• Board of Directors




    Pam Palermo  |  Co-Founder & President

    Pam Palermo is President and CEO of the St George Area Chamber of Commerce; the fourth largest Chamber in the  State of Utah. Pam is also the co-founder & President of the “Women’s Influence Center”. She is a military veteran and serves her local veteran community. Pam has never met a stranger. She loves this community, in which she now serves, and calls St George Area her home. Pam is married to her best friend, John, who also serves and loves this community. 

  • Kelly Lust  |  Board Chair & Branding Lead

    Kelly Lust is a local owner of the digital creative agency Tenth Muse Design founded in 2010.  She has loved designing logos, brands, and websites for over 17 years. She strives for a work/life “harmony” while growing the business and cherishing every adventurous moment with her two sons and husband. Kelly uses design as her way to contribute to the amazing mission of the Women's Influence Center and support the community she loves.

    Come and enjoy her portfolio of work at www.TenthMuseDesign.com.


    Shirlayne Quayle  |  Co-Founder & Outgoing Chair

    Once described as a “piston" by a boss, Shirlayne brings sizzling energy, creativity, and heart to everything she takes on. She is owner and chief design officer of TimeMaker, a remodeling and design contractor serving the St George area, and the chief vision officer of SASI, co-founded with her 10-year-old daughter to celebrate and stimulate the Soulful-Authentic-Strong-Inspiring power of girls and women. Shirlayne holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and an MBA, as an ambassador for the Utah Women and Leadership Project, has worked globally to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and that knows being a mom is her life’s most exhilarating adventure!

  • Cindy Clemens

    Cindy knows about designing a great life. After 15 years as a trial attorney in California, she  became a life coach and motivational speaker, and moved to southern Utah.  Her specialty is helping people live great lives filled with joy and passion. Find out more at www.cindyclemens.com.

  • Kelli Charlton

    Kelli Charlton is the Director of Education for Stapley Pharmacy and owner of two small businesses. She lives by the creed "changing lives one person at a time," and strives to leave a nugget of empowerment with each person she meets. Real, funny and insightful. Ask and you are sure to get a transparently clear answer.


    Carisa Akrish 

    With over 10 years of dynamic experience in business development and sales, I truly enjoy making connections and elevating people and businesses around me. While I have lived many places, I have called St. George my part time home since childhood, and my permanent home for 8 years. My most important job is being a very proud single mom to one incredible daughter. I have been involved in the Women's Influence Center since it's inception because elevating all women in our community is a mission I feel very passionate about.


    Jane Muller

    Jane is a people person who is passionate about inclusive societies and strong, welcoming communities.  After 20 years in corporate leadership positions, she made a bold jump to the charitable sector and more recently to business development consulting. She is honored to volunteer on the board of the Women’s Influence Center, in service to the women and communities of Southern Utah. Originally from Canada, Jane is married to her soul mate and Utah native, Kenneth Gardner. Jane and Ken reside with their dog ‘Kona’ in Coral Canyon, Washington, and enjoy the breathtaking geographic beauty of the region.