a non-profit co-founded by her and her husband called Zeru Zeru. (Learn more at https://www.savethealbinochildren.org/)

When you think of the past 4-5 years we’ve known Karene, we would use the following words to describe her:

  • Compassionate - showing or having sympathy for another's suffering
  • Affectionate - having or displaying warmth or affection
  • Ambitious - having or displaying warmth or affection
  • Considerate - showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
  • Courageous - able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
  • Generosity - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
  • Passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
  • Reliable - worthy of trust
  • Sympathetic - expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings
  • Unselfishness - the quality of not putting yourself first but being willing to give your time or money or effort etc. for others
  • Visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight


She also raised her family with the same beliefs to help others and her family is heavily involved in their non-profit, ZeruZeru, Inc. and they have all traveled and lived in Tanzania throughout their lives. Her and her husband started ZeruZeru, Inc, with the primary objective to build and support a safe-haven, self-sustainable campus in Lamadi, Tanzania for up to 100 children suffering from albinism and physical difficulties.  They both traveled to Tanzania on multiple occasions to work with Sister there in the orphanage and building a school to teach others and protect the albino children. 


Most recently, she embarked on a new chapter as Clinical Assistant Profession of Physical Therapy at Carroll University. 

We truly believe Karene is deserving of the nomination for PBW’s Women of the Year.  She is the epitome of a great role model. 

Congratulations Karene Boos on being selected as our 2019 Woman of the Year!