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Continental Who’s Who

SUMMER 2017

Featured Members: Rae Luskin Tina M. Meitl Stephen E. Williams Rob Moir, PhD Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH Paige Porchia Sara Lewis

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Special Member Features 45 Rae Luskin Owner/Founder, Art & Soul Connection 46 Tina M. Meitl CEO, Valiant Roar, Inc. 65 Stephen E. Williams Entrepreneur and Executive 67 Rob Moir, PhD President and Executive Director Ocean River Institute

88 Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital

147 Paige Porchia Owner and Founder, FlutterBy Photography 169 Sara Lewis Author, Called to Pray Member Profiles by Industry 7 Advertising | Design | Marketing 8 Art | Design | Fashion 14 Business | Finance | Accounting 27 Cleaning Services 28 Communications 29 Construction | Contracting | Maintenance

33 Business Review: The Best Apps Your Small Business Does Not Know It Needs

35 Consulting | Coaching 48 Education 57 Business Review: How Employees Can Support Each Other

59 Energy | Oil/Gas | Utilities 62 Entertainment | Performing Arts | Music

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67 Environmental Services 68 Event Planning 70 Food & Beverage 71 Funeral Services 71 Government 74 Healthcare | Health & Wellness 113 Business Review: Dos & Don’ts of Telecommuting

123 Human Resources 124 Insurance 125 Business Review: Community Organizations / Professionals Looking to Network

129 Law Enforcement | Security 130 Law | Legal Services 137 Management | Logistics 138 Manufacturing 140 Military

144 Moving Services 144 Non-Profit 146 Notary 146 Pharmaceuticals 147 Photography 148 Real Estate | Mortgage 151 Business Review: Small Business / Giving Back

157 Recruiting 158 Retail 159 Sales 159 Science & Technology | IT 163 Transportation 164 Travel | Hospitality & Recreation 168 Veterinary Services 168 Writing | Publishing 174 CWW Nomination Ballot www.CWWICE.com


Samina Ahmad, MD, RALC, CAP Founder/CEO Samina’s Wellness//Junoon Beverly Aplikowski Chief Executive Officer/ President Lakeside Homes, Inc. Rima Aristocrat President and CEO Willis College Karen K. Arp Executive Coach/Career Transition Coach Challenger Gray and Christmas, Inc. Jenny G. Atas, M.D. Medical Doctor Detroit Medical Center Nicole L. Bailey Owner and CEO Concept Cram LLC Keith Baker Artistic Director Bristol Riverside Theatre Cynthia A. Banker, DDS, MA Pediatric Dentist San Pedro North Pediatric Dental David H. Barad, MD, MS, FACOG Reproductive Endocrinologist Center for Human Reproduction Karen Barber Accounting, Sales, Marketing and Education US Real Estate Equity Builder Rami Baz, M.D. Pediatrician and Co-Founder Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health Carol Beals President and Owner Beals Institute

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Darlene Belton Paralegal Supervisor Law Offices of Robert S. Gregg

Arsella M. Burton Partner Burton Scott Consulting

Linda D. Bensel-Meyers, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English/Secretary General University of Denver/ International Society for the History of Rhetoric

Cindy S. Caldwell Professor of Mathematics Rend Lake College

Olivia Boone US Sales Manager Offshore Specialty Gases Air Liquide Gas AB

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos CEO and Founder/ Medical Director Comprehensive Spine Center Pain Spine & Rehab Consulting, Inc. Rhode Island Hospital

Jannine Bowen, APN Clinical Nurse Specialist Venture Healthcare-Northern Canada: Winnipeg, Manitoba Allison Brady Accountant Fort Collins Brewery James S. Brady Managing Director Dykema Amy S. Brewer Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking Illinois Bank and Trust Bruce Jay Brovender Pediatrician Global Pediatrics Katherine Brown Owner Noteworthy Vocal Studio Christi Brown, CPA Corporate Secretary Onyx Contractors LLP Judith K. Brown, Ph.D. Professor University of Arizona Cathy Bucci-Griffin Regional Director of Operations Affiliated Oncologists, LLC

Marie E. Clemenger Owner/President Alpha Tax and Business Accounting Systems

Tracy Ann Campbell, Esq. CEO Cynosure Risk Advisors, LLC

Charlie C. Cardin, PMP, CHPC Owner and CEO Fire Sisters Rising, LLC Tricia Carlson Licensed Realtor/ Office Manager and Owner Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt/Quality Maintenance Contractors, Inc. Leah J. Carmack President American Gentry Travel Solutions

Carrie Compton Reservist United States Marine Corps Lani Cooke Real Estate Broker Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty Drzislav (Dado) Coric, Esq. Managing Member Traystman & Coric, LLC Genevieve Cottraux Art Collection Registrar and Collections Manager UC Davis Kyle A. Daigle, DC Owner and Chiropractor Ultimate Performance Chiro & Rehab Laura L. Delman Owner and President Laura Delman, LLC Christy DeLuca Hopkins Reserve Officer/Lead Civilian United States Air Force

Kathy Casaine Realtor RE/MAX Direct Patti L. Casas Owner and Travel Consultant Ohana Sunscapes Deepa Chhagan Chemist HollyFrontier Refining and Marketing Dortha T. Chu, M.D., Ph.D., FACS Breast Cancer and Benign Breast Surgeon/ Chair of Surgery/ Mercy Medical Center

Elizabeth Dibbs Werber Manager People and Organizational Change Ernst & Young Cynthia Dirton Nichols Realtor Virtual Properties Realty Yvette Donado SVP and Chief Administrative Officer Educational Testing Service (ETS) Tara E. Durkan Owner, CEO and Brand Creator Dossage Fragrances

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Amy Stoodt Owner and Principal Lean-To Consulting, LLC BUSH, LA

Amy Stoodt is a dedicated professional, known for her outstanding contributions in the fields of Consulting and the Oil and Gas industry.

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my Stoodt is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of Oil and Gas through her career in the industry and her consulting firm.

Stoodt did not start out her career path with the intention of joining the oil and gas industry — but rather, a teacher or a coach, as she was inspired by the leaders and educators who surrounded her in high school.

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A sports injury in 1990 changed her career path — but Stoodt took her experience and interest in the computer science field and made it into her passion. She took her first job in the oil and gas industry in the control room at Marathon Pipeline following her graduation from Defiance College. While working at Marathon, she completed her Master of Business Administration degree at Tiffin University.

As she moved through the professional ranks of the oil and gas field, Stoodt faced a number of challenges that came as a result of working as a woman in a typically male-dominated field.

“The control room was recruiting candidates with technical degrees,” Stoodt said. “Marathon is a good company and was a great place to utilize my education and learn about the industry. I fell in love with oil and gas there.” Stoodt learned a great deal from her experiences at Marathon — and was able to broaden her depth of knowledge through positions in operations and maintenance, business development, project and construction management and auditing, as well as managing the development of a new production field. “In the industry, there are a lot of front-line field technicians,” Stoodt explained. “They operate and maintain the assets. They were so willing to share their knowledge and were so proud of what they did. I was able to leverage what they taught me and add value, and I learned a lot from how they approached their careers.”

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Amy Stoodt — cont’d from page 4 As she moved through the professional ranks of the oil and gas field, Stoodt faced a number of challenges that came as a result of working as a woman in a typically male-dominated field. “It is a challenge to be a woman in management, in a technical area in this industry,” she said. “There are many times when I’m the only woman in a room full of men. But I’ve been proud to do what I’ve done, especially as a professional woman. I’ve truly had a passion for the industry, and I have a background that’s very unique. “ Stoodt left the control room, able to succeed in many different roles with Marathon. She took opportunities to further broaden her knowledge, skills and experience with Willbros Engineering, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Williams Midstream and LOOP, LLC before starting her own consulting company, Lean-To Consulting, LLC. “There are a number of people who don’t understand the industry — or understand what a consultant in this industry does,” Stoodt said. The team at Lean-To Consulting offers over 125 years of combined field experience in the oil and gas industry. Additionally, they are able to serve engineering clients, general energy clients, information technology clients, non-profits and nearly any company wishing to seek process improvement and become more operationally excellent.

“My team includes an expert in management consulting and facilitation, an operations SME, a civil engineer, an excellent technical writer, a construction manager, a project manager who comes with a heavy focus on construction, a project controls expert with heavy experience in estimating and construction, and a Safety SME and training SME,” Stoodt said. Each of the staff members of Lean-To Consulting were specifically selected to complement Stoodt’s abilities and allow the firm to offer several different industry services. The company educates the public about a variety of subjects, including the safety concerns related to drilling for oil, pipelines and their functionality as well as their safety, fossil fuels and benefits other than gasoline that come from oil.

“The goal is for everyone in the company to look at how things can be done better and more efficiently. That is the foundation of transforming a company into being more ‘lean,’ or ‘operationally excellent.” “The pipeline infrastructure in the United States is aging and in many cases undersized,” Stoodt said. “In order to transport the domestic crude being produced to the refining centers, new assets are required. The U.S. demand for petroleum products continues to grow, and many plants have been expanded in recent years to try to keep pace with this growth. Growing populations and growing needs will drive the requirement for additional plant and refining capacity.” Stoodt, as well as her consulting firm, specialize in project management and operational excellence within

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the oil and gas field. She is highly passionate about teaching others Operational Excellence as well as the principals of Lean Six Sigma. “Operational Excellence and Six Sigma help an organization as well as operational leadership to build a culture where it’s all about problem solving and teamwork, so you’re doing things in the most efficient and effective way,” Stoodt explained. “With lean processes people aren’t getting stuck in silos, and you’re using tools to teach and cultivate operational excellence.” As it applies to her field, Stoodt worked with teaching and utilizing operational excellence in previous roles. “The goal is for everyone in the company to look at how things can be done better and more efficiently. That is the foundation of transforming a company into being more ‘lean,’ or ‘operationally excellent,’” she said. “We know companies can make a profit when crude oil is $100 a barrel — but can they when it’s $55 or less?” Within her capacity of the Principle of her company, Stoodt has written and implemented multitudes of operational excellence and process improvements strategies. She has developed tools and templates for project execution plans, stakeholder analysis, communication plans and managing scope change. Stoodt’s project management philosophy indicates that project management is ultimately responsible for a company’s and an individual project’s successes and failures. “When a project manager ‘takes a project from cradle to grave,’ it means that the project manager is assigned the scope of work when the idea is nothing but a concept and moves it from ‘idea’ to ‘how do you get it done and then getting it done?’” she said. “The project manager is the ‘leader,’ the glue to push all of the ‘doers’ and decision makers forward.”

“I want to affect the world in a positive way — whether that’s through my professional life, or the young people I try to mentor, or my personal life and volunteer hours.”

In looking to the future, Stoodt hopes to match her skills with companies where all involved can make a difference. “It will mean whatever it means — big projects, nonprofits, growing or not growing — it’s about opportunity more than financial gain or how big the company is,” she said. “The goal is to find the right opportunities. I’m kind of a workaholic, but that’s not the kind of legacy I want to leave. I want to affect the world in a positive way — whether that’s through my professional life, or the young people I try to mentor, or my personal life and volunteer hours.” ■

For more information, please visit: www.lean-toconsultingllc.com. Contact Amy Stoodt directly at alstoodt@lean-toconsultingllc.com, 281-507-4046.

For Amy Stoodt’s CWW Profile, please see page 35.

To further her professional development, Stoodt has been a member of several relevant professional organizations, including: API for Pipeline Operators, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, Stoodt enjoys photography — particularly nature related landscapes. She takes hikes to areas where she can capture nature’s best moments. Most recently she took a 12 day trip to western New York taking in nearly 100 water falls.

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CWW Member Profiles Advertising | Design | Marketing

Sarah Rogers Creative Director TPN Dallas, TX

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arah Rogers is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Marketing and Advertising. Sarah is a Creative Director with TPN. Ranked as the number four shopper marketing agency by the Hub Top Twenty, TPN is a retail marketing company established in 1984 by founder Roger Winter. Since its inception, TPN has grown to expand to multiple locations throughout the country and is affiliated with several of the world’s most influential brands and retailers. With over 15 years of experience, Sarah has been a Creative Director for five years where she has established a true passion for her career. Driven to create innovative

shopper retail solutions on a daily basis, Sarah’s areas of expertise include design, advertising, creative direction, strategy, digital marketing, strategic planning, implementation and more. A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Sarah gives back to local charities in support of animals as well as pancreatic and breast cancer organizations in her free time. When not working, she enjoys traveling and hitting the trails with her dog. Reflecting on her studies, Sarah graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with her Bachelor of Arts in Design and Visual Communications. For more information, please visit www.tpnretail.com.

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Summer Gould President Eye/Comm Inc. Santee, CA

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ummer Gould is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Marketing. Summer is the President of Eye/Comm Inc. In business for over 25 years, Eye/Comm Inc. caters to clients across the country to access and implement the best direct marketing and fulfillment strategies. Garnering over two decades of industry experience, Summer initially started at Eye/Comm in 1991 in mail production, eventually taking on various positions with the company before moving up the ladder to become President. In her present role, Summer utilizes her expertise in advertising, customer relations, direct and e-mail marketing, print and fulfillment, new business development and strategic planning on a daily basis.

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She has been recognized by Idealliance to be inducted into the Walter E. Soderstrom Society Class of 2016 for Excellence in contributions to advance the graphic communications industry. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, she maintains affiliation with the San Diego Direct Marketing Association, East County Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Ad Club. Locally, Summer is a Board Member for PIA San Diego and the Mailing Systems Management Association. She is also on the National Board of Directors for Idealliance. She enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and reading in her time outside of work. A graduate of Grossmont College, Summer earned her Associate’s degree in English. For more information, please visit www.eyecomm.org.

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Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens Artist and Educator Two Harbors, MN

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens as a 2017 Artist of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the fields of Art and Art Education.

With expertise in art education, drawing, landscape painting, mixed media, oil painting, studio art and watercolors, Pillsbury Gredzens brings a plethora of experience to her role as Artist and Art Educator at North Shore Serenity. She works with both individuals and small groups by creating art as well as teaching it. Pillsbury Gredzens’ paintings are based on serenity and peace giving a sense of tranquility. She utilizes a number of her areas of expertise including oil, acrylic, alkyd and watercolors when painting. “I have been a practicing artist for over 40 years and an art educator for over 30 years,” Pillsbury Gredzens said. “I am a Native Minnesotan who has been coming up to the North Shore of Lake Superior since I was a baby. Lake Superior and its environment have been a long-time inspiration of my work.” Some of Pillsbury Gredzens’ works include the “Falling Water” series that “began during a turbulent time in [her] life” showing water as a representation for emotional twists and turns; and the “Flower” series, started in memory of her late brother-in-law. She is currently working on seven

series, some of which include her various travels in Europe. Another series of note is her “Sky/Clouds” series, in which she gives honor to or in memory of important people in her life who have passed to the heavenly realms. “In my work, I want the viewer to go deeper than just the surface of the painting, to find what lies beneath the surface. Our world is amazing — I encourage people to just stop and really LOOK at God’s magnificent creation!” Pillsbury Gredzens’ has amassed many remarkable accomplishments over the course of her career. She holds a Master’s degree in Art Education from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of California-Santa Cruz. In addition, she was a past President of the Grand Marais Art Colony Board of Directors, and currently serves as Co-President of the Two Harbors Art Club, Voyageur Artists. She has also served on the Northern Lake County Arts Board. She has also received many awards for her work at various exhibitions throughout the United States. Most notably, Pillsbury Gredzen’s work was recently featured at an exhibition in New York City, where she was summoned to the Agora Gallery. She also was invited to paint in Monet’s gardens at Giverny, France, which has been a life-long dream of the artist. For more information on Pillsbury Gredzens’ work, visit www.sandipillsbury.com.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Nathaniel H. Echols Financial Expert Nathaniel Echols Melissa J. Edmonds Office Manager United Services, Inc. Kristine Emberlin Owner and Manager The Grove Restaurant & Bar Jennifer L. Emmett, M.D. Physician Emmett Plastic Surgery

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Laura L. English Founder and Clinical Psychologist Laura English Art & Photography/ Wellspring Christian Clinic Chantelle Falcon Executive Assistant Simmons Railroad Group, LLC Boris Farber CEO, M.Eng, M.Sci., Ph.D., Dr.Sci, Professor, Academician Farber's Center for Academic Success, Inc., AMT, Inc., Transcontimed, Inc., Noigel, LLC

Dr. Edward C. Fetherolf, M.D. Ophthalmologist 20/20 and Beyond John C. Fetzer Consultant Fetzpahs Consulting Laura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR Chairman of Radiology University of Tennessee Medical Center

Arthur C. Fleischer Medical Director of Sonography, Principal Investigator of Several N.I.H. funded projects, Department of Radiology/ OB-GYN Vanderbilt University Medical Center Carrianne Floss Program Coordinator The Citizen Science Lab Dawn M. Forbes, DDS President Kids Smile PC

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CWW Member Profiles Art | Design | Fashion

Deborah Spencer Co-Owner Trios Studio, LLC Portland, OR

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eborah Spencer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Jewelry Design. Deborah is the Co-Owner of Trios Studio, LLC. Garnering over 40 years of experience, Deborah specializes in the custom creation of one of a kind jewelry, using eco- sourced materials and Fair Trade Gem stones. In this capacity, her areas of expertise include customer service, luxury goods design, jewelry repair and restoration, visual merchandising, marketing and sales.

Recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of The Year, Deborah keeps up with the latest in the industry through her memberships with the Creative Metal Arts Guild, the American Gem Trade Association, and Jewelers of America. For more information, please www.triosstudio.com.

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Diane L.B. Holdren President Holdren’s Interiors, Inc. Roanoke, VA

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iane L.B. Holdren is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Interior Design. Holdren’s professional title is President of Holdren’s Interiors, Inc., which specializes in interior design. She founded the business in 1999 and now brings 16 years of industry experience, as well as expertise in client relations, design implementations, leadership and sales, to her role. “We strive to provide personalized, custom services for the discriminating consumer,” the company’s website states. “The Holdren’s Interiors staff shares a wealth of experience, ideas and resources that will make your project a true original. We use only the highest quality resources; from upholstery fabrics, wallpaper, wood floor coverings and carpet, to window treatments, blinds and furniture. Delight in the detail of custom window treatments, to complete a beautiful home.” Additionally, Holdren’s Interiors “features custom draperies, valances, cornices, cascades, swags, jabots, shutters, blinds and more. Art and accessories are also available through us for that custom look.”

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Holdren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Marketing and Journalism. To further her professional development, she is a member of ASID, IFDA, IDS, Young Life Virginia and the National Association of Professional Women. As a result of her outstanding work in the field of interior design, Holdren has been published in “Decorating Kids’ Rooms.” “I pay meticulous attention to detail,” Holdren said. “My pursuit of design excellence helps to deliver creative and beautiful solutions to challenging projects within the residential and commercial environments. Our experience offers our clients the ability to improve the form and function of difficult spaces and to also design concepts for your pre-construction project.” When not working, Holdren enjoys spending time with her family. She dedicates this recognition to her husband, Chip, and their children; Trever, Hailey and Lacie. For more information, visit www.holdrensinteriors.com.

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Jason Goodman CEO, Author and Artist Alchemy Studio Inc. Lititz, PA

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ason Goodman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Art. Jason is the CEO, Author and Artist at Alchemy Studio Inc.

In the art arena since the 1970s, Jason specializes in all facets of fine art; with special expertise in the areas of design, painting, sculpting and writing. Prior to his art career, he served in the U.S. Navy from the age of 18 where he fought in the Vietnam War. Due to injuries sustained in combat, Jason suffers from debilitating pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, which to date, have never held him back in terms of his career and passions he states: “I just work right through that stuff...” The author of “Simple Reflections...on a Frozen Surface,” “Nervous Reader,” and “A Puzzled Existence,” Jason’s advice to those entering the industry is “don’t try to be a

Jackson Pollack — the world already has one, develop your own style first.” With his natural eye for design, he even prices his artwork based solely on time and material. Throughout his educational career, Jason earned his M.Ed, Art Education and Sculpture from Florida Atlantic University, preceded by a B.A.E. in Art Education. Jason also holds a B.F.A. in Art History and Sculpture from Misericordia University. Prior to his military commitment, Jason earned an A.A.S. degree in Commercial Art and Advertising from Luzerne County Community College. Jason’s work can be found within numerous museums and significant private collections throughout the world. He maintains studio locations both here in the U.S. and in Westport, Ireland, holding current citizenship with that country and the United States. To learn more, please visit www.alchemystudioinc.com.

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Frances Ozur Cole Owner Frances Ozur Designs Albuquerque, NM

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rances Ozur Cole is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Design. Frances is the Owner of Frances Ozur Designs.

In business since 1998, Frances Ozur Designs offers eclectic, one-of-a-kind graphics. With a keen attention to detail and strong customer service skills, Frances is able to utilize her expertise across a variety of areas to make clients’ ideas come to life. Frances has been in graphic design for 20 years. Specializing in art and creative direction as well as logo and graphic design, she creates unique and eye-catching business cards, art catalog and book designs, invitations, press kits, web and exhibition design and more. In addition to her graphics business, Frances recently opened another home business, Aspen Tree Jewelry, a line

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of Frances Ozur Designs. Aspen Tree Jewelry channels her creativity into Judaica, as well as a variety of other jewelry. Frances serves her city of Albuquerque as well. Until July 2015, she served as president of sisterhood at her Reform Jewish Temple and is currently a Board Member of the New Mexico Chapter of The United Spinal Association. Frances is a strong disability advocate, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease. Graduating from the University of Maryland with her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Arizona with her B.A. in Art History, Graphic Design and Judaic Studies, Frances went on to complete her M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Southern California. For more information, please visit www.francesozur.com.

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Laura L. Delman Owner and President Laura Delman LLC Brooklyn, NY

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aura L. Delman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Fashion. Laura is the Owner and President of Laura Delman LLC. Following the untimely death of her husband, Laura was determined to find a way to utilize her grief into energy and production. It was then, in 2013, when Laura decided to start the Laura Delman collection. Fast forward to present, she has established a team of reputable fashion professionals to work alongside her to help bring her visions to life. Utilizing her expertise in sustainable fashion and organizational development, Laura flourishes in her dual role as both fashion designer and business owner.

On being successful, she lives by her personal philosophy that “one can create, produce, and wear anything that can be imagined.” Recently inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Laura maintains affiliation with AFSP, Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator and is a Board Member with Prevent Child Abuse America. Aside from the demands of work, she enjoys reading, meditation, traveling and spending time with her godchildren. Looking into the future, Laura’s goal is to have her collections in ten stores by next year. For more information, please visit www.lauradelman.com.

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Penny Martin, PhD Principal Healthful Design, LLC Pittsford, NY

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enny Martin, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Penny is the Principal at Healthful Design, LLC.

At various types of facilities, but particularly in healthcare facilities, Healthful Design provides evidence-based, custom wayfinding and imagery installations to create a calming, welcoming atmosphere. For example, while navigating hallways to reach a physician’s office and while waiting in that office, a patient will be exposed to many visual cues. By using carefully selected images and expertly composed wayfinding elements as a part of that set of cues, Healthful Design aims to positively affect individuals psychologically and physiologically to reduce anxiety and increase satisfaction.

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With her dual expertise in healthcare and design, Penny works with the neuroscience behind human reaction to color, pattern, and composition of imagery to create signage, recognition elements, and imagery series that improve the user’s experience in any given setting. As the culmination of her education and training, Penny graduated from the University of Rochester with a Ph.D. in Health Practice Research. Penny is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association (NPA), the Center for Health Design (CHD), the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), and has supported the Children’s Miracle Network. Besides her enthusiasm for evidence-based design, Penny enjoys photography, traveling, and gardening. To learn more, please visit www.healthfuldesign.com.

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Sean Ford Managing Partner Dancor Construction Limited

Jason Goodman CEO, Author and Artist Alchemy Studio

Joseph M. Forrester, M.D. Founder/Director Critical Care and Pulmonary Consultants

Michael A. Gottlieb, Esq. Founding Attorney Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A.

Paula Fortran President Mountain Moving and Storage of Santa Fe Ginna Frantz Founder and CEO Entrepreneurial Endeavors LLC Sandy F. Frye Realtor Keller Williams Realty Remi Verlene Gallevo Physician Covington Multicare Medical Group Kathleen Garcia, BSN, RN, CNN, CLNC Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Allied Medical Legal Consulting Diane Garstka Independent Business Owner, Executive Consultant Rodan & Fields Robin E. Gathman Trade Show and Special Events Manager PLANMECA USA, Inc. Christine Giangrasso Secretary Highland Water District/DiStasi Moriello and Murphy Law PLLC Lisa Anne Gloster Program Analyst US Department of State and Foreign Service Helen Goode (Thomas) Realtor/Broker Exit Landmark Realty

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Summer Gould President Eye/Comm Inc. Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens Artist and Educator Nora L. Grudis Writer/Author Nora’s Notes Dina Gunter Realtor Exit Ryan Scott Realty Lynn M. Hammerstrom Branch Manager First Merit Bank Christopher P. Hanson Ophthalmologist Dr. Christopher P. Hanson, M.D.,/Rockyview General Hospital Megan M. Heim Division Vice President B.E. Smith Kristin S. Held, M.D. Ophthalmologist Stone Oak Ophthalmology Lissa Hendrick Practice Manager Minnieville Animal Hospital Cheryl G. Henry Owner CGH Insurance Diane L.B. Holdren President Holdren’s Interiors Inc.

Rebel Hudson Licensed Medical Micropigmentation Certified: Laser Specialist Scrubtech Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons Liam J. Hurley, M.D., F.A.C.S. Urologist Northeast Urologic Surgery, P.C. Brenda Hutcheson Fickey Author, Professor and Public Speaker The Reluctant Readers Friend Alain D. Hyman, M.D. Partner and Director of Clinical Services New York Medical Imaging Associates Gary W. Jay Chief Medical Officer AdviseClinical, LLC Heng Jiang, M.D. Anesthesiologist West Jersey Anesthesia Associates

Douglas W. Kress, M.D. Chief, Pediatric Dermatology The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Jessica L. Kunna, MAAP, HCAM, AHCA Nursing Home Administrator King Nursing and Rehab Community Alexander L. Kunz President and Founder OP2 Labs (Frog Performance) Katrina Kuzniuk Senior Director of Operations National Ovarian Center Coalition Sara Lambrinos President Sites by Sara Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq. Attorney Lapaywoker Jet Counsel, P.A. Gregory J. Lawler, DO Physician Bergen Pain Management

Sandra A. Johnson Manager and Licensed Funeral Director Cobbs Funeral Chapels

Randa Lee Roberts Owner and Ticket Broker ThinkPink Tickets

Reginald H. Joseph, M.D. Nephrologist Metro Renal Associates

Susan B. LeGrand Oncologist Cleveland Clinic

Kalambayi Tshiyombo Kabasela Owner/Prosthodontist Metropolitan Dental Society Group

Marian C. Liang President MCV Microwave

Beth I. Kalish, Ph.D., FIPA Owner Clinical Psychologist – Psychoanalyst Veronica J. King Senior Director Human Resources Blount Fine Foods

Beven P. Livingston Associate Professor University of North Florida Rae Luskin Owner and Founder Art & Soul Connection/ The Winning Connection Jean Lynch, RN, MHA, CCAP Owner Bringer of Light Aromatherapy

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CWW Member Profiles Art | Design | Fashion

Tiffany Cox Owner Tiffany Cox Design Colorado Springs, CO

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Tiffany Cox as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the field of Graphic Design.

Cox is currently the Owner of her full service Marketing Company entitled, ‘Tiffany Cox Design,’ where she interacts with her clients directly in order to provide them with custom, professional graphics, websites and marketing strategies that are personally tailored to their respective businesses. According to her professional profile on LinkedIn, Cox provides services in a multitude of areas “From logos and branding packages, to websites and email marketing” she said. “I offer companies a one-stop-shop for all their marketing and advertising needs.” Throughout her graphic design career, Cox has developed her skills and outreach, and considers her professional expertise to be target market research, design and consulting. Her previous employment opportunities provided her with the privilege of working on many types of design projects for a variety of clients, ranging from small businesses to large multi-national corporations while working for agencies in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Cox has even been involved in designing Military Coins while working at a promotional products company in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her multi-level experience has re-enforced her as an industry leader and has added value to the companies she has worked with, whether it be in print, digital, or other formats. In order to further her professional development, Cox maintains a membership with the National Association of Professional Women’s Colorado Springs Chapter, where she has been awarded “VIP Woman of the Year” for her involvement in the organization. Cox was also previously employed as a Teaching Assistant at the Art Institute of Tucson, where she earned her Associates Degree in Graphic Design. While attending classes there, Cox made the Dean’s List on four occasions, and the President’s List on three occasions. For more information on Tiffany Cox or her services, please visit her website at: www.TiffanyCoxDesign.com, or see her LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanycoxdesigner.

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Sara Lambrinos President Sites by Sara Salt Lake City, UT

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ara Lambrinos is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Web Design. Sara is the President of Sites by Sara. Since its inception in 2007, Sites by Sara has helped tons of businesses establish and maintain an effective and eye-catching web presence throughout the years. Armed with a team of insightful and experienced designers, developers and marketers, Sites by Sara is a full-service web solution firm catering to clients within an array of industries.

Utilizing nearly a decade of experience, Sara is an expert web consultant working in the areas of business development, design and implementation, project management, marketing, social media, search engine optimization and team building. Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Sara maintains affiliation with the Road Home Homeless Shelter, Volunteers of America and her local Kol Ami Synagogue. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, biking and being out in nature. A graduate of the University of Utah, Sara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. For more information, please visit www.sitesbysara.com.

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Adrienne Handley Finance Director Medical Center Healthcare Systems-FHC Odessa, TX

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drienne Handley is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as the recipient of the Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of Healthcare. Her professional title is Finance Director with Medical Center Healthcare Systems-FHC.

Medical Center Health System is proud to be the most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Permian Basin. Founded over 60 years ago, the team has expanded the system from a single facility into a family of healthcare providers providing an array of medical services to the people of Odessa and 17 neighboring counties. As Finance Director, Adrienne works closely with financial administration, accounting, strategic planning, medical billing, human resources and leadership development. To further her professional development, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, which recognized her as a 2014 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year.

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Adrienne recently launched a new business, A&D Residential, Inc. in Odessa, Texas, of which she is the President and CEO. A&D Residential owns and rents anywhere from efficiency apartments up to four-bedroom houses. In this capacity, Adrienne works and fixes cars and even puts on a tool belt and fixes homes herself. In her spare time, Adrienne enjoys traveling and reading. She was raised in a family of ministers, and is a minister herself. Her personal motto is: “Put God first, He’ll put you first.” Adrienne holds a Master of Business Administration degree from American Intercontinental University, and graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. For more information, please visit www.mchodessa.com.

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Jayne Schaeffer Partner Herbein and Company, Inc. Reading, PA

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ayne Schaeffer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Woman of The Year in the field of Finance.

Schaeffer is a Partner with Herbein and Company, Inc. With over 20 years of experience, She works extensively with attorneys and other professionals on estate and trust issues. Currently, her professional focus includes estate, trust and gift planning and compliance, retirement distributions, and individual income tax returns. Additionally, she is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Personal Financial Specialist. Schaffer is a member of many prestigious professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) where she is involved in the Lifestyle and Family Issues Committee of their Reading Chapter.

Additionally, Schaeffer serves on the Finance and Executive committees of the American Red Cross (Berks County Chapter), Reading Musical Foundation, Berks County Estate Planning Council, United Way of Berks County on the Allocations Committee, Partners for the Future, Planned Giving Committee, and the Berks County Community Foundation. As a result of her dedication and professionalism, Schaffer has been awarded with the United Way’s June Roedel Award, as well as Berks County Community Foundation’s Door Opener Society Award. Schaeffer earned her B.S. Degree in Accounting from Albright College. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing piano and cooking. She is also an avid reader of cookbooks. She would like to dedicate this recognition to her husband Eric and thank her mentors; Thomas P. Handwerk and C. Thomas Werk. For more information, please visit www.herbein.com.

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Allison Brady Accountant Fort Collins Brewery Fort Collins, CO

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llison Brady is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting. Her professional title is Accountant at Fort Collins Brewery.

Established in 2003, the Fort Collins Brewery is a local, family-owned, full-service tavern and brewery. Home to a selection of 50 ales and lagers, the brewery is open seven days a week to the general public and even has a testing room for private events. In the accounting field since 2009, Allison works in the areas of general accounting, accounts payable and receivable, bank and credit card reconciliation, cash flow, compliance, general ledger, invoicing and payroll; as well as licensing and beer registration, inventories, sales tax and weekly sales management.

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A true renaissance woman, Allison is an extraordinary accountant who also holds an Art History degree as well as licensure as a gemologist. She worked at the Smithsonian as a docent prior to her accounting career. When asked to give advice to young professionals starting out accounting, Allison’s advice is to “be detailed,” and she states her key to success is to “always be open to learn.” Outside of work, she enjoys museums, jewelry »and spending time with her daughter. A graduate of Colorado State University, Allison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History in addition to an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Front Range Community College. To learn more, please visit www.fortcollinsbrewery.com.

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Angela L. Dence Chief Financial Officer Home HeadQuarters Inc. Syracuse, NY

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ngela L. Dence is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting as a result of her role as Chief Financial Officer of Home HeadQuarters Inc.

Specializing in home loans and grants, property redevelopment and homeowner education and resources, Home HeadQuarters is passionate about creating housing opportunities and related services throughout Central and Upstate New York to enhance the lives of underserved people while restoring and modernizing the communities they inhabit. In her role as CFO, Angela is responsible for all aspects of the financial and fiscal management of the organization and all of its affiliated entities. She works closely with the Executive Director/CEO to provide critical financial insight, analysis and strategic support to aid in decision making. Angela is responsible for presenting financial information to the Board of Directors and the Business and

Finance Committee. She partners with other members of senior management to help assure the smooth financial and programmatic operation of the organization. Prior to her new position with Home HeadQuarters, Angela was the Controller/Financial Systems Administrator at Bankers Healthcare Group, where she gained an array of experience within the accounting and finance area. A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Angela enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, shopping and exercising in her spare time. Reflecting on her educational career, Angela earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Columbia College, and completed the Masters in Accountancy program at Southern New Hampshire University this past June. For more information, please visit www.homehq.org.

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Amy S. Brewer Senior Vice President Commercial Banking for Illinois Bank and Trust Rockford, IL

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my S. Brewer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Banking. She is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for Illinois Bank and Trust.

Catering to residents across eleven locations in the Metropolitan Rockford area, the Rock Falls/Sterling region and the Galena, Elizabeth and Stockton, Illinois markets, Illinois Bank and Trust is a respected and trusted leader in the financial industry throughout the region. The $750 million bank is a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., and offers commercial, personal, agriculture and wealth management services. Illinois Bank & Trust is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. In the financial industry for over 27 years, Amy has been in her current role for six years where she specializes in

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commercial banking and lending, credit analysis, finance, loan origination, sales management and more. Amy is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and was recognized by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as part of its 2012 “Twenty People You Should Know” list. She currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army Board and professionally mentors students at Roosevelt Alternative High School. Outside of work, Amy enjoys gardening, travel, cooking and volleyball. Throughout her educational career, Amy graduated from Illinois State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. To learn more, please visit www.illinoisbank.com.

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Curtiss M. Scott President and Chief Investment Officer Todd Asset Management Louisville, KY

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urtiss M. Scott is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Asset Management field. Scott’s professional title is President and Chief Investment Officer at Todd Asset Management, which specializes in all aspects of asset management.

Scott brings over 35 years of field experience, as well as expertise in client relations, customer service, finance, intrinsic value investing, management and oversight of operations, to his role. “Todd Asset Management, a Louisville, Kentucky-based investment advisor, is a team-oriented firm with a long history of experienced, performance-driven management and long-term client partnerships,” the company’s website states. “We bring a unique array of variables to the table for our clients, as the firm is majority employee-owned, our price/intrinsic value philosophy and processes are time-tested and our team averages nearly three decades of portfolio management experience.” “In 1986, responding to changing markets and frustration with the static nature of standard value practices, the value products adopted its unique methodology using intrinsic value to identify a stock's true underlying value,” the website continued. “Today, with nearly 30 years of experience with the intrinsic value methodology, Todd

Asset Management continues to believe Price/Intrinsic Value ("P/IV") is still the most effective method for determining the relative attractiveness of one stock versus another, regardless of economic sector.” “Generally, our proprietary model provides a composite ranking by separately scoring the fundamentals relevant to a particular strategy based on inputs that are individually validated by our portfolio management team,” the website states of the company’s mission. “The cornerstone of the process, P/IV, is double weighted. Since the composite ranking allows securities to be compared across sectors and regions based on their fundamentals, we are able to both build and monitor portfolios with this process.” “I focus my investment strategy on building a strong management and track record for high net worth institutional clients with a base investment of $3 million based on the guiding principle espoused by Warren Buffet of Intrinsic value,” Scott said. Scott studied finance at the University of Louisville. To further his professional development, he is a member of the CFA Institute and the Louisville Society of Financial Analysts. In looking to the future, Scott would like to expand the firm and eventually market the company for additional clientele. For more information, visit www.toddasset.com.

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Elzbieta Ringler AVP Branch Manager Eastern Bank Rockland, MA

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lzbieta Ringler is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Banking. Elzbieta is the AVP Branch Manager at Eastern Bank. As the largest and oldest mutual bank in the country, Eastern Bank has been in business for nearly 200 years. With the unique specialty of banking, investments, and insurance all under one roof, Eastern Bank is able to deliver client-centered, personalized financial services. Possessing 26 years of industry experience, Elzbieta has been the AVP Branch Manager for eight years. In this capacity, she is responsible for coaching employees, building

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and maintaining client relations and overall management. Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Elzbieta’s advice to young professionals starting out in the field is “treat others like you want to be treated.” She is also a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and maintains affiliation with charitable causes such as United Way, Shriners Hospitals for Children and local organizations. Outside of work, Elzbieta enjoys spending time with family and traveling. For more information, please visit www.easternbank.com.

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Jessica Mathov Accountant Supervisor Colonial Parking Arlington, VA

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essica Mathov is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals as a result of her role as an Accountant Supervisor at Colonial Parking.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, zumba, tennis and swimming. Additionally, Jessica supports local charities and organizations such as providing tax preparation services to assist low income individuals.

Catering to various hotels, office buildings, retail malls, sporting events and hospitals, Colonial Parking offers convenient parking across 240 parking facilities throughout the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area as well as Maryland and Virginia.

For more information, please visit www.ecolonial.com.

A graduate of George Mason University, Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.

Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Jessica excels in her role as Accountant Supervisor. In this capacity, she specializes in all facets of accounting, as well as financial reporting and tax services.

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Katie Munch Founder Longwood Ventures, LLC Oak Ridge, NJ

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atie Munch is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Business.

Munch is the Founder of Longwood Ventures, LLC, and serves as an Encore Professional Coach. She specializes in “internet marketing and business education coaching in a ‘plug and play’ business mode,” and she offers “educational and professional networking events all around the world.” Munch utilizes additional expertise in technology, outsourcing, financial services and investments. “Internet marketing knows no boundaries,” Munch said. “You can work your business anywhere you have an internet connection.” Prior to establishing her lifestyle and business coaching ventures, Munch served as a Cardiovascular Registered Nurse for 30 years, in a number of esteemed positions

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across the St. Clare’s Health System. Her dual expertise greatly assists her in her daily life as well as in business. Munch attended Eastern Nazarene College, where she took courses in Music Education with a dual concentration in Piano and Voice. She then obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing from the County College of Morris, where she also obtained her Registered Nurse designation. Additionally, she specialized in »Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, Pacemaker use, cardiovascular nursing and Critical Care. Once beginning her business coaching pursuits, Munch earned her BLS and ACLS certifications. While still immersed in her nursing career, Munch was the recipient of the 1987 STARS Award from Dover General Hospital. When not working, she enjoys yoga, photography and music. For more information, please visit www.katiemunch.com.

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Lynn M. Hammerstrom Branch Manager First Merit Bank Toledo, OH

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ynn M. Hammerstrom is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Banking. Lynn is a Branch Manager for First Merit Bank. In business for over 170 years, First Merit Bank has been providing clients with first class banking solutions and sound financial advice for nearly two centuries. By staying true to their clients, First Merit Bank has been successfully assisting customers with their personal and business wealth management solutions for years. As Branch Manager, Lynn is responsible for the general administration and oversight of daily operations at her bank. Specializing in customer service, financial planning, investments, lending and mortgages, product sales, small business banking, wealth management and more, Lynn is an irreplaceable asset to her branch.

In the industry for 11 years, Lynn prides her success on staying current and up to date as well as continuing to grow as a finance professional. She is presently a member of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, NW Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Rossford Business Association. Passionate towards charitable efforts such as the Detroit Men’s Institute of Urology and Toledo chapter of the American Cancer Society, Lynn enjoys cooking, exercise and running in her free time. She also volunteers as a local volleyball coach outside of work. A graduate of Spring Arbor University, Lynn received her Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Business Administration, Management and Operations. For more information, please visit www.firstmerit.com.

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Marie E. Clemenger Owner and President Alpha Tax and Business Accounting Systems Weatherford, TX

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arie E. Clemenger is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting. Marie is the Owner and President of Alpha Tax and Business Accounting Systems. An esteemed local accountant, Marie has been in business for 38 years where she provides her clients with personalized attention catering to them and their specific needs. A registered tax professional with the IRS, Marie is well known in her community for first-class excellence in accounting.

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A member of the National Society of Tax Professionals, Marie garners years of experience in accounting for individuals, small business and large corporations. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rochville University and is open to additional clientele during this hectic tax season.

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Tammy L. Shepherd Owner H&R Block of Three Rivers Three Rivers, MI

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ammy L. Shepherd is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Accounting as a result of her role as Owner of H&R Block of Three Rivers. A full-service accounting and tax franchise, the team at H&R Block of Three Rivers is dedicated to providing clients with professional and personalized services in an array of financial and business needs. Specializing in accounting, business services and tax preparation, Tammy has been in business for the past 15 years. As a testament to her success, Tammy was recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year by the National Association of Professional Women.

Outside of work, Tammy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, woodworking and home improvement. She is a member of the National Association of Notary Publics, the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce and AOLA. A graduate of the Detroit College of Business, Tammy received her Associate’s degree in Accounting. She states her key to success is to receive as much training and experience as possible, and her advice to those entering the industry is to “work hard, and all will pay off.” For more information, please visit www.hrblock.com.

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Susan E. Purl Accountant, HR Director, and Office Administrator The Ehlers Organization West Chester, PA

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usan E. Purl is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as A 2017 Woman of the Year in Accounting as a result of her roles as an Accountant, HR Director, and Office Administrator for The Ehlers Organization. Amassing over 40 years in the accounting industry, Susan has been working for the Ehlers Organization for the past decade. In her many positions with the Ehlers Organization, Susan excels in the areas of accounting, franchise management, and human resources administration. When asked what has kept Susan in her career for so long, she states: “I enjoy the challenge of the work and balancing of the flow of a business.” A member of the National Historic Society, Susan earned her M.A. in Human Resources Administration from the University of Phoenix in addition to her B.A. in

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Accounting from Rutgers University. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband of 46 years, Thomas and supporting multiple organizations. A cancer survivor, Susan is charitable towards cancer research and children’s cancer groups, the National Historical Society and Wounded Warrior Project. Her husband, a career soldier, devoted his life to serving our country and Susan has experienced living in both the Orient and Germany throughout the course of his military career. In the years to come, Susan is looking forward to retirement and spending more time with her grandchildren. She is also thinking about traveling as well as volunteering with and mentoring local youth when time allows. For more information, please visit www.ehlersorg.com.

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Ronald A. Markman Forensic Psychiatrist/Attorney Ronald Markman, M.D.

Kimberlee Morgan IS Security and Audit Manager Lane County

Lawrence H. Marks Prosthodontist Advanced Smile Solutions

F. Diane Moser Account Manager Continental Resources, Inc.

Lanelle Marsh-Mabile Owner and Designer Lanelle’s Floral Designs, LLC

Barbara K. Myers, Manufacture President-COO Seasonal Marketing, Inc.

Penny Martin, Ph.D. Principal Healthful Design, LLC

Oleg S. Nashtatik Dentist Oleg S. Nashtatik, DDS

Jessica Mathov Accountant Supervisor Colonial Parking

Jo Anne W. Norris School Counselor Columbia Borough School District

Orlando A. McAllister Professor, Communications and Mathematics The College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources

Sonia A. Ntuk, LTCP Owner and Agent Sonia Ntuk State Farm Insurance

Hong Mei, Ph.D. VP AE&E Tina M. Meitl Professional Sales Leader/ Motivational Speaker Valiant Roar, Inc. Karyne Messina Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and Education Specialist Dr. Karyne Messina Dr. Xin Miao, DC, LAC Owner Xin Xin Wellness Center, LLC Michael P. Miller, M.D. Pediatrician Elliot Hospital Linda R. Moore Owner and President Dawson Employment Service, Inc. Mechelle T. Moragne Physician and Medical Director East Jackson Family Medicine

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Jacqueline Nunez Owner and Proprietor WonderGroup LLC/Gratitud, Inc. Nan B. Oscherwitz Cardiologist Community Health Network Stephanie Overstreet-Matheny Owner/Independent Skin Care Consultant Suburban Jungle, Inc./ Rodan & Fields Frances Ozur Cole Owner Frances Ozur Designs Rindy L. Pallas Manager, Accounting and Electronic Services AmeriCU Credit Union Kelli Palumbo President and Co-Owner First Cleaners Wheat Ridge Laura Parker Vice President, Business Development Global Valve and Controls

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Nathaniel H. Echols Financial Expert Potomac Falls, VA

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athaniel H. Echols is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Nathaniel is a Financial Expert.

A post-Vietnam War era veteran, Nathaniel became involved in finance as a result of a career aptitude test he took when concluding his service in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his honorable discharge, Nathaniel began work in a primary level position, eventually making his way up to financial executive level working for several companies. Currently possessing over 35 years of experience, Nathaniel specializes in all facets of accounting and his position allows his expertise to extend to services regarding financial statements for pertinent decisions for management, budget control, cost proposal preparations, leadership, reporting, human resources management and employee benefit package reviews and software implementations and conversions, to name a few.

Furthermore, Nathaniel has published his thesis as well as a movie script that he would like to be made into a production. He maintains affiliation with organizations such as A Wider Circle, the Wounded Warrior Project and local police and fireman charities. Outside of work, Nathaniel enjoys bowling, fishing, playing chess and traveling. Nathaniel holds a Master’s degree in Management Science from National Louis University following his Bachelor’s degree in Business from National Louis University. He initially began his educational career with an Associate’s degree in Preliminary Accounting at Bryant & Stratton College.

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Pauline Reynolds, CPA, CFP, CM&AA Shareholder HLB Gross Collins P.C. Atlanta, GA

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auline Reynolds, CPA, CFP, CM&AA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Pauline is a Shareholder with HLB Gross Collins P.C.

Garnering over 30 years of experience, Pauline works in the areas of Taxation and Personal Financial Planning with a particular emphasis on Estate Planning, IRS Disputes and Negotiations, Financial Planning

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Process for Business Owners and their Business Entities, as well as Individual, Partnership, Trust, Estate and Corporate Taxation. Pauline earned her Masters of Taxation degree from Georgia State University. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance, also from Georgia State University. To learn more, please visit www.hlbgrosscollins.com.

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Rindy L. Pallas Manager, Accounting and Electronic Services AmeriCU Credit Union Rome, NY

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indy L. Pallas is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Rindy is a Manager, Accounting and Electronic Services with AmeriCU Credit Union.

Established in 1950, AmeriCU Credit Union is a not-forprofit credit union owned by its members. Operating across 18 full-service banking centers throughout Central and Northern New York, AmeriCU Credit Union is offers traditional financial services at a low, affordable rate.

Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, she maintains affiliation with Angel Flight, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and supports community fund raising events for American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, March of Dimes and Carol Baldwin breast cancer awareness. Throughout the course of her studies, Rindy graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College with her Associate’s degree in Accounting. For more information, please visit www.americu.org.

In her current role, Rindy manages many accounting functions, electronic service functions, check operations and works closely in the areas of: accounting, audits, cash management, financial analysis and reporting, general ledger and risk management.

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Ronald C. Tockman, CPA Owner Ronald C. Tockman CPA Stoughton, MA

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onald C. Tockman, CPA, has been recognized by Continental Who’s for his excellence in the field of Accounting. Ronald is the Owner of his own Accounting Firm, Ronald C. Tockman CPA.

Ronald has over four decades of experience as an Accountant which has allowed for his firm to reach the pinnacle of success. Clients understand the depth of Ronald’s dedication, knowledge, and experience and continually trust that he will meet all of their needs and expectations. Through his firm, Ronald offers financial services that include tax planning and preparation, estate and trust planning, bookkeeping services, and investment assistance for businesses and individuals. Ronald has clients spanning across the nation and as Owner of the firm, productively manages daily operations, marketing efforts, and networking with his growing clientele.

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In addition, Ronald is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the National Conference of CPA Practitioners and serves both his community and profession through his lectures for continuing educational programs and private functions. In the future, Ronald hopes to semi-retire which will allow him plenty of free time to spend with both his children and grandchildren. He also enjoys playing golf in his time outside of the office. A graduate of Suffolk University, Ronald attained his Bachelor’s degree in Business. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1975. To learn more, please visit www.rctockmancpa.com.

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Stephanie A. Kuhn Director of Accounting and Audit Services Borcheck and Gase Winter Park, FL

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tephanie A. Kuhn is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Accounting. Stephanie is the Director of Accounting and Audit Services at Borcheck and Gase. Offering clients top notch, incomparable and personalized quality service, the staff at Borcheck and Gase strive to assist clients in both temporary and long term services. With services in auditing, tax planning, accounting services and financial planning, Borcheck and Gase is the best choice tailored to your specific needs. With over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Stephanie’s areas of concentration include all aspects of accounting, auditing, documentation, fixed assets, software and more. A Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant, she is responsible for the detailed review of all work

papers and financial statements before they are reviewed by the partners of the firm, as well as the supervision and oversight of policies procedures within the Firm. Aside from the demands of work, Stephanie enjoys boating, gardening, photography, reading, making jewelry, travel, and wine tasting. A member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, American Institute of C.P.A.’s, Florida Institute of C.P.A.’s, Golden Key National Honor Society and NAPW, Stephanie was recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year. Throughout the course of her collegiate career, Stephanie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. To learn more, please visit www.borcheckandgase.com.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Stephanie P. Pass, Esq. Attorney SP&B Law

Pamela Jo Peters CEO and CIOI PJP Consulting LLC

Ann Reichardt Literary Author Ann Reichardt

Catherine Rocheleau Founder and CEO Ignite Leadership International

Luciana Passaro Barbieri Real Estate Broker Oxford Realty Group LLC

John Michael Pohl, M.D., M.S. Radiologist Synergy Radiology Associates

Carol Relph Events Manager Mass Insight

Leonard A. Roudner, M.D., F.A.C.S Plastic Surgeon Leonard A. Roudner, M.D., F.A.C.S

Shirley L. Patrick Partner/Customer Service Mathews & Co Allison Peoples Commercial Account Manager Parker-Douglas Insurance Charlotte Peper, M.A., L.P.C. Psychotherapist/ Counseling Supervisor Our Family Services

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Diane Porter Hogan Owner and President A Step Ahead Adoption Services Jeffrey G. Priest Medical Director, Anesthesiology Central Utah Surgical Center Andrea C. Randall, M.D., FACOG OB/GYN Eisenhower Medical Associates

Jamie M. Riley Nurse Practitioner Hospitality Skin Spa & Aesthetics

Lisa M. Roundy CEO/Founder Roundy’s Paving

Elzbieta Ringler AVP Branch Manager Eastern Bank

Araceli Ruiz Supervisors Board Assistant County of Riverside, First District

Faith A. Robinson Senior Vice President Midas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Deborah L. Rusin Director of Library Research and Sciences Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Victoria Seale COO Strategic Perspectives Global Birmingham, AL

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ictoria Seale is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Business. Victoria is the COO of Strategic Perspectives Global.

Offering an array of executive consulting services, Strategic Perspectives Global is there to assist companies in need of solutions to attain and utilize their maximum potentials. By custom tailoring plans for each client, Strategic Perspectives Global is able to add a personalized, unique touch to all of their projects. An esteemed businesswoman with over 20 years’ experience in both innovative and solution-oriented leadership roles, Victoria has flourished as the COO of Strategic Perspectives Global for the past two years. In this capacity, Victoria’s areas of concentration include building client relationships,

client relations, compliance reporting, employee training and development, project management, performance improvements and organizational skills; as well as tech operations, team leadership and strategic and workforce planning. Furthermore, Victoria is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and CMN. Outside of work, she is charitable towards Autism awareness organizations and enjoys singing, travel and coaching Miss America contestants. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Victoria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. For more information, please visit www.strategicperspectivesglobal.com.

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Kelli Palumbo President and Co-Owner First Cleaners Wheat Ridge Wheat Ridge, CO

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elli Palumbo is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as President and Co-Owner of First Cleaners Wheat Ridge.

A full-service dry cleaning business, First Cleaners Wheat Ridge can take on all of your dry cleaning needs. From everyday clothing to wedding dress preservation and everything in between, First Cleaners Wheat Ridge is home to an on-site tailor and alterations service as well. Presently, Kelli amasses 20 years of experience and has been in her current capacity for one year. Specializing in bulk laundry and the cleaning of various household items, area rugs and more, Kelli’s business is a local favorite.

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Priding her success on providing first class customer service, Kelli’s advice to those entering the industry is “start a business, take a risk.” Outside of work, Kelli enjoys quality family time, movies and checking out the beautiful mountains of Colorado. She is a member of NAPW and is involved with the Colorado District of the Special Olympics. Throughout the course of her studies, Kelli graduated from Metropolitan State College with her Bachelor of Arts degree. To learn more, please visit www.firstcleanersarvada.com.

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Angela Costa Simoes Founder Red Roof Industries Fremont, CA

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ngela Costa Simoes is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Communications. Angela is the Founder of Red Roof Industries.

Red Roof Industries specializes in bringing ideas to life. A seasoned entrepreneur and communications consultant, Angela utilizes her expertise working with companies in need of public relations and media services as well as various business plan development and execution strategies.

A member of Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States and National Association of Professional Women, Angela was recently inducted into the prestigious NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing and volunteering for PALCUS. Graduating from the University of San Francisco with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and English, Angela hopes to expand her prosperous business in the years to come. To learn more, please visit www.redroofindustries.com.

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Janice L. Spurlock Director of Internal Communications/Creative Media Services Rite Aid Camp Hill, PA

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anice L. Spurlock is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Communications. Janice is the Director of Internal Communications and Creative Media Services for Rite Aid.

Headquartered in Camp Hill, PA., Rite Aid is a retail healthcare company offering integrated health care services, products and expert pharmacy care. Rite Aid operates more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with wholly owned subsidiaries of EnvisionRX, a Pharmacy Benefits Management company, RediClinic and Health Dialog. A proven communications professional, Janice has been in the industry for 35 years where she focuses in the areas of corporate communications, including video production and broadcasting. Among her broad-based skillset are: leadership, strategic communications, creative direction and management and ideation.

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As a successful and talented member of the Rite Aid team, Janice’s advice to young professionals entering the field is to: “Work hard and learn as much as you can. Surround yourself with successful leaders and great mentors.” Moreover, Janice is a member of the PA Chapter of United Way and National Association of Professional Women, which recognized her as a VIP Woman of The Year. Charitably, she gives back to the local Renaissance Youth Center in Bronx, NY and supports numerous Rite Aid Charitable Giving initiatives. Reflecting on her collegiate studies, Janice earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts/Theater and English from West Virginia Wesleyan College. For more information, please visit www.riteaid.com.

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Lisa M. Roundy CEO and Founder Roundy’s Paving Newport, ME

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isa M. Roundy is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Paving. Lisa is the CEO and Founder of Roundy’s Paving. Specializing in paving, excavation and hardscaping services, Roundy’s Paving provides paving solutions for various private roads, driveways, commercial and private parking lots, tennis courts, walking paths and more.

In this position for two years, Lisa works closely in the areas of excavation and hardscaping, snow plowing/paving as well as ice management services during winter months. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and enjoys quality family time and field hockey in her time outside of work. On being successful, Lisa’s advice to those entering the workforce is to never give up. To learn more, please visit www.pavingcompanymaine.com.

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Jacqueline Nunez Owner WonderGroup, LLC and Proprietor of Gratitud, Inc. Boston, MA

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acqueline Nunez is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Construction. Jacqueline is the Owner of WonderGroup LLC and Proprietor of Gratitud, Inc.

Established in 2003, WonderGroup is a solely owned boutique company dedicated to creating unique, high quality residential development projects throughout the metropolitan Boston area. With projects ranging in price from $260,000 to over $2,100,000, WonderGroup’s team of design experts are able to craft customized residencies for clients from all walks of life. A successful businesswoman, Jacqueline has 13 years of experience in real estate development and six years with her vineyard, Gratitud, Inc. With that being said, Jacqueline has a team in place in Argentina that takes care of her vineyard and she is looking to get her wine in places throughout the Boston area.

On a daily basis, Jacqueline utilizes her expertise in the areas of: construction development; investment properties; interior design; negotiation; real estate development and transactions; marketing strategy and sales. Priding her success on being passionate about her work, Jacqueline believes networking is extremely important in the industry; especially since she works and meets with various subcontractors frequently. Her advice to young professionals entering the industry is to “hire and surround yourself with highly talented and competent individuals.” A member of NAPW, Jacqueline donates her charity to local organizations in support of arts and culture, animal welfare and human rights. Initially beginning her educational career with a BS in Psychology from Northwestern University, Jacqueline holds a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She then went on to complete her JD at the Northeastern University School of Law. To learn more, please visit www.wondergroupboston.com.

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Christi Brown, CPA CFO Onyx Contractors, LP Midland, TX

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hristi Brown, CPA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Contracting. Christi is the CFO at Onyx Contractors, LP.

Catering to the West Texas area, Onyx Contractors provides an array of services including: dirt and concrete work, civil and commercial construction, rental equipment services, oil field services, water transport and more. An esteemed CPA with over twenty five years of experience, Christi has been in this role for the past two and a half years. Specializing in all facets of accounting, Christi works primarily in the areas of auditing, assurance, budgets, cash

management, public and private accounting and managerial finance. To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Christi is a member of the AICPA, the TSCPA and NAPW. Outside of work, she enjoys quality family time, traveling and donating her time to organizations like United Way of Odessa, Inc., Pink The Basin, Inc., CASA of the Permian Basin, and West Texas Gifts of Hope, Inc. Throughout the course of her studies, Christi attended Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting degree. To learn more, please visit www.onyxcontractors.com.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Monica Ryan Owner/Director Strawberry Childcare

Darren B. Snow Dentist Emerald Hills Dental Center

Amy Stoodt, P.M.P. Owner and Principal Lean-To Consulting, LLC

Brandy Tressler Owner Universal Settlement Services

Curtiss M. Scott President and Chief Investment Officer Todd Asset Management

Deanna Spellman Realtor Realty Concepts

Jennifer L. Suarez Substance Abuse Counselor The Gateway Foundation

Cynde K. Tuggle Owner and Operator TNT Bodyworks, LLC

Tari Spitalny Owner and Founder Eye Am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary

Mary A. Sumrall, B.S.N., R.N. R.N. (Retired) Mary A. Sumrall

Jacquelyn Vieweg-Santoro Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs Check-Mate Industries, Inc.

Janice L. Spurlock Director, Creative Media Services Rite Aid Pharmacy

Laura J. Tank Senior Manager Transplant Quality Banner University Medical Center

Andrea L. Stauter Office Manager National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)

Mary Terzian Author, Speaker, Blogger and Writer Freelance Writer

Christine H. Stinson President Logistics Associates LLC

Tracy A. Tidwell Broker/Owner ERA Team Real Estate

Victoria Seale COO Strategic Perspectives Global Audrey L. Shaw, R.N., Ph.D. Senior Director, Clinical Research Entera Health, Inc. Shelley R. Sliger Human Resources Manager Heritage Food Service Group, Inc.

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Zelimir Vukasin, M.D. Psychiatrist Aristotle’s Psychological & Biofeedback Service/ Transitional Services New York Mary Wallace Agency Owner Allstate Exclusive The Wallace Agency

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Lori Almeida Chief Talent Officer Siegel+Gale New York, NY

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ori Almeida is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional Member in the Brand Consulting field. Almeida’s professional title is Chief Talent Officer at Siegel+Gale, which specializes in branding, human resources, advertising and talent. She brings over 15 years of career experience, as well as expertise in business operations, change management, employee relations, human resources, organizational and performance management, branding and strategic communications, to her role. “Siegel+Gale is a global brand strategy, design and experience firm,” the firm’s website states. “Using facts, intuition and creativity, we blend science with art, unlocking the power of simplicity to help organizations realize their full potential.” In her role, Almeida utilizes her skills in the areas of HR strategy, Total Rewards Strategies, talent, organizational development, change management, strategic communications and brand development and management. “I am a Global HR Executive with deep experience in collaborating with CEOs, Senior Leadership, functional teams and the HR community to drive organizational and leadership effectiveness,” Almeida said. “I have a record of accomplishment for establishing successful business HR

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initiatives aligned with strategic plans to help to continue to create shareholder value. I also have international experience in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.” Prior to joining the team at Siegel+Gale, Almeida held positions including Human Resouces Director at the firm of Klienberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., at the firm of Merkley + Partners and at ABC Carpet and Home. Almeida earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University in 1994. She then went on to complete her Juris Doctor from CUNY City University School of Law in 1998. Additionally, she completed Omnicom University’s Advanced Management Program in 2010, as well as Hyper Island Master Class in 2014. To further her professional development, Almeida is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management as well as the National Association of Professional Women, which named her as a member of the VIP Woman of the Year Circle. When not working, Almeida volunteers her time to the Executive Board of P.S. 198 in Manhattan. She also enjoys spending time with her children and taking spin classes. Almeida dedicates this recognition to her children, Bennett and Marlowe Kulla. For more information, please visit www.siegelgale.com.

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Sean Ford Managing Partner Dancor Construction Limited Brampton, ON

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Sean Ford as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Construction.

Ford is a Managing Partner with Dancor Construction Limited, which specializes in the design and build of first-class and quality industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. With a proven track record of success and customer satisfaction, Dancor was named one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. The company also operates a second branch in Laredo, Texas and a third in London, England. “For us, it’s all about performance – both in what we build and how we build them,” Ford said on the company website. “We have a proud history of designing and building facilities that deliver both immediate and long-term ROI.” Ford has been engaged in the construction industry since 1995 and has worked with Dancor for 12 years. As Managing Partner, he utilizes his areas of expertise

including but are not limited to: construction management, compliance, investment properties, forecasting, product selection and design, real estate, overseeing land development, strategic planning and development, staffing, team building and performance. A member of the Canadian and Toronto Construction Associations, Ford views his commitment to the industry as “being open, transparent and honest” in all business dealings. He places these principles at the heart of his customer interactions and construction jobs, and states that the key to his success is “personality-based.” “People like doing business with people they like,” Ford said. In recognition of his many successes, Ford is the recipient numerous honors and awards, including the 2013 Economic Developer of the Year Award, the Economic Development Award from the London Construction Association, the Building Award from LSTAR, Design and Construction Award and the Mississauga Developer Award. For more information, please visit www.dancor.ca.

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Melissa J. Edmonds Office Manager United Services, Inc. Powell, TN

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ontinental Who’s Who- Melissa J. Edmonds is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Construction. Melissa is the Office Manager with United Services, Inc.

Utilizing the latest products and techniques to meet client’s needs, United Services provides first class electrical and mechanical design, HVAC and plumbing contracting services.

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As Office Manager, Melissa is responsible for several duties within the company. On a daily basis, she works in the areas of: administration, accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources, payroll, new business development and marketing; as well as office and staff management. A member of NAPW and her local chamber of commerce, Melissa enjoys biking, hiking, working out and quality time with family and friends. Outside of work, she supports charities such as the Butterfly Fund, and FOP. For more information, please visit www.usinctn.com.

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The Best Apps Your Small Business Does Not Know It Needs

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oday’s business world is inundated with technology solutions. From hardware to software to mobile devices, it is easy to grow overwhelmed with how much is available to you and to your small business. However, it is still important that your small business take advantage of this technology and utilize it in the context of several everyday business dealings.

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We have reviewed a few apps that we believe will help your small business in its organization, budgeting, growth and employer/employee relations.

Google Drive To put it kindly: if your business does not utilize all that Google has to offer in terms of its apps, jump on the bandwagon ASAP. Besides, it is free with your Google account. Google Drive allows you to store any documents created via Google Docs, Sheets and/or Slides — and grants access to all files saved to anyone whom the Drive folder is shared with. Sheets can be utilized for budgets, expenses, employee benefits (if applicable) and any other numerous reasons to need a spreadsheet within the confines of your small business. Docs are essential to any group collaboration — as multiple team members can add to a meeting agenda or project notes. Slides is just as it sounds: a place to store and create your presentation. Additionally, you can store images in a Drive folder, and start any Sheet, Doc, or set of Slides from within a Drive folder. All you have to do to start a new file is right-click. And, Drive comes equipped with 5GB of free storage.

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Google Hangouts

Square

Hangouts is also free with your Google account. It provides both text and video chat, and it is far easier to use than a software-based platform for inter-office communication — which you would need to download. Google Hangouts works for larger companies, but it can definitely be utilized in a small business setting. If you are at your work location and you have an employee working from home, it is easy to set up a video hangout or a chat.

For retailers, Square is nearly essential — considering that according to a 2014 poll from CNBC, one in ten Americans no longer carry paper money. Square users are required to attach a small card reader attachment to a phone or a tablet, turning the mobile device into a register for credit and debit cards. And while Square keeps 2.75 percent of each payment

Mint While Google Sheets is a great platform for creating budgets, Mint comes equipped with numerous features that are budget-specific. It can be personalized for your needs, is easy to set up and syncs across devices. It also monitors your spending, keeps track of bills and credit cards and deals with your investments for you. You can sign up for Mint free of charge.

If your business does not utilize all that Google has to offer in terms of its apps, jump on the bandwagon ASAP.

up to 12,000 emails per month to under 2,000 subscribers. You can drag and drop and edit photos inside MailChimp, link to outside websites, create HTML-based email templates or stick to simple plain text and re-arrange premade templates. Additionally, MailChimp releases additional features to you the more that you use it, and provides statistics including open rates, how many people unsubscribed from your mailing list and how many clicks to your website came as a result of the email.

Online Payroll for Employers Created by Intuit – the same company behind Mint (as Mint does not support payroll accounts) — Online Payroll for Employers is free to download on the AppStore. While a small business may not consist of a large staff of employees, keeping track of payroll is still imperative, and this app does just that.

FileApp According to its listing in the Apple AppStore, FileApp “is a file and documents manager for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” “reads many file types such as PDF, Microsoft Office documents and plays multimedia contents” and “will let you store files and folders on your iOS device just like Windows Explorer or the Finder on the Mac.” While Google Drive allows you to save files in a cloudbased platform, FileApp can serve as a supplement to Google Drive as a result of its additional features — including its capability to read HTML files, open email attachments and edit photos with “filters and enhancements.” It is also a free download on the AppStore.

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taken via swipe and 3.5 percent of each payment taken manually, it is free to download, and the upfront fee for the card reader comes in at $49.

MailChimp MailChimp is not a mobile app, but is a user-friendly online platform for email marketing. It is free to send

While these apps provide many great small business solutions, there are even more apps out on the market meant to meet your needs. Small businesses — while “small” is part of the name — are large undertakings, and you need to utilize all of the resources available to you. ■

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Amy Stoodt Owner and Principal Lean-To Consulting, LLC Sugar Land, TX

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my Stoodt is Recognized for Excellence in Consulting by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals. Amy is the Owner and Principal of Lean-To Consulting, LLC.

Offering a full range of consulting services the team at Lean-To Consulting, LLC, focuses on the following industries: oil and gas, engineering, information technology and utilities. The team has also been able to apply skills in environmental, health care and with non-profit organizations. Beginning her career in 1990 working for Marathon Pipeline Company as an Operations Analyst in the oil and gas energy sector, Amy spent 25 years working for major owners and operators, as well as engineering firms, before making the decision to start her own consulting business in 2014, which also specializes in project management. Now, primarily responsible for providing her clients with the support they need, whether it be strategic, technical, business development, or process improvement, operational excellence, management consulting and technical writing. “I have been fortunate to gain expertise in several areas throughout my career, but my ability to lead and implement improvements and change, and my experience in major capital project management, I believe sets me apart from my peers,” Amy said. “I am inspired to continually learn and use my skills to make a difference.” She utilizes that expertise in project and construction management, management of change, process improvement, operational excellence, management consulting and technical writing.

As a result of her outstanding work in the field, Amy has mentored staff to achieve their goals, assisting movement into supervisory roles; built teams to achieve targets and reach goals; and successfully managed “mega projects.” “I aim to pursue opportunities that enable me to grow as a person and a professional, while providing a platform for me and my company to make a difference,” Amy said. A Certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Lean Green Belt and DFSS, Amy is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and continues a relationship with the American Petroleum Institute (API) having been a member through her previous employers. She has also published API presentations on Management of Change. Outside of work, Amy enjoys hiking, traveling, cycling and photography. Charitably, she maintains affiliation with the U.S. National Parks, Rails-To-Trails, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. Throughout the course of her education and training, Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Defiance College, as well as completing Pre-Med course requirements. She then went on to complete her Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) for Tiffin University. During her career she has also completed many engineering courses to support her roles in the organization. In looking to the future, Amy hopes to pursue additional work both nationally and internationally, and wants to collaborate with others in the oil and gas industry to secure energy independence for North America. To learn more, please visit www.lean-toconsultingllc.com.

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Arsella M. Burton, DHA, MBA Partner Burton Scott Consulting Brooklyn, NY

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rsella M. Burton, DHA, MBA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Dr. Burton is a Partner at Burton Scott Consulting.

A respected leader in healthcare consulting, Burton Scott Consulting provides an array of health related consulting, marketing and grant writing for various medical groups and private physicians; as well as skilled nursing facilities and ancillary services. Garnering ten years of experience, Dr. Burton is a noted expert in negotiating tier 1 hospital facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, article (28, 31 and 32) clinics, radiology and dialysis centers, large IPA physician groups, skilled nursing, laboratories and mental health facilities. Working in this capacity allows Dr. Burton to utilize her expertise in the areas of business development, healthcare information technology, hospital and ancillary contracting, implementation, process improvement, project management, negotiations and more. A testament to her success, Dr. Burton is the author of a training manual used in a certification program at the University of Maryland.

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The recipient of the 2015 Women of Distinction and 2015 Managed Care Innovation Awards, she is a member of the National Contracting Management Association, National Association of Professional Women and enjoys running and watching basketball and football in her free time. Charitably, Dr. Burton gives back to respected organizations such as the New York City Medical Reserve Corp, Embassy International, Wounded Warrior Project, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Lighthouse International and the New York Road Runners Club. In the years to come, Dr. Burton would like to start a foundation to help at risk youth realize their potential and her advice to individuals entering the industry is to “read up on all current trends and stay abreast of the latest changes.” Furthermore, Dr. Burton holds a Doctorate in Health Administration from Columbia University following receipt of her MBA from Colorado University. To learn more, please visit www.burtonscottconsulting.com.

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Catherine Rocheleau Founder and CEO Ignite Leadership International Vancouver, BC, Canada

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atherine Rocheleau is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Catherine is the Founder and CEO of Ignite Leadership International.

Specializing in business consulting and coaching in organizational change and team dynamics the team at Ignite Leadership International possess a keen ability in navigating business challenges in addition to active problem solving, employee engagement, implementation strategies and much more. As Founder and CEO, Catherine utilizes her knowledge and experience to create tailored solutions for her clients. Having worked in various industries over the years, Catherine has gained a multitude of incomparable training during her time at multiple large and medium sized organizations.

Amassing over 30 years of experience, Catherine presently works in the areas of: business development; change management; consulting; coaching; organizational and leadership development; performance management; public speaking; strategy and workshop facilitation on a daily basis. In June 2014, Catherine was awarded with a Quilly Award as a Best Selling Author for her book, “The Winning Way” written by herself and Brian Tracy. A member of the Burnaby Board of Trade, the International Women’s Leadership Association, and College of Dietitians of BC, Catherine received her Master of Business Administration degree from City University. To learn more, please visit www.igniteleaders.com.

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Charlie C. Cardin, PMP, CHPC Founder and CEO Fire Sisters Rising, LLC Colorado Springs, CO

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harlie C. Cardin, PMP, CHPC, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Domestic Violence. Charlie is the Founder and CEO of Fire Sisters Rising, LLC where she is a professional speaker, consultant, coach and writer.

Amassing over 25 years working in corporate settings, Charlie decided to jumpstart her own business, Fire Sisters Rising to spread awareness, ignite feminine power and instill confidence in survivors of abuse. A survivor of abuse herself, Charlie has devoted her career to helping women to recognize, vocalize and mobilize in order to put an end to the cycle of domestic violence.

As a Certified High Performance Coach, Parent Leadership Coach, Professional Speaker and Domestic Violence Consultant, Charlie’s unique areas of expertise allow her to transform the lives of women who are ready to overcome the effects of adversity in their lives and become an unstoppable feminine force. Moreover, Charlie is a member of PMI, NAPW, NSA, WSA and Toastmasters International. She also volunteers and affiliates with the Compass Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who provide free support groups in addition to financial and legal counseling services to women survivors. Reflecting on her educational career, Charlie graduated from the University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. To learn more, please visit www.firesistersrising.com.

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Diane Porter Hogan, BS, MA Owner and President A Step Ahead Adoption Services Colorado Springs, CO

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iane Porter Hogan, BS, MA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Consulting. Diane is the Owner and President of A Step Ahead Adoption Services. Having a child is one of the best gifts life can give you. For some, it may not come as easy as others. A Step Ahead Adoption Services not only acts as a support system and advocate for families through each step of their adoption journeys; they give parents the gift they have been dreaming of.

Outside of work, Diane is into health and wellness and exercising. She is a Pilates instructor and volunteers for CASA to help teenage girls. Additionally, Diane is also a Junior Achievement teacher at high school for children with special needs. Throughout the course of her studies, Diane attained her Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University following her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Florida Southern University. To learn more, please visit www.astepaheadadoption.com.

In this capacity for twenty years, Diane is the Owner and President of the agency where she advises perspective adoptive parents, educates and equips them with the proper tools to make the adoptive process easier.

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Edna Felecia Primrose Founder and President Differenza Alexandria, VA

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dna Felecia Primrose is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Consulting. Edna is the Founder and President of Differenza.

Translated from Italian, Differenza means “difference.” Differenza was established to make a difference on both local and global levels. Through education, training and economic development, Differenza brings forth self-empowerment and sustainable change with tangible impact on local and global communities. An experienced and seasoned professional, Edna is a noted expert in the areas of education, training and program management. Utilizing her expertise in the development, training, management and oversight of public-private sector partnerships for over twenty years, Edna founded Differenza in 2014 to support organizations’ efforts to empower individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life.

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To keep up with the latest advancements in the industry, Edna is a member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society for International Development and NAPW. Edna was inducted into NAPW’s 2016-17 VIP Woman of the Year Circle. Locally, she is involved with her church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and supports community organizations such as United Community Ministries. Throughout the course of her studies, Edna graduated from Towson University with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has also served as a certified group fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) for nearly 20 years. To learn more, please visit www.differenzaus.com.

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Elizabeth Dibbs Werber Manager Ernst & Young Houston, TX

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lizabeth Dibbs Werber is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Elizabeth is a Manager, within the People and Organizational Change group at Ernst & Young. Headquartered in London, Ernst & Young provides audit, tax, business risk, technology, security risk services, human capital and technology services throughout the world. In this capacity, Elizabeth works in the areas of business development and process, process improvement, program management, organizational change management and management consulting. She works with clients on how to

inform and prepare their employees regarding the changes a new process and system will bring to their organization. A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Elizabeth is charitable towards organizations such as the Sean and Elizabeth Werber Endowment at Penn State University and volunteering at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. Outside of work, she enjoys soccer, taking French language classes, yoga and skiing. Elizabeth attended the University of Connecticut where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. For more information, please visit www.ey.com.

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Karen K. Arp Executive Coach and Career Transition Coach Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Chicago, IL

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aren K. Arp is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Coaching and Consulting. Karen is an Executive Coach and Career Transition Coach with Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas is a Chicago-based global outplacement & career transitioning firm that leverages its expertise to find and develop career opportunities for executives as well as all other levels of professionals who have been outplaced by their employers due to reasons that include downsizing, corporate restructuring, and plant closings. Challenger is comprised of a staff of knowledgeable, certified executive coaches, and job search experts devoted to helping individuals understand how to effectively apply the principles of sales and marketing to their job search while focusing on developing their personal branding and then strategizing with them on how to best market themselves for reemployment. Amassing 17 years of experience in outplacement and coaching, Karen was originally trained as a Life Coach through The Coaches Training Institute and certified as a Neurolinquistic Program Practitioner (NLP) through the NLP Institute of Chicago. 39 Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017

Karen was trained and certified through Challenger, Gray & Christmas where her expertise lies within career and executive coaching, and management training. “When I work with clients, it is more than just helping them survive job loss, sometimes they are going through other life experiences, such as divorce, serious health issues, single parenting, dealing with elderly parents, or transitioning into a new segment of their life,” Ms. Arp said about the complexity of her role. A true Renaissance woman and a graduate pf the “School of Life”, Karen has survived these same types of life’s experiences which she feels has made her a better coach. The recipient of the CEO Award through her company, Karen is also a member of the Femfessionals Chicago, a professional women’s business group, and as a breast cancer survivor, she volunteers as a “Mentor Angel” with Immelmann’s Angels, an organization that partners anyone seeking cancer support with someone who is a cancer survivor or a caregiver. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, exercise, quality family time and also finding new adventures in life through meeting new people, traveling, and seeking new life experiences that she hasn’t had before. To learn more, please visit www.challengergray.com. www.CWWICE.com


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Jayme Lazaro, CPA Principal Johnson Lambert LLP Edison, NJ

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ayme Lazaro, CPA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Consulting. Jayme is the Principal at Johnson Lambert LLP.

Founded in 1986, Johnson Lambert is a full service, multi-office accounting and consulting firm. Stemming from one office in Washington D.C., Johnson Lambert currently has eight office locations across the nation. Possessing a decade of industry experience, Jayme has been Principal for two years where she works in the areas of commercial insurance, external auditing, employee benefits, financial reporting and more.

To keep up with the latest in the industry, Jayme remains an active member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Insurance Accounting and Systems Association and the National Association of Professional Women. Outside of work, she enjoys snowboarding, quality family time and traveling. Locally, she maintains charitable ties with the Salvation Army and Monmouth County Food Bank. A graduate of Rutgers University, Jayme earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. To learn more, please visit www.johnsonlambert.com.

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John C. Fetzer Consultant Fetzpahs Consulting Hercules, CA

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ohn C. Fetzer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Oil industry.

Dr. Fetzer’s professional title is Consultant at Fetzpahs Consulting, which specializes in consulting and expert witness services. He brings over 35 years of field experience, as well as expertise in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; oil and energy consulting; petroleum; report writing; public speaking; and technical writing, to his role. “The Chemical Consultants Network (CCN) was established in December, 1994 as a non-profit organization, and has held monthly meetings since February, 1995,” the organization’s website states. “The stated mission of CCN is to form a volunteer organization to support members in expanding the meaningful use of their expertise by: advising and training via talks, seminars and workshops; establishing and maintaining a database of the membership and of the members’ areas of interest; providing a networking environment via monthly meetings and distribution of the database; maintaining a website for the benefit of its members; and developing and implementing a publicity program.”

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Dr. Fetzer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas. He then went on to complete his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Georgia. To further his professional development, Dr. Fetzer is a member of the American Chemical Society, and has served as Past President of the International Society on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Fetzer is the coauthor of over 140 referred papers as well as two books. He is also a sought-after public speaker, presenting over 40 presentations across the country representing the American Chemical Society at conferences and universities. He was honored as the 2005 Recipient of the Erich Clar Award from the International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, as well as the 2016 Professional of the Year in Oil and Energy Consulting. For more information, visit www.chemconsultants.org/resumes/fetzer_jc.html.

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Joy Parker Blackwood President Waypointers, Inc. Stouffville, ON

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oy Parker Blackwood is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting as a result of her role as President of Waypointers Inc., a company primarily dedicated to the management of relocation processes for senior citizens, nationally and internationally. Waypointers is currently celebrating their tenth year in business.

With over 40 years of experience in the business world, Joy turned the difficult journey of moving her mother from Florida to Toronto into a business venture benefitting senior citizens. As President of Waypointers Inc., Joy oversees all daily operations and ensures that the company assists senior citizens with psychological issues involved in stressful transitions as well as preparing organizational plans with timelines and budget managing the distribution and/or liquidation of possessions, financial assistance, legal assistance, real estate; packing and sorting; personal travel; sourcing new residences and liaising with the facilities; touring facilities with clients; interior decorating; arranging for trucking companies and transportation; after-move ongoing personal care and financial management.

Joy’s formal education was in theatre and music, and although she attended University, she did not complete a degree as an exciting career opportunity became available in Industrial Show business. This venture eventually led Joy to hold roles as Director of Human Resources, Vice President, President and Owner. Currently, Joy is involved with community initiatives including a position as Executive Director with the C.R. Vint Foundation. In addition, she is a Director and Vice President for a not-for-profit aviation and aerospace award program, “Northern Lights Aero Foundation”. This foundation is very close to Joy’s heart as she is very passionate about flying. She holds certification as a Private Pilot, has certification as a Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) International Judge, and held the role as 1st Vice President in the FAI’s General Aviation Commission. As a result of a corporate merger, Waypointers also handles marketing and event production management and consulting. For more information, please visit www.waypointers.ca.

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Ginna Frantz Founder and Chief Executive Officer Entrepreneurial Endeavors, LLC Chicago, IL

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inna Frantz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Ginna is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Entrepreneurial Endeavors, LLC. Working with entrepreneurs at every level of their business development, Entrepreneurial Endeavors LLC aids businesses and corporations of all sizes to bring self-realization, satisfaction and pride back into the company. By turning concepts into reality, Entrepreneurial Endeavors is there to help engage employees and owners alike. An entrepreneur with decades of experience, Ginna wears several hats within the business as the Founder and CEO.

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In this capacity, she utilizes her background in business development, entrepreneurship, executive consulting, public speaking, management, social media marketing and strategic planning on a daily basis. Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Ginna is a member of AMA and enjoys horseback riding in her free time. Throughout the course of her studies, Ginna graduated from Georgetown University with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. For more information, please visit www.entrepreneurialendeavors.com.

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Kimberly Pichot Founder and CEO Complete Success, Inc. Silver Spring, MD

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imberly Pichot is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Coaching as a result of her role as Founder and CEO of Complete Success, Inc.

Specializing in executive and business consulting, Kimberly is the owner and operator of Complete Success, Inc. With her proven success rate in growth and productivity coaching, Kimberly brings her expertise and knowledge to small and medium size business owners and executives throughout the nation. Harnessing over two decades of professional experience, Kimberly’s areas of concentration include coaching/consulting, mid-sized business growth, leadership development, organizational development and management, strategic planning, team building, group training and more.

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A member of the Association of Female Professionals, International Coaching Federation, Association of Talent Development and NAPW, Kimberly is charitable towards organizations such as ENACTUS and enjoys quality family time, reading and writing outside of work. Beginning her educational career with a B.B.A. from Pacific Union College, Kimberly went on to complete her Master of Business Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She recently earned her Doctorate of Organizational Development through Colorado Technical University. Looking into the future, Kimberly would like to engage in public speaking opportunities on a global level.

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Kathleen Garcia Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Allied Medical Legal Consulting Red Lion, PA

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athleen Garcia is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Kathleen is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with Allied Medical Legal Consulting.

Possessing over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Kathleen utilizes her expertise in assisting attorneys navigate through the complex world of medical records. While the attorney is the legal expert, Kathleen is the expert on the healthcare system and its inner workings.

A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Certified Nephrology Nurse, Kathleen provides expert witness testimony and works with attorneys and legal staff in order to settle cases as they pertain to medicine. She is currently looking for attorneys to market medical records review and is a member of ANNA, National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, AALNC and NAPW. Priding her success on her “love of the law and nursing,” Kathleen’s advice to those entering the industry is to follow your passion. A graduate of York College, Kathleen earned both her Bachelor’s degree and B.S.N. For more information, please visit www.legalrnhelp.com.

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Dr. Stephanie Barnes Taylor CEO The Fruition Group, LLC Madison, AL

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r. Stephanie Barnes Taylor is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Coaching. Stephanie is the CEO of The Fruition Group, LLC. Founded in 2010 by Stephanie, The Fruition Group is a professional and personal leadership development company. With a focus on performance management and organizational skills, Stephanie takes the challenge head on by coaching individuals and providing expert training to businesses. A Certified Professional Coach through the Coach Training Alliance, Stephanie possesses over 16 years of experience in corporate and professional industries. Establishing The Fruition Group six years ago, Stephanie now devotes her career to lifestyle and career coaching for individuals on an executive level.

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Specializing in critical thinking, coaching, leadership, strategic planning, team building and more, Stephanie enjoys facilitating seminars and workshops when she is not on a one-on-one basis. A published author, she enjoys reading, arts and culture in her free time. Throughout the course of her education and training, Stephanie earned her JD from the prestigious Harvard Law School following her undergraduate degree in English from Tougaloo College. She received her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. To learn more, please visit www.stephaniebarnestaylor.com.

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Rae Luskin Owner and Founder Art & Soul Connection and The Winning Adventure Deerfield, IL

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ae Luskin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Coaching and Consulting. Rae is the Owner and Founder of Art & Soul Connection and The Winning Adventure. A leader in utilizing creative expression to foster self-worth, resilience, healing, and social change. With over 30 years of experience in improving the lives of women and children, Rae has devoted her career to preventing abuse across the lifeline with the National Council of Jewish Women and Jewish Community Abuse Response, Education, Solutions (JCARES). She speaks to organizations about mindset, the power of gratitude and forgiveness in turning challenges into opportunities. She shares her artwork and personal story of healing from childhood sexual abuse to give a voice to the voiceless and offer hope to those who suffer in silence. “If I can do it, so can you.” The author of “Art from My Heart” and “The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time,” Rae was nominated for the Beauty In Beauty Out (BIBO) Award, is a Women of Distinction Award Winner and was the 2016 Recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for inspiration, her book “The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time.” The Creative Activist includes 36 stories of people who have used their gifts and talents, imagination, and creative thinking to make a difference in the lives of their families, community and the world. Each story is followed with three personal development questions and a take-action step. She believes creative activism is a lifestyle. When you activate your innate creativity you can apply it to every area of your life and can transform the world around you. Rae’s mission is to engage, educate and empower one million creative activists. She deeply believes that our stories matter, that what we do matters, and when we connect and work together we have the power to positively impact our lives and heal the world. She is a big picture thinker and absolutely loves to encourage, motivate and inspire people to have more fulfilling and meaningful lives. She adores helping her clients discover who they really are through a creative visioning process. She holds a container of loving support while they answer the tough questions, ‘Who am I?’ How can I use my gifts, talents and treasures in service?’ “What is the legacy I would like to leave?” With a proven track record, she has helped thousands find their passion, rediscover their voice, and infuse their lives with more vitality, creativity and purpose.

Rae hosted the first Creative Activist's Virtual Summit, with 21 guest experts coming together to explore the intersection of social issues and creative expression; reflect different perspectives, share their challenges and successes, support and inspire, bring hope and joy to those who need it. It is an opportunity and an invitation for community leaders, educators, service providers, creatives and change agents to hear new and innovative ideas and discover collaborative partners to support their work and dreams. “Through creative expression we uplift the human spirit and awaken social consciousness. Art has the power to open hearts and minds, initiate new dialogues and move people from apathy to action. Through sharing our authentic voice, our stories and visions, we will build new models of what is possible and ignite global change. “I envision a world in which men and women work together as equal partners to secure better lives for their families. In this world the resources used for war, violence, drugs and human trafficking are now invested in human potential, gender equality and social justice. All women have equal rights, and equal access to justice, power, resources and opportunities; they are free from violence and discrimination; they are free to make decisions about their health, sexuality and bodies; they enjoy equal pay for equal work; have free access to education and an equal voice in leadership. In fact all human beings are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.” Community partners have said that her commitment to the issue of preventing abuse across the lifeline in our society is enduring and her energy toward that goal boundless... Because her viewpoint is filtered through an artistic lens, she continually offers ideas that are both innovative and creative...She is strong and articulate and can lead her cause...Her work has the potential to prevent abuse and broken hearts across the world. Ms. Luskin holds a B.F.A. from Roosevelt University and a Master’s in Urban Planning from Loyola University.

For more information, visit www.thewinningadventure.com or www.raeluskin.net.

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Tina M. Meitl Professional Sales Leader, Keynote Speaker and CEO Valiant Roar, Inc. Dresden, KS

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ina M. Meitl is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Inspirational Speaking and Training. Meitl has held various positions throughout her career and is recognized today as a Professional Sales Leader, Keynote Speaker and CEO. A successful business owner, which includes serving as both a Self-Employed Insurance Agent and Registered Representative for a major insurance agency that consists of three other employees, and the Chief Executive Officer of Valiant Roar, LLC. Tina M. Meitl is also a Professional Sales Leader, Inspirational Trainer, Keynote Speaker. The sought after inspirational speaker stands behind a very powerful, very motivational motto that says “Success doesn’t just happen, YOU must make it happen, YOU.” Meitl’s ultimate goal is to help clients become empowered by making connections with others, inspiring them to channel their adversities and to attack them head on, finding the success they’ve been looking for. “Believing in yourself is a powerful thing,” Meitl says. “To be successful in business and in life you must be able to attach yourself to your passion. Adversity can be your best friend on the path to success; it’s not what happens to us that counts, it’s how we react to what happens that counts,” she adds. Meitl has always believed in being a student first, which lead to her joining The Maxwell Group, lead by John Maxwell, who is known for bringing together elite professionals across the world, to continue in her own professional journey of growth. She is now in Certified through the organization’s mentorship program as a Speaker, Coach Trainer, and Teacher voted as the number one leadership and management expert in the world. “Through my own compelling story, I’m able to build a connection with people that allows me to make solid, foundational decisions in their lives, while also find the inspiration in their adversities to use as a catalyst in creating something superb,” Meitl adds about her professional success. “The energy and passion I have is living life to the fullest and it’s apparent in all I do, whether it’s on stage as an Inspirational Speaker or in my office. Regarding of whom I am with, I always have a greater purpose. I want to educate individuals and businesses, empowering them through a development pattern of achievement, excellence,

and success. My goal is to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you I didn’t give up’.” Meitl has completed her book, called “Success Manifesto: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets For Achieving Success” in Your Wealth, Health, and Lifestyle (2016), alongside expert Brian Tracy and a select group of other experts and professionals, which earned her an Editor’s Choice Award through Celebrity Press. Graduating from the University of Kansas Graduate School of Business, Meitl currently holds an agent’s license in her home state of Kansas as well as Nebraska. She also holds certifications with GAMA International: The Essentials of Leadership and Management. Meitl is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout her career as well, some of which include MDRT, Life Rookie of the Year, Blue Vase, Blue Vase Elite, Heritage, Heritage Elite, All American, Super All American, Life Agent of the Year, and Pacesetters. She was also recognized by America’s Premier Experts®, an organization that recognized leading experts across various industries, as one of the leading experts in her field. Additionally, Meitl was honored with a 2016-2017 VIP Woman of the Year award from the National Association of Professional Women and will be featured in the upcoming edition of the Women of Distinction Magazine in the Nov/ Dec 2016 issue as a Distinguished Professional in her field. Meitl was honored with the EXPY Award from the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers at the Thought Leader Summit in Hollywood, CA, where she also received the QUILLY Award from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. She is also soon to make an appearance on The Brain Tracy Television Show airing on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX Affiliates. Involved as a community leader, Meitl proudly supports WKCAC, One Hundred Women, raising funds for the organization. She has also been active with her local 4-H for more than 20 years as a leader, parent, teacher, and judge.

For more information, visit www.tinammeitl.com. You can also visit: www.Facebook.com/TinaMMeitl, www.LinkedIn.com/TinaMMeitl, and twitter.com/TinaMeitl.

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Tracy Ann Campbell, Esq. CEO Cynosure Risk Advisors, LLC Chicago, IL

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racy Ann Campbell, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Tracy is the CEO of Cynosure Risk Advisors, LLC. A popular national and international executive consulting firm, Cynosure Risk Advisors utilizes a unique approach to helping companies manage risks while controlling costs. Specializing in corporate and governmental crisis and risk mitigation, healthcare consulting, insurance coverage counseling and regulatory compliance counseling, Cynosure Risk Advisors is equipped to pair clients from all backgrounds with sound solutions. Possessing 16 years of hands on experience, Tracy complements her dual expertise in law and consulting to assist clients in the areas of: business law, executive and professional liability, legal consulting, risk management solutions and much more. In her years of experience, Tracy has successfully proven herself as a negotiator working in settlements with general and commercial liability, construction defects property, business interruption, product recall and title insurance.

Recognized as a 2015 Top Global Executive by Top Female Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Tracy was named as an “Inspiring Chicagoan” by the Inspire. Network.Grow organization in 2014. Furthermore, she was honored as a 2013 “Illinois Rising Star” in the area of insurance coverage by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine in addition to inclusion in 2011’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. On a local level, Tracy is a Co-Founder of the National Board of Yale Black Alumni Association, Former President of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago and Secretary of the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention. In her free time, she enjoys running and photography. A graduate of Yale University, Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then went on to complete her JD at the University of Illinois College of Law. To learn more, please visit www.cynosurerisk.com.

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Pamela Jo Peters CEO and CIOI PJP Consulting, LLC Savage, MN

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amela Jo Peters is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Her professional title is CEO and CIOI of PJP Consulting, LLC.

A seasoned professional, Pamela created her own business consultancy after years of working in the car rental industry. Specializing in information technology, leadership and training, Pamela wears several hats throughout the business. From management to customer service, she is well versed in all areas of business maintenance.

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Pamela is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and donates to organizations including the American Cancer Society and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Outside of work, she enjoys quality family time and writing. Throughout the course of her education, Pamela attended Minnesota University, where she attained her Associate’s degree in Business. She is currently open to mentoring young professionals entering the industry. For more information, please visit www.quprep.com.

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Danielle Patrick Milam Development and Planning Director Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Las Vegas, NV

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anielle Patrick Milam is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Library Services. Danielle is Development and Planning Director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Offering a diverse spectrum of learning resources for the residents of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Clark County Library District is a national model of traditional and innovative library services that nurture the social, economic and educational well-being of people and communities in southern Nevada. Possessing 18 years of experience, Danielle works in the areas of building partnerships, community outreach,

leadership development and strategic direction. An integral asset to the district, Danielle maintains affiliation with the American Library Association, American Planning Association, Public Library Association, Green Builders Coalition, Amnesty International and United Way. Donating her charity and spare time to local food banks and the Vegas Valley Book Festival, Danielle enjoys hiking and travel in her time outside of work. Graduating from American University with her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economics, Danielle went on to attain her Master’s degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University. For more information, please visit www.lvccld.org.

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Cindy S. Caldwell Professor of Mathematics Rend Lake College Christopher, IL

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indy S. Caldwell is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Higher Education. Cindy is a Professor of Mathematics at Rend Lake College.

Catering to local residents, Rend Lake College was initially founded in 1955 as Mt. Vernon Community College. In 1966, the institution became Rend Lake College under the Illinois Junior College Act. Recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation, the college has been providing top tier educational services from its inception to present day. An instructor with over 30 years of experience, Cindy has been teaching at Rend Lake College for 16 years. Specializing in primary, secondary and higher education, her main area of expertise is business mathematics and she holds a true passion for educating her students in preparation for their futures.

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Furthermore, Cindy maintains affiliation with the International Women’s Leadership Association, Illinois Mathematical Association of Community Colleges and the Christ View Christian Church. On a local level, Cindy partakes in providing student scholarships in memory of her father, Clifton Caldwell. An alumni of Rend Lake College, Cindy began her educational career with an Associate of Science in Mathematics. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at McKendry College and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. For more information, please visit www.rlc.edu.

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Beven Pace Livingston, PhD Associate Professor University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Beven Pace Livingston, Ph.D., as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her work in the field of Higher Education.

Dr. Livingston serves as an Associate Professor at the University of North Florida. She brings 13 years of experience in the field of higher education to her role and specializes in all aspects of physical therapy. “I decided to pursue a career in higher education to broaden my horizons in being the best at teaching the next generation,” Dr. Livingston said. “I want to serve as an advocate in healthcare and be remembered in my career for providing caring, compassionate healthcare.” Dr. Livingtson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Transylvania University, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotions from the University of Kentucky as well as a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University.

To further her professional development, Dr. Livingston is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Livingston has also contributed to a number of medical journals as well as chapters to books that will educate those studying to become physical therapists. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field, Dr. Livingston was awarded a grant while earning her doctoral degree, as a pre-doctoral trainee in the category of medical rehabilitation scientists. She was also named as a Scholar by Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, to Outstanding Young Women of America, to Omicron Delta Kappa and the Hollien Society and to the Transylvania University Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Livingston dedicates this recognition to her mother, Carolyn Pace; to Dr. Ben Kibler; to Dr. Richard Nichols; to Dr. Mary Lundy; and to Billie Jean King. For more information, visit www.unf.edu.

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Monica Ryan Owner and Director Strawberry Childcare Watertown, MA

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onica Ryan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Children’s Services. Monica is the Owner and Director of Strawberry Childcare. Founded in 2006, Strawberry Childcare is an English/ Spanish bilingual immersion program providing a developmentally safe and comforting environment for children ranging in age from infants to preschool age. A licensed director, Monica has been in this capacity for twelve years. Specializing in bilingual education, she is responsible for monitoring the curriculum activities as well as creating and implementing training programs for a staff of 20 employees.

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Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Monica maintains affiliation with IWLA, UNICEF and local children’s hospitals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Ph.D. while studying in Venezuela. Looking into the future, Monica’s short term goals are to open a second location in Brooklyn, Massachusetts for more families and children to enjoy the services she has worked so hard to provide. To learn more, please visit www.strawberrychildcare.com.

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Genevieve Cottraux Art Collection Registrar and Collections Manager UC Davis Davis, CA

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enevieve Cottraux is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Higher Education. Genevieve is the Art Collection Registrar and Collections Manager at UC Davis. Established in 1905, UC Davis sits on a 5,300-acre campus in Davis, California. Home to an array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional programs, UC Davis is known as one of the top public universities in the nation. In her current role, Genevieve specializes in arts administration and exhibitions, condition assessments, preventive conservation and museum conservation. In addition to her background in archives and special libraries, she is responsible for all cataloguing, gift processing, and general collections management duties. Furthermore, Genevieve is go-to the person to take care

of all objects in the fine arts collection, as well as the oversight and management of all objects on loan to the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Genevieve is a member of RCWR, California Association of Museums and the Western Museum Association. She is charitable towards the East Bay SCPA and enjoys cooking, reading, writing and spending time with her pets in her time outside of work. Genevieve is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Systems and Humane Education at Saybrook University and holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Archives/Archival Administration from San Jose State University. In her earlier years, Genevieve graduated from UC Davis with both her Master’s degree in Textile Science and Bachelor’s degree in Design. For more information, please visit www.ucdavis.edu.

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Judith K. Brown, PhD Professor University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

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udith K. Brown, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Higher Education. Dr. Brown is a Professor at the University of Arizona. Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degree programs within twenty colleges and eleven schools throughout three campuses. In addition to excellent education programs, the University of Arizona is a global leader in research and is comprised of more than $606 million in research investment each year. Possessing nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Brown has been an instructor at the University of Arizona since 1998. Her areas of expertise include all facets of plant pathology, plant virology research, insect vectors and more. Dr. Brown also has experience teaching international students from all walks of life.

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An esteemed Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Brown remains an active member of the Entomological Society of America and American Society for Virology. Heavily knowledgeable in the industry, Dr. Brown earned her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology with a specialty in Plant Virology at the University of Arizona following her Master’s degree in Plant Pathology-Virology from Washington State University. Dr. Brown initially began her educational career with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. Outside of work, Dr. Brown enjoys cooking, gardening, and fine wines. For more information, please visit www.cals.arizona.edu.

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Nicole L. Bailey Owner and CEO Concept Cram, LLC Bergen, NY

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icole L. Bailey is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Entrepreneurship. Nicole is the Owner and CEO of Concept Cram, LLC.

Designed by Nicole and created by Timothy Allan of Potsdam, NY, Concept Cram is an interactive application designed for test preparation for any standardized test, making ordinary studying with a book and a pen a thing of the past. Concept Cram is an app that strengthens and enhances an individual’s core knowledge and analytical skills to help students effectively make real world connections that can positively affect their career performance simply by playing games. It combines elements of universal design with scientific understanding of various ways in which individuals ideally learn. When using a smart device, the app will test your knowledge and ability to apply concepts in a fun, challenging way to ensure comprehension using a multi-sensory approach. Its game theory design intrinsically motivates students to study and because it transforms mundane studying into a fun interactive game, it helps students learn and retain information customized for their certification exam.

Tim developed the web application for Concept Cram to help bring Nicole’s dream of a study game to reality. This prototype was used in the presentation at the North Country Business Competition in April of 2015. He has expanded the game into both single and multiplayer gaming modes and has been formatted for optimal viewing on both desktop and mobile platforms. Tim has been responsible for updating and maintaining this prototype and all other technical aspects of Concept Cram. A testament to her success, Nicole was a third place winner in the North Country Business Competition in April 2015. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and creative writing. One of Nicole’s poems is currently being featured in a book being published by Clarkson University. Throughout the course of her education and training, Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Clarkson University and Timothy has his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Clarkson University as well. The Concept Cram team is currently seeking investors. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/conceptcram or email them with interest at conceptcram@gmail.com.

A budding entrepreneur, Nicole specializes in consulting and Civil/Environmental engineering. With the onset of Concept Cram, she now has a special interest in education. To keep up with the latest in industry, she remains a member of WEF, NYWEA, and the National Association of Professional Women.

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Linda D. Bensel-Meyers, PhD Associate Professor of English University of Denver Denver, CO

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inda D. Bensel-Meyers, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Dr. Bensel-Meyers is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Denver and Secretary General for the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. The mission of the University of Denver is to prepare students to be global citizens serving the Public Good, focusing on the importance of a liberal arts education for developing a student’s ethical and humane character. Garnering t30 years of experience studying Shakespearean literature, Dr. Bensel-Meyers has been teaching at the University of Denver for thirteen years. In this capacity, she specializes in university teaching in the areas of history and interpretation behind Shakespeare and his works. Prior to taking the position at the University of Denver, Dr. Bensel-Meyers was Director of Writing Programs at the University of Tennessee for 15 years, leaving for the University of Denver after uncovering ‘institutionalized plagiarism’ within UT’s football program.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Bensel-Meyers serves as the Secretary General for the Inter-national Society for the History of Rhetoric and is a volunteer teacher for the International Shakespeare Association. She is an esteemed member of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Renaissance Society of America, Rhetoric Society of America, American Civil Liberties Union and the American Association of University Professors. She has also served as a Past-President and Founding Member of The Drake Group, a national organization of faculty seeking to restore access to an education for collegiate athletes. Outside of work, Dr. Bensel-Meyers is a professional pianist and organist and judges for local public school Shakespeare competitions. Heavily knowledgeable in her line of work, Dr. BenselMeyers earned both her Ph.D., and Master of Arts degreein Renaissance Drama and Rhetoric from the University of Oregon. Prior to her graduate and doctoral studies, Dr. Bensel-Meyers began her educational career with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Dramatic Theory from the University of Chicago. For more information, please visit www.du.edu.

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Loretta T. Dorn, PhD Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Fort Hays State University Hays, KS

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oretta T. Dorn, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Higher Education. Dr. Dorn is the Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Fort Hays State University. Located halfway between Denver and Kansas City, FHSU is home to over 13,000 students and offers countless certificate and degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels within 28 academic departments. An esteemed member of the American Chemical Society and American Institute of Chemists, Dr. Dorn is a seasoned

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educator specializing in departmental management, organic chemistry, glass blowing, forensic science and student affairs. Priding her success on her passion and love of teaching, Dr. Dorn amasses over 30 years of hands on experience. Recognized by the National Association of Professional Women, Dr. Dorn earned her Ph.D., from Brandeis University following her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information, please visit www.fhsu.edu.

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Jo Anne W. Norris School Counselor Columbia Borough School District Columbia, PA

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o Anne W. Norris is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Jo Anne is a School Counselor with the Columbia Borough School District.

With a curriculum and various programs targeted to boost social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth, Columbia Borough School District provides children with the essentials to develop skills for a future of success and a lifetime of prosperity. The daughter of a teacher and a school counselor, Jo Anne was destined to be a school counselor and special education consultant. She has been a school counselor for 23 years specializing in behavior modification and crisis intervention, educational leadership, special education and more. In this capacity, Jo Anne works with children living with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other issues. She is also involved in the school counseling curriculum development for students in grades K-12. A member of the American School Counseling Association, Pennsylvania School Counseling Association and

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Jo Anne is Board Certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC). Jo Anne is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Jo Anne is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an Education Honor Society. Jo Anne received her Master of Education degree in School Counseling from the University of Delaware following receipt of her Bachelor of Science degree in Education in Communicative Disorders from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being certified as a school counselor, Jo Anne is certified as a supervisor of pupil services leadership and is working on her doctorate in Pupil Services Leadership at Widener University. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening and travel. She is the mother of two children, Charles H. (Chuck), who was killed by a drunk driver at age 15, and Joanna I., who is a banking associate. She dedicates this recognition in loving memory of her husband, Raymond H. Norris; who tragically died December 18, 2013. For more information, please visit www.columbiabsd.org.

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Connie S. Prairie, MEd Education Consultant Ohio Department of Education Cincinnati, OH

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onnie S. Prairie, M.Ed. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as an Education Consultant with the Ohio Department of Education.

With over 30 years of experience in Education, Connie uses the vast knowledge amassed throughout her career to directly serve the needs of students in schools throughout Ohio. Connie currently serves as a supervisor of preschool programs for children with and without disabilities and

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also acts as a supervisor of teachers of school age children with disabilities. Although she enjoys this aspect of her work, Connie is Connie is especially skillful with working in preschool child development and working with children affected by autism. Understanding the value of Education in her chosen field, Connie earned her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati. In order to keep up with trends in the field, Connie maintains professional affiliation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children.

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CWW Member Profiles Education

Yvette Donado Yvette is the SVP and Chief Administrative Officer Educational Testing Service (ETS) Princeton, NJ

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vette Donado is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Yvette is the SVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Educational Testing Service (ETS). A respected leader in educational research and assessment, ETS is a non-profit company with offices in New York, California, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico with additional representatives throughout the world. Believing that all people deserve to experience the power of learning, ETS strives for innovation through various educational services on a global platform. As SVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Yvette has been working in the areas of coaching, human resources management, learning and development; as well as staff and process management since being hired 15 years ago.

Passionate about bringing education to everyone around the world, Yvette would like to leave a legacy of inspiration and encouragement for people to fulfill their passions. She is a current member of HISPA, the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of New Jersey. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, traveling and walking. Initially beginning her educational career graduating from Queens College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Yvette went on to attain her Executive M.B.A. in Strategic Human Resources Management at Harvard Business School. For more information, please visit www.ets.org.

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Rima Aristocrat President and CEO Willis College Ottawa, ON

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ima Aristocrat is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Rima is the President and CEO of Willis College.

A 150-year old Canadian regulated career college providing an array of industry-led, job-ready skills training and education for students to transition into various industries, Willis College caters to students within three locations throughout Eastern Ontario. An esteemed education professional, Rima jumped at the opportunity to grow Willis College. Garnering 35 years of experience, she strives to continue the legacy of serving the historic college with a main focus on helping graduates transition into careers in business, healthcare, technology and clean energy. Devoted to helping individuals from all walks of life receive educational resources, Rima is the Founder of the Canadian Association of Immigrant Professionals,

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an organization that helps immigrants acclimate to new environments and learn skills to better their futures; and is the Founder and President of TeKnoWave Inc., Canada’s First National Aboriginal IT Training Initiative. Additionally, Rima maintains affiliation with the International Student Exchange, Smiths Falls Local Immigration Council, National Association of Career Colleges and International Women’s Leadership Association. The recipient of countless honors and awards, Rima was recently featured on the cover of the 2016 issue of Status Magazine and Ottawa Life Magazine. Looking into the future, Rima’s goal is to partner with more Fortune 500 companies to expand the talent pipeline available in order for Willis College to become the largest Canadian career college. Reflecting on her educational career, Rima earned both her B.M.A., and M.Ed., Music from Georgia University. To learn more, please visit www.williscollege.com.

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Professor Orlando A. McAllister Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts The College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources Brooklyn, NY

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rofessor Orlando A. McAllister is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Higher Education.

Mr. McAllister is an Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts at The College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources — a non-traditional adult education program that awards a Bachelor’s Degree in the Liberal Arts and serves the urban community. For over 15 years, Professor McAllister has flourished as the Department Head in Communications and Mathematics at the John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the South Bronx. At the School of New Resources, Professor McAllister advises students, maps their career paths, and supervises adjuncts in the areas of communication, career guidance, and mathematics. In addition, he spearheads a student-centered course development process in the non-traditional approach to higher adult education in the philosophical tradition of John Dewey, an eminent social and educational reformist. Professor McAllister has written, directed and edited two films entitled: “The Operation,” a medical drama about a 6-year-old African-American girl dying from a rare kidney disease, and “Pool Slick Rick,” a pool hustling film where McAllister plays the part of a pool hustler. He composes and plays his own theme songs on flute and recently released a single instrumental song entitled “City Trills,” currently being played worldwide.

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Professor McAllister has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for his contribution in the areas of teaching mass media literacy and excellence in musical performance on flute. In addition, he is a social archivist, cameraman, and video editor for the United Nations & Global Affairs Committee dedicated to humanistic service and mathematical traditions in promoting United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Mr. McAllister earned a degree in Computer Science from The City College of New York and The CUNY Graduate Center after transferring from Howard University in Washington, D.C. as an Electrical Engineering major on a full-time baseball scholarship as a starting pitcher. Keeping cognizant of the changes in industry and education, Professor McAllister retains affiliations with the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Mathematical Society of America, the National Communication Association and the Writer’s Guild of America East, and is a professional member of the Institute for Electrical, Electronics and Engineering (I.E.E.E.). Aside from his dedicated service to The College of New Rochelle, Professor McAllister spends much of his time in his community mentoring high school students in various academic subjects. He attributes his success to self-directed learning and a desire to achieve excellence and share the knowledge and wisdom he has gained in a shared community with educators.

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ure, we all want to be promoted. We all want a raise. Workplaces promote natural competition among employees. It is not surprising to anyone, but it is equally important for employees to experience workplace camaraderie as it is to vie for better jobs.

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SIMPLE – BUT REMEMBER YOUR COLLEAGUES’ BIRTHDAYS. It does not seem like much, but there is something special about coming into work to a cake and a card. Organize your department – or the whole staff, depending on your workplace situation – to sing ‘happy birthday’ at lunch time, put candles on the cake, pull out all the stops. Make sure that you pass a card around for everyone to sign.

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BE ENCOURAGING.

MAKE TIME FOR EACH OTHER.

Did your colleague earn a big, new account? Go out of your way to say ‘congratulations.’ As difficult as it can be, try to dispel the thoughts that it should have been you to land that account and that you were passed over. A card is even appropriate and appreciated in this spot.

Whether that means actually taking a full lunch all together, once a month, or taking five minutes in the middle of the day just to “have a chat,” do it. Make it happen. You do not have to spend time telling your deep, dark secrets to each other, but it is important that you chat about topics that take place outside of work — or even inside the office.

WISH THEM WELL. If a colleague is moving on to either another job, or to another department within the company, make sure that person knows that you will miss him or her. Take the route of a card again. Have your co-workers talk about everything they like about that person, and all chip in and purchase a meaningful parting gift.

BE THOUGHTFUL.

If you are frustrated, it is okay to vent — it is just not acceptable to inappropriately slander another colleague or to gossip. You have a greater chance of having a good work day in the event that you view your colleagues as employees who are on the same team that you are. You are all working toward a common goal. You all want to be successful. Why not help each other? ■

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Bring in a cup of coffee to a co-worker. Offer to help with little things, such as giving up a dollar or two if someone is short for lunch. If you are going out to get lunch, always ask if anyone else would like something — you will square away the money at some point. Think in the mindset of random acts of kindness — even in the workplace. You never know how much a small, thoughtful gesture could make someone’s day and promote overall positivity at work.

RECOGNIZE THE DIFFICULT TIMES. In the event of a death in the family member of a colleague, make certain that you pay your respects. In any type of unfortunate event that could cause a colleague to either need to spend time away from work or grow distracted during the course of the day, offer to pick up the slack before that person even has to ask – it could be very difficult for the person to ask for help.

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CWW Member Profiles Energy | Oil/Gas | Utilities

Deepa Chhagan Chemist HollyFrontier Refining and Marketing Bountiful, UT

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eepa Chhagan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil industry. Deepa is a Chemist at HollyFrontier Refining and Marketing.

Headquartered in in Dallas, Texas, HollyFrontier Refining and Marketing is an independent petroleum refiner with operations throughout the mid-continent, southwestern and Rocky Mountain regions. Possessing over eight years of related experience, Deepa has been in her current role for three years where she works in the areas of budgeting, compliance, process improvement and process safety, quality training development, laboratory management, vendor satisfaction and more.

A member of the American Chemical Society and National Association of Professional Women, Deepa was inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle. In her free time, she enjoys reading and has recently started taking Golf classes. Deepa graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She is currently an Executive M.B.A. (EMBA) candidate at the University of Utah and is expected to graduate in 2017. To learn more, please visit www.hollyfrontier.com.

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Hong Mei, PhD Vice President Advanced Energy and Environmental Company 7G, Inc. Houston, TX

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ong Mei, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Oil and Gas field. Dr. Mei’s professional title is Vice President at Advanced Energy and Environmental Company 7G, Inc. She has worked in this position for the past year, and brings over 20 years of industry experience as well as expertise in business development, energy, field development, petrophysics, petroleum geology and engineering, international market business, reservoir management and professional training, to her role. “The key to my success is that I share my love and passion for the industry and love mentoring individuals starting out in the field,” Dr. Mei said. As part of her job duties, Dr. Mei set up a communication forum and platform for CEOs in both the United States and China; incorporated technology to help petroleum

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companies worldwide drill fewer and better wells; and raised funds to help better the Houston community and provide working opportunities to those who might need jobs in petroleum industry. Dr. Mei earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Petrophysics and Geophysical Data Evaluation from Jianghan University. She then went on to complete her Ph.D. in Petroleum Geology from the University of Petroleum in Beijing. She has also completed online training in Reservoir Geomechanics from Stanford University, under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Zoback. When not working, Dr. Mei volunteers at her church, the Houston Christian Assembly, where she teaches children n the nursery room. She also served as an Events Host Committee Member for the Southern News Channel, working in the areas of civil rights and social action. Dr. Mei’s advice to those entering the field is that “you have to love the profession, and it is important to love others, because that leads to success in both your life and career.”

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Laura Parker Vice President, Business Development Global Valve and Controls Houston, TX

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aura Parker is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Oil and Gas. Laura is the Vice President, Business Development with Global Valve and Controls. In business for over a decade, Global Valve & Controls is an API6D Q1 monogram licensed ball, gate, globe, and check valve manufacturer in the U.S. that works closely with distribution centers and end-users, focusing on midstream pipeline projects. GVC also caters to the energy/power, petrochemical, agriculture and food industries. Amassing over 23 years of experience, Laura excels in business development. With a strong core foundation in the areas of corporate account development/ management, contract negotiation, critical thinking combined with strategic planning, quality assurance, operations management, sales and marketing, networking and branding, she is continuously looking for new business opportunities. Mentoring young professionals; however, is her passion. Laura has been awarded the Who’s Who Executive of the Year in Manufacturing, as well as being recognized as one of the NAPW VIP Women of The Year. In her industry, Laura maintains an affiliation with the Gas Producers Association. In the past year, she has directed her attention toward non-profit organizations for special needs children that can utilize her expertise and influence, such as Night of the Superstars and Macy’s Miracles, in making a difference in the lives of children.

In addition to her position with Global Valve and Controls, Laura is the Founder of the Breeson Social Butterfly Organization and Social Butterflyz Media Productions. Be on the lookout for her new podcast SocOil Butterfly, as well as, a new couples cookbook called Makin’ It Hot. Laura represents several singers and authors, with two new books and CD’s to be released in 2017. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which she utilizes every day. She also has her Tad James NLP Practitioner Certification, Life Coach Certification, TimeLine Therapy Certification and will be attended the Public Media Summit. Dedicating her success to her father, John W. Parker, Jr. for teaching her strong work ethic, a big THANK YOU goes out to him! Words of wisdom: A single thought generates the beginning energy of success. If you think positive, you will attractive positive. Your thoughts are very powerful, so be cognoscente of them. In order to succeed, you must fail. Learning from one’s errors gives you the strength to get up and try it again. Each time you fail, congratulate yourself, because you are closer to success. For more information, visit www.gvcintl.com.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Karen R. Weikel Crime Scene Investigator Broken Arrow Police Department

Robert R. Wilson CEO R2C Support Services

Elsie YiDonoy Owner and CEO Bella Guatemala Travel

Barbara A. Weller CEO Etelligent, Inc.

Polly Xiong Associate Director Hyatt Regency Maui

Richard T. Yung, M.D., F.A.C.S. Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon ENT & Allergy Associates

Shyann A. West, P.Eng Test Facilities Manager Schlumberger Limited

Simone Yehuda Screenwriter The New Eve

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Margaret-Anne Irvine HR Manager Puresource-NOW Health Group Canada

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CWW Member Profiles Energy | Oil/Gas | Utilities

Shyann A. West, PEng Test Facilities Manager Schlumberger Limited Sugar Land, TX

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hyann A. West, P.Eng., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Oil and Energy. Her professional title is Test Facilities Manager for Schlumberger Limited.

With a presence in over 85 countries, Schlumberger is a global leader in the technology behind drilling and production, reservoir characterization and general processing to the oil and gas industry. In this capacity, Shyann utilizes 12 years of experience working in upstream (oilfield services) and one year with downstream (refinery) oil and gas services. On a day-today basis, she utilizes her expertise in the areas of customer service, compliance, engineering, procurement, preventive maintenance; manufacturing, upstream oilfield service and recruitment; as well as supply chain and staff management, test facilities, safety and technical support.

An esteemed member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and the Society of Women Engineers, Shyann holds certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and enjoys flipping houses, softball and quality family time outside of work. Shyann earned her B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Dalhousie University. She is also an active promoter of STEM education to girls and young women. She would like to mentor and coach the next generation of female leaders in the future. For more information, please visit www.slb.com.

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Emma Garza Lead Production Accounting Analyst EOG Resources Midland, TX

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mma Garza is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil industry. Emma is a Lead Production Accounting Analyst for EOG Resources.

As one of the largest independent, non-integrated crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States, EOG Resources has made a name for itself throughout the years. With reserves located within the United States, China, Canada, Trinidad and the United Kingdom, EOG’s global presence has a proven track record of success and industry excellence.

Possessing over 24 years of experience, Emma has mentored many and continues mentoring part time. Emma has been in her position with EOG Resources for seven months where she works with the Texas and New Mexico production group. Inducted into the National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Emma maintains affiliation with SPE and enjoys movies, gardening, running and publishing poetry in her spare time. Emma is the eldest daughter of seven children and is very close to her family. She is Native American and hopes to one day start her own youth ministry. For more information, visit Emma on LinkedIn.

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Randa Roberts Ticket Broker and Owner Think Pink Tickets Fayetteville, GA

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anda Roberts is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Entertainment. Randa is a Ticket Broker and Owner of Think Pink Tickets.

Established in September 2013, Think Pink Tickets provides the best priced ticket inventory for the best seats for venues and events worldwide. Inspired by breast cancer research and awareness, Randa has built the company from the bottom up and five percent of the net proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research Foundation for breast cancer research and awareness programs. An entrepreneur at heart, Randa is a true renaissance woman with years of experience in the areas of advertising, blogging, business development, customer service, event management, health and wellness, lifestyle and nutrition, marketing, operations management and social networking. In addition to Think Pink Tickets, Randa is a published author as well as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. The author of “Surviving Cancer: A Caregiver’s Guide to Survival One Step at a Time,” and “Get the Real “Skinny” on Healthy Weight Loss: Commit to a Lifestyle

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Modification and See Results,’” plus her parenting series, “Children Topics from A to Z: A Guide for Tackling Tough Issues,”Randa was inducted into the 2014 NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle. Furthermore, Randa was the recipient of the 2014 WRNW Inspirational Woman of the Year award, a 2010 WebMomz Business Grant Winner, Melaleuca Circle of Influence Award honoree, Melaleuca Director III and was included in the 1988 edition of Who’s Who in America. Outside of work, Randa enjoys outdoor activities, house renovation and flipping and animal rescue. A graduate of the University of Florida, Randa earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She holds additional certificates in Grant Writing and Website Design from Clayton State University and a Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration certificate from both Florida State University and University of West Georgia. To learn more, please visit www.thinkpinktickets.com and www.randaleeroberts.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Entertainment | Performing Arts | Music

Katherine Brown Owner Noteworthy Vocal Studio Waterville, ME

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atherine Brown is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Music. Katherine is the Owner of Noteworthy Vocal Studio.

Katherine Brown was born into a musical family. Her father, a professional jazz guitarist since the age of 15, was courted by Hollywood, but turned them down to marry and begin a family. He then chose to spend his life playing professionally in the state of Maine, teaching guitar lessons at a local music store, and directing a youth choir at his church. Following in her father’s footsteps, Katherine’s passion for music led her, at the age of 36, to open Noteworthy Vocal Studio. At that time, she walked away from a sure career in nursing and towards an uncertain future as a voice instructor with no guarantees of success. Working tirelessly, she dedicated herself to creating a viable, self-sustaining business. Her goal was, and remains to this day, to mine, develop and help students market their musical talent using best pedagogy practices and in doing so pass on her musical heritage to the next generation. With 40 years of performing experience and eighteen years of teaching experience she is secure in her ability to do just that. Specializing in vocal pedagogy, performing arts, teaching and creative writing, Katherine’s achievements also include the following awards: 1980 New England Music Festival Solo-Ensemble Division I Ranking, 1980 National School Choral Award, 1979 Maine All-State Music Festival Division I Ranking, 1978 Maine State Solo and Ensemble Festival Division I Ranking and 1978 MMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival Award. Katherine’s voice training comes from years of private instruction, but she acknowledges that her business savvy

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was learned along the way making her the self-trained professional that she is today. She takes pride in and attributes her studio’s success to her keen ability to build interpersonal relationships. Her philosophy is that everyone learns differently. “You have to see the person sitting right in front of you…study the human being first, and build from there.” In reflecting on her years of teaching, Katherine conveyed many fond memories, but the ones that resonate with her the most are the times she spent working with the underserved youth from The SEED School in Washington, D.C. and The Summer Dreams Program in Boston at her Manitou Mosaic Creative Genius camps. “There’s something magical that happens when you watch ‘music’ level the playing field so that previously invisible youth suddenly become visible to the world.” “It doesn’t get any better than that!” Prior to her music career, Katherine studied at the Maine School of Practical Nursing. Her future goals include entrance into The National Association of Teachers of Singing, adding online webisode education to her current available services, and Katherine is most excited about a new internship program she is developing designed to instruct existing students on how to teach vocal pedagogy and performance, and how to run a music business. It would provide those who are interested in the program with real-time learning opportunities to teach and gain invaluable experience, even before they move on to secure their degree in music. Once their higher education is complete they would then have the option of returning to Noteworthy to become part of Katherine’s nationwide teaching team, using her strong brand as a springboard to launch their own teaching careers. To learn more, go to www.noteworthyvocalstudio.net.

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Keith Baker Artistic Director Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol, PA

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eith Baker is recognized by Continental Who’s Who is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Performing Arts. Keith is the Artistic Director at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Celebrating its 30th season, the Bristol Riverside Theatre is an award-winning Equity theatre in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Producing over 200 performances a year, BRT is uniquely set up in a renovated movie house comprised of pristine sound technology, warm lighting and a 300-seat theatre for all events. An esteemed theatre professional, Keith possesses 55 years of industry experience. At BRT for the past25 years, Keith specializes in arts administration, theatre performance and composition, stage management and the general oversight

of production activities. Additionally, Keith hires designers, manages art-related enterprises and is responsible for all casting initiatives. A two-time Best Actor and Director Carbonell Award recipient, Keith was nominated eleven times as the Best Actor and Director at the Carbonell Awards. A further testament to his success, Keith was selected by the U.S. Government to be an Armenian Theatrical Representative in 2001 and he was nominated six times for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre as well. Throughout the course of his training, Keith attended the University of Freiberg, Neighborhood Playhouse and the Juilliard School. For more information, please visit www.brtstage.org.

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Stephanie Overstreet-Matheny Owner Suburban Jungle, Inc. Louisville, KY

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tephanie Overstreet-Matheny is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her dual role as Owner of Suburban Jungle, Inc. and Independent Skin Care Consultant with Rodan & Fields. A full service landscaping and snow removal business, Suburban Jungle provides an array of lawn care and maintenance services to both residential and commercial properties. Specializing in accounting, client relations, invoicing, scheduling and operations management, Stephanie garners fourteen years of experience owning and operating Suburban Jungle, Inc. She recently became an Independent Consultant for Rodan & Fields over a year ago where she provides the tools and knowledge to help change people’s skin as well as their lives as a whole.

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A member of the Home Owners Association and NAPW, Stephanie maintains affiliation with the Better Business Bureau, local HOA, PTA, Feed the Children, Dare to Care, Habitat for Humanity and Kosair. Aside from the demands of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors and walking on the beach. Throughout the course of her educational career, Stephanie studied Registered Nursing at The Ohio State University. For more information, please visit www.wisebuyingmall.com/suburbanjungleinc and www.smatheny.myrandf.com.

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Stephen E. Williams Entrepreneur and Executive Spring, TX

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n exceptional entrepreneur and executive with extensive professional experience in the banking, insurance, refinery plant management, and the on- and offshore construction industries, Stephen E. Williams has emerged as a true innovator in numerous fields of business. Over the course of his incredibly successful career, which spans over four decades, Stephen has consistently demonstrated the passion, vision, dedication and diligence necessary to be considered among the upper echelon in every industry he has participated in. As a result of his brilliant body of work and the enormous amount of success he has achieved in various industries throughout his entire occupational history, Stephen E. Williams has been accepted and recognized as a Pinnacle Professional in the prestigious network of prominent professionals with Continental Who’s Who.

Stephen is a global high-technology product inventor who holds 28 international, domestic and IP patents. He has also demonstrated an authentic entrepreneurial spirit as he has been responsible for the establishment of four separate companies. A veteran of the United States Navy Special Forces, Stephen served in the military in the mid-to-late 1970s before starting his civilian career as Worldwide Construction Manager for Aquatic International. From there, he moved on to Marathon Oil, spending his first four years with the company in the role of Texas Operations Manager before serving as its President of U.S. Refining for a decade. In 1994, Stephen set his sights on the electrical arena, starting up Circuit Management, Inc., of which he currently serves in the role of Chairman and CEO. Producing products that benefit humanity, the company has proprietary patented technology that identifies and controls eight major electrical problems. The company has the ability to monitor, communicate and control electrical impulses from any wiring system in the world. CMI has total sales and licenses in excess of $18.3 million along with technology costs of $1.87 million. With minimal operating costs, the company functions as a

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developmental think tank for high-level technology for NASA and several other prominent organizations. One of their proprietary patented technologies is known as the CMI breaker device, which is a sensor device that is composed of hardware and software components. This device has the ability to monitor a number of different parameters of an electrical system. The readings the device receives helps it to calculate whether the electrical system is operating within established norms by means of a calibration. The device locates numerous different failure modes related to electrical systems. Once it diagnoses the particular failure mode, the CMI breaker device sends a signal indicating the type of failure before the failure occurs. When it detects a failure condition, the device removes power from the electrical system. A prototype of the device has yielded impressive results when tested on a 9,000-volt system by multiple companies, including Cooper Industries, Allanson International, Florida State University, NASA and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Utilizing the profits of CMI, Stephen established Edison Global Circuits LLC (EGC) in 2009, serving as its Chairman and CEO for six years. The company, which is currently known as Unilectric, has developed, tested and patented a unique and integrated multi-functioning product that is able to be used on a global scale. Responsible for the first integrated turnkey home/business automation product which combines energy management, smart meter hardware and software ecosystem, EGC’s product represents a true quantum leap in cost-effective gateways, making the smart city possible today. While industry giants such as Lucent and Ericsson disclosed that this product would have taken them two years longer and $500-$600 million to build, EGC spent just $18.5 million in the building and development of this highly innovative global infrastructure product. With an estimated value of between $150 and $330 million, according to Foresight Valuations Group, a highly respected group of Stanford Business School professors, the company was sold for an undisclosed amount in 2015. Cont’d next page.

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Stephen has had a career filled with several major accomplishments, including heading an engineering and development team that was established to fill the void between what meter companies have been offering and what utilities companies need to service more than two billion customers. The team, which was comprised of some of the best minds in the industry who invented dozens of products with more than a billion dollars in sales, was highly successful in this endeavor. The result of this project was a revolutionary multi-purpose gateway that enabled automation in homes and businesses across the globe through the provision of Internet, television, cable, banking, security, education and more. This led to the improvement of existing global technology, while also helping to raise whole segments of developing countries out of poverty. Endorsed by the United Nations, this smart country product platform has helped emerging markets around the world, with a combined population of over four billion, to elevate advanced communications, social advancement and improved GDP. Another of Stephen’s outstanding achievements was the development of a first-of-its-kind product for Mexico which possessed numerous first-in-engineering features. The product was so ahead of the curve that it was written into law by the Mexican government, allowing it to own the gateway into homes and businesses as well as to receive money for the service. A well-respected expert in home automation, energy management and communications delivery, Stephen consulted with NASA to help them find electrical shorts in the shuttle and space station programs. After NASA initially found three shorts, Stephen and his team were able to identify over 300 utilizing the new technology that they invented and developed. Stephen has also been responsible for the development and monitoring of annual capital expenditure budgets that exceeded $43 million, while simultaneously reducing all cost structures, increasing plant production by 18 percent, and setting refining records. Additionally, he has worked with engineering research and development divisions at several companies, as well as NASA and some distinguished universities. Those projects involved scouting, evaluating and sourcing external innovation to complement and accelerate company-wide technology advancement.

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In 1995, Stephen acted as an owner/investor, raising $3 million in seed money to start First Community Bank in Pearland, Texas. Along with numerous other branches, the bank was sold to Wells Fargo in 2004 for more than $137 million. Also during his time in the banking industry, Stephen purchased Express Bank in Alvin, Texas from Hall-of-Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan in 2002. Investors in that endeavor received 300-650 percent return on their initial equity investment. Stephen has also experienced a great deal of success in the area of turn-around workouts. He has been responsible for leading numerous successful campaigns to restructure and reorganize corporations, creating in excess of $280 million net revenues through restructuring and refinancing of debt, union negotiation and contract consolidation. Despite the fact that he has accumulated an appreciable amount of his considerable expertise through his vast professional experience, Stephen is also an extensively educated individual who studied Harvard Strategic Business Development for CEOs. In addition, he is a Petroleum Pilot Engineering graduate of American Petroleum College. Further demonstrating his prolific performance as an entrepreneur and executive, Stephen has achieved a variety of accolades. He has served as a member of the President’s Forum and is a guest member of the Baker Institute. Stephen is also a member of the Houston Technology Center and International Society of Financial Mediators. In addition, he is listed on the Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders and in the World Wide Who’s Who registry. With over four decades of sustained success as a pivotal player in multiple industries, it is obvious that Stephen has a clear comprehension of what is required in order to thrive in a professional environment. Despite the fact that he has already experienced a great deal of prosperity throughout his career, Stephen is constantly striving towards further success in both the present and the future. Always identifying opportunities to improve products and services across various industries, Stephen is passionate about leading new teams to find better solutions. He is blessed with the ability to see past numbers and people, which is a vital attribute leading to a company’s future success. Stephen cuts through personal agendas for the overall good of an organization, allowing them to capitalize on growth opportunities. A bona fide visionary and leader, Stephen has consistently created a culture where people are rewarded for their excellence and motivated to work past their beliefs and abilities. Never satisfied with the status quo, he seeks to improve every operation that he becomes a part of and commits himself fully to ensure that those goals are met. Stephen E. Williams can serve as an inspiration to us all when it comes to focusing on a task and getting the job done.

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In his role, Stephen is in the process of seeking C-suite and corporate board positions or high-level turnarounds in order to provide assistance to companies in the telecommunications, electronic design or manufacturing industries. A true pioneer and leader, he wishes to bring prospective companies to the next level through his philosophy of doing what is best for the company to »ensure that everything else will fall into place.


CWW Featured Member Environmental Services

Rob Moir, PhD President and Executive Director Ocean River Institute Cambridge, MA

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ob Moir, Ph.D is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Environmental Services. Rob is the President and Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. The Ocean River Institute is proud to announce their unique partnership with Bakdrop in an effort to support ocean conservation through a new sock launch. All proceeds will go towards conservation and education of ocean life. To purchase a pair, please visit www.bakdrop.com/products/ ocean-river-institute-crew-socks. The Ocean River Institute provides individuals and groups with specific opportunities to make a difference saving wildlife, protecting ecosystems, and practicing stewardship. Save Fish and Fishing Communities is ORI’s campaign to gain more funding for the nation’s fisheries councils when Magnuson-Steven Fisheries Management Act is reauthorized. Save Herring and Forage Fish is a campaign to recognize blue-back herring as an endangered species and to take an ecosystem-based management approach to fish herring sustainably. Save Our Oceans from Nitrogen Pollution is a campaign that addresses the worst pollutant of oceans. Nitrogen feeds harmful algal blooms that cause fish kills and ocean dead zones. Together We Can Better Manage Oceans is a collaborative effort to engage, educate and broad constituencies supportive of comprehensive management of ocean waters. ORI’s newest campaign is to establish the Cape Cod Right Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

With over thirty 35 of experience, Dr. Moir has acquired a multitude of knowledge throughout his illustrious career. He specializes in environmental science, issues, and awareness, as well as science education, conservation issues, community outreach, sustainability, advocacy and more. Dr. Moir works with local, regional and international groups to maintain a network of partners and provides them with resources and services to aid in the maximization of their impact to help save the environment. A Switzer Environmental Fellow and the recipient of the James Centorino Award by the National Marine Educators Association, Dr. Moir has been a leader of efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor. He is a member of the Environmental Entrepreneurs E2, The Coastal Society, National Marine Educators Association, Marine Technology Society, Harvard Museums of Natural History, Essex County Ornithology Club, River Management Society, and Conservation Biology Society. Dr. Moir earned both his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and M.S.T., in Science Teaching and Environmental Management from the Antioch New England Graduate School at Antioch University, along with a B.A. in Natural Sciences from Hampshire College. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Ecology from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

For more information, please visit www.oceanriver.org.

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Barbara A. Weller CEO Etelligent, Inc. Bothell, WA

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arbara A. Weller is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Event Planning field.

Weller’s professional title is CEO at Etelligent, Inc. — doing business under the name of NW Wedding Directory — which serves as a directory of wedding provides for bridal shoppers. She has served in this role since 2005 and brings expertise in advertising, eCommerce, social media marketing and web design, to her role. “The NW Wedding directory is your most complete local resource to help you find everything you need for planning your wedding,” the directory’s website states. “From reception venues, to photographers, caterers, to florists we have all of the listings in your local area to simplify planning your dream wedding day.” “The highly skilled and professional staff at The NW Wedding Directory have the combined industry experience of over 35 years in the Seattle, Portland and Spokane

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areas,” the website continues. “Each member of our team has unique expertise in areas of marketing and business promotion, with an emphasis on niche marketing and the wedding industry. We’re locally based in Kirkland, Washington, and sensitive to local marketplace trends and the wedding needs of both brides and providers that are unique to the Pacific Northwest.” Prior to establishing The NW Wedding Directory, Weller served as the Advertising Sales Manager at GTE Directories for six years, and then assumed a role as a Marketing Executive at Contacts Influential, where she worked for four years. Weller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. To further her professional development, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and her local chamber of commerce. When not working, she supports foster children and the American Rescue Team of horses and dogs. To learn more, visit www.nwweddingdirectory.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Event Planning

Carol Relph Events Manager Mass Insight Stoneham, MA

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arol Relph is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Event Planning field. Relph’s professional title is Events Manager at Mass Insight, which specializes in Educational Services. She has worked in this role for the past four years and brings over 30 years of experience, as well as expertise in administration, customer service, event management, event planning, leadership, program management, organizational management and strategic planning, to her role. “Mass Insight Education (MIE) is a national nonprofit at the forefront of education reform dedicated to transforming public schools into high-performing organizations and closing the achievement gap through bold district restructuring and rigorous academic programs,” the nonprofit’s website states. “Our focus is on improving student achievement and increasing college success through our College Success program in Massachusetts and our School Turnaround work in districts across the country.” As part of her role, Relph “provides advanced administrative support for MIE’s President and CEO, and manages event planning and special projects across the organization,” the nonprofit’s website states.

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“I am a highly organized and detail-oriented administrator with great experience and demonstrated skills in event planning,” Relph said. “I am a strong team player who works collaboratively with senior corporate executives, sales staff, conference participants, guest speakers, vendors, hotel staff, convention services personnel and internal technical staff.” Prior to joining the team at Mass Insight, Relph worked as a corporate even planner for the likes of Apollo Computer, Hewlett-Packard, World Congress, LLC and Progress Software. To further her professional development, Relph is a member of Meeting Planners International and the National Association of Professional Women, which named her as a member of the VIP Woman of the Year Circle. When not working, Relph supports the Neighbor Brigade and Best Friends Animals No Kill Shelter. She also enjoys reading and visiting family in Ireland. Relph dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her mother, May Relph. For more information, visit www.massinsight.org.

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Veronica J. King, SPHR Senior Director, Human Resources Blount Fine Foods Fall River, MA

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eronica J. King SPHR, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Food and Beverage. Veronica is the Senior Director, Human Resources with Blount Fine Foods.

Blount Fine Foods is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of premium, handcrafted soups, entrées, sauces and side dishes for retail and foodservice, and the market leader in fresh retail soups, a category the company pioneered. Family-owned and operated for five generations, Blount’s product offering includes full lines of organic and gluten-free soups and sides. The company’s award-winning and state-of-the-art production facilities showcase its commitment to energy conservation and sustainable business practices. Veronica has had many roles in manufacturing, starting on the production floor and working into progressively more responsible positions over her career. She has developed unique insights into business from her multiple roles, developing a well-rounded perspective of food manufacturing and distribution and those doing this challenging work. Coming from a blue collar background, she states that her collar is “powder blue,” thankful for the work ethic she learned from her hard working parents. Veronica has been with Blount Fine Foods for 18 years, hired as Director of Logistics, then promoted into her role as Head of Human Resources. In this position for 13 years, Veronica is responsible for collaborating with executives and the management team to develop and implement corporate HR strategies.

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Specializing in compensation and benefit plan design, employee engagement, performance management, leadership development, workshop facilitation and more. She has managed a number of acquisitions, successfully on-boarding teams of employees with excitement ensuring not only the employee’s success but meeting the business demands. Veronica flourishes in her role as Senior Director for Human Resources. A member of SHRM, NEEBC and AIM, Veronica was recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year. For a number of years she served on the Business Council of the South Coast Hospital Group, her last role as Chair of the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” fund raising event for the South Coast Center for Cancer Care. Outside of work, Veronica enjoys time with family and friends, gardening and yard work, walks on the beach and in the woods, as well as involvement in her faith community. She attends First Baptist Church where she in involved with »the Sisterhood an encouraging supportive Women’s group, she has also served as Moderator, Deacon, and as Director of the Sunday School program and Vacation Bible School programs. She is also a supporter of Teen Challenge a program of faith based recovery, Compassion International, Rhode Trip and St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Throughout the course of her education and training, Veronica attended Bryant University where she studied Human Resource Management attaining her SPHR, Business Administration, Management and Operations. To learn more, please visit www.blountfinefoods.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Funeral Services

Rev. Sandra A. Johnson Manager and Funeral Director Cobbs Funeral Chapels Valley Stream, NY

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ev. Sandra A. Johnson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Funeral Services industry.

Rev. Johnson’s professional title is Manager and Funeral Director at Cobbs Funeral Chapels, which specializes in pre-planning and funeral services. She has worked in this role for the past six years, and brings extensive expertise in the area of supporting families though the funeral process, to her role. “Cobbs Funeral Chapels is a family-owned firm founded by the late Winston H.B. Cobbs Sr. in 1963,” the funeral home’s website states. “Humanitarian and neighborhood philanthropist ,he was driven by his community, namely East Elmhurst in Queens, New York. His legacy and commitment to families continues after extensive renovation and upgrades of the facility by his son and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Winston H.B. Cobbs Jr. At Cobbs Funeral Chapels, we understand, we care and we consider it a privilege to serve you as you prepare to honor and celebrate your loved one.”

Rev. Johnson’s job duties include serving families during their time of need, consultations conveniently scheduled in-home, and providing education seminars and pre-planning services for both individuals and organizations. In addition to her work with Cobbs Funeral Chapels, Rev. Johnson serves as an Associate Minister at QCC/Destiny Cathedral. She attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 2005, where she studied Mortuary Science, and then completed courses in Biblical and Theological Studies at Nyack College in 2016. To further her professional development, Rev. Johnson is a member of her local Kiwanis Club and the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, she enjoys reading the Bible and other spiritual books, as well as various pampering-related activities. Rev. Johnson dedicates this recognition to her parents, Dory and Consuello Timberlake, and to her husband, Samuel Johnson. To learn more, please visit www.cobbsfuneralchapels.com.

Government

Cynthia K. Anderson Division Manager and Director of Chicago Collections Illinois Department of Revenue Chicago, IL

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ynthia K. Anderson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Government Administration. Cynthia is the Division Manager and Director of Chicago Collections with the Illinois Department of Revenue.

The Illinois Department of Revenue serves as the tax collection agency for state government and for local governments. The department regulates the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The department also oversees local property tax assessments, and functions as the funding agent for the Illinois Housing Development Authority. As Director of Collections, Cynthia is responsible for collections for the state of Illinois, and she works closely with project management, oversight of bankruptcies, the sale unit, as well as liquor and gaming licenses. She is a

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member of the National Association of Professional Women, and is involved with her local church, public radio, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Art Institute of Chicago. A testament to her success, Cynthia was honored with the title of Woman of The Year by NAPW, and has chosen to dedicate this recognition in memory of her parents, Wilbert D. Anderson and Dolores Anderson for their love and support. Aside from the demands of work, Cynthia enjoys history, reading, travel, knitting, quilting, and making jewelry. Cynthia received her Master’s degree in Computer Science from De Paul University, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To learn more, please visit www.revenue.state.il.us.

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Araceli Ruiz Board Assistant Riverside First District Riverside, CA

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raceli Ruiz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Government. Araceli is a Board Assistant with the Company of Riverside First District.

Home to nearly 450,000 residents, the Riverside First District caters to the cities of Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and Riverside. Additionally, the district also extends to cover the unincorporated communities of DeLuz, Gavilan Hills, Good Hope, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews, LaCresta, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Spring Hills, Temescal Valley, Tenaja, Warm Springs, and Woodcrest.

Possessing fifteen years of experience, Araceli has been in this position for two years where she specializes in environmental and women’s issues, policy analysis and organizational management. A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Riverside Latino Network, Commission for Women and Environmental Collaborative, Araceli enjoys camping, hiking, sports and being with family in her free time. Throughout the course of her educational career, Araceli graduated from California Baptist University with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. For more information, please visit www.rivcodistrict1.org.

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Christine Giangrasso Secretary Water and Sewer Department for the town of Lloyd Highland, NY

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Christine Giangrasso as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Administration.

In her current role, Giangrasso performs secretarial and administrative duties for the Highland Water District; specifically, she is the main Secretary of the Water and Sewer Department for the town of Lloyd, located in Ulster County, New York. Her main duties include clerical work and being a liaison between the residents of the town of Lloyd, and the Department officials.

Water District for over five years now. Her professional areas of expertise include; administration, customer service, community outreach, event planning, management and public relations. To further her professional development, Giangrasso is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and was even awarded the title of VIP Woman of the Year by the organization. She is also the Highland Rotary Club President, and is so dedicated to the club that she even pledged $10,000 in life insurance to help support it.

Additionally, Giangrasso works as a secretary for the law firm of DiStasi Moriello and Murphy Law, PLLC, also located in Highland, New York. The firm was started in 1980, and focuses on various types of law, including; Municipal Bonds, Wills, Estates, Commercial Collections, Foreclosures, Real Estate, Criminal Law, Business Law, and more.

Bjarne Mikkelsen, a former colleague of Giangrasso’s, says that, “Christine is a very well organized lady whose involvement in Rotary International is very much appreciated.”

Giangrasso has been with DiStasi Moriello and Murphy Law for over 14 years, and has worked for the Highland

For more information about the Highland Water District, or to contact Christine, visit: www.townoflloyd.com.

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Giangrasso is also highly active in her community, and supports local causes. She dedicates this recognition to her mentor, Joseph M. Moriello, Esq., one of the founding partners of the law firm where she works.

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CWW Member Profiles Government

Kimberlee Morgan IS Security and Audit Manager Lane County Springfield, OR

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imberlee Morgan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Government Relations. Kimberlee is the IS Security and Audit Manager with Lane County.

Comprised of 4,620 miles ranging across the breathtaking Oregon coast to the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Lane County is Oregon’s fourth most populous county and the cities of Eugene and Springfield comprise the third largest metropolitan area in the state.

Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year for her successes, Kimberlee maintains affiliation with the Technical Association of Oregon, Western Energy Institute, Food for Lane County and United Way. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking, enjoys watching baseball, basketball and swimming. A graduate of Oregon State University, Kimberlee earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications. For more information, please visit www.lanecounty.org.

In this capacity for 11 years, Kimberlee is well versed in the areas of cyber security, employee relations, leadership, program development and implementation; as well as overall management of audits and compliance.

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Lisa Gloster Program Analyst U.S. Department of State and Foreign Service Annandale, VA

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isa Gloster is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Government Services. Lisa is a Program Analyst for the US Department of State and Foreign Service. The mission of the US Department of State and Foreign Service is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world in order to foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people as well as people throughout the globe. Possessing over twenty 25 of experience, Lisa works closely in the areas of: analysis, budgets, contract management and negotiation, government contracting, procurement, program management, leadership, quality management and security.

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Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Lisa maintains affiliation with NATO and DEA. She holds certification as a Black Belt Six Sigma, Certified Acquisition Specialist and Project Management Professional (PMP). Throughout the course of her studies, Lisa attained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. She then went on to complete her M.B.A. in Business Administration/ National and International Contractual Law at American University. For more information, please visit www.state.gov.

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Anat Zelmanovich, MD OB/GYN Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health New York, NY

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nat Zelmanovich, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Healthcare field.

Dr. Zelmanovich serves as an OB/GYN at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health. She has worked in her current position for three years, and brings seven years of practice experience, as well as expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, preventative care, minimally invasive surgery and women’s health, to her role. “As New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, Northwell Health’s mission is to improve the health of our communities,” the health system’s website states. “Our focus is on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and after-care services to all those we serve. Our goal is to be a national health care leader, committed to excellence, compassion and improving the health of the community.” Dr. Zelmanovich earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from Binghamton University.

She then went on to complete her Medical degree from Tel Aviv University. Following completion of her medical degree, Dr. Zelmanovich completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and was promoted to Chief Resident during her years spent there. She also served as a Research Technician at New York University from 2002-2005. To further her professional development, Dr. Zelmanovich is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Medical Women’s Association. In recognition of her work in the field, she has been named to Leading Physicians of the World, and was awarded the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Resident Teaching Award as well as the Julia Zelmanovich M.D. Memorial Award for Medical Excellence and the Ovarian Cancer Award. When not working, Dr. Zelmanovich enjoys ballroom dancing and practicing yoga. She dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her sister, Julia Zelmanovich, M.D. For more information, visit www.northwell.edu.

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Mark Philip Weintraub, MD Urologist Urologist Partners Allentown, FL

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ark Philip Weintraub, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2017 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Weintraub is an Urologist at Urologist Partners.

With a staff comprised of the most compassionate and experienced physicians, Urologist Partners provides the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art advanced healthcare technology by utilizing patient centered and innovative treatment methods. In the healthcare industry for twenty 26, Dr. Weintraub has been in this position for seven years where he specializes

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in all facets of urology and urologic cancer surgery. Prior to being at Urology Partners, Dr. Weintraub served four years active duty in the U.S. Navy before retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Board Certified through the American Board of Urology, Dr. Weintraub is a member of the American Urological Association, American Medical Association, Florida Urological Society and the Manatee County Medical Society. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Weintraub completed his Residency at Tulane University. To learn more, please visit www.urology-partners.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare | Medicine

Alain D. Hyman, MD Partner and Director of Clinical Services New York Medical Imaging Associates New York, NY

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Imaging. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hyman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYMI Associates is a community-based diagnostic radiology practice providing patients with first class imaging services with the help of state of the art imaging equipment.

Moreover, Dr. Hyman is also a Founding Member of the Emergency Coalition to Save Cancer Imaging, which he established in 2009. Recognized by Leading Physicians of the World for his success, he is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, the Radiological Society of North America and the New York State Radiological Society.

lain D. Hyman, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Hyman is a Partner and Director of Clinical Services with New York Medical Imaging Associates.

A physician for over 40 years, Dr. Hyman’s areas of expertise include diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology, cross sectional imaging, medical education and more. He is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with additional qualification in Neuroradiology and Cross Sectional

Dr. Hyman earned his Medical degree from the University of Montpellier following his Bachelor’s degree from Lycee Francais of New York. To learn more, please visit www.nymiassociates.com.

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Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR Chairman of Radiology University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, TN

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aura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Findeiss is the Chairman of Radiology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The region’s only academic medical center, Magnet® recognized hospital and Level I Trauma Center, the University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 609-bed facility serving the community with top tier healthcare services. Amassing 11 years of experience, Dr. Findeiss is responsible for providing timely and compassionate care as well as maintaining education programs for the university. Her current duties include the oversight of the radiology department, consulting with physicians and staff and providing innovative, high quality imaging services. Specializing in internal medicine, interventional radiology and medical imaging, Dr. Findeiss is a member of the

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American Heart Association, American College of Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiology and NAPW. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year, Dr. Findeiss attained her Medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her Residency at the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology along with her American Board of Radiology Certificate of Added Qualification from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Possessing certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation through ARDMS, Dr. Findiess began her educational career with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University. Looking into the future, Dr. Findeiss’ goals are continued growth and success within the radiology department at the medical center. For more information, please visit www.utmck.edu.

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Andrea C. Randall, MD, FACOG OB/GYN, Patient Care, Public Speaking Eisenhower Medical Associates Palm Springs, CA

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Andrea C. Randall, M.D., FACOG, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Medical field.

With extensive expertise in obstetrics and gynecology as well as patient care and public speaking, Dr. Randall has been a member of the team at Eisenhower Medical Associates for over five years. Her resume touts an impressive 13 total years in the medical field. “I went into medicine because I’ve always been fascinated with the human body and wanted to know how and why it worked,” Dr. Randall said on the clinic website. “I also wanted to do something where relationships with people were important, and medicine seemed to be the perfect blend of both.” Dr. Randall earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of California at Irvine. She went on to

earn her Medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago Medical School. She then completed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. To further her professional development, Dr. Randall is a Fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is also affiliated with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. “Many milestones are celebrated throughout a woman’s life and I am blessed that my patients invite me to share these milestones with them,” Dr. Randall continued. “In gynecology, I am able to care for women at different and often unique moments in their lives.” When not working, Dr. Randall enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family. She dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her mother, Christine A. Randall. For more information, visit www.emc.org.

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Dortha T. Chu, MD, PhD, FACS Breast Cancer and Benign Breast Surgeon/Chair of Surgery Dortha T. Chu, M.D., Mercy Medical Center Merced, CA

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ortha T. Chu, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Chu is a Breast Cancer and Benign Breast Surgeon/Chair of Surgery at Dortha T. Chu, M.D., Mercy Medical Center. Catering to local residents across a spectrum of medical services, Mercy Medical Center strives to provide quality, affordable health care to the surrounding community through compassionate and collaborative care. Amassing eight years of hands-on experience, Dr. Chu treated a variety of general surgical problems including hernias, gallstones, and hemorrhoids; however, she now focuses primarily in oncology with breast cancer patients. Constantly adding to her list of her services as new

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technologies become available, Dr. Chu provides the most up-to-date surgical treatments personalized to the needs of each patient. A Board Certified General Surgeon, Dr. Chu is an esteemed member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Merced/Mariposa County Medical Association and Merced Sunrise Rotary. Outside of work, Dr. Chu enjoys playing piano, cooking and traveling. Dr. Chu graduated from Washington University with both her Medical degree and Doctorate in Immunology. She then completed her General Surgery training at the University of California- San Diego. To learn more, please visit www.dorthachumd.com.

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Arthur C. Fleischer, MD Medical Director of Sonography Nashville, TN

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rthur C. Fleischer, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Medical field.

Dr. Fleischer serves as the Medical Director of Sonography. His areas of expertise include sonographic imaging, especially of gynecological diseases and cancer. In addition, he works on clinical research and sonographic theranostics. He brings over 40 years of field experience to his role. “Being in the right place at the right time has been the key to my success,” Dr. Fleischer said. “I am grateful to those who have directed and supported me.” Additionally, Dr. Fleischer holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and is a Professor of Radiology and Radiology Sciences and OB-GYN. Dr. Fleischer has contributed a number of published works to several different medical journals, including over 200 papers. He has also written 22 books throughout the course of his career. One of the 22 books is a leading book in OB/ultrasound imaging, titled: “Sonography in OB/GYN: Principles and Practice, 7th Edition.” In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field, Dr. Fleischer earned the following honors and awards: 2015 Lifetime Service Award from the American Board of Radiology; 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Medical College of Georgia; 2005 Frank H. Boehm Award for Contribution to Continuing Medical Education by

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; 2002 CANDLE Award from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine for excellence in medical student education. Prior to starting his career, Dr. Fleischer earned his Medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, and attended Emory University from 1970-1973. He is Board certified in Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology; Fellow of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound; a current member and former President of the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Imaging; and previously served on Board of Governors for American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Fleischer’s advice to those entering the medical field is to “be open to new challenges and ideas that involve both diagnosis and therapy (’theranostics’). Take a personalized approach and there is blurring of lines, of diagnoses and of therapies.” In looking to the future, Dr. Fleischer hopes to provide support and guidance to young investigators and provide clinical excellence. Dr. Fleischer dedicates this recognition to his mother, Lucille Fleischer, J.D., who inspired him to be the best in academics. For more information, visit www.vanderbilthealth.edu.

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Carol A. Beals, MD President and Owner The Beals Institute Grand Ledge, MI

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arol A. Beals, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Beals is the President and Owner of The Beals Institute.

Specializing in maximizing patient convenience and overall health solutions, the Beals Institute was founded on the basis of delivering first class quality and state of the art health care for arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, and osteopathic manipulative treatment. A physician for over 40 years, Dr. Beals opened the Beals Institute in 1981. Recognized as a 2015 Top Physician in America, Dr. Beals strives for success through her comprehensive approach to medicine at her specialty

institute. In addition to clinical research studies, the Beals Institute is comprised of a clinical center, x-ray division, laboratory, infusion center and bone density center. To keep up with the latest in the industry, Dr. Beals is a member of the AMA, ACR, ACIM and NAPW. Locally, she is a Board Member with the Lansing Symphony and a Founding Member of the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Reflecting on the course of her education and training, Dr. Beals earned her M. D., Internal Medicine and Rheumatology from Michigan State University. To learn more, please visit www.bealsinstitute.com.

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Bruce Jay Brovender, MD, FAAP Pediatrician Global Pediatrics Scarsdale, NY

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ruce Jay Brovender, M.D., F.A.A.P., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Brovender is a Pediatrician at Global Pediatrics. Serving families of New York City since 1980, the staff at Global Pediatrics possess a true passion for helping children and working with families. Viewing their patients as extended family, the physicians and support staff at Global Pediatrics ensure the utmost comfort and care for each child that comes through their doors. In the industry for over three decades, Dr. Brovender has been in practice at Global Pediatrics for seventeen years. Specializing in all aspects of pediatrics, his additional areas of expertise include asthma, bronchitis, croup epilepsy, skin diseases and performing various surgeries.

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Recognized as a 2016 Top Doctor, Dr. Brovender also provides hearing tests and administering vaccinations. In addition to practice, he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. An esteemed member of the American Medical Association and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Brovender earned his Medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna in Italy. He then completed his Internship at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. To learn more, please visit www.globalpediatrics.com.

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Christopher P. Hanson, MD Ophthalmologist Southern Alberta Eye Center and Rockyview General Hospital Calgary, AB, Canada

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hristopher P. Hanson, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Hanson is an Ophthalmologist in practice at Southern Alberta Eye Center and Rockyview General Hospital.

Recognized by Leading Physicians of the World for his reputation of excellence, Dr. Hanson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, cooking and music.

Attributing his success on good mentors, superior training and good role models, Dr. Hanson has been in the healthcare industry for eight years. He has been in his current role for three years where he specializes in all aspects of ophthalmology. In addition to providing comprehensive patient care, Dr. Hanson is also a popular instructor for medical residents.

For more information, please visit www.southernalbertaeyecenter.com.

Throughout the course of his education and training, Dr. Hanson attained his Medical degree from the University of Alberta.

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Heng Jiang, MD Anesthesiologist West Jersey Anesthesia Associates Mount Laurel, NJ

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eng Jiang, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Jiang is an Anesthesiologist at West Jersey Anesthesia Associates. The team at West Jersey Anesthesia Associates are dedicated to providing patients with superior anesthetic care throughout an array of long term health care benefits and solutions. An esteemed anesthesiologist amassing over thirty years of experience, Dr. Jiang specializes in providing first class anesthetic care and complementing overall patient well-being. Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, she has been with West Jersey Anesthesia Associates since 2001.

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To keep abreast of the latest advancements in healthcare, Dr. Jiang is a member of the American Medical Association and American Society of Anesthesiologists. Outside of work, she enjoys Chinese folk dancing and photography. Dr. Jiang graduated from Beijing University School of Medicine (aka Beijing Medical University) with her Medical degree. She then went on to complete her Residency at a Columbia teaching hospital and Internship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. To learn more, please visit www.healthgrades.com.

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Douglas W. Kress, MD Chief of Pediatric Dermatology Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

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ouglas W. Kress, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Kress is the Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Catering to children within nine floors of both inpatient and outpatient care areas, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers family-centered care throughout an array of medical specialties and sub-specialties. An esteemed physician garnering 15 years of medical experience, Dr. Kress is an expert in all facets of pediatric dermatology. Board Certified in Dermatology, Dr. Kress is just one of only two dermatologists in the region possessing board certification in the sub-specialty of pediatric dermatology. In addition to his clinical work, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

The author over 20 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, Dr. Kress can be found speaking at international public lectures on various dermatological topics in his free time. Recognized as a Top Doctor in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, he is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and the Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology. Upon receipt of his Medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Kress went on to complete his Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by his Residency and Fellowship Training at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit www.chp.edu.

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John M. Pohl, MD Radiologist Synergy Radiology Associates Sugar Land, TX

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ohn M. Pohl, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Pohl is a Radiologist at Synergy Radiology Associates.

Home to over 60 Board Certified Radiologists, Synergy Radiology Associates was formed in 2011. Since its inception, it has grown to become one of Houston’s premier radiology groups with hospital affiliates throughout the region. In the industry for nearly 30 years, Dr. Pohl has been in private practice in Houston since 1999. Specializing in multiple facets of Diagnostic Radiology, he is a heavily regarded physician with a strong focus on patient-centered and compassionate care.

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A member of ACR and RSNA, Dr. Pohl is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology through the American Board of Radiology and enjoys science fiction in his free time. On being successful, his advice to those entering the field is to “Follow your passion. Treat others how you want to be treated.” Following receipt of his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Pohl completed both his Internship and Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. For more information, please visit www.synergyrad.org.

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Gregory J. Lawler, DO Physician Bergen Pain Management Parsippany, NJ

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Gregory J. Lawler, DO, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Healthcare field.

Dr. Lawler is a Physician at Bergen Pain Management, a practice specializing in pain management solutions. He brings expertise in anesthesiology, pain medicine and management, as well as 23 years of experience in the field. “The keys to my success are having flexibility and an open mind as well as listening to patients,” Dr. Lawler said. According to its website, Bergen Pain Management was “voted one of the best rehabilitation, medical care and pain management providers to New Jersey’s legal community for 2015 by New Jersey Law Journal.” The office is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, United Kingdom.

Additionally, the mission statement of Bergen Pain Management reads as follows: “Bergen Pain Management center is dedicated to decreasing pain in a minimally evasive fashion, educating patients and their families about their disease, and explaining current and future treatment modalities, and caring for patients and their families in an environment that is both high in quality and delivered with dignity and respect.” Dr. Lawler earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he graduated from the 101st graduating class. In addition to working at the practice, Dr. Lawler is a Professor of Medicine at Touro College. He dedicates this recognition to his parents. For more information, visit www.bergenpain.com.

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Jennifer L. Emmett, MD Physician Emmett Plastic Surgery Lone Tree, CO

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ennifer L. Emmett, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Emmett is a Physician at Emmett Plastic Surgery.

An esteemed physician with years of experience, Dr. Emmett operates out of her private practice in Lone Tree, Colorado. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, she specializes in all facets of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeries. A member of the American Plastic Surgery Association and the National Association of Professional Women, Dr. Emmett is known for her first class patient care and she is one of just a few surgeons in the country who have

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completed 12 months of aesthetic surgery training. With the combination of both her knowledge and experience, Dr. Emmett is currently involved in several clinical and research projects pertaining to face, breast and body contouring procedures. Throughout the course of her education and training, Dr. Emmett earned her Medical degree from the University of Texas and completed her General Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado. She underwent additional Plastic Surgery Training at the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For more information or to book a free consultation, please visit www.denverfaceandbody.com.

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Jeffrey G. Priest, MD Medical Director Central Utah Surgical Center Springville, UT

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anesthesia professionals in the latest intravenous anesthesia techniques and the benefits of ultra-short-acting opioids.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Dr. Priest has been in this role for 18 years where he specializes in all facets of general anesthesiology and management. Prior to his career in private practice medicine, he was in the U.S. Army for 15 years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to working at the surgical center, Dr. Priest is a faculty member at Mylan Specialty and has been educating many

Throughout the course of his education and training, Dr. Priest earned his Medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Chemistry from Brigham Young University.

effrey G. Priest, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Priest is the Medical Director at Central Utah Surgical Center and is a managing partner of his anesthesia group.

Recognized by Leading Physicians of the World for his medical excellence, Dr. Priest is a member of SAS and enjoys astronomy and playing piano and organ in his free time.

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Dr. Edward C. Fetherolf, MD Ophthalmologist 20/20 and Beyond Osprey, FL

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r. Edward C. Fetherolf, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Prominent Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as an Ophthalmologist with 20/20 and Beyond. Amassing over t35 years of experience in ophthalmology, Dr. Fetherolf is an esteemed ophthalmologist specializing in all facets of general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and implants; as well as cosmetic and eyelid surgeries. In this capacity, he provides all levels of eye care from eye examinations »with fitting of glasses and contact lenses, to medical, surgical and laser treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal problems and other eye diseases. Dr. Fetherolf is especially skilled at treating cataracts with surgery. His goal is not only to rehabilitate the visual function of the eye through cataract removal, but to correct vision from a refractive standpoint and reduce the need for glasses.

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Through the use of new technologies such as microincisional surgery with Alcon’s Infinity System, astigmatism reduction with STAAR Toric intraocular lenses and limbal relaxing incisions, and multifocal implants such as ReSTOR AND ReZoom, he blends cataract surgery with refractive surgery to give patients the best vision without glasses that he can provide. Reflecting on his educational career, Dr. Fetherolf earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed Doctoral Studies at Temple University Medical School. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Boston University in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. Following receipt of his Medical degree, Dr. Fetherolf completed his internship at Abington Memorial Hospital and residency program at St. Francis General Hospital. He then completed a fellowship at one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai Hospital. To learn more, please visit www.2020andbeyond.com.

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Jenny Atas, MD, FACEP Physician Detroit Medical Center Detroit, MI

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enny Atas, M.D., FACEP, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Doctor of 2017. Dr. Atas is a Physician at Detroit Medical Center.

Providing an array of medical services throughout nine world-class specialty hospitals, the Detroit Medical Center is known for its exceptional healthcare services as well as their unmatched quality of care to the community. A heavily trained and knowledgeable physician garnering over twenty years of hands on experience, Dr. Atas utilizes her expertise in disaster care, emergency medical services, public health and special event planning. She has served as the chief medical officer from events ranging from the NFL’s Super Bowl, MLB’s All-Star game, Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix and the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon. Dr. Atas currently serves as the medical director

for Region 2 South Healthcare Coalition and in this role, oversees the preparedness efforts of 35 hospitals and 85 EMS agencies. An esteemed Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and member of the International Women’s Leadership Association, Dr. Atas attained her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine followed by residencies at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin. Looking into the future, Dr. Atas has considered practicing medicine in a less fortunate country upon retirement. Until then, she will continue to provide first class medical services with utmost quality and compassion. For more information, please visit www.dmc.org.

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Kristin S. Held, MD Ophthalmologist Stone Oak Ophthalmology San Antonio, TX

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ristin S. Held, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional. Dr. Held is an Ophthalmologist at Stone Oak Ophthalmology.

A full-service eye care practice, the physicians and staff at Stone Oak Ophthalmology help enhance vision and eye health for patients throughout the greater San Antonio area. A physician with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Held is a passionate ophthalmologist with over thirty years of industry experience. Specializing in all facets of ophthalmology, she has additional expertise seeing patients with cataracts and glaucoma; as well as performing various surgeries including LASIK eye surgery. Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Held was honored with the 2016 Top Doctor Award. When asked about her career, Dr. Held says she views ophthalmology as “a

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wonderful combination of medicine and technology,” and having always loved math, optics and physics, she utilizes all three factors in her everyday work. The author of several medical papers and related book chapters, Dr. Held’s advice to those entering the industry is “listen to your patients, be 100 percent devoted to your patients, be a perfectionist, be on the cutting edge of technology.” Taking her father’s advice, Dr. Held also states “there is no room for error.” Dr. Held graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio with her Medical degree. She then went on to pursue an Internship in Internal Medicine, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. To learn more, please visit www.stoneoakeyes.com.

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Nanette B. Oscherwitz, MD Cardiologist Community Heart and Vascular Physicians Carmel, IN

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Nanette B. Oscherwitz, M.D., as a Pinnacle Professional Member in recognition of her contributions to the Medical field.

Dr. Oscherwitz has served as a cardiologist since 1997, according to her bio from Community Heart and Vascular Physicians, where she has practiced for the past 14 years. She is “experienced in echocardiography, including transesophageal echocardiography, stress testing, Holter monitoring and diagnostic cardiac catheterizations.” She also works with Maternal-Fetal Medicine and OB to provide cardiovascular care for high-risk pregnant women. Prior to joining the team at Community Heart and Vascular Physicians, Dr. Oscherwitz completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Occidental College, with honors. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, her residency at Loyola University Medical Center and began her cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City/St. Luke’s Hospital/ Truman Medical Center and completed it at University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dr. Oscherwitz has worked at a number of practices, including the Wisconsin Cardiovascular Group, the Kansas City Heart Group, Heart Health PA and Cotton O’Neil/Stormont Vail Cardiology. She held the position of Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Cushing Memorial Hospital from 1998-2002. Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Oscherwitz currently holds a license to practice medicine in Indiana, but previously held licenses in Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin. She has amassed several honors over the course of her career, including the Outstanding Young Woman in America Award from her medical school. She is also a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, was part of her medical school honors pharmacology class and was recently named a VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, Dr. Oscherwitz enjoys spending time with her three sons, traveling with her husband and playing tennis. She also serves on the Wellness Committee for the Carmel Clay School District. For more information, visit www.ecommunity.com.

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Julie R. Brahmer, MD Oncologist Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore, MD

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ulie R. Brahmer, MD, MSc, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Brahmer is an Oncologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Medicine is a multi- billion dollar global health enterprise that is home to six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and thirty nine primary and specialty care outpatient sites. Inspired to enter medicine when her grandfather was diagnosed with lymphoma, Dr. Brahmer has been in practice for over fifteen years. Board Certified in

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Oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Brahmer works in the areas of medical oncology and lung cancer on a daily basis. A member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association for Cancer Research, Dr. Brahmer is a Founding Board Member for the National Lung Cancer Partnership and is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Lung Cancer Research Fund and LUNGevity. Throughout the course of her education and medical training, Dr. Brahmer attained her Medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. To learn more, please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org.

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Joseph M. Forrester, MD Founder and Director Critical Care & Pulmonary Consultants Warren, CO

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Joseph M. Forrester, M.D., as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Medical field.

Dr. Forrester is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine. He earned his Medical degree from Wayne State University, completed his internship, residency and chief residency at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a Fellowships at the University of Colorado. At Critical Care & Pulmonary Consultants, Dr. Forrester serves as the Founder and Director and utilizes his expertise in adult pulmonology disorders, intensive care patient management, comprehensive hospitalist care, and sleep medicine. He brings 33 years of experience in the field to his role. According to its website, Critical Care & Pulmonary Consultants is a “dedicated group of adult pulmonologists, intensivists and hospitalists who have practiced in the Denver Metro area since 1995.” The staff is “passionate

about the practice of medicine and providing high quality, evidenced-based, compassionate medical care to the patients we serve. The physicians of CCPC provide comprehensive inpatient medical, pulmonary, and ICU care for patients at The Medical Center of Aurora, Sky Ridge Medical Center, North Suburban Medical Center, Littleton Adventist Hospital, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospitals. The physicians at CCPC are dedicated to working closely with other members of the healthcare delivery team in providing [you] the best care possible.” To further his professional development, Dr. Forrester maintains membership to the American Board of Internal Medicine and Kalamazoo College. In recognition of his outstanding work in the field, Dr. Forrester was awarded the 2016 Top Doctor Award in Aurora, Colorado. He credits a number of physician leaders as mentors including William N. Kelley, M.D. and Marvin Schwarz, M.D. When not working, Dr. Forrester enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and cycling. For more information, visit www.ccpcmd.com.

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Lynne A. Johnson, MD Physician Licensed in both Colorado and Texas La Veta, CO

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ynne A. Johnson, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Johnson is a Physician. Licensed to practice medicine in both Colorado and Texas, Dr. Johnson has over 25 years of hands on experience. Specializing in emergency medical care, family medicine, energy medicine and healing, holistic health and more, Dr. Johnson’s additional expertise in fibromyalgia has her frequently sought out by other professionals and patients. In addition to practice, Dr. Johnson has also taught

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Microbiology to nursing students at the University of New Mexico and is currently working towards her healing touch certification. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Johnson’s passion for helping others has awarded her recognition as a 2016 Top Doctor in La Veta, Colorado. Following receipt of both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Microbiology at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Johnson went on to attain her Medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Johnson then completed her Internship at Parkland Hospital, followed by a Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas and a second Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of Colorado.

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Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH Medical Director Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital Boston, MA

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lexios G. Carayannopoulos, D.O., MPH, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Carayannopoulos is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital, located in Providence, RI, where he also serves at the Division Director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine within the Department of Neurosurgery. Additionally, he is the CEO and Founder of Pain Spine & Rehabilitation Consulting Inc., located in Boston, MA. Driven by the mission to decrease the burden of spinal pain-related impairment and disability, Dr. Carayannopoulos co-founded the Comprehensive Spine Center within the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital in 2014. Since then, he has worked very closely with his neurosurgical colleagues to create a robust program to offer patients a continuum of non-surgical and surgical spine treatment options, focusing on functional outcomes and evidence-based medicine to best direct care. Since inception, Dr. Carayannopoulos has been pivotal in growing the practice in Providence and has active plans to expand the serviceline to Newport Hospital in the fall of 2017, as well as other locations within the state of Rhode Island thereafter.

Dr. Carayannopoulos expanded his mission nationally by founding Pain Spine & Rehabilitation Consulting, Inc. in 2015. Through his consultancy, he offers non-clinical comprehensive rehabilitation and pain management medical and legal advisory services to ultimately lessen both the human and economic impact of injury and disability for examinees, clients and society. Additionally, through his consultancy, he has furthered his educational mission by medical writing and editing. In fact, through Springer Press, he has published the first major medical textbook to combine both pain management and rehabilitation, entitled “Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient.”

In addition to his hospital-based clinical work, Dr. Carayannopoulos has been significantly engaged in community outreach in Rhode Island. He has met with many primary care and specialty clinics to educate about comprehensive spine care and pain management. Also, he has been actively collaborating with the Rhode Island Department of Health, serving on several committees in an effort to elevate pain management, while decreasing the burden of the Rhode Island opioid epidemic by educating about non-opioid options to treat pain.

A Harvard-trained medical acupuncturist and noted U.S. Navy trained expert in the areas of diving medicine and radiation health, Dr. Carayannopoulos has been in the industry for over fifteen years. Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), as well as Pain Medicine, Dr. Carayannopoulos maintains affiliation with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the North American Neuromodulation Society, and the International Neuromodulation Society, through which he serves on numerous national and international committees. Outside of his immediate field, he supports Doctors Without Borders and the American Cancer Society. He has been awarded numerous prestigious accolades including the Patient’s Choice Award through Vitals (five-year honoree) as well as nomination and inclusion within the Expert Network.

In an effort to advance the science and practice of spine care and pain management, Dr. Carayannopoulos and his team at Rhode Island Hospital are involved in multiple clinical and basic science translational research projects. He has published extensively in many peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of multiple well regarded national and international rehabilitation, pain and spine journals. In addition to his hospital work and community work, he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he plans to build a Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well a Division of Pain Medicine. He actively works with Brown Medical students, who learn from him regularly. He also teaches at the Medical School and co-directed/founded the first interdisciplinary spine continuing medical education (CME) conference at Brown Medical School. Conducted in the fall of 2016, the initial conference was very well received and attended, with plans in place to repeat the course annually.

Dr. Carayannopoulos earned his Medical degree from Nova Southeastern University following receipt of his Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He then went on to complete his Residency at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts with a Fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Navy during which time he served as a Submarine Officer, Diver, and a Medical Corps Officer.

For more information on his clinical and non-clinical work, please visit www.rhodeislandhospital.org and www.psrdoctor.com. www.CWWICE.com

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Dr. Larry M. Altschul, MD, FACC, FASE Chief of Cardiology Good Samaritan Hospital West Islip, NY

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r. Larry M. Altschul, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016-2017 Doctor of The Year in the field of Healthcare. Currently, Dr. Altschul serves as the Chief of Cardiology at Good Samaritan Hospital. As a leader in cardiology, the South Bay Cardiovascular Group of St. Francis Hospital provides an extensive array of expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of cardiovascular disease, working predominantly out of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York and Southside Hospital (of the Northwell Healthcare system) in Bay Shore, New York. Recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, South Bay Cardiology of St. Francis Hospital is your best choice for both inpatient and outpatient cardiology services performed by esteemed physicians. Board Certified in Cardiology, Dr. Altschul specializes many facets of medicine including, but not limited to: cardiology — specifically echocardiography, EKG, heart failure and nuclear cardiology — as well as internal medicine, critical care, acute care and healthcare management.

Not only focused on top-tier patient care, Dr. Altschul has lectured nationwide. He also teaches medical residents and students at area hospitals, where he has received the honor of Teacher of The Year on countless occasions. Additionally, Dr. Altschul is an official Lecturer for Nurse Practitioners at Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing. To further his professional development, Dr. Altschul is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the American Heart Association. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, sports, art and being outdoors. Dr. Altschul earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from CUNY – Queens College, graduating Magna cum Laude. He then went on to complete his Medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, as well as his internship, residency and fellowship at the Nassau University Medical Center. To learn more, please visit www.stfrancisheartcenter.com.

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Ronald A. Markman, MD, JD Forensic Psychiatrist and Attorney Private Practice Beverly Hills, CA

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onald A. Markman, M.D., J.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Markman serves as a Forensic Psychiatrist and Attorney.

An esteemed mental health professional amassing nearly five decades of excellence, Dr. Markman holds unique expertise in his dual role as attorney and forensic psychiatry. Specializing in all facets of law and mental health, he currently operates out of his private clinic, Ronald Markman, M.D., in Los Angeles. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Markman is affiliated with two local hospitals. He is one of 79 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 230 at UCLA

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Medical Center with specialty in Psychiatry. The author of “Alone with the Devil and Obsessed,” Dr. Markman is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychiatric Association and the California Bar Association. Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Markman enjoys quality family time, traveling and playing tennis in his free time. Graduating with his Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles, Dr. Markman also holds a Medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). He went on to complete his Internship at Mount Sinai-UCLA.

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Dr. Rebecca Hierholzer, MD, MBA,FACEP Chief Executive Officer

Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault (COVERSA)

Kansas City, MO

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r. Rebecca Hierholzer, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Woman of The Year as a result of her role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault (COVERSA).

COVERSA’s mission is to improve the collection of forensic evidence, provide acute interventional services, to collaborate with legal and judicial Representatives and to provide education to the community regarding sexual assault issues. Its vision and goal is to be the premier provider of forensic nursing services in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The nonprofit currently provides services at North Kansas City Hospital, Centerpoint Medical Center, St. Joseph Health Center, Cass Regional Hospital, Ray County Hospital, Lafayette Regional Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Research Medical Center, Belton Medical Center, Overland Park Medical Center, Olathe Medical Center, Excelsior Springs Medical Center, Lees Summit Medical Center and Western Missouri Medical Center. Dr. Hierholzer’s expertise is in providing services to victims of sexual abuse. She is COVERSA’s original founder, and served as the organization’s founder until January of this year when a new founder was since elected. Additionally, Dr. Hierholzer serves as an Emergency Physician at Morningstar Emergency Physicians of Team Health. To further her professional development, she is a member of the Kansas City Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) and represents the MSMA as an AMA Delegate. She also belongs to the Kansas and Missouri American College of Emergency Physicians,

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the American College of Emergency Physicians, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the Kansas City Coalition Against Human Trafficking, as well as KCIRSA (Kansas City Interdisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault), the National Association of Professional Women, Leading Physicians of the World and Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (2016). Dr. Hierholzer earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare from the American Intercontinental University. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine through the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. Over the course of her professional career, Dr. Hierholzer has earned several industry certifications and honors. She is Board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Awards include the Who’s Who Diamond Award, the Emergency Physician of the Year (2010) by the Missouri Emergency Nurses Association, VIP Woman of the Year (2012) by the National Association of Professional Women, Physician of the Year (2012) by Continental Who’s Who, Rising Star (2014) by Non-Profit Connect, Member of the Year (2014) by Bristol Who’s Who, Woman of Outstanding Leadership (2014) by the International Women’s Leadership Association and Community Service Award (2015) from the Kansas City Medical Society. COVERSA is located at 2900 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 205, NKC, MO 64116 and 1317 W. 13th Terrace, Level 3 A, Kansas City, MO 64102. For more information, please visit www.coversa.org.

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Leonard A. Roudner, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon private practice Coral Gables, FL

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eonard A. Roudner, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine. Dr. Roudner is a Plastic Surgeon in private practice. A widely recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Roudner is known as one the most prominent plastic surgeons in the field today. In practice for nearly 30 years, he specializes in breast implants and augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks and more. Having performed over 20,000 surgeries, Dr. Roudner is well-versed in all facets of surgery; from initial consultation to follow- up visits. With clientele ranging from celebrities, centerfolds and fashion models to public figures and stay-at-home moms, Dr. Roudner more than equipped to turn a patient’s dreams into reality. Through his vast skillset and expert surgical precision, Dr. Roudner is able to give women the selfconfidence and physicality they have always dreamed of.

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roudner is an esteemed member of the American Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Dade County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Greater Miami Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Upon receipt of his medical degree from the University of Melbourne Medical School in Australia, Dr. Roudner went on to complete his residencies in Plastic Surgery at Loyola and Affiliate Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois from 1978-1981 and in General Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida from 1975-1978. Dr. Roudner completed his Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand through Loyola University Medical Center at Hines Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He also holds additional certifications in both plastic and reconstructive surgeries. For more information, please visit www.drlenny.com.

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Liam J. Hurley, MD, FACS Urologist Northeast Urologic Surgery, P.C. Andover, MA

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iam J. Hurley, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Hurley is a Urologist with Northeast Urologic Surgery, P.C. Since its inception in 1976, Northeast Urologic Surgery, P.C. has been providing various medical and surgical services for patients across Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire areas. An esteemed Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Hurley has over 20 years of experience working in pediatric and adult urology. Board Certified in Urology, he was recognized as a Top Doctor by Boston Magazine.

To keep abreast of the latest in healthcare, Dr. Hurley remains an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Urological Association and Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urology. He is involved with the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and enjoys running, reading historical books and soccer in his free time. Dr. Hurley earned his Medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he went on to complete his General Surgery Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston and Urology Residency at the Lahey Clinic. He initially began his educational career with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. To learn more, please visit www.northeasturologic.com.

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Mechelle T. Moragne, MD, PhD Physician East Jackson Family Medicine Jackson, TN

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echelle T. Moragne, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Moragne is a Physician at East Jackson Family Medicine. A public, not-for-profit healthcare system, East Jackson Family Medicine provides an array of medical services to residents throughout seventeen counties across West Tennessee. An esteemed physician garnering 13 years of experience, Dr. Moragne devotes her career to women’s health, preventive care, medical education and management. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Moragne is also the

Medical Director at East Jackson Family Medicine. A member of the American Academy of Family Practice, she has gained consecutive recognition as a leading physician for her reputation of excellence over the years. Heavily knowledgeable in the industry, Dr. Moragne graduated from Harry Medical College with both her Ph.D. and Medical degree. She initially began her educational career with an undergraduate degree at Fisk University. In the years to come, Dr. Moragne is looking to branch out and eventually open her own practice. For more information, please visit www.wth.org.

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Michael P. Miller, MD Pediatrician Elliot Hospital Bedford, NH

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ichael P. Miller, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Medical field.

Dr. Miller serves as a Pediatrician at Elliot Hospital. He brings over 17 years of career experience, as well as expertise in pediatric critical care and emergency medicine, to his role. In addition to his work in practice, Dr. Miller serves as an instructor at Dartmouth Medical School. “Established in 1890, Elliot Hospital offers Southern New Hampshire communities caring, compassionate and professional patient service regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or ability to pay,” the hospital’s website states. “I was inspired by my childhood pediatrician,” Dr. Miller said. “I now pride my success on loving the practice of medicine.” Dr. Miller earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. He then went on to complete his Medical degree from New York

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Medical College. Dr. Miller is also Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and Board certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. After earning his Medical degree, Dr. Miller completed both his residency and fellowship at Schneider’s Children’s Hospital at North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital (now Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York). To further his professional development, Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Society of Critical Care Medicine; the American College of Chest Physicians; the Pediatric Critical Care Collaborative Council; Code Blue Committee; Pedi Med Safety Committee; Pedi PI/Quality Committee and the Pediatric Leadership Committee at New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children. When not working, Dr. Miller enjoys biking with his two daughters. His advice to young pediatricians entering the field is to “view the patient and family as an entire unit.” Dr. Miller dedicates this recognition to his mentor and childhood pediatrician, Milton Gordan, M.D.

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Richard T. Yung, MD, FACS Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon ENT & Allergy Associates Scarsdale, NY

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ichard T. Yung, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Yung is an Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon with ENT & Allergy Associates.

Established in 1998, ENT & Allergy Associates has grown to be home to nearly 170 physicians practicing in over forty locations across the New York tri-state area. An esteemed otolaryngologist garnering 23 years of experience, Dr. Yung specializes in adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat health, snoring and sleep disorders, as well as performing various facial and reconstructive plastic surgeries. Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Yung is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Yung has received numerous honors and awards throughout the course of his career. The recipient of the 1995 Norman E. Stoller Award for the Best Surgical Resident at Beth Israel Medical Center, he earned the 1999 New York Medical College Resident Teaching Award. The following year, Dr. Yung received the John Orlando Roe Award for Best Clinical Research in Facial Plastic Surgery by a Fellow. Most recently, Dr. Yung was honored with the 2016 Top Doctor Award. Dr. Yung earned his Medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons following his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. He served his otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, followed by a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more, please visit www.entandallergy.com.

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Remi V. Gallevo, MD Physician Covington Multicare Medical Group Covington, WA

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emi V. Gallevo, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Gallevo is a Physician at Covington Multicare Medical Group. Dating back to 1882, Covington Multicare Medical Group has grown into a fully integrated, technologically advanced health care system. A leading provider network with a vast spectrum of medical subspecialties, Covington Multicare prides their success on their quality healthcare programs and patient care services.

A physician for nearly 20 years, Dr. Gallevo has been in this capacity for nine years. Specializing in family and preventive medicine, her additional areas of expertise include diabetes and hypertension, primary care and women’s health. In addition to practice, she is looking to mentor young and upcoming students in medical school. Upon receipt of her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Dr. Gallevo attended Cebu Doctors’ University where she attained her Medical degree. Presently, she remains a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Filipino American Association of Washington. For more information, please visit www.multicare.org.

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Reginald H. Joseph, MD Nephrologist Metro Renal Associates Arlington, VA

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eginald H. Joseph, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Joseph is a Nephrologist at Metro Renal Associates.

Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, kidney transplants, dialysis and high blood pressure, Metro Renal Associates is devoted to protecting and maintaining patients’ optimal health and well-being. Utilizing eight years of experience, Dr. Joseph garners expert knowledge in all aspects of nephrology with additional expertise in acute kidney failure and chronic kidney disease. Board certified in Internal Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Joseph has been with Metro Renal Associates for two years. In addition to practice, he is also on staff at Washington Hospital Center and Providence Hospital.

A member of the National Kidney Foundation and the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, Dr. Joseph enjoys reading, football and working out in his free time. He is also involved with his local church. Following graduation from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Dr. Joseph completed his residency at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. He then went to undergo fellowship training at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. To learn more, please visit www.metrorenalassoc.com.

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Martin L. Gelman, MD President Greater Boston Medical Associates Milford, MA

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artin L. Gelman, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Gelman is the President of Greater Boston Medical Associates. A seasoned medical doctor, Dr. Gelman has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. In this capacity, his areas of concentration include nephrology, hypertension, primary care, internal medicine, disease diagnostics and more. With offices across multiple locations, Dr. Gelman’s family friendly practice offers the latest in healthcare technology. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Dr. Gelman specializes in the field of Nephrology; a complex field that incorporates both basic and clinical science into the practical management of patients with a variety of kidney related disorders. These disorders include chronic kidney disease, hypertension and renal replacement therapy including both dialysis and kidney transplants.

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In addition, to practice, Dr. Gelman is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and skiing. Recognized by “U.S. News & World Reports Top Doctors List” from 2011-2016, he earned his Medical degree from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and Indiana University. Dr. Gelman then went on to complete both his Internship and Residency at the University of Southern California as well as a Renal Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has authored over 26 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals and holds two patents for devices related to hemodialysis. To learn more, please visit www.milfordregional.org.

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Susan B. LeGrand, MD, FACP, FAAHPM Oncologist and Palliative Medicine Specialist Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

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usan B. LeGrand, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. LeGrand is an Oncologist and Palliative Medicine Specialist at Cleveland Clinic. Founded in 1921 as a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center, the Cleveland Clinic combines clinical care with research and education and has over five million patient visits per year. Dr. LeGrand has over 25 years of experience. She has been at the Cleveland Clinic for eighteen years and prior to the clinic, she was in a solo oncology practice in North Carolina. Her current areas of focus include breast oncology and palliative medicine. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. LeGrand is an esteemed Fellow of the American Academy of

Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American College of Physicians. A member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dr. LeGrand has authored and co-authored numerous articles and chapters on palliative medicine and supportive care in cancer. With that being said, she is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker on these subjects on both a national and international level. The recipient of 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 Teacher of The Year award, Dr. LeGrand earned her Medical degree from University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Following her M.D., she completed her Internship at the University of Texas and Fellowship at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. LeGrand initially began her educational career with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of South Carolina, graduating Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. For more information, please visit www.ccf.org.

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Dr. Seymour H. Levitt, MD, MDSc Retired Radiation Oncologist University of Minnesota Hospital Edina, MN

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r. Seymour H. Levitt, M.D., MDSc, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Levitt is a Retired Radiation Oncologist at the University of Minnesota Hospital.

For over a century, physicians at the University of Minnesota have been serving patients with top tier healthcare solutions through first-class expert medical services. Recognized by the Leading Physicians of the World, Dr. Levitt recently retired after an outstanding 40-year career in radiation oncology. The recipient of a gold medal by numerous healthcare organizations, Dr. Levitt maintains affiliations with the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

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Throughout the course of his impressive career, Dr. Levitt has written and published over 400 articles. His advice for anyone seeking a career in radiation oncology is to “have perseverance because both discouraging and good things happen in the profession.” Dr. Levitt states his keys to success throughout the course of his illustrious career are “luck, hard work and support of many good friends.” Dr. Levitt earned his Medical degree from University of Colorado. He completed his Internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and his Residency at the University of California-San Francisco. Additionally, he attended the University of Michigan for his Radiation Oncology Fellowship and completed a Radiation Oncology and Radiation Biology fellowship at the University of Rochester. For more information, please visit www.umn.edu.

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Elizabeth (“EJ”) Darling, RN, BSN, MBA CEO and Founder Nurses Knowledge, LLC Lake Havasu City, AZ

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lizabeth (”EJ”) Darling, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Elizabeth is the CEO and Founder of Nurses Knowledge, LLC.

Nurses Knowledge, LLC is home to experienced nurses and healthcare professionals to foster evidence-based knowledge solutions developed by nurses, for nurses. Possessing five decades of nursing experience, Elizabeth is a seasoned nurse having created Nurses Knowledge for the past three years. In this capacity, she is responsible for federal regulation paperwork as it relates to nursing — with additional expertise in the areas of home health consulting, healthcare risk management, healthcare quality regulations and more.

In this position, Elizabeth’s main focus is to bring to the forefront that nurses are capable of doing a lot at one time and that it doesn’t matter how old you are when you begin your career. Elizabeth states “no one is EVER too old to continue their education and attain their career goals.” To keep up with the latest in the industry, Elizabeth maintains affiliation with the American Nurses Association, Arizona Nurses Association and her local United Methodist Church, where she is a Certified Lay Minister. Initially beginning her educational career with her Associate’s degree in Nursing at the College of Staten Island, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Edison State College. She then went on to attain her Master of Business Administration from American InterContinental University. To learn more, please visit www.nursesknowledge.org.

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Eunice C. Santiago, RN, MSN Director of Nursing New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home Neptune, NJ

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unice C. Santiago, RN, MSN, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Eunice is the Director of Nursing at New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home.

Providing the finest in residential and skilled nursing care, the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home is a 312-bed facility to house veterans with an array of medical issues. In the industry for 20 years, Eunice has been in her current position for five years. Specializing in directorship, psychiatric nursing, long-term care and medical education, Eunice was inspired to enter the nursing field by a former college instructor. Priding her success on her patient advocacy and her personal philosophy: “I understand who I am,” Eunice strives to make each day at work better than the next.

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To keep up with the latest advancements in the industry, Eunice remains a member of the International Nurses Association, the National League of Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the AIPAC Nurses Association and the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Initially beginning her education with her Associate’s degree in Nursing at Brookdale Community College, Eunice went on to complete both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Kean University. She attained her Licensed Practical Nurse certification from Monmouth County Vocational School and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Grand Canyon University. For more information, please visit www.nj.gov/military/veterans/health.html.

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Jessica L. Kunna Nursing Home Administrator King Nursing and Rehab Community Grayling, MI

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essica L. Kunna is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Nursing. Jessica is the Nursing Home Administrator at King Nursing and Rehab Community.

The recipient of the 2015 US News Best Nursing Home award, King Nursing and Rehab is a comfortable, relaxing 61-bed community for seniors. Comprised of a beautiful patio and courtyard for its residents to enjoy, King Nursing and Rehab is also home to a beauty salon, barber shop and has personal in-house laundry services as well.

As Nursing Home Administrator, Jessica works closely in the areas of information technology, healthcare management, marketing, management, staff development and more. Recognized as a NAPW VIP Woman of the Year, Jessica possesses ADC, NHA and CDP certifications and holds an Associate’s degree in Business from St. Clair Community College. To learn more, please visit www.atriumlivingcenters.com.

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Jannine Bowen, APN Advanced Practice Nurse Venture Healthcare Unionville, ON, Canada

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annine Bowen, APN, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare.

Jannine is an Advanced Practice Nurse currently working for Venture Healthcare: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She holds a casual ED RN position in a small rural community of Uxbridge, Ontario working for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation. She is also self employed teaching clinical education in the field of trauma, pediatrics and basic cardiac life support. An esteemed healthcare professional with over 23 years of experience, Jannine has established herself as a heavily knowledgeable and passionate nurse. Prior to her current position with Venture Healthcare, Jannine was with many large hospital facilities in the greater Toronto area where she gained a wealth of experience along the way.

To keep abreast with the latest in nursing, Jannine is a member of the Canadian Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association of Ontario, National Emergency Nurses Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, College of Nurses of Ontario, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Ontario Nurses Association and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Outside of work, she enjoys hockey, travel, history and her family. A graduate of D’Youville College, Jannine earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing. She holds a diploma in Registered Nursing through Sir Sandford Fleming College as well as a Canadian Nursing Certification in Gerontology Nursing. For more information, please visit www.msh.on.ca or fergy13@sympatico.ca.

The two-time nominee for the Nightingale Award, Jannine specializes in all facets of clinical and trauma nursing, northern community outpost nursing, crisis management, nursing education, management and leadership.

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Steven Eric Southerland, RN, BSN,

AAS-EMTP, NREMTP

Registered Nurse Holston Valley Medical Center Kingsport, TN

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teven Eric Southerland, RN, BSN, AAS-EMTP, NREMTP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016-2017 Nurse of The Year in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as a Registered Nurse with the Holston Valley Medical Center. Home to one of Tennessee’s only six Level I trauma centers, the Holston Valley Medical Center is a part of the Wellmont Health System, a fully integrated health system providing compassionate care and top tier health services. The medical center was ranked in the top ten percent of hospitals nationwide in the areas of overall hospital care, medical care and surgical care. Eric began his career in healthcare in 2000 after graduating from Tennessee Technology University with his Paramedic certification. After moving to East Tennessee, Eric then continued his education toward his associate degree while advancing his Paramedic skills and obtaining his Virginia License, and National Registry Certification. He graduated from Northeast State Community College with his Associate Degree in Allied Health with a concentration in Paramedic. While working as a paramedic, Eric wanted to advance his career in healthcare and to also better understand his patients so he returned to college to complete his degree in Nursing. Eric completed the necessary courses to become a Registered Nurse in 2010 and obtained a position as a staff nurse in the level one Trauma Center of Holston Valley Medical Center, where he became an integral part

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of the team and quickly advanced being regarded as a well-respected staff member and resource for both EMS agencies and the staff. He earned the respect of his peers and colleagues in the emergency department as well as throughout other departments and advanced to Relief Charge Nurse and then to the position he currently holds as a Clinical Resource Staff Nurse. Eric currently holds instructor status in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Hospital Emergency Response Team, EPIC Credentialed Trainer, and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum. He also is an instrumental force integrating new and advanced electronic systems throughout the department in conjunction with the informatics system at Holston Valley Medical center. He continues to advance the profession of nursing with development, implementation and review of policies in the department. He assists and coordinates with disaster management services to maintain an active state of preparedness for the department and system. When not teaching or helping to maintain day-to-day operations in the department, Eric compiles, analyzes, builds reports, and generates the data for daily operations and meaningful use criteria that is used by members of upper administration throughout the system to help make decisions about the current and future operations of the department. Outside of work, Eric volunteers as a coordinator for an emergency response team with his church and enjoys woodworking, playing drums and competitive shooting.

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Tammie J. Klawitter, RN Registered Nurse Comfort Care Cottage Wadena, MN

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ammie J. Klawitter, RN, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016-2017 Nurse of The Year in the field of Healthcare. Tammie is a Registered Nurse at Comfort Care Cottage.

Offering nursing, independent and assisted living, and more, Comfort Care Cottage is dedicated to providing their residents with the utmost care and respect they deserve. With a 24-hour staff on call for any and all emergencies, families will feel better knowing their loved ones are being taken care of. In the industry since 1982, Tammie has been in her current role for three years. Specializing in all facets of nursing and geriatric care, she holds certifications in CPR and as a Parish Nurse in addition to her RN licensure. In this capacity, Tammie is responsible for the observation, assessment and caring for clients, staff education and physician relations as well as medication set-ups and the implementation of electronic charting and new medication count systems. One of Tammie’s biggest career accomplishments to date was while she was working at a long-term care facility. She developed a new psychotropic program which has now been shared and used by other facilities.

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A member of the International Nurses Association, Tammie can be found camping, reading, working in her flowerbeds and spending time with her family outside of work. Charitably, she maintains affiliation with the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, the Radiothon to End Child Abuse and the Empty Stocking Campaign. Tammie is also an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. Throughout the course of her education and training, Tammie completed her schooling at St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Duluth, Minnesota. In the future, Tammie would like to see Comfort Care Cottage expand and grow, continuing its mission to “Love My People.” She will also continue to utilize the example of her mother’s nursing career and her own education to be a positive influence at work and in the community, and to continue to treat her Comfort Care family with love, dignity and respect — with a little bit of humor thrown in for good measure! To learn more, please visit www.assistedliving.com.

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Jamie M. Riley Practitioner Hospitality Skin Spa & Aesthetics Yucaipa, CA

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amie M. Riley is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Jamie is a Nurse Practitioner at Hospitality Skin Spa & Aesthetics.

Established in 2005, Hospitality Skin Spa & Aesthetics offers an array of spa and aesthetic services. From weight loss management to injectables and laser treatments to Botox and waxing, the staff at the spa is highly experienced and knowledgeable in all facets of skin care and cosmetic dermatology. A Board certified Nurse Practitioner, Jamie is well-versed in the areas of medical aesthetics, cosmetic dermatology, emergency medicine, patient care and medical/surgical nursing. A testament to her excellence and work ethic, Jamie was nominated for the Spirit of Entrepreneur award

by several patients in 2011 and was nominated for employee of the quarter by emergency department peers in 2010. To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Jamie is a member of the American Nurses Association and National Association of Professional Women. She volunteers her charity to the Boys & Girls Club of America and enjoys traveling, family time and being with her dog in her time outside of work. Reflecting on her education and training, Jamie attained both her M.S.N.-F.N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner and B.S.N. from the University of Phoenix. She holds an additional MSN, Nursing from the Loma Linda University School of Nursing. To learn more, please visit www.hospitalityskinspa.com.

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Mary A. Sumrall, BSN, RN Registered Nurse, Retired Lodi, CA

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Mary A. Sumrall, B.S.N., R.N., as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Nursing field.

With 48 years of service to the healthcare industry, Sumrall, now retired, brought both extensive professional and real life experience to her positions. Working in the Critical Care and Emergency sections of a hospital as well as healthcare administration, Sumrall utilized her expertise specifically in working with burn victims in all areas. Her resume includes successfully executed positions at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, CA, the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA, and the Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN. Beginning her career in 1977, Sumrall was inspired by her mother to enter the nursing field. However, she soon took her talents home to her daughter, Licia Lerindegui. Lerindegui was diagnosed with a serious medical condition

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which required—and still requires—Sumrall to attend Lerindegui’s extensive needs even in her retirement. Sumrall even shared her experiences caring for her daughter when she gave a lecture at California State University on the stress of having a special needs child. “I dedicate this recognition to my daughter,” Sumrall said. “Our abiding faith in Christ helped us through the tough times.” In spite of her busy work schedule prior to retirement as well as caring for her daughter, Sumrall acquired an impressive number of accolades over the course of her career. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science and earned her Registered Nurse designation from California State University. Sumrall has also been interviewed by RN Magazine as well as Worldwide Leaders of Healthcare, and is a member of the International Nurse’s Association. Read more about Dameron Hospital at www.dameronhospital.org.

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Cynthia A. Banker, DDS, MA Pediatric Dentist San Pedro North Pediatric Dental San Antonio, TX

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Cynthia A. Banker, D.D.S., M.A. as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Dentistry field.

Dr. Banker operates San Pedro North Pediatric Dental, her own pediatric dental practice in San Antonio, Texas. She has been in practice for 34 years. Before starting her practice, Dr. Banker knew that she wanted to help children and coupled that desire with her interest in dentistry. She also brings expertise in higher education and practice management, as well as her compassionate nature, to her practice. “I’m concerned, first and foremost, with the interest of the patient,” Dr. Banker said. Dr. Banker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Texas Tech University. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Higher Education from the University of Texas – San Antonio and then her Dentistry degree from the University of Texas Health Center of San Antonio.

In addition to operating her practice, Dr. Banker has taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at her alma mater, the University of Texas Health Center of San Antonio. To further her professional development, Dr. Banker is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also contributed to several dental journals on topics including dental arch characteristics in children, and has written a book chapter on dental radiology. When asked for her advice to young people looking to enter the dentistry profession, Dr. Banker states to “work hard and have a positive attitude” and “always have the best interest of the patient at heart.” In her time away from work, Dr. Banker enjoys various outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with her husband of 36 years, Dr. Brett Mueller — who runs the practice with Dr. Banker. For more information, visit www.kidsofoz.com.

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Kalambayi Tshiyombo Kabasela, DDS, FICD Owner and Prosthodontist Metropolitan Dental Society Group Silver Spring, MD

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alambayi Tshiyombo Kabasela, DDS, FICD, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Kabasela is the Owner and Prosthodontist at Metropolitan Dental Society Group.

Catering to patients throughout North Bethesda, Hyattsville, and White Oak, Maryland, Metropolitan Dental Society Group provides a spectrum of dental services to local residents of all ages. Garnering over 30 years of dental experience, Dr. Kabasela has been in practice for ten years. Specializing in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, he has additional expertise in prosthodontics pertaining to gum disease, laser treatments and implants. 101 Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017

Board certified by the American Board of General Dentistry, Dr. Kabasela is a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and Academy of Osseointegration. On young professionals starting out in the industry, his advice to those entering the field is “you have to like dealing with people” and states his key to success is perseverance. Throughout the course of his education and training, Dr. Kabasela earned his D.D.S. from Howard University and holds a post-graduate certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Maryland. To learn more, please visit www.metdentgroup.com.

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Nicholas G. Rendon, DDS Dentist and the Owner Nicholas G. Rendon, DDS Vero Beach, FL

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icholas G. Rendon, D.D.S. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Rendon is a Dentist and the Owner of Nicholas G. Rendon, D.D.S.

Comprised of a passionate and patient-centered team, the staff at Dr. Rendon’s office strive to create healthy and happy smiles for each patient that comes through their doors. While the dentist’s office may not be the most comfortable place for most people, Dr. Rendon and his staff ensure the utmost care and comfort every patients. An esteemed fellow of the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Rendon has over 25 years of clinical experience specializing in all facets of general dentistry.

Throughout the years, Dr. Rendon has established a reputation for excellence in the areas of crown and bridge repair, implant dentistry, gum disease therapy, pinhole surgical technique, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, VELscope oral cancer screening and more. Graduating from Creighton University with both his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Science degrees, Dr. Rendon holds an AEGD Residency Certificate (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) and is a Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Certified Technician. To learn more, please visit www.nicholasrendondds.com.

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Dawn M. Forbes President Kids Smile, PC Monmouth, NJ

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awn M. Forbes is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Dentistry. Forbes is currently the President of Kids Smile, P.C., a dental care office located in Monmouth, New Jersey. The office focuses on Pediatric Dentistry, and offers a range of services, such as; Preventative Care, Dental Technology, Restorative Care, Emergency Care, Sedation Care, and special appointments if it is a child’s first visit to the dentist. In addition to her role at Kids Smile, PC, Forbes is also a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Dentistry at the Robert Wood University Hospital. She has been working in the field of Dentistry for over 20 years, and is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Forbes earned her dental degree in 1997, and her diploma in Dentistry (D.D.S.) from Columbia University in 1999 after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Queens College, a City University of New York.

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In order to further her professional development, Forbes is affiliated with various prestigious organizations. These include; the American Dental Association, the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, and the New Jersey Association of Pediatric Dentists. Forbes claims that the key to her success is her outstanding employees. She says, “My team here at Kids Smile create a warm place, where caring for the patient comes first.” Dr. Forbes says if she could change one thing, it would be to educate every parent about child dental issues that begin in the home. When she isn’t working, Forbes enjoys spending time with her family, and being involved in her sons’ soccer games. She dedicated this recognition to her husband and two sons; Michael, and Gibson. For more information about Dawn Forbes, or Kids Smile, PC, visit: www.kidssmilenj.com.

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Dr. Leonard Barry Smith, DDS Pediatric Dentist Dental Care for Children Calgary, AB, Canada

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r. Leonard Barry Smith, DDS, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as a Pediatric Dentist with Dental Care for Children. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Alberta in 1968. He completed a hospital residency at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital in 1970 and earned a Master of Science degree and Pedodontic Dentistry certification from the Ohio State University in 1972. Furthermore, Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Life Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Life Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2005, Dr. Smith received the Integrity Award from the Rotary Club of Calgary, Downtown Chapter and received a special achievement award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2014 for distinguished service and dedication to the mission and goals of the Academy. During his 49-year career, with 45 as a Pediatric Dental Specialist, Dr. Smith has been an advocate for oral health needs of children. Throughout the years, he served a term as President of the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped 1982-83, Chief of the Dental Department at the Alberta Children’s Hospital 1974-1986 and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He is also the Chairman of the Non-hospital dental Facility Accreditation Committee of the Alberta Dental Association and College. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Society For A

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Healthy Mouth Healthy Child (Alberta) a registered notfor-profit in Canada and The Foundation For A Healthy Mouth Healthy Child, a not for profit registered in the USA. Dr. Smith has self-published a number of books, such as, Pediatric Oral Pathology, My Smile, The Pain Look at the Ravages of Early Childhood Caries, among others. He has worked with other doctors to author some of his works and articles, including Drs. A. Nowak and P. Casamassimo. Additionally, Dr. Smith is available to speak to other professionals about the reality of Early Childhood Caries and the fact that this is an infectious disease that is about more than just baby teeth. He details the impact this preventable disease, which is now the most common, chronic infectious disease in children five and younger in North America. This disease affects 28 percent of all children 2-5 years of age (5.6 million in North America) and of that, 23 percent of children never get any oral health care. Children who do not receive care or for whom care is delayed, suffer from sleep deprivation, malnutrition, neurodevelopmental impacts and are at risk of developing toxic stress. These children are neglected and or abused and have a high potential of developing addictive behaviors, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease as they approach early adulthood. He also analyzes the impact it will have and on the family and its relationship to domestic violence, along with its impact on society in general. Dr. Smith is currently associating in the office he owned and recently sold, Dental Care for Children in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Darren B. Snow, DDS Dentist Emerald Hills Dental Center Hollywood, FL

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arren B. Snow, D.D.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Snow is a Dentist in practice at Emerald Hills Dental Center. With over 30 years of experience in dental care, Dr. Snow and his staff strive for top notch dental care while providing each patient with the utmost care and comfort as possible. Specializing in general, cosmetic and implant dentistry, Dr. Snow provides patients with various dental needs including aesthetic porcelain crowns and veneers, restoration, root canals, bonding, and most recently, E4D digital dentistry. Passionate about delivering first-class patient care, Dr. Snow makes his patients feel at home and treats them like family. From pediatrics to adult dentistry, he is well-versed in all facets of dentistry.

A member of the American and Florida Dental Associations, Dr. Snow enjoys outdoor activities, sports, boating and traveling with his family in his time outside of work. Married to Dr. Deborah Baron, a fellow dentist at Emerald Hills, they have three children together. Throughout the course of his education and training, Dr. Snow received his D.D.S. from the New York University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, he moved to Florida where he completed his Dental Residency at the Miami VA Hospital. He initially began his educational career with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Binghamton University. For more information, please visit www.emeraldhillsdentalcenter.com.

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Lawrence H. Marks, DMD Prosthodontist Advanced Smile Solutions Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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awrence H. Marks, DMD, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Marks is a Prosthodontist in practice at Advanced Smile Solutions. With two locations in Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood, Dr. Marks is an experienced and compassionate dental professional with over 25 years in practice. As Florida’s premiere smile specialist, he is able to provide patients with the utmost comfort and care to give them the smiles they have always dreamed of. Specializing in cosmetic, family and implant dentistry, Dr. Marks has transformed thousands of smiles over the years using the latest techniques in oral care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Intracoastal Dental Study Club, the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, the Florida

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Prosthodontic Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Broward County Dental Society, the South Broward Dental Society and the Fort Lauderdale Dental Study Club. Locally, Dr. Marks has previously served as the President of Temple Sinai Synagogue of Hollywood and enjoys music, golf and spending time with his family outside of work. A musician, he plays both the trumpet and bass guitar. Dr. Marks earned his DMD from Tufts University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree at Tulane University. Looking into the future, Dr. Marks would like to see 3D technology implementation in the years to come, and his advice to future dentists is “always try to improve.” For more information, please visit www.advancedsmilesolutions.com.

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Rami Baz, MD Pediatrician and Co-Founder Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) Montreal, QC, Canada

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ami Baz, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Baz is a Pediatrician and Co-Founder of the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH).

Advancing healthcare for LGBT individuals as well as sexual reproductive health for the people of Lebanon, LebMASH is a non-for-profit, non-governmental organization operated by a board of directors across Lebanon, the United States and Canada. An esteemed medical doctor, Dr. Baz’s area of expertise include: Developmental pediatrics, social pediatrics, health care management, HIV/AIDS awareness, medical education, pediatric healthcare, strategic planning and more. He is actually the Chairman of the Pediatric Department at CHRDL (Centre Hospitalier Régional de Lanaudière). Throughout the course of his extensive ten-year career, Dr. Baz has held many positions during the years. His first medical awareness experience was spreading awareness through AIDS Action, an organization that focused on

spreading HIV-AIDS education in various communities in Lebanon. Having also served on the Board of Resident Staff Organization at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center for two years and as a coordinator of clinical researches at the Children’s Heart Center at the American University of Beirut for three years. To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Dr. Baz holds membership with the Canadian Medical association where he followed the courses of the Physician Management Institute and got experience in Medical Leadership, he is also a member of Québec Medical Association, Canadian Paediatric Society, Lebanese Order of Physicians and the Leading Physicians of the World. He is also pursuing his PhD in Integrative Medicine from Quantum University. Dr. Baz earned his Medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the Lebanese University. He then went on to complete his Residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.csssnl.qc.ca and http://lebmash.org.

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Oleg S. Nashtatik, DDS Dentist Private Practice Brooklyn, NY

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leg S. Nashtatik, D.D.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Nashtatik is a Dentist in private practice. An esteemed dentist, Dr. Nashtatik has been in practice for 30 years. A favorite amongst his patients, Dr. Nashtatik specializes in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry with additional expertise in full mouth restoration and oral surgeries. Recognized by the Leading Physicians of the World, Dr. Nashtatik currently serves as the Vice President of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is a

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member of ICOI, ADA and the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. Outside of the office, he enjoys gardening. A native of Ukraine, Dr. Nashtatik began his educational career in his country before relocating to the United States. He went on to transfer and complete his D.D.S. at the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. When he is not in practice, Dr. Nashtatik can be found engaging in local, regional, national and international public speaking events.

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Audrey L. Shaw, RN, PhD Senior Director of Clinical Research Entera Health, Inc. Durham, NC

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udrey L. Shaw, R.N., Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. She is the Senior Director of Clinical Research with Entera Health, Inc.

Established in 2011, Entera Health is driven by its mission to help people prosper through healthier living through various research and clinical studies, as well as patient and healthcare provider education. A heavily knowledgeable and passionate clinical research director and scientist, Dr. Shaw devotes her career to ensuring consumers and animals receive the finest and

healthiest products. From the discovery and clinical trial stage to regulatory approval and commercial release, Dr. Shaw is an expert in all aspects of clinical research and development. Working in this capacity also allows her to prepare regulatory submissions to support drug candidates for approval in the United States, Canada and Europe. Aside from the demands of work, Dr. Shaw enjoys biking, hiking and travel. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and graduated from North Carolina State University with her Ph.D. in Biochemistry. To learn more, please visit www.enterahealth.com.

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Gary W. Jay, MD, FAAPM, FACFEI Chief Medical Officer AdviseClinical, LLC Cary, NC

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ary W. Jay, M.D., FAAPM, FACFEI, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare.

Dr. Jay is the Chief Medical Officer for AdviseClinical, LLC. AdviseClinical is a CRO and strategic advisory organization that works with the drug industry as well as academic and government agencies in the areas of drug development, CMC, regulatory, and the commercialization of medical products. The company goal of AdviseClinical encourages innovation through the use of latest medical technologies. According to its website, “the AdviseClinical team has been specifically constructed to provide high value advisory services,” and “the core leadership team is supported by more than 70 experts in drug development.” Dr. Jay has worked in his position for two years. An expert in clinical development and trials, Dr. Jay specializes in drug development, pharmaceuticals, pain management, medical education and neurology. He is also considered one of the first physicians to advocate for pain medicine qualifying as a sub-specialty for all physicians. “As Chief Medical Officer, I interact strategically and clinically with each sponsor, helping them to achieve the best outcome possible,” Dr. Jay said. “I work very closely with the head of Regulatory, and I also do Medical Affairs.” In addition to his work with AdviseClinical, Dr. Jay serves as the CEO of Virtuous Pharma, Inc., where he is www.CWWICE.com

responsible for leading the development of late-stage pharmaceutical treatments. During his first 25 years of practice, Dr. Jay ran a tertiary care interdisciplinary pain/headache and minor traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center. To further his professional development, he has served as President of the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management, the Eastern Pain Association and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Study of Headache. Dr. Jay is Board certified in Neurorehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Forensic Medicine. He is also the esteemed author of over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 12 various book chapters and five textbooks. Additional accomplishments include recognition as a Founding Member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management. A graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Jay completed his residency in Neurology. He initially began his education and training with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. When not working, Dr. Jay enjoys writing novels. He proudly dedicates this recognition to his wife, Yanli and his daughter, Samantha. To learn mor, please visit www.adviseclinical.com. Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017 106

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Faith M. Knabe

(Faith K. Goldschmidt) MA, MPH Retired Research Scientist and Manager of Data Evaluation New Jersey Department of Health Monroe Township, NJ

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aith M. Knabe (Faith K. Goldschmidt) M.A., MPH, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2017 Legacy Member as a result of 50 years of excellence in the field of Healthcare.

Faith’s areas of concentration are varied and include Public Health; Research; Information Analysis; Report Writing; Grant Writing and Monitoring; Project Management; Education and Training; Database Creation, Management, and Data Security; Institutional Review Board Participation and Chairing; Healthcare Systems; Quality of Care; Cost of Care and Treatment Pattern Analysis; Community Health; Health Needs Interviews; and Community Coalition Building; as well as Online Education, and the clinical microbiology research areas of wound care and burn care. Now retired, Faith most recently was a Research Scientist and Manager of Data Evaluation with the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), Division of HIV, STD and TB Services (DHSTS), HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Unit. She spent almost twenty-five years with the State of New Jersey, first in the Division of Health Planning and Resources Development (HPRD), and then in DHSTS. Faith was a member and Chair of the Department’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) which oversees all research on human subjects for almost ten years. She also spent four years at New Jersey Medical School as a Research Scientist, Coordinator of Research projects, and liaison with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s IRB. While in HPRD, Faith was one of the creators, implementers and administrators of New Jersey’s Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) system of hospital payment which was adopted by Medicare in 1983 as the basis for its Prospective Payment System (PPS). As a Unit Director, Faith coordinated and managed the tasks of five teams (30 staff) which ran New Jersey’s DRG System (Clinical and Quality of Care, Development, Certificate of Need, Financial Feasibility and Audit, and Data Teams). Considered an expert on the DRG system, Ms. Knabe presented testimony on the System to numerous federal and state committees, and gave many lectures on various aspects of the DRG system. The PPS and various adaptations of it still exist as the federal method of payment for hospitals, federally qualified health centers, home health agencies, etc. In the Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, Faith oversaw the collection, management and analysis of data from agencies funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White CARE Act and by the State and oversaw report creation for HRSA, the State, and other requestors. She was the Chairperson of the Data Group charged with linking Division and external 107 Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017

databases to determine trends and outcomes in the HIV epidemic, and efficiency and efficacy of care and treatment. Faith was also Chairperson of the Division Security and Confidentiality Policy Committee which created the Division Security and Confidentiality Policy for data collected by the Division, and reviews, updates and trains employees on the Policy on an annual basis. As Chairperson, Faith assumed the role of data Security Officer for the Division and worked with the State Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Department’s Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) and State Security Officers to ensure security and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS information. In her capacity as Security Officer, she also formally investigated potential breaches of confidentiality and security of HIV/AIDS data, documented and made recommendations to upper management, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of the Attorney General and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as necessary. Ms. Knabe worked for 12 years in community health and online education, both as an independent consultant, and as a member of two Local Advisory Boards (liaison organizations between communities and the State Department of Health) on various projects such as county health needs surveys, community focus groups, primary and secondary data analyses, sudden cardiac death, the value of Automated External Defibrillators, and services for juveniles at risk or in the juvenile justice system. She also analyzed hospital data, and trained hospital staff in three New York hospitals to analyze their clinical, financial, and personnel information collected in a proprietary database system created to identify growth, profit and problem areas. She helped initiate the online Master of Health Administration program, and taught two courses online for a New Jersey university for four years. Ms. Knabe started her career in healthcare in 1967 as a Research Scientist in the Clinical Microbiology Section of the Research Division of Johnson & Johnson (J&J). During her 11-year tenure, she developed, organized, coordinated and managed projects to test and identify effective and efficient new and existing products for wound care, burn care and topical therapies. Faith earned her M.A. in Microbiology from Smith College in 1963, and also holds her M.P.H. in General Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (1978). In addition, Faith received a B.A. in Biology from Clark University in 1962 and is currently a member of the NY Academy of Science, Sigma Xi; the National Association of Professional Women.

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Cathy Bucci-Griffin Regional Director of Operations Affiliated Oncologists, LLC Oak Lawn, IL

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athy Bucci-Griffin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among 2017 Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Cathy is the Regional Director of Operations with Affiliated Oncologists, LLC.

Cathy’s employer Vantage Oncology/McKesson Specialty Health own and operate over one hundred fifty cancer treatment facilities across 35 states, Affiliated Oncologists stands by their firm belief in providing evidence based, state of the art treatment and compassionate care for individuals diagnosed with cancer from diagnosis to survivorship. An accomplished healthcare professional with 25 years of experience, Cathy has been in this position for eighteen

months. In this capacity, she utilizes her expertise in the areas of healthcare consulting and information technology, oncology, performance improvement, leadership, physician relations, patient care, quality improvement, sales and more. Possessing certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Cathy is a member of the Advisory Board for ASCO and maintains affiliation with ACCC, NAPW, the American Cancer Society, QOPI and the Commission on Cancer. A graduate of the University of St. Francis, Cathy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management. To learn more, please visit www.vantageoncology.com.

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Rebel Hudson Scrub Tech, Certified Laser, Spray Tan, Eyelash Extension Specialist

Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons Bethany, OK

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Rebel Hudson as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Plastic Surgery. Hudson wears ‘many hats’ at Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons — she is a Scrub Tech, Certified Laser, Spray Tan and Eyelash Extension Specialist and is licensed for Micropigmentation. She brings 21 years of experience in the field to her role. Prior to joining the team at Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons, Hudson worked as a Scrub Tech at Integris Baptist Medical Center, where she earned her Tech III designation. She still maintains simultaneous part-time employment with both healthcare facilities. “I enjoy expanding my knowledge and skills with work and hold myself to a strong professional work ethic,” Hudson said in her employee bio. Owned and operated by Dr. Clinton Webster, Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons “offers a fully-equipped, on-site

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accredited surgical center, as well as a MedSpa that allows patients to undergo the latest skin rejuvenation treatments,” the practice’s website states. To further her professional development, Hudson maintains affiliations with the American Micropigmentation Association and the National Association of Professional Women. Among her most recent accomplishments, Hudson completed another certification as an Artas Robotic Hair Transplant Technician. Hudson earned a degree in Surgical Technology from Metro Tech, and also studied at both Oklahoma Central State and Rose State College. When not working, Hudson enjoys attending her son’s soccer games, spending quality family time and cruising. She dedicates this recognition to her children: Ariel, Mercedes and Adrian and to her mother, Candy Lindgren. For more information on Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons, visit www.clintonwebstermd.com.

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Lou Ann Jones Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development 3HC Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc. Goldsboro, NC

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ou Ann Jones is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Lou Ann is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development for 3HC Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc. Established in 1981, 3HC-Home Health & Hospice Care is a private, nonprofit agency serving residents throughout a spectrum of medical services. Both Medicare and Medicaid certified, 3HC is home to seven clinical offices, the inpatient Kitty Askins Hospice Center and the inpatient Crystal Coast Hospice House. A healthcare professional garnering over three decades of industry excellence, Lou Ann has established a reputation

of success. In her current capacity, she specializes in business administration and management, leadership, patient care, management and marketing. In addition to her work, Lou Ann enjoys mentoring up and coming professionals and encourages her peers to attain as much education as possible to excel in the fast-changing healthcare industry. In the years to come, she would like to renovate the company for future expansion. On the Public Relations Committee of the Association for Home and Hospice Care, Lou Ann holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Administration from Central Michigan University. For more information, please visit www.3hc.org.

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Megan M. Heim Division Vice President B.E. Smith Nashville, TN

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egan M. Heim is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Megan is a Division Vice President for B.E. Smith. For over 40 years, B.E. Smith has been successfully connecting healthcare providers with exceptionally qualified leaders through tailored healthcare leadership solutions including retained executive search and interim leadership. A professional garnering 15 years of experience specifically in healthcare; Megan’s areas of expertise include executive recruitment, succession planning, leadership development, retention strategies, hospital operations, revenue cycle, compliance, client satisfaction, healthcare consulting, performance analytics, long term client relationship management, marketing and sales. Presently, her responsibilities include the regional oversight of six states in the Midwest, supporting healthcare providers and organizations in leadership talent acquisition. This includes the development and management of client

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relationships to understand organizational goals and priorities in order to ensure the successful outcomes of various support services; as well as responsibility for service delivery and client satisfaction across all services. Prior to her career with B.E. Smith, she held sales and management positions with leading consulting and technology companies for ten years. To keep abreast of the latest industry changes, Megan maintains affiliation with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association for Health Care Recruitment, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting, and the National Association of Professional Women. Moreover, she maintains affiliation with local charities such as GiGi’s Playhouse, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the National Association for Down Syndrome. A graduate of Duquesne University, Megan received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. For more information, please visit www.besmith.com or www.linkedin.com//in/meganheim.

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Laura J. Tank Senior Manager Transplant Quality Banner University Medical Center Tucson, AZ

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aura J. Tank is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Laura is a Senior Manager Transplant Quality at Banner University Medical Center. Founded in 1938, Banner University Medical Center is the leading nonprofit provider of healthcare specializing in an array of subspecialties. Fast forward to present, Banner Health has grown into one of the largest health care systems in the country with operations within seven states. Garnering over fifteen years of experience in the healthcare industry, Laura has been with Banner University Medical Center since 2015. In this capacity, she utilizes her expertise in the areas of biotechnology, compliance and regulatory affairs, design control, quality assurance, project management and technical writing on a daily basis.

A Certified Quality Auditor, Laura keeps abreast of current trends through her affiliation with the American Society for Quality, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, American Association of Blood Banks, Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance and NAPW, where she was recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year. Charitably, Laura donates her time to organizations such as the Southern Arizona Humane Society and Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, dining out and beer tasting. Reflecting on her education and training, Laura graduated from the University of Arizona with her Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. To learn more, please visit www.bannerhealth.com.

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Patricia M. Curtis Director of Operations, Clinical Care Services Optima Health Virginia Beach, VA

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atricia M. Curtis is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare Administration as a result of her role as Director of Operations, Clinical Care Services with Optima Health.

Optima Health provides health plan coverage to more than 450,000 members throughout Virginia. They offer a full suite of commercial products including consumer-driven, employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, individual and family health plans, employee assistance plans and plans serving Medicaid enrollees. Optima Health offers programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services — all to help members improve their health. Having over 30 years of experience in nursing, Patricia decided to start a career nursing for the opportunities and also because she excelled in science. Now, in her current

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position, she specializes in the operational management of professional clinical staff, non-professional staff, policies, procedures and quality monitoring in a managed care organization and integrated health system. Additionally, Patricia works closely with the acquisition and operation of new computer systems, human resources, and the oversight of financial responsibilities including capital, operational and medical expenses. She says her greatest career accomplishment has been program expansion and integration at Optima, and that her mother has been her greatest inspiration throughout everything she has done in her life thus far. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, and attending theater productions and art shows. Patricia earned an MBA from Troy University, and a B.S.N. from the University of Detroit at Mercy. To learn more, please visit www.optimahealth.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare Services

Robin E. Gathman Trade Show and Special Events Manager PLANMECA USA, Inc. Wheaton, IL

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obin E. Gathman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Robin is a Trade Show and Special Events Manager for PLANMECA USA, Inc.

Celebrating over 40 years of excellence in healthcare technologies, PLANMECA USA is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech dental units as well as state-of-the-art dental software and imaging solutions. Garnering twenty 25 of experience, Robin is responsible for the overall coordination and management of various trade show programs, event planning and organizational management.

In addition to her tradeshow career, Robin sits on several exhibitor advisory committees for multiple dental associations and partakes in public speaking engagements in order to enhance PLANMECA’s marketing programs. Moreover, Robin sits on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Dental Society Foundation and maintains affiliation with the American Academy of Orthodontists Foundation, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Free Clinic and NAPW. Outside of work, Robin enjoys raising money for Oral Health America, gardening and sewing. A graduate of the College of DuPage, Robin earned an Associate’s degree in Business. She holds certification as a CME (Certified Manager of Exhibit) and is currently pursuing her CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer) certification. To learn more, please visit www.planmecausa.com.

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Jennifer L. Suarez, MA, LAC Substance Abuse Counselor Gateway Foundation Lone Tree, CO

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ennifer L. Suarez, M.A., L.A.C., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health. Jennifer is a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Gateway Foundation.

Since its inception in 1968, the Gateway Foundation has flourished as the exclusive contract provider of in-custody substance abuse treatment services for the state of New Jersey Department of Corrections. In her current position, Jennifer is a compassionate, knowledgeable mental health professional working with at-risk youth from all walks of life in the areas of: addiction recovery, behavioral health, case management, corrections, counseling, group therapy and more.

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A member of the American Counseling Association, National Board for Certified Counselors and NAPW, Jennifer enjoys martial arts, movies, comic book conventions and traveling in her free time. Throughout the course of her education and training, Jennifer graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with both her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She holds further certification as a Licensed Associate Counselor. To learn more, please visit www.gatewaycorrections.org.

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Charlotte Peper, MA, LPC Psychotherapist and Counseling Supervisor Our Family Services Tucson, AZ

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harlotte Peper, MA, LPC, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health. Charlotte is a Psychotherapist and Counseling Supervisor at Our Family Services.

Through an integrated continuum of compassionate care and assistance, the team at Our Family Services provides shelter and support to homeless children, youth and families throughout the community. Possessing nearly 25 years of experience, Charlotte has been in her current role for six months. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she provides counseling for adolescents and at-risk youth. Charlotte is an expert in the areas of behavioral health, case management, counseling psychology, life transitions, psychotherapy and more.

A member of NAPW and the Native American Horse Camp, Charlotte offers youth and family therapy for the San Xaview Tohono O’odham Nation and maintains affiliation with organizations including Doctors Without Borders and Capacita International. Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys art, traveling, writing and spending time with family. Throughout the course of her studies, Charlotte attended Prescott College where she attained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Psychology. To learn more, please visit www.ourfamilyservices.org.

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Farzaneh Dokhani, MD Psychiatrist Yolo County Mental Health Davis, CA

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arzaneh Dokhani, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Mental Health. Dr. Dokhani is a Psychiatrist at Yolo County Mental Health.

Driven to make a difference by enhancing the quality of life for all local residents, Yolo County Mental Health was established to assist in the care of individuals from all walks of life with all mental health needs. Board certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Dokhani has been in the industry since 1980 and in her current role for three years. Specializing in adult and child psychiatry, Dr. Dokhani utilizes her expertise to successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat her patients.

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To keep abreast of the latest advancements in the field, Dr. Dokhani is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Central California Psychiatric Society. Outside of work, she enjoys quality family time as well as nature and various outdoor activities. Reflecting on her educational career, Dr. Dokhani earned her Medical degree from the University of Tehran College of Medicine. For more information, please visit www.countyofyolo.org.

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orking from home — it’s all the rage now, really. With remote access available just about anywhere there’s a WiFi signal, telecommuting is now more possible than it ever was before.

As of January 2016, a Global Workplace Analytics poll indicates that 3.7 million Americans now work from home, at least on a part-time basis. 50 percent of the workforce in the United States consists of jobs that are compatible for telecommuting. Sure, it is a dream for many of us to think about working in our easy chair while still wearing pajamas all day long. We can still send email, make phone calls and communicate with coworkers in any form that is now available and complete reports, articles, letters and correspondence of any kind. So long as we have the technology at our fingertips, telecommuting should be easy.

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However, there is one aspect to the phenomenon of telecommuting that some could lose sight of. Where is the best place to focus? At home…or at the office? Working from home does bring its own set of distractions. If you have a pet, that pet is aware of the fact that you are home and will bring its needs to your attention. If you are a parent, working from home can open up a whole new world of flexibility for you — but at the same time, having a child around could be very distracting. Of course, you have access to your home fridge, as opposed to the shared office fridge. You get to watch your television or listen to the music of your choosing, but what happens when you spend more time watching TV than you do on your work?

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If your employer allows you to work from home and you decide that is the lesser of the two evils in terms of distracting work locations, here are a few tips to help you stay focused.

Even if your boss provides you with a deadline for a project, make your own deadline earlier. An earlier deadline will give you greater focus to work toward finishing it faster. Reward yourself not just with breaks, or with snacks, or with coffee — but with something out of the ordinary that means a lot to you.

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Se t deadlines for yourself – and reward yourself when you mee t them.

A ler t your friends and family to your working hours.

Working at home does not equal availability for chatting. If you get a personal call or text while you are working from home, you have every right not to answer it.

Realize that telecommu ting is not for ever yone. If you try your hand at telecommuting and come to the conclusion that you are easily distracted by the distractions of home, let your employer know. There is no shame in trying telecommuting — if it is available to you — and returning to the nine-to-five office schedule. ■

Change your scener y.

If you are working in real time and need to stay in constant contact with your office, just shoot a message over indicating you are heading to Starbucks, or to your local library, or to any other location where you will not be distracted. If you cannot step away for long enough to hop in the car and change locations, change rooms, or get outside if weather permits (and, of course, WiFi is available). Just looking at a different wall could do you a world of good.

Take breaks.

In a society that intrinsically de-values the lunch hour. Take a break, even at home. Lie down, take a cat nap, eat lunch, go for a walk, make a personal call. It is awfully monotonous to sit in one seat, staring at the same screen, for eight hours — no matter where you are.

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But if you are at the office, do not be fooled…there are distractions everywhere. Maybe you are distracted by that coworker on a loud international conference call. Maybe you cannot get off the internet. Maybe office gossip is rampant. Maybe an impromptu team meeting has interrupted your entire morning plan, and you used your best time management skills to block out time. Maybe a coworker has come to pay you a visit at your cubicle and it is just not a good time for you, but this coworker is dealing with a difficult time at home, and you do not want to turn this person away from your compassionate ear.


CWW Member Profiles Healthcare | Mental Health

Jeanie S. Almo Founder and Director Fairmount Associates, LLC Philadelphia, PA

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eanie S. Almo is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Mental Health. Almo’s professional title is Founder and Director at Fairmount Associates, LLC, which specializes in counseling. She brings over 30 years of experience working in both private practice and as program director, as well as expertise in behavioral health; child development; family therapy; individual, group and marriage counseling; hypnotherapy; psychotherapy; psychiatric nursing; and motivational speaking and coaching, to her role. “My main interest is in the field of individual, relationship, family counseling, and parenting issues, and the spectrum of life issues that impact them including: separation and divorce; chronic or terminal illness, grief or loss; physical disfigurement, abuse or domestic violence; and family members dealing with substance abuse, families dealing with special needs children,” Almo said on the practice’s website. Almo earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her

Master of Education degree in Special Education and Inner Cities Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, as well as a Master of Nursing Science degree in Psychiatric – Community Mental Health Nursing/Child and Family Counseling from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In addition to her degrees, Almo holds numerous certifications in the field, including: Registered and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner by the International Association for Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Services; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Certified Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists; Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor by Villanova University; and Certified Family Therapist by the Nathan Ackerman Institute of New York City — Bristol, Connecticut Annex. To further her professional development, Almo established the Fairmount Area Business Association. When not working, Almo enjoys reading, painting and singing. She dedicates this recognition to her daughter and mentor, who taught her about child development. To learn more, visit www.fairmountassociates.com.

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Zelimir Vukasin, MD Psychiatrist Aristotle’s Psychological & Biofeedback Service Jamaica, NY

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elimir Vukasin, M.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health. He is a Psychiatrist at Aristotle’s Psychological & Biofeedback Service/ Transitional Services New York. Treating a multitude of disorders, the team at Aristotle’s Psychological & Biofeedback Service provides detailed evaluations, diagnoses and treatment plans for local children, teenagers and adults.

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Recognized by Leading Physicians of the World for his successful career in mental health, Dr. Vukasin specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as various sleep disorders and recovery-based counseling. Board certified in Psychiatry, Dr. Vukasin is a member of IAHCP and enjoys playing guitar in his free time. He has recorded an album titled “True.” Educated in Croatia, Dr. Vukasin received his Medical degree from the University of Zagreb. To learn more, please visit www.aristotlespsychological.com.

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Dr. Karyne E. Messina Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, and Educational Specialist Chevy Chase, MD

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r. Karyne E. Messina has been recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Psychology. Dr. Messina is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and educational specialist with over 30 years of professional experience. Dr. Messina graduated from George Washington University with a Doctorate in Human Development. Her Doctoral degree included the study of Abnormal Psychology as well as Psychological Testing and Assessment. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she also obtained a Master’s degree from George Washington University in Special Education with a focus on Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University. After completing her studies, Dr. Messina began her career as a teacher in a non-graded school that focused on developing individual strengths in each child. She then worked as a special education teacher. Since then, she has continued to teach students and professional therapists at the Washington School of Psychology and The Center for Psychoanalysis in Washington, D.C. Dr. Messina is a founding member and of the Infant Observation program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. At this facility she has served as the Director of the Meyer Treatment Center and was the Interim Executive Director before becoming the Director of a Hospital Outpatient Program. She was a member of the Board of Director at this School as well. Additionally, Dr. Messina has also taught a number of post-graduate level courses for therapists who are in training. During her tenure, she received Teacher of the Year award several times based on student evaluations and recommendations at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Moreover, from her decades of experience in private practice, Dr. Messina has worked extensively with patients afflicted with a wide variety of mental health and

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behavioral symptoms or diagnoses, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, schizophrenia, sexual orientation and gender identity, couples counseling, PTSD and other trauma-inducing behaviors/experiences. Dr. Messina also provides a vast array of services including Psychological and Education Testing, Individual Psychotherapy, Play Therapy for Children, Psychoanalysis, Helping Adolescents develop a “College Edge.” This includes creating an optimal course that can help them think about their futures with intentionality. Through the use of Career Counseling and Coaching skills, she assists Executives and leading Managers in various fields in their search for more satisfaction in their work by exploring second career options. She also works with Couples and Families and conducts Custody Evaluations. Dr. Messina is also a writer and is currently working on a book about why many accomplished women have been written out of history; a phenomenon she believes can be applied to situations where one group discriminates against another. Her major hypothesis can be applied to bullying on the playground as well as conflict between major corporations and countries at war. She also will discuss a way to ameliorate tensions that lead major impasses. Additionally, Dr. Messina is currently a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis where she serves as a Certification Examiner. Messina is also a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, The Washington School of Psychiatry, and the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the National Association of Professional Women. In her spare time, Dr. Messina enjoys glassblowing and metal work. She has been invited to show her work at exhibitions worldwide. To find out more information about Dr. Messina, please visit www.drkarynemessina.com or visit her NAPW profile at www.napw.com/me#sthash.FGniBGs3.dpuf.

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Laura L. English, PhD Founder, Laura English Art & Photography, Clinical Psychologist Wellspring Christian Clinic Birmingham, AL

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aura L. English, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health. Dr. English is the Founder of Laura English Art & Photography and Clinical Psychologist at Wellspring Christian Clinic. Providing a multitude of psychiatric care, psychotherapy and counseling services, the team at Wellspring Christian Clinic performs various intellectual, psychological and vocational evaluations; ensuring that treatment methods are consistent with biblical teaching and pertaining to Christian faith and influence. In the industry since 1996, Dr. English is an esteemed psychology professional. Her areas of concentration include, but are not limited to: all aspects of clinical psychology, pastoral counseling, cross-cultural psychology, psychotherapy and gerontology.

As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. English sees patients coping with anxiety and depression, grief and trauma recovery, burnout in the workplace, and more. In addition to practice, she is an Associate Professor at Southeastern Bible College and has her own side business, Laura English Art & Photography. Outside of work, Dr. English enjoys art, playing piano, singing and writing. She is in process of writing “Bully & Sprout.” Throughout her educational career, Dr. English graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with both her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Theology, Clinical Psychology and Cross-Cultural Ministries. She initially began her educational career with her B.A. in Psychology and Christian Ministries at Belhaven University. For more information, please visit www.wellspringchristian.com. For more information on Dr. English’s art and photography business, please visit www.lauraenglishartandphotography.com and www.lauraenglish.shop.smugmug.com.

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Margaret Murphey Clinical Director Angel-Rose Counseling Center Baker City, OR

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argaret Murphey is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Counseling. Margaret is the Clinical Director at Angel-Rose Counseling Center. A heavily knowledgeable counselor possessing years of experience, Margaret specializes in the following: Christian counseling, cognitive based family therapy as well as diagnosis and various treatment options. Her primary concentration lies in providing aid and support to children ranging in age from preschool to young adulthood in the areas of anxiety, depression and much more.

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To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Margaret maintains affiliation with the International Christian Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, Oregon Counseling Association and the National Association of Professional Women. Outside of work, she is involved with local charitable efforts and church activities. Passionate about helping others, Margaret also provides free counseling services to those in need. Reflecting on her education and training, Margaret graduated from California State University-Chico with her Master of Arts degree in Psychology.

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Lana Currance, RN, MSN, MHA Founding Chief Executive Officer Clear View Behavioral Health Parker, CO

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ana Currance, R.N., M.S.N., M.H.A., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Lana is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Clear View Behavioral Health. A 92-bed facility, Clear View Behavioral Health is an acute behavioral health hospital serving adolescents, adults and seniors in Johnstown, Colorado. Open 24 hours a day seven days a week, Clear View provides inpatient programs through individual, group and family therapies as well as various treatment plans, recreational and education programs.

Specializing in behavioral health, leadership, strategic planning, marketing and more, Lana has been in the healthcare industry for over three decades. She has been in her current role as CEO almost three years. A member of the American Nurses Association, NAMI and NAPW, Lana enjoys quality family time, being outdoors and mentoring in her free time. Throughout the course of her studies, Lana graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Management and Nursing. For more information, please visit www.clearviewbh.com.

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Beth I. Kalish, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst Private Practice Los Angeles, CA

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eth I. Kalish, Ph.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Mental Health. Dr. Kalish is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice. An esteemed healthcare professional, Dr. Kalish has been in the mental health field for 56 years. For decades, she has worked with clients in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of various conditions and disorders. With that being said, Dr. Kalish’s areas of concentration include anxiety and depression, behavioral health, counseling psychology, eating disorders, family therapy and marital issues as well as all facets of psychology and psychoanalysis. She has published many articles on her clinical work with children and adults. The 2007 recipient of the Alumnae Citation for Achievement Award from Sarah Lawrence College, Dr. Kalish served as president of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and was a President/Founder of the

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American Dance Therapy Association. In October, 2016, she was honored with ADTA’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. She is a respected member of the American Psychological Association, Division 39; American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a Board Member for both the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies and International Psychoanalytic Association. Additionally, Dr. Kalish maintains affiliation with the Southern Poverty Law Center, Pachamama Alliance, Doctors Without Borders and Habitat For Humanity. Outside of practice, Dr. Kalish enjoys traveling, reading and writing. Throughout the course of her studies, Dr. Kalish earned her Psy.D., in Psychoanalysis and Ph.D., Psychology and Child Development from Bryn Mawr College. For more information, please visit www.therapists.psychologytoday.com.

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Linda C. Richardson-Beaird, MA, APRN, CNS

Psychotherapist Private Practice St. Louis Park, MN

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inda C. Richardson-Beaird, M.A., A.P.R.N., C.N.S., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Prominent Professional in the field of Mental Health as a result of her role as a Psychotherapist. In the industry for over 40 years, Linda has been in private practice since 1991. With her background as a Registered Nurse, Linda’s unique expertise in both nursing and psychology are a helpful combination when it comes to working with her clients on an advanced level. Presently, Linda’s areas of expertise include counseling, individual, couples and group therapy, psychotherapy, meditation, mind/body work and much more. She holds certification as a Psychotherapist, CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist), APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse), and is certified to instruct yoga as well.

A member of the American Nurses Association, Minnesota Nurses Association, ANA Council of Nurses in Advanced Practice and Minnesota Women in Psychology, Linda enjoys biking, hiking, walking her dogs, skiing, travel and reading in her spare time. Linda received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University in addition to her Bachelor of Applied Studies with concentration in Group Work in Mental Health from the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Linda earned her Diploma in Nursing from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota. To learn more, please visit www.lindarichardsonbeaird.com.

Jean Lynch Owner Bringer of Light Aromatherapy Depoe Bay, OR

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ean Lynch is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Health and Wellness. Jean is the Owner of Bringer of Light Aromatherapy.

A health and wellness professional garnering over 30 years of experience helping people, Jean possesses licensure as a Registered Nurse and Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. In this capacity, she works with individuals in the areas of alternative medicine and holistic health, aromatherapy, pain management, wellness coaching and the use of various oils and creams. Jean’s role includes researching all organic ingredients and compiling the formulas for all of her products. She mixes, labels, and ships all products, which can be found on her website. She is always available for questions or requests from her clients by phone or email. As a coach, she makes herself available to clients who need support dealing with death, illness or other life-changing events. On being successful, Jean’s advice to young professionals

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entering the industry is to “understand the role of energy” and to “listen to patients.” She is a member of AAHN and AAHA and enjoys cooking and walking in her spare time. Charitable towards organizations such as the American Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Jean is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Institute of Interfaith and Holistic Theology. She also holds a Master of Health Administration in addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from UCLA. Her goals include continuing to coach and counsel clients, and to write a book based on her dissertation, “The Energy of Health.” The message being that our thoughts and emotions influence health, healing, happiness and longevity as much as diet, exercise or heredity. Outside of work, Jean’s hobbies include reading, cooking healthy meals, and taking daily walks. She is also very fond of dancing. To learn more, please visit www.bringer-of-light.com.

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Diane Garstka Independent Business Owner and Executive Consultant Rodan & Fields Springfield, VA

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iane Garstka is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Direct Sales field. Garstka’s professional title is Independent Business Owner and Executive Consultant at Rodan & Fields, which specializes in dermatology and skin care, and providing health and wellness products to customers. She has worked in this capacity for the past four years, and brings expertise in change management, customer service, leadership development, skin care and strategic planning to her role. “When offered the opportunity to partner with the world famous, Stanford-trained doctors who invented Proactiv, I jumped in,” Garstka said. “I am using my professional skills to build my business and to help others do the same. My team and I are growing as individuals and giving back.” Garstka earned her A.B. degree in Economics from Stanford University. Before establishing her own business through Rodan & Fields, she worked in a variety of positions, including a Financial Loan Officer for Union Bank, Assistant Vice President of American Security/MD

National/NationsBank, and also served in her family business as a Domestic Engineer. In her current role, Garstka is awarded the opportunity to work with the number-one skincare brand in the U.S. “When my business was in its infancy I grew it slowly, taking care to understand the needs of each of my customers,” Garstka said. “Now that my team is growing I also coach and lead my partners. This opportunity has given me flexibility to do business wherever I am, work with amazing people and build residual income.” To further her professional development, Garstka is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, she volunteers her time to the Women’s District of Columbia Golf Association, donates clothing to Kids Can and the Junior League of Northern Virginia and supports Lou Gehrig’s Disease awareness. Garstka dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her father, Tim Nixon, and to her aunt, Gloria Carroll. To learn more, visit www.dianengarstka.myrandf.com.

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Alexander L. Kunz CEO and Founder OP2 Labs (Frog Performance) Ramona, CA

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lexander L. Kunz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the fields of Medical, Health and Wellness. Alexander is the CEO and Founder of OP2 Labs (Frog Performance).

Designed as an advanced, clinically proven proprietary protein product for near instant absorption at the cellular level, FrogFuel is free of GMOs, fat, sugar, gluten and cholesterol with proven 100 percent digestibility in under 15 minutes. A Navy SEAL turned entrepreneur, Alexander founded OP2 Labs with his SEALS teammate, Jeff Byers. The pair created OP2 Labs to offer a true clinically driven protein supplement and challenge the performance supplement marketplace.

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On the development of Frog Performance, Alexander states: “I want to have the consumer be able to have access to medical-grade product.” He started with a concept and wants to bring it from a medical label to performance label. Moreover, Alexander is recognized as investor and an expert in strategic business design. With the combination of his business acumen and entrepreneurial success, Alexander has the passion and ability to flourish in any business to attain optimal results. Looking to the future, Alexander plans on continuing growth and development of OP2 Labs products. For more information, please visit www.op2labs.com.

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Kyle Daigle, DC Chiropractor Ultimate Performance Chiro & Rehab Lake Charles, LA

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yle Daigle, DC, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Daigle is a Chiropractor at Ultimate Performance Chiro & Rehab.

In practice for five years, Dr. Daigle is well-versed in all facets of chiropractic health and wellness. A past collegiate athlete, he understands the needs of athletes and is able to relate to his patients through the services he provides. Currently, Dr. Daigle works with patients suffering from chronic pain and educating them on how to achieve maximum performance. In this capacity, his areas of concentration include applied kinesiology, clinical nutrition, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, low powered lasers, pain management, physical therapy, neurology, sports medicine and vibration therapy, to name a few.

In addition to practice, Dr. Daigle is the Chief Medical Officer of SNA Biotech in Austin, Texas and the Co-inventor of Neurosage, a U.S. Patent Pending Biotech device. A member of his local Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Daigle enjoys baseball, fishing and hunting in his free time. He is also passionate about giving back to charitable efforts such as child hunger organizations. Throughout the course of his education and training, Dr. Daigle studied Biological Science/Pre-Med at McNeese State University before transferring to Louisiana State University for Biological Science. Dr. Daigle earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic. To learn more, please visit www.uperformance.com.

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Dr. Xin Miao, DC, LAC Owner Xin Xin Wellness Center, LLC Rockville, MD

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Dr. Xin Miao, DC, LAC as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Health and Wellness. Dr. Miao is the Owner of Xin Xin Wellness Center, LLC. In her role, she provides chiropractic, acupuncture, rehabilitation and pain management services. According to its website, Xin Xin Wellness Center “believes that chiropractic care is the cornerstone of any comprehensive and holistic health program.” The staff believes that “when your body works the way nature intended, your spirit soars — and so do you.” The site continues to indicate that “Dr. Miao and her staff have one goal in mind – to help you improve your overall well-being. [We] know that when y our body isn’t in top shape that your entire outlook on life can be affected. That’s why you’ll always be greeted with a smile and leave with an even bigger one on your face.”

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Additional services offered by Xin Xin Wellness Center include instrument adjusting, flexion and distraction, drop table, electro-acupuncture and ear needling. Rehabilitation services include rotator cuff injury rehabilitation, strength training, post-meniscus surgery rehabilitation and both work and sport related injury rehabilitation. Dr. Miao earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. To further her professional development, she is affiliated with NCMIC, the American Chiropractic Association, the Maryland Acupuncture Association and the Virginia Chiropractic Association. When not working, Dr. Miao enjoys hiking, reading, and quality family time. She dedicates this recognition to her parents, Jian Miao and Yaxian Wang. To learn more, visit www.xinxinwellnesscenter.com.

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Tari Spitalny Owner and Founder Eye Am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary Pacific Palisades, CA

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ari Spitalny is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Health and Wellness. Tari is the Owner and Founder of Eye Am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary. With a team of spirit guided Masters and Teachers, Eye am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary invites all into their warm serene, crystal charged environment for an array of services. Offering holistic teachings and aquatic healing to many more practices to achieve Mind-Body-Spirit Interconnection, Eye Am Inn provides the teachings in order to develop your self-awareness and growth on your spiritual path. Tari’s dream of having a place for people to go and appreciate what the Universe can do for them eventually came to fruition in 2015. When asked about Eye Am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary, Tari states: “The Inn is more than a storefront; it is a place of warmth and peace, and for some it’s a new beginning, which can be felt as soon as a client steps through the doorway. Eye Am Inn provides a homey environment allowing people to develop spiritually.” In addition to various yoga and pilates, medical meditation and reiki healing services, Eye Am Inn offers fun and affordable memberships as well as individual workshops and classes. A VIP member of the National Association of Professional Women, Tari possesses extensive knowledge in business

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management and took many classes in the ’80s when she began working for her father, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Penn Foster many years later. Tari is a multi-tasker and specializes in administration. Part of developing a good business is finding the right people to build with. The team is the foundation for the possibilities. Her awesome staff contributes to her beliefs and dreams and Eye Am Inn’s staff is the best of the best! Each member of Tari’s team is trained in the specific areas that she has practiced for over 40 years. Tari is also a constant contributor for many pet rescue groups in Chicago and Los Angeles. Her latest charity is the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand-sponsoring and saving the lives of dogs and cats for the meat trade. She hopes to be able to provide transport for them one day to get out of the country and into adoptable homes. Outside of Tari’s sanctuary, she is a paranormal investigator at heart for most of her life. Her developed sixth sense and yearning for spiritual guidance have led her to paranormal activities. Fascinated by the “unknown,” she loves attending overnight investigations and ghost conventions. Please join Tari’s community on her Facebook page: Eye Am Inn Spiritual Sanctuary and for membership or class information, please visit www.eyeaminn.com.

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Samina Ahmad, MD, ALC, CAP Founder and CEO Samina’s Wellness ad SSGWI.org Tappan, NY

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amina Ahmad, M.D., ALC, CAP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Health and Wellness Field.

Dr. Ahmad’s professional titles are the Founder and CEO of Samina’s Wellness and SSGWI.org, and the Founder/ CEO and Manager of Junoon, Inc. She established Samina’s Wellness seven years ago and brings over 25 years of field experience, as well as expertise in energy healing, fundraising, holistic health, marketing communications and massage therapy, to her role. “I am at the forefront of the wellness movement that is fast becoming the new physical, mental and spiritual basis for present and future generations,” Dr. Ahmad said. Dr. Ahmad established SSGWI.org, also known as the Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative, together with her husband Salman Ahmad, the founder of Junoon, the rock band that Dr. Ahmad manages from the business end. “The New York-based NGO focuses on three main areas: interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue; global health and wellness; and music education,” the organization’s website states. “Throughout their lives, Salman and Samina have worked on raising awareness and bringing people together, through music, media and advocacy. Now, they are

launching their non-profit to further enable them to confront health and social challenges and lend their voice to bringing people together.” Dr. Ahmad’s wellness business, Samina’s Wellness, focuses on lifestyle changes. “As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you,” Dr. Ahmad said. “Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.” Before beginning all of her career aspirations, Dr. Ahmad earned her Medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. To further her professional development, she is a member of AAPNA, Pakistani Physicians of North America and the National Association of Professional Women. She has also adopted a village in Pakistan and built 43 homes on the village’s land. When not working, Dr. Ahmad enjoys exercise, reading and writing. She dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her mother, Nina Haq. For more information, visit www.ssgwi.org, www.junoon.com and www.drsamina.com.

Human Resources

Margaret-Anne Irvine HR Manager Puresource-Health Group Canada Guelph, ON, Canada

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argaret-Anne Irvine is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing and Distribution. Margaret is a HR Manager with Puresource-Health Group Canada. As a leading national distributor and manufacturer of natural wellness products throughout Canada, Puresource’s product line extends to cover various personal care products, natural cleaning supplies, natural and organic foods, sports nutrition supplements and much more. Garnering years of experience in human resources management, Margaret has been with Puresource for seven years. Her present areas of concentration include

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compensation management, policy and procedure, employee relations, payroll, performance management and process improvement; as well as recruiting and helping with new hire orientations. Aside from the demands of work, Margaret enjoys auto racing and dancing. As a grandmother to a child with Autism, she maintains close ties with the organization, Autism Speaks. A graduate of Sheridan College, Margaret received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management and Personnel Administration. For more information, please visit www.puresource.ca.

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Shelley R. Sliger Human Resources Manager Heritage Food Service Group, Inc. Fort Wayne, IN

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helley R. Sliger is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing. Shelley is the Human Resources Manager with Heritage Food Service Group, Inc. As North America’s leading distributor of 100 percent genuine OEM food service replacement parts for commercial kitchen equipment, Heritage Food Service Group, Inc., provides the largest in-stock inventory paired with superior logistical support for customers across the globe. Possessing 19 years of experience, Shelley is a seasoned human resources professional working in the areas of ADP payroll, employee benefits, HR policies and management, new hire orientations, workers compensation, workforce planning and much more.

To keep up with the latest advancements in the industry, Shelley maintains affiliation with the Society for Human Resource Management, Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association, Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Professional Women. Furthermore, Shelley enjoys quality family time outside of work as well as donating to charities such as ASPCA and the Ronald McDonald House. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition, Shelley earned a certificate in Administrative Assisting and Secretarial Science from International Business College. For more information, please visit www.hfse.org.

Insurance

Sonia A. Ntuk, LTCP Owner Sonia Ntuk State Farm Insurance Washington, DC

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onia A. Ntuk, LTCP, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance. Sonia is an Agent and Owner at Sonia Ntuk State Farm Insurance. Since its inception in 1922, State Farm Insurance has been a national leader in insurance services. With client satisfaction being a top priority, the agents on staff strive to ensure each client is properly taken care of in the variety of areas they service.

Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Sonia is a member of the Women’s Business Association and maintains affiliation with local schools and charitable efforts. Possessing a Long Term Care designation as well as Series 6 and 63 licensure, Sonia studied Business Management at Northern Virginia Community College. For more information, please visit www.soniantuk.com.

An esteemed insurance professional garnering 16 years of experience, Sonia has been in this capacity for the past year. She currently works with clients in the areas of life, health and auto insurance; as well as property, casualty and small business insurance. Additionally, Sonia works with families preparing for college savings and retirement planning.

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ou have probably heard of any number of international associations with local branches and meetings. But while you know their names, it is possible you are not sure what said organizations actually do. They all have different mission statements, meeting formats and guidelines for membership. In addition, there are local organizations such as a chamber of commerce that are great for networking purposes. Here are just a few such organizations listed with their benefits and specs.

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Rotary International

Started in 1905 by Paul Harris, who is now considered the “Father of Rotary,” the first Rotary Club was met up of four local Chicago businessmen. They met once a week around lunch time and rotated their respective offices as meeting locations, hence the name “Rotary” and therefore starting the Rotary Club of Chicago. The focus of Rotary International and of Rotary Clubs across the world centers on philanthropy and charity — with the motto of “Service Above Self.” Today, there are 1.2 million Rotarians in 35,000 Clubs across the globe, according to Rotary.org. Club practices and projects are largely based in the Four-Way Test, which reads as follows:

Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.” Rotarians network with each other, but are also focused on giving back to their respective communities through local projects and international campaigns — particularly when it comes to the eradication of Polio worldwide.

Your Local Chamber of Commerce Every chamber of commerce is different, but one aspect across the board is the networking opportunity that comes with membership. You will meet many professionals from your area in varying industries — and possibly some who are in the same industry that you are part of.

If those at the helm of your local chamber of commerce are doing their jobs correctly, they will do their best to attract all types of businesses and encourage relationships amongst those businesses that can benefit from each other’s goods and services.

Lions Clubs After joining a men’s club following the establishment of his own insurance agency in 1913, Melvin Jones, according to lionsclubs.org, asked the following question: “What if these men, who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?” The answer to that question came with invitations from Jones to delegates to meet in Chicago to “lay the groundwork for such an organization,” and as such, the Lions Clubs organization was born in 1917. Once the idea took off, Jones left his insurance agency in favor of committing himself to growing the Lions Clubs organization. The name of the organization is derived from Jones’ interpretation of a lion – “[it] stood for strength, courage, fidelity and vital action.” Later, the name was nearly changed at the 1919 Lions convention, but Halstead Ritter, a member of the organization, pointed out that L-I-O-N-S “heralds to the country the true meaning of citizenship: Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety.” Similarly to Rotary International, today, Lions Clubs spend a great deal of time working on service projects — including sight programs, health programs, youth volunteer opportunities, community and environment programs and disaster relief. Memberships are available not just on a one-person basis — the Lions have created family memberships as well as student memberships.

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As far as networking and business relationships, the Lions organization applies its code of ethics, including “[remembering] that building up [your] business it is not necessary to tear down another’s to be loyal to [your] clients and true to [yourself].”

But regardless of industry, you are there to help each other out. There are numerous venues in which that can be made possible. The obvious, more dated example is to swap business cards. Add to that: sharing each other’s social media information, recommending services that both of you can use and of course, referrals.

Certain businesses are compatible to work together. For example: party planners and caterers; restaurants and food service distributors; insurance agents and bankers; retail shops and local publicists. If those at the helm of your local chamber of commerce are doing their jobs correctly, they will do their best to attract all types of businesses and encourage relationships amongst those businesses that can benefit from each other’s goods and services. The staff of a good chamber of commerce will also promote your business on your behalf, through a variety of channels. Some include: full membership mailings, social media sharing, meetups, newspaper advertising and posting fliers and business cards inside the chamber’s office.

Young Professionals Groups Every YP group is also different — but they can be found in several cities and states across the country. Businesses may have their own internal YP committees. They invite those starting out in their careers to come together and help promote each other — and quite often, they perform philanthropic works as a team. Based on the requirements of a few YP groups, membership dues are required, but they are usually reasonably priced. While YP groups are clearly meant for a specific niche, they are a great forum for those of that niche to get their feet in the door. No matter what your profession, niche or passion is, there is a group out there for you in which you can further your network. These are great places to start looking, but with a little research, you can find even more possibilities that could work for you. ■

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A second integrated precept is the Object of Rotary, or “to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and, in particular, to:


CWW Member Profiles Insurance

Cheryl G. Henry Owner CGH Insurance Jourdanton, TX

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heryl G. Henry is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance. Cheryl is the Owner of CGH Insurance.

In 2011, Cheryl purchased the agency where she now specializes in 50 percent commercial lines and 50 percent personal lines insurance. With a strong and reliable client base, Cheryl is able to smoothly own and operate her independent insurance agency. In the industry for over 32 years, Cheryl started CGH Insurance more than five years ago. She has held various positions with different insurance companies over the years, and started out as an Underwriting Assistant in 1989. Working in this capacity allows Cheryl to work with clients in the areas of commercial, farm and ranch; as well as wind storm insurance. Claiming that the key to her success is perseverance, Cheryl has flourished as both a business owner and insurance professional. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support

Services from Texas A&M University (Kingsville), and an Associate’s degree in Business from Palo Alto College. To further her professional development, Cheryl maintains memberships with numerous prestigious organizations. Some of these include; the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio (IIASA), Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys spending time with family and involvement through Cowboy Fellowship Church. She also volunteers as a Soccer Coach with Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA). Initially beginning her collegiate career with an Associate’s degree in Business from Palo Alto College, Cheryl went on to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Texas A&M Kingsville. Additionally, she holds a General Lines Property and Casualty Insurance Agent License. For more information about Cheryl G. Henry, you can visit her LinkedIn page at: www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-geisssler-95a95539/.

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Mary Wallace Owner The Wallace Agency Dubois, PA

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ary Wallace, Allstate exclusive agency owner, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Insurance. Mary is the owner of The Wallace Agency. The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate ®” slogan, Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publicly traded company in 1993. A seasoned insurance professional with over 20 years of experience, Mary has been an agency owner for one year.

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Specializing in life and retirement planning, as well as property and casualty insurance, Mary is a customercentered, compassionate agent who goes above and beyond for all customers. Priding her success on loving what she does, Mary’s advice to young professionals entering the field is to stay focused. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce in DuBois, NAPW, SPCA, Hometown Hope and enjoys reading and being with family in her time outside of work. For more information, please visit https://agents.allstate.com/mary-wallace-du-bois-pa.html.

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CWW Member Profiles Insurance

Allison Peoples, CIC, CISR Commercial Account Manager Parker-Douglas Insurance Commerce City, CO

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llison Peoples, CIC, CISR, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Insurance field.

Peoples’ professional title is Commercial Account Manager at Parker-Douglas Insurance, which specializes in providing commercial insurance for clients. She brings 25 years of experience, as well as expertise in administration and management, commercial account management, customer service, general insurance, problem solving and networking, to her role. Additionally, Peoples is skilled in the areas of property and casualty insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, legal liability insurance and umbrella insurance. “Since 1983, Parker-Douglas Insurance (PDI) has been providing risk management services to individuals and commercial operations throughout the country,” the company’s website states. “Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and licensed countrywide, PDI can provide you with coverage no matter where your business ventures take you. Whether you are a national corporation or an

entrepreneur, our team of professional advisors can design a policy based on your company’s specific needs.” Prior to joining the team at PDI, Peoples has held a number of related positions, including: Commercial Account Executive at Goodman Gravley Insurance Source; Commercial Account Executive at Leonard Adams Insurance; Large Commercial Account Manager at the Fournier Group; Large Commercial Account Manager at Brown & Brown Northwest; and Account Manager at Keller Lowry Insurance. She also holds CIC and CISR designations. To further her professional development, Peoples is a member of the National Alliance and the National Association of Professional Women. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren and motorcycling, and also volunteers her time to Special Olympics. Peoples dedicates this recognition to her husband, Brian Peoples, and thanks him for his love and support. She also dedicates this recognition to her children; Marcus, Linwood, Moteak and Jasmine; and her grandchildren; Marcus, Jr., Kai, Serenity, Keymara and Brison. For more information, visit www.parker-douglas.com.

Law Enforcement | Security

Janice F. Chlebus Co-Owner Make Your Shot Count! Fayetteville, NC

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anice F. Chlebus is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Janice is the Co-Owner of Make Your Shot Count!

Driven by the mission to enhance safety in all forms, Make Your Shot Count! was established to educate and train civilians in all areas of handgun and firearms use through concealed carry classes. Working side by side with her husband and safety/security expert, Geary Chlebus, Janice is an advocate and instructor who has devoted her career to helping women gain the

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confidence in using a firearm for their personal protection and necessary survival skills. Knowing an attack can occur at any moment, Janice and Geary strive to ensure each student gains comfortability with firearms while learning the essential tools behind them. Priding her success on having patience and providing realistic training, Janice enjoys cooking and cake decorating in her free time. She would like to dedicate this recognition to Geary for all of his help in making the business successful. To learn more, please visit www.makeyourshotcount.com.

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Karen R. Weikel Crime Scene Investigator Broken Arrow Police Department Broken Arrow, OK

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aren R. Weikel is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law Enforcement. Karen is a Crime Scene Investigator with the Broken Arrow Police Department. The Broken Arrow Police Department provides effective, efficient and ethical police services through the management of allocated human and physical resources. Together, their team of 130 police officers and 57 civilian personnel strive to provide for and protect their city. Following a 16-year career as a police officer, Karen changed gears to become a crime scene investigator three years ago. Presently, she works in the areas of crime scene investigation, criminal investigations, crime scene photography, evidence collection and much more. When asked to give advice for young professionals, Karen states: “Do not just rely on the training your agency provides for you, learn on your own by reading books related to the field and articles about the changes in the field of work.” A lesson Karen has learned throughout the course of her career is that no matter what, always tell the truth. She

says: “Even if it what you did resulted in a major mistake, it is always better to tell the truth because your integrity and professional reputation are a vital part of who you are and when those are tarnished you have lost your greatest value.“ In looking back on her career, Karen would like to be remembered as an officer who has honored the five pillars of Law Enforcement which are Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion and Courage. A Certified Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification (IAI), Karen maintains affiliation with the Oklahoma chapter of IAI, ASCR and NAPW. In addition to her investigative position, Karen is also an instructor at the Broken Arrow Police Academy. Throughout the course of her studies, Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Outside of work, she enjoys scuba diving, painting, reading and riding her motorcycle. To learn more, please visit www.brokenarrowok.gov.

Law | Legal Services

Darlene Belton Paralegal Supervisor Law Offices of Robert S. Gregg Irving, TX

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arlene Belton is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Darlene is the Paralegal Supervisor at the Law Offices of Robert S. Gregg. Catering to residents of Dallas and Fort Worth since 1990, the Law Offices of Robert S. Gregg specialize in various felony, misdemeanor, and traffic ticket defense services. Home to a highly skilled trial lawyer, Mr. Gregg and his support staff provide first-class legal solutions throughout an array of practice areas. Possessing nearly 30 years of experience, Darlene is a seasoned paralegal. She has been working at the firm for

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23 years, working in the areas of divorce and family law, criminal law, legal support and office management. A member of NAPW, Darlene’s advice to those entering the industry is: “being a paralegal has to be something you want to do.” On the key to her success, Darlene states “I enjoy what I am doing. I love seeing a case through from beginning to end.” Reflecting on her educational career, Darlene studied Political Science at North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. To learn more, please visit www.gregglawdallas.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Law | Legal Services

Colleen McDuff Director of Legal Education and Appeals Manitoba Prosecution Service Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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In addition to her work with the Manitoba Prosecution Service, Colleen is a lecturer at the University of Manitoba Law School, Winnipeg Police Academy and RCMP.

An integral asset to the Manitoba Justice system, the Manitoba Prosecution Service is responsible for the prosecution to the majority of criminal offenses in Manitoba including those relating to Provincial Statutes.

When asked about what has kept her in her career for so long, Colleen states: “I’ve always been interested in the Criminal Law so the nature of the work is something I’ve always enjoyed. The fast-paced nature of the work along with knowing that no two days will be the same also allows me to maintain a level of excitement regarding what the next day will bring.”

olleen McDuff is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Colleen is the Director of Legal Education and Appeals with the Manitoba Prosecution Service.

Possessing over 20 years of industry experience, Colleen has prosecuted all manner of cases and spent several years in the Domestic Violence Unit, ultimately taking over as Supervisor of the Unit in 2007. In 2012, she was appointed as the Director of Legal Education & Appeals and currently works in the areas of training and development, general oversight of the Appeal Unit. She also oversees the service’s educational programs and curriculum development for students and lawyers from across the Province.

As a member of the Manitoba and Canadian Bar Associations Colleen sits on the Wellness Board aimed at assisting lawyers in crisis across the country. She is also a member of the Law Society of Manitoba; Colleen earned both her B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Manitoba. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son and traveling. For more information, please visit www.gov.mb.ca.

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Deborah L. Rusin Director of Library Research and Sciences Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Chicago, IL

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eborah L. Rusin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of her role as Director of Library Research and Sciences with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Ranked as the “Best Law Firm” by US News Best Lawyers, Katten Muchin Rosenman was founded in 1974 as Katten Muchin Zavis. Fast forward to 2005, Katten Muchin Rosenman was established. Home to over 600 attorneys, the firm operates out of multiple offices in locations across the nation as well as in London and Shanghai. The 2009-2010 recipient of the Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship, Deborah’s areas of concentration include budgeting, copy writing, contract negotiation, policy writing, research, management and more. 131 Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017

To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Deborah remains an active member of the American Association Law Libraries, Chicago Association Law Libraries, (By-Laws Committee Chair) and the National Association of Professional Women. Following graduation from Loyola University (Chicago) with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Deborah went on to earn her Master of Science in Library Science at Dominican University. She holds an ABA Paralegal Certification through William Rainey Harper College and is currently pursuing her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. Outside of work, Deborah enjoys running and animal rescue through PAWS Animal Shelter. For more information, please visit www.kattenlaw.com.

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Drzislav (Dado) Coric, Esq. Managing Member Traystman & Coric LLC New London, CT

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rzislav (Dado) Coric, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Prominent Attorney for 30 years of Excellence in the field of Personal Injury Law. Dado is a Managing Member at Traystman & Coric LLC. Paired with the delivery of first class representation to clients facing difficult times, Traystman & Coric specializes in an array of practice areas and continues to flourish with an exceptional reputation of legal excellence. An esteemed attorney possessing a BV® Distinguished Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Dado has over 25 years of experience in business and criminal law, civil litigation and personal injury cases within state, federal and Native American tribal courts.

To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Dado maintains affiliation with the American Bar Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, American Association for Justice, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New London County Bar Association. Outside of work, he enjoys boating and sports. Following receipt of his A.B. degree from Duke University, Dado went on to complete his JD at Washington University. To learn more, please visit www.traystmancoric.com.

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Dustin S. Whittenburg Attorney and Owner Law Office of Dustin Whittenburg San Antonio, TX

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ustin S. Whittenburg is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of his role as an Attorney and Owner of the Law Office of Dustin Whittenburg.

Dustin’s practice is focused on representing clients in a wide variety of matters pertaining to tax planning, tax controversy, and estate planning. In this position, Dustin regularly assists clients with resolving federal and state tax controversies, and he has represented individuals, closely held businesses, and large corporations in IRS audits, appeals and litigation in the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court. In addition, Dustin has also represented taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. He currently handles the formation of business entities and non-profit organizations, mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, state and local taxes, as well as counseling taxpayers with regard to Code Section 7623(b).

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Prior to establishing the Law Office of Dustin Whittenburg, Dustin worked at Cox Smith Matthews, Incorporated where his practice focused on complex tax planning, federal and state tax controversies, counseling non-profit entities, and matters related to executive compensation. Throughout his educational career, Dustin earned his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and graduated cum laude with his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Furthermore, Dustin obtained his M.S. in Accounting and B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance where he graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University. Dustin is presently a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Texas Tax Section, and the American Bar Association. In addition he has been named as a Rising Star in Texas by Super Lawyer’s Magazine for 2012, 2013 and 2014. To learn more, please visit www.whittenburgtax.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Law | Legal Services

Stephen L. Tatum Partner Cantey Hanger LLP Fort Worth, TX

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tephen L. Tatum is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Outstanding Professionals in the Legal industry. Tatum’s professional title is Partner at Cantey Hanger LLP. He specializes in appeals, arbitration and commercial litigation, such as defense and malpractice. “I am the head of the Firm’s Appellate Litigation Group,” Tatum said. “I am Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization. I also represent lawyers in State and Federal Disciplinary proceedings.” According to the firm’s website, Cantey Hanger LLP, started “in 1882, in the booming frontier town of Fort Worth,” under the leadership of William Capps and Samuel Benton Cantey. “Both were talented trial attorneys and quickly earned a reputation as a top litigation firm — a reputation Cantey Hanger has built upon during the past 130 years.” The website continues to state that “Today, Cantey Hanger maintains offices in Fort Worth and Dallas to provide local service to [its] North Texas clients.” Its staff brings combined decades of legal experience and knowledge, and the attorneys pride themselves on their efficient strategy and problem-solving skills to assist clients for favorable outcomes.

Tatum has worked in the legal field for 36 years, and has spent the last 14 with Cantey Hanger. He was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993, and is also admitted to practice in all four federal districts in Texas. He’s also admitted to practice in the 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization. To further his professional development, Tatum is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Panel and the International Association of Defense Council. Tatum earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University. He went earn to complete his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas Law School, where he worked on the Texas Law Review. When not working, Tatum enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Health Resources and is a Trustee at Harris Methodist Hospital. He has previously served on the Chair for Tarrant County Samaritan House (1992-1994) and the Chair for the Tarrant County Metropolitan YMCA. (1987-1991). To learn more, please visit www.canteyhanger.com.

Laura R. Crowley Attorney Lee & Fairman LLP Indianapolis, IN

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aura R. Crowley is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Trial Attorney of Indiana. Laura is an Attorney at Lee & Fairman LLP.

Established in 1984, Lee & Fairman is a full service law firm specializing in personal injury, business law, medical malpractice and defective medical devices, social security, civil rights and much more. Beginning her career in law 16 years ago, Laura’s areas of concentration include personal injury, medical plaintiff malpractice and medical product liability.

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Prior to her legal career, Laura was a registered nurse for ten years. Her unique combination in nursing and law give her the upper hand in representing healthcare related cases. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year in 2016, Laura is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indianapolis Bar Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Charitably, Laura serves as the Vice President on the Board of the St. Thomas More Free Clinic. Laura attained her law degree from Indiana School of Law, Indianapolis, which she accomplished in 2½ years. For more information, please visit www.nleelaw.com.

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Paul W. Wright Of Counsel Fulkerson Lotz LLP Wimberly, TX

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aul W. Wright is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of his role as Of Counsel with Fulkerson Lotz LLP.

With over three decades of experience to date, Paul began his legal practice in the energy field by becoming a trial attorney on the staff of the Federal Power Commission (now FERC). During this time, he also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Reserve. He later moved on to begin a career in Exxon Corporation’s Law Department in Houston, Texas where he remained for 37 years. During this time, Paul gained a wealth of legal experience in virtually all aspects of the company’s upstream operations. This experience included handling administrative hearings before FERC and the Department of Interior, drafting all kinds of agreements and, later, managing and participating in a docket of several hundred lawsuits. He also gained considerable experience managing and participating in significant litigation affecting the company’s downstream, chemical, and shipping activities, including cases related to the VALDEZ accident, a series of lawsuits involving patents on motor lubricating oil additives, and cases involving Exxon’s merger with Mobil. During the last 15 years of Paul’s career with ExxonMobil,

he was responsible for the coordination of international disputes. He acted as lead counsel in several of the company’s largest cases, including arbitration before an ICC Court tribunal in Europe, a case involving a significant claim for damages arising out of the construction of a floating production and storage vessel in the North Sea, and cases alleging serious human rights abuses in Indonesia and South Africa. In his current position, Paul thoroughly enjoys working with other lawyers and sharing his experiences and lessons learned in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution with his clients. He maintains membership in four state bar associations and has found time to be actively involved in bar association activities in the locations where he has served. While working in Louisiana, he was one of the founders of the New Orleans Pro Bono Project and was later elected as the second President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation in 1990. More recently, he served as President of the Houston International Arbitration Club and maintains an active association with leading members of the international arbitration community. Paul graduated second in his class at Georgetown University’s School of Business Administration in 1966 and received his JD from Georgetown’s Law Center in 1969. To learn more, please visit www.fulkersonlotz.com.

Eugenia M. Vecchio, Esq. Owner and Attorney Eugenia M. Vecchio and Associates Harrison, NY

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ugenia M. Vecchio, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Attorney of The Year in the field of Legal Services. Eugenia is the Owner and Attorney at Eugenia M. Vecchio and Associates.

Harnessing over three decades of legal experience, Eugenia has been in practice for 28 years where she handles all complex trust, wills, tax and corporate transactions for high net worth individuals amassing $10 million or more in assets. The recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award, Eugenia was presented with the Five Star Award in Top Wealth Managers and Attorneys in Westchester County from Westchester Magazine. An esteemed attorney, she was nominated for inclusion in the Top 100 Lawyers by

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Worth Magazine as well as a nomination for the Business Hall of Fame through the Business Council of Westchester. A member of the American, New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations, Eugenia maintains affiliation with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Bar Association and is a Board Member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Reflecting on her collegiate career, Eugenia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercy College. She then went on to complete her JD at New England School of Law in addition to coursework at the University of Oxford and Universitas Internationalis Coluccio Salutati in Italy. Eugenia also holds a certification in Financial Planning from the Lubin Graduate Center at Pace University. To learn more, please visit www.eugeniamvecchioesq.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Law | Legal Services

Michael A. Gottlieb, Esq. Founding Attorney Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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ichael A. Gottlieb, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Michael is the Founding Attorney at Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. provides top tier legal representation to clients throughout state and federal courts. Driven to execute quality legal services while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and client service, Michael will offer a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation before taking on any case. A widely respected criminal attorney, Michael has been in the legal industry for over 25 years. Possessing an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, Michael’s areas of concentration include appeals, criminal law,

domestic violence, DUI defense, medical malpractice, sex offenses, trial practice, white collar crimes and more. Listed as a Top Lawyer in Florida, he was also ranked in the National Trial Lawyers in the Top 100. The highlight of Michael’s career is enjoying success, which he defines as “helping people on a daily basis” and the “beauty of talking about the law.” Michael also mentions the fact that the law is a living thing especially seeing as it pertains to the fourth amendment. Following receipt of his B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University, Michael went on to earn his JD at Nova Southeastern University. For more information, please visit www.browardcriminallawyer.com.

Law | Legal Services

James S. Brady Managing Director Dykema Grand Rapids, MI

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ames S. Brady is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law. James is a Managing Director with Dykema.

Throughout the years, the team at Dykema has represented a variety of industries and practice areas. The attorneys on staff have represented clients in an array of matters, including cases involving business services, environmental law, government policy and practice, immigration, labor and employment, real estate, taxation and much more. In the legal industry since 1969, James has been with Dykema for six years where he specializes in commercial litigation and white collar crime as well as government investigations and corporate compliance issues. The recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from Western Michigan University and 2015 the Marion Hilligan Award from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School, James has gained consecutive recognition by Michigan SuperLawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

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Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Grand Rapids for Criminal Defense - Non-White-Collar by Best Lawyers® for 2015, James was honored as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar Law by the Leading Lawyers Network from 2014-2016. To keep abreast of the latest in law, James remains an active member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan Judicial Crossroads Task Force, Grand Rapids Bar Association, American Association for Justice, National Association of Former United States Attorneys, Michigan Association for Justice and the American Inns of Court. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Western Michigan University Foundation. Initially beginning his educational career with an undergraduate degree in Political Science, History and Education from Western Michigan University, James went on to attain his JD at the University of Notre Dame. For more information, please visit www.dykema.com.

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Stewart H. Lapayowker, Esq. Founding Shareholder Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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tewart H. Lapayowker, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Aviation Law. Stewart is a founding shareholder at Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. Devoted to corporate aircraft transactions both domestic and worldwide, the team at Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. counsels foreign and domestic corporate and individual clients within an array of aviation and aircraft matters. Stewart has been in practice since 1989. He is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV-rated attorney concentrating in the area of aviation law pertaining to acquisitions, leasing, registration and financing of new and pre-owned jet aircraft as well as FAA and DOT regulatory matters, tax efficient structures and more. He is past-Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Tax and Regulatory Committee. In addition to practice, Stewart hosts an internet radio show called PlaneTalkRadio. He is devoted to helping aircraft owners and operators find solutions to the daily challenges they face.

The author of countless articles and editorials, Stewart has been quoted in the press, cited to by a federal appellate court and has also lectured on various topics in business aviation. Furthermore, Stewart has received many honors and awards during his career; and more recently, was selected as a 2014 Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Stewart also received the Humanitarian of The Year award by Debbie’s Dream Foundation to cure stomach cancer. Initially beginning his educational career with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Labor Relations from University of Pennsylvania — The Wharton School, Stewart went on to complete his JD at the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. For more information, please visit www.jetcounsel.aero.

Law | Legal Services

Stephanie P. Pass, Esq. Attorney SP&B Law Chesapeake, VA

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tephanie P. Pass, Esq., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Stephanie is an Attorney at SP&B Law.

Pairing superior legal representation with top tier customer service, SP&B Law is a full service law firm devoted to producing favorable outcomes for their clients. With a team of seasoned attorneys and support staff, SP&B’s practice extends to the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia. Admitted to practice in 1998, Stephanie has been in this position for five years. Prior to joining SP&B Law, she was a former prosecutor in Newport News Virginia and Chesapeake Virginia. Specializing in all facets of criminal law ranging from misdemeanor to felony and capital offenses, Stephanie’s expertise and previous career knowledge has led her for selection as an instructor for various narcotics investigations, constitutional law and civil

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forfeiture actions for the Chesapeake Police Academy and the Fraternal Order of Police in Hampton Roads, Virginia. A testament to her success, Stephanie received the Chief’s Award of Recognition by the Chesapeake Police Department and is listed amongst the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Stephanie also earned a Client Satisfaction award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Initially beginning her educational career with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Fayetteville State University, Stephanie went on to attain her JD from Mercer School of Law. While in law school, she was presented with the Order of the Barristers award and won the client counseling competition (Eastern District US) and the moot court competition with the Florida Bar Association. For more information, please visit www.nc-valaw.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Law | Legal Services

James D. R. Redpath Assistant Attorney General Office of the Arizona Attorney General Phoenix, AZ

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ames D. R. Redpath is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Legal Services.

Redpath’s professional title is Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. He brings over 50 years of legal experience to his role, all spent practicing law in the state of Arizona. He specializes in representing the Department of Transportation in eminent domain law, highway liability and risk management. He has also defended the state in legal tort cases. “When I first started working at the Attorney General’s office 50 years ago, things were set up differently,” Redpath said. “At one time, I was the head of the group of attorneys that represented the department of transportation.”

Prior to starting his law career, Redpath earned his Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Arkansas. He went on to complete his Law degree, also from the University of Arkansas. While studying for the Arizona Bar exam, Redpath worked as an insurance adjustor for State Farm Insurance. He then learned of a position opening in the Arizona Attorney General’s office, applied for the position and has worked at the office ever since. “The key to success is loving what I do and making sure that I keep up with any changes that occur,” Redpath said. In looking to the future, Redpath hopes to continue to serve the Government of Arizona in all Transportation Law matters for as long as he can prior to retirement.

Management | Logistics

Christine H. Stinson President Logistics Associates, LLC Springfield, VA

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hristine H. Stinson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the logistics field.

Stinson serves as the President of Logistics Associates, LLC, which specializes in logistics and support services. She has worked in her current role for the past six years, and brings expertise in government contracting, leadership, logistics support and management, project management, operations management, operational planning and supply chain management, to her role. Prior to assuming her current role, Stinson served for 20 years in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer. “Having spent 20 years in the United States Army, my leadership and project management experience significantly comes into play,” Stinson said. In her current role, Stinson’s job duties primarily deal with General Equipment Accountability and Audit Readiness. “We are a Woman Owned and a VA certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business,” Stinson said. “We provide logistical solutions to improve businesses so

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organizational goals can be reached. We build long lasting relationships one customer at a time by giving our customers problem solving solutions. Our personnel have experience in Department of Defense and Army policy, asset management, property accountability, supply chain management, policy writing, audit readiness and logistics.” Stinson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Management from Park University. To further her professional development, she is a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer’s Association, Service Disabled VeteransOwned Small Businesses, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, the Council of Logistics, the Operations and Supply Chain Group for Academics and Practitioners and the National Association of Professional Women, which named her as a member of the VIP Woman of the Year Circle. Prior to stating Logistics Associates, LLC, Stinson served as a Senior Logistics Analyst at the VT Group and CACI International, LLC. Stinson dedicates this recognition to her mother, Judith Ann Howell and to her husband, Roger Stinson. To learn more, visit www.logistical-solutions.com.

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Barbara K. Myers President/Coo Seasonal Marketing, Inc. La Pine, OR

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arbara K. Myers is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Manufacturing. Barbara is the President/ Coo of Seasonal Marketing, Inc., manufacturer of Caddis and Waterfowl Wading products.

Specializing in the development and manufacturing of Breathable and Neoprene Waders made for comfort and warmth, Seasonal Marketing, Inc., has created a line of Fishing and Hunting Waders, boots, accessories and clothing options for an array of uses. Whether you’re stuck in a rainstorm or knee-deep in a muddy pit, there will always be a product tailored directly to your needs.

To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Barbara maintains affiliation with the American Sports Fishing Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, NSIA, and attends national product shows. Seasonal Marketing has provided shoes and boots to Soles for Souls and Barbara has a passion for Special Olympics; as well as various charities in support of U.S. Troops. Aside from the demands of work, Barbara can be found gardening, fishing, hunting and kayaking, along with traveling for both business and pleasure. To learn more, please visit www.caddiswaders.com.

An esteemed professional having been inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Barbara works closely in the areas of: accounting and account management, customer service, inventory management, Operations, product design and more.

Manufacturing

Cynde K. Tuggle Owner and Operator TNT Bodyworks, LLC Tampa, FL

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ynde K. Tuggle is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing. Cynde is the Owner and Operator of TNT Bodyworks, LLC.

Established in 1985, TNT Bodyworks is a local, respected manufacturer of standard and custom bodies for all hunting and dog hauling needs.

Recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year by the National Association of Professional Women, Cynde enjoys crafts, floral arrangements, gardening and sewing in her free time. Throughout the course of her education and training, Cynde graduated from the University of Tampa with her Business degree. To learn more, please visit www.tntbodyworks.com.

Having inherited the business after her husband’s untimely death in 2013, Cynde had to take full control of TNT Bodyworks where she specializes in business operations, customer service and general management. She works side by side with her son to continue her husband’s legacy and fulfill his dreams of business ownership.

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CWW Member Profiles Manufacturing

Jacquelyn Vieweg-Santoro Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs Check-Mate Industries West Babylon, NY

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acquelyn Vieweg-Santoro is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of manufacturing. Jacquelyn is the Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs for Check-Mate Industries.

In business for over 40 years, Check-Mate Industries has evolved from a tool and die, stamping assemblies manufacturer into a multi-specialty organization. Home to countless support services, Check-Mate caters to customer needs from design through manufacturing to product testing.

A member of NAPW, LERA and ACLD, Jacquelyn enjoys boating and quality family time outside of work. Charitably, she donates her charity to organizations such as Smile Train. Graduating from Quinnipiac University with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Jacquelyn went on to attain her JD from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. To learn more, please visit www.checkmateindustries.com.

In the industry for the past decade, Jacquelyn has been in this position for three years where she utilizes her knowledge in the areas of business development, corporate law, intellectual property, legal writing and research and marketing on a daily basis.

Manufacturing

Shirley L. Patrick Partner and Customer Service Manager Mathews & Co. North Little Rock, AR

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hirley L. Patrick is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing. Shirley is the Partner and Customer Service Manager at Mathews & Co. Specializing in fine artistic furniture and accessories, Mathews & Co. creates countless unique hand forged, handmade and hand blown iron, pottery and glass products crafted by skilled artisans throughout Arkansas and Mexico. With 25 years of experience, Shirley has been in this capacity for 13 years. Prior to her work with Mathews & Co, she own a charter business in Vallarta, Mexico where

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she acquired vast experience and industry knowledge. Presently, Shirley’s areas of expertise include customer service, color and design, décor, furnishings, product design and sales management. Recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year by NAPW, Shirley enjoys quality family time, hunting arrowheads, reading, solving puzzles and sailing in her free time. Additionally, she donates her charity to various cancer organizations; as well as the Ronald McDonald House and Wounded Warrior Project. To learn more, please visit www.mathewsandcompany.com.

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Tara E. Durkan Owner, CEO and Brand Creator Dossage Fragrances La Canada, CA

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ara E. Durkan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing. Her professional title is Owner, CEO and Brand Creator of Dossage Fragrances. Established in 2012, Dossage Fragrance is an independent fragrance company catering to both men and women. With four fun, unique and sensual fragrances, Dossage is also home to a line of luxury candles available in 15 different scents. As Owner, CEO and Brand Creator, Tara wears several hats within the business. From brand and product development to manufacturing, distribution and marketing, she handles majority of executive responsibilities and inquiries. With a product line of all items made in the U.S., Dossage is currently being sold abroad in some of the finest resorts, spas and selected retailers across the globe.

Inducted into the VIP Woman of The Year Circle by the National Association of Professional Women, Tara maintains affiliation with IWLA, the International Spa Association, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors and Cosmetic Executive Women. She also devotes her time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Los Angeles and is the recipient of the Volunteer of The Year Award from the Circle of Huntington of Huntington Hospital. Tara completed coursework at both the New York School of Interior Design and the University of California – Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.dossage.com.

Military

Amy R. Alcorn Administrative Executive Assistant/Project Manager United States Navy/US Pacific Fleet Headquarters Honolulu, HI

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my R. Alcorn is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Military Services. She is an Administrative Executive Assistant/Project Manager with the United States Navy/US Pacific Fleet Headquarters.

The United States Navy, a key component of the U.S. Armed Forces, is made up of the best-trained, most dedicated, hardworking and respected Naval officers in the world. Committed to maintaining freedom of the seas, discouraging aggression and winning wars, the Navy serves the United States with pride and honor. Throughout the course of her outstanding 34-year career with the U.S. Navy, Amy has held various positions within the organization. In her current role, she oversees all correspondence and necessary documentation for over 150 military and civilian personnel throughout regional command headquarters.

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Presently, Amy is responsible for all administrative tasks including monitoring all paperwork, human resources needs, maintaining calendars for general and flag officers, writing correspondence and much more. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Amy maintains affiliations with Habitat For Humanity and Adopt-A-Highway. She enjoys watercolor painting, drawing, traveling and reading in her spare time. Initially beginning her education with a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, Amy went on to complete her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Development with a focus in Leadership from Ashford University, where she graduated Magna cum Laude. For more information, please visit www.navy.mil.

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CWW Member Profiles Military

Captain Carrie Compton Reservist United States Marine Corps. Fort Worth, TX

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aptain Carrie Compton is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Military Service. Carrie is a Reservist with the United States Marine Corps.

The United State Marine Corps, a key component of the U.S. Armed Forces, is made up of the best-trained, most dedicated, hardworking and respected officers in the world with the mission to serve the United States with pride and honor. A seasoned military captain with ten years of active duty under her belt, Carrie is currently pursuing new opportunities in the areas of organizational management and training and development. With that being said, her areas of expertise include data analysis and implementation, leadership

development, project management, organizational leadership and problem solving; as well as training, development and execution. Presently, Carrie serves as a Board Member for the Greater Dallas Military Foundation and maintains affiliation with Semper Fi, the Joe Foss Institute and NAPW. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling. After graduating from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry, Carrie went on to complete her Master of Public Health Administration degree at National University. For more information, please visit www.marines.mil.

Military

Christy DeLuca Hopkins Reserve Officer United States Air Force Camp Lejeune, NC

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hristy DeLuca Hopkins is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Military Services. Christy is a Reserve Officer with the United States Air Force.

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win across the air, space and cyberspace. In order to achieve that goal, the U.S. Air Force aims to provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. They will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation. An esteemed military professional with over 15 years of experience, Christy has been in her present role since 2014. In this capacity, her main areas of concentration

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include information assurance, management of reserve support to operational execution, and personnel deployment capabilities globally in support of Rapid Global Mobility. Also recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Christy earned a Bronze Star for significant leadership impact as well as for taking care of thousands of people serving in the US military overseas. Aside from the demands of work, she enjoys fitness and volunteering. Beginning her educational career with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Language Arts and Teacher Education from McKendree University, (Cum Laude) Christy went on to attain her dual Master of Arts in Leadership and Management/Human Resources Development at Webster University. For more information, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/christy-deluca-hopkins-2ab05873

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Debra D. Daniels Military Deputy Director US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Havre de Grace, MD

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ebra D. Daniels is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Military Services. Debra is the Military Deputy Director, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. As the nation’s principal research and development resource for non-medical chemical biological (CB) defense, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has strategized and developed countless technologies in the areas of CB detection, protection and decontamination since its inception in 1917.

Garnering almost three decades of industry experience, Debra has been in her current position for three years. In this capacity, her areas of concentration include national security, research and development, program management, procurement and operational planning. Recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of The Year, Debra is a member of AUSA, MOAA and Women in Defense. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading and photography. A graduate of Troy State University, Debra earned her Master of Science degree. For more information, please visit www.ecbc.army.mil.

Military Support Services

Robert R. Wilson CEO R2C Support Services Huntsville, AL

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obert R. Wilson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to the Aerospace and Defense field.

Wilson’s professional title is CEO of R2C Support Services, which specializes in military support services, with a specific focus on aerospace and defense. He brings over 25 years of aerospace and aviation experience, as well as expertise in budgeting, finance, human resources, policy and regulations, strategic planning, subcontractor management and tactical leadership, to her role. Prior to beginning his career in support services, Wilson served in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm as well as Operation Desert Shield. “My time in the U.S. Air Force has helped me become a strong defender and supporter of the U.S. Military,” Wilson said. “Obsolescence is a huge problem and our hands are tied by the rules of engagement, in that war is political and the decisions are made by a politician as to

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ultimate policy. The U.S. Military can defeat the current threat of ISIS as it were allowed to use the Powell Doctrine of the 1990s of overwhelming force. We could do that in two weeks if let loose.” Wilson earned his Bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. To further his professional development, he is a member of the Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals; the Army Aviation Association of America; the Air Defense Artillery Association; the American Honors Society and the Society of Logistics Engineers. He also volunteers his time to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. When not working, Wilson enjoys quality family time. He dedicates this recognition to his father, John R. Wilson, Jr. (5th Ranger Battalion in the WWII Battle of the Bulge), and his mother, Florence J. Wilson. For more information, visit www.r2c-ss.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Military

Sandra K. Simpson Retired Civilian Member Defense Logistics Agency Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

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andra K. Simpson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Lifetime Achiever for her Career in Military and Government Services. Sandra is a Retired Civilian Member with the Defense Logistics Agency. A subsidiary of the Department of Defense, the Defense Logistics Agency was established to provide global logistics and support services catering to military services, civilian agencies and foreign countries during both wartime and peacetime. Sandra began her military career upon enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1973 where she was trained and acquired expert skills in medical logistics. In this capacity, she is responsible for all medical logistics throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. To date, one of her most memorable accomplishments was when she successfully led a team that delivered medical necessities and supplies into Liberia during the unforgettable Ebola outbreak.

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Moreover, Sandra’s advice to someone starting out in the industry is to “work hard and learn your craft.” Sandra states she learns something new every day and through her photography hobby, she gets enormous personal satisfaction in both logistics and photography. Upon retirement, she hopes to further her photography career and eventually open a business. Graduating from the University of Vermont with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government, Sandra went on to complete her Master of Public Administration and Master of Science degrees in International Relations at Troy State University. For more information, please visit www.dla.mil.

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Paula Fortran President Mountain Moving and Storage of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM

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As President, Paula works in the areas of administration, customer service, scheduling and management.

Whether you are seeking to move across the country or across town, Mountain Moving and Storage of Santa Fe is there to help you transport your most cherished items with utmost efficiency and safety. A licensed and insured company, Mountain Moving and Storage of Santa Fe delivers prompt service with flexible scheduling at affordable rates.

To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Paula remains a member of the American Movers and Storage Association. She holds an Associate’s degree in Sales and Marketing and plans on expanding both of her businesses in the years to come.

ontinental Who’s Who- Paula Fortran is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals. Paula is the President of Mountain Moving and Storage of Santa Fe.

In business for 24 years, Paula works with her husband, Randy on a daily basis. A partner with Santa Fe Moving, Randy drives the trucks for the company.

To learn more, please visit www.santafemovingcompany.com.

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Andrea L. Stauter Office Manager National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Lexington, KY

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ndrea L. Stauter is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Non-Profit Services. Her professional title is Office Manager at National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Offering a variety of resources such as educational standards, training, model acts, publications and more, NASBLA caters to the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and additional U.S. territories. As Office Manager for the past five years, Andrea is responsible for the oversight of daily operations, office and staff management as well as providing first-class customer service to the general public and membership. She also works with Operation Dry Water and Wear It campaign for safety of recreational boaters in all 50 states and six U.S. territories. Inducted into the National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Andrea has volunteered with the USO and Girl Scouts of the USA for the past eight years. Outside of work, she enjoys scrapbooking, boating, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

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Throughout the course of her studies, Andrea earned her Bachelor’s degree in Textiles and Clothing with a minor in Fashion Merchandising and Business from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. This recognition is dedicated to the loving memory of Andrea’s younger brother, AG-1 Edward T. Earhart who was stationed and died at the Pentagon while serving in the U. S. Navy. This year, the Edward T. Earhart Memorial Scholarship is working toward a reaching goal of $5,000 for scholarship before September 11th, and the team members are currently at $1966.00 as of June 21, 2016. To donate, visit https://www.youcaring.com/ag1-edward-tearhart-memorial-scholarship-pentagon-535923#.VuBvpI9 Ph5A.facebook. Andrea’s mentors were Linda Pennington who taught her correct grammar and to always help others by which we help ourselves; Virginia Landreth Etherton who taught her about public speaking; and finally, Thomas Hayward, who taught her how to swim and be productive in the non-profit world. For more information, please visit www.nasbla.org.

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Rev. Daphne B. Grimes Founder Thomas the Apostle Center Cody, WY

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ev. Daphne B. Grimes is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Non-Profit Organization. Daphne is the Founder of Thomas the Apostle Center. Promoting spiritual, physical and intellectual growth in a quiet, comforting and reflective setting, Thomas the Apostle Center is an ecumenical, interfaith retreat center for individuals and groups alike. Having been active in the industry since the 1980s, Rev. Grimes has devoted her career to helping people. The Thomas the Apostle Center is an ecumenical retreat center that sits on 300 acres of land. Prior to its creation, the land previously served as a part of her family’s ranch. With her expertise in education, religion, spirituality and organizational management, Rev. Grimes has helped

countless people throughout the course of her fulfilling career. Noting God as her main inspiration, Rev. Grimes has been lucky enough to have traveled across the world and has touched the lives of people from all walks of life. In addition to her spiritual work, Rev. Grimes is also a professional artist and published poet. A Former Spiritual Advisor for Community of Celebration, Rev. Grimes is a member of the Compass Rose Society and several ecological organizations. Following receipt of her Bachelor’s degree in Drama from the University of Houston, Rev. Grimes went on to complete her Master’s degree in English at Columbia University as well as a Master’s degree in Religion from Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. For more information, please visit www.tac.diowy.org.

Katrina Kuzniuk Senior Director of Operations National Ovarian Center Coalition Koppell, TX

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atrina Kuzniuk is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Nonprofit field.

Kuzniuk’s former professional title is Senior Director of Operations at the National Ovarian Center Coalition. She worked in this capacity for the past 16 years and brings expertise in budgeting, compliance, infrastructure, finance, nonprofit organization management and strategy, to her role. “I help companies achieve targeted revenue growth by applying my proven leadership, problem solving and communication skills to the requirements of a dynamic work environment,” Kuzniuk said. “This trait has consistently helped me exceed expectations. My ability to look over the horizon to anticipate obstacles typically has me a step ahead in terms of streamlining and optimizing operations in order to resolve issues and concerns. Communication in all business is the key to success and I believe you can never have enough positive collaboration.” In her role at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Kuzniuk cites several impressive job duties. “I planned, developed, organized, implemented, directed and evaluated the organization’s fiscal function and

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performance,” Kuzniuk said. “I directed multi-location budgets, P&L management, and annual audits, and I mentored and coached 22 direct reports throughout tenure. I participated in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.” Kuzniuk attended the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, where she studied the Hotel and Tourism Industry. She also studied Business Management, Accounting and Marketing at Georgian College, and then earned her Associate’s degree with honors from Willis College, studying business, technology and healthcare programs, and help desk support. To further her professional development, Kuzniuk is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and is a certified Microsoft Office professional. When not working, Kuzniuk volunteers her time to Operation Kindness. She also enjoys spending time outdoors as well as quality family time with her two children, Adin and Ellis. Kuzniuk dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of Mary Olynciew. For more information, visit www.ovarian.org.

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Mala B. Walker President and Chief Executive Officer Darcel Unlimited Brooklyn, NY

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ala B. Walker is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Notary Services as a result of her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Darcel Unlimited. Darcel Unlimited is a company that instructs people on how to save time and money using the internet offering E-commerce, public interest and notary services. As President and CEO, Mala specializes in customer services, training, business development and management. She uses her skills as a Notary Public to become a Certified Signing Agent. As such, she is now on call to assist with various

transactions to ensure the documents are completed correctly and timely. The primary focuses are refinances, purchases, structured settlements and debt settlement. A member of the National Association of Professional Women and the National Notary Association, Mala is charitable towards organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She is a long standing member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who has held positions on the local, state and regional levels. Aside from the demands of work, she enjoys travel, reading and shopping. Currently, Mala has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Faith A. Robinson Senior Vice President Midas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chester, NJ

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aith A. Robinson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals. Faith is a Senior Vice President with Midas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Faith Robinson’s lifelong interest in science, technology and the natural world prepared her for her role as the senior vice president of Midas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Since childhood, Ms. Robinson has enjoyed problem solving and troubleshooting in scientific endeavors and wanted to combine her knowledge with the creativity of business development. She has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 38 years in various leadership roles with a strong background in drug science and marketing productivity. Faith joined Midas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a full pharma value chain company, 15 years ago. Overall, she champions the highest work ethic in order to offer reliable and high quality supply chain services to the pharmaceutical industry with integrity and responsibility. As an individual, she oversees current sales and marketing management, supply chain management, and product development, along with regulatory and compliance functions.

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In her near 40 years in the pharmaceutical field, Faith has encountered her share of challenges. Early in her career, she received no direct credit or equal treatment for her work compared to her male co-workers. She later struggled with not having many women in leadership and management roles alongside her. A persuasive strategist and problem solver, she persevered by making sure her voice was heard. To date, Ms. Robinson’s accomplishments include helping entrepreneurial startups and facilitating company growth in various phases. To improve her industry, she believes that more companies should have a debate forum and give employees with diverse opinions a platform to be heard, a process she’d have an active hand in. Ms. Robinson would like to be remembered as someone who was perceptive about unmet needs, maintained strong standards, and got the job done with integrity and reliability. Ms. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Vermont. In her spare time, she enjoys watching, learning from, and walking amongst nature. Looking ahead, she would like to teach on a college level, write a book and relocate to her home in the woods. Inner Circle Executive | Summer 2017 146

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CWW Featured Member Photography

Paige Porchia Owner and Founder FlutterBy Photography Fayetteville, NC

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aige Porchia is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in the field of Photography.

“When human beings experience joy or exceptional life events, the desire to preserve them is not uncommon.” As the owner and founder of FlutterBy Photography, Paige has a great passion to connect with others and enable them to keep special moments forever. She is a licensed photographer who works to do this by providing “exceptional home studio and on-location experiences for children of all ages and their Families,” according to the company’s LinkedIn. Her expertise lie in birth and baby photography. Coming from a family that is, “U.S. Army, through and through,” Paige spent nearly 10 years serving our country as a Logistician before becoming a mother and deciding to branch out into photography. According to Paige’s professional profile, “I decided to leave the Army after 8 years to start a Family. Through Motherhood I rediscovered a passion for capturing special moments and life events through photography and knew that would be my next adventure.” She accredits her aspirations to her parents who are both Veterans and to her mother who was also a photographer. In order to further her professional development within the field of photography, Paige volunteers her services for various local organizations, including Mom2Mom Fort Bragg, Nationwide Nurse-In, Bikers for Autism, Fort Bragg VMMM, and her own motherhood support group called Babies, Boobs & Butterflies. Prior to starting her photography career, Paige earned a Bachelor’s in Criminology/ Military Science from North Carolina State University in 2007 and has also completed numerous years of logistics training and education through

the U.S. Army. She now takes continued learning courses through Fayetteville Technical Community College in order to expand her knowledge of photography which she believes is paramount for personal growth. Regarding her advice to others, Paige says, “Don’t give up. Nothing worth it is ever attained easily. Balance work with quality family time. Family always comes first. Never stop learning. Self teach, take classes and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Lastly, don’t be too hard on yourself. Keep your head down (stay focused) and have fun. If you spend all of your time comparing yourself to others then you’ll never be happy.”. She claims that her success stems from her “Faith in God and loving support system” and that keys to creativity include the “ability to be resilient and flexible... oh yes, and good lighting!”. When she isn’t working, Paige thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She’s a devoted mother and wife addicted to coffee, sweet tea and anything beachy. She is a licensed skydiver with the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and certified in Open Water and Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving through the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). Skydiving, scuba diving, horseback riding, reading and dancing in the rain are just a few of her favorite pastimes. In addition to being a recognized Continental Who’s Who Pinnacle Lifetime Professional, Paige Porchia is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) and National Associate of Professional Women (NAPW)

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Helen Goode (Thomas) Realtor/Broker Exit Landmark Realty Clinton, MD

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elen Goode (Thomas) is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Real Estate. Helen is a Realtor/Broker with Exit Landmark Realty. Assisting clients in the buying and selling of homes throughout Southern Maryland and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area since 2008, Exit Landmark Realty is home to experienced and knowledgeable agents devoted to first-class, quality service and property management. Not only is Helen a popular realtor and broker, she is an analyst, consultant, investor and overall life enthusiast. Amassing 15 years of experience, Helen is well versed working in multiple industries ranging from small to large companies and corporations with executive level reporting

functions. With that being said, her areas of expertise include contracts negotiation, financial operations, forecasting, leasing, leadership, property management, program control, residential real estate, sales and much more. Recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, Helen is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors and her Local Board of Realtors. Maintaining affiliation with the American Heart Association, Helen spends her tree time reading, traveling and singing with Praise and Worship for Christian Ministries. A graduate of North Carolina State University-Raleigh, Helen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. To learn more, please visit www.goodehomes4u.com.

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Beverly Aplikowski Chief Executive Officer/President Lakeside Homes, Inc. New Brighton, MN

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everly Aplikowski is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Beverly is the Chief Executive Officer/President of Lakeside Homes, Inc.

Founded in 1962, Lakeside Homes is a manufactured home community and sales center providing individuals and families with clean, safe, attractive, comfortable, quality home ownership. Having been involved with Lakeside Homes since its inception, Beverly currently possesses 54 years of professional experience. Specializing in first class customer service and property management, she currently manages 245 units that are comfortably groomed with maintenance upkeep services and annual inspections to ensure each home is up to par. Locally, Beverly has been very involved in community volunteerism and local politics. She currently serves as President of the Human Life Alliance and is presently serving a second term as Chair of the Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association. She has always been www.CWWICE.com

active in politics and served as a City Council Member for ten years and six years as Mayor in Arden Hills, Minnesota, as well as additional state sub committees. Furthermore, Beverly is a parliamentarian and has served many organizations in several capacities. She is active in the local Rotary Club, serving on many subcommittees. Because of her status in the organizations she serves, Beverly is often sought out as a counselor and facilitator by other groups. A member of her local Chamber of Commerce, Beverly is also on the Chair and Financial Commission at St. John Baptist Church. Beverly lives by the philosophy: “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” and her personal motto is: “If a job needs doing, learn what is needed and then do it.” In her spare time, she enjoys quality family time. Beverly has 18 grandchildren ranging in ages 42 to 3 — 12 boys and six girls; which she tries to keep in touch with as much as possible. To learn more, please visit www.homesbylakeside.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Real Estate

Brandy Tressler Owner Universal Settlement Services State College, PA

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randy Tressler is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Brandy is the Owner of Universal Settlement Services.

Established in 2005, Universal Settlement Services is a noted industry leader serving all counties within Pennsylvania. Headquartered in State College, Universal Settlement Services provides first-class customer service while helping home buyers and owners protect their homes. Garnering 14 years of industry experience, Brandy is a seasoned professional possessing a title agent license, real estate and notary license. As Owner of Universal

Settlement Services, she specializes in the areas of customer service, home buying, investment properties, refinancing, residential homes, mortgage lending and more. Recognized by the Top 40 Business Owners Under 40, Brandy maintains affiliation with the Center County Association of Realtors, the BNI Association, the AHAR Association and the CBICC Association. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, gardening and quality family time. Throughout the course of her education and training, Brandy attended Penn State University. To learn more, please visit www.settlementsdirect.com.

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Karen Barber Accounting, Sales, Marketing and Education Expert US Real Estate Equity Builder Kansas City, MO

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aren Barber is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Karen is an Accounting, Sales, Marketing and Education Expert working for US Real Estate Equity Builder.

Catering to the Kansas and Missouri real estate investment markets, US Real Estate Equity Builder provides top tier investment properties to clients on a local level. With a team comprised of trusted and knowledgeable professionals, USREEB is a respected leader in real estate investments and property management. An asset to her team, Karen has been in this position for a year and a half. On a daily basis, Karen utilizes her business acumen in conjunction with her additional expertise in accounting and finance, customer service,

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education, payroll, marketing, sales and more. In this capacity, Karen enjoys using her skillset as more of an educator rather than salesperson and keeping her clients’ best interests at heart. Outside of work, Karen maintains affiliation with NAPW and enjoys mentoring and helping young women excel into the workforce. Through her mentoring, Karen stays true to her motto that “no matter where you start in life, you can change your path with hard work.” A liver transplant survivor, Karen provides support services for individuals and their families going through the transplant process when time allows. A graduate of Evangel University, Karen holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting and Business Management. For more information, please visit www.usreeb.com.

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Cynthia Dirton Nichols Realtor Virtual Properties Realty.com and Jackson Stanley Realtors Suwanee, GA

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ynthia Dirton Nichols is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Cynthia is a Realtor with Virtual Properties Realty.com and Jackson Stanley Realtors.

Serving the metropolitan Atlanta area, Virtual Properties Realty.com: Where Superior Service and Technology Come Together is your best choice for first-class realty services. With customer service as key, the agents on staff strive to ensure each client is paired with the perfect home to suit their every need. Virtual Properties Realty will always seek to be a leader in the implementation of technology coupled with the expertise of our experienced Realtors and Brokers. Serving Anderson, Pickens, Oconee & Greenville Counties in SC, Jackson Stanley Realtors was founded on the philosophy of “making a difference.” JSR is dedicated to inspiring change with innovation where our motto is “loving our agents.” “We coach, mentor and lead this industry in cutting edge technology all to encourage change and create a more fulfilling experience for each one of our valued clients. Anybody can sell a home; we create an experience for each individual as we build relationships.”

A seasoned realtor with 16 years of experience, Cynthia works closely in the areas of buying and selling, buyer representation and sales. She is a passionate advocate for home ownership. Her motivation and love for her profession come from helping her clients achieve their vision of lifestyle and well-being and from providing an “edge” in their real estate process. She is an expert negotiator with expertise in the entire real estate process. Cynthia’s consulting, negotiating, organizing the details of the transaction while creating a superb experience causes her clients to want to introduce her to the people they care about most. To keep up abreast of the latest in real estate, Cynthia maintains affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors, the Western Upstate Association of Realtors and NAPW. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, walking her dogs and jogging. Additionally, she can be found donating her charity to organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, Breast cancer awareness and various missionary work. Furthermore, Cynthia holds two Bachelor’s degrees. She graduated with a degree from both Winthrop University and the Medical University of South Carolina. To learn more, please visit www.ourrealestateedge.com.

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ongratulations! You own a small business that has survived the influx of corporate operations taking over your city. In the wake of Walmart, your mom and pop shop stood tall. It is important enough to the community that your business stays around — and now, it’s up to you to keep it that way.

There are a number of reasons why your small business should give back to the community in which it is located — other than the fact that business from the community is what is keeping it open. For one, it is humbling to any business owner or employee to take an honest look at those who are less fortunate than they are. Aside from general goodwill, it is good for your business and for your network. Here are a few ideas for what you can do to give back, and how it can help your business.

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GIVING BACK INNATELY PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS. If you can get the word out about your giving back, it increases your appeal to customers — at least the ones with good hearts. Utilize social media, print media (many towns still have local papers), posters and any other type of forum that is available to you. Indicate in your promotions how you are giving back to the community — whether it is in the form of a drive, or a deal in which a percentage of proceeds of a certain product offering will go to a charity of your choosing.

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CERTAIN CAMPAIGNS WILL ALLOW FOR MORE CUSTOMER TRAFFIC. If your store is a drop-off point for a toy drive, a food drive, a coat drive or even a blood drive, customers will visit your store even if not for the purpose of making purchases. They are liable to at least window shop, which could prompt them to return at a later date.

“GIVE BACK” PROMOTIONS ARE POPULAR AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, BUT YOU CAN HOLD ONE AT ANY TIME OF YEAR. Read up on awareness months, or frame your promotion in honor of a local veteran or heroic citizen.

JOIN A LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUP. Many groups participate in “give back” projects — and they are great forums in which to network. You will have the chance to meet like-minded individuals with whom you can collaborate professionally, personally and philanthropically.

HOST AN EVENT FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS. Customers are part of the community, regardless of socioeconomic status, and they deserve your appreciation. Invite them (via mail, email, social media — or a combination of all three, however you prefer to correspond with your most loyal consumers) to your place of business for a celebration. Serve refreshments of your choosing, make a toast and even give them access to special deals they would not receive on a “regular day.”

ORGANIZE AN EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER DAY. With a small business, it is in the name — you do not have many employees. However, even if there are just two or three of you available, volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take part in a build with Habitat For Humanity. Even chip in to split a donation to an area organization. Giving back as a group will not only fulfill the purpose of giving back, but it will also promote bonding and team dynamics.

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COLLABORATIONS ON “GIVE BACK” PROJECTS NOT ONLY PROMOTE COMMERCE, BUT ALSO REINFORCE THE IDEA THAT LOCAL BUSINESSES WORK FOR AND NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER.

IF APPLICABLE, DONATE YOUR GOODS. If your business is a food establishment, research your local food bank and find out the rules for how to donate food that does not get used. If your business is any type of retail store, goods that are not sold can be donated to a group home or a homeless shelter. And if your business offers services, donate them — for example, pro bono tax assistance or legal work. Many of these ideas can be collaborative — invite your neighbor businesses to participate with you. Collaborations on “give back” projects not only promote commerce, but also reinforce the idea that local businesses work for and not against each other. Giving back to your community as a small business is important. While certain projects can seem like big undertakings that take away from your working hours, they will ultimately help your reputation, your clientele, your employees, your publicity and your heart. ■

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CWW Member Profiles Real Estate

Deanna Spellman Broker/Realtor Realty Concepts Ltd. Fresno, CA

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eanna Spellman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Deanna is a Broker/Realtor with Realty Concepts Ltd. Deanna began her career in Real Estate in 2006. She has helping several hundred families find a home and accomplish their real estate goals. She has been nominated by clients and industry professional to be recognized as a 5-Star Professional for the past eight years for Fresno & Clovis. She was honored as the Volunteer of the Year with the Community Housing Council for serving the community by teaching classes and counseling buyers in the path of home ownership. In 2016 she had accomplished the level of President’s Club as one of the top 10 agents with her firm and is in the top 10 percent of all Realtors in Fresno County. She work with people from all walks of life from first time home buyers, move-up buyers and seller, people looking for investment property, and those wanting to downsize to simplify life. She believes it is a honor and a privilege to have earned the trust of her clients

and as a result 90% of her business comes from referrals. Deanna is passionate about Real Estate and continues to develop her skills through education. She became a CRS, Certified Residential Specialist in 2015 and recently became a “Stagant” by achieved her Certified Staging Agent (CSA) designation. Currently, Deanna is a broker-associate with Realty Concepts Ltd an innovative firm serving Fresno/Clovis and surrounding areas. They specialize in Residential but also have a division for Commercial and Agricultural properties. The company motto is to “Putting People before Profit. This company culture has resulted in a great reputation with both the public and other industry professionals. Deanna loves to travel, enjoys photography and bringing old photos back to life. Being so close to the Sierras and Yosemite gives her lots of opportunity to appreciate nature and the beauty of God’s creation. To learn more, please visit www.deannaspellman.com or www.realtyconcepts.com/deannaspellman.

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Dina Gunter Realtor Exit Ryan Scott Realty Weston, FL

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ina Gunter is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Dina is a Realtor with Exit Ryan Scott Realty. Whether you are buying, selling, relocating or renting, the team at Exit Ryan Scott Realty have the tools and resources to help find your perfect home. Complete with a client-centered and hands-on approach, Exit Ryan Scott Realty makes the often difficult and confusing real estate process into a non-stressful and exciting experience. A realtor for two years, Dina works in the areas of buyer representation, buying and selling, event planning, financial analysis, property and rental management, marketing and sales.

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Working with her twin sister as her partner, the pair prides their success on their “always on” mentality, providing clients with the utmost positive experience possible. Moreover, Dina is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Professional Women. Donating her charity to organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she enjoys going to the beach and being by the pool in her time outside of work. Throughout the course of her studies, Dina graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. To learn more, please visit www.ryanscottrealty.com.

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Luciana Passaro Barbieri Real Estate Broker Oxford Realty Group, LLC Boca Raton, FL

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uciana Passaro Barbieri is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Real Estate. Luciana is a Real Estate Broker with Oxford Realty Group, LLC. After working at a large real estate company for several years, Luciana went on to open her own company, Oxford Realty Group LLC. Oxford Realty Group has been in business for more than three years and provides support services regarding purchase, sale, lease, investment and management. Oxford Realty is part of Oxford Group that has being in business for more than 25 years in US and much more years abroad.

Priding her success on establishing and maintaining client relations, Luciana says her biggest strength is her dedication to clients as well as her keen attention to detail. Specializing in residential and commercial real estate, investment properties, referrals, management and sales, Luciana is a member of the Palm Beach, Broward and Orlando Real Estate Associations, the International Women’s Leadership Association and NAPW. Aside from the demands of work, Luciana enjoys quality family time, gardening and traveling. She donates charity to organizations including Habitat For Humanity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and her local First Baptist Church. A licensed broker, Luciana completed college coursework in both the United States and her native country, Brazil. For more information, please visit www.oxfordusa.com.

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Sandy F. Frye Realtor Keller Williams Realty McFarland, WI

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andy F. Frye is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Real Estate. Sandy is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. Having lived in McFarland for 20 years, Sandy is very familiar with the area. With that being said, her firsthand knowledge greatly assists her when helping individuals move into the neighborhood. A Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor and Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Sandy works in the areas of buyer representation, seller representation, condos, first-time home buyers, investment properties and more.

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To keep abreast of the latest in real estate and her community, Sandy maintains affiliation with the Home Buyer Round Table, the McFarland Chamber of Commerce, Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Sandy is a member of NAPW, National Association of Professional Woman and also supports charities such as Luke House in her time outside of work. In her spare time, Sandy can be found boating, fishing, reading, caring for her pets and being with family. For more information, please visit www.madisonareahomesforyou.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Real Estate

Kathy Casaine Realtor RE/MAX Direct Boynton Beach, FL

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athy Casaine is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Kathy is a Realtor with RE/MAX Direct.

Founded in 1973 by David and Gail Liniger in Denver, Colorado, RE/MAX is still owned by its founders to this day. Starting out as a single office, RE/MAX has expanded into a global real estate network of franchisee-owned and operated offices. Today, the RE/MAX chain has over 90,000 agents and 6,000 offices in over 90 countries. Providing friendly and honest residential real estate services, Kathy’s areas of expertise include buying and

selling, buyer representation, investment properties, first time home buyers, listings, relocation and referrals; as well as new home sales, move-up buyers, single family homes and more. The 2014 and 2015 Women’s Council of Realtors Blue Diamond Award Winner, Kathy stays current in the industry through her affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors and NAPW. Priding her success on putting time in and devoting a lot of hours to her business, Kathy’s advice to those entering the field is “do anything and everything.” To learn more, please visit www.kathycasainerealtor.com.

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Lani Cooke Real Estate Broker Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty Napa, CA

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ani Cooke is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Lani is a Real Estate Broker with Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty. Founded in 1976, Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in marketing and selling distinctive real estate properties and luxury homes worldwide. Focused on quality, the brand denotes experience, unrivaled marketing expertise, and exceptional client services. A realtor for over 30 years in the Napa Valley, Lani is recognized as one of the most trusted and talented regional market experts. Known throughout the wine region for her vast referral business and her in-depth knowledge of the local neighborhoods and communities, Lani understands residential real estate transactions are personal and local. Representing residential buyers and sellers, Lani is relentlessly focused on her client’s priorities. She is

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uniquely distinguished in the industry for routinely bringing about mutually rewarding property matches by successfully applying her marketing, sales, and negotiation talents. Lani is a top producer and has received national and regional recognition for her real estate accomplishments. She is a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute and holds a number of industry credentials, including her certification from the Council of Residential Specialists – which is the gold standard of excellence in residential real estate. Additionally, Lani remains active and current in the industry as member of the National Association of Realtors®, California Association of Realtors®, Napa’s North Bay Association of Realtors®, and the Council of Residential Specialists. For more information, please visit www.lanicooke.napahomebuyers.com.

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Tracy A. Tidwell Broker and Owner ERA Team Real Estate Conway, AR

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racy A. Tidwell is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Real Estate. Tracy is a Broker and Owner of ERA Team Real Estate. Providing clients with first-class real estate assistance through their customized solutions and personalized services, the team at ERA Team Real Estate have the knowledge, tools and resources to pair clients with the perfect spaces.

The Faulkner County Board of Realtors Triple Diamond Award recipient, Tracy has 16 years of experience in realty. She co-owns the company with her husband, a fellow agent and specializes in residential and commercial real estate, first time buyers, relocations, foreclosure and more. Possessing certification as an ABR - Accredited Buyer’s Agent, GREEN Designation Accredited Home Staging Specialist and an ERS - ERA Relocation Specialist, Tracy currently services on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association. Additionally, she is a member of IAHSP and the National Association of Realtors. For more information, please visit www.tracytidwell.com.

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Tricia Carlson Licensed Realtor Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt Montague, MI

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ricia Carlson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Real Estate. Tricia is a Licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt. Founded in 1906 by Colbert Coldwell, Coldwell Banker has become one of the most recognized and premier residential real estate franchises. With nearly 85,000 across 47 countries, Coldwell Banker agents strive to place clients in their dream homes throughout the world. Despite being in real estate for only one year, Tricia is extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the industry. She has lived in 14 different locations in 25 years and is quite familiar with the buying, selling and moving process. Her areas of expertise include: residential real estate, buying and selling, buyer representation, working with first time buyers and more.

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In addition to her realty career, Tricia is the Office Manager for the business she owns with her husband, Quality Maintenance Contractors, Inc., which has been in business for over 30 years. A member of NAPW and the Women’s Council of Realtors, Tricia was the director of the Lake Michigan Home School Connection and participates with the Council for Educational Travel USA by hosting exchange students. Tricia also volunteers free time to her local church. Throughout the course of her educational career, Tricia graduated from Davenport University. For more information, please visit www.cbgreatlakes.com/tricia.carlson.

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CWW Member Profiles Recruiting

Linda R. Moore Owner and President Dawson Employment Service Blytheville, AR

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inda R. Moore is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Recruitment. Linda is the Owner and President of Dawson Employment Service. Providing 24-hour contact service, Dawson Employment Service strives to pair individuals with the perfect positions with the highest level of service. Beginning her career as an administrative assistant for a staffing service in 1994, Linda knew she would flourish in the staffing industry. Fast forward to present, over 20 years and two locations later, Linda has excelled in providing people from all walks of life with the employment they have been wishing for. With her reputation of excellence in career counseling, customer service, human resources, personal development, team building and more, Linda was recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year by the National Association of Professional Women.

Linda is currently a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a past Board Member of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock, Arkansa. Linda also served on the Arkansas Minority Business Advisory Council in addition to volunteering for the Mississippi County Junior Football League. Charitable towards organizations including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Hospitals, the American Cancer Society and Mississippi County Senior Citizens, Linda’s passion for helping others and strong entrepreneurial skills have helped her attain her goals to help fulfill the needs of her clients and the lives of her employees. To learn more, please visit www.dawsonemployment.com.

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Thelma Nathanson Owner Rumple Buddies Tucson, AZ

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helma Nathanson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Retail. Her professional title is Owner of Rumple Buddies. Comprised of a product line including a toy cat, monkey, bear and car, Rumple Buddies are safe and educational development toys for babies. With high ratings in sensory, cognitive, physical, social/emotional and communicative skills, Rumple Buddies are viewed educationally effective and are doctor recommended for the first months of a child’s life. The company is currently in the process of creating new characters for their toys.

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Recognized as a VIP Woman of The Year by the National Association of Professional Women, Thelma specializes in business development, marketing and management. A member of WIT, she donates to the American Cancer Society and the Leaf Program through the Jewish Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys calligraphy, »reading and travel. Thelma studied Speech Therapy at Michigan State University. To learn more, please visit www.rumplebuddies.com.

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Jan M. Petersen Owner Mid-County Liquors Black Hawk, CO

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an M. Petersen is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Retail. Jan is the Owner of Mid-County Liquors.

With almost 30 years in the industry, Jan runs the day to day operations at the liquor store. She is responsible for maintaining client relations, customer service, management, accounting, marketing, and she is consistently exploring new brands to offer those that she has established relationships with in the store. She has taken the challenge of moving her business to a larger facility that she has purchased.

Women and the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, Jan enjoys skiing, hiking, snowshoeing in her spare time. She is charitable towards her local church, as well as the Gilpin County Food Bank and the Gilpin County Fire Department.

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Lanelle Marsh-Mabile Owner and Designer Lanelle’s Floral Designs, LLC Lavonia, LA

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anelle Marsh-Mabile is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Retail. Lanelle is the Owner and Designer at Lanelle’s Floral Designs, LLC. Amassing 23 years of experience, Lanelle is a seasoned, expert floral designer equipped to create custom arrangements for every occasion. From roses and lilies to daisies and tulips, Lanelle uses the freshest and most in season flowers for the lowest prices available.

A graduate of Advanced Floral Design program at the Floral Institute in Portland, Oregon, Lanelle is responsible for the creation of all floral arrangements for all occasions in addition to making deliveries, oversight of daily operations, as well as all financial and purchasing aspects of the business. Furthermore, Lanelle is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and NAPW. Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing on the beach, fishing and photography. Locally, she is charitable towards organizations such as One Child Matters, Joyce Meyer Ministries and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more, please visit www.lanellesfloraldesigns.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Sales

Debra L. Stellar Director of Sales and Marketing Starlite Sign LP Fort Worth, TX

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ebra L. Stellar is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sales. Debra is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Starlite Sign LP. Established in 1956, Starlite Sign began as a small local supplier of electrical signs. Fast forward to present, Starlite Sign currently manages accounts on local, regional and national platforms. Possessing nearly 30 years of sales management experience, Debra has been with Starlite Sign for years where she

works in the areas of developing and maintaining client relationships, marketing, service and solutions, coordinating with municipalities, negotiating management reports, writing proposals and obtaining large signage for best values. Prior to her involvement in the sign industry, Debra worked in lumber sales in Texas. A member of the IWLA Association, Debra enjoys football and basketball in her free time. Throughout the course of her education, Debra studied at Oklahoma University. For more information, please visit www.starlitesign.com.

Science & Technology | IT

Carrianne Floss Program Coordinator The Citizen Science Lab Allison Park, PA

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arrianne Floss is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Science Education field.

Floss’ professional title is Program Coordinator at The Citizen Science Lab, which specializes in educational workshops. She has worked in this capacity for the past year and brings expertise in curriculum development, community outreach, inventory, lab management, program development, research and volunteer management, to her role. “The Citizen Science Lab is open to everyone — from middle and high school students, to parents and educators, to undergraduate and graduate students, to professionals and DIY scientists,” the facility’s website states. “We invite the citizens of Pittsburgh to observe, experiment and analyze through discovery-based learning and STEAM education. Our goal is to engage and promote the limitless opportunities that the life sciences offer to the betterment of our community.”

“We expose residents in the Hill District and surrounding neighborhoods to fundamental laboratory experimentation in order to spark interest in STEM and STEAM professions,” the website continues. “Designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels and interests, up to 16 visitors can conduct experiments under the guidance of professional scientists. Offering a wide array of programming, visitors get the chance to explore the life sciences through highly interactive, hands-on experiences. Floss earned both her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master of Education degree in Biology from Duquesne University. While she was studying for her Master’s degree, she traveled to Ireland to teach biology. To further her professional development, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and cites Dr. Andre Samuel as her professional mentor. “I enjoy my time doing lab work just as much as I do teaching,” Floss said. When not working, Floss serves as a volunteer firefighter and enjoys traveling. She dedicates this recognition to her mother, Mary Floss, and thanks her for her love and support. To learn more, visit www.thecitizensciencelab.org.

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F. Diane Moser Account Manager Continental Resources, Inc. Myersville, MD

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. Diane Moser is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of IT Solutions. Diane is an Account Manager with Continental Resources, Inc.

Providing high technology IT solutions and support services to various business, government and educational organizations, Continental Resources is a low-risk option for organizations seeking to heighten their technology investments. In the industry for seven years, Ms. Moser has been in this role for over two years where she works in the areas of account management, client services, cloud computing, database security, enterprise software, information technology, professional sales and operations, risk, compliance and more. As an Account Manager, Ms. Moser

provides first class customer service as she helps clients with problem solving, developing customized solutions and deployment services. Recognized as a VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association or Professional Women, Ms. Moser enjoys quilting, gardening and volunteering in her spare time. Outside of work, she volunteers for Brethern Disaster Ministries and serves on the Board of Directors at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center. A graduate of Colorado Technical University, Ms. Moser completed her Bachelor of Science in Business/Project Management. She is currently pursuing s Master’s degree in Information Assurance at the University of Maryland University College. For more information, please visit www.conres.com.

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Jamie S. Howard Regional Vice President JDA Software Group, Inc. Simpsonville, SC

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amie S. Howard is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Software. Jamie is a Regional Vice President with JDA Software Group, Inc.

As a leading provider of integrated retail, supply chain planning and execution strategies, JDA Software has been catering to clients for over 30 years. Garnering over 20 years of experience, Jamie has been in this position for a year where she specializes in the following: analytics; business development and process; consulting; enterprise software; financial and merchandise planning; forecasting; project management; manufacturing; sales; strategic planning; team building and more.

A Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, Jamie is a highly respected leader responsible for the management and oversight of a global team comprised of five vice presidents, 15 directors, 35 managers and hundreds of associates. Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Jamie is a Local PTA President and charitable towards the organization, Samaritan’s Feet. A charity close to the heart of all JDA employees, Samaritan’s Feet distributes shoes to children in need. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Services, Special Event Planning and Hospitality Management from Florida State University. For more information, please visit www.jda.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Science & Technology

Dr. Boris Farber, CEO, M.Eng., M.Sci., Ph.D., Dr.Sci.

Professor, Academician, Chief Executive Officer Farber’s Center for Academic Success, Inc. New York, NY

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Dr. Boris Farber, CEO, M.Eng., M.Sci., Ph.D., Dr.Sci., Professor, Academician, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of his contributions to Prosthetic Technology.

Dr. Farber first earned his Postdoctoral Degree in Bioengineering and Applied Mathematics at the Central Research Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Moscow. He then received his Ph.D. in Robotics at the University of Information Technologies, Radio Engineering and Electronics, also in Moscow. He also earned a second Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Central Research Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics also in Moscow, and a Dr. Sci. degree — a higher doctorate reserved for individuals who lend significant contributions to science — from Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg. Today, Dr. Farber brings 43 years of experience to the field and has worked in his current position for 19 years. Previously, Dr. Farber worked as the Director of Science at the Central Research Institute of Prosthetics, then moving to a role as a Senior Scientist for Mauch Labs, Inc. He went on to an entrepreneurial role as founder of InvaPomosh, Inc., the Technological Industry of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc., Ortho-Space, Inc. and most recently, American Medical Technologies and Noigel, LLC, where he has been since 2005 and 2010, respectively.

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“I attribute my success to trying to understand a system and seeing the global picture using broad vision,” Dr. Farber said. “Knowing to focus on the system and people is key to my success.” As Chief Executive Officer of Farber’s Center for Academic Success, Inc., Dr. Farber looks to implement state-of-the-art object-oriented teaching techniques. To date, he has worked with 137 Ph.D.s and Dr. Sci. in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Farber has also authored the Patenting Teaching Object Oriented Method, which he cites is based on patterns and images and is a unified physics education system: and decision algorithms for solving logic problems. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the method on August 28, 2016. To further his professional development, Dr. Farber is a member of the Academy of Medical Technical Sciences, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, the International Society of Biomechanics and maintains membership to Mathematical Societies in the United States, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Canada. In recognition of his work, Dr. Farber was named Honorary Recipient of the Honored Inventor of Russian Federation award, which is the highest prize that the Russian government can award to an inventor. He was also nominated as Scientist of the Year and Professor of the Year, both in New York.

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Marian Liang President MCV Microwave San Diego, CA

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arian Liang is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Telecommunications. Marian is the President of MCV Microwave. Founded in 1995, MCV Microwave specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced RF microwave filters and antennas. With a client base made up of various Fortune 500 companies, innovative technology groups and emerging startup companies, MCV Microwave supplies a full line of bandpass filter, band reject filter, lowpass filter, highpass filter, multiplexer and broadband antenna solutions.

An esteemed telecommunications professional harnessing over 20 years of experience, Marian excels in her role as President of MCV Microwave. With her expertise in business development, customer service, marketing, and public relations, Marian utilizes her vast knowledge and years of experience on a daily basis. A member of the San Diego Chinese Art Association, Marian holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Stony Brook University. Looking into the future, Marian would like to provide better technology to greater enhance customers’ specific needs as well as providing value in quality. To learn more, please visit www.mcv-microwave.com.

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Liz Lynch, PMP Manager and Consultant MBL Technologies Gaithersburg, MD

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iz Lynch, PMP, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology. Liz is currently a Manager and Consultant with MBL Technologies. Ranked as the #76 fastest growing information technology services company by Inc. 500, MBL Technologies prides itself on first class Cyber and Cloud Security Services, Program Management and Operational Resilience. Garnering over two decades of experience, Liz’s areas of expertise prevails within adaptability, IT management, requirements and risk analysis, project management, program management, client relations, including stakeholder engagement and empowerment, and COTS vendor relations. Liz is experienced managing projects within various SDLC processes and project management methodologies, using various tools and techniques to govern project organization and measure performance.

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Additionally, Liz has worked with several of her employers to establish IT processes, standards and metrics to conform to recognized organizational certifications such as CMMI and ISO9000. She has worked as an independent consultant, providing expertise in project organization and prioritization, project\program oversight and establishing organizational wide requirements gathering, analysis and management standards and guidelines for improved Project Management practices. A Certified Project Management Professional, Liz enjoys classic cars, motorcycles, and spending time with her dogs in her free time, one of which she is training for working dog competition. To learn more, please visit www.mbltechnologies.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Transportation

Chantelle Falcon Executive Assistant Simmons Railroad Group, LLC Prairieville, LA

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hantelle Falcon is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Transportation. Chantelle is an Executive Assistant with Simmons Railroad Group, LLC.

With nearly a century of combined experience, the team at Simmons Railroad Group possess the necessary skills and training to address all construction, maintenance and inspection needs of both private and industry customers. In the industry for 17 years, Chantelle has been in this position for five years where she works in the areas of bidding, bookkeeping, executive assisting, forecasting and more.

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A member of the National Association of Professional Women, Chantelle enjoys boating, quality family time, traveling and scrap booking in her spare time. She also supports charities and organizations such as Dreams Come True and volunteers for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Throughout the course of her studies, Chantelle attended Louisiana Southern University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information, please visit www.simmonsrailroadgroup.com.

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Debbie Sarmadi Property Manager iTrip Vacation Rentals Destin, FL

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ebbie Sarmadi is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Travel. She is a Property Manager with iTrip Vacation Rentals. Providing luxury and cost-effective vacation home rentals throughout the U.S. and Canada, iTrip Vacation Rentals gives clients the opportunity to choose the perfect home, condo, townhouse, villa, bungalow, cabin, boat, RV site, cottage or chalet to suit all their needs. A realtor for over 20 years, Debbie now focuses her career on pairing clients with the perfect vacation rentals. Her expertise in property management and real estate assists her greatly when it comes to choosing destinations and providing first-class rental solutions for her clients. Recognized by the National Association of Professional Women for her successes, Debbie maintains affiliations with the National Association of Realtors, the Florida

Association of Realtors, the Women’s Council of Realtors, Blue Door Ministries and CASA. She has chaired fundraisers for the National Kidney Foundation of New Orleans, the Cancer Society and the Junior League. Throughout the course of her studies, Debbie studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Belmont University and earned her Associate of Arts degree in Legal Professions and Studies from the University of New Orleans. Debbie’s childhood was filled with global travel. Her multi-national parents from New Zealand and the U.S. brought insight to counter cultures and opened her eyes to the world and love of cultures all over the globe. Debbie’s clients are local to the Florida panhandle as well as investors from around the world. Her most recent designation as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) signifies her dedication to represent clients and customers everywhere. For more information, please visit www.itrip.net.

Travel | Hospitality & Recreation

Josephine Hardy CEO Divine Travel Solutions Wedgewood, SC

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osephine Hardy is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Travel. Josephine is the CEO of Divine Travel Solutions.

A travel and tourism expert, Josephine has been in this capacity for the past year. She went into an early retirement in order to help take care of her mother. By purchasing a franchise with Cruise One, Josephine is able to successfully run her business while taking care of her mother on her own time.

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Specializing in customized travel plans for leisure vacations, Josephine’s success is a testament to her strong client and hospitality relations. Recognized as a NAPW VIP Woman of The Year, her advice to those entering the industry is to start with a host agency first. To learn more, please visit www.divinetravelsolutions.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Travel | Hospitality & Recreation

Leah J. Carmack President American Gentry Travel Solutions Cordova, TN

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eah J. Carmack is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Hospitality. Leah is the President of American Gentry Travel Solutions. In business since 2004, American Gentry Travel Solutions provides a multitude of travel planning and destination management for meetings, incentives, events and more. Garnering over 30 years of travel experience, Leah is wellversed in global travel and having lived in multiple

destinations around the world, and she is suited to create plans for individuals for all purposes. The majority of Leah’s clientele comes from overseas; however, she is open to do business via referrals as well. Recently, Leah added a new city under her belt and is moving to Dallas, Texas. A member of the Best Buddies of Tennessee Association, Leah studied Business at Tennessee Technological University College of Business Administration. To learn more, please visit www.americangentry.com.

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Kristine Emberlin Owner and Manager The Grove Restaurant & Bar Milwaukee, OR

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ristine Emberlin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professional in the field of Hospitality. Kristine is the Owner and Manager of The Grove Restaurant & Bar.

The recipient of the 2015 Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Grove Restaurant & Bar is owned by Kristine and Brent Emberlin. Providing first class service, the restaurant is home to great food and drinks in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. Specializing in hospitality and restaurant management, Kristine is responsible for all overseeing all aspects of the restaurant. From bookkeeping to menu development and customer service, Kristine wears many hats within the business. She has owned and operated the restaurant for 11 years.

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A member of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce. OCC and BBB, Kristine is charitable towards the Girl Scouts of Southwest Washington and Oregon as well as the American Red Cross. Throughout the course of her educational career, Kristine studied Legal Studies at Pioneer Pacific College and holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Legal Assisting/ Paralegal Studies from Portland Community College. Prior to purchasing the restaurant, she worked as a paralegal for 13 years. To learn more, please visit www.thegroverestaurantbar.com.

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Jessica B. Schwec Ideal Services Supervisor Omni Hotels and Resorts Fernandina Beach, FL

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essica B. Schwec is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Hospitality. Jessica is an Ideal Services Supervisor with Omni Hotels and Resorts.

Omni Hotels and Resorts is a global leader in business gateways and leisure destinations throughout North America. A four-diamond hotel company, Omni is home to fabulous spa services, golfing, signature restaurants and more.

Recently inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Jessica enjoys working out, reading and spending time with friends and family in her time outside of work. Jessica graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Communications. She also earned her Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. For more information, please visit www.omnihotels.com.

A passionate hospitality professional, Jessica flourishes as an Ideal Services Supervisor. In this role, she works in the areas of customer service, event planning, guest services, change and project management, policy development and team building.

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Elsie YiDonoy Owner and President Bella Guatemala Travel La Canada, CA

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lsie YiDonoy is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Travel. Elsie is the Owner and President of Bella Guatemala Travel.

Committed to preserving a sustainable approach to tourism, Bella Guatemala Travel is unique to most travel agencies. Providing an exclusive travel experience, BGT caters to every detail of a traveler’s plans and no sight is left unseen. A Guatemalan-born travel professional, Elsie started Bella Guatemala Travel in 2005. Since then, she has been sharing her passion for her country’s culture, heritage, and people with travelers from all walks of life. In this capacity, Elsie gives her clients lifelong memories by customizing various vacation packages and tours throughout Guatemala. In addition to her travel agency,

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Elsie and her husband own the Los Angeles Gun Club in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles for the past 27 years. To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Elsie maintains affiliation with NAPW, ASTA and the Cruise Line International Association. Charitably, she gives back to organizations that give back to schools for children in Guatemala. In her free time, she enjoys scrap booking, photography, fashion design and quality family time. Elsie’s twin daughters are recent graduates of San Diego University and Loyola Marymount University. Throughout the course of her studies, Elsie graduated from Los Angeles Technical College with her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion. To learn more, please visit www.bellaguatemalatravel.net.

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CWW Member Profiles Travel | Hospitality & Recreation

Patti L. Casas Owner and Travel Consultant Ohana Sunscapes High Point, NC

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atti L. Casas is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Travel. Patti is the Owner and Travel Consultant with Ohana Sunscapes.

Whether you are seeking a special vacation package, a custom-designed trip, or planning for domestic or international travel, Patti aims to pair clients with the best destinations for all budgets. As a multi-generational family travel specialist agency, Ohana Sunscapes provides complete family planning services to destinations such as Hawaii, Europe, the Caribbean and many more. Possessing certification as a Travel and Tourism Specialist, Certified Travel Agent, Destination and Lifestyle Specialist (Hawaii, Caribbean, Alaska and Golf), Patti works with clients in the areas of impact travel, cruises, honeymoons, leisure travel planning, multigenerational family vacations, reunions and weddings.

Furthermore, Patti is a member of The Travel Institute, CCRA, NACTA, ASTA, CLIA and enjoys traveling in her free time. In addition, she donates her charity to organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Sandals Foundation and Pack for A Purpose. Throughout the course of her educational career, Patti earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Biology and Criminal Justice from Guilford College and studied Individual and Family Studies at the University of Delaware. Patti also holds a Master’s degree in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix. To learn more, please visit www.ohanasunscapes.com.

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Polly Xiong Associate Director Hyatt Regency-Maui Lahaina, HI

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olly Xiong is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Hospitality. Polly is an Associate Director with Hyatt Regency-Maui.

The Hyatt Regency is a global leader in business gateways and leisure destinations throughout North America. An award-winning and respected company, the Hyatt Regency-Maui home to fabulous spa services, golfing, signature restaurants and much more.

Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Polly is a member of the Seattle and Hawaii chapters of the National Association of Catering Professionals. She enjoys baking, cooking and visiting the beach in her time outside of work. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Polly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. To learn more, please visit www.maui.regency.hyatt.com.

Possessing 18 years of experience, Polly is a seasoned hospitality professional specializing in the following: customer service, event planning and management, hotel and restaurant management, oversight of operations and sales.

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Lissa Hendrick Practice Manager Minnieville Animal Hospital in Dale City, VA Woodbridge, VA

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issa Hendrick is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Lissa is the Practice Manager at Minnieville Animal Hospital in Dale City, VA. Offering a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through various in-house testing as well as with the use of external laboratories, Minnieville Animal Hospital provides comprehensive dental, medical and surgical care, boarding, and grooming to animals throughout the community. In the veterinary field for 19 years, Lissa is well-versed in

all facets of animal care, having spent years working in various positions within the industry. As Practice Manager, she is responsible for all accounting, billing and deposits, practice management, overall maintenance and scheduling, problem solving, in addition to the oversight of daily operations. Inducted into the NAPW VIP Woman of The Year Circle, Lissa maintains affiliation with PAWS and the Humane Society. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, going to concerts, learning new things and spending time with her husband. To learn more, please visit www.minnievilleah.com.

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Nora L. Grudis Owner Nora’s Notes Salisbury, MD

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ora L. Grudis is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Writing. Nora is the Owner of Nora’s Notes.

Grudis has been writing for over four decades and is the published author of “The Path Taken.” Specializing in creative writing, editing and publishing, she is a natural-born storyteller with a true passion for writing. Prior to following her dream of writing professionally, she worked as an Advertising Sales Associate and Commercial Writer for her hometown radio station, WSUX, even lending her voice to a few aired ad campaigns. While running a CVS Photo lab in Southern Indiana, Grudis organized and supervised a photo shoot at the Jackson County Fair with local celebrity, Katie Stam, Miss America 2009. Grudis’s daughter, Heather Grudis was the photographer for Katie and many happy local little girls, while Nora used her lab equipment to print the photos on demand. As another creative option in which to utilize her writing and creative skills, Grudis operates an online Etsy store, in which she creates one-of-a- kind hand-designed and crafted greeting cards for all occasions. “You choose style,

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color, theme and embellishment types,” Grudis said. “I will create your one of a kind card. Bulk orders are always welcome.” Lastly, Grudis is a President’s Club Avon Representative due to her consistently high monthly sales. Currently Grudis is a Design Consultant for Ashley Furniture in Delmar, Delaware., where her customer service skills prepare her for public speaking. To further her professional development, Grudis is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association and the National Association of Professional Women, which honored her as a VIP Woman of The Year. In her free time, Grudis enjoys walking with her dogs, reading, baking and spending time with her husband, Mark, family and friends. She also maintains affiliations with her church as well as local domestic abuse charities. Grudis attended Delaware Technical and Community College. She dedicates this recognition to her parents, Norman and Jackie Short; her husband, Mark; and her daughters, Angela, Heather and Andrea. For more information, please visit www.norasnotes.org.

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CWW Member Article Fresh Hope from a Proven Source What protection do we have from terrorism and violence, both domestic and international? What can repair the brokenness and bridge political divisions in our country? What control do we have over nuclear threats from other power-hungry nations? Where can we find shelter from extreme weather conditions? The new 3-book series, Called to Pray, by Sara Lewis, published by Fruitbearer Publishing, LLC, is designed to prepare us for just that.

Author Sara Lewis displays her new book, Called to Pray: An Intercessor’s Toolkit (Part 1). The book is intended for those who feel God’s tug on their hearts to stand in prayer for the needs of others.

Called to Pray: An Intercessor’s Toolkit (Part 1), answers some foundational questions for your personal prayer life: Do you wonder if you will have the right prayer? Will God hear you? How do you find the right Scriptures? Book one contains tools to help your prayer life become fuller, richer, and more meaningful than mechanical. It’s time to speak life into the lives of others using the Word of God and the intercessor’s toolkit. If you are a “person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer,” then, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary, you are an intercessor. Called to Pray: An Intercessor’s Toolkit (Part 2), contains A-Z Scripture references, providing a ready-at-your-fingertips listing of verses from God's Word to use in prayer time.

The third book in the Called to Pray series is the companion Prayer Journal. Use it to record your prayers and the answers when they come. Sara Lewis has long felt the call to intercede for others. After retiring from teaching at a community college she began incorporating her Holy Spirit gifts of teaching, encouragement, and mercy with her call to intercession. She leads several prayer circles, putting her calling into action, and is available to speak at churches and conduct workshops for prayer groups. The Called to Pray series is available at www.calledtopraybooks.com, Amazon.com, and from Fruitbearer Publishing LLC at www.fruitbearer.com. Contact Sara Lewis at sara@calledtopraybooks.com. 9781886068322 Part 1 – Intercessor’s Toolkit 9781886068773 Part 2 – A-Z Scriptures 9781938796029 Part 3 – Prayer Journal

CONTACT: Candy Abbott Fruitbearer Publishing LLC 302.856.6649 | cfa@candyabbott.com www.Fruitbearer.com

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Brenda Hutcheson Fickey Author, Professor, Public Speaker Owner, The Reluctant Reader’s Friend Camden, AR

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renda Hutcheson Fickey is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Writing. Brenda is an Author, Professor and Public Speaker. She is the Owner of The Reluctant Reader’s Friend.

In the industry since 2000, Brenda is a seasoned writer who writes historical fiction, mystery and suspense novels for adults, children and families alike. With her expertise in English and Language Arts and working with children, Brenda’s dual role as a teacher and writer go hand in hand. In addition to her writing career, Brenda is an Adjunct Professor and English/Writing teacher at Camden Fairview High School through Southern Arkansas University Tech. The author of “Whispering Darkness,” “Echoing Silence,”

“Beckoning Shadows,” “Kidnapped Justice,” and “Stolen Summer,” Brenda has consecutively received five-star ratings from her readers. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys yard work, quality family time and playing piano, organ and keyboard in her free time. She is also an active member of Cullendale First Baptist Church. Reflecting on her studies, Brenda attained her Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Language Arts from the University of Alaska at Anchorage as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education-English and History from East Texas Baptist College. In the years to come, Brenda would like to see her novels being integrated as part of classroom curriculum. To learn more, please visit www.brendafickey.com.

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Dr. Elizabeth Haddon, EdD Writer McCance Books Flagler Beach, FL

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r. Elizabeth Haddon, Ed.D., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as 2016 Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the field of Publishing. Elizabeth is a Writer with McCance Books, a new research and publication company. A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience working with children and families in both educational and counseling settings, Dr. Haddon now devotes her time to writing about learning and communication issues in educational and work environments. The author of “Milo-Autistic Warrior,” Elizabeth has worn several hats in the education field. She was a school principal and psychologist and worked in a private practice setting as well. Furthermore, she maintains affiliation with the Florida Writers Association and the National

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Association of Professional Women, where she was recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of The Year. As part of her interest in the learning process, Elizabeth is also a certified dog trainer. She hopes to expand her understanding of communication by studying the relationship between service dogs and their owners. Additionally, she donates her time and charity resources to the ASPCA and various animal shelters. In her spare time, Elizabeth researches Autism, Biotechnology, Biomimicry (including Swarm Intelligence), best Educational Practices, and Learning Theory. Throughout the course of her education and training, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Sarasota with a Doctorate in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology. She also holds a Master’s degree in Psychology. To learn more, please visit www.elizabethhaddon.com.

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Mary Terzian Author, Speaker, Blogger and Writer Hacienda Heights, CA

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acienda Heights, CA-Mary Terzian is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Writing. Mary is an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Writer.

Inspired by the books she read as a child, Mary wanted to emulate them and leave a legacy. She has since been writing for 55 years. A noteworthy humanitarian with historical experiences with the Armenian genocide, Mary has contributed various articles to newspapers on and off in both Armenian and English and reported her travels through 18 countries to her editor in Egypt. Throughout the course of her studies, Mary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from California State University-Los Angeles. Prior to her move to California, upon her arrival in the United States, she studied Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York.

Writing was her passion. Eventually she retired early from her business career to follow her calling. Mary’s first book, “The Immigrants’ Daughter,” a memoir about growing up in Egypt, won a Best Book 2006 Award in multicultural nonfiction. Her second book, “Politically Homeless,” depicting a five-year itinerant life, has elicited a request from Women of Distinction Magazine to feature her as the Recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award, and an invitation from the Honors Department of The International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA) who have selected her for outstanding leadership skills, commitment to her profession and contributions to her community. Terzian is a member of the Writers Club of Whittier. She keeps a blog at “Authors den.com” and contributes articles to her club at “WhittierWriters.wordpress.com.” She is active on Facebook and Linked in. For more information, please visit www.maryterzian.com.

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Ann Reichardt Published Author Author of “The Dance Card” and “The New Dance” Scottsdale, AZ

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nn Reichardt is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Writing, in recognition of her career as a Published Author.

Following a 35-year career in nursing, Ann decided to change gears and pursue her career of writing. A Registered Nurse, artist, performer and athlete, she now writes books to inspire others in pursuing relationships after divorce. It has been two years since that transition and she has published two books and even has a screenplay being written. The author of “The Dance Card” and “The New Dance,” Ann teaches individuals how to find love after divorce

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including the mistakes to avoid and the “do’s and don’ts” of maintaining a relationship. Inspired from her own story of ending a 30-year marriage, Ann shares her own personal tale through her midlife self-discovery, vulnerability and life/love balance. Outside of work, Ann enjoys singing, culture and theatre. Ann maintains affiliations with Women of Distinction, local arts and theatre, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project and Cystic Fibrosis Awareness charities. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Ann received her R.N. licensure and Bachelor’s degree. To learn more, please visit www.loveonthedancefloor.com.

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Simone Yehuda, PhD Screenwriter Ann Arbor, MI

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imone Yehuda is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Writing. Simone is a Screenwriter. Amassing over 30 years’ experience as a playwright, Simone has been in this current role for five years. A screenwriter, her areas of expertise include creative writing, editing, literature, higher education, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting and teaching. In addition to her screenwriting career, Simone was also a Professor of English at Siena Heights University from 1973-2011. A member of the American Theater Association, Dramatists Guild and Screenwriters Guild, Simone’s most recent works include: “The New Eve,” “Love and Homicide.” “Willing,” “Matadora” and “Jerusalem Road.” She has been involved in the production of various short and feature films as well.

Furthermore, Simone is the recipient of the Michigan Council for the Arts Artist Apprenticeship Awards, (1982, 1983) Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Award, (1983) Artist Residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, (Lake Forest, IL, 2007) and recipient of the esteemed Erik A. Takulan Memorial Endowed Fellowship in 2008. Heavily knowledgeable in the industry, Simone holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from The Union Institute following her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She initially began her educational career with a Bachelor’s degree in American Literature at Bennington College. Priding her success on “learning from people that are better than me,” Simone says she would like to be remembered as someone who made a significant contribution to the screenwriting industry. To learn more, please visit www.simoneyehuda.com.

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Violet Niggl, aka Violeta Barrett Author Ft. Myers, FL

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iolet Niggl, aka Violeta Barrett (pen name) is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2016 Author of The Year in the field of Publishing.

Prior to following her dreams of becoming an award-winning writer, Violet had a 42 year career in the private and public sectors. She was a Corporate Secretary in a Wall Street firm and Director of the Cabinet Office in Ontario, Canada. While still in Canada, she was encouraged to write a story on reinventing her life, which was published in an anthology of stories called “Beyone Coping.” Eventually she moved from Canada to Ft. Myers, Florida, where she resides today. While living in Florida, a Valentine love letter she wrote on a whim won a prize and was published in her local newspaper. After this accomplishment, she was offered a www.CWWICE.com

position writing articles for a political newsletter and ultimately became its co-editor. Although Violet has always written short stories since she learned to write at the age of four, it took a dream to inspire her to write a book. Her debut book “First Love” was published on Valentine’s Day 2011, followed by a Spanish translation in September of that year. Although currently retired, Violet works full time to promote her books. Her most recent book is titled “Angel In Disguise.” She is also in the process of doing an audio book of “First Love”, which is available in softcover, hardcover and e-book. As a result of the success of her debut book and the culmination of a lifelong dream, Violet hopes to see her book on the silver screen one day. She recently had a screenplay written which is currently being marketed to the movie and TV industries. To learn more, please visit www.violetabarrett.com.

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