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Latest CWW Member Profiles SPRING 2014

Health News: A Nutrient Rich Diet Business Review: Make Contacts and Raise Capital What is ID Theft? Social Media and Its Effectiveness 3 Tips to Help Small Businesses Featured Members: Kelli Hansen RenĂŠ Murata Susan Cornell Wilkes Chris Hartwick

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Connie M. Brennan Recognized for Excellence in Medical Aesthetics CWW Nomination Ballot

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Special Features 31 65 77 87 153

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Kelli Hansen Long-Term Care Planning René Murata, MBA, BS, BA Risk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc. Albert L. Jacobs, Jr. Procedural Correctness of “100 Day Procedure”

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Susan Cornell Wilkes, President, Co-Founder Global Horizons For Women Chris Hartwick Graphic Designer, Mouth Artist

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Kayla M. Abell Quality Insurance Inspector Militic UV Corporation

Angela L. Anderson Director PayPal

John Ackert Realtor; Office Manager Ascent Real Estate

Donna Anderson Manager Conceptual Mindworks

Robert B. Acomb Attorney/Senior Partner Jones Walker LLP

Samantha J. Angel Assistant Buyer Amazon

Nicolas Acuna Vice President of Finance Canacol Energy

Ramesh Anumolu CEO and President Global Pharma Tek

Phylisha W. Agbor Consultant and Quality Assurance Management Care Quality Consultants

Susan L. Appleget Senior Support Analyst NCO Financial Systems

Jon Ahlbum President The Ahlbum Insurance Group

Mary Ardissone President and Owner MCA Associates, Inc. Maria Armaou Social Media Executive Vanity International

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Dr. Janice H. Alexander Physician, OB/GYN, Family Practitioner FSH-Mayo Health Systems

Terri Arthur Nursing Director/Author Seak Medical Education System

Elena Alexeeva Director Global Advertising Strategies

Jim Babylon Owner and Operator Covenant All Risk Training and Consulting, Inc.

Amber L. Ahlgren Director of Reimbursement Flowonix Medical Incorporated

Natalie Alfonso Paralegal Jay M. Levy, P.A.

Michaele Bacoch Pharmacy Manager Washoe Tribal Health Center

Tanya M. Allen Sports Director TeamX Sports Orefield

Doris M. Baker AVP-Retail Administration Coordinator

Laura Allen Director of Operational Reporting Humble Independent School District

Jean A. Balgrosky Founder Bootstrap Incubation LLC

Cheryl J. Allen Teacher Jackson County High School

Deborah Banfield Partner Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn

Lino M. Amaral Executive Vice President/CEO Luso- American Life Insurance Society

Linda Naomi Baron-Katz Author, Writer, Speaker, Peer Specialist

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Connie M.

Brennan President and Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC Plymouth, MN

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A dedicated medical professional known for her outstanding work in the filed of Medical Aesthetics

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onnie M. Brennan, R.N., C.P.S.N., C.A.N.S., C.P.C. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional among Medical Professionals. Connie is the President/Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC, a company dedicated to providing medical providers with consulting and training in the field of facial aesthetic injectables. Connie is also Director of Medical Aesthetic Education at the Center for Advanced Aesthetics at Life Time Fitness. Aesthetic medicine was in its infancy in the 1980s. Today, it is a respected and well-accepted field of medicine characterized by minimally invasive techniques and products that utilize injectables, lasers, and other procedures which require no surgery or general anesthesia. The goals of aesthetic medicine are to maintain a natural and healthy appearance and to assist clients in looking their best. Advancements in aesthetic techniques and technology allow these procedures to be safely and effectively conducted in an office by certified, experienced and skilled aesthetic medical providers. Today, many baby boomers regard aesthetic medical treatments as a normal part of their health and beauty regime. This field has seen a 147% increase in non-surgical cosmetic procedures since 1997. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the top five non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2012 include: Botulinum Toxin Type A (3,257,913 procedures); hyaluronic acid (1,423,705 procedures); laser hair removal (883,893 procedures); microdermabrasion (498,821 procedures); and chemical peel (443,824 procedures). 3 Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014

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PHILOSOPHY Each client has unique needs and deserves a perfect solution. Cosmetic enhancement is about safety, quality and satisfaction.

Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC, is a highly sought after expert in minimally-invasive aesthetic medicine. She provides aesthetic consultations and treatments to her clients as well as comprehensive training to medical professionals on the use of non-surgical injectables such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Connie entered the field of aesthetics in 1988; she was one of the first nurses trained in Minnesota to use dermal fillers for aesthetic enhancement. Connie developed her skills and expertise at several well-known plastic surgery practices in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She describes herself as “a perpetual learner with a voracious appetite for knowledge and wisdom, an optimist, a persistent and driven individual striving for excellence in all that she does, an artist by passion, a nurse by profession, and an honored family member and friend of many incredible people she is fortunate to have in her life.”

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symmetry, harmony, and the beauty of “retouching” ultimately affected the facial appearance in the portraits. Her intrinsic artistic talents would eventually pave the way to “retouching faces in real life.” Connie managed her full time portrait work while pursuing a degree as a medical assistant at a local technical college. She later attained a degree in nursing from the Normandale College of Nursing and was licensed as a registered nurse (RN) by the Minnesota Board of Nursing in July of 1994. Connie is currently a licensed and registered nurse in 10 states.

...treat others like you would like to be treated, do your best at everything you do, be present in the moment, and enjoy each day you are blessed with.

As a medical professional, Connie began to blend her love of art and science as she embarked on a career as a medical assistant with Edina Plastic Surgery, Ltd. while studying to become a registered nurse. During her eight-year tenure, she worked directly with plastic surgeons managing care in the clinic. Connie began as a clinical photographer and assistant; then, upon state licensure, she moved into a registered As a child, Connie channeled her love of art through nurse role as a clinical, operating room and recovery music, photography, painting and designing/sewing room nurse. She mastered these multiple roles and clothing. As a young adult in the mid-1980s, she honed additional responsibilities while training to become her artistic skills as a photographer and portrait studio an aesthetic nurse injector. manager in Burnsville, Minnesota. Connie quickly Connie then joined Facial Plastic Surgery, Ltd., where discovered her artistic flare for shadowing and casting she functioned as the clinic manager, OSHA compliance lights on customer’s faces during portrait sessions. officer, operating room nurse and nurse injection Connie was also skilled at painting/drying any edits specialist. Two years later, she joined Adson Twin Cities to the final portraits. Since this was the pre-digital age, Plastic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota as an entrepreneur. portraits had to be “retouched” or painted by hand prior There she developed one of the first nurse-led aesthetic to their delivery to the customer – a task requiring injectable programs within a physician-owned clinic artistic talent which Connie possessed and enjoyed. in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. This intense training and passion for photography contend on next page nurtured an appreciation of how lights, shadows,

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VISION Striving for excellence in facial beauty by providing safe rejuvenation therapy solutions for clients and customized education for professionals across the country.


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Connie joined Mesna Plastic Surgery in 2000 where she developed and oversaw the growth of an aesthetic nurse injector program. This was one of the largest non-physician accounts utilizing Restylane® and Botox® Cosmetic in Minnesota. The companies producing these injectable products awarded her and the practice with Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Diamond status for this achievement. Over the past 14 years, Connie assisted multiple clinics with the initiation of their aesthetic provider programs, training, and business development activities. “The challenges were abundant” according to Connie as she recalled her pioneering efforts navigating the conservative Minnesota medical establishment. In the beginning, Connie faced push-back from some physicians who, at the time, felt it was “their sole job, not a non-physician medical aesthetic provider,” to inject facial products. During the “stone age” of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine, formal training opportunities for new injectors were few and far between; Connie had to travel across the United States to obtain the specialized knowledge she needed to propel her career forward. Eighteen years after becoming an aesthetic medical provider, Connie still experiences periodic push-back from physicians who continue to have this physician-centric view of aesthetic medicine. What some professionals and consumers fail to recognize is that nurses are very adept at the use of needles; they routinely deliver potentially life-altering drugs via needles in hospital and clinical settings. Consumers should focus their aesthetic provider decision-making process on whether a professional is within their scope of practice per state/country medical guidelines, if they have the best aesthetic medical training possible, and whether they have experience treating clients on a routine basis while maintaining a reputation of consistently delivering exceptional outcomes. While opportunities for aesthetic training have certainly improved, today’s budding aesthetic provider still has to search for the right aesthetic training to maximize their knowledge and skills. The learning curve remains steep as the aesthetic market continues to evolve. Furthermore, Connie is compelled to share the “pearls and pitfalls” she’s experienced during her 25 year journey in aesthetic medicine with other aspiring aesthetic providers. In fact, she recently published a three-part series of articles entitled “The Nuts and

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Bolts of Becoming an Aesthetic Provider.” These articles provide practical advice on where to start, how to build an aesthetic practice from a legal, business and educational perspective, and how to maximize client education and customer loyalty. Connie loves to share her knowledge and experience of how she became an aesthetic provider; she feels helping other aesthetic medical providers progress through the learning curve more quickly is the right thing to do, and these efforts move her profession forward into broader acceptance. Some of the common insights and tips she routinely shares include “there is a steep learning curve, and no formalized institutional training exists to date; it takes years of education, practice and time to develop the necessary skills to become proficient at this craft; it also takes time for clients to entrust an aesthetic medical provider with their faces and physical appearance.” She advises budding aesthetic medical providers to follow their state guidelines, pursue the best education possible (get referrals on reputable trainers before embarking on training), and to be patient, as it typically takes years to get established in the aesthetic market. In response to numerous challenges in finding reputable aesthetic medical education early in her career, and having a passion for helping other aesthetic providers be successful, Connie established the consulting firm Connie Brennan, R.N. Consulting in 2002 to address these unmet educational needs. Her consulting firm’s focus is comprehensive training for aesthetic medical providers in the application of dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Connie later founded Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC in response to increased demand for customized education and training. In this capacity, she contracts with various companies who request continuing education – both individual and group courses for all skill levels – as well as round table discussions, workshops, and new account training. Connie regularly consults and speaks for various companies including Allergan, Medicis/Valeant, Nordson MicroMedics, and P.A.L.E.T.T.E. (Progressive Aesthetic Learning Essential to Technical Expertise). Connie feels that her training companies provide value to many aesthetic providers who desire customized formats of specialized aesthetic medical education. For the past three years, Connie holds the additional and exciting responsibility of Director of Medical

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Melding the art in her soul with the science in her head helps Connie find the perfect outlet for these vastly different yet complimentary disciplines. Consulting, treating, and educating clients about the use of aesthetic products and procedures for facial rejuvenation gives her great joy as she ultimately assists clients in looking their best. Connie works with a team of professionals to treat clients who range from adult teenagers to those who are well into their 80s. Products and procedures for younger people are essential for enhancing and protecting their already beautiful skin. In the second decade of life, many clients continue to focus on skin care, skin protection, hair removal, lip enhancement, and preventative aging of the face. Clients in their 30s may seek out Botox® Cosmetic for aging prevention, laser hair removal, laser for age spots and vascularities, dermal fillers to soften the appearance of fine lines, as well as lip enhancement. The fourth decade is known for the inevitable descent of facial tissue and volume loss which both become more visible over time. Clients seek dermal fillers to volumize and lift cheeks as well as to plump thinning lips. Neuromodulators such as Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin® are clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging between eyebrows, around the eyes, and the forehead. When a client reaches their 50s, they have a plethora of choices for facial restoration, both surgical and non-surgical. Due to the advancement of the science behind these products and the techniques used to apply them, more mature clients in their 60s, 70s, and 80s

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now have more options; they do not have to rely on just surgical procedures to achieve a more natural, youthful appearance. Connie offers all the latest products such as Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Juvederm Voluma®, Latisse®, Perlane ®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Xeomin® as well as many skin care products and laser procedures. Most importantly, her years of training, expertise and aesthetic knowledge help clients choose the proper products and procedures to fit their specific needs. Connie’s stellar reputation in aesthetic medicine is the result of years of ethical practice, perpetual education and hard work. She continues to keep abreast of new technologies and techniques in the ever changing field of aesthetics. In addition to her education, Connie attained extensive certifications in aesthetic medicine. She maintains her certification as a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse (CPSN) through the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses, a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Connie has been a faculty speaker for numerous annual aesthetic medical conventions across the country throughout her career. Moreover, Connie maintains memberships to the International Association of Nursing (IAN), The International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

...it takes years of education, practice and time to develop the necessary skills to become proficient at this craft; it also takes time for clients to entrust an aesthetic medical provider with their faces and physical appearance.

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Connie has consistently received well deserved recognition throughout her career as a result of hard work, numerous contributions, and a genuine passion for her profession. Her awards highlight not only her skills in the aesthetic arena, but also her positive impact on the future of her profession. Connie’s secret to success is “a driving passion to pursue knowledge, a hard work ethic, and a love for helping others” (IWLA quote). Some of the accolades bestowed on her include the “Woman on the Way” Award from National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Minnesota, the “Top Nurse” Award from the International Association cont’d on next page

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Aesthetic Education for the Center for Advanced Aesthetics at Life Time Fitness in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In this position, she enjoys the challenge of developing and creating facial aesthetic curriculum in collaboration with a plastic surgeon at the center. Connie spearheads instruction in the techniques and cosmetic applications of injectables; she also provides client evaluation and treatments within the clinical setting of Life Time Fitness’ MediSpa.


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of Nurses (IAN), and inclusion into the 2010 edition of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) named her “Executive Woman of the Year” in 2011. Additionally, Connie served as a delegate in representing the Aesthetic Nursing Profession Award from the International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA) in February 2013. She is also being featured as an honored “Pinnacle Professional Member” of the Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders.

family during my childhood imprinted in me the desire to help others.” “Angels watching over us” was how she described the wonderful people who were so kind to her family. Several early personal events solidified a deep appreciation for life. She survived multiple severe traffic accidents as a child and young adult, and she beat cancer in her mid-20s. Connie endured the harrowing experience of performing CPR on her infant daughter as she sped to the emergency room. A mother’s love and medical knowledge saved her daughter’s life. Connie is an accomplished author with published articles Today Connie enjoys the journey of raising three in Plastic Surgical Nursing and the Journal of Aesthetic healthy teenage children. These experiences instilled Nursing. The breadth and depth of her aesthetic medical a determined and humble spirit while intensifying her desire to “make a difference in other people’s lives.” expertise and experience are also captured in two published book chapters, “The Aesthetic Consultation” In order to be successful in business, one must have and “Dermal Fillers and Volume Enhancers” - Core balance. Connie’s true pride and joy in her personal Curriculum for the American Society of Plastic Surgical life are her three children. She believes that parenting Nurses (ASPSN). Connie presently serves as an editorial is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs, and board member and Aesthetic Department Chair for the she feels blessed to be able to raise a healthy family journal Plastic Surgical Nursing. Her experience and and maintain a successful career. In her spare time, she expertise were highlighted in interviews by several enjoys learning new things, yoga, walking, and reading. periodicals, including Nurse Advisor magazine Connie credits her success to her faith, family, and the (February 2014), Inspirational Women magazine (IWLA, many amazing people in her life who have supported January 2014), Shape magazine (September 2010), and encouraged her to be the person that she is today. and Cosmetic Beauty magazine (September 2005). Connie lives by these three mottos: “Treat others as you would like to be treated,” “Do your best at everything Connie’s upbringing nurtured a positive outlook and that you do,” and “Be present in the moment to enjoy an appreciation for life. She grew up in a loving and faith-filled minister’s home with eight family members each day.” She hopes when people look back at her and meager financial resources. As Connie tells it, her life that they will remember her as an awesome mom, family’s situation was destitute at times, and as a result, thoughtful, kind, generous to others, non-judgmental and perpetually optimistic. ■ they periodically relied on the kindness of others for food and clothing. “The generosity bestowed upon my Reference: 2012 ASAPS Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery. For more information, please visit www.conniebrennanRN.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Dr. Daniel Lyman Ridout, III

MD, FACP

Chief of Gastroenterology Riverside Shore Gastroenterology NASSAWADOX, VA

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r. Daniel Lyman Ridout, III, MD, FACP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as Chief of Gastroenterology with Riverside Shore Gastroenterology and Riverside Memorial Hospital.

With over thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Ridout is a trusted authority on all aspects of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Ridout’s professional experience began as an Internist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this position, he realized his passion for working in the field of Gastroenterology and decided to pursue this subset further. Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Dr. Ridout was inspired by working with the minority community in underserved areas, and continued on his mission to serve the general public with the highest quality medical care possible. Presently, Dr. Ridout serves as the Chief of Gastroenterology at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, located in Nassawadox, Virgina. Riverside is one of Riverside Shore Health Service’s multiple locations for inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostics, rehabilitation and wellness services. Patients can always

count on a growing array of resources and technology as well as the promise of promoting, maintaining and restoring health with exceptional patient-focused care in a compassionate setting. Overseeing the Gastroenterology Department, Dr. Ridout specializes in educating patients on prevention and medical options, community-based medicine, gastroenterology procedures, consultations, clinical care, and mentoring Riverside residents and Medical School students. Throughout his educational career, Dr. Ridout earned his MD from the University of Cincinnati and attained Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. As a result of his dedication and professionalism, Dr. Ridout serves as a Fellow with the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association. In addition, Dr. Ridout extends his scope of interest to the community at large, maintaining charitable ties to the Sylvia Olden Music Guild, American Cancer Society, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. To learn more, please visit www.riversideonline.com/shore.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Teddi Ann Barry Owner/ Attorney Teddi Ann Barry, P.C.

Jacquelyn J. Baumann Director of Sales Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor

Herbert Barry Professor Emeritus University Of Pittsburgh

Jennifer L. Baun Director Comprehensive Audit Prevention Service LLC

James Bassingthwaite Instructor Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Jaya Basu President and CEO Premise Worldwide Wanda D. Battle-Frazier Safety Specialist Motor Vehicle Commission

Michelle J. Bean Project Manager Sink Combs Dethlefs

Linda A. Becker School Nutrition Director Sumner County Board of Education

Charles R. Bell Realtor Prudential Dinning-Beard Realtors

Kelly Bedsole Vice President of Sales and Marketing Metro Offices

Marjorie Belliotti Tax Manager Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc.

Brian C. Bevan Attorney Dr. Bella, Geer, McAllister, Best, P.C

Jill Bechtold Accounting Manager/ Accountant Jensen Meat Co., Inc.

Lisa Belisle Owner Life Without Pain

Gitte Raaschou Beck Senior Director, Corporate Quality Audits, Global Quality Assurance, Ferring

Duncan B. Bell Global Head of Development Media ATOS International SAS

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Melanie Ann Bennett-Sims Ophthalmologist Carlin Vision Stacey Berge Vice President Berge Enterprises Inc. Kendra Berni Author Author House Publishing Company

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Cynthia Senerchia, RN, MS, RAC, CHPSE Director of Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Humedica BOSTON, MA

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ynthia Senerchia, RN, MS, RAC, CHPSE is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Director of Privacy and Regulatory Compliance with Humedica.

Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers and life sciences organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into realworld insights. Starting with the largest and most complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) database, Humedica’s private cloud analytics solutions create a longitudinal view of individual patients and patient populations by gathering, normalizing and analyzing data from disparate IT systems — including EHRs, Practice Management Systems and claims data. In her current position with the company, Cynthia specializes in HIPPA Regulations and Data Modeling; Regulatory Affairs

(RAC); In her previous positions she specialized in Clinical Trial Management; Case Report Form Design; Electronic Data Capture Technologies; IVRS Systems Management; Cardiovascular Disease; SDLC, CCS1 and ICD9 Coding; Quality Assurance; Medicine; Cross-Functional Team Leadership; Business Process; Product Management; Requirements Analysis; Software Documentation; Software Development; Data Management; Computer System Validation; Enterprise Software; Program Management; Professional Services; and Data Analysis. Beginning her career in Healthcare in 1983, Cynthia earned her MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the cardiovascular field from the University of South Florida. She also holds a BS in Nursing from the same institution. In addition, Cynthia is a Certified HIPPA Expert and RAC Certified. She is presently a member of HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society); DIA (Drug Information Association); and RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professional Society). To learn more, please visit www.humedica.com

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Mary Scott Director of Medical and Legal Documents Safeworks Illinois Occupational Health Services TOLONA, IL

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ary Scott is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Director of Medical and Legal Documents with Safeworks Illinois Occupational Health Services. Safeworks Illinois Occupational Health Services provides comprehensive occupational health services and return to work programs to create safe, drug-free businesses and industries. Their ultimate goal is to promote wellness in the workplace. By doing so, they achieve results by developing

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prevention programs and providing injury treatment and rehabilitation services to help the employee recover, rehabilitate and return to work. As Director of Medical and Legal Documents, Mary specializes in assisting doctors, healthcare management, and all financial matters. She is associated with her Local Chamber of Commerce, the Administration Association Group and enjoys reading, gardening, spending time with her seven grandchildren, and playing solitaire. To learn more, please visit www.safeworksillinois.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Dr. Bruno E. Gerber Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Gerber is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon with a special interest in biologic surgical treatments of musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limbs. He also is employed as medical advisor in research and development of computer assisted navigation in orthopedic surgery and a European project regarding innovative orthopedic laser treatment.

In addition to his work as a surgeon, Dr. Gerber has also conducted various basic and clinical research projects and has been teaching students and surgeons in training since his activity at the Basel University Teaching Hospitals. He has also lectured at many local and international meetings and is the author of numerous publications. He has just created his own independent medico-legal expert witness office based in Switzerland which apart from the full spectrum of medico-legal work on musculoskeletal cases in that country is focused on medical malpractice.

Dr. Gerber undertook his comprehensive orthopedic surgical specialist training at the Orthopedic Department of the Basel University Teaching Hospitals in Switzerland, where he was made responsible for the elective arthroscopic surgery service. He completed a fellowship at Arthritic Orthopedic Hospital in Toronto, Canada before taking over the post of surgeon in chief of the orthopedic department in the City General Hospital of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

In the future, Dr. Gerber looks forward to continue his contribution to the cutting edge developments of computer navigated surgery and orthopedic laser applications on an international level as a medical technology advisor relying on his clinical expertise regarding this topic. He is conducting ongoing clinical research about biological repairs of cartilage and ligaments. Another main activity is on the expansion of his medico-legal office.

From 2002 to the end of 2011 he has been a Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the University Hospital Lewisham in London, before he went completely into the private sector. He has set up a reference centre for computer navigated orthopedic surgery, of which he is a longstanding expert.

Dr Bruno E. Gerber Consultant orthopedic surgeon Managing director at MedALithia LLC bruno.gerber@hin.ch www.medalithia.ch

r. Bruno E. Gerber is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Medical Professionals as a result of his ongoing excellence in the field.

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Dr. Kerry Ann Hudson, MD, FACOG Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology National Naval Medical Center CHESAPEAKE, VA

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r. Kerry Ann Hudson, MD, FACOG is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of her role as a Doctor with the National Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Hudson specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is an honored member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine where she works with medical students interested in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Prior to her current position, Dr. Hudson served as an Army Lieutenant and worked in a clinic serving over 2,000 military personnel and civilians in Kabul. She also worked at the Women’s Hospital in Kabul, using her obstetric and gynecological training to tend to citizens who may not receive quality health care. Dr. Hudson earned her MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. To learn more, please visit www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil

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Dr. Rebecca Hierholzer MD, MBA, FACEP

President, Chief Executive Officer COVERSA

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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 2013 Woman of the Year as a result of her role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of COVERSA (Collection Of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault), as well as the Medical Director.

Currently, COVERSA is starting the New Year off with their Annual Ball! This year’s Vegas event will be filled with music, dancing, food and gambling — all for a wonderful cause. To purchase tickets to the Vegas Ball or to provide a donation in your absence, please visit www.coversa.org/ news-and-events. COVERSA’s Mission is to improve the Collection of Forensic Evidence, Provide Acute Interventional Services; Collaborate with Legal and Judicial Representatives and Provide Education to the Community Regarding Sexual Assault Issues and Our Vision is to be the Premier Provider of Forensic Nursing Services in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Our offices are at 2900 Clay Edwards Drive, Suite 205, NKC, MO 64116 and 1317 W 13th Terrace, Level A/3, Kansas City, MO 64102. Find us at www. coversa.org or on Facebook. We currently provide services at North Kansas

City Hospital, Centerpoint Medical Center, St. Joseph Health Center, Cass Regional Hospital, Ray County Hospital, Lafayette Regional Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Lee’s Summit Health Center, Overland Park Regional Hospital, Belton Regional and in contract negotiation with Research Medical Center at this time. Additionally, Dr. Hierholzer is a member of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City, American Medical Association, 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, American College of Emergency Physicians, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Missouri Association of Forensic Nurses, Mo-Save Board, Kansas City Coalition Against Human Trafficking, as well as KCIRSA (Kansas City Interdisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault) and National Association of Professional Women. Dr. Hierholzer earned both her BA and MD in Medicine from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and also holds a Masters of Business Administration 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.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Debbie Berry-Moore Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Shirley A. Biggs Senior Director of Human Resources Claflin University

Stacy A. Bethea Certified Paralegal Zimmerman Reed PLLP

Sidney C. “Bigham, III” Associate Attorney Ausley McMullen, PA

Zorina Beygel Acupuncturist/ Medical Aesthetician Green Spa and Wellness Center

William Birchett Director of Emerging Technologies Data Projections

Poonam Bhuchar Attorney Bhuchar Law Firm

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Christine L. Bitler Criminal Justice Program Director Berks Technical Institute

Anna Gee Blackwell Author/ Music Teacher C.D. Owen High School

Nicole Blocker Director of Human Resources Realty ONE Group

Vanessa Blaha Administrative Account Manager Wilde Wealth Management Group, LLC

Rodney Alan Blount Senior Production Engineer PetroQuest Energy, LLC

Rebekah Ching Fang Blevins Real Estate Consultant RE/MAX Leaders Ann Block County Recorder Monroe County

Suzanne Blunt Administrative Assistant People Incorporated Raymond Alvin Boland Aerospace Engineer U.S Army (Retired) Cindy L. Bontrager Owner/ President/ Sales Superior Seating, Inc.

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Who’s New at CWW (cont’d)

For dreamers who do.

Judith N. Boone Owner and Realtor Judy Boone Realty, Inc.

Sharon A. Broghammer Reset Revision Clerk/ Consultant Walgreens/ Mary Kay/ ViSalus

Eric R. Boor Supply Chain Manager General Motors LLC

Sherwin A. Brook Managing Partner Brookweiner LLC

Jean Boozy Senior HR Consultant Orlando Utilities Commission

Cynthia G. Brooker Resident Service Director Morning Pointe of Frankfort

Peter T. Boss Business Development WhaleRock Point Partners, LLC

Yvonne M. Brooks Transformation Leader IBM

Raymond A. Boudreau Director of Security Services Grant MacEwan University

Tammi L. Brown Office Administrator RLP Field Services Inc.

Virginia M. Bouse Independent Beauty Consultant Mary Kay

Douglas D. Brown Sanitation Superintendent City of Pampa

Donna R. Boyd Owner Tip Top Cleaners

Anthony Brown Manager of Global Services Operations/Engineer Xerox

Pamela L. Boyd Supervisor/ Urban Planning Specialist Michigan Department of Transportation Kelly Boyett Artistic Director and Senior Interior Designer Eric Cohler Design

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Grace Adolphsen Brame Author, Lecturer, Singer and Retreat Leader Christine Brand Business Analyst Cyber Science Jennifer L. Brandenburg Level III Prenatal Administrator Carle Foundation Hospital Mike Bratten Engineer In Training Beicker Martinez Engineering Klaus Brill Vice President Bayer Pharma AG

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Michelle M. Browne Founder/President Marlo Interiors, LTD Eldon J. Brunner Branch Chief/Nuclear Engineer Cynthia B. Burton Logistics Analyst DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Simone V. Cameron Owner Presence of Wellness Deborah Ann Campanizzi Executive Women’s Healthcare Specialty Representative Merck & Company Traci L. Campbell Director of Finance Woman Care Global Whitney Cane President/ Event Planner and Music Expert Diamond Fetes

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Geoff Cannaby Director of Production Northwestern University in Qatar

Keith Chambers Counselor Bureau of Prisons

Mary Canning Director of Marketing Covidien

Abid Hussain Chatha Partner and Supreme Court Advocate CKR and ZIA

Carolyn Cantin Broker Associate Floridian Realty Services LLC Candice E. Capers Director of Student Information and Records Durham Technical Community College Joseph Caprara Senior Partner Caprara Brown LLP Stacey A. Caraballo Mental Health Specialist/ Lead Mental Health Clinician Marion County Health Department Polk County Mental Health Department Dana L. Carmichael Executive Director and Co-Founder Center for Authentic Intellectual Work Mary Alice Carnahan Special Education Teacher Trenton Central High School Caryl V. Carothers President Carothers Consulting Lorraine A. Cartine Trader/Blogger Rosemary M. Cassidy Owner/Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter Moyne Consulting Christina Celenza Owner/ Photographer Christina Celenza Photography Verona Chadwick Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Nutritionist Get a Life Integrated Health

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Tia Chatmon Nurse; Clinical Manager Memorial Hermann Health System

Ann P. Colvin Vice President JP Morgan Dale Elizabeth Console Attorney Dale Console Law

Debra Daigle Media Relations Specialist Montagne Communications

Carolyn Cook Conner Owner/CEO Cook Insurance Agent, Inc.

Carol D’Artagnan Human Resource Information System Analyst-Taleo System Administrator Miami Children’s Hospital

Betty Cooper Writing; Self- Publishing

C. Richard “Dick” Davis Tax Attorney Tax Counsel, Ltd.

Brandie Christian Executive Director/ Founder Autism Outreach Foundation

Dawna Copeland Manager, MFG Process Flow Baker Hughes

Katrina Davis Owner/ Operator PJ Palace

Suzanne H. Christian Certified Financial Planner

Crystalle M. Cotton Computer Technician Web Innovations and Technology Services, Inc.

Sallie Lynn Davis Owner/ Artist Sallie Lynn Davis Artist

Don K. Clark President Ran, Mires, Clark and Associates Heidi A. Clifton Independent Beauty Consultant Mary Kay Liz Cody Director of Loss Prevention Luby’s Fuddrucker’s Restaurants Eileen G. Cohen Owner Global Internet Entrepreneur Janet Coleman Owner MJ, Etc. Charisse Collier-Cooper Manager of Development Bloomberg L.P. Brian Collins Sales Specialist/Graphic Designer Excelsior Marketing Sandra L. Collyer Medical Billing and Coding Professional Carol Colman Owner Carol Colman Collages

Eric D. Cotton Owner The Cotton Law Firm, PLLC Michael Crawford Executive Protection Specialist Independent Gregory B. Crocker Water Services Specialist Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Dina Crowder President Marketing Support Solutions, Inc. (MSS) Sheila Crowner Broker and Owner ReMax Real Estate Specialists, Inc. Jody Robinson Culmone Founder/ President The Milford Consortium for Child Care Initiatives, Inc. Patricia M. Curtis Director of Operations, Clinical Health Services Optima Health Dawn D. Founder & President ShoutOutWithLove, LLC

Andrea Dawson A. Attorney Alessandri Abogados Rebecca Dean President Tiny Tots Therapy Nancy J.Dear President/CEO West Ocean MD Linda DeCarlo Director of Safety and Health Government United States Postal Service Kevin B. Decker Jr. Assistant Director of Admissions Brandon Hall School Ellis W. Deibler Jr. International Translation Consultant (Senior Consultant) Wycliffe Bible Translators Thomas Delaine Director of Information Security Comprehensive Health Services Angelo M. DelBalso Professor/ Chairman of the Department University of Buffalo Radiology Department Maria D. Delre Financial Advisor Delre and Associates

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Dr. Janice H. Alexander OB/GYN, and Family Practitioner Richland Medical Center RICHLAND CENTER, WI

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r. Janice H. Alexander is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Janice is a Physician, OB/GYN, and Family Practitioner with Richland Medical Center.

The Richland Medical Center was built in 1962, and the new clinic combined the successful medical practices of two local clinics serving the Richland Center area. The clinic staff was comprised of five physicians from two separate clinics. Presently, Richland Medical Center is located in a new and spacious facility adjacent to the Richland Hospital. The clinic can provide services that surpass many which are twice its size. Currently there are more than 23 providers available for our patients. Specialists from area hospitals also are available for your specialized medical needs. With thirty five years of experience, Janice specializes in disease prevention and wellness promotion in the fields of family practice and gynecology, and is also a registered nurse. In addition, she is a Board Certified Medical Doctor in OB/GYN and Family Practice Medicine. Dr. Alexander is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice,

the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society. Furthermore, she is a member of many professional organizations and programs including FACOG, FAAFP, ALSO Advisory Staff, APGO, AMA, AAGL, ASCCP, SLS, Wayne State Alumni Board, and the Milwaukee Gynecological Society. Dr. Alexander is a volunteer for the Red Cross, and has also volunteered her time as a choir director and church organist for her local parish. Throughout her career, she led an expedition to Tanzania, E. Africa, to build a clinic, hospital, church and school where she continues to visit and check up on patients annually. Outside of work, Dr. Alexander volunteered as a choir director and church organist for her local church, and enjoys musical and mission work. She has taken Pre-Med Courses at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and received her MD from Wayne State University. For more information, please visit www.richlandmedctr.com

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Dr. Sai-Ching Yeung, MD, PhD, FACP Associate Professor The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON, TEXAS

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r. Sai-Ching Yeung, M.D., Ph.D., FACP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Medical Professionals. Dr. Yeung is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in Houston, Texas.

the treatment of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women. Dr. Yeung is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Thyroid Association, and the Endocrine Society.

Dr. Yeung has been an Associate Professor for 16 years and his areas of specialization include medical research, the impact of diabetes and obesity on cancer, thyroid cancer, emergency oncology, endocrinology, cancer cell metabolism, tumor biology, and experimental therapeutics. Dr. Yeung is the leader of a PROMISE grant from Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research to investigate

Each and every day, Dr. Yeung strives to “cure the curable and make life livable for the incurable.”

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Dr. Yeung earned his M.D. from St. Louis University, as well as his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Dr. Yeung also holds a Pharmacy Degree from the University of Houston. For more information, please visit www.mdanderson.org.

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Karen Bane

Manager Interventional Radiology and Radiology Nursing Newton Wellesley Hospital HANOVER, MA

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Karen Bane as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Manager of Interventional Radiology and Radiology Nursing at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Newton Wellesley Hospital provides the services and expertise of a major medical facility with the convenience and personal attention of a community hospital. The Hospital is committed to delivering high-quality, safe and efficient medical care to each and every patient. As a result of many updates in technology, the Hospital has made numerous developments and enhancements in health screening, diagnosis and treatment. Newton-Wellesley is committed to providing patients with the most advanced technology and diagnostic services to better meet their health care needs and provide the superb patient care. In addition to her role as a Manager of Interventional Radiology and Radiology Nursing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Karen is actively involved with quality initiatives, Co-chairs the monthly Quality Monitoring Day and represents the Radiology Department on the hospital Policy and Procedure committee and a member of the Safety Steering committee as well. Karen has expertise in Radiology Nursing, developing

processes and protocols, consulting on many quality and safety initiatives, regulatory issues and Interventional Radiology. She has a extensive experience as an ICU nurse, in addition to 10 years as a Radiology Nurse, earned a certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting from Northeastern University and is a member of the Radiology Nursing Association, Organization for Nurse Executives, New England Chapter and the Health Care Quality Association. Karen is currently involved with the development and planning of the future Cardiovascular Center at NWH. Karen has an M.S. in Nursing Administration and Regulatory Affairs from Regis College, and a BSN from Boston College. She also holds a certificate in Clinical Trial Management from Regis College. When not at work, Karen is actively involved with her friends and family located around the country. She is the proud mother of two sons and one daughter. Both of Karen’s sons are Army officers and combat veterans who have served in Afghanistan. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and travel with her husband. For more information, please visit www.partners.org.

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Dr. David A. Gooray, MD, FACC Cardiologist Private Practice LAGO, MD

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r. David A. Gooray, M.D., F.A.C.C. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of his role as a Cardiologist in Private Practice.

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Dr. Gooray has over thirty years of experience in the Medical Professional and specializes in Cardiovascular Disease; Adult Cardiology; and Internal Medicine. In addition to Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Dr. Gooray earned his M.D. from Howard University in 1980.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Dr. Irvin L. McCaine, DDS Retired and Still Working Dentist/Assistant Professor Albert Einstein College of Medicine MOUNT VERNON, NY

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r. Irvin L. McCaine, D.D.S. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Dentistry as a result of Excellence as both a Retired and Still Working Dentist and Assistant Professor of Dentistry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. McCaine’s Dental career as a civilian began with working as a Dentist in many Dental Offices and one hospital appointment as a Dental Pediatric Attending teaching Pediatric Dentistry to Dental Residents. On October 26, 1963 he treated his first patient in his own Dental Office. He stayed part-time for five years, adding a practice day once a year until full-time plus part-time Hospital Attending until 1992. After retiring from his Dental Practice in 1992, Dr. McCaine wanted to continue to educate others about the field of Dentistry. To achieve this goal, Dr. McCaine joined Montefiore Medical Center as an attending general practice dentist teaching general practice residents. After retiring

from Montefiore, he started work as a dentist attending for Jacobi Medical Center and the North Central Bronx Hospital. As a result of professionalism and expertise in the field of Dentistry, he was honored as a guest lecturer at the 22nd National Convention Jamaica Dental Association, Jamaica, W. I. His presentation was spread one and a half days and featured the topic, “Sticking Things to Teeth”. Dr. McCaine earned his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and also holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Howard University. After graduating with his D.D.S., Irvin served as a captain in the US Army Dental Corps for two years and completed a residency at the Montefiore Medical Center. The military was a natural choice for Dr. McCaine as his deceased father was a DDS and oral surgeon with the rank of Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force for almost forty years.

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Sue J. Elke Director of Compliance Forest Park Medical Center ALLEN, TX

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ue J. Elke is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Sue is the System Director of Compliance with Forest Park Medical Center.

in operation and those hospitals still in development. She specializes in various areas in healthcare and healthcare management, health information management, health information technology, managed care, HIPAA, EMR, patient safety, revenue cycle and risk management.

Forest Park Medical Center is committed to elevating the status of both their patients and community by providing unsurpassed excellence in the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. Their mission is to provide superior care and service in a vibrant and diverse environment while maintaining and enhancing their status as a leader in the healthcare industry.

Outside of work, Sue enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is affiliated with programs such as St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the American Lung Association.

As the System Director of Compliance, Sue focuses on the development and implementation of a well-rounded and effective compliance program for the hospitals currently

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Throughout her educational career, Sue earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University. For more information, please visit www.forestparkmc.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Pamela Lancaster Owner and Administrator Legacy Homecare, LLC JOHNSON CITY, TN

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ontinental Who’s Who/- Pamela Lancaster is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Owner and Administrator of Legacy Homecare, LLC.

Pamela believes her clients should live their life in the most fulfilling way, by providing the assistance to live in the comfort of their own home. Pamela has provided care for over twenty-five years and obtained her degree in Social Work from East Tennessee State University. Pamela’s life has been committed to aiding people who cannot help themselves. Her first position as a caregiver started at the age of 12 while taking care of her grandmother. Her grandmother had several strokes and during the summer Pamela would stay with her throughout the day while her grandfather worked in downtown Johnston City. Later on in life, Pamela graduated from Science Hill High School and joined the Air

Force. Upon being honorably discharged, she entered the Healthcare Profession in Florida, followed by positions in Johnston City and Atlanta, Georgia. Marking the five year anniversary of Legacy Homecare, LLC in November 2013, Pamela has a true passion for Homecare and provides care for both elderly adults and people with disabilities. She engages in companionship visits as well and sees the real need for customized attention and care. She works hard to match the right caregiver with each client. Knowing very well that Homecare allows clients to maintain their own routine and lifestyle, Pamela is extremely dedicated to helping clients improve their outlook on their situation. In addition, as a direct reflection of her dedication and professionalism, Pamela is a member of NAPW, Tennessee Association of Homecare, Quality Eldercare, Inc., and the National Association of Social Workers. To learn more, please visit www.legacyhomecaretn.com.

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Rose M. Rivera, CMA, CPh

Adjunct Faculty Member, Lorain County Community College Medical Assistant, Erie Coast Chest Physicians LORAIN, OH

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ose M. Rivera, CMA, C.Ph. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Rose is an Adjunct Faculty Member with Lorain County Community College, as well as a Medical Assistant with Erie Coast Chest Physicians. In her current positions, Rose works closely in the areas of Medical Assistance; Coding; Checking Vital Signs; Conducting Blood Tests; as well as Preparing Medical Histories. In addition, she works with students in the medical laboratory and assists them in learning the basics of Medical Assistance.

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Rose earned an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, with a concentration in Clinical Studies in 2007, as well as an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, with a concentration in Administrative Studies, in 2006. Additionally, she earned an Associate of Arts in Business in 1981 and is a Certified Medical Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist. Rose attributes much of her success to her mother, Betty Milam (September 26, 1928- December 9, 2011). She was a loving, supportive, dedicated mother of three and always encouraged Rose to pursue her interests. Looking ahead, Rose aspires to become a full-time faculty instructor in Pharmacology, Medical Coding and Medical Assisting.

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Leslie A. DeMarco Director of Accounting and Auditing Mosley Pfundt Glick and DeMarco, Inc. William Richard Eric Dennis President Cultural Selling Wafa Derouiche Regional Legal and Compliance Counsel Attorney Pentair Joann R. DeSerio Nurse Manager Neonatal ICU Florida Hospital Tampa Surbhi Dewan Senior Manager of Talent Development Fleishman- Hillard Rohit Dhody Senior Regional Director Syniverse June White Dillard Owner/ Principal Attorney Dillard and Associates Richard DiPesa Contract Administrator Minuteman Group LLC Donna Dixon Fitness and Wellness Director North Hills Club Dvorah Dnali Owner Are You Toxic? and Cinnamon Solutions Paula Dnistran Varblow Nurse Psychotherapist and Clinical Specialist Paula D. Varblow, RN, MN, CS Grace M. Doberdruk Partner Dann, Doberdruk and Harshman, LLC Rick Dodge Vice President Paramount Metal Systems

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Sandra Domingues Manager of Financial Services Sanofi Allison M.Donley Event Specialist Crossmark Paul E. Dorvel Project Manager Leidos

Judith M. Durham-Smith Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Stribling

Patricia A. Ernst President Liberty Alaska Accounting Inc. Laurie Errasquin Account Executive Benson Kearley IFG

Ales Dvorak Vice President Adastra Corporation

Saundra Lynch Ervin Professor/ Coordinator of Counseling Services Prince George’s Community College

Drew Dwyer Nurse Frontline Care Solutions

Michelle Doss Director, Technical Operations, Lean Six Sigma, Training and Change Management Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology

Donna Dyson Vice President of Government Services E Computer Technologies, Inc.

Tina L. Essex Registered Nurse Knox Community Hospital

Janice I. Doxtad Realtor ReMax Associates

Gwen Eachells Localisation Lead SAP South Africa

Irina Esterov Budget Analyst Department of Transportation

David Driscoll Painter and Decorator/ Proprietor Homestead PDS Ltd.

Anna Lee Earnest Teacher/Treasurer Central Greene School District

Gary L. Ezell General Manager and Partner Joey Novas Pizzeria

Martha Eenkhorn Owner A&M Specialties

Nicolina Falleti AVP-Senior Claim Analyst General Reinsurance Group

Toni L. Eilerts Senior Staff Geologist Range Resources

Rosalba Farias Realtor Century 21 Excellence

Yann Elbaz Broker Vitol

Benjamin R. Farmery Managing Director; Founder and Owner Madison Hospitality

Marie Drolet Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor National Bank Financial Wealth Management Christopher M. Drzyzga Corporate Real Estate Advisor iCORE Global- Orange County Cheryll A. Duerk Mental Health Therapist Stamford Counseling Center Pamela R.Dukes CEO By Grace Counseling Services Cathy Dumolt Owner J-8 Custom Fabrication

Sue J. Elke System Director of Compliance Forest Park Medical Center Deana Elkins Vice President of Compliance Solutions Intelligent Solutions Getting Noticed (ISGN)

Diana Dunham Real Estate Agent Carpenter Realtors

Bradley S. Elston Executive Chef Kemper Sports Management/ Bolingbrook Golf Club

Ellen Dunn Owner Ellen Dunn, ASID

Ashley N. Emerson Director of Operations E. Emerson Tool Company

Dr. Joachim Kobus Du Preez Emergency Medicine/ Surgeon Du Preez Aesthetics

Jerry Eppler President Jerry Eppler and Associates

Deborah A. Farooq Creative Partner Initials, Inc. Karen L. Farugia Director of Marketing Musical Instrument Museum Dave G. Faucett Senior Loan Officer Finance/ Mortgage George Mason Mortgage Michelle R. Ferguson Senior Vice President McGraw Hill Financial Carolina Fernandez Partner Hausheer, Belgrano, and Fernandez

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Dr. Ron Noy, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon Prestige Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine NEW YORK, NY

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r. Ron Noy, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Sports Medicine as a result of his role as Orthopedic Surgeon with Prestige Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, located in New York City.

Dr. Noy specializes in Arthroscopic Surgery of the knee and shoulder, focusing on ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, shoulder labral repairs (for unstable shoulders that dislocate), and rotator cuff repair. He believes that by concentrating on only these few surgeries, he can improve patient outcomes and success. He has developed post-operative protocols for these surgeries that allow the majority of his patients to recover painlessly enabling quicker return to sports and work. As a result of his vast experience and talent, Dr. Noy is the preferred choice for numerous professional athletes. He has treated members of the Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Colts, PGA, LPGA, and AVP, to name a few. Through these experiences, Dr. Noy realized that many retired professionals as well as younger athletes who have not yet made it to the big leagues, did not have access to urgent care. Understanding that ignoring acute injuries could have serious impact, it led him to develop an organization to help these athletes get urgent healthcare. Although this organization no longer exists, he still helps to guide these athletes in finding affordable care when necessary.

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He has also served as the head team physician to the Brooklyn Kings (USBL), Harlem Strongdogs (ABA), Baruch College, Wabash College, High School for Arts and Design, and Cathedral High School in Indiana. Furthermore, as a physician, he has covered the 2004 Olympics in Athens, NYC Marathon, Nike Women’s Marathon, Rock and Roll Marathons, martial arts championships, Golden Glove boxing, British Open, US Open, and many other tournaments and events. Dr. Noy has been repeatedly selected for recognition in NY Superdoctors, New York Magazine Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Top Doctors Metro Area, US News and World Report Top US Sports Medicine practice, TopDoc NY, People’s Choice, Healthgrades Top Doctors in America, Guide to America’s Top Surgeons - Orthopedic Surgery, Best in Manhattan, as well as Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists - Sports Medicine. Dr. Noy earned his BSE in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and applies his knowledge in engineering to enhance medical care. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons serving as one of their national spokespersons, and serves on the Orthopedic Quality Improvement Committee at Beth Israel Medical Center. To learn more, please visit www.PrestigeSportsMedicine.com

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Dr. Sylvain Chemtob, MD

PhD, FRCPC, FCAHS

Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal MONTREAL, QC, CANADA

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r. Sylvain Chemtob, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.C.A.H.S. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine. Dr. Chemtob is Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal.

In his current role, Dr. Chemtob specializes in Medical Research in the areas of Neurosciences; Biomedical Engineering; Stem Cells; Pediatrics; Neonatology; as well as Drug Development. As a result of his excellence in the Medical Profession, Dr. Chemtob has been honored with the Andre Deport Award for Excellence and was also awarded the Aventis Pasteur Research Award (Top Canadian Pediatric Health Researcher) by the Canadian Pediatric Society, and most recently received the Award of Excellence for Pediatric

Research Career (Quebec, 2012). In addition, he was named to the Canadian Association of Health Sciences and earned the Clement McCulloch Lecturer Award from the Eye Research Institute in Toronto. Dr. Chemtob is a member of The Society for Pediatric Research; Canadian Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Association for Research, Vision, and Ophthalmology; and the International Society for Eye Research. He earned his M.D. from the University of Montreal, and also holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from McGill University. Furthermore, Dr. Chemtob holds a Post-Doctorate Degree in Cardiovascular Research and Physiology from the University of Iowa. For more information about Dr. Chemtob and the University of Montreal, please visit www.umontreal.ca

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Dr. Peter Nieman, FRCP, FAAP Pediatrician Private Practice CALGARY, AB, CANADA

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r. Peter Nieman, FRCP, FAAP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2013 Pinnacle Physician of the Year as a result of his role as a Pediatrician with his own practice.

Dr. Nieman has been practicing as a specialist with children for 25 years and has been a Pediatrician in Alberta since 1987. In addition to his medical experience, he is also a parent of four children. Dr. Nieman recognizes the challenges of raising healthy children and therefore focuses his practice on Pediatric Medicine, including the prevention and treatment of Childhood Obesity. Currently Dr. Nieman practices in the Pediatric Weight Clinic in Calgary and also runs an ambulatory Pediatric practice where he sees patients in consultation. He also teaches as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and is a regular medical contributor to newspapers, radio and television

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broadcasts. He currently appears on CTV Calgary television as a biweekly medical contributor to its morning show. He has written a monthly column for the Calgary Herald since 1999. A true testament to his professional experience, Dr. Nieman served on the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Healthy Active Living Committee for 8 years as well as on the National Advisory Committee on Physical Activity and Healthy Active Living for Children and Youth and the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Psychosocial Committee. He currently serves as the President of the Alberta Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In his spare time he runs marathons, with the goal to complete 100 marathons by age 60 (Thus far Dr Nieman completed 86 marathons) For more information, please visit www.healthykids.ca. or www.drnieman.com

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Dale L. Haggman Cardiologist Park Ridge Cardiology HENDERSONVILLE, NC

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ale L. Haggman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of his role as a Cardiologist with Park Ridge Cardiology. Park Ridge Cardiology consists of three physicians who provide care for patients with cardiovascular disease, which includes disorders of the heart, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. The physicians work together in a highly integrated and collaborative group practice and emphasize the prevention of cardiac disease and healthy lifestyle education for their patients. With over thirty years of experience, Dale L. Haggman D.O. specializes in the treatment of Cardiac Disease, in which he performs a variety of tests and other types of preventative healthcare methods. He also practices in syncope, or fainting and loss of consciousness due to cardiovascular

problems, and rhythm disorders of the heart. He is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists, and American College of Cardiology. In 1984, he was awarded the Peskind Fellowship Award at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition, The International Association of Healthcare Professionals has chosen Dale L. Haggman D.O. to represent Cardiology in their publication “The Leading Physicians of the World”. Dr. Haggman’s selection is a significant representation of his passion and dedication for the field of Cardiology. Dr. Haggman received his degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. To learn more, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org.

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Russell Knight Respiratory Therapist Coquille Valley Hospital COQUILLE, OR

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ussell Knight is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medical Services as a result of his role as Respiratory Therapist with Coquille Valley Hospital.

making his way to Coquille Valley Hospital. Russell is a Certified and Registered Respiratory Therapist, and has been honored four years consecutively with a Quality Respiratory Care Recognition by the American Association for Respiratory Care program in from 2010-2013.

Coquille Valley Hospital provides 24-hour emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric care together with an extensive array of clinical support services. Coquille Valley Hospital is a designated Critical Access hospital with a Level IV Trauma Certification.

Russell is affiliated with the Oregon Society for Respiratory Care, the National Board of Respiratory Care, and the American Association for Respiratory Care. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

With over 25 years of experience, Russell specializes in all aspects of respiratory care and works hard to help those in need of respiratory therapies. He previously spent 10 years at Great Plain Regional Medical Center in Nebraska before

He earned an AS in Science and Respiratory Care from Grashman Community College.

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

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Nic Ferriday Case Officer Aviation Environment Federation Captain Thomas P. Fett Captain City of Sterling Heights Police Department Amy Fiesler-Garner Secretary The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Hugh Fraser Vice President of Casino Operations Sands China Limited

Karen Garnik President Global Vision Global Vision Marketing and Communications

Michelle N. Giddings Assistant Professor of Nursing/ Coordinator of Master’s Program University of Nevada-Las Vegas

George C. Frison Professor Emeritus University of Wyoming

Dr. Joanne L. Gartner Owner/ Therapist Soul Liberations, LLC

Marlena Gilbert President Apartment Connection USA, Inc.

Jose Javier Fuentes Channel Manager Verizon

Angelina N. Garvin Research Operations Manager East Coast Institute for Research

Jimmy Gittings President PSASA

Traci Figueroa Project Manager/Office Manager Country Tile & Stone, Inc.

Dawn M. Furey Director/ Head Global Site Ready and Support Merck Research Laboratory

Giovanni Gasbarro Investment Advisor PI Financial

Laura Fish-Kelly Senior Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial

Anne Furno Owner Avanti Art Studio

Karen Gaskins Jones Principal JHL Associates

Jarrod Fleming Data Center Operations Engineer Internap

Sheri L. Gabor Operations Manager Warner Pacific

Tina M. Gee Detention Facilities Program Specialist United States Marshals Service; Office of The Federal Detention Trustee

Belinda Florence Transplant Coordinator Hahnemann Hospital Annabel Flores Program Manager Raytheon Stephen Foley High Performance Director USA Diving Inc. Linda Foppiano Foris Spiritual Intuitive/ Hypnotist Angels Heart N Hands Karen Fore Commodity Manager Honeywell International Janis F. Foster Director of Information Technology Baker and McKenzie Kathryn Fox Senior Technologist Sensory Ingredion Incorporated Luz Pangan Franco President Blue Diamond Home Care* LLC.

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Glynnis Gaines Division Chair, Allied Health McLennan Community College Roberta “Bobbie” Galkin Broker Associate REMAX Competitive Edge Edna M. Gallington Author Margie V. Gallo Dean of General Education Sullivan University Sally Gallot-Reeves Healthcare Project Director Frisbie Memorial Hospital Estela Ganibi Bugtong Executive Director 5 Linx

Amber Glass Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residencies and Director of PGY2 Ambulatory Pharmacy Residencies University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Rhonda F. Gelfman President The Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman, P.A.

Steve Glazer Quality Manager Centric Health Resources Kerri Goad National Sales Manager Kalustyan Corporation Robert K. Goetz Chief Instrumentation Engineer MDS Aero Support Group

Kenneth M. Gelman Medical Doctor Infertility And Reproductive Medicine of South Broward

Dr. Beth Golden Author, Speaker, Teacher Dr. Beth Golden, LLC Jennifer T. Good Mental Health Professional Bethesda Children’s Home

Melissa Germain Founder and CEO The Illuminate Group Deborah Gibbons Manager; Volunteer Resources and Youth Programs American Red Cross

Ana Rosa Garcia Real Estate Agent and Advisor Bahia Real Estate Services

Andrea C. Gibbs Director of Planning And Special Projects H.L. Blachford

Lawrence M. Garges Medical Doctor/ Allergist Allergy and Asthma Tri-State Clinic

Jennifer Gibbs Account Manager of US Gulf Coast Regional Sales Marking Services Inc.

Linda N. Good Director Procurement BBVA Compass USA Gloria W. Goodman AVP Sales Operations United Guaranty Liz Gordon-Wilkinson President Three Reasons 72 Unateresa Gormley Director/ Chief Executive Officer USG Performing Art Presenters

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare: Medical Research

Dr. Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD Principle Investigator Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) PHOENIX, AZ

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of brain tumors through the use of various molecular and molecular genetics techniques to investigate why current therapies sometimes fail.

Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is the world’s largest dedicated neurosurgical center and a leader in neurosurgical training, research, and patient care. More operative neurosurgical procedures take place at Barrow than at any other institution in the United States.

Dr. Scheck currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Past Board Chair of Southwest Behavioral Health Services and on the Advisory Board for Arizona’s First Science and Technology Expo. In addition, she is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Society for Neuro-Oncology. She also maintains her position as a reviewer for a number of Professional Journals and is on the Editorial Board of Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics, CNS Oncology and World Journal of Surgical, Medical and Radiation Oncology.

r. Adrienne C. Scheck, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Scientific Research as a result of her role as a Principle Investigator with Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), the world’s largest neurological disease treatment and research institution.

As a Principle Investigator, Dr. Scheck specializes in research involving metabolic and standard care therapies; brain tumor therapy; therapy resistance; and the development of new prognostic markers for brain tumors. Her research helps to develop novel adjuvant therapies for the treatment

Dr. Scheck earned a Ph.D. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a B.A. in Biology from the University of Rochester. For more information, please visit www.thebarrow.org/ Research/Neuro_Oncology/index.htm.

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Lawrence M. Garges, MD Medical Doctor and Allergist Allergy and Asthma Tri-State Clinic CLARKSTON, WA

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awrence M. Garges, M.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of his role as Medical Doctor and Allergist with Allergy and Asthma Tri-State Clinic.

Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the Washington State Allergy Society, and the Intermountain West Allergy Association. In addition, Lawrence is also a Certified Asthma Educator, and on the National Asthma Education Certification Board.

Allergy and Asthma Tri-State Clinic’s mission is to provide allergy, asthma and immunology care to their patients with a standard of excellence comparable to the best in the nation.

Throughout his educational career, he earned his M.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico City.

Lawrence specializes in internal medicine, allergy, asthma, immunology and more. He is associated with the American

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To learn more, please visit www.drlgarges.mymedfusion.com.

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Anita L. Merrill, BS/MT(ASCP) CLS Chief Medical Technologist University Of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory

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nita L. Merrill, BS/ MT(ASCP) CLS is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional of the Year as a result of 40 Years of Excellence in the field of Medical Technology. Currently, Anita is Chief Medical Technologist with the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory.

Anita is a Registered Medical Technologist and has vast experience in Management. In addition, she worked to develop the Clinical Pathology Department in the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which is a composite of departments Including Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Endocrinology, as well as Parasitology and Cytology Studies. Additionally, Anita is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the National Certification Association

and the American Association of Clinical Chemistry with AACC Veterinary Section (DACC). She is a former member of the American Chemical Society where she served in several leadership positions. During this time she coordinated National Chemistry Week hands on demos for Grammar School students and High School chemistry student tours of Merck Pharmacology QC labs and Busch QC laboratories. Anita was an active member of the Tifton Sigma XI Club for 20 years and during that time was awarded the Outstanding Service to Research award in 1997. She received the Staff Appreciation Award for the University Of Georgia School Of Veterinary Medicine for her many contributions to her work in May of 2007. During her years at Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory she has participated in many wildlife research projects and was a contributing Editor in these studies. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Berry College.

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Carlos A. Salup Gynecologist Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates MELBOURNE, FL

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arlos A. Salup is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of his role as Gynecologist with Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates.

Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates’ are committed to providing patients with quality care. From the doctors to the nurses to the technical support, and administrative staffs, MIMA is extremely patient-centered and will do whatever it takes to have clients receive the care they need and deserve. For over 25 years, MIMA makes choosing a doctor easy by offering highly qualified physicians and healthcare professionals for primary care needs as well as a comprehensive network of specialists. Carlos specializes in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology, especially advanced laparoscopic surgeries and laparoscopic

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assisted vaginal hysterectomy. He started his private practice in 1985, and was the first gynecologist at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Brevard County to Perform daVinci Robotic Surgery. He was also chairman of the Quality Assurance (QA) Committee for many years at Holmes Regional Medical Center. In addition to his practice, Carlos recently became Assistant Professor of the University Of Central Florida School Of Medicine. He is affiliated with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and enjoys bicycling, fishing, and hanging out with his family in his spare time. Carlos was Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Medical Center from 1981-1984. For more information, please visit www.mima.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Brian M. Walters, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, CMSL

Director of Emergency Services Upper Allegheny Health System CHEEKTOWAGA, NY

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r. Brian M. Walters, D.O., FACEP, FAAEM, CMSL is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of her role as Director of Emergency Services with Upper Allegheny Health System, the parent organization of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital.

Upper Allegheny Health System hospitals provide care and support to residents of Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania throughout a primary and secondary service area with a population of 180,000. In his current position as Director of Emergency Services with Upper Allegheny Health System, Dr. Walters serves the populace of these regions with Health Care Administration; and Facilitation of the Integration and Standardization of Emergency Department Policies and Procedures. Dr. Walters specializes in Developing and Implementing Patient Care Protocols and Processes to Enhance Clinical Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Operational Efficiency. In addition to his work as the Director of Emergency Services, Dr. Walters maintains his status as a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine; Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, (FACEP); Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM); and Diplomate of the American Association of Integrative Medicine (DAAIM). Furthermore, Dr. Walters maintains professional affiliation with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO); Osteopathic Cranial Academy; Golden Ram Society; American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA); American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP); Board of Natural Medicine Doctors & Practitioners- North America (BNMDP-NA); World Organization of Natural Medicine

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(WONM); American College of Physician Executives; American College of Healthcare Executives; Healthcare Executive Forum, Inc.; Greeley Medical Staff Institute; New York American College of Emergency Physicians; NYS DOH State Emergency Medical Advisory Council (SEMAC); Western Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (WREMAC); Southwestern Regional EMS Council (SWREMS); Souther Tier Emergency Medical Systems (STEMS); ACEP Emergency Medical Services-Prehospital Care Section; ACEP Tactical Emergency Medicine Section; NYACEP Emergency Medical Services Committee; as well as the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS). As a result of his dedication to the field of Medicine, Dr. Walters has been honored with numerous commendations including a listing in the Top 101 Industry Experts in the field of Emergency Medicine, 2013; Worldwide Healthcare Professional of the Year for 2012 in Emergency Services; Worldwide Who’s Who Outstanding Professional of the Year in Health Care Administration for 2012; and the AMA Physician Recognition Award with Commendation, 2012, among many others. Throughout his impressive collegiate career, Dr. Walters earned his degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Administration from the University of Berkeley. Dr. Walters also holds a Doctor of Natural Medicine Degree from the Board of Natural Medicine Doctors & Practitioners North American and Natural Medicine Certification Council, a Doctor of Humanitarian Service Degree from the World Organization of Natural Medicine, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Highest Distinction, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For more information, please visit www.uahs.org.

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Dina Sarah Prus Endocrinologist Empire Medical Associates MAPLEWOOD, NJ

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ina Sarah Prus is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of her role as Endocrinologist with Empire Medical Associates.

Empire Medical Associates is a multi-physician, multi-subspecialty adult medical practice with four locations. Starting off with two locations, Empire Medical Associates eventually added two additional locations. With the new expansion, the partner doctors decided it would be good to add some additional sub-specialties including cardiology and podiatry. In time, the practice continued to add doctor specialists including nephrology, endocrinology, pain management, rehabilitation and others. The doctors in Maplewood, Belleville, Bloomfield and Hackensack are continuing to look at opportunities to serve their patients more completely.

As an endocrinologist, Dina specializes in all aspects of endocrinology, and has a sub-specialty with diabetes and metabolism issues. She works in three of the four Empire Medical offices, and is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, and is a member with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, and the Endocrine Society. In addition, Dina is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dina conducted her fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and received her MD in Internal Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Also, Dina received her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College. To learn more, go to www.empiremedicalassociates.com.

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Jennifer K. Pearson Business Analyst/Implementations PMO Optum Inc. GILBERT, AZ

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ennifer K. Pearson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Jennifer is a Business Analyst/ Implementations PMO with Optum Inc.

currently focuses her attention on healthcare and crossfunctional leadership, program management, continuous improvement, PMP, product development, and more. She is PMP (Project Management Professional) certified, and is a member of the Autism Society of Phoenix.

Optum Inc. is committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Their core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and work to help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term.

In addition, she has been married for twenty one years and has two children; one of her children, Adrian, is the first frozen egg fertility success on the west coast, in which Jennifer has been written and interviewed about. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, dining out, crocheting, sewing, collecting gemstones and ballroom dancing.

Jennifer has over fifteen years of experience in developing new products, devising productive plans for complex projects, and coordinating cross-functional teams, and

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Throughout the course of her education, Jennifer earned both her MBA in Supply Chain Systems and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. To learn more, please visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com.

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Kimberly A. O’Roark Owner and Director Recreation Through The Ages ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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imberly A. O’Roark is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Kimberly is the Owner and Director of Recreation Through The Ages. Recreation Through The Ages is a health and wellness company that provides education, training, programming and activities to facilities and families dealing with Alzheimer's and other types of dementias. They specialize in behaviors and will come to your community or home to provide help in these areas. As Owner and Director, Kimberly specializes in healthcare, elder care, therapeutic recreation, community outreach, social services, staff development, and more. She instructs seminars and implements therapeutic programs for facilities and families that are dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia. Additionally, Kimberly provides therapy for school age children who are in special education and treatment facilities,

and she has been a volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association on a steady basis since 2006. Furthermore, Kimberly is a certified Dementia Practitioner and Instructor, is a former board member of NMACC (New Mexico Association for Continuity of Care), and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, NCCDP (National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners), NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) and American Therapeutic Recreation Association). Due to her ongoing successes, Kimberly was awarded with the honor of VIP Woman of The Year 2013 from NAPW, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family, camping, walking, and photography. Throughout the course of her education, Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreational Therapy from The University of New Mexico. For more information, please visit www.rtarecreation.com.

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Grace Szczerbowski General Practitioner Private Practice, Dr. Grace Szczerbowski, MD LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA

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race Szczerbowski is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine as a result of her role as General Practitioner with her private practice, Dr. Grace Szczerbowski, MD. With over forty five years of experience in the field, Dr. Szczerbowski specializes in General and Internal Medicine with a focus on treating adult diseases. She was fully licensed in Internal Medicine in Poland. Upon her immigration to Canada, she underwent two year medical retraining in the hospital in London, Ontario, and passed the LMCC exam.

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Aside from serving her patients, she participates in medical trials, particularly the AVAPROMISE Trial of 2001, and she is also is an attending physician to Victoria Hospital. Due to her successes and professional excellence, Dr. Szczerbowski was recognized with the Award for Medical Contribution in London. She has two sons, enjoys tennis and classical music, and is a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and is a Peer Assessor at the Forthe College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario. Throughout the course of her education, she earned her MD from the Academy of Medicine in Poland.

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Professor Drew Dwyer Nurse Frontline Care Solutions COOLUM BEACH, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

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rofessor Drew Dwyer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Nursing as a result of his role as Nurse with Frontline Care Solutions.

Frontline Care Solutions specializes in providing effective solutions for aged care facilities, nursing homes, nurses and care workers in the front line of care. All of their products and services focus on the provision of high quality person-centered care, ranging from learning and development, policy management and clinical and operational tools designed specifically for the aged and community care sectors. With over twenty six years of experience in the industry, Drew is an expert in nursing education and administration, gerontology, geriatric nursing management, institutionalized care, behavior management and more. Upon embarking on his nursing career right out of high school, Drew was recruited as a nurse and joined the army. He specialized in aviation nursing and was a paramedic for active combat overseas with the United Nations and Australian Army.

In addition to position with Frontline Care Solutions, Drew is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Queensland, and is a member of Royal College of Nursing Australia, the Australian Counseling Association, the Australian Association of Gerontology, and is a Clinical Fellow and President of the JBI International Alumni. His wife Rae launched Frontline Care Solutions in 2004, where she has created a successful business with a focus on creating the best outcomes in the frontline of care. Outside of work, Drew enjoys traveling to third world countries, fitness, and spending time with family. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Evidence- Based Healthcare Gerontology at Adelaide University, and has earned a MClinSc, in Evidence- Based Healthcare from Adelaide University. To learn more, please visit www.frontlinecaresolutions.com

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Dr. Todd D. Shenkenberg Medical Oncologist Valley Cancer Associates HARLINGEN, TX

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r. Todd D. Shenkenberg is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of healthcare as a result of his role as a Medical Oncologist with Valley Cancer Associates.

Valley Cancer Associates provides multiple services for individuals dealing with all types of cancers: along with radiation, chemotherapy, hematology, urology scans, and PET scans. In his current position, Todd specializes in various outlets of oncology such as breast cancer and lymphoma. He also

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studies the treatment of blood cancers, like leukemia and blood borne genetic diseases. Todd is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Physicians, the Texas Medical Association. Throughout his career, Dr. Shenkenberg has been awarded with the Texas Top Physician Award due to his dedication and successes in the field of medicine. He has earned his Medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. To learn more, please visit www.valleycancerassociates.com.

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BY KELLI HANSEN, RN, BSN, CMCN, LNC

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare

Dr. Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH Director of Global Health and Assistant Professor New York Medical College PLEASANT VALLEY, NY

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r. Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Director of Global Health and Assistant Professor with New York Medical College, one of the nation's largest private health sciences universities, located in Westchester County, New York.

Throughout her career, Dr. Murthy has practiced medicine in various countries and has been working in various arenas of the health care industry. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations and has been invited to be a representative and participant at several high level panels organized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization. In addition, Dr. Murthy was a member of the planning committee and expert panel at the 63rd United Nations DPI NGO Conference and health in Melbourne Australia. In this capacity, she was also invited to moderate a high level panel at the meeting, where she represented United States. In her current position as a faculty member at New York Medical College, Dr. Murthy has been honored by her students as an outstanding teacher and inspiration to pursue to their careers in global health. As a member of the faculty, she teaches medical students and public health graduates preventive medicine and public health.

As a result of her dedication to the Healthcare profession, Dr. Murthy has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Soujouner Truth Pin which is given to those women who excel in community service. Dr. Murthy was awarded the National Council of Women USA Distinguished Leadership award on the occasion of 100 years of International Women’s Day in 2011, recognizing her efforts to promote women’s health globally. Additionally, Dr. Murthy was named Public Service Scholar by the Robert F. Wagner School of Public service (one of the top ranked schools in the US) at New York University and also was awarded the Dean's Certificate in Academic Excellence at New York University. Dr. Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women's Global Health and Human Rights a book which is used worldwide. Her book, Women’s Global Health and Human Rights has been read by US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, H.E. Michelle Bechelet Executive Director of UN Women and Former President of Chile, H.E. Mary Robison, as well as the Former head of UN High Commission on Refugees and former President of Republic Ireland. Dr. Murthy earned her M.D. from Nagarjuna University and also holds a D.G.O. from Gulbarga University. In addition, Dr. Murthy received an M.P.H Degree from New York University as well as an M.S. from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. For more information, please visit www.nymc.edu.

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Lisamarie Volino Vice President of Business Operations Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine HACKENSACK, NJ

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isamarie Volino is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare Management and Consulting as a result of her role as Vice President of Business Operations with Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

development of business operations. Due to her ongoing professionalism and excellence in the industry, Lisamarie has been named one of New Jersey's 2012 Best 50 Women in Business, and was nominated and placed second in the PAHCOM national competition for Medical Practice Administrator of the Year in 2008.

For nearly twenty years, Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has provided a full complement of orthopedic services for injuries suffered on the playing field, in the home on the job or at school. They also are specialists in sports medicine, which concentrates on returning an injured athlete to peak performance at the earliest possible time. These principles can be applied to the treatment of injuries sustained away from the playing field for efficient safe return to full activity.

Furthermore, Lisamarie is a member of MGMA, Bergen County Healthcare Professionals Society, POMA, The Top 50 Business Women of New Jersey, and the ASPCA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and showing dogs. Throughout her educational career, Lisamarie earned her M.B.A. in both healthcare management and finance from Rutgers University. To learn more, please visit www.activeorthopedic.com

As Vice President of Business Operations, Lisamarie is responsible for the organization, management, and

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Ty M. Gosnell Assistant Golf Professional Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club Jasmine C. Gould Director of Business Development Strategic Consulting Partners Komal Goyal Managing Partner 6E Technologies Marilyn Graham Associate Director Facilities Spreezatura Insurance Group LLC Gloria Granados Executive Director Baptist Immigration Center

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Jean-Jacques Granet Executive Pastry Chef MGM Grand Las Vegas

Jackie Ann Gregory Pastor United Methodist Church

Heidi Gray Owner/Designer/Artist Heidi Gray Designs, LLC

Leslie L. Gregg General Lab Manager Rochester Institute of Technology

Tom Grbich President and CEO Leading for Success

Gerald A.C. Grell Dean of Clinical, Academic, and Community Affairs Ross University School of Medicine

Maria T. Green Vice President Spreezatura Insurance Group LLC Ella I. Greene Operations and Readiness NCO US Army Elizabeth A. Greenhagen Consumer and Brand Research Leader Elizabeth A. Greenhagen

Anna V. Grimes Chief Executive Officer Berrien County Animal Control Lydia Gross Kamerlink Partner Kamerlink Stark and Powers, LLC

Bibi Nafeeza Habib Manager, Department of Program Administration 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds Lynn Hagger President; Founder Davinci Kids LLC Dr. Dale L. Haggman Cardiologist Park Ridge Cardiology Carolyn C. Hale Director Circle of Friends for Mental Health Laury Hales Senior Project Manager Sigma Solutions

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare: Mental Health

Mary Lee Zawadski, CAP, CAC, CADC Consultant MLZ

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ary Lee Zawadski, CAP, CAC, CADC is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her dedication to the fields of Mental Health and Consulting. Mary is a Consultant with MLZ.

Co-Author of Bullies- From the Schoolroom to the Boardroom. Mary has also appeared on numerous television shows including Good Morning America and a one hour documentary on addiction produced by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, gardening, traveling, quilting, and antiquing.

As a Consultant, Mary provides clients with help for addictions and codependency, provides counseling for adult children of alcoholics, and has lectured world-wide on addictions. She is a Certified Addictions Professional, and is also Internationally Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Mary is an honored member of the National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics; The Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Salvation Army - Sallie House; as well as Resurrection House. Mary is a member of the the National Association of Professional Women as well, and her successes in the industry earned her the title of NAPW Professional Woman of the Year 2010-2011.

In addition, Mary has been featured in a variety of publications including Time Magazine, Focus and Changes. She was prominently mentioned in Kitty Dukakis’ autobiography, Now You Know, and is the author of The Magic Within and

To learn more, please visit www.maryleezawadski.com

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Joy S. Schneck, MM, MT-BC Executive Director Certification Board for Music Therapists DOWNINGTOWN, PA

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oy S. Schneck MM, MT-BC is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Music Therapy as a result of her role as an Executive Director with the Certification Board for Music Therapists. Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and spiritual needs. The Certification Board for Music Therapists is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally.

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In her current position with the Certification Board for Music Therapists, Joy specializes in Clinical Music Therapy; Association Administration; Public Relations; Public Speaking; Healthcare; Nonprofits; Mental Health; Program Development; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; and Community Outreach. Joy earned her Master’s in Music Therapy from Catholic University and is presently a member of the American Society for Association Executives; American Music Therapy Association; Institute for Credentialing Excellence; and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. For more information, please visit www.cbmt.org.

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Paula Dnistran Varblow, RN, MN, CS

Nurse Psychotherapist and Clinical Specialist THOUSAND OAKS, CA

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aula Dnistran Varblow, RN, MN, CS, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Paula is a Nurse Psychotherapist and Clinical Specialist.

nurses in order to help patients’ recovery and reintegration into society, while treating each patient with the maximal care and respect they deserve. Additionally, Paula provides reassurance and comfort to family members of those under her care. She truly cares about each patient she has.

In her current position, Paula specializes in psychology, psychotherapy and nursing. She focuses on aspects such as patient care, counseling services, and works closely with clients in the fields of trauma and disaster mental health. Paula treats clients who have been affected by traumatic events such as natural disasters, man-made disasters, war and terrorist activities. She acts as an advocate to all clients, and actively participates in both their diagnosis and treatment.

Due to her successes and professionalism, Paula has earned the recognition of VIP Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women. She is a member of NAPW, and is charitable towards FEMA and helping families of the mentally ill. In her spare time, Paula enjoys dogs, supporting the booster club, spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, lakes and beaches, and attending amusement parks such as Disneyland with her family.

Paula is a part of and consults with a team of healthcare professionals including doctors, psychiatrists and other

Throughout the course of her education, she earned a Master's Degree in Nursing and Psychotherapy from UCLA.

Healthcare: Mental Health

Susan Marie D. Stanton Social Worker Mount Vernon School District MOUNT VERNON, NY

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usan Marie D. Stanton is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as Social Worker with the Mount Vernon School District. Susan Marie has been working at two elementary schools within the district since 1991. She helps children by means of individual and group counseling sessions and bullying awareness. She also works with the students on how to improve their social skills, and is a part of the positive behavior intervention team as well. Not only is Susan Marie licensed and certified in Social Work, she is also certified in Rape Crisis Intervention and in Family Therapy.

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Additionally, Susan Marie helps students set goals for themselves with customized and individualized education plans, meets with parents to discuss the student’s progress, and conducts social history background reports. She is a member of the School Social Workers Association, Mount Vernon Federation of Teachers, National Association of Social Workers, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and is the Founder and Past Director of The Housing Options Program. Outside of work, Susan Marie enjoys swimming, dancing, bowling, and baseball. Throughout the course of her education, she earned a BSW from Stony Brook University, an MSW from Adelphi University, and also holds a Master's Degree in Education from the College of Rochelle.

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Kenneth M. Gelman, MD, FACE Medical Doctor Infertility & Reproductive Medicine of South Broward HOLLYWOOD, FL

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enneth M. Gelman M.D., F.A.C.E. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as a Medical Doctor with Infertility & Reproductive Medicine of South Broward. Dr. Gelman understands that the desire to have a baby is one of life's most important and exciting decisions. Through his work with Infertility & Reproductive Medicine of South Broward, he helps make that dream a reality for many couples every year. Dr. Gelman’s areas of expertise include Reproductive Endocrinology; Treatment of all Reproductive Disorders in Women and Men; In Vitro Fertilization; Preimplantation; as well as Genetic Diagnosis.

As a result of his vast knowledge and dedication to educating patients, Dr. Gelman has been voted for three years in a row as one of the “Best Doctors” in Miami and is a frequently sought after Medical News expert by Fox News. He is also presently a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine; Polycystic Ovarian Society of America; American Society of Reproductive Immunology; and the National PCOS Society. Throughout his educational career, Dr. Gelman earned his MD from New York Medical College. He went on to complete his Endocrinology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he trained with nationally renowned Infertility Guru Professor Andren Dunaif at Mount Sinai. To learn more, please visit www.infertilitybroward.com.

Healthcare: Mental Health

Pamela R. Dukes CEO By Grace Counseling Services BALTIMORE, MD

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amela R. Dukes is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Counseling. Pamela is the CEO of By Grace Counseling Services.

By Grace Counseling Services offers substance abuse services for high-risk individuals seeking counseling services for those looking to improve the quality of life and better themselves. With over twenty years in the field, Pamela works with clients to help identify their problems and to provide treatment plans for patients based upon their needs. In addition, she specializes in individual and group therapy, substance abuse disorders, case management, adolescents, psychotherapy, program development, healthcare, and the orientation and intake procedures for patients as well.

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Describing herself as motivated and full of tenacity, Pamela loves reaching for the impossible. She has learned throughout her life that if you set higher goals than you ever imagined and shoot for them, if you do not totally succeed, at least you will be somewhere in the arena of your goals. Her life goal is to be able to help as many people as she can and for her name to be known within households and business industries throughout the United States. Pamela is a certified addition counselor and is active within her local church. Throughout her educational career, she earned a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Capella University, along with a Masters of Human Services from Lincoln University.

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Dr. Marion Elizabeth Primas, PhD Retired Senior Public Health Advisor United States Department of Health Resources SILVER SPRING, MD

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r. Marion Elizabeth Primas, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mental Health Services. Dr. Primas is a Retired Senior Public Health Advisor with the United States Department of Health Resources.

The first black valedictorian of her high school graduating class, it was clear Dr. Primas was destined for success at an early age. One of her first professional positions after earning her degree was as a Professor at Howard University, where she taught psychology and abnormal psychology classes before being recruited to the National Institutes of Health. While working at NIH, she was one of the first female black women to speak at international meetings. Throughout her forty eight year career with the United States Department of Health Resources, Dr. Primas was responsible for counseling and advising women on general health and mental health issues. She has published multiple articles and contributed a chapter in two books as well. In addition to her writing, Marion has delivered numerous scientific presentations worldwide on women’s health and aging. By devoting her life and her career to helping others, she has traveled the world conducting presentations in countries such as Germany, Australia, and Belgium. Despite her schedule slowing down post-retirement, Dr. Primas has no intention of stopping anytime soon and she continues to stay active in the field. Looking into the future, she hopes to publish books on women’s health, and to attend more international meetings on the subjects of healthcare and mental health. Dr. Primas will be traveling to Korea soon, where she is anticipating learning the native culture and traditions.

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Furthermore, she is a Past Member of the Gerontological Association, a Past Member of Psychogeriatric Association, and a Past Member of the American Psychological Association. Presently, Dr. Primas is a member of the Disabled Veterans Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America Haiti Relief, UNICEF, and is passionate about organizations which assist in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. During the course of her professional career, Marion has appeared in a number of print publications, such as Pro- Files Magazine and Who’s Who Publishers’ “Top 101 Industry Experts”. Dr. Primas was also honored with the title Woman of the Year from the American Biographical Association in 2009, and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award from Worldwide Who’s Who in 2012. An expert in her industry, Marion’s advice to the public is to seek advanced degrees in the fields for which you are passionate about. Dr. Primas hopes to see more minorities earn formal educations and to take careers in all areas of healthcare, and plans on giving back to her local community. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, playing the piano, watching classic movies, reading, and spending time with her dogs. Dr. Primas previously worked as a classical pianist for ten years. Marion earned her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Howard University. In addition, Dr. Primas also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from Morgan State University.

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Ercell H. Hoffman, LMFT Author/Poet/Clinical Supervisor Marriage and Family Therapist COMPTON, CA

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rcell H. Hoffman, LMFT is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as Author/ Poet/ Clinical Supervisor and Marriage and Family Therapist. Ercell is a state licensed marriage and family therapist with her own practice, and helps counsel children and adults through therapy sessions to resolve issues within the family. Throughout her illustrious career, Ercell has had work published in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Sentinel, The Press Telegrams and the Herald Examiner Newspapers. Additionally, she is the author of three books: The Lament: Selected Poems and Prose, USA Anytime Anyplace: A Journey Toward Survival and Self Worth, and A Journal of

Thoughts, Dreams and Impressions: With Tips On How To Stay Fat Or Thinking Out Loud. She is a member of CAMFT, Junior Golfers, and USGA. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf, watching television such as news and sports, and reading books, trade magazines, and newspapers. Ercell has three daughters, two of whom have provided her with six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Throughout the course of her education, Ercell has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from California State University at Long Beach, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, an MA in Education, and an MPA in Public Policy and Administration.

Health & Wellness

Dvorah Dnali Owner Are You Toxic LLC and Cinnamon Solutions LAFAYETTE, CO

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vorah Dnali is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Coaching/Training in Nutrition and Health and Wealth Creation, as a result of her role as Owner of Are You Toxic LLC and Cinnamon Solutions.

Are You Toxic LLC and Cinnamon Solutions provides solutions that transform ordinary people into extraordinary healthy people and entrepreneurs with solutions for energy and performance, healthy aging, weight management, personal care, and wealth creation by using Isagenix products and an unbelievable compensation plan. This Isagenix International company creates entrepreneurs out of every day people. Dvorah started her companies ten years ago, with a mission is to continue a very positive, proactive and supportive approach toward transforming lives through nutritional and wealth re-balancing. Her vision to expand her team internationally with those who have a similar mission.

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In her spare time, Dvorah enjoys art, dog agility, practicing tai chi, embarking on short hikes, slow horseback riding, ATVing; all in good weather, and range shooting. Furthermore, she has been inspired by many masters and mentors and has had the privilege to study under some. To mention a few: Robert Kiyosaki, Eric Worre, Esther Hicks, Pema Chodron, Louise Bourgeois, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne and more. Additionally, Dvorah’s work history is quite eclectic: She has held past positions as an art instructor in both the United States and Israel for 23 years, as well as a stock broker for 13 years, and she also has spent time as a softball umpire and officiated volleyball as well. Throughout her educational career, Dvorah earned an M.F.A., B.F.A., in Sculpture, Graphic Illustration and Painting from Pratt Institute.

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Rebecca Dean President Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc. SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ

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ebecca Dean is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Outstanding Professional in the field of Health and Wellness as a result of her role as President of Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc. Tiny Tots Therapy is a leading provider of Pediatric Therapy Services, including occupational, physical, and speech therapy throughout the State of New Jersey. In addition to having three convenient center-based locations within New Jersey, Tiny Tots Therapy, Inc also provides pediatric therapy services within several school districts, as well as private home-based services for homebound parents. The Tiny Tots Team of dedicated specialists help to guide every child who walk through their developmental milestones from birth to eighteen years of age. They aim to maximize the independence of functional skills and help transform the lives of children, support caregivers and increase awareness in our communities. As President, Rebecca specializes in all aspects of pediatric health and wellness, including occupational therapy, psychosocial, social skills and specializing in the field of sensory integration and Autism. In 2011, Rebecca launched Therapy Nook, providing expert recommended educational toys and equipment for parents, teachers, and therapists through both an e-commerce website, as well as a brand new storefront location opening January 2014 in Warren Township, New Jersey. She has also developed a partnership with Fun Factory Sensory Gym, manufacturing

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custom design and installation of therapy sensory gyms and products in clinics, schools and homes. A member of Asian Women in Business, and the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association, Rebecca holds several certifications and training in various treatment methods-traditional and alternative, such as “Yoga for the Special Child” certification. After developing a specialized yoga program for preschool to elementary school aged children with special needs, Rebecca has been honored multiple times for her professionalism and success in her field of occupational therapy. In 2011 through 2012, Rebecca was the recipient of the “Young Rising Entrepreneur” award from the Asian Women in Business NY, selected as one of “NJ Favorite Kids Doc”, and was ranked #390 in Inc. 500/5000 Entrepreneurs. She has spent 2013 rebranding and restructuring her company as well as growing other companies that she is equally passionate about. In 2014, she plans to open a retail store front for therapy nook and a kids gym (Kids Blvd) that will offer a safe, fun play space for children all abilities to play, socialize and meet their sensory and developmental needs. She also plans to offer therapists in her field the opportunity to own a TTT center through franchising. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading and spending time with her two young daughters who inspire her every day in her work. To learn more, please visit www.tinytotstherapyinc.com

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CWW Member Profiles Healthcare: Education

Dr. Shyamali Mukherjee Associate Professor Meharry Medical College NASHVILLE, TN

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r. Shyamali Mukherjee is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Higher Medical Education. Dr. Mukherjee is an Associate Professor at Meharry Medical College. Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. Today, Meharry includes a medical school, dental school, and a graduate school. It is home to the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy. The degrees include Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. As Associate Professor, Dr. Mukherjee specializes in Pharmacology, Research Toxicology, Biology, and more. She has multiple published works under her belt, and has

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many awards and honors as well. Shyamali has received honors such as Round Table Member at Madison Who’s Who, 2011, Outstanding Member with Madison Who’s Who, 2010, and Lifetime Member, Madison Who’s Who, 2008. She also serves as a Board Member for the Science Advisory Board. In addition, Shyamali is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Association of Advancement of Science, New York Academic Science, and the Physiological Society of India. Throughout her educational career, she earned a Ph. D. in Lipid Chemistry of Vertebrate Gonad from the Bose Institute, an M.Sc., in Physiology from the University of Calcutta, and a B.Sc. Hons in Physiology, Chemistry, Zoology, Physiology from Victoria College. For more information, please visit www.mmc.edu.

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Prof. Diana P. Hurkens, RN, MA, MHA Chief Executive Officer Med-Line School of Allied Healthcare Professions RIO VERDE, AZ

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rof. Diana P. Hurkens, RN, MA, MHA, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare. Diana is the Chief Executive Officer with Med-Line School of Allied Healthcare Professions.

Diana works hard to provide students with the best learning experience possible to help them reach their goals and advance into careers in the fields of medical transcription, medical coding, pharmacy technology, healthcare documentation specialists, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants and home healthcare aides.

Med-Line School of Allied Healthcare Professions is the leader in premium career college healthcare documentation training. Med-Line offers training in medical transcription, medical coding, credentialing preparation, continuing education, and up training for individuals seeking more career opportunities. With over 25 years in business, Med-Line School exceeds industry standards in education and actively works to raise the bar in healthcare documentation training.

Diana is a member of the College and Association of Registered Nurses, Worldwide Who's Who, and the National Association of Professional Women. Furthermore, her time and dedication has earned her the honor of Woman of the Year (2013) from the National Association of Professional Women. In her spare time, she enjoys quality family time with her husband, Phillip, and four children, traveling, reading, exercise, music and more.

As Chief Executive Officer, Diana focuses on all aspects of healthcare and medical education. She specializes in several areas of the field, and works closely with senior management, nursing, counseling, curriculum development, healthcare documentation integrity, budgets, public speaking, and more.

Throughout her educational career, Diana earned a Master's Degree in Psychology and Healthcare Administration from The University of Calgary. To learn more, please visit www.medlineschool.com.

Pharmaceuticals

Michelle Doss

Director, Technical Operations, Lean Six Sigma, Training and Change Management Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology CARY, NC

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ichelle Doss is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals. Michelle is the Director, Technical Operations, Lean Six Sigma, Training and Change Management with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies was formed in April 2011, following the acquisition of the former Diosynth Biotechnologies in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, and the former Avecia Biologics in Billingham, UK, from Merck & Co Inc. The company combines novel technologies with over twenty five years of biopharmaceutical contract and manufacturing experience to bring their clients the best in process development and cGMP manufacturing.

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With over twenty five years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, Michelle’s expertise lies within biotechnology development and manufacturing, leadership in project management, technical operations, training, and change management. In addition to current position with Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnology, she is also Co-Founder of The Moxie Solution, which works in coaching leaders today for the business world of tomorrow. Furthermore, Michelle is a member of ICA and PMI, and is charitable towards organizations such as Kiva. Throughout her educational career, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmdiosynth.com or www.themoxiesolution.com. Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014 42

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CWW Member Profiles Pharmaceuticals

Donna Ames Registered Coordinator Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. SOUTHINGTON, CT

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onna Ames is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals as a result of her role as Senior Manager, Clinical Project Lead with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company that combines groundbreaking science with a steadfast commitment to meeting the needs of patients living with severe, life-threatening and often rare diseases. Alexion scientists are among the first in the world to unlock the therapeutic potential of inhibiting terminal complement, a group of proteins that play an important role in the body's immune response and can destroy healthy tissue in certain patients. In her current position with Alexion, Donna specializes in clinical research in ultra-rare kidney diseases epidemiology, data and project management. She is affiliated with the Society of Clinical Research Associates and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional as of November 2011. Her experience encompasses research including cancers of the breast, esophagus, lung, colon, pancreas, and prostate. Reflecting on her career, one of Donna’s greatest accomplishments was entering the field of Pharmaceuticals as a complete novice. She joined the industry accidently by taking a position as a temporary administrative assistant, and now she has come full circle, turning herself into a successful project leader. Donna takes one step at a time, and continues to grow and learn. She faced obstacles changing

positions in a company where it was never done before. Donna was raising her daughter and two stepchildren all while traveling for business and trying to learn everything she needed to learn. A self-admitted workaholic, Donna says she is never satisfied until she understands every word. Donna stresses the importance of asking questions, and in order to get the proper understanding of things, she would read each and every document that came across her desk. Donna would even review reports and publications in her spare time at home after work; she would go the extra mile to look up terms and concepts that she didn’t fully understand until it became clear to her. Donna is afraid that if she were to label herself an “expert” on something, she might miss the next big advancement. Donna would like people to remember her as a caring, considerate, compassionate, and positive individual who lived a life worth having lived. She never wasted an opportunity to experience everything life has offered to her thus far. She lives by the motto “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” Furthermore, Donna is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University in consortium with Southern Connecticut State University and started post-graduate study at The University of Connecticut Health Center. For more information, please visit www.alxn.com

Dr. Kelly A. Tomo, PharmD Pharmacist Inova Health System

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r. Kelly A. Tomo, Pharm.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a result of her role as a Pharmacist with Inova Health System, a leading not-for-profit health care system in the state of Virginia.

Dr. Tomo began her career with a residency at Inova Health System where she was offered a full-time position as a Pharmacist, a position she has held for the past seven years. She specializes in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical

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Decisions, and is responsible for checking oral and intravenous medications before they leave the Pharmacy. In addition, Dr. Tomo is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She also sponsors a child through World Vision and a friend doing missionary work through Campus Crusade. Dr. Tomo earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2003. For more information, please visit www.inova.org.

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Jaime A. Yanez Senior DMPK Study Director Alcon Research, Ltd FORT WORTH, TX

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aime A. Yanez is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Pharmaceuticals as a result of his role as Senior DMPK Study Director with Alcon Research, Ltd. Alcon Research, Ltd works hard to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Their market leadership is fueled by innovation that addresses the world’s most pressing eye care needs. As the global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. As Senior DMPK Director, Jaime specializes in LASIK Technology, Ophthalmic Research, Treatment and Prevention

of Ocular Disease, Medication and Devices, and more. He is affiliated with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Chemical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, and the Pi Sigma Biological Honor Society (Beta Eta Chapter, University of Idaho). In his spare time, Jaime enjoys reading and video gaming. Jaime has earned his B.S in Food Science Toxicology from the University of Idaho, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmacokinetics from Washington State University. For more information, please visit www. alcon.com.

Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Jodi Adamson, Pharm.D. Pharmacist Kmart DEATSVILLE, AL

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r. Jodi Adamson, Pharm.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as Woman of the Year in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a result of over a decade of dedication and excellence.

Jodi has worked as a Pharmacist with Kmart for 11 Years. She is a true multi-tasker, able to type in prescriptions, answer phones, and eat lunch all at the same time. In addition to her current workload, Jodi is now able to administer vaccines and prides herself on the fact that none of the vaccines given have left patients in any pain. As a result of her dedication to the Pharmaceutical field, Jodi was awarded the 2007 Kmart Vision Award continuing to provide Customer Care after a tornado destroyed the store she was working in. In addition, Jodi is the author of The Ten Commandments for Pharmacists, a humorous look at the daily trials and tribulations of a retail pharmacy staff trying to provide

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pharmaceutical care for the masses while maintaining their own sanity, proving once again that laughter is the best medicine. Additionally, two of her short stories were included in the anthology, It Was A Dark And Stormy Night compiled by Joyce Norman and published by Coyote Moon Books. Also, a poem called Steampunk Alchemy will be published soon in the Dreams of Steam III anthology by Kerlak Publishing. Jodi earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Auburn University and holds a B.A. from Huntingdon College. She is currently certified in Vaccinations, CPR, and First Aid. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys Reading; Writing; Creative Writing; Arts and Crafts; Costume Making; TV and Movies. Looking ahead, Jodi hopes to administer more vaccines to the public and possibly begin work on a book of Christmas Carols with a Pharmacy Twist. To learn more about The Ten Commandments for Pharmacists, illustrated in full color by Stacey Hopson, visit: www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=38508

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HEALTH NE W S

Composition of a Good NUTRIENT-RICH by

Michele Tamez

Diet

For the human body to function well, it should be fed a good balance of

vitamins and nutrients.

\There are three primary macronutrients which we consume namely

protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

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ithout these, our body won't be able to function properly. Since we cannot synthesize vitamins in sufficient quantities, they must be obtained from dietary sources. We also need several minerals for our body to function smoothly. Calcium and phosphorous, for example, aside from being important in the strengthening and lengthening of your bones are needed by your heart to pump efficiently. Salt, aside from adding flavor to your dishes, contain sodium and chlorine which help in maintaining fluid balance and producing digestive juices, respectively. cont’d on next page 45 Inner Circle Executive • Summer 2013

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Maintenance of proper pH levels is crucial for the proper functioning of the body — a balanced supply of necessary mineral nutrients ensures that natural pH balance is maintained.

Beside mineral nutrients, the body needs water, you need to keep your body hydrated. 6 to 8 glasses of water a day is more than sufficient for the average person. If you have an active lifestyle, your requirement will be higher. Taking the adequate amounts of fluids is essential for the growth and maintenance of your body. It is also important in the elimination of unneeded and harmful substances from your system.

Alkaline water, called so because of its slightly alkaline pH, is believed to benefit the body by reducing blood acidity.

This trend is brought about by the heightened awareness of the public to alkaline water benefits. The manufacturers of alkaline water additives claim that the regular consumption of alkaline water protects against cancer and may even slow down aging. Also called ionized water, this water preparation is mineral-rich and consequently keeps the blood pH at a neutral state. It is believed that certain food items, most notably carbonated drinks and junk foods, can make the blood acidic. When not neutralized, blood that is too acidic can have deleterious effects, like lethargy and abnormal heart rhythms. Still there are those who do not believe in these alkaline water benefits saying further that these are overstated. The argument between believers and non-believers essentially fuels interest for the product. Ultimately, the users are the only people who can testify whether or not alkaline water works, and the present consensus is that it works. ■

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Mineral salts are ionic in nature, they help regulate pH levels in our blood and body. Maintenance of proper pH levels is crucial for the proper functioning of the body — a balanced supply of necessary mineral nutrients ensures that natural pH balance is maintained. There are also minerals which you require in lesser amounts, such as iron, iodine and zinc. While only minute levels are required, several ailments will emanate from not being able to meet the recommended dietary allowance overtime. You can get both macrominerals and trace elements from dietary sources. If your diet is deficient is essential nutrients, taking dietary supplements on a regular basis is recommended.


CWW Member Profiles Coaching

Dr. Beth Golden Author, Speaker and Teacher Dr. Beth Golden, LLC and Women Change the World LONGMONT, CO

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r. Beth Golden is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Women’s Empowerment and Self-Mastery. Beth is an Author, Speaker and Teacher with Dr. Beth Golden, LLC and Women Change the World.

In her current position, Dr. Beth teaches women everything that’s right with them and how to increase their feminine magnetism. This information deepens their understanding of themselves, their family, colleagues and the world in which they live. She specializes in human relationships – body, mind and spirit, personal development, leadership, life coaching, motivational speaking, entrepreneurship, community outreach, consulting, women’s health and more. Dr. Beth is a certified Medical Assistant, Life Coach and an Ordained Reverend. Through her special training and private practice she came to know that women are in charge of relationships in all areas of life. Dr. Golden is aware that women are untapped

agents of change and created Women Change the World, an organization dedicated to responsible management of resources, working together for the common good and basing ethical behavior upon compassion for others. In addition Dr. Beth hosts a radio show every Tuesday highlighting women’s accomplishments, philosophies and new insights. Dr. Beth is a member of the International Women’s Leadership Association and is featured on the cover of their Nov/Dec publication. She is a member of WomenGive and Project Self-Sufficiency and sits on the board of the Longmont Humane Society. In her spare time she enjoys kickboxing, dancing, hiking, writing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Colorado. Throughout her education career, she earned an AA in Medical Assisting, as well as, Doctor of Divinity and a Ph.D. in Metaphysics and Spiritual Counseling from the University of Metaphysical Sciences, in Arcada, California. For more information, please visit www.wctw.org.

Coaching

Ellen J. Wasyl Owner and President Blue Ocean Leadership OLD SAYBROOK, CT

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llen J. Wasyl is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Coaching and Leadership as a result of her role as Owner and President of Blue Ocean Leadership.

Blue Ocean Leadership specializes in executive Coaching for individuals, small businesses and large corporations. As Owner and President, Ellen works closely with strategy and strategic planning, leadership, coaching, change management, leadership development, negotiation, business intelligence and more. Ellen is responsible for building collaborative teams and creating synergies in team based environments with a focus on shared purpose and interde-

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pendence, as well as creating successful and sustained execution results through disciplined change management. Furthermore, she is a member of NAPW, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Voices of Our Future, and was 2013 Woman of the Year Candidate from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well. She is also a member of Leadership Program, The Growth Edge Network,and the Georgetown University Association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and travel. During the course of her educational career, Ellen attended Georgetown University.

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Linda Foppiano Foris Spiritual Intuitive/ Hypnotist Angels Heart n Hands DAVIE, FL

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inda Foppiano Foris is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Life Coaching and Spiritual Enlightenment as a result of her role as Spiritual Intuitive/ Hypnotist with Angels Heart N Hands. Angels Heart N Hands is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Their entire team is committed to meeting those needs and their philosophy is based on honoring the past, embracing the future, and living and experiencing the now.

Linda specializes in grief and suicide counseling, life enhancement, hypnosis, spiritual counseling, intuitive, psychic readings, astrology, numerology and more. She holds a certification in pastoral counseling from the Florida Religious Studies Institute, and is a member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Wildlife Care Center, Inc, The Farm Sanctuary, and she is charitable towards various animal rescue groups. Outside of work, Linda enjoys music, swimming, writing and drawing, as well as clothing design. To learn more, please visit www.angelsheartnhands.com

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Lynn Johnson Owner and CEO Lynn Johnson Productions, Inc. BRINKLOW, MD

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ynn Johnson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Coaching as a result of her role as Owner and CEO with Lynn Johnson Productions, Inc. Lynn Johnson Productions focuses on motivational speaking, such as personal life, relationship, career coaching, and more. As Owner and CEO, Lynn focuses on all aspects of motivational and public speaking, reading, writing, and consulting. She specializes in strategies for healthy living, overcoming adversity, managing professional and personal success, self-esteem, and more. Lynn also works with businesses and corporations to aid them in consulting and training to help motivate employees, in which she helps with successful selling techniques, striking the balance for success, meeting clients needs, diversity and more. In addition, Lynn has been featured on various radio and television shows such as The Bertice Berry Show (USA Live), BET, African American Women Role Models, 90.5 WSNC FM, KISS FM and many more. Lynn has also been mentioned in newspaper and magazine features such as

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being on the front page of The Washington Times, and inclusions in the NYC Parent Guide, The New Yorker Magazine, Essence Magazine, Heart and Soul Magazine and many others. She hosts her own radio show, The Lynn Johnson Motivational Radio Show, every other Tuesday at 11:00 am Eastern Time, which is alive broadcast worldwide to over 100 countries and 100 stations. The one-hour motivational coaching show is a phenomenal hit as Lynn’s listeners reached the 800,000 mark. During the first half hour of the show, Lynn delivers a motivational talk and for the last twenty minutes, she answers letters, issues, comments or concerns emailed to her live. Lynn is an advocate in the fight for the rights of children and their families, and is the Founder of the international organization The S.A.H.M. (Stay At Home Mothers) / Motherhood Network which has over 9,000 members worldwide and chapters in nine countries. Throughout her educational career, Lynn has attended Spelman College. To learn more, please visit www.lynnjohnsonprosperity.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Business & Finance/Accounting

Virginia “Ginger”French, PharmD President and Owner French and French LLC WICHITA, KS

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irginia “Ginger” French, Pharm.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of her role as President and Owner of French and French LLC.

For nearly forty years, Ginger has led the company in the areas of finance, protecting human subjects in medical research, equity investments, as well as networking with other traders for both education and commodities. She is responsible for handling bonds, options, and day trading for company as well as management and finance. Ginger also acts as an expert witness, and partakes in public speaking nationwide. Throughout her career, Ginger has accumulated vast experience in equity investments and she is currently working to broaden those skills into other areas of investing and trading. Ginger is presently looking to refine her business and gain additional education and experience in various areas of trading. She hopes to network with other traders for both education and commodities in the future. Additionally,

Ginger is a Certified Institutional Review Board Professional, and a Certified National IRB Leader. She is currently a member of the Nebraska Pharmacist Association, Chairman's Circle, The President’s Club of WSJ Insider, Stansberry and Associates Digital Executive Alliance, Laissez Faire Book Club, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Moneypress Passport Club, Palm Beach Wealth Club and the Palm Beach Income Club. Ginger is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Women’s Fraternity, and the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained deacon and elder, served as teacher, was on the women’s ministries committee, as well as an assistant clerk of session. Ginger earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy at Medical Center in Omaha. In her spare time, Ginger enjoys sports, swimming, biking, and spending time with friends. Ginger is also a Lifetime Girl Scout.

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Jill Bechtold Accounting Manager/Accountant Jensen Meat Co., Inc. SAN DIEGO, CA

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ill Bechtold is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting. She is an Accounting Manager/Accountant with Jensen Meat Co., Inc. Founded in 1958 by Reggie Jensen, Jensen Meat Co., Inc. is a leading processor of quality ground beef products for the food service distribution, restaurant, retail and school markets. Their commitment is to provide the best looking, best cooking, and best-tasting ground beef products to our customers and consumers.

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In her current position, Jill specializes in accounting, fixed assets, general ledger, customer pricing, contract review, banking, and more. Jill focuses on meat grinding, hamburger and sausage patties, and vacuum sealed bulk meat. She is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals and the American Accounting Association. In her spare time, Jill enjoys golfing, swimming, boating, and spending time with her family and her two yorkies. Throughout her educational career, she has attended Indiana University. For more information, please visit www.jensenmeat.com.

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Jim C. Harris Managing Partner Jim C. Harris & Company, LLP HOUSTON,TX

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im C. Harris is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance/Insurance/Investments as a result of his role as Managing Partner of Jim C. Harris & Company, LLP. Jim has been in the insurance industry since 1965 and currently holds the Certified Life Underwriter and Long Term Care Professional designations. Jim specializes in employee benefits, retirement planning, business continuation plans, and key individual types of life insurance.

In addition, Jim is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is a member of Texas Leaders Round Table, and is a Qualifying Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Optimist International. He earned the National Quality Award for over 35 years and is a Registered Representative of Woodlands Securities Corporation. He is the Past President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Heart Association, Inc. in Houston, TX. For more information, please visit www.jimcharrisnco.com

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Irina Esterov Budget Analyst/Economist Department of Transportation POTOMAC, MD

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rina Esterov is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of her role as Budget Analyst/Economist with the Department of Transportation.

New York City, Irina eventually moved to Washington, DC where she took a position with an insurance company. After some time in Washington, she took a break and moved onto a new career path with the Department of Transportation, where she has been ever since.

The Department of Transportation’s mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets their vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

In her spare time, Irina enjoys her local church, spending time with her family, and traveling. She has a twenty year old son and a twelve year old daughter, and her favorite vacation place is Slovakia.

Irina specializes in all aspects of finance and budget analysis within the Department of Transportation, and is government certified in Economics. Starting her career on Wall Street in

For more information, please visit www.dot.gov.

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Irina has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Latvia.

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Ivonne Mora Owner and Operator Ethan Multi-Services EAST ELMHURST, NY

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vonne Mora is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting as a result of her role as the Owner and Operator of Ethan Multi-Services. With over 16 years of experience in Accounting, Ivonne specializes in Payroll Initiatives; Balancing Books; Maintaining

Transactions Using a Practical and Organized Journal-Entry System; as well as Filing Taxes. Throughout her educational career, Ivonne earned a Degree in Accounting from Queensborough Community College. She is currently a member of the National Society of Accountants as well as the New York State Society of CPAs. For more information, please visit www.edilmamora.com.

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Heather V. Mundhenke Accounting Manager Specialty Risk of America (SPRISKA) SPRINGFIELD, IL

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eather V. Mundhenke is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting. Heather is an Accounting Manager with Specialty Risk of America (SPRISKA).

Heather’s areas of expertise include Accounting and Finance. She is a member of the Notaries Association of Illinois; St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital; and Wounded Warriors.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys singing in a local band, and spending time as a professional dance instructor and performer. Heather earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Millikin University and also holds an Appraisal Certification and License from Lincoln Land Community College. For more information, please visit www.spriska.com.

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Susan E. Purl HR Director and Office Administrator The Ehlers Organization

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usan E. Purl is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional among Human Resources Professionals. Susan is an Accountant as well as HR Director and Office Administrator for The Ehlers Organization.

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In her many roles with The Ehlers Organization, Susan excels in Accounting; Franchise Management; and Human Resources Administration. Susan earned her M.A. in Human Resources Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Cynthia L. Haltom Owner Mother Nature’s One Of A Kind Heart Dontrell S. Ham Executive Chef/General Manager Hi Life Restaurant/Bon Vivant Catering Fonda Hamilton Mediator, Conflict Management Consultant Conflict Management Consultants, LLP. Susan Hamilton President Eyewear Wardrobe, Inc. Ida B. Hammond Emeritus Retired Thomas Edison College Kelli Hansen Founder/ Chief Nursing Officer Advocate Nurses LLC Pascale Hansen Director of Business Development American Express Business Travel Kelly Harding Account Executive The Arizona Group Jodie Harding-Ferris Broker Assistant Virginia Cook Realtors Yvonne M. Harley Director of Third Party Billing Palladia, Inc. Clara Lynnette Harris Project Manager Fairfax County Public Schools Fritz Harris-Glade CEO/ Managing Director FHG International Inc. Melina M. Hasbrouck Senior Management Consultant VACO Marie Anne Hassel President Sterling Development Co.

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Dr. Sibylle Heinig Quality Control Manager Cytec Aerospace Materials

Dawn L.A. Holten Logistics and Administrative Coordinator Stoller Enterprises

Kathleen A. Ireland Author and Science Teacher Wiley Publishing Company/ Maui Preparatory School

Lisa A. Hoogstra Senior Researcher American Institute for Research

Joseph D. Irvin Zoning Administrator City of Marco Island

Alberto Hernandez Dentist International Dental Center in Puerto Vallarta

Robert H. Hornberger President Bob Horn Enterprises

Mariya Ivanytska Environmental Consultant; Quality Coordinator Hatch

Jillian Hernandez Long-Term Care Consultant Northwest Health Systems, Inc.

D. Shane Hudson President Industrial Athletica

Monica C. Hernandez Clinical Trial Lead Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization

Regina Huffman Senior Validation Manager Exela Pharma Sciences

Brandon C. Helms Associate Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Michael L. Hill President and CEO New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association Deon Hines Internet Sales Manager Wolfe Internet Services Ivy Hirth Owner and President Al Hirth Machining Inc. Shelley A. Hodgson Owner/Operator Lighthouse Bay Marina Justin Hoffert Patient Services Representative MedEast Post-Op and Surgical Inc. Ercell H. Hoffman Author/ Poet/ Clinical Supervisor and Marriage and Family Therapist Ercell H. Hoffman, LMFT Lisa Hoffman Owner Travel By Lisa Deborah G.Holland Assistant Clinical Operations Manager Accordant Health Services

Lisa M. Ivey Attorney Lisa M. Ivey Attorney at Law

Jean Ann Hughes CEO Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline

Edith T. Iwami Realtor Associate Herbert K. Horita Realty LLC. Flavia Jaber President Road to Travel, Inc.

Leonard Hui Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Absolute Trac

Pam Jackson Professor Oakland Community College

Nick Hummel Chief Financial Officer Tomcat Drilling LLC

Adam Jankowski Alderman City of Waukesha

Diana P. Hurkens Chief Executive Officer Med-Line School of Allied Healthcare Professions

Heidi J. Jarvis-Grimes Director of Advancement for Strategic University Initiatives and College of Arts and Letter Idaho State University

Nancy Riegle Hussey President Foundation for Underwater Research and Education Dora M. Hutchens Occupational Therapist Explorer Consulting

Bettye A. Johnson Author Living Free Press Matthew Johnson Business Educator/ Head Football Coach Big Sky High School

Cessaly D. Hutchinson Operations Manager Allstate-Glen Brown Agency Clara Hwang Oncologist Henry Ford Medical Group Patricia F. Inchausti CIS Manager Coordinator Rio Salado College

Lillie S. Johnson Manager ECA Lynn Johnson Owner/CEO Motivational Speaking; Personal Life, Career and Relationship Coach

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Jon Richter Payroll Manager St. Marcus Lutheran Church MILWAUKEE, WI

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on Richter is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of his role as Financial Services and Payroll Manager with St. Marcus Lutheran Church. St. Marcus Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and the Milwaukee Federation of Wisconsin Synod churches. They help contribute toward the support of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Wisconsin Lutheran College, the Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service, the Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministry and the Milwaukee Campus. Their mission is to connect people to Jesus and to others in joyful love and service.

With his current position, Jon specializes in financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and more. He is associated with the Knights of Columbus and the American Institute of CPAs. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, football, cooking, wine and beer, networking, and digital photography. Throughout his educational career, Jon earned his MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from Lakeland College, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For more information, please visit www.stmarcus.org.

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Marie Drolet Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor National Bank Financial Wealth Management QUEBEC, QC, CANADA

arie Drolet is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of her role as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor with National Bank Financial Wealth Management.

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With over 16 years of experience in the Financial Industry, Marie currently works with National Bank Financial Wealth Management in the areas of Financial Planning; Portfolio Management; Investment Recommendations; Risk Strategy and Follow Ups; as well as Designing Personal Portfolios Based on Clients Needs and Financial Objectives.

National Bank Financial Wealth Management’s investment advisors support clients’ financial wealth with a rich heritage of investment know-how. The organization supports clients’ financial wealth with a rich heritage of investment know-how and takes pride in the long-lasting relationships that have been built with Canadian families through the generations.

Marie earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Laval University and is currently a Certified Portfolio Manager. She is a member of the Quebec Institute of Financial Planners and Laval University Alumni.

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For more information, please visit www.fbn.ca.

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Luke J. Healy Senior Vice President Citi DUBLIN, IRELAND

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Environment; Effective Crisis Management; Securities Services; Technical Support; Trustee/Fiduciary Services; as well as Transfer Agency and Unit Trust Administration.

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Throughout his career with Citi, Luke has been responsible for continually enhancing client experiences across Securities Client Services (Global Custody & Direct), Cash Client Services and Client Technical Support through daily management of teams including regional support teams. He remains responsible for global and regional business transformations projects and enhancing client satisfaction in each team. His current involvement in the research and innovation teams involves identifying and shaping the future of the global financial services.

uke J. Healy is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Financial Services as a result of his role as a Senior Vice President with Citi.

With over twenty-two years of experience, Luke specializes in Electronic Banking; Trade and Transactions; Client Delivery; Enhancing Client Satisfaction through Process and Product Reviews and Enhancements; Maintaining a Proper Controlled

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

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Alicia L. Koross Principal Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC FT. LAUDERDALE, FL/

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licia L. Koross is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting as a result of her role as Principal with Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC.

Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC is the thirty-sixth largest certified public accounting firm in the nation as ranked by Accounting Today. For seventeen years, MBAF has also been named by INSIDE Public Accounting on the Best of the Best list as one of the Top 50 performing firms in the country, chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. With more than 400 highly-qualified principals and employees, the firm serves domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states from offices in Miami, New York, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Valhalla (Westchester, NY) and India.

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In her current position, Alicia specializes in supervision of staff in tax preparation, accounting, auditing, tax planning, tax research and business consulting to a wide range of companies in various industries. These industries include healthcare, real estate and construction and small businesses. Her skill set ranges from accounting and auditing, to tax preparation and tax planning. In addition, she also has experience in medical practice consulting and physician compensation consulting. Alicia is associated with University of Florida Alumni, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and is a Board Member with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She has earned both her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida. For more information, please visit www.mbafcpa.com.

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Pamela L. Perkins AVP-Operations Manager Xenith Bank RICHMOND, VA

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amela L. Perkins is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of her role as AVP-Operations Manager with Xenith Bank.

With twenty years of experience in banking and a decade in the financial operations sector, Pamela works closely in the areas of Change Management, Analyzing Data, Negotiating, Start-up Operations, Prompt Response, Managing Conflict, Research, as well as Assessing Quality and Presenting Ideas.

Xenith Bank is strategically focused on the Virginia business, real estate and private banking communities, as well as select retail markets. Continued consolidation in the banking industry has left many customers in these segments underserved, thereby creating the need in the market for a new generation of sophisticated banking that Xenith Bank provides. Xenith’s new banking model combines the reliability and lending power of larger, traditional institutions with the technology, expertise and flexibility required in today’s dynamic market.

One of her proudest accomplishments in her current position was the effective start up operations for an insurance accounting department, mortgage post-closing department, bankcard merger, and starting a DE Novo bank with multiple mergers/acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.xenithbank.com.

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Philippe Gudin de Vallerin Chief European Economist Barclays PARIS, FRANCE

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hilippe Gudin de Vallerin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Banking as a result of his role as the Chief European Economist with Barclays. Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50

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countries and employs 140,000 people. Barclays works to move, lend, invest and protect money for customers and clients worldwide. As the Chief European Economist with Barclays, Philippe specializes in Macroeconomic Analysis for Clients as well as Financial Forecasting for all of Europe. Prior to joining Barclays, Philippe worked for Goldman Sachs in Paris as Co-Director of Economics Research and Head of Fixed-Income Sales and Trading. He began his career at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1991 as an Economist. For more information, please visit www.barclays.com.

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How To Make Contacts

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hile the economy struggles to find its way back to some semblance of

middle ground between a bull market and a bear, industry conferences can provide a welcome boost for companies looking to raise capital.

To this end, Financial Services Exchange, Inc. (FSX) gives companies who need both exposure and funding a way to meet independent broker dealers, investment bankers, fund managers and more who can help a company thrive. “Our quarterly conferences get people together in one place and provide opportunities for networking and one-on-one communication,” said Judy Ensweiler, FSX executive director. “Instead of traveling around the country to meet with individual investors one at a time... presenting companies can spend several days with key decision makers from firms nationwide,” she added. This arrangement, Ensweiler said, saves companies both time and money. In this way, FSX connects companies with a nationwide network of financial investment professionals. Indeed, analysts say these conferences are now a must to gain the contacts needed for financing and publicity. “It is a way to have access to a lot of people who may be useful to your company, a way to connect for success,” said Ensweiler. While it is difficult to say how fast the conference industry has grown from its 1980s roots (at that time, only large investment banks sponsored them), it would appear that FSX’s 29-year history is indicative of an increasingly growing market for small companies and potential investors. To this point, fund managers say the most valuable information is not found during a company’s standard presentation, but rather in the break-out and one-on-one sessions that follow — welcome news to presenters and attendees whose main purpose is to expand visibility, broaden the company’s appeal and increase investor understanding. Underscoring its success rate is that, to date, billions of dollars have been raised for presenting companies through FSX’s network. In this way, FSX believes it is creating relationships, that companies and investors may “come in as strangers but leave as friends.” For more information, visit fsx1.com. ■

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Hal B. Howard, Jr. Consultant, Retired H.B. Howard CIC PALM BEACH, FL

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portfolios. Prior to starting his own firm, Hal worked with T. Rowe Price, Inc. for twenty-five years where he occupied the positions of Vice President and Director.

Throughout his illustrious career, Hal has amassed over thirty-five years of experience in the field of investment management. In 1999, he established his own investment consulting firm where he worked with clients to meet their investment objectives by advising them and managing their

Hal is a Certified Investment Counselor with a Master of Business Administration Degree from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Yale University. Hal is extremely philanthropic and dedicates his time as the Founder of the CrawfordHoward Foundation in Memphis, where he is also on the Board of Trustees of Elmwood Cemetery.

al B. Howard, Jr. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of his role as a Retired Consultant with H.B. Howard CIC.

Heidi A. Woodard Owner and CEO Woodward Accounting and Business Consultants ROCHESTER, NY

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eidi A. Woodard is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Accounting Professionals as a result of over thirty years of excellence. Heidi is the Owner and CEO of Woodward Accounting and Business Consultants, as well as Insource Bookkeeping Inc.

As Owner and CEO, Heidi is responsible for Accounting, Quickbooks, Excel, and Bookkeeping, and is an Intuit Service Provider. Born in Munich, Germany, she is a member of Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities and is

Quickbook Certified. In addition, Heidi is an active member of her community and is works with both Greece Go Getters Network Groups and The Edge. Her motto is “Do To Others As You Would Have Them Done To You”, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two children, and six grandchildren. Heidi loves attending her grandchildren’s sports games and activities. Throughout the course of her education, Heidi earned her B.A.S. from D’Youville College. To learn more, please visit www.woodardaccounting.com.

Nadine Grant Schloemer President and CEO Ma-Chis Project Controls Inc KINSTON, AL

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adine Grant Schloemer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Nadine is the President and CEO of Ma-Chis Project Controls Inc.

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In her current role, Nadine specializes in Finance and Contracts. She earned her MBA from Columbia Southern University and is a member of the Notary Public Association. To learn more, please visit www.futureevolutioninc.com www.CWWICE.com


Nancy Mullally CEO Alamo Capital WALNUT CREEK, CA

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ancy Mullally is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Nancy is the CEO of Alamo Capital.

Alamo Capital is a broker dealer located in Walnut Creek, California. Their aim is to provide timely and efficient executions of investment transactions for our retail, institutional and wholesale clientele. They provide full-service brokerage using account representatives with a “can do” attitude. Alamo Capital’s stock commissions are extremely competitive, and orders are executed over the telephone with a broker. Having previously worked for Wall Street firms where she was able to acquire a vast knowledge of the financial industry, Nancy started the firm in 1987, where she has had nothing

but success. She specializes in all aspects of finance and focuses on fixed income and investments. Additionally, Nancy is a member of NAPW, FINRA, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), The San Francisco Municipal Bond Club, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, The Better Business Bureau, National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBOC) and the Sentinels of Freedom. Due to her professionalism and dedication, Nancy earned the honor of Woman of The Year 2013-2014 by NAPW. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, skiing, and reading. Throughout her educational career, Nancy earned a BA in Business Management from St. Mary's College of California. For more information, please visit www.alamocapital.com

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Rosemarie Christina Steeb

Certified Public Accountant Rosemarie C. Steeb, CPA and Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, CPA DEPEW, NEW YORK

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osemarie Christina Steeb is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Lifetime Pinnacle Professional in the field of Accounting as a result of her role as a Certified Public Accountant with Rosemarie C. Steeb, CPA and Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, CPA.

perspective that brings an added dimension to managing their business.

Aside from working as an Independent Accountant, Rosemarie excels in her role with Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, CPA. Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner, CPA work to help those in need identify, understand and address their particular business challenges and provide a fresh

Throughout her educational career, Rosemarie has earned her BSBA in Accounting from Rockhurst University.

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In her current position, Rosemarie specializes in tax and accounting services for trusts, individuals, estates, and exempt organizations. Also, she is able to represent taxpayers as an advocate in Federal and State tax controversy and examination matters.

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

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Sherwin A. Brook Managing Partner Brookweiner LLC CHICAGO, IL

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herwin A. Brook is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance. Sherwin is a Managing Partner with Brookweiner LLC. The services provided by Brookweiner LLC pertain to companies’ financial statements and give them an opportunity to bring their vast knowledge of business operations to various companies. This interaction helps identify conditions that could, if not addressed promptly, become serious business problems. Often, new business opportunities are identified through this process. Cash requirements, production demands, labor conditions, acquisitions, and insurance requirements are reviewed as part of this process.

As Managing Partner, Sherwin provides auditing, business consulting, risk assessment, and legal support services for numerous corporate and individual clients. With over 40 years in the Accounting field, he specializes in business consulting, auditing, advising for start-up businesses, helps assist clients with complex issues of multistate filings, consolidated returns, trust, estates, and more. In addition, Sherwin has served on many professional committees and organizations and has built his reputation by dealing both the business and personal needs of the client relationship. He is affiliated with Sigma Nu. Sherwin has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BSA in Accounting from Northern Illinois University College of Business. For more information, please visit www.brookweiner.com

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Steve Whyte, EA President/Chief Executive Officer Whyte and Associates, Inc. RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

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teve Whyte E.A is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Finance as a result of his role as President/ Chief Executive Officer with Whyte and Associates, Inc. Whyte and Associates is a tax, bookkeeping, and payroll practice that has been around for over forty years. The company was previously known as ACME Bookkeeping and changed to Whyte & Associates over 10 years ago, when the current CEO of the company Steve Whyte purchased the practice from his father Jerry Whyte. The company’s focus is all about the client and they strive not only for excellent customer service, but for quality service as well. Their goal is to help their clients with every issue they encounter, and to create success for all.

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Steve specializes in tax, bookkeeping, payroll, financial advising and taxation. He is affiliated with CSEA, NAEA, and his local church, Pilgrim Congregational in Rancho Cucamonga. In addition, Steve enjoys publications such as Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Outside of the office, Steve enjoys camping, going on trips in his motor home, hockey, and spending time with his family. Throughout his educational career, he has attended and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. To learn more, please visit www.whyteaccounting.com

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Carol Ann Tarter Peterson Owner and Independent Consultant CATP Enterprises, Inc. DENVER, CO

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arol Ann Tarter Peterson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Management Consulting as a result of her role as Owner and Independent Consultant with CATP Enterprises, Inc.

With over thirty years of experience in management, communications, marketing, and business development, Carol is an expert in the areas of proposal and grant development, business development, strategic planning, infrastructure development, program management, communications, marketing, technical writing, training and more. She assists clients in change management control and integrated various business process reengineering efforts.

Carol also has a proven track record of increased contract win ratios of 70-90%, as well as process improvements and economies-of-scale, operational- and cost-efficiency, higher quality consistency, increased revenue and profit, improved internal and external customer satisfaction. Furthermore, Carol is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and in her spare time enjoys gardening, dancing, gourmet cooking, antiques, traveling, and enjoying the Colorado environment. Throughout her educational career, Carol earned a B.A. and a M.Ed. in Education and Curriculum Development, Reading and Learning Disabilities, Communications, and Information Systems. She also holds Reading Specialist and Teaching Certifications from Colorado State University.

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Carrie Johnston Principal Risk Communication Associates BALTIMORE, MD

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arrie Johnston is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Program Development. Carrie is the Principal with Risk Communication Associates.

for Organizational Learning, IAPP, and is charitable towards organizations such as the American Cancer Society, hospice and charities devoted to senior citizens. Aside from the demands of work, Carrie enjoys the fine arts, fishing, the outdoors, international travel, and family genealogy.

As Principal for the past twelve years, Carrie works closely with multi-sector collaboration and mediation, conflict resolution and management, public speaking, leadership, capacity building, policy analysis and more. She is a member of the Association of Conflict Resolution, the Society

Throughout her educational career, she earned a Masters Degree in International Conflict Resolution from University Of Basel in Switzerland.

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Laura Kelly Owner and President Keyot DES MOINES, IA

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aura Kelly is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting Services. Laura is the Owner and President of Keyot. Keyot provides accomplished, experienced leaders who work with clients to achieve high-quality business outcomes. Keyot combines their decades of experience in financial services, insurance and health care with a network of successful consulting professionals to develop the right fit between consultant and client. As Owner and President, Laura works closely with all aspects of financial services and insurance. With over twenty years of experience in the business, her expertise is in strategic and execution planning, organizational design and development, operational management, risk

management, business architecture, process design and improvement, executive facilitation and more. Additionally, she has a substantial track record in building effective business architecture that delivers sustainable growth, and has successfully led teams to develop PMOs and centers of excellence in a multitude of industries. A Board Member of the YWCA and member of NAPW and the Women's Presidents Organization, Laura is also a licensed riverboat captain. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, boating, and gardening. Throughout the course of her educational career, Laura earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Management from University of Iowa. For more information, please visit www.keyot.com

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Laura Ratliff-Owens Owner/President Ratliff-Owens Consulting TOMBALL, TX

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aura Ratliff- Owens is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Import and Export Consulting as a result of her role as Owner/President with Ratliff-Owens Consulting. The goal of Ratliff- Owens Consulting is to assist clients through the maze of United States Customs processes in an effort to expeditiously bring trade and commerce ventures to successful fruition. The company provides expert advice and guidance to importers, exporters, trade community and the public relative to all matters concerning the importation, entry and exportation of merchandise into and out of the commerce of the United States. In addition, the company offers training, seminars and retainer services. As Owner and President, Laura specializes in customs

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compliance and consulting, where her main focus lies on all aspects of customs, such as import and export compliance, American goods retainer, TIB, record keeping, duty deferrals, and more. Holding past positions as both a U.S. Customs Inspector and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, Laura’s vast experience in customs has helped her gain success in her consulting firm. In her spare time, Laura enjoys wreaths, swags, and custom framing. She is affiliated with programs such as the National Association for Professional Women, the Wounded Warrior Project, USO, and Star of Hope. Laura has received an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Apollo College. To learn more, please visit www.ratliffowensconsulting.com.

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Peggy A. Pacella Founder and CEO M.A.P Consulting Services MANAHAWKIN, NJ

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eggy A. Pacella is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting. Peggy is the Founder and CEO of M.A.P Consulting Services.

M.A.P Consulting Services is a full-service technology and ERP solutions provider with a proven track record of building trusting relationships. They have a talented team of certified professionals who will work closely with clients to identify their needs, analyze their current environment, and develop a project plan that reflects their targets, timing and budget. Upon approval, M.A.P. will then execute the recommended strategies on both corporate and functional levels, following in-depth testing and maintenance processes to ensure a seamless transition. With over twenty years of experience with providing top-notch IT consulting and hands-on support to her clients, Peggy specializes in Supply Chain Management;

AS400; EDI; IBM iSeries; Logistics; Banking; DB2; RPG; ERP; SDLC; Business Analysis; IT Management; Systems Analysis; Manufacturing; Disaster Recovery; Business Intelligence; Application Development; Warehousing; OS/400, and with that, Peggy uses such elements to help bring the IBMi applications to the web. She received a certificatation in Project Management from Villanova University, and is a member of the DVCUG (Delaware Valley Computer Users Group); NWCT (Network of Women in Computer Technology); WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women's Leadership Exchange Executive Circle Member (LEXCI). Throughout the course of her educational career, Peggy earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Thomas Edison University. To learn more, please visit www.mapconsulting.com.

Consulting: IT

Casimira Kita Senior Consultant CGI FLEMING ISLAND, FL

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asimira Kita is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of 49 Years of Experience in the Information Technology Sector. Currently, Casimira is a Senior Consultant with CGI.

Casimira is extremely proficient in the areas of IT Consulting; Working Directly with Clients; Support Systems; as well as System Modification. She has been honored as One of

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Three Women recognized by PNC for Extensive Knowledge in the IT Field, Consulting, and Serving as a Mentor. Casimira earned her B.A. in Education and Psychology with a Minor in History from Holy Family University. In addition, she completed three years towards a Masters Degree at both Glassboro State and Trenton State. For more information, please visit www.cgi.com

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Beth L. Zallar Independent Consultant and Trainer MILWAUKEE, WI

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eth L. Zallar is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as an Independent Consultant and Trainer.

Throughout her educational career, Beth earned an MA in Healthcare Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. She is presently a member of the American Health Information Management Association.

In her current position, Beth specializes in Regulatory Compliance; Web Design; Health Information Management; Documentation Requirements; as well as Computer Desktop Strategies. Beth also serves as a Part-time Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College specializing in the Health Sciences Services.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys Gardening; Enjoying her Patio; Travel; Sewing; and Spending Time with Friends, Family and her Dogs.

Consulting: Financial

Tonya Klauser, CPA, CITP CFO Innovate Mississippi

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onya Klauser, CPA, CITP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional among Chief Financial Officers. Tonya is the CFO for Innovate Mississippi, formerly known as Mississippi Technology Alliance.

In her current role, Tonya is responsible for Technology Based Economic Development; and providing Resources for Entrepreneurs, Manufacturers, Renewable Energy Companies, Investors, and Communities in the state of Mississippi. Tonya also served as Assistant Vice-President and Senior Financial Analyst for Trustmark National Bank where she prepared the budget for the bank and its 19 branches. Tonya began her career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP as an auditor.

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Tonya is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Technology Professional. She earned a Master of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Software from Delta State University. Tonya is currently a member of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves as a board member on the following boards: South Madison County Soccer Organization, Madison Station PTO and Madison Middle School PTO. She and her husband teach Sunday School at her church. Tonya is married to Billy Klauser and has two daughters, Caitlyn, 14 and Victoria, 10.

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Dr. Owen B. Mathre, PhD Senior Consultant and Owner Chem Qual Consulting LLC

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r. Owen B. Mathre, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Chemical Development and Consulting. Dr. Mathre is a Senior Consultant and Owner of Chem Qual Consulting LLC.

In his current roles, Dr. Mathre focuses on Chemical Process Development; Quality Assurance and Control; Quality Systems; as well as Problem Solving. In addition, he provides clients with Information, Consulting Services, and Continuing Education Training. Furthermore, Dr. Mathre is the Former President of the Harvard Club of Delaware, and has been a member of the American Chemical Society Member since 1950. He has previously worked as an engineer and instructor for

St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, and has been married to his wife, Alice, since 1955. Dr. Mathre has had several publications of his work printed in professional realms, and also holds the honor of US patents for Process For the Combined Synthesis of Betaine and Choline Chloride, and Process for Etching Aluminum. Dr. Mathre lives by his philosophy, which is to listen to people who give you information to solve problems, and he is an esteemed member of the American Water Works Association and the Photographic Society of America. Throughout his educational career, Dr. Mathre earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University. To learn more, please visit www.chemqualconsult.com.

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Stephen James Schmidt Co-Founder of Procom Consultants Procom Consultants QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

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tephen James Schmidt is recognized by Conti-

nental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Engineering Consulting as a result of his role as Co-Founder of Procom Consultants, a company that provides the full range of engineering, commissioning and operations services to the conventional oil & gas, energy and alternative energy industries. In his current position, Jim is responsible for Technology Development and first of a kind Plant Commissioning and Operations Management and Field Support in Oil and Gas

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and Chemical industries Worldwide. In addition, he works in the areas of Change Management and Organizational Development in relation to New Plant or Processes. Jim also oversees Project and Company Management through all Stages of Development. Jim earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem)(Hons) Degree from the University of Queensland and also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of New England located in Armadale, NSW. To learn more, please visit www.procom-consultants.com.

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ICE Member Feature Consulting

René

Murata MBA, BS, BA

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Chief Executive Officer, Owner

Risk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc. Spring, TX

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isk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc. (RISK, Inc.) is a global safety

consulting company offering a full range of technical consulting, training, and staffing services in Process Safety and Risk Management.

RISK, Inc. was started by a small group of professionals that saw a need for a higher level of quality and integrity in Process Safety and Risk Management. This group, made up of engineers, process safety specialists, and others, set out to create a company of highly trained individuals that provide a full range of technical consulting, training, and staffing services for OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA's Risk Management Program (RMP). In her current position, René specializes in process safety and risk management; focusing on regulatory compliance in process safety and environmental compliance. René has developed and led training for process safety and environmental compliance for varying levels of corporate organizations in a variety of disciplines; providing process safety and operations guidance to onshore facilities in China, Brazil, and throughout the United States to improve quality and effectiveness of safety and environmental programs.

René is constantly striving to improve her knowledge of process safety by attending courses, participating in conferences, and reading a ton of literature. She also expects her employees to do the same. Applying the knowledge from those experiences, René takes the time to understand her clients and assess their needs to better guide, educate and assist them on their journey toward improved safety. Her ultimate goal is to not only help a client improve their safety programs, but to ensure that the programs are sustainable after RISK, Inc has completed their work. René most enjoys working with people and companies who wish to improve their safety programs in order to protect themselves and their employees, not just perform the bare minimum. Furthermore, René is always looking for ways to improve the process and is willing to challenge the status quo when something doesn’t make sense to her. She encourages her employees to do the same, “We spend a lot of time mentoring and training each other cont’d next page

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in our areas of strength. We perform quality assurance reviews on everything which allows us to challenge, question and educate each other so that we are constantly empowering each other to consistently provide the best quality work.” Also, by encouraging collaboration between employees, as opposed to competition, she feels that employees share knowledge and expertise thus ensuring growth for her and others.

back-to-school mother would be special to any woman in this situation, yet was even more memorable as she graduated with both her father and her husband. Aside from the demands of work, René enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, going to the beach, skiing, reading, baking, cooking, and wine tasting. One of her newest interests is paddle boarding, which she enjoys doing with her family. René loves teaching her grandchildren new things; and speaking four languages herself, she has taught them Portuguese, as well as how to read, ski, swim, and cook.

We perform quality “ assurance reviews on

Reflecting on her successes, René attributes her drive and motivation to many mentors throughout her lifetime including various professors whom have helped feed her love of knowledge. Among the key influences in her life are her father, who she says was her mentor, antagonist, protagonist, teacher and friend; her mother who taught her humility and grace; and her husband who has taught her to be patient with herself, and has always stood by her and encouraged her to pursue her goals and dreams, even when she wanted to give up.

everything which allows us to challenge, question and educate each other so that we are constantly empowering each other to consistently provide the best quality work.

Throughout her educational career, René earned her MBA in Global Enterprise Management from Jones International University, and also holds a BA in Applied Physics as well as a BS in Applied Mathematics from Southern Oregon University. Obtaining her bachelor’s degrees was an extremely memorable moment. She had left college to raise children so it took a long time to get back to school and longer to get through to graduation. Graduating with two degrees as a

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When asked her advice to others who are interested in working in this area she replied, “This career is about educating people on safety. It is not just about performing safety reviews. I think many people in our industry forget that. There are many components that work together to build an effective process safety program. When these are functioning properly, our rather hazardous industry can be operated safely. I and my team, often offer up ‘opportunities for improvement’ as an educational tool. We do this because we all believe in what we are doing. Each of us has been known to answer questions and spend time with these process improvements on our off hours. If you aren’t passionate about helping people be safe, then this is not the right industry for you.”

For more information, www.psmrisk.com. ■

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Joy Parker Blackwood President Waypointers Inc. GORMLEY, ON, CANADA

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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.

With over 30 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 notfor-profit aviation and aerospace award program, “Northern Lights Award 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. She is currently the Director of Marketing with the Aero Club of Canada and the Canadian delegate to the FAI, 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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Pamela Burkart Independent Consultant Rodan+Fields Dermatologists NEW BERN, NC

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amela Burkart is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Consulting as a result of her role as an Independent Consultant with Rodan+Fields Dermatologists.

In her current position, Pamela works with Rodan+Fields Dermatologists, the creators of ProActive. Through direct

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sales, Pamela helps men and women to roll back the years with skincare products. She is currently involved with Coastal Women’s Forum and Tryon Civitan. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys volunteering, playing solitaire, painting, drawing, and flower arranging. To learn more, please visit www.rodanandfields.com.

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Charles E. Rowe, Esq. Attorney at Law Rowe, Allen, Mullen, LLP LA JOLLA, CA

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harles E. Rowe, Esq. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Legal Services as an Attorney at Law with the firm of Rowe, Allen, Mullen, LLP.

Throughout his 41 year career in the legal profession as a business attorney, Charles has acted as general legal counsel for more than 100 businesses. In addition, he has extensive experience in purchase and sale of business transactions. A true testament to his dedication and professionalism, Charles maintains affiliation with the State Bar of California, Business and Tax Sections; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; and the San Diego County Bar

Association. Charles served as a Chairperson with the Business Law Section from 1986-88 and 1997 -95, and was the Chairperson of the Attorney-Accountant Relations Committee from 1989-1994. Charles is also the Past Chairperson of the Board of Directors with Volunteers in Probation as well as a Past Member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers of America. Charles earned his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of San Diego School of Law and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State College. For more information, please visit www.ramlawfirm.com.

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Deborah Banfield Partner Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn LIVINGSTON, NJ

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eborah Banfield is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of her role as Partner with Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn.

For nearly a century, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn has forged a tradition of legal excellence. Since their inception in 1910, they have had steady and consistent growth. Known for their commitment to excellence and responsiveness to client needs, and borne out by their successes on behalf of the nation’s largest insurance companies and corporations, they have grown to over 45 attorneys representing thousands of clients directly and through their insurers. I

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In her current position, Deborah works closely with insurance law, such as automobile and motor carrier liability, including PIP and UM/UIM, construction defect, premises liability, product liability, subrogation and more. Additionally, Deborah is a Board Member and the Softball Chairperson of Bridgewater Baseball and Softball, and is affiliated with the Banfield Family Foundation, National MS Society, NJ Venom, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, TJ Martell Foundation, Valerie Fund, and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Throughout her educational career, Deborah earned a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts, where she double majored in Political Science and Government from Lycoming College. To learn more, please visit www.morganlawfirm.com.

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Dan Cleveland Jr., Esq. Partner Lathrop and Gage LLP THORNTON, CO

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an Cleveland Jr., Esq. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law as a result of his role as Partner with Lathrop and Gage LLP.

In his current position, Dan works in the areas of Intellectual Property, Licensing, Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks. Much of his practice focuses on Intellectual Property and its impact within the fields of Semiconductors, Optics, Biotech, Filtration and Purification Systems, Telecommunications, Flow Metering Equipment and Processes, as well as Mechanical Devices. Prior to his work with Lathrop and Gage LLP., Dan worked with Duft, Graziano and Forest, P.C., in Boulder, Colorado, where he became Managing Director of the firm from 1994 to 2000. Beginning in 1992, Dan worked as an Associate Attorney for Hovey, Williams, Timmons & Collins, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Before beginning his legal career,

Dan served as Senior Engineer for Tenneco Oil Company in Houston, Texas and also worked both as a Reservoir Engineer, Gulf of Mexico Regional Coordinator, and Business Planner for Tenneco Oil Company in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dan currently holds a “BV” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the Chairman of the Boulder County Patent Bar Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Dan is also a member of the Kansas Bar Association; and was Past Chairman of the Patent Bar Section of The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Furthermore, Dan is affiliated with the International Trademark Association and the American Intellectual Property Association. Dan earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, and also holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. In addition, Dan holds a Degree in Organic and Physical Chemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia. To learn more, please visit www.lathropgage.com.

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Lisa M. Ivey Attorney Lisa M. Ivey Attorney at Law JASPER, AL

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isa M. Ivey is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Lisa is an Attorney with Lisa M. Ivey Attorney at Law. Attorney Lisa Ivey is an experienced trial lawyer in Jasper, Alabama. In addition to her knowledge of the legal system, Ms. Ivey knows the people of northern Alabama, where she has lived all her life. She has assisted clients with a wide variety of concerns, including criminal defense, DUI, personal injury, sex offenses, divorce, appellate law and more.

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Lisa will provide clear answers to all legal questions and assist clients in reaching their legal goals. She takes pride in the legal service she provides to the community and is a member of the Walker County Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, and the American Diabetes Foundation. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys photography, cross Stitching, and restoring classic cars. In addition, Lisa earned her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, and a BA in Political Science from Rhodes College. For more information, please visit www.lmiveylaw.com.

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Ms. Dale Console Attorney Dale Console Law KINGSTON, NEW JERSEY

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s. Dale Console is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Lifetime Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as an Attorney at Dale Console Law. Dale Console Law specializes in complex marital and family law litigation including divorce, spousal and child support, child custody and parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, pre and post-nuptial agreements, paternity and related appeals. The legal services provided specialize in the practice of collaborative law where the goal is to find respectful and creative solutions to divorce without litigation. With over twenty years of experience in the field, Ms. Console has been providing clients with her expertise in family law. Not only is she highly skilled in arbitration and mediation of

family matters, but Ms. Console is one of only about twenty New Jersey licensed attorneys who are certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. In addition, she has taught the matrimonial law practice course required to be taken by newly-licensed New Jersey attorneys for several years. She is also been honored in the past as a New Jersey Superlawyer 2005 – 2012, NJ Magazine's Top 50 Women Attorneys 2006 – 2011, and is a Fellow within the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Dale is also certified as an AAML Arbitrator, along with several published works under her belt. Throughout her educational career, Ms. Console has earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Kirkland College. To learn more, please visit www.daleconsolelaw.com.

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Andrea Dawson Attorney Alessandri Abogados LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO, CHILE

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ndrea Dawson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of her role as Attorney with Alessandri Abogados.

Alessandri Abogados is one of the most prestigious law firms in Chile, whose services meet the entire range of legal requirements of local and foreign companies, individuals and institutions. The firm represents multinational companies, local and foreign state-owned and private companies, banks and financial institutions, telecommunications companies, the media and insurers, among others.

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Andrea has been with Alessandri for the past eight years, and her expertise is in litigation and negotiations, international trademark, trademark preservation, domain names, and more. As head of the Domain Department, she has extensive experience in matters relating to registration and resolution of national and international disputes. A member of the Bar Association of Chile, the Chilean Association of Industrial Property, and World Vision, Andrea enjoys traveling. Her favorite vacation destinations are Europe and Australia. Throughout her educational career, she earned an LLB from Universidad Central. For more information, please visit www.alessandri.cl

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David S. Katz Managing Partner Katz and Phillips, P.A. ORLANDO, FL

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avid S. Katz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Legal field as a result of his role as Managing Partner with Katz and Phillips, P.A., a firm focusing on DUI, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury.

In his current position, David is nationally recognized as a leading DUI Defense Attorney and has been named to the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense. As the former Assistant State Attorney and DUI / Intoxilyzer Specialist with the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office, David has vast experience in prosecuting cases in both Orange and Seminole Counties. As a result of his knowledge in the field of DUI Defense, David has been the featured speaker at both local and national DUI conferences, where he has helped teach attorneys from all across the country DUI trial skills. David has spoken and taught about every aspect of the DUI trial and on how to deal with breath test result including how to get the results suppressed so a jury will not hear about them and what to do if the results are admitted against a client at trial. According to David, “Cross-examination is one of the most important parts of a driving under the influence defense. A criminal defense lawyer experienced in DUI defense will use demonstrated effective cross-examination techniques to lessen the impact of the arresting officer’s testimony and create reasonable doubt of the driver’s guilt.” David has recently been awarded the recognition of Board Certification as a DUI Defense Expert from the National

College of DUI Defense and is one of only two attorneys in the state of Florida who has passed the Board Certification Exam. Although this certification is recognized by most states throughout the United States, the State of Florida does not yet recognize DUI as a specialized area and therefore David is not certified as a specialist by the Florida Bar. In addition to Board Certification, David has received many awards, including a Client Choice Award from AVVO, and a preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Further, David was the only attorney whose practice focused on DUI defense to be included in Newsweek Magazines 2012 National Showcase of Leading Criminal Lawyers published in October 2012. Most Recently, David received the prestigious 2013 Client Distinction Award from MartindaleHubbell. This award is given to less than 4% of the over 900,000 attorneys listed nationally on Martindale Hubbell’s websites. Further, David was included in TIME magazines Excellence in Law 2013 showcase published December 23, 2013. Throughout his educational career, David earned a JD from Barry University School of Law as well as a BS in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University. David is presently a Faculty Member of the National College for DUI Defense; ABA; Florida Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For more information, please visit www.kplegalteam.com, & www.orlandocriminalteam.com.

David S. Katz Katz & Phillips, P.A. (321) 332-6864 Orang (352) 350-1312 Lake (866) 464-0782 Toll Free (407) 657-1526 Fax dkatz@kplegalteam.com www.kplegalteam.com

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E. Elaine Schuster Attorney E. Elaine Schuster, P.C. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

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. Elaine Schuster is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Legal Profession as a result of her role as an a Attorney with the firm of E. Elaine Schuster, P.C., which was organized in 1982. Ms. Schuster commenced her practice of law with the Whitten and Whitten Law Firm. Later, she was an Assistant District Attorney for Oklahoma County during the terms of Curtis P. Harris and Andrew M. Coats.

In her current position, Ms. Schuster practices in various areas of law including probate, real property, estate planning, corporate, contracts, civil and commercial litigation in a general practice. She participates as a public speaker and leader in numerous community activities. In 1982, Elaine was appointed by Oklahoma Governor George Nigh as a Board member on the original Board of Education of Metro Technology Centers, a public Career Tech District in Oklahoma City. Ms. Schuster continues to serve as a board member, having been re-elected every four years. Metro Tech has expanded from one campus to seven campuses across the metropolitan area. Due to her professional

successes, dedication to her career and community involvement, in 2013, Ms. Schuster was the recipient of the award of a Pathmaker by the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society. Furthermore, Ms. Schuster earned her B.A. from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She was honored as its sole Distinguished Alumna of 2012 and has represented the college in 2013. She also holds an M.A in Economics and the J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and serves on committees of both. Ms. Schuster incorporated the National Kidney Foundation of Oklahoma and served as a member of the Board for over twenty years. Additionally, she incorporated the Military Park Neighborhood Association and continues to serve as a Trustee and member. Ms. Schuster served three terms as President of the Oklahoma City Branch of the English Speaking Union, and was a charter member of the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society. Presently, Elaine continues to serve as Parliamentarian for the Regional Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma.

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Judith M. O’Donohoe Partner Elwood Law Firm CHARLES CITY, IA

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udith M. O’Donohoe is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law as a result of her role as a Partner with the Elwood Law Firm. The Elwood Law Firm, started in 1907, presently has six partners and two associate attorneys. In addition, the firm has a legal support staff of thirteen legal secretaries, assistants and support personnel. Their areas of practice consist of litigation, tax, real estate, municipal law, family law, and probate. The firm has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a distinction limited to only the most distinguished law practices.

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As a leading attorney within the firm, Judith has over thirty years of experience in law. She specializes in personal injury, complex bankruptcy, school law, employment law, criminal defense, and more. In addition, Judith is affiliated with American Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association. Judith has earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carleton College, and then went on to receive her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude from New York University. To learn more, please visit www. elwoodlawfirm.com.

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Poonam Bhuchar Attorney Bhuchar Law Firm PRINCETON, NJ

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oonam Bhuchar is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of her role as an Attorney with Bhuchar Law Firm.

Bhuchar Law Firm provides aggressive representation in cases that involve cutting edge legal issues in the areas of family law, divorce, interstate custody disputes and Immigration. The firm’s office is centrally located in Princeton, NJ, and accepts cases throughout New York and New Jersey. Bhuchar Law Firm provides the highest quality legal representation to individuals and institutions through a unique combination of expertise, dedication, and personal attention. In her current position, Ms. Bhuchar has over ten years of experience in immigration law. She was a former partner at Kumar Pathak, LLC and managed the firm’s immigration law practice, with an emphasis on corporate immigration. Earlier, Ms. Bhuchar worked for Merrill Cohen and Associates, a New York City Immigration Law firm, where she gained experience in complex corporate immigration cases with

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Fortune 500 and multi-national companies. She has been entrusted as immigration counsel for many global IT companies and other businesses and has conducted seminars for corporate clientele on immigration law. In addition to specializing in immigration law cases, Ms. Bhuchar also works closely in the area of family law practice, including issues such as no-fault and fault divorce, separation and settlement agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, alimony, child support and custody, termination of parental rights, adoption, Pendente Lite applications and post-divorce issues. Ms. Bhuchar earned her J.D. from Seton Hall and holds a B.A. from the University of London. She is presently a member of the New Jersey Bar Association; New Jersey South Asian Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; National Association of Professional Women; New Jersey Theological Council; Princeton Chamber of Commerce; and the New Jersey Technology Council. For more information, please visit www.bhucharlaw.com.

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Grace M. Doberdruk Partner Dann, Doberdruk and Harshman, LLC CLEVELAND, OH

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race M. Doberdruk is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services. Grace is a Partner with Dann, Doberdruk and Harshman, LLC. Dann, Doberdruk & Harshman, LLC focuses its practice on defending homeowners in foreclosure, filing consumer class action claims for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, and representing businesses in litigation disputes. As Partner, Grace has a vast array of knowledge on matters regarding civil litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, class action lawsuits, foreclosure defense, loan modifications, corporate law, torts, appeals, contract negotiations, legal research, and more. Grace has won several appeals involving motions to vacate a foreclosure judgment. She is

awaiting the decision on a case recently briefed to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Additionally, she has over 90 foreclosure dismissals as a result of winning motions to dismiss, winning motions to vacate, or negotiating loan modifications. Grace has obtained multiple loan modifications for clients with reductions in principal of over $100,000. Grace holds memberships with the Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Ohio State Bar Association. Grace is also a member of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice section and the OSBA’s Real Property Law section. She earned her Juris Doctor with Honors, Law from Cleveland State University-Cleveland Marshall College of Law, along with a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University to which she graduated with the Magna Cum Laude distinction. For more information, please visit www.dannlaw.com

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Joseph Caprara, LL.B. Senior Partner Caprara Brown LLP TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

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oseph Caprara, LL.B. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Legal Services as a result of his role as Senior Partner with Caprara Brown LLP. Caprara Brown LLP focuses on representing injured people in complex personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, criminal defence cases, and more. Their knowledgeable lawyers provide comprehensive legal services after serious injuries such as traumatic head, brain, spinal cord injuries and more. In addition, they advocate on behalf of corporations, private businesses, entrepreneurs, public companies, and other organizations and individuals. Caprara Brown help pursue compensation for your losses, manage insurance disputes and medical care, and ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for you or your family member's injuries, business needs, and criminal matters.

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With over twenty years of experience in the field, Joseph leads the Personal Injury and Criminal Department and specializes in personal injury, criminal defence, alternative dispute resolution, product liability, civil litigation and more. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, Criminal Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Medical Legal Society, and the Toronto and Peel Lawyers Association. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys traveling, skiing, fine wine, cigars, and spending time with his family. Throughout his educational career, Joseph received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Windsor in 2001, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002. For more information, please visit www.cblaw.ca.

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CWW Member Profiles Legal Services

Robert B. Acomb Attorney and Senior Partner Jones, Walker, Waechter, and Poitevent NEW ORLEANS, LA

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obert B. Acomb is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of his role as Attorney and Senior Partner with Jones, Walker, Waechter, and Poitevent. Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent have multiple locations across the United States. The New Orleans office was established in 1937 and from its entrepreneurial beginning has become the largest law firm in New Orleans, with more than 140 attorneys engaging in a broad-based practice representing local, national, and international clients. Principal areas of practice include admiralty and maritime, labor and employment, litigation, business and finance, energy, estates and tax, and corporate and securities. With over 50 years of experience, Robert specializes in admiralty and maritime law, business and commercial litigation, class action defense and multi-district litigation, government relations and legislative advocacy, and international professional liability. In addition to his position at the

firm, he also taught Maritime Law at Tulane University for 30 years. Robert helped established Bethlehem University on the Holy Land per the request of Pope John Paul II, and due to that was named Knight of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II. He was honored with the Trial Advocacy Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association in 1992, was awarded Order of St. Louis by the Archdiocese of New Orleans, has an AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Railroad Law. Also, Robert has multiple published works under his belt in addition to being a member of many affiliations and programs. He is involved with the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the United States, American College of Trial Lawyers, Federal and American Bar Association and more. He has earned both his JD and BBA from Tulane University.

Fernando A. Castillo Senior Trust Brigard Urrutia Law Firm BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

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ernando A. Castillo is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law as a result of his role his role as Senior Trust with Brigard Urrutia Law Firm.

Fernando works specifically in the areas of Contractual Law; Financial Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions. In addition, he provides sound advice to domestic and international customers in project structuring for the purchase and sale of shares and assets, and in determining efficient schemes for formalizing investments in companies from different industrial or economic sectors. Fernando earned his LL.M from New York University, and also holds a Master s Degree in General Private Law from

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Université Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas). Additionally, Fernando holds certification as a specialist in the areas of Contractual Law and Financial Law from Rosario University where he also obtained his General Law Degree. As a result of his vast intellectual and professional achievement, Fernando has been recognized as Dean’s Scholar from the School of Law of the University of New York. He also earned a French Scholarship granted by the Corporation pour les Études en France (CEF), as well as Special acknowledgment/recognition from the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario for having obtained the highest score of the Law School and the top fifth best nation-wide score in the State Tests (ECAES). For more information, please visit www.bu.com.co.

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Richard M. Roberts Founding Partner Shibolet and Co. Law Firm TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

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el Aviv, Israel/Continental Who’s Who /- Richard M. Roberts is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of his role as a Founding Partner with the Shibolet and Co. Law Firm.

Shibolet and Co. is one of Israel's largest, full-service multidisciplinary law firms with a strong emphasis on cross-border corporate transactional work. The firm operates one of Israel's finest Mergers and Acquisitions practices, a major high-tech practice, a leading securities and capital markets practice, a high-level tax practice group and an excellent commercial litigation practice. Shibolet has operated an affiliated office in New York City since 1976, and it was the first Israeli law firm to open an Israeli-Chinese desk in Shanghai, joining forces with a leading Chinese law firm. Richard is a Founding Partner and a Senior Member of the Management Committee of Shibolet and Co. His main

practice areas include Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Life Sciences and Cleantech. Richard has been involved in cross-border transactions for several decades and has a wealth of experience in communicating culturally with contracting parties from many different countries. In addition, Richard has also founded the firm's Cleantech practice and recently established its Agritech practice. Richard is a member of the Israel Bar Association, The Legal 500, and Chambers Global. Aside from his career, he is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of Shiur Acher (A Different Lesson), a non-profit organization devoted to empowering underprivileged children, and serves on the Board of Directors of Israel Discount Bank as well. Throughout his educational career, Richard has acquired his LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For more information, please visit www.shibolet.com.

Wafa Derouiche Regional Legal Compliance Counsel Attorney Pentair UAE, DUBAI

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afa Derouiche is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Legal Services as a result of her role as Regional Legal Compliance Counsel Attorney with Pentair. Pentair is a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner with industry leading products, services, and solutions that fit your changing needs. They aim to deliver the adaptive, industry-leading solutions that help ensure a safer, healthier future for all. Pentair applies the inventive thinking and disciplined execution to push the boundaries of what's possible. They bring to bear their extensive expertise through deep collaborative efforts, looking ahead to ensure the future of the world's most essential resources, equipment and infrastructure.

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In her current position, Wafa specializes in international and corporate law, and focuses on legal compliance, commercial litigation, corporate governance, and intellectual property. She is a member of the Australasian Compliance Institute, the Corporate Counsel Middle-East, ACI International Compliance Association, Professional Associate; Turnaction-Disabled Children in Tunisia, and is a Co-Founder of the Tunisian Bar. In addition to her career, Wafa led a project from July to September 2003 as a Young Ambassador in which she represented Tunisia in a State Department Program among thirteen Arab countries where there were presentations regarding the legal system in Tunisia and in different US states. She also holds an associate ACI accreditation. Throughout the course of her education, she holds an International Diploma in Compliance from Manchester Business School, and has a Dual Masters Degree in Common Law.

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CWW Member Profiles Legal Services

Albert L. Jacobs, Jr. Partner Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP NEW YORK, NY

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lbert L. Jacobs, Jr. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Leading Lawyer as a result of 40 Years of Excellence in the field. Albert is a Partner with the firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP.

Currently, Albert concentrates his practice in the areas of life sciences, especially pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical, chemical and health care, as well as business method intellectual property law and litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience in obtaining original patents, as well as re-issue patents. The vast majority of Albert’s practice has consisted of litigation involving patents infringed by third parties as well as defending clients charged with infringement by patent owners. Albert’s practice also includes technology transfer where he has been Involved with a range of technologies from biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care products to computer software and business methods, as well as due diligence and patent interferences. He has represented hundred of Patent applicants and Patent Interference parties before the Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Furthermore, Albert has extensive experience in intellectual property cases before the International Trade Commission and has successfully represented clients in the pharma, semiconductor and alcoholic beverage packaging area. He

has extensive experience both at the Federal Court trial level and at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Albert successfully defended a multinational company in the first ITC “100 Day Proceeding.” Albert is the author of Patent and Trademark Forms in Four Volumes, and co-authored Patent and Trademark Forms in Two Volumes, and has published several articles in legal publications including, “The PTO Redefines Genomic Ingenuity,” which appeared in the New York Law Journal, and "Will The US Soon Be Out-Innovated By China?" which was published by Law360. In addition, he was a contributor to WIPO's 2007 Patent Drafting Manual and is a frequent lecturer. He was recently the keynote speaker at The Intellectual Property Leadership Conference: Top Partners on Winning Legal Strategies & Best Practices for Success. He was the only American invited to speak at the Fourth Annual IP forum in Shanghai, China, and in March of 2009, was the sole lecturer on the ITC at a conference in Shanghai, China sponsored by the Shanghai Intellectual Property Office. He also spoke at the 2012 IP Forum in Shanghai and in 2013 at an ACI conference on the ITC vs the Federal Court. Albert earned his J.D. from Columbia University and also holds a B.A. from Harvard University. To learn more about Albert and the firm of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, please visit www.thsh.com.

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By Albert L. Jacobs, Jr.

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nvestigation No. 337-TA-874 was the first proceeding in which the ITC instituted a “100 Day Proceeding” to determine what it considered to be a case dispositive issue of whether or not the Complainant (“the Patent Owner”) met the economic prong of Domestic Industry. As filed and as amended the Complaint alleged that fifteen Respondents, who were predominantly in the wine and spirits industry, infringed two patents of the Complainant relating to laminated boxes into which products of the Respondents were placed and then imported into the United States. I and my group represented one of the Respondents. The 100 Day Proceeding was instituted by the ITC because it felt it was a time saving procedure in which to address a case dispositive issue. In this case the issue was whether or not the Complainant met the economic prong of the Domestic Industry requirement. The 100 Day Proceeding, which meant that at the conclusion of the 100 Days the Administrative Law Judge was required to issue an initial determination (“ID”), put a great deal of pressure on all of the Respondents. Discovery, which is always an accelerated procedure at the ITC, was even more accelerated under this “100 Day Procedure.” A two day trial was held on the issue of whether or not the Complainant met the economic prong of Domestic Industry. At the conclusion of the 100 Day period, the Administrative Law Judge issued an ID finding that the Complainant had not met the economic prong of the Domestic Industry requirement either by showing that there was an industry in being or by showing that the Complainant was in the process of farming such an industry. However, at the same time, the Administrative Law Judge stated that he considered the “100 Day Procedure” to be in violation of the ITC rules and the Administrative Procedure Act, among other things, and that he considered the procedure to be null and void. Nevertheless, he also held that in the event the Commission found its procedure was not violative of any rights of the Complainant, that there was no Domestic Industry and hence, no violation of Section 337. As a result of the ID from the Administrative Law Judge, the Complainant filed a Contingent Petition and Respondents filed a Contingent Petition and the OUII filed a Contingent Petition. Each of these parties then replied to the other parties’ Contingent Petitions. Within the 30 day period within which the full Commission must act, the Commission determined that the “100 Day Proceeding” was entirely proper, that it had the jurisdictional ability to direct such a proceeding and confirmed the ID so far that it found no Domestic Industry and hence, no 337 violation. Where the case goes from here is an open question. However, this “100 Day Procedure” is one which Complainants at the ITC can expect to have applied to their cases in situations in which the ITC believes that there is a case dispositive issue which can be decided within this 100 Day Proceeding.

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CWW Member Profiles Non-Profit

Bibi Nafeeza Habib Manager, Department of Program Administration 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds QUEENS, NY

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ibi Nafeeza Habib is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Not For Profit-Healthcare as a result of her role as Manager, Department of Program Administration with 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds. The 1199SEIU Funds are committed to caring for the healthcare workers who care for others through programs and services that build better lives for their members and invest in the workforce to improve patient care and the healthcare industry. The 1199SEIU Funds are among the strongest and largest labor-management funds in the nation, providing a range of comprehensive benefits to 400,000 working and retired healthcare industry workersmembers of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers Eastand their families. Through the Benefit and Pension, Training and Employment and Child Care Funds, 1199SEIU members enjoy complete health benefits, a defined monthly pension at retirement and training, educational, job security, and child care benefits all at little or no cost. Bibi immigrated to New York from Guyana, and upon her arrival in 1996, she enrolled in the City University of New York and has been a student ever since.

Currently, Bibi works with the development of high quality training, placement and labor-management initiatives, management of multimillion dollar government and private grants through their life cycles from pre- to post, preparation of financial and program reports, monitoring and tracking of budgets, account receivable cycles and billing for grants funds, state, federal, external and internal audits. Additionally, Bibi focuses on the analysis and creation of systems reports, development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure quality and efficiency, and building and maintaining professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. She also holds a certification in Nonprofit Accounting and Forensic Accounting. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, camping, and traveling. Throughout her educational career, Bibi earned a M.S. in Accounting from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a B.S. in Accounting from York College, City University of New York. To learn more, please visit www.1199seiubenefits.org.

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Aletia Grundling Chief Executive Officer Monte Christo Miqlat PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA

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letia Grundling is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Community Services as a result of her role as Chief Executive Officer with Monte Christo Miqlat.

Monte Christo Miqlat is a Christian charity whose mission is to strategically help those in the community who need a hand. Whether it is food, shelter, job skills, healthy activities and safe places, health and social care or education, Monte Christo Miqlat will be there for those in need. With over twelve years of diverse professional experience

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in the Christian Charity field, Mary specializes in nutrition, homeless care, sports and recreation, poverty transformation, partnership trainings, leadership, strategic marketing, fundraising and more. In addition, she is affiliated with the South Africa Business Network, and is also the co-founder of a non-profit organization functioning under the name of Jesus Peace South Africa (JEPSA) which she launched in partnership with her husband Ockie, in 2000. Aletia initiated the JEPSA Bakery as an exclusive poverty transformation mission operating as an entrepreneurship development that is owned entirely by the beneficiaries of the program. For more information, please visit www.mcmmiqlat.com. www.CWWICE.com


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

Kathy W. Jones Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer United Way of Hernando County SPRINGHILL, FL

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athy W. Jones is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Non-Profit Management as a result of her role as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with United Way of Hernando County. United Way of Hernando County is a catalyst for change that promotes the awareness of needs and celebrates successes by caring for one another and creating a more compassionate community. As the organization reaches out a hand to one, they influence the condition of all. www.CWWICE.com

As an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with the organization, Kathy works closely in the areas of Marketing; Business Development; and Event Planning. In addition to her work with United Way, Kathy is affiliated with the Oak Hill Hospital Advisory Council; St. Leo University's Intern Program; Early Childhood Framework Committee; T.E.A.C.H. Program; March of Dimes; American Cancer Society; and Girl Scouts of America. Kathy earned her BA in Marketing and Advertising from Iowa State University. To learn more, please visit www.unitedwayhernando.org. Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014 80

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CWW Member Profiles Non-Profit

Elizabeth C. Abel, MSW Project Director Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Mount Vernon, NY

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lizabeth C. Abel, M.S.W., is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Non-Profit Human Services as a result of her role as Project Director at the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program with the City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau.

The City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is the lead municipal agency that provides positive youth development services to youth ages 6-21. The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau supports generations of youth and families by developing and implementing safe, high quality programs that promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of the city’s young people.

Having spent twelve years in the US Air Force, and past positions in Law Enforcement and Human Resources, Elizabeth enjoys working with people and helping them solve problems. In her current position as Project Director for the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, she helps teenagers with issues regarding sexuality, life coaching, community based programming and adolescent development programs. Furthermore, Elizabeth is a member of NASW, NAPW, and OPN. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, watching movies, and traveling. Elizabeth earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a BA in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. For more information, please visit www. youth.cmvny.com.

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Evelyne Lafalaise Chief Executive Officer Esereh Youth and Family Center, Inc. WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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velyne Lafalaise is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Human Services. Evelyne is the Chief Executive Officer with Esereh Youth and Family Center, Inc.

Esereh Youth and Family Center, Inc. was incorporated in the fall of 1999 and received its non-profit status in February of 2000. Since then, Esereh has strived to be an organization that is of service to their local community by providing services that strengthens the foundation of the community. Esereh believes strengthening the families that make up our community makes for a better community. Originally organized primarily to help prevent homelessness of pregnant teens, Esereh now focuses on all aspects of the community and strive to educate young parents and their families in effective methods of improving their quality of

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life, health and well-being through practical, emotional support and interventions, and more. As CEO, Evelyne works hard to provide support to families through programs and services, and brings local families to success through various classes such as parenting, speech, social development and birth classes. She specializes in administration management, non-profits, fundraising, strategic planning, leadership development, and more. In her spare time, Evelyne enjoys reading and writing. Throughout her educational career, Evelyne is currently working on her PhD in Philosophy from Walden University, and has a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Medgar Evers College. For more information, please visit www.esereh.org.

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Elizabeth A. Jenkins, M.S. Ed. Director of Accreditation and Certification Pathway Caring for Children CANTON, OH

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lizabeth A. Jenkins, M.S. Ed. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the field of Social Services as a result of her role as Director of Accreditation and Certification with Pathway Caring for Children, a non-profit social service agency.

Pathway Caring for Children specializes in treatment and support of at-risk children, teens and families as well as providing mental health, adoption and foster care services to children in Northeast Ohio through the Department of Jobs and Family Services. The organization began in 1973 as a foster home network to meet the needs of neglected, abused, abandoned, and troubled children and has grown to become a staple of the community’s support of at-risk children, teens and families. As Director of Accreditation and Certification, Elizabeth brings over 25 years of experience to her current position. In this capacity, Elizabeth is accountable for reviewing and evaluating compliance issues and concerns for Pathway as well as ensuring that the facility and staff are in full compliance. Her main area of focus is providing service for the staff that administers direct care to children, including oversight for continuous quality improvement, PI projects, and program

and administrative outcomes. In addition, Elizabeth works to obtain outcomes and conducts assessments, collecting and maintaining current information and data, as well as oversight of the accreditation process. As a result of her vast knowledge in compliance and regulations, Elizabeth is tasked with the responsibility of giving periodic reports to the Board of Directors in regards to the progress of the institution’s success. She reports on Pathways endeavors with achieving stated goals, and provides coordination of on-going program review. Elizabeth’s dedication to the field of Social Services has not gone unnoticed. In 2009 she received the Outstanding Quality Award from the Council on Accreditation, and a Consumer Credit Counseling Agency Phoenix Award. She is also the recipient of a VIP Woman of the Year Award from the NAPW for 2010-2011. Throughout her educational career, Elizabeth earned a Master of Science Degree in Education (M.S. Ed.) from Capella University with a specialty in Training and Performance Improvement. She is currently an honored member of the American Society of Training and Development and the National Association of Professional Women. For more information, please visit www.pathwaycfc.org.

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Des Klingspon Director Prairie Harvest, LLC YORKTOWN, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

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es Klingspon is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Religious Services and Community Organization as a result of his role as Director with Prairie Harvest, LLC.

The mission of Prarie Harvest, LLC. is to point people to Jesus Christ, whom they believe is the only way to God, and to lead them to a living and dynamic relationship with Jesus. Prarie Harvest believes that they are to be people of passion, power and purpose.

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With over 16 years of experience, Des specializes in leadership training and development, public speaking and coaching, team building, preaching, non-profits, workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and more. He is a certified as a John C. Maxwell Coach, Speaker and Trainer and enjoys playing the guitar and teaching others. In addition, Des is on the Board of Directors and is a Co-Chairperson on Faith Relations with Yorkton Branch of Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.phclc.org.

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Regina Johnson Leasing Agent/ Property Manager CS & Associates Bettye A. Johnson Author Living Free Press

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Emily G. Kahn Photographer Daniel Kane Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinical Director JAG Physical Therapy

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Dr. Mitchell L. Kaphan Orthopedic Surgeon New York Empire Medical PC Kimberly L. Kavaliauskas Maintenance Manager Kane Is Able Brenda Lee Keeling President/ Chief Executive Officer Patient Response, Inc.

Jennifer I. Knight Warrant Officer/ Strength Manager/Deputy Command Chief Army National Guard

Christine M. Laux Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiology Services Harborview Medical Center

Kimberlee LoCierco Director of Human Resources Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto and Vancouver

Corie J. Koropatnicki Account Manager GHY U.S.A Inc.

Danielle Lavallee-Wasson Director of International Sales Bullfrog International

Alicia L. Koross Principal Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC.

Leslie E. Laxer Founder and CEO Up Inc.

Kenneth Locke Clinical Educator of Department of Undergraduate Medical Education University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Sherri L. Keller Owner; Member; Attorney at Law Fogle Keller Purdy

Kristian Kraszewski Securities Attorney Kyros Law Offices

Briana Denise Kelley Training Specialist Alachua County Sheriff's Office

Tammy Lynn Krueger Owner Thriftique

Laura Kelly Co-Owner and President Keyot

Karyn K. Krystalvine Senior Project Manager Westfield LLC

Amy Y. Kemp Partner Flag Floors of Barnesville

Pravin Kumar Portfolio Manager CIBC Wood Gundy

Joan Kenley Author/Psychologist/ Host and Producer The Joan Kenley Show

Ashok Kumar Senior Project Manager Hatch

Travis A. King Founder and Owner NIC, Inc. Sam M. Kinkopf Founder and Executive Producer Frisson Media Saundra D. Kinnaird Founder Digital Times Amber L. Kinney Vice President of Administration Adkins and Kimbrough Mechanical, LLC Sharon F. Kissane President Kissane Communications Karen L. Knapstein Print Editor F + W Media

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M. Evelyne Lafalaise CEO Esereh Youth and Family Center Lynn Lakay Accountant DHL Supply Chain Jorge Lara Head of Legal Sun Edison Jim LaRue Director of Operational Support Northgate Lisa M. Lauren Director/ Billing Manager Sonora Quest Laboratories, LLC Jennifer Laurent Executive Director Randy Sams' Outreach Shelter

Joycelyn M. Lee Associate Research Scientist University of Miami Michelle R. Leggett Senior Manager of Warehouse Distribution and Manufacturing Packaging Hologic Gen- Probe Margie R. Lelia Owner/Broker Re/Max Prime Properties

Sandra J. Longmore Entrepreneur and Published Author Sandra Longmore Creative Visionary Joyce C. Lotspih Program Manager General Aluminum Dennis W. Lounsbury Material Coordinator SNC Lavalin Estella Love-Rice President/ Founder/CEO B and B Protective Services

Steve Ley Financial Analyst Primerica

Kathryn Lucas Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial

Caroline Lieber Genetic Consultant Counsyl William Lilliquist CPA President Welcome Sales Services, Inc. Rebecca L. Lincoln Coordinator Tahoe Fund Claudette Lindquist Owner/Advanced Early Childhood Education Trainer Consulting Solutions Judith E. Lite Public Relations Assistant Marchesa Roseramey Spruill Littlejohn Owner RRL Fine Art Ronald A. Litz Attorney Law Offices of Ronald A. Litz

Bonnie Lundbohm Account Manager AVNET Marsha Lynch Executive Producer Turn It Up A Notch Doug Macias Director of Sales, Caribbean and Latin America S2 Security Janet B. Mackaig Artist; Poet Sheila M. MacVeigh Global Portfolio Manager US Steel J. Michael Mahoney Executive Director Family Outreach, Inc. Golrokh Malihi Research Scientist Washington University

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CWW Member Profiles Communications | Non-Profit

Francie Stoner, MT (ASCP) CEO and Partner, DifCom Designs LLC President and Founder, The LAUGHH Foundation WESTON, MO

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rancie Stoner, MT (ASCP) is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Communications as a result of her role as CEO and Partner with DifCom Designs, a leading source for transforming business communications, and President and Founder of The LAUGHH Foundation.

Francie retired in July of 2013 with nearly three decades of experience with the Cerner Corporation, an incredibly innovative healthcare transformation company. As a vice president and executive responsible for Emergency Medicine and other specialties, Francie also specialized in coaching others to be great at motivating people to change. Francie’s diverse healthcare background in medical technology, radiology, emergency medicine, and office practice management, as well as her exposure to IT in incredible amounts, has given her great insight into the diverse world of healthcare, IT and software computing, and the world of communication. Her focus in DifCom Designs is helping people experience new communication success, understanding how to get their messages across and motivating people to action.

Prior to establishing DifCom Designs, presenting to executives around the world was an everyday event for Francie. In 2010 alone, she delivered over 140 presentations to healthcare executives from over 300 different organizations around the world. For two decades, she had been responsible for developing and delivering Cerner’s key messages and story in the Experience Theater, part of Cerner’s world-renown Vision Center. Throughout her career, Francie worked with a partner to develop a Cernerfocused 3 day workshop that over the 10 year run was the #1 ranked learning experience by Cerner associates who had been trained under Francie’s leadership. Over her last 2 years at Cerner, Francie developed a new training program that has been delivered to over 1,500 associates and again has the #1 ranking for learning experiences at Cerner. She and her partner, Bryan Ritter, have trained more than 40 associates in facilitating that program so that she and Bryan could move into the industry and provide Communications Training Excellence to other organizations as well. cont’d next page

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Patty Malin Owner/ Designer Premier Gift Design

Gurpreet Mann Travel Consultant CTC Travel Group

Fulton Increase Mather CEO David Fulton Winery

Hillel Mazansky President and CEO Guided Imagery Nutrition

Zhandra Marin Trade Services Director World Trade Center of New Orleans

Katherine Marden Owner West Coast Falconry

Bruce Matson Owner Bruce Matson, DDS

Anita McBurnett Director Marshall County Emergency Management Association

Jamie Massey Co-Owner and Office Manager Terry Massey Plumbing

Elise Mattice President BWS Tax Service Inc.

Dr. Holli Mason Associate Director Transfusion Medicine, Director Core Laboratory Cedars- Sinai Medical Center- Blood Donor Facility

David J. Maurice Child and Family Therapist

Lee Marino Senior Quality Engineer Hill-Rom Stephani D. Martinez Partner Exec Comm LLC Isabel Martinez Owner Isabel’s Salon

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Sheryl C. Maxsom Principal Canutillo ISD

Melissa McCaughey Co-Owner Comfort Keepers Bunnie McCormack Laughter Lady Laughing Out Loud Tracy L. McCullough President and CEO The Cardinal Group

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In addition, LAUGHH will have a focus on helping kids and young adults learn how to play the game of life well. With techniques used in her DifCom Designs Communication Training, she teaches several concepts from the Neuro-Linguistic Programming body of science that help people understand how to psych themselves UP not OUT! Life is a Head-game, so get your head in the game! Sports training uses those same techniques to motivate athletes to accomplish great things when otherwise they would not have the skills. So part of the education is on how to play the head-game of life! Throughout her educational career, Francie earned a B.A. in Microbiology from the University of Kansas, as well as a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and has never stopped learning. She serves on several Boards, including the Advisory Board for the School of Health Professions at Kansas University Medical Center and the Interprofessional Education Board at Kansas University Medical Center, the Executive Board at the Weston Historical Museum, the Weston Christian Church Board, and was a founding board member for the Women Philanthropists for KU, being one of the founders of their KU Women for KU Women Elevator Fund, helping KU Senior and graduate students through a difficult situation with a one-time gift with only the encouragement to ‘send the elevator back’ when they are able. She is working on a project with the KU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions to improve the communication between physicians and other care team members and the clinical laboratory as well as changing how results are reported to consumers so that they can better understand what results mean and what they should be doing with the guidance of their healthcare professionals. For more information visit www.difcomdesigns.com and www.laughh.org.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Mike McDonald Executive Vice President Hdqt. Sales Dunham and Smith Agencies

Heather L. McMillen Director of Corporate Communications Teletrac Inc.

Carla R. Merner Director, Meeting Services Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Lori A. Miller Director of Guidance/ Co-Founder The MASTERS Program

Ian McFadden President/CEO Methodist Hospitals

Karen A. McMillen VP Loan Operations Manager Finance Mechanics and Farmers Bank

Kim Merrill Operations Supervisor Harford County Ambulatory Surgery Center

Carol A. Mills Owner/Retired Teacher Heart Mind Centre

Shawn P. McFarland Manager of Environmental Health and Safety AAR Corp

Joan McQuillan Teaching Coordinator Illinois College

Leon M.A. Metcalf Restore Manager Windy City Habitat for Humanity

Angela M. McKenzie Senior Customer Care Specialist Renton Honda

Stephen Medina Procurement Lead Hatch

Tracy Micciche Director of Global Transformation The Hackett Group

Dr. Candria Meharry Doctor/Owner Meharry Eye Care PLLC www.CWWICE.com

Connie Kay Mitchell Special Ed Teacher (retired) Mesquite ISD Janet K. Mitchell Writer; Editor and Translator Writing/Editing/Translating Karen Mitchell Executive Chef The Palm Restaurant, Boston

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Additionally, in 2013, Francie launched her not-for-profit foundation — The LAUGHH Foundation — Live Abundantly Using Guided Helping Hands (LAUGHH). Our mission is to serve those who are underserved through medical missions, service projects, and education. We are preparing for our first healthcare mission trip which will take place in 4 towns around Bucaramanga, Colombia July 17-26, 2014. Disappointed with the aspect of traditional mission trips she had experience where there was a big, caring effort but not lasting effect or change, she has designed LAUGHH mission trips differently so that there is sustainability in their care after they leave their patients. Not only will patients see nurses and doctors, often specialists that they would otherwise never have a chance of seeing, they will also see a nutritionist who will explain their diagnoses, what causes it and what they can do from a dietary standpoint to manage, prevent or cure their condition. Then the patients will work with an exercise specialist to understand why exercise is essential to improving their life and how to do them. For example, yoga for hypertension, Pilates for obesity. In Colombia, they eat few vegetables and not enough fruit, while eating tremendous excess of starches, use large quantities of salt, and are sedentary. And this is worse in the poverty-stricken population. So her goal is not only to educate them about nutrition and diet, but to work with kids in schools to start vegetable and fruit gardens and work with the kids to change culture and improve health! The beautiful thing is that the local governments are whole-heartedly supporting this program and will be working alongside our volunteers. THERE is the sustainability! Once this program is solid, it will be brought back to US kids to improve their nutrition/diet and exercise and quality of life.


ICE Member Feature

Susan Cornell

Wilkes HOPKINS, MN

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President, Co-Founder Global Horizons For Women

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lobal Horizons for Women provides retiring/retired professional women with opportunities to use their time, expertise, experience, and assets to support economic opportunity for women in developing countries, at the same time finding for themselves new connections, challenges and excitement. It also takes women on trips to see women’s economic empowerment programs on site.

Adventures in Giving is a philanthropic advisory services firm that specializes in international grant making and related adventure travel for individuals and family foundations. For 15 years Adventures in Giving has worked closely with clients to create informed, targeted and effective international grant programs that are powerful in impact as well as exciting and fulfilling for the families and individuals involved. As founding President, Susan Cornell Wilkes is a frequent speaker on microcredit and high-impact international grant making. Clients value her extensive practical experience in international economic, social and human development during a thirty-five year career in the United States and over twenty-five countries. As a Trustee of her own family’s foundation, The Peter C. Cornell Trust, Susan meets with donors as a peer and is able to assist them in finding programs and projects that engage their passions and help 87 Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014

create sustainable change in their fields of interest. In her roles with both Global Horizons for Women and Adventures in Giving Susan works closely with international development, strategic planning, public speaking, women’s economic empowerment, writing, incentive travel and more. Susan states one of the most empowering aspects of her career has been introducing American women and family foundations to opportunities to support women’s economic empowerment, as well as taking women and families overseas to meet the women and see how opportunity changes their lives. Susan spends time talking and getting to know these courageous women who are lifting themselves, their families and communities out of poverty. The secret to her success is her creative vision and ability to attract others to help implement and own it; as well as her preparation, organization skills and commitment to teamwork. cont’d next page www.CWWICE.com


Susan spends time talking and getting to know these courageous women who are lifting themselves and their families out of poverty...

Susan is a Board Member of the Harvard Alumni Club and Freedom from Hunger and former Board member of Micro Credit Enterprises and Women

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Thrive Worldwide. Outside of work, Susan enjoys traveling, music, playing piano, reading, and writing. She takes time to experience the beauty of nature and embracing experiences unrelated to her work. Susan has been happily married for twelve years to her husband, Jim Klobuchar. She has three children: Sam, Thomas and Katharine Wilkes and is step-mother to Jim’s daughters: Meagan McGlade and Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Looking into the future, Susan would like to be remembered as a person deeply involved in great social issues of our time, a person in search of solutions to inequities, a champion of poor women in developing countries, a reliable friend, and a compassionate woman. She was educated at Harvard in the first class of women to graduate from the University. To learn more, please visit www.globalhorizonsforwomen.org or www.adventuresingiving.com. ■

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Reflecting on the jumpstart of her career, Susan has a list of mentors and influential people who have helped her become the esteemed person she is today. She has been influenced by Muhammad Yunus, the founder of microcredit, her father who was Executive Officer of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as her newspaper columnist husband, writer and adventurer who co-authored The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism with her. Also, Susan says she was awakened politically by President Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Bill Drayton founder if Ashoka, taught her about social entrepreneurship and encouraged her to get involved as an entrepreneur. As a Co-Founder of Up With People years ago, she developed her skills as a public speaker and writer.


CWW Member Profiles Government

Nancy Johnston-Bellard Risk Manager, Retired City of San Francisco BERKELEY, CA

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ancy Johnston-Bellard is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Municipal Services as a result of her role as a Retired Risk Manager with the city of San Francisco.

For over twenty-five years, Nancy worked in the field of Risk Management, helping to minimize risks for high-profile companies and public entities. Over the course of her career, Nancy was a vital asset to city government, specializing in Risk Management for San Francisco, with a focus on municipal services. Her responsibilities included the coordination of insurance purchases, communication, advisement in workers’ compensation cases, development of city contracts, management of strategic planning, Risk Management analysis, and strategic organization of city-wide programs and insurance matters. With the field of Risk Management newly emerging as Nancy began her professional career, she knew that this profession was a perfect match for her. Nancy never judged people she worked with and knew that it was her job to listen to others and come up with effective and efficient solutions. In this manner, she also recognized times when she knew she needed to step aside and direct a client or co-worker elsewhere. She strived to always do the best she could to benefit both the public and the employer, and attributes her success to the guidance of many superintendents and staff

members along the way. Nancy’s passion for working with the public allowed for her continual success in Risk Management. Despite being a private and reserved person, Nancy is always willing to share information and has displayed her vast knowledge to the public on the several occasions she was invited to speak at workshops. Throughout her illustrious career, Nancy found many aspects of her profession to be rewarding. She took pride in the independence she was given to look at problems, formulate solutions, and select the most effective resolution for an organization. A prime example of one of Nancy’s most rewarding experiences was a time she was called into a school district that had opened up their arena for claims to people who were married to the same sex. In this position, she had to work out a solution for the first domestic partnership benefits in the country. Prior to joining the city of San Francisco, Nancy held Risk Management positions with with Alameda County, the City of Berkeley, California, Berkeley Unified School District, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, and the City of Hayward. Furthermore, Nancy is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and enjoys traveling and going for walks with friends in her free time. When it comes to her educational background and training, Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy from the University of San Francisco.

Raymond Alvin Boland Aerospace Engineer (Retired) United States Army KILLEEN, TX

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aymond Alvin Boland is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Aerospace Engineering as a result of his role as Aerospace Engineer (Retired) with the United States Army. The United States Army, a key component of the U.S. Armed Forces, is made up of the best-trained, most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world who fight everyday protecting America’s freedoms at home and abroad, securing our homeland, and defending democracy worldwide.

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As an Aerospace Engineer, Raymond specialized in aviation and all aspects of aircraft and spacecraft development. He was involved in the research, design, development, construction, and testing of the science and technology of the air and spacecrafts. Raymond was inspired by his high school geometry teacher, saying it was his love for mathematics that made him want to choose this career path. For more information, please visit www.goarmy.com.

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Linda DeCarlo Director of Safety and Health United States Postal Service WASHINGTON, DC

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inda DeCarlo is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Government Administration as a result of her role as Director of Safety and Health with the United States Postal Service. The United States Postal Service helps America connect in more ways than just the mail. Whether it's finding missing children, fundraising stamps, or bone marrow donor programs, USPS gets involved – in your community and nationwide. They deliver more than just mail to you—they deliver community service. Linda began her career in 1990 with the Postal Labor Union, has held a past position as District Director for the offices of workforce compensation for five years after that.

In her current position as Director of Safety and Health, Linda specializes in safety and worker’s compensation for employees, all aspects of OSHA compliance, occupational health services, as well as the oversight of the USPS ergonomic program. Due to her professionalism and successes, Linda earned the honor of Woman of The Year 2013-2014 from the National Association of Professional Women. She is a member of NAPW, the Diabetic Association, and is a supporter of the American Cancer Society and Postal’s Got Talent. Outside of work, Linda enjoys playing guitar and spending time with her niece and nephew. Throughout the course of her education, she earned a BA in English from Rutgers University, Douglass. For more information, please visit www.usps.com

Government

Jason McNutt Program Integrator Defense Contract Management Agency

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ason McNutt is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of his role as Program Integrator with Defense Contract Management Agency. The Defense Contract Management Agency is the Department of Defense (DOD) component that works directly with defense suppliers to help ensure that DOD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation’s freedom.

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With fifteen years of experience, Jason specializes in defense acquisition, weapons systems, battle control systems, daily management of software, and its operations to ensure the air force operators can access all information efficiently. He is affiliated with the Defense Acquisition Corporation and has been awarded with a Bronze Star throughout his career. Jason has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Bellevue University. For more information, please visit www.dcma.mi.

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CWW Member Profiles Government

Phyllis J. Roberts Professor of Contract Management efense Acquisition University (DAU) HARVEST, AL

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hyllis J. Roberts is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Acquisition Training.

Phyllis Roberts is a Professor of Contract Management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), South Region in Huntsville, AL. She currently instructs, CON 170, Fundamentals of Cost & Price Analysis; CON 280, Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts; CON 290, Contract Administration and Negotiation Techniques in a Supply Environment; CON 360, Contracting for Decision Makers and ACQ 265, Mission-Focused Services Acquisition.

With more than 29 years in contracting, Ms. Roberts has worked as a Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer and Procurement Analyst with the Air Force, Navy and Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Roberts is Level III certified in Contracting. Ms. Roberts earned a MA in Economic Education from Ohio University and a BS in Business Education from the University of Cincinnati. She is an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Women in Defense, The National Association of Professional Women, Semper Fi Community Task Force, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Law Enforcement

Don K. Clark President Ran, Mires, Clark and Associates HOUSTON, TX

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on K. Clark is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Shareholder Advocacy as a result of his role as President with Ran, Mires, Clark and Associates.

Ran, Mires, Clark and Associates is a shareholder advocacy group with a focus on shareholders and companies that have been defrauded. They help detect, analyze, and uncover fraud, and build strategies to mitigate such fraud and recover losses for their clients. As a former FBI special agent in charge of FBI’s New York, San Antonio, and Houston field offices, Don has the experience and knowledge to help his clients to the fullest. An expert on white collar crime, counter terrorism, shareholder intelligence, forensic trading analysis, securities law infractions, securities class action lawsuits, and more, Don flourishes in uncovering the truth behind the investigations

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he works on. A major career accomplishment for him was his management and oversight of the investigation of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City, and he has also supervised numerous high profile FBI investigations including the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis where he handled the movement of the Shah of Iran from New York City to San Antonio and beyond. In addition, Don says he wouldn’t be the person he is today if it weren’t for his mentors. Early in his career, he encountered two New York City FBI agents who provided him with opportunities when they encouraged him to take cases. In addition, he is inspired by his grandfather, a third grade graduate; was the “greatest man and most brilliant person he has ever known”. Don’s advice to anybody seeking careers in Law Enforcement is to be honest always, work hard, and to jump in and get the job done. For more information, please visit www.ranmires.com.

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Richard D. Klapp Commander, Retired San Francisco Police Department DALY CITY, TX

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ichard D. Klapp is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law Enforcement as a result of his role as Commander (retired) with the San Francisco Police Department. The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of the city of San Francisco. In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, they provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. With nearly thirty years of experience, Richard specializes in protecting the public in situations such as hostage situations and negotiations, critical incident management,

and more. During his career, he founded the SFPD Hostage Negotiation Team, and has successfully commanded 71 negotiated hostage and barricaded gunmen incidents with no deaths, injuries or failures. As team leader of the Hostage Negotiation Team, he personally negotiated 23 incidents successfully. In addition, Richard also presided over hostage negotiation training for over 300 law enforcement officers in seven western states. Throughout his educational career, Richard has taken multiple business courses at the University of Central Michigan, University of San Francisco, and the University of Virginia. For more information, please visit www.sf-police.org.

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Bill H. Krons Sergeant, Retired Daytona Beach Shores ORMAND BEACH, FL

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ill H. Krons is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law Enforcement. Bill is a Retired Sergeant with Daytona Beach Shores. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Bill has always been involved in law enforcement before attaining rank as a Sergeant. With twenty eight years of experience protecting and serving the public and his vast expertise in law enforcement, he was once a deputy for Volusia County, and a traffic officer for the

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Daytona International Airport. Furthermore, Bill has been a member of the Masons for thirty five years, as well as Shriners. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, photography and traveling. His favorite vacation destination is Puerto Rico, and Bill has four children, seven grandchildren, and is engaged to his fiancée, Julia. Throughout his educational career, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from Daytona State College.

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CWW Member Profiles Safety/Compliance

Lisa Olver President Kolo Holdings Ltd. LINDALE, AB CANADA

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isa Olver is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Safety Compliance as a result of 30 Years of Excellence. Lisa is the President of Kolo Holdings Ltd., a company dedicated to providing annual inspections and certification of all types of cranes and other material handling equipment. In her current role, Lisa specializes in writing CSA and ASME standards as well Alberta General Safety Regulations, Acts, Codes and Guidelines. In addition, she provides audited and verified operator training for rigging, cranes and all other types of material handling equipment and she has authored Kolo’s Hoisting and Rigging Handbook and Safe Rigging and Mobile Crane Operation Manual. Furthermore, Lisa supplies site, training and equipment audits as well as tools for compliance and written safety protocols.

Lisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Metallurgy from Concordia University and is also certified as an Internal Auditor from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. As a result of her professional ism and dedication, Lisa is a valued member of both the Canadian Standards Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Lisa also is the Director of Safety for the Alberta Health and Safety, and is a CSA liaison to ASME, and is a member of EPAC of Plaza Entertainment in the United Kingdom. Additionally, as of June 2013, Lisa was inducted as a Chairperson for the CSA B167 Technical Committee. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys being outdoors, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. Her favorite vacation destination is Cancun, and she also enjoys reading Hoist Magazine to keep up with industry trends. For more information, please visit www.kolosafety.com.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Connie Kay Mitchell Special Ed Teacher (retired) Mesquite ISD

Carole W. Moore Owner and Therapist Carole Moore Counseling and Consulting

Angela M. Mukirae Assistant Project Manager Kal Krishnan Consulting Services

Alvin T. Moratin Business Development Officer Honolulu Federal Credit Union

Jade T. Mulgrew Owner/Stylist JaLa Design

Robin Navarro Montgomery President Texas Center for Regional Studies

Mary Ann Morgan Lawyer/ Managing Partner Billings Morgan and Boatwright LLC

Nancy Mullally CEO Alamo Capital

Dr. Steve Frank Montoya Nephrologist West Nephrology Associates

Terry C. Morris Data Center Manager Paradise Lua Inc.

Bryan Montpetit Chief Marketing Officer Traducta

Maitre Emery Mukendi Wafwana Founding and Managing Partner Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Associates

Karla Monterrosa-Yancey Editor in Chief Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

C. Karen Covey Moore Founder/ Spiritual Director/ Supervisor of Spiritual Directors Chabereth Ministries, Inc.

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Tracy L. Mullin Founder and President MTM Performance Solutions John Mullins Consultant Print Vis, Inc. Jane Anita Munsey Teacher (Retired) Pine Crest School

René Murata Chief Executive Officer and Owner Risk Integrity Safety Knowledge, Inc. Victoria L. Murphy Animal Shelter Program Manager Animal Protection of New Mexico Terri Lynn Murphy Author Think Happy, Be Happy Padmini Murthy Director, Global Health; Assistant Professor New York Medical College Marilyn J. Musacchio Dean of Nursing Education College of Nursing at Sullivan University

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ID Theft AND HOW CAN YOU

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by Neil Carson

tatistics for ID theft are staggering. Every day hundreds of people have their identities stolen and their personal finances destroyed. You have probably heard about it, but what is ID theft really and how do you protect yourself? What questions should you be most concerned with when arming yourself with identity crime knowledge?

There are a lot of different kinds of identity theft. Some people may pretend to be others to get jobs, for example. Some commit tax fraud and some assume the identity of others so that they can receive expensive medical treatments and not have to pay for them.

What is ID theft at its root? Well, that's actually pretty simple. In general, most ID theft is committed in order to make money or obtain goods or services without spending their own money. In other words, ID thieves could drain your bank accounts or use your good credit to get houses, cars or make other large purchases.

It could be anything from having someone use your credit card to buy a fancy flat-screen TV set, to someone taking out a loan in your name, to someone simply pulling all of the money out of your bank account.

It may be a surprise to you, but ID theft has actually been around for awhile. Even in the 1950’s people were getting their passports and social security cards stolen. But it is the modern technological world that has made it such an easy crime today. cont’d on next page

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It could be anything from having someone use your credit card to buy a fancy flat-screen TV set, to someone taking out a loan in your name, to someone simply pulling all of the money out of your bank account. Any way you look at it, though, ID theft is not a good thing.

Another disturbing thought is what is ID theft going to do to your credit history? It’s not a pretty picture. Your credit score could completely plummet in a matter of hours or days. You may suddenly find yourself in debt up to your ears, too. Many people reason that if identity theft is such a scourge, and technology is part of the problem, then what is ID theft cured by? Should they just shun the internet and digital technology entirely?

Many folks wonder what is ID theft causing in terms of real damage to real people. Unfortunately, this type of crime has the capacity to ruin credit histories in the blink of an eye. Typically, it's the result of good people making bad decisions when it comes to their personal information. For example, have you ever told someone your social security number, birth day, passwords or account numbers over the phone or in an e-mail? What about casually discussing such things with a trusted family member or friend, but in a public place? Unfortunately, it is these sorts of things that make you vulnerable to becoming an identity theft victim.

There's no way to guarantee that you won't be a victim, or that the mess will be easily cleaned up if you are. However, if you’re careful with your personal information in the first place, you may be able to avoid identity theft altogether. The best cure for ID theft is to guard your personal data. If you do become a victim, you'll need to file many different reports with various agencies to get your credit back on track. It can take awhile, and it will not be a fun experience. So think about this: what is ID theft going to do to you emotionally while you handle these things? It’s going to take time to clear the mess up. You may feel embarrassed and angry, so it is best to be prepared for a long battle ahead. Just remember to remain calm and vigilant. The most important thing is not to give up. ■

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So, what is ID theft in a modern world where economic downturns around the globe are wreaking havoc on citizens, and information can be digitally transmitted in a matter of seconds?


CWW Member Profiles Education

Aldene Meis Mason Assistant Professor University of Regina Faculty of Business Administration REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA

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ldene Meis Mason is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as Assistant Professor at University of Regina Faculty of Business Administration.

The University of Regina is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is home to 10 faculties and 25 academic departments which have established reputations for excellence and innovative programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. As an Assistant Professor, Aldene teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship, sustainable development, innovation, and resource management. She is a Certified Human Resource Professional

and Certified Management Consultant. Aldene is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Certified Management Consultants. She recently chaired the Entrepreneurship Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and needlework. Prior to joining the Faculty, Aldene’s career spanned more than 20 years as a Human Resources Manager and Consultant in industry and government. Aldene is a Ph.D. Candidate in Management, with a focus on Indigenous Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She passed her final thesis defense and is currently making revisions. She has received an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a BSc. (Kinesiology) from Simon Fraser University. For more information, please visit www.uregina.ca.

Educational Research

Genevieve Andrews Shepherd

Principal Tom Bradley Environmental Science and Humanities Magnet School LOS ANGELES, CA

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enevieve Andrews Shepherd is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional among Educators. Genevieve is The Principal of Tom Bradley Environmental Science and Humanities Magnet School of Los Angeles. In her role as Principal, Genevieve’s expertise lies in the area of Elementary Education. In addition, she specializes in Multicultural Education, Teaching, Overseeing Administrative Duties, and Public Speaking.

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Genevieve is a published author as well as the recipient of the California State University, Los Angeles, Distinguished Educator Award. She is also the recipient of the National Media Women’s Award for Courage, Compassion and Conviction, and has been honored as an Outstanding Educator of the Year Award by the Interchange for Community Action. Throughout her own educational career, Genevieve attended Los Angeles Community College, California State University, Pepperdine University, as well as Golden State University. For more information, please visit www.lausd.net

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Cozette Buckney, EdD Founder and CEO Institute for Education Services CHICAGO, IL

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hicago, IL/ Continental Who’s Who/- Cozette Buckney, Ed.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as Founder and CEO of the Institute for Education Services.

Cozette has over 40 years of experience as a teacher and principal in elementary and high school settings. She has also served as the Chief Education Officer and Chief Labor Negotiator for numerous major school districts. In her current position, Cozette specializes in educational leadership; labor relations management; mentoring; and human resources. Throughout her career, she has served as the Distinguished

Professor of Education at Roosevelt University in Chicago and has worked in Philadelphia, St. Louis, New Orleans, Newark, NJ, Milwaukee and Chester, PA. Her most recent work was in Bridgeport, CT and Indianapolis, IN. During her impressive educational career, Cozette earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Vanderbilt University and also holds a M.S. in Education from Chicago State University. She is currently a member of numerous professional organizations including NAPW; NABSE; Girl Scouts of America; Illinois One Family One Child; Illinois Education Fund; Old St. Mary’s School Board; and the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. For more information, please visit www.iesaa.us.

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Rev. John R. Lee, CSB, PhD Faculty Emeritus, Retired St. John Fisher College ROCHESTER, NY

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ev. John R. Lee, CSB, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of his role as Retired Faculty Emeritus with St. John Fisher College, a private liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York. Reverend Lee is an expert in the field of Archaeology and Human Affairs who taught History at St. John Fisher College. Throughout his tenure, he taught courses on Archeology, conducted extensive industry research, and served as a student mentor. His career with St. John Fisher College began in 1976 and included 20 years of prior experience in the field. Dr. Lee put his vast Archeological knowledge into practice through regular travels to the Middle East where

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he takes part in the supervision and excavation of archaeological sites. His most accomplished travels have included Pre-Historic digs in Nazareth, Israel, spending ten seasons at one site. Throughout his educational career, Dr. Lee earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and also holds a B.A., S.T.B. from the University of Toronto as well as an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Michigan. He is presently a member of the New York State Archaeological Association; Archaeological Institute of America; Rochester Historical Society Association; and the Rochester Historical Society. For more information, please visit www.sjfc.cdu.

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Dr. Joseph Kan, Ph.D. Professor and Dean Emeritus University of Alaska – Fairbanks FAIRBANKS, AK

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r. Joseph Kan, Ph.D. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of his role as Professor and Dean Emeritus with the University of Alaska – Fairbanks.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Kan served ten years as the Dean of Graduate School (University-Wide) overseeing Graduate Student Programs. He also taught and researched for the Geophysical Institute primarily in the area of Space Physics. In addition, Dr. Kan has had several breakthroughs which will appear in his upcoming paper on Magneto Storms and Substorms, supporting his previous paper in 2011.

Dr. Kan earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Cheng Kung University in Taiwan as well as a MS in Electrical Engineering (Ionospheric Physics) from Washington State University, Pullman. Furthermore, Dr. Kan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of California, San Diego and completed Two Year Post-Doctoral Studies in the School of Engineering and Radio Sciences from Dartmouth College. He is presently a member of the American Geophysical Union and the European Geophysical Union. For more information about Dr. Kan and the University of Alaska - Fairbanks, please visit www.uaf.edu.

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Professor Linda R. Wymer

Chairperson of Freshman Studies Assistant Professor of English University of the Virgin Islands ST. THOMAS, USVI

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rofessor Linda R. Wymer is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Outstanding Professional in the field of Education. Linda is the Chairperson of Freshman Studies and Assistant Professor of English at the University of the Virgin Islands.

The University of the Virgin Islands strives to produce graduates who are academically excellent, globally sensitive, entrepreneurially focused, emotionally and spiritually balanced, and committed to serving the world. UVI offers an unmatched, culturally diverse experience with students from throughout the Caribbean, the U.S. mainland and countries worldwide. Linda has over thirty four years of experience in education and currently focuses on teaching integrated reading and

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writing in the humanities and social sciences, grant writing, textbook reviews, and she has also coordinated a territorial after-school mentoring program. In addition, Linda works with in-service teaching for public schools, designing and implementing tutorials for public school teachers for PRAXIS I and II certification. She is the Disaster Chairperson for St. Thomas, VI, and is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Services, International Reading Association, Specialized Reading Professionals, and the Office of the Governor Mentorship Program. Throughout the course of her education, Linda earned a Master’s degree and an educational specialist degree in supervision and administration from the University of Hartford. For more information, please visit www. uvi.edu.

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Martine Bastien Executive Director Fondation Asselin du Cegep de Jonquiere JONQUIERE, QC, CANADA

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artine Bastien is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Educational Consulting as a result of her role as Executive Director of Fondation Asselin du Cegep de Jonquiere, a College Foundation. In her current position, Martine’s oversight allows as many people as possible, though endowment and scholarship programs, to achieve their potential in receiving a college and university level education. Martine specializes in the areas of Management; Fundraising; Coordinating; Research; Public Speaking; Teaching; Customer Service;

Higher Education; Event Planning; Strategic Planning; Standards and Processes; Interacting with Board Members; Interfacing with Colleges, Donors, and Volunteers; as well as Organizing Annual Fundraising Events. Martine earned her Certificate in Business Management from HEC Montreal. In her spare time, she enjoys Reading; Boating; Meditation; as well as Being outdoors and with Nature, Family and Friends. For more information, please visit www.fondationasselin.ca.

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Paula F. Tarry

County Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development, Barren County Cooperative Extension Service GLASGOW, KY

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aula F. Tarry is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development with Barren County Cooperative Extension Service.

The Barren County Cooperative Extension Service provides up-to-date, research based information from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The company provides programs and materials for areas including horticulture, 4-H, youth development, family and consumer sciences, homemakers, agriculture, community and economic development.

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As a County Extension Agent, Paula specializes in leadership development; recruitment; educational programs for youth Development and volunteers; as well as attracting and establishing a 4-H volunteer base. She is currently responsible for the oversight of 600 adult and teen volunteers, as well as providing educational programming to 4,000 young people. Throughout her educational career, Paula earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University. For more information, please visit www.uky.edu.

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Sarah H. Bogard Director of Career Technology Indianapolis Public School System

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arah H. Bogard is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional after 51 years in the Educational field. Sarah is the Director of Career Technology with the Indianapolis Public School System.

In her current role, Sarah specializes in Administration; Technology; Secondary Education; and Curriculum. Sarah earned her Ed.S. from Indiana University. In addition, she holds a Superintendent License as well as a Vocational Education Director License. For more information, please visit ips.k12.in.us.

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Susan Madison Smith

Associate Professor of Safety and Health Education and Director of the OSHA Heartland Training Institute, Indiana University BLOOMINGTON, IN

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usan Madison Smith is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Susan is an Associate Professor of Safety and Health Education and Director of the OSHA Heartland Training Institute and Education Center at Indiana University. Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. In her current position, Susan specializes in safety and health, in addition to OSHA training. She teaches graduate courses in injury prevention, research and emergency preparedness, and her research focuses on improved emergency preparedness and the evacuation of high-risk groups. Susan holds a Level III Certification in Homeland Security and is a member of the National Safety Council and the International Emergency Society. Furthermore, Susan traveled to visit a doctoral student in the United Arab

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Emirates (UAE) to learn more about the surveillance system used to record fatalities in the UAE and to determine if a difference exists between the causes of accidental death between citizens and non-citizens from countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran working in the UAE. Moreover, Susan authored an award-winning paper entitled Disaster Response: Community Mental Health Service Capacity in the United States, which was presented in 2008, and has had several additional journal articles published in 2009 for the International Journal of Emergency Management. Due to her successes, Susan was recognized with the honor of Cambridge Publishing’s 2008 Professional of the Year in Educational Public Health and Safety, and in her spare time enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her mother. Throughout the course of her education, Susan earned a Doctor of Education degree in Health Education with a specialization in Safety from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Science degree in Public Health focused on Environmental Management and Participatory Planning from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major of Biology and Chemistry from Berry College. For more information, please visit www.indiana.edu.

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Sister Clara Esker Teacher and Learning Center Director Moreland Notre Dame School WATSONVILLE, CA

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ister Clara Esker is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Sister Clara is a Teacher as well as the Learning Center Director for Moreland Notre Dame School. Sister Clara has over 50 years of experience in Education and specializes in Language Arts. She is a member of the National Community Education Association, as well as the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In 2010, students dedicated

the Moreland Notre Dame yearbook to Sister Clara, an accolade that evidences the positive impact she had on the education of her students. Sister Clara earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Social Studies from Clarke College in Iowa. In her spare time, Sister Clara enjoys reading, solving crossword puzzles, playing word games, and traveling to Lake Tahoe.

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Sheryl C. Maxsom Principal Gonzalo and Sofia Garcia Elementary School EL PASO, TX

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heryl C. Maxsom is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Sheryl is the Principal of Gonzalo and Sofia Garcia Elementary School within the Canutillo ISD. Canutillo ISD provides high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders and productive citizens in a culturally diverse and technologically sophisticated world. With nearly twenty five years of experience in education field and six years with CISD, Sheryl specializes in elementary education, administration management, and gifted and

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talented education. She holds a certification in ESL from Texas A&M University, and is also certified in Gifted and Talented from The University of Texas-Pan American. Furthermore, Sheryl is a member of TEPSA and AERA, and in her spare time, she enjoys travel and cruises, and gardening. Throughout her educational career, Sheryl earned an MA in Education Administration Management from Sul Ross State University, and a BS in Elementary Education/Mathematics from The University of Texas at El Paso. For more information, please visit www.canutillo-isd.org

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Amy P. Betts President Bettlam Global Strategies SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LA

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my P. Betts is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as the President of Bettlam Global Strategies.

Upon her retirement from teaching and supervision, Amy created Bettlam Global Strategies to better serve the Education community. She currently specializes in Public Speaking; Grant Writing; Writing; Non-Profits; Communication; Organizational Development; as well as working with parents.

Amy takes pride in her teaching past and knows that it has helped her to create Bettlam Global Strategies. Her success as a teacher is clearly evident by the fact that past students still ask her for help n even though she has retired. Many of her peers have contracted for her services for other school systems, and parents of newly identified students »of different abilities often get her name and call for help and advice. Amy earned her Master's Degree in Reading and Special Education from Florida State University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education and Teaching from Florida State University.

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Dana L. Carmichael, PhD Co-Founder and Executive Director Center for Authentic Intellectual Work ST. PAUL, MN

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ana L. Carmichael, PhD is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Professional and Staff Development. Dana is the Co-Founder and Executive Director with the Center for Authentic Intellectual Work.

reform work, team facilitation, staff development, curriculum design, international education and classroom instruction, leadership training, and more. Dana has been the recipient of both the Meyer Nathan Award and the Asian Studies Award, and has also been chosen as Woman of the Year by NAPW.

The Center for Authentic Intellectual Work provides professional development for instructional and assessment reform, using the framework for Authentic Intellectual Work, originally developed by Fred Newmann, Bruce King, and colleagues at the Center for Organization and Restructuring of Schools, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their mission is to fundamentally transform the quality of student learning through teacher professional development by using the AIW framework to foster deep reflective practice-with profound respect for the work and for the people doing it.

She is associated with programs such as Learning Forward, NCSS, ASCD MN Learning Forward, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and CEHD Alumni and the Student Networking Group. In addition, Dana has had research published, titled Midwestern Magic: Iowa's Statewide Initiative Engages Teachers, Encourage Leadership, and Energizes Student learning- Journal of Staff Development.

As Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dana provides professional development for instructional and assessment reform. She specializes in building strong teams, educational

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Dana earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, an M.A. in K-12 Curriculum from the University of Saint Thomas, and a B.A. in History from Colorado State University. For more information, please visit www.centerforaiw.com.

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Anna Lee Earnest Substitute Teacher Central Greene School District AMITY, PA

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nna Lee Earnest is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as Substitute Teacher with Central Greene School District.

Central Greene School District operates one elementary school K-5, one middle school 6-8 and one senior high school 9-12. A professional staff, teachers, support personnel and administrators are dedicated to providing the finest educational programs possible to the students of the Central Greene School District. Anna specializes in all aspects of Education within the

district and is also a heavily involved with Christians for Camp Carmel Inc. The camp specializes in ministry, recreational and vacation sports, youth and family events along with evangelistic and educational training and development. Anna once received a special "thank you" from the Board of Camp Carmel for her 30 years of service as Treasurer, and has also led a successful 10 day mission to Cordova, Alaska. In addition, she is a Board Member of Christians for Camp Carmel Inc, and is a member of American Baptist Women of Pennsylvania and Delaware. In her spare time, Anna enjoys family activities and reading. Throughout her educational career, she earned a M.Ed. from California University of Pennsylvania.

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Christine L. Bitler Criminal Justice Program Director Berks Technical Institute WYOMISSING, PA

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hristine L. Bitler is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education Management as a result of her role as Criminal Justice Program Director at Berks Technical Institute.

Berks Technical Institute focuses on offering the latest courses, and they truly care about the personal success of each and every one of our students. Because the marketplace demands it, they offer degrees and diplomas leading to long-term sustainable careers for graduates. Being involved with Law Enforcement since the age of sixteen when she was part of the “Law Enforcement Explorers”, Christine has always been intrigued by criminal justice and law enforcement. Graduating the second of her class at the police academy, she was a police officer for five years, and has held previous positions with corporate security. In her

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current position, Christine specializes in criminalistics, teaching, crime lab and crime scene processing, security management, and workplace violence. She also works with the implementation of school drills, pepper spray and handcuff training, and teaching workplace violence to faculty and staff by providing hands-on learning which mirrors the reality of the workplace environment. Furthermore, Christine is a member of NAPW, POI, ASIS International, and the Criminal Justice Club. She received the title Woman of The Year by NAPW, and in her spare time, enjoys racquetball, kickboxing, reading, counter cross stitching, mixed martial arts, and spending time with friends and family. Throughout her educational career, she earned an MBA in Business Administration from Alvernia University, and a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from Alvernia University. For more information, please visit www.berks.edu

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Diana M. Dahl Director of Business Development ASPIRA, Inc. PHILADELPHIA, PA

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iana M. Dahl is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as Director of Business Development with ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania.

The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth. Their mission is to aid the Puerto Rican and Latino community through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth. They currently have 8 state affiliates and 1 in Puerto Rico. ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania currently manages a network of 7 entities that serve over 4,000 at-risk youth PreK-12th grade.

She was formerly the Director of Youth Development at ASPIRA, Inc. of PA (2009-2011), a Freelance Writer with Demand Media Studios (2011), a Youth Development Manager at Congreso de Latinos Unidos (2009), and the Director of Operations at Learning By Grace, Inc. (20042008). Diana says her biggest professional mentor and influence is Alfredo Calderon, CEO of ASPIRA, Inc. of PA. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, ceramics, soccer, fitness, education, writing and more.

As Director of Business Development, Diana specializes in grant writing, program development, strategic planning, marketing, organizational development, supervisory skills, capacity building, leadership development, quality assurance, and more. Diana is currently a Founding Board Member of Edugroup of PA, a non-profit association. In addition, Diana created Dahl Enterprises LLC in March 2013. Dahl Enterprises specializes in consulting, writing, and designing. She started the business due to her experiences with consistently being asked for advice about education, help with new start-up business, assistance with grant writing, requests to spruce up resumes, interest in her paintings, help with room décor, etc.

Throughout her educational career, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a minor in History from Penn State University. In 2004, she became certified in the state of Pennsylvania as a Teacher in Secondary Social Studies. She has engaged in significant professional development experiences, including a year-long fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania through the National Writing Project and a mentorship program through the Association of Fundraising Professionals. To learn more, please visit www.dahlenterprisesllc.com.

William J. Wagner III Teacher Assistant, Special Education Program Krueger Middle School SEGUIN, TX

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illiam J. Wagner III is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. William is a Teacher Assistant in the Special Education Program at Krueger Middle School. A former member of the United States Air Force, William is now retired with over 15 Years of experience in the field of Education. He currently focuses on Intermediary Education, Student Recruitment, and the district’s Aerospace Magnet Program. 105 Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014

As a result of William’s interest in Aerospace and Rocketry, he has been part of a team which had entered the Team America Rocket Challenge Competition in Washington D.C. for the past five years. The team placed high enough to attend the Student Launch Initiative in Huntsville, Alabama, which is affiliated with NASA. William is a member of the National Rocketry Association; Tripoli Rocketry Association; and the San Antonio High Power Rocketry Society.

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Heidi J. Jarvis-Grimes

Director of the Advancement for Strategic University Initiatives and College of Arts and Letter Idaho State University POCATELLO, ID

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eidi J. Jarvis-Grimes is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Higher Education as a result of her role as the Director of the Advancement for Strategic University Initiatives and College of Arts and Letter at Idaho State University.

In her current position, the focus of Heidi’s advancement work is specific to major research funding alignments with an emphasis on student welfare, multidisciplinary, sustainability, and the world-class Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center initiatives. She has successfully collaborated with leading foundations, private industry, and individual donors to provide major funding support for core university research areas. Her work with Idaho State University has allowed Heidi to pursue her two professional passions, advancement in the arts and interdisciplinary university initiatives. Prior to joining Idaho State University, Heidi served on a successful team as Director of External Relations and Development for the Office of Research and Graduate School at Washington State University. She worked closely with many major corporations, private

foundations, and individual donors to foster and advance funding alignments with research priorities. Heidi also served on the Center for Environmental, Research, Education and Outreach Executive Committee to collaborate and develop interdisciplinary federal and state proposals, as well as opportunities with private foundations and industry. While in this position, Heidi was the recipient of the Pullman, Washington Chamber of Commerce Civic Improvement Award, presented for outstanding contribution to the improvement of community and citizen relations. In addition to Heidi’s work in the field of Higher Education, she has recently completed her 20th season as Conductor of the Pullman Community Civic Symphonic Band. As a result of her talent and dedication, she has been honored as Guest Conductor of the Royal Hawaiian Band in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Heidi J. Jarvis-Grimes Director of Development College of Arts and Letters and Strategic University Initiatives

College of Arts and Letters 921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8087 Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8087 Phone: (208) 282-5362 Cell: (509) 595-0805 E-mail: jarvheid@isu.edu

Throughout her educational career, Heidi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree Cum Laude from the University of Dayton and is currently pursuing graduate studies in Education Administration at the University of Idaho. For more information, please visit www.isu.edu.

Linda Washington Educator Richmond County Board of Education CLEARWATER, SC

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inda Washington is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of her role as an Educator with the Richmond County Board of Education. In her current position, Linda works closely in the areas of Middle School and High School Education; Key Note Speaking; and Leadership. She is presently a member of GAE; ACTIVE; ASCD; and ASTE.

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Throughout her vast educational career, Linda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Voorhes College in Denmark and also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Troy State University. In addition, Linda received a Master’s Degree as a Finance and Management Specialist in Educational Administration from Southern Wesleyan University as well as an EDP in Instructional Leadership Specialist Curriculum Instruction.

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Herbert Barry Professor Emeritus University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, PA

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erbert Barry is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education as a result of his role as Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The university’s research and findings have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. Herbert taught Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where he specialized in some aspects of pharmaceutical sciences, along with his background in psychology. Dr. Barry has been a faculty member at the university since 1963. His pharmacological research was primarily in preclinical psychopharmacology, in which he tested effects of various drugs on the behavior

of laboratory animals. In addition, he has also conducted cross-cultural research, using ethnographic descriptions of child training and other customs in a world sample of diverse societies. He is the author of multiple published works, and has been honored with the NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University, 1957-59, and the NIMH Research Scientist Development Award, 1967-77. Herbert is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Throughout his educational career, he has earned both his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations from Harvard College. For more information, please visit www.pitt.edu.

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Karen A. Wilson Operations Services Coordinator The Dollywood Foundation NEWPORT, TN

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aren A. Wilson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of her role as Operations Services Coordinator with The Dollywood Foundation.

children’s book distribution by helping bring Dolly Parton's imagination library to children. She is the author of two books: The Trophy: A Wolf Story, and The Legend Of Zandora, and her book, The Trophy: A Wolf Story, won the honor of Children’s Book of the Year.

The Dollywood Foundation is focused on helping bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to the children in your community. By doing so, parents and teachers alike will quickly see the value added to each child's life by instilling a love of reading which in turn creates a more productive environment for early childhood literacy within your community. It is a proven fact that children who are read to from birth are much more likely to excel in class when they begin school.

In addition to her professional career, Karen is also a certified Wilderness First Responder from Roane State Community College, and a USA and World Tae Kwon Do Federation 5th Degree Black Belt. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, backpacking and the outdoors.

As Operations Services Coordinator, Karen specializes in public relations and writing within the organization of free

To learn more, please visit www.usa.imaginationlibrary.com.

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Karen earned an AS in Public Safety and Criminal Justice from Walter State Community College.

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Joan McQuillan Education Coordinator Illinois College JACKSONVILLE, IL

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oan McQuillan is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education. Joan is an Education Coordinator with Illinois College. Illinois College is a small, residential liberal arts college offering exceptional education at an affordable cost on a safe and beautiful campus. For over 180 years, Illinois College has prepared young men and women for lives of leadership and service. As Education Coordinator, Joan specializes in teaching

performance assessment and all aspects of education and learning within the college. She is enthusiastic about teaching and says teaching is “all about learning” and that “content is becoming more complicated and is now a greater challenge more than ever”. Joan also believes that education is vital and “today’s society needs to be computer literate”. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, music, and spending time with her family. Joan earned her Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and Service. For more information, please visit www.ic.edu

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Lynn M. Oliver Lecturer University of Texas at San Antonio PIPE CREEK, TX

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ynn M. Oliver is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Education and Theater as a result of her role as Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The University of Texas at San Antonio provides access to academic excellence now and will continue to improve in the future through an educational experience of the highest quality, taught by the best faculty the nation can offer in an environment that allows students to succeed. UTSA provides a wide variety of quality programs and services designed to support student success and enrich learning and living experiences. They are committed to helping students reach their educational, personal, and professional aspirations. As Lecturer at UTSA, Lynn specializes in all aspects of acting, theater, and education. For many years, she was a professional actress and singer, and is still a proud member

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of Actors’ Equity Association. Lynn was also a former nationally elected Councilor, serving for ten years on the governing body of the Union, as well as having the privilege to participate as a voter for the Tony Awards. In addition, she is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, TEDA, EDA, and is actively involved with her church choir and public radio station. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, singing, reading, and theater. Lynn earned a Bachelors of Science in Drama from the University of Houston, and has attended the University of Texas at Austin to study Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts. She has also taken graduate coursework in the educational theatre at New York University, along with graduate design courses at Texas State University. For more information, please visit www.utsa.edu.

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Regina M. Davis Children’s Book Author

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egina M. Davis is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional as a result of Excellence as a Children’s Book Author. With almost four decades of experience teaching elementary school in New York and Virginia, Regina recently retired and decided to focus her attention on writing. Regina is the co-author of a children's anti-bullying series. The first book is entitled "Senor Smarty Pantaloons and the Mystery of the Missing Teachers" which she wrote with co-author/illustrator Carolyn Royer Spencer. This colorful tale is set at Foxaloon Elementary where the principal, Miss Foxanna Powerpaws, is involved in some unusual and mysterious happenings. Regina has several recently published works including “Lord Computesalot Ruler of Aurora Bullyalis and His Secret Quest to End Bullying”,which won Honorable Mention at the J.M. Northern Book Festival in Hollywood on Oct.18,2013. The third book in the series, “Lord Computesalot’s Quintes-

sential Quest to Banish Bullies”, is a fun activity book with poetry, puzzles, songs, and games designed to teach children about bullying. All books in this expanding fantasy, sci-fi series with unique, unusual characters are authored by anti-bullying advocates Regina M. Davis and Carolyn Royer Spencer, who also illustrated the stories. In addition to her work as a children’s book author, Regina enjoys writing poetry. Her poem, "Tomorrow" was published in the anthology, "Across the Universe" in 1996. She has also been published by the National Library of Poets. Regina earned her B.S.in Elementary Education from St. John’s and also holds an M.A. from Hofstra University. She is currently a member of the International Reading Association; Red Hats; Virginia Beach Education Association; and the National Education Association; and is a Board Member of Cape Charles Historical Society. For more information, please visit our seven page website at www.senorsmartypantaloons.com

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Betty Yarmon Publishing Director and Editor Party Line Publishing Inc. NEW YORK, NY

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etty Yarmon is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Publishing. Betty is the Publishing Director and Editor of Party Line Publishing Inc., located in New York City. In her current role, Betty ensures that Party Line publishes a weekly round-up of media placement opportunities, and covers news from multiple media outlets, including the Associated Press, Reuters and CNN. As a former Public Relations Professional, Betty works to include information pertinent to the Public Relations field in all of Party Line’s Weekly Newsletters.

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Outside of the office, Betty dedicates much of her time on the Board of Trustees for Continuum Health; St. Luke’sRoosevelt Hospital Center; and Beth Israel Medical Center. As a result of her exceptional service as a Trustee, Betty has been honored as the Recipient of the Distinguished Trustee Award by the United Hospital Fund at the 21st annual Tribute to Hospital Trustees luncheon, held on June 10, 2011. For more information about Betty and Party Line Publishing, please visit www.partylinepublishing.com

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Nancy Evans Frieder Editor and Writing Coach The Write Stuff Help

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ancy Evans Frieder is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Writing. Nancy is an Editor and Writing Coach with The Write Stuff Help.

significant, and helping students with their college and post graduate application essays. Nancy has an extensive background in journalism, reporting, and writing and with that, she applies her experience in the industry by teaching and mentoring the children she acts as a writing coach to.

The Write Stuff Help serves the Washington, DC area as well as other parts of the country on line or through Skype. They provide private editorial services to conveniently fit the student’s busy schedule. Each student gets their own writing coach and the coaches work with students to help them with all writing and editorial needs, as well as providing assistance with the confusing and often difficult college application process.

In addition to working with The Write Stuff Help, Nancy also conducts small summer workshops to help students kick-start the application process. She is a member of MADD, and is passionate towards heart and cancer research groups, along with various Jewish organizations. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys walking, knitting, baking, reading and skiing.

In her current position, Nancy uses her expertise in the elements of publishing, editing, and writing services by helping students with their writing and editing, organizing their thoughts into written words, making sure content is

Throughout her educational career, Nancy earned a Bachelor of Journalism, Magazine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. For more information, please visit www.writestuffhelp.com.

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Joan E. Driver Director of Human Resources Bartash Printing, Inc. WILMINGTON, DE

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oan E. Driver is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Publishing as a result of her role as the Director of Human Resources with Bartash Printing, Inc. Bartash Printing, Inc. specializes in newspaper and magazine manufacturing, 1- to full-color printing, fulfillment and distribution, variable data imaging, detached address labels and cards, inserts and FSIs, in addition to Internet and Mobile publishing with Bartash eDITION solutions. Operating

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24/7 with 3-shift supervision and live technical support, Bartash has built a reputation for award-winning service, quality, and innovation. As the Director of Human Resources, Joan specializes in Employment Law; Human Resources; and Problem Solving. Throughout her educational career, Joan earned her Master’s Degree from Springfield College, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of DC. For more information, please visit www.bartash.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Writing/Publishing

Janet Mitchell, B.A. Writer, Editor, and Translator Mitchell, Inc. SOUTH BEND, IN

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anet Mitchell, B.A. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Professional Writing as a result of her role as a Writer, Editor, and Translator with Mitchell, Inc.

and Art Events and works with the South Bend Center for History and as a Sunburst Marathon Participant.

Janet established her own company in order to serve the Writing, Editing, and Translating needs of her clients. In addition to working in the field as a Professional Writer, Janet also volunteers with Local Cancer Fundraising Events

In her spare time, Janet enjoys Traveling; Writing for Travel Sites; Health and Fitness; Spending Time with Grandchildren; and Gardening.

Throughout her educational career, Janet earned a B.A. in German Lit and Psychology from Indiana University.

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Nancy Knapp Schilke Editor in Chief Motorsport.com VENTURA, CA

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ancy Knapp Schilke is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Media and Automotives. Nancy is the Editor in Chief of Motorsport.com.

motor sports events and establishing networking skills. Furthermore, she is also responsible for all press releases posted on their website are under the proper section and to make sure all times, results and standings are posted in an easy to read format.

Motorsport.com provides content on motor racing series such as various news, race results, feature articles, photos, video, competition, statistics, directory and forums. As Editor in Chief, Nancy works closely with writing and editing articles, mentoring, motorsports, advertising, public relations, online journalism, content management and more. She develops working relationships with race series, tracks, manufacturers, teams, drivers and those who work in the field of public relations and communications.

Nancy is a member of NAPW, the Sports Car Club of America, Altrusa International, American Auto Racing Writers, Broadcasters Association, Newman's Own Foundation, and Cody's Foundation, named after Cody Unser, which helps children and families of fallen race car drivers. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys gardening and photography.

Additionally, Nancy finds new, young writers and gives them the opportunity to improve their skills by having them attend

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Throughout the course of her education, Nancy earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing/Management from Eastern Michigan University. For more information, please visit www.motorsport.com.

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Hon. Roberta C. Pevear Co-Author of “Write Quick: War and A Woman's Life in Letters 1835-1867” EXETER, NH

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on. Roberta C. Pevear is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Writing and Genealogy. Roberta is the Co-Author of the book “Write Quick: War and A Woman's Life in Letters 1835-1867”. Upon her retirement after spending over thirty years in business administration and law before serving as a New Hampshire State Representative, Roberta has decided to change courses and has taken her professionalism to writing. She is the proud author of “Write Quick: War and A Woman's Life in Letters 1835-1867”, a nonfiction story, which provides a captivating and compelling glimpse into the reality of a Union woman's life during the Civil War, and is hoping to find someone to do a documentary about this timeless story.

Throughout the novel, Roberta uses and transcribes 150year-old letters exchanged between her great-grandfather and great-grandmother during the Civil War. Due to the success of the story, the book has been placed into the State House library in Concord, New Hampshire and the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington, D.C., as well. During her time as a New Hampshire State Representative, Roberta proposed various acts of legislation throughout the state, and one of her biggest career accomplishments has been the implementation of a community evacuation plan that was passed after a nuclear plant was placed in the area. In her spare time, Roberta enjoys painting portraits, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Kelli Z. Myree Owner/ CEO Zoe’s and Health, LLC.

Elizabeth Nelson Office Manager TRIO Upward Bound

Ann M. Nagy Music Teacher/ Artist Holly Rosary School

Moses Nervis Warranty Equipment Repair Manager SAIC International Incorporated

Linda E. Nahum Managing Director LEN Initiatives Richard L. Nass Owner/ Physician Richard Nass, M.D. Gloria A. Nebarez National Tech Support 2 Comcast Cable Melinda Neff NRA Certified Firearm Instructor Cherokee Rose Firearm Training

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David Newlove Global Managing Director CooperVision Lincoln A. Nez Counselor Alliance of Gallup/ Gallup- McKinley County Schools Duc Nguyen Research and Development Director of Product, Packaging and Yo Cream Dannon

Bonnie L. Niver Director of Management and Operations The Cochran Firm, P.C. Prof. Patricia Saunders Nixon Assistant Professor/ Vocal Instructor Norfolk State University Rui A.P. Nobrega Head of Treasury Operations Mercantile Bank

Julie Norris Benchmark Leader Deloitte Consulting John R. Nuelle Executive Director US Catholic Mission Association Deborah O’Connell Owner/ Employee Benefits Consultant Benefit Authority Judith M. O’Donohoe Partner Elwood Law Firm

Wladimir Noriega General Auditor CITGO Petroleum April F. Norman Director of Operations Regional Open MRI and Milledgeville Imaging Center

Michaline O’Neill Director of Risk Management and Corporate Compliance St. Johns Health Care Corp. Kimberly O’Roark Owner/Director Recreation Through The Ages

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CWW Member Profiles Insurance

Kristin M. Guglielmo Co-Owner and President Penny Hanley and Howley Co. STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT

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ristin M. Guglielmo is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance as a result of her role as Co-Owner and President of Penny Hanley and Howley Co., a Stafford Springs, Connecticut insurance agency providing clients with a variety of insurance needs from Auto, Home, Life, Commercial and more.

Kristin is the second generation of the Guglielmo family active in the Penny Hanley and Howley Co., agency. She is a partner with her Dad, Tony, and has been with the agency since 1993. In her current position, Kristin specializes in Commercial Insurance; Property and Casualty Insurance; General Insurance; Workers Compensation; Professional Liability; Disability Insurance; Commercial Lines; Term Life Insurance; Group Health and Benefits; as well as Employment Practices Liability. Kristin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Connecticut where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1992. To learn more, visit www.pennyhanleyhowley.com.

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Carolyn Cook Conner Owner and CEO Cook Insurance Agent, Inc. HAZLEHURST, GA

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arolyn Cook Conner is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance. Carolyn is the Owner and CEO of Cook Insurance Agent, Inc.

Cook Insurance Agent, Inc was developed in 1997, and specializes in the sales of health, life and accident insurance. Carolyn’s expertise is in group major medical small and large groups, long term care, cancer, hospital, and dental plans, group life, group disability, horticulture, dancing and twirling. Before entering the insurance field, Carolyn taught twirling and dance at her own studio for forty two years. A true testament to her career, she dedicates her time off to continuously attend classes in the field to keep abreast of changing laws that affect her clients and protect their businesses.

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In addition to her busy schedule, Carolyn also maintains memberships with various programs and organizations. She is a member of NAPW, Chamber of Commerce Hazlehurst, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis, Georgia Association of Health Underwriters, National Association of Health Underwriters, and is the Membership Chairman of the South Georgia Association of Health Underwriters. As a result of her dedication and passion, Carolyn was honored with the title of Professional Woman of The Year 2013-2014 by NAPW. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, and her favorite vacation destination is St. Thomas. Throughout the course of her education, Carolyn attended Brewton Parker College.

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Patti Heckman Product Design Consultant Perr and Knight LONG BEACH, CA

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atti Heckman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance as a result of her role as Product Design Consultant with Perr and Knight.

In addition to her role with Perr and Knight, Patti serves as the President of South Coast Interfaith Council. In this position, she has organized and participated in interfaith dialogues, children's and youth activities, and also works to feed the homeless efforts and promote peace initiatives.

Patti works in the areas of Client Management; Customer Service; Communications; as well as assisting Business Clients with the Development and Regulatory Compliance of their Policy Form.

Patti earned both her Masters in Linguistics and BA in Education from the University of Colorado.

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ocial media has established a prominent presence as form of marketing utilized by companies in countless industries worldwide. There are a variety of inherent factors that can prove to substantially increase a company’s brand equity and visibility, or possibly victimize a company’s reputation. The way in which a social media strategy is implemented and monitored can go a long way in determining its overall effectiveness.

Today’s market features a wide array of consumers who have certain expectations of brands, products, and services. Discontented and social media savvy consumers are simply awaiting any opportunity to voice their opinions via Twitter, Facebook, and associated social channels. This makes it even more vital for a company to thoroughly research and consider what methods of social media are most appropriate and beneficial to their needs.

The key to a company’s successful use of social media is all about the results and the ability to properly measure them.

There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to avoid the aforementioned social media disasters that occur frequently in today’s online marketplace. The first involves being realistic and properly understanding the relationship between conversations on social networks and other types of customer interactions. The next step includes utilizing a multi-channel strategy for customer sales and service. While social media is quite effective, interactions taking place at brick and mortar locations, on toll-free lines, and during online customer service chats are also very important in providing a comprehensive view of consumers’ opinions. The following step focuses upon viewing your data and evaluating the technology that is currently in place in order to understand consumer behavior and the voice of the customer. The final measure that can be taken to avoid a social media disaster is to have a designated employee that specializes in the customer experience delivery chain. cont’d on next page

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The key to a company’s successful use of social media is all about the results and the ability to properly measure them. Industry analysts are publicizing self-service business intelligence as the so-called “golden child” of 2011. In terms of marketing, one area that could widely benefit from self-service BI is social marketing. There are a number of best-practices that can be employed in order to measure social media effectiveness using BI solutions. Mapping out the ideal marketing process flow that will best transform prospects into quality sales leads is an exceptional starting point. Another practice involves determining the online marketing initiatives and campaigns that will be implemented to attract and engage prospects. Selection of the appropriate outlets to use is quite important in safeguarding the effectiveness of these initiatives. Each initiative that comprises the marketing plan must then have a pre-established audience profile, outreach, value proposition, and budget that you are willing to spend. The most appropriate set of keywords must then be identified to ensure optimal website content that is designed for those specific keywords. Identifying and adjusting paths on social networks, aligning the website experience with specific landing pages, and setting goals for desired actions are all best-practice techniques in order to ensure continuity. It is also vital to measure all of the initiatives that are being used at a given time to display your activity, outreach, engagement, and outcomes. An even more thorough approach includes tracking all the way through to incremental sales, revenue and gross profit that is derived directly from online marketing. Business intelligence allows insight at the appropriate times during your social media campaigns. It offers the ability to instantly alter campaign focus and direction. Social media marketing can greatly benefit from the use of business intelligence as marketers can produce and exhibit greater value in their social media outreach campaigns. ■

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A company that does not currently possess a strong presence in social media does not have to fear making a huge investment in social media. There are a number of low cost options that can be practiced to make that initial leap into the realm of social media marketing. Starting a blog about relevant industry news, trends, or intriguing applications of your product line is an excellent way to embark into the world of social media. Creating a LinkedIn group, Facebook page, Twitter account, a customers-only discussion forum, or a YouTube channel can provide unique opportunities to present and inform users and fans alike of current company highlights and information.


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Christoph Oberli Vice President of eCommerce and Interactive Mandarin Oriental Maria-Elena Ochoa Chief of Medical Operations Mountain Health and Wellness Jane C. Ochs Shipping Office Manager Caplugs

Sandra M. Payton Optometrist Sandra M. Payton Vision Care, Inc. Jennifer K. Pearson Business Analyst/ Implementations PMO Optum Inc. Salvatore Peralta Dentist Main St. Dental Centre

Dr. David Plotkin Pediatric Physician/ Expert Witness Dr. David Plotkin, PA

Beatriz Ramirez Regulatory Compliance Manager Mercy Medical Center

Melvin F. Pontious Retired Educator Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Geetanjali N. Ranade Owner/Licensed Esthetician and Licensed Massage Therapist White Birch Wellness Spa

Judy Pogue Davis Funeral Director Neal Funeral Home

David A. Raney Vice President; Lending Manager Sound Community Bank

Lynn M. Oliver Lecturer University of Texas at San Antonio

Prasad Peri Branch Chief, ONDQA, CDER, FDA Department of Health and Human Services

Ann A. Poindexter Owner Adell’s Enterprises LLC

Jennifer L. Olson Medical/ Surgical Nurse Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Brad J. Perin Corporate Measurement Coordinator, Keyera Corp

Dr. Izolda Popova Assistant Director Chemistry of Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University

Sheri L. Ossorio Director of Client Sales Consilium Staffing

Michele L. Peters Vice President The Huttenlocher Group

Alberto G. Olympio President and Chief Executive Officer Axxend Corporation

Lynn K. Petrazzuolo President and CEO Avanti Corporation

Willard M. Overgaard Professor of Public Law Retired Peggy A. Pacella Founder and Chief Executive Officer M.A.P. Consulting Services Lane Pair Division Director Physician/ Dental/ Allied Health Staffing AMT Medical Staffing William H. Parker Artist Drawinginvideo.com Kristie D. Parrish Executive Officer National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Tamela Meredith Partridge Independent Writer and Music/ Entertainment Journalist

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Kathy Pettinato Director PMDA and Marketing Operations Compliance QPharma, Inc. Hon. Roberta C. Pevear Author/Genealogist/Co-Editor

Kymberly Ann Rapier Chief Executive Officer Bear Bottom Candles

Carlus Powell Director of Strategic Alliances Audability Inc. Susan Prall Owner Franklin Engine Company Quentin Preuvot Partner Development Manager Amazon Web Services

Diane D. Provost Independent Beauty Consultant

Tero Pilvi Technical Sales Manager Picosun

Dr. Dina Sarah Prus Endocrinologist Empire Medical Associates

Donna Armani Pineda Owner/ Principal Designer Armani Town and Country Designs

Kimlyn N. Queen Director of Imaging Services Marion General Hospital

Mary Clare Platt Manager-NHSS Wintel Capgemini

Elaine Raymond Self-Employed/ Fundraiser/ Independent Mary Kay Consultant Mary Kay Tania J. Redman Attorney and Owner Law Office of Tania J. Redman Rebecca R. Reeder High School Principal Nardin Academy

Misty Priest Owner/Attorney The Priest Firm, LLC.

Nicholas J. Pieczonka Attorney Taft, Stettinius and Hollister LLP

Marilyn P. Phillips Founder and Executive Director From Bondage to Freedom House

Laura Ratliff-Owens Owner/President/Managing Member Customs Consulting; Ratliff-Owens Consulting

Barbara Rae Executive Director Where to Turn Association Kathleen Ramey-Gilman Mental Health Routine Case Manager and Rehab Specialist Community Andrew’s Center

Laurel A. Reger Health Improvement Planner Minnesota Department of Health Dr. Carolyn Jean Reinhart Writer/ Author/ Researcher Sylvie-Marie M. Renault Holistic Health Practitioner Alternative Therapy Maggie Rendeiro Senior Vice President Synergy Professional Dawn L. Resanovich Register of Wills/ Clerk of Orphans Court Lebanon County

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CWW Member Profiles Insurance

Jon Ahlbum President and MGA The Ahlbum Insurance Group COCONUT CREEK, FL

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on Ahlbum is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance as a result of his role as President and MGA with The Ahlbum Insurance Group. The Ahlbum Insurance Group is a family owned company with beliefs that treating clients like friends is the key to developing long term relationships. It is this way of doing business that has made Ahlbum Insurance a part the community for the last twelve years. Jon Ahlbum created the Ahlbum Insurance Group in 1992 and has molded the agency into one of the top general

agency’s nationwide, providing health and life insurance to all age groups, while specializing in quality, affordable, health insurance and the highest rated Medicare Supplements. In 2004 Jon qualified for the Medicare Supplement Accredited Advisor designation and is a member of the National Association of Medicare Supplement Advisors. He is also a member of the United American Eagles Club and President’s Club. Throughout his educational career, Jon earned his M.G.A. Certification through Wentworth Institute, located in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.ahlbumgroup.com.

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Maria T. Green Vice President Sprezzatura Insurance Group LLC NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL

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aria T. Green is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance as a result of her role as Vice President with Sprezzatura Insurance Group LLC. Sprezzatura Insurance Group is an insurance intermediary company focused on delivering the best comprehensive solutions for its clients. The company uses a unique approach in the insurance industry in order to deliver unquestionable quality and service. Sprezzatura’s advisory committee evaluates each client’s individual risks and formulates proper plans, ultimately minimizing their risks with appropriate coverage and products.

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As Vice President, Maria specializes in property, casualty, and cargo insurance. She oversees all aspects of the insurance agency such as various accounting, marketing, and management duties, and also focuses on selling accounts and carrier relations. In addition, Maria handles marketing for large accounts, and the writing of business accounts. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities such as water sports and skydiving. She has studied Accounting and Business Law at Broward Community College. For more information, please visit www.sprinsgroup.com.

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Philip H. Frederick President (Retired) Window Tech Systems MANITO, IL

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hilip H. Frederick is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Manufacturing as a result of his role as President (Retired) of Window Tech Systems.

Philip’s educational career was spent at the University of Illinois where he earned a B.S. Degree in Metallurgical Engineering. While at the University, he received a first place national award from A.I.M.E. for a project entitled “Casting Stainless Steel in Ceramic Molds”. Before transferring to the University of Illinois, he studied General Engineering at Bradley University, during which time working at Caterpillar Tractor Company in East Peoria, Illinois. Prior to establishing Window Tech Systems, Philip contributed to the manufacturing industry’s development, processing, and utilization of high temperature, tool steel, and stainless steel alloy products used in multiple segments of the United States’ industries while employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. Later, Philip functioned as Sales Executive in preserving 1,800 employee jobs in newly established Altech Specialty Steel Corporation headquartered

in Dunkirk, New York. He retired from this position in 1986 as Vice President of Marketing. Looking to launch his own company, in 1987 he purchased and operated Stormaster Door & Window Corporation. He served as President and Owner of this company, which resulted in the salvation and maintenance of 25 employee jobs. A little more than ten years later, Philip built a new manufacturing plant near Saratoga Springs, NY and changed the name to Window Tech Systems. In 2004, the New York State Small Business Development Center presented the “Manufacturer of the Year” Award to Philip Frederick – Window Tech Systems. In this role, he continued as President and Owner until his retirement in 2009. After his retirement, Philip built a log home in Manito, Illinois where he currently serves as President of the Chamber of Commerce and President of a local Business & Manufacturing Committee. Through these two organizations, the Committee Board Members and he are pursuing programs designed to improve jobs and the town’s economy.

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E. Ann Windhaus-Collinsworth Owner and Operator Basco Enterprises, Inc. STANTON, KY

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. Ann Windhaus-Collinsworth is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing as a result of her role as Owner and Operator of Basco Enterprises, Inc., a company specializing in Drill Tools and Accessories.

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As Owner and Operator, Ms. Windhaus-Collinsworth is responsible for all Accounting and Customer Service related to Basco Enterprises. In her spare time, she enjoys Reading, Working with Charities, Fishing, and Gardening. To learn more, please visit www.powerdeckcompany.com.

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Kymberly Ann Rapier Chief Executive Officer Bear Bottom Candles BIG SKY, MT

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flavors which include strawberry banana cream cherry and banana split.

Throughout her illustrious career, Kymberly has specialized in Operations; Marketing; Customer Service; Public Speaking; Team Building; Dog Grooming; Candles; Marketing; Event Planning; and Project Management. With over 14 years of professional experience, Kymberly started Bear Bottom Candles in 2012. The company manufactures and distributes homemade eco-friendly soy candles which look and smell like pies. Bear Bottom Candles come in a variety of

As a result of her dedication and expertise, Kymberly has earned a much coveted feature on ABC’s Secret Millionaire as a finalist.

ymberly Ann Rapier is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Retail Manufacturing as a result of her role as the Chief Executive Officer of Bear Bottom Candles.

In addition to her work with Bear Bottom Candles, Kymberly has also served as the Founder of Kym’s Kids of San Antonio and remains involved with the Local Native American Reservation; Local Food Bank of Big Sky; as well as Candy, Snacks & Bakery Supergroup.

Kymberly earned an A.S. in Business Management from the University of Texas.

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Rainbow Yuhong Wang President TG Tools United Company ST. CHARLES, IL

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ainbow Yuhong Wang is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing as a result of her role as President of TG Tools United Company. TG Tools is the U.S. Division of Jiangsu Tiangong Industrial, who manufactures raw materials, quality drill bits and cutting tools. Since 1987, the company has provided quality products, excellent service, and fair prices. The warehouse and offices are located in St. Charles, IL near Chicago. This central location, along with dedicated staff, allows TG Tools to maintain excellent customer support throughout the United States. TG Tools’ goal is to treat all customers with respect and honesty. Whether a client’s requirements are for one drill bit or one million, TG Tools will be happy to fulfill their needs with excellent service and high quality products at competitive

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pricing. While the company handles a complete line of drill bits, their KIK® Series of HS Brad Point Bits, Spade Bits and Forstner Bits are the core of their innovative research and engineering. These bits are designed for Multi-Functional purposes to provide users with the best tools for their particular needs. Ms. Wang brings over 26 years of experience to her role as President of TG Tools. In this capacity, she works closely in the areas of Manufacturing; Sales; Business Development; Overseeing Trading, Marketing, Purchasing and Research; as well as Managing Staff. Throughout her educational career, Ms. Wang earned her Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Missionary University. She is presently a member of Fox Valley Bike; Ski Club; and First Baptist Church. For more information, please visit www.mytgtools.com.

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Tricia Wong Entrepreneur and Co-Founder Trixi's Treasures, LLC CHULA VISTA, CA

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ricia Wong is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Manufacturing as a result of her role as Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Trixi's Treasures, LLC.

Trixi's Treasures, LLC specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of healthy, unique, one of a kind cooking and baking mixtures, called “Shantelyn Treasure Dust”, which can turn just about anything edible into a delicious, nutritious, healthy, quick and easy to eat snack for people of all ages. The Shantelyn Treasure Dust comes in flavors such as original, sugar free, mild, spicy, and wild “ghost pepper” extra spicy. Tricia specializes in manufacturing and distributing, creativity, information technology, design, product testing, customer service, and more. Upon being in poor health in 2008,

Tricia found herself in a depression due to her medical issues and lack of energy; she was bedridden and overcame her struggles by means of various motivational speakers. With that, Tricia found the determination and desire to follow her dreams, and create Trixi’s Treasures, LLC. Furthermore, she is an elite member of the National Association of Professional Women and is a Worldwide Who's Who VIP member. She is also EPIC systems certified in the areas of Computerized Physician Order Entry, Medical Pharmacology, and Clinical Documentation. Throughout the course of her education, Tricia earned a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Hawaii Pacific University. For more information, please visit www.trixistreasures.com

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Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Claudia Restrepo Owner/Realtor The Legacy Group

JoAnne E. Robinson President At Your Pet’s Service!

Renee A. Reyes Elementary Educator Ledyard Board of Education Patricia A. Rice President Scientific Research and Technology Betty J. Richardson President and Executive Recruiter BJR Contract Recruiting Richard A. Ring Professor Emeritus University of Victoria Minerva Rios Environmental and Safety Manager CooperVision Caribbean Corporation

Carlos A. Salup Gynecologist Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates

Joy S. Schneck Executive Director Certification Board for Music Therapists

Reginaldo Robinson Senior Electrical Engineer FSA Engineering and Architecture

Sean T. Sanborn Chief Executive Officer Final Flat Roof

Michael Schneider Research Associate III Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Gonzalo Robles Mac Eachen Managing Partner Robles Mac Eachen y Asociados, S.C

Lynn M. Sanders President/Founder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Network Cars Foundation

Patricia M. Schram IT Project and Program Management Consultant Patricia M. Schram B.A., M.L.S., PMD, CSDP

Tony Roe Director of MEP Services Group Adolfson and Peterson Construction

David Sanchez System Engineer Cisco

Kevin Rogers Owner; President; CEO North Central Medical Supply and Equipment Lynn Ann Romano Contract Management Principal Fluor Corporation

David D. Ritter Vice President of Operations Sheffield Scientific

Dr. Marc Rosenbaum President and Founder Mesure - Systems 3D

Paul R. Rizzo Senior Business Development Manager ChannelJobs.com

Elia I. Rosillo-Christiansen Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity/ Chief Diversity Officer AARP

Carole Robert President and CEO PharmAfrican and Biotechnology for Sustainable Department of Africa (BDA) Foundation

Laurie J. Rushing Executive Broker Trademark Real Estate Inc.

Sandra Sanders Vice President Studio 323 Mary Scanlin Independent Travel Consultant Travel Treasure Chest Suzanne Schafer PowerSchool Administrator St. Augustine School

Laura A. Scotti Director of Corporate Sales/ General Manager Crawford Broadcasting Peter R. Seidensticker Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing Bayer Healthcare

Thorn Schessler Senior Clinical Applications Analyst UW Medicine ITS

Dr. Traci J. Seidman Psychologist Associates in Behavioral Counseling

Frank Schettino GM; Director of Operations Future Sanitation

Ernestine Sell CFO Energy and Environmental Services, Inc.

Frances Russo Support Services Specialist US Environmental Protection Agency

Marshall F. Shield President/ Chairman/CEO My Shield Corporation

Richard M. Roberts Founding Partner Shibolet and Co.

Debra Saini Barreto Lending Manager JP Morgan Chase Bank

Nancy Knapp Schilke Editor in Chief Motorsport.com

Catherine L. Robinson President CME Communications and Technology Solutions, LLC

Maria M. Saldivar Realtor Century 21 Paramount

Michael Schiller Owner/President Golden Nugget Automotive

Johanna B. Salom Senior CRA PAREXEL

Janet Schmidt Fiscal/ Operations Officer Serve Nebraska

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Herbert Schwab Managing Director Synteract HCR Deutschland GmbH

Marie C. Schanke Director of Software Services Connected Technology Solutions

Janet Moats Roberts Owner Robert’s Trucking and Excavating

Rhonda Robinson Commisioning Database Adminstrator Jacobs Engineering

Kevin E. Schuman Quality Manager Intertek (Pittsfield)

Brent C. Sergent Engineer II RETTEW Associates, Inc. Yolanda Serna Owner/Executive Director Let's Talk Translation Service Christina L. Shanno Senior Manager of Global Operations, Seating, Capacity and Site Stand Up Paypal

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Andre Laperriere Deputy Chief Executive Officer Global Environment Facility WASHINGTON, DC

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ndre Laperriere is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Government Administration as a result of his role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer with Global Environment Facility.

Global Environment Facility unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Today, the GEF is the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.

With over 25 years of experience, Andre specializes in management, international development, strategic planning, human resources, financial management, emergency response, information systems, and more. Throughout his career, he has led and managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of private corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations. He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing countries and in conflict and post conflict environments. Andre earned an MBA in Management and Information Systems, a MA in Industrial Relations, as well as a BA in Psychology and Industrial Relations, all from Laval University. For more information, please visit www.thegef.org.

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Janet L. Williams Environmental Research Technician DuPage County WHEATON, ILL

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anet L. Williams is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Environmental Research as a result of her role as an Environmental Research Technician with DuPage County.

mental training and families can spend time enjoying nature. She also got Churchill Park dedicated as an Educational Park and is in the process of gathering the funds to construct a building and stock it with computers, microscopes and other tools for youth group education.

With over 37 years of professional experience, Janet specializes in transferring old hand-drawn maps into current geographic information systems and computer storage. In addition, she is responsible for handling the public works department's historical information and land assessments and acquisitions, as well as creating maps in accordance with geographic information systems parameters. With DuPage County, Janet also works to manage title work and contracts and coordinate all special service data and maps.

Janet earned Associate Degrees in Architecture, Computer Science, and Geographic Information Systems from the College of DuPage. She received certification in numerous areas including, certification from the Homeland Security Community Emergency Response Team; certification in Legal Issues and Practical Considerations from Lorman; certification in Law of Easements; certification in the Principles of Real Estate Acquisitions from the International Right of Way Association; certifications in First Aid and CPR; certification in Geographic Information Systems from Elmhurst College; as well as credentials as a certified Water Safety instructor through the American Red Cross.

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

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Ellen L. Behrens Software Developer / Analyst II Stanislaus County Community Services Agency MODESTO, CA

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llen L. Behrens is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a “Diamond of the Year” in the field of Social Services. Ellen is a Software Developer/Analyst II with the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency which provides a wide range of services for Stanislaus County, California. Ellen specializes in Web Design and Programming. She also has experience in Government Computer Purchasing, Software License Compliance, and Physical Inventory. Ellen began working with computer companies in the Bay Area, and now, located in Central California, she progressed to her current technical purchasing position as Software Developer. In order for Ellen to be where she is today, she invested time and funds in educating herself, and by taking advantage of opportunities at work to do her job to the best of her ability. A major obstacle she has faced throughout her career has been criticism by others due to her degree in Music- people would often ask how she got into computers

from a musical standpoint, but at the end of the day, Ellen says all experience can provide knowledge which can be used in other situations. One of her greatest professional influences was her former employer, Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp, who was an architect. She was a very independent woman and encouraged Ellen to be so as well. Rupp greatly supported Ellen during her time as an independent consultant, and says she wouldn’t be where she is today if it weren’t for her. Additionally, Ellen assists in the production of media for the agency, and worked on producing the 2012 calendar for the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC). In her spare time, Ellen enjoys traveling, dog obedience, and fiber arts such as knitting and crocheting. Ellen attended Stanford University where she graduated with an honors distinction, and received a B.A. in the study of music. In addition, Ellen earned a Russian Translator’s Certificate for written Russian to English translation.

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Dr. Constant Wong Chairman and Managing Director Recursive Digital Management KEW, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

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r. Constant Wong is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Computer Software. Constant is the Chairman and Managing Director of Recursive Digital Management.

Recursive Digital Management is a digital data compression technology that can compress any kind of data (random data), regardless of data type (graphics, video, or music types etc) repeatedly until it reaches the optimum level without any loss of data- which is the first of its kind in the world. Dr. Wong specializes in the research and development of recursive lossless compression technology of random data, digital compression, software, strategic planning, and

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information technology. He is the inventor of a Chinese computer keyboard that is capable of inputting any of the 20,000 Chinese characters, both simplified and traditional, with a maximum of four keystrokes. In addition, he invented the Ten-keyed keypad, which is an input system for mobile phones that allows the user to reduce the number of keystrokes needed for a word by an average of two-thirds. Outside of work, Constant enjoys fitness and music. Throughout his educational career, he earned a PhD in English and a Master of Arts Degree from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Melbourne University. To learn more, please visit www.recursivedigital.com.

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Christine Brand, BBA, AWC, MBA Business Analyst Cyber Science MT. COTTRELL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

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hristine Brand, BBA, AWC, MBA is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Software. Christine is a Business Analyst with Cyber Science.

Cyber Science provides innovative database analysis, business intelligence, decision support, production reporting and rapid application development solutions. The engine behind their world leading business intelligence solution is the result of more than thirty years experience meeting the needs of thousands of business users worldwide. In her current position, Christine works with information technology and services, data analysis, reporting application development, accounting and business relations, purchasing

and costing, customer service, marketing, financial and management accounting, data extraction and more. With over twenty years of experience in the industry, Christine is certified in Customer Service and is also a certified Project Management Professional. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, relaxing drives, antique cars, fine dining, and spending time with her friends and family. She is a mother of two and is fluent in Greek and English. Throughout the course of her education, Christine has received a Masters of Business Administration and Management from RMIT University, along with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Business/Management from RMIT University. For more information, please visit www.cyberscience.com.

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Andre P. Steynberg Technical Advisor of Intellectual Property Sasol Technology RANDBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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ndre P. Steynberg is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a result of his role as Technical Advisor of Intellectual Property with Sasol Technology.

Sasol Technology is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 34 000 people working in 38 countries. They develop and commercialize technologies, and help build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. With over 30 years of experience at Sasol, Andre specializes in synthetic fuels, licensing, overseeing design information for projects, strategic planning, process development, gas-to-liquids technology, technology management, fluid bed reactor design, and more. He holds 21 European patents and is a member of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers. Andre is dedicated to developing God-given talents and using them to make a positive difference. One of the most rewarding achievements throughout

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his career has been the provision of the key process technology elements for the ORYX GTL plant in Qatar. In addition, Andre is a two-time recipient of the SAIChE Gold Medal Award for Chemical Engineering Achievement, and in his spare time, enjoys swimming and vacationing at the Mabula Game Lodge. He belongs to a Masters Swimming Club, where he unwinds at a game reserve once a year to rekindle his appreciation for nature. Furthermore, Andre says the secret to his success is the tenacity in working towards agreed goals, the continuous search for the fundamental understanding of processes and their constraints, his passion for technological development, visualization, and prayer. Andre has earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natale, a BCom degree in Commerce, and an LL.B degree from the University of South Africa. He is currently completing a Doctorate program at the University of Cape Town. For more information, please visit www.sasol.com.

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Dr. Alistair R. McCracken Principal Scientific Officer Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

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r. Alistair R. McCracken is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Agriculture as a result of his role Principal Scientific Officer with Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute is a leading provider of scientific research and services to government, non-governmental and commercial organizations. With its unique breadth of facilities and scientific capability in agriculture, animal health, food, environment, biosciences and economics, AFBI conducts a wide range of valuable projects for both the public and private sectors.

With over thirty years of experience in willow and poplar growing as a plant pathologist, Dr. McCracken specializes in bioremediation renewable heat, water treatment and plant health. He has been noted as the editor of the publication, Rust Diseases of Willow and Poplar, and is affiliated with the Association of Applied Biology- Editorial Board, the Society of Biolog, and the British Society of Plant Pathology. Throughout his educational career, Dr. McCracken has earned his Ph.D. from Queens University of Belfast, and his B.S. from the University of Strathclyde. For more information, please visit www.afbini.gov.uk.

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Lisamarie Virola-Banko Senior Account Executive Presidio Networked Solutions CARTERET, NJ

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isamarie Virola-Banko is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Telecommunications as a result of her role as a Senior Account Executive with Presidio Networked Solutions. In her current position, Lisamarie specializes in business to business sales of Data, Video, Voice, and Managed Services products. With over fifteen years of Telecommunication experience, Lisamarie works in the areas of Mentoring; Consultative Selling; Innovation; Integration; User Experience; VMware; Video; Wireless; Conferencing Solutions; Emerging Markets; Image Consulting; Event Planning; Sales; Marketing; and Image Consulting. Aside from her work with Presidio Networked Solutions, Lisamarie is a Professional Image Consultant, focusing on corporate sales and entertainment industry coaching and mentorship. She assists in attaining authenticity, self-confidence and credibility through one-on-one assessment methods. In this role, she works with professional entertainers,

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singers, actors, and dancers who are keen to develop their business skills, etiquette, and work style. Lisamarie has keen insights into the entertainment industry as a result of working as a professional entertainer for over twenty years. She received a pre-nomination for a Grammy Award (The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.) in twelve categories as vocal duo/group called Sorella with her sister Carla Virola for the Album, Symmetry in Motion in 1995. Throughout her educational career, Lisamarie attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy; New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is currently a member of the Association of Image Consultants International and has served on the Board of the New York Tri-State Chapter for over six years. In addition, Lisamarie is a proud and active Board member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary, a cause close to her heart as her father was a WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient. For more information, please visit www.presidio.com.

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Dr. Jay Lyman Bishop Scientist (Retired) Western Consultants and Bishop Mfg. Co. BOUNTIFUL, UT

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r. Jay Lyman Bishop is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional from over 60 Years of Scientific Research. Currently retired, Dr. Bishop served previously as a Scientist with Western Consultants and Bishop Mfg Co and as an Expert Scientific Witness in Courts and Government Hearings. Growing up, Dr. Jay Lyman Bishop found science and mathematics to be of most interest to him, leading him to pursue a career in the sciences. Through his illustrious 63-year career, Dr. Bishop Developed new Cures for Cancer and other Human and Animal Illnesses, and wrote Computer Programs for many Scientific Processes. Although retired, Dr. Bishop currently works with his friend, Tom Rodgers, to reach out to all State Governors, in Utah it is Governor Gary Richard Herbert, to demand that HUD-built houses receive no occupation permit until they are made safe, according to all rules for other designs, that don't produce toxins like Carbon Monoxide and Formaldehyde. He hand-wired 3 refineries by US Standard Specs. He produced 99.95% pure gold, silver, mercury, and platinumgroup metals, for silver, that's over $20,000 worth of silver bars of 9995 purity per month by electrolysis for over two years. He served as a U.S. Army PhD Chemical Engineer, including 16 years at the Tooele Army Depot, Utah, with the task to help bring all U.S. Military bases into EPA compliance for solid and hazardous waste, and clean air and water. That goal was attained. While serving at Tooele, he invented a Raman spectral instrument to assay purity and identity of65 poisonous munition ingredients, from l5-feet away through their glass containers without opening them. In addition, Dr. Bishop

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has been a High Priest in the Mormon Church for 35 years. He attained much of his professional drive by working with his father at a young age making and installing furnaces and air conditioners. He is the eldest of 10 children of Marvin and Klar Lyman Bishop. All l O of them worked in their Grandfather George's tin-shop in their time. They sometimes worked an extra evening shift, making furnaces or coolers for poor families, cost free. As a U of U student, at initially 42 cents/hour, he corrected Math Dept student papers, taught Chemistry, Physics, Math and Chemical Engineering to other students while taking his own classes, and attaining Two¬-year Letterman status with the Wrestling Team, earned all requirements for a BS degree in Chemistry and a BS degree in Mathematics and was working on his PhD in Chemistry while only age 20. Member, American Men and Women of Science, many Who’s Who organizations, & Utah Professional Genealogists. He was VP of the Utah Welch Society, and of the Utah Ceramics Society. He was President and Co-founder in the year 2000 of the Amasa Mason Lyman Educational and Historical Society, now celebrating 200th Birthday Anniversary of AML, his 2nd Great Grandfather, on 30 March 2013. Dr. Bishop has written correspondence in about 30 languages to obtain vital record certificates of his client's ancestors, which service the client must pay for, but he translates them back into the language of each client as a favor. Dr. Bishop, both of his parents and a sister Marva have all been members of the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir, with which he sang bass. He is able to sing the bass line at a full octave below the written bass, but is also able to sing most tenor, soprano and alto lines as well. He has been a Church Organist for over 60 years.

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Erle Miles, Sr. President Testing Services, Inc. DALTON, GA

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rle Miles, Sr. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Carpet Industry as a result of his role as President of Testing Services, Inc.

Testing Services, Inc. (TSI) formerly Certified Testing Laboratories, was originally established in 1970, as one of the first independent testing laboratories in Dalton Georgia, the “Carpet Capital of the World”. The company now contains some of the most advanced and up to date testing equipment in the carpet industry and has introduced specialized testing procedures that assure the customer of a complete analysis transcript. Additionally, Testing Services, Inc. offers test for most approved federal certifications and requirements of the FAA, FHA/HUD, Department of Interior, Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation.

In his current position as President, Erle specializes in comprehensive testing of carpets, synthetic turf, and textiles for all manufacturers, interior designers, consumers, specifies, architects, builders, and facility managers on local, state and federal levels. In addition, Erle works closely with client services, and has served as a public speaker for AIA and NEPA Fire Conventions. Throughout his educational career, Erle earned his AB from Presbyterian College as well as his LLB from Atlanta Law School. He has served as a Board Member of Synthetic Turf Council, ASTM, and NFPA. He is currently a member of ASTM, NFPA, and is a past board member of The Synthetic Turf Council. For more information, please visit www.tsiofdalton.com.

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John Ragsdale CIO BerylHealth KELLER, TX

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ohn Ragsdale is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Healthcare as a result of his role as CIO of BerylHealth. In his current role as CIO, John Ragsdale is responsible for the strategic information technology direction and the overall technology operations and infrastructure for BerylHealth (www.berylhealth.com), a patient experience services company in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. He is currently leading the transformation and rearchitecture of all core business systems to the Salesforce.com cloud platform. John is an IT Executive with over 19 years’ experience in providing leadership, vision, strategic planning, and project management for IT organizations in world-class companies. Before joining BerylHealth, John was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), the largest department in Louisiana. In addition to his role with DHH, John served as the Statewide HIT Coordinator for all Louisiana ARRA HITECH initiatives

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from 2009-2010. He oversaw the implementation and operation of the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) and the Louisiana Health Information Technology (LHIT) Resource Center, the federal HITECH Regional Extension Center for Louisiana. As a Director of IT Operations, he also built and led the IT department for MCIC Vermont, the medical malpractice insurance company for Johns Hopkins Health System, Yale-New Haven Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. As a consultant, John has also provided senior project leadership and strategy for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and CGI Consulting Group as the Director of Applications for Humana Specialty Benefits, near Charlotte, NC. Lastly, using his BS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, John improved processes and systems for companies such as Lockheed-Martin and Bellsouth while a consultant for Andersen Consulting.

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Leonard Hui Vice President, Business Development & Marketing Absolute Trac ONTARIO, CANADA

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eonard Hui is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Outstanding Professional in the field of Telematic Tracking as a result of his role as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing with Absolute Trac. Absolute Trac uses advanced M2M technologies to create custom solutions that fit your operations, and was founded in 2008 to provide customized telematics solutions to the helicopter and natural resource markets using radio and satellite technologies available at that time. Their mission has expanded to include the development and implementation of multi-nodal communications platforms integrating radio, cellular, wireless and satellite communications to deliver reliable, user-friendly, real time information web-based solutions which are both hardware agnostic and scaleable. Their hardware and software solutions currently deliver

safety and productivity improvements within the transportation, aviation, natural resource and agriculture markets. In his current position, Leonard specializes in safety solutions, equipment diagnostics, liquid/volume/measure, control access and security, vehicle tracking, telecommunications, and business development. He is also responsible for corporate communication and branding, emerging markets, strategic partnerships, distribution, and re-seller agreements. Additionally, Leonard is a big public speaker and travels to many places in order to speak at various events and conferences. Outside of the office, he enjoys snowboarding and traveling, and his favorite vacation destination is Asia. Leonard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. For more information, please visit www.absolutetrac.com

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Mia Vetter Senior Director Gensuite, LLC CINCINNATI, OH

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ia Vetter is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology as a result of her role as Senior Director with Gensuite, LLC. In her current position, Mia is responsible for Marketing and Developing Prospective Subscribers; Compliance; Process Improvement; Project Management; Customer Service;

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Program Management; Project Planning; Data Analysis; Team Leadership; Proposal Writing; Strategic Planning; as well as Team Building. Mia earned her BBA in Information Systems and Computer Science from Xavier University and also holds an MSIS in Information Systems from Northern Kentucky University. For more information, please visit www.gensuitellc.com.

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Patricia M. Schram, BA, MLS, PMD, CSDP Information Technology Project and Program Management Consultant BETHESDA, MD

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atricia M. Schram, B.A., M.L.S., PMD, CSDP is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology as a result of her role as an Information Technology Project and Program Management Consultant.

In her current position, Patricia specializes in program management and consulting with a main focus on information technology software, systems engineering, program management, technical writing, and more. She works within all aspects of information systems and engineering organizations, and provides systems for large federal and commercial programs. Patricia applies technical delivery

leadership including determining appropriate methodologies, directing development, and assessing risks and results, and says she became involved with Information Technology because it combines technology with content in order to deliver information to people. Furthermore, she is a certified Project Management Professional, and a certified Software Development Professional. She is a member of the Project Management Institute, and involved with the associations IEEE and INCOSE. Patricia earned an M.L.S. (Master of Library Science) from the University of Maryland Library and Information Science, Computer Systems; BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Miami.

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Salim Ziade General Manager, Middle East Region Hewlett Packard DUBAI, UAE

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alim Ziade is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology as a result of his role as General Manager, Middle East Region with Hewlett Packard. In his current position, Salim is responsible for managing 11 countries and specializes in Sales and Product Strategy;

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Technology Partnerships; Information Technology and Customer Experience. Prior to his role as General Manager, Salim was the Channel Sales Director for Consumer and Commercial Products for HP Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, and has over 14 years experience in the IT industry and HP itself. For more information, please visit www.hp.com.

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Robert Warren Certification Administrator Electronics Technician Association (ETA) UPPER MARLBORO, MD

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obert Warren is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Electronics as a result of his role as a Certification Administrator with the Electronics Technician Association (ETA). Founded in 1978 by electronics technicians, ETA International is a not-for-profit 501(c) 6, worldwide association whose mission is to represent and support the technical professional. ETA aligns with international standards, vocational and education curriculums, and businesses’ resource initiatives through certification programs, conferences, speaking engagements, and book and journal publications. Robert served in the US Navy for 14 Years, and following that, took a position as an Electronics Mechanic with the Metro- Transit Authority, where he stayed for 22 years. In his current position as Master Electronics Technician,

Robert recognizes the need to verify that fellow electronics technicians have had sufficient training in industry standards including troubleshooting techniques, knowledge of test equipment, and installation procedures. Robert has over two decades of experience in the electronics industry and presently specializes in supporting technical professionals through vocational and educational curriculums. In his spare time, Robert enjoys going to the beach, fishing, crabbing, and spending time with his family. He has eight children ranging in age from 41 to 54, and nine grandchildren ranging from age 3 to 14. In addition, Robert is also involved with his local Catholic church. Throughout his educational career, Robert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Technology from Belford University and obtained a Professional Certificate in Project Management from Ashworth College. For more information, please visit www.eta-i.org.

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Peggy W. Vannucci President and Consultant SAP Technology Group CORDOVA, TN

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eggy W. Vannucci is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Information Technology as a result of her role as President and Consultant with SAP Technology Group.

SAP Technology Group specializes in SAP consulting for human resource management. As President and Consultant, Peggy is responsible for the oversight of daily operations. She also helps with human resource management, SAP consulting, as well as payroll, problem solving, business analysis and more.

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Peggy is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, the American Payroll Association, and is charitable towards St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and seeing Broadway shows. Looking into the future, Peggy hopes to continue to obtain clients and provide them with excellent service she has been providing with the company since 2005. Throughout the course of her educational career, Peggy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Memphis.

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Sherry Carlson Resource Soil Scientist USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service TIFTON, GA

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herry Carlson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Scientific Research. Sherry is a Resource Soil Scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. As a Resource Soil Scientist, Sherry’s responsibilities include technical soil services such as wetland determinations for USDA program participants and the dissemination of soil survey maps and land-use interpretations to employees, partners, and the general public. In addition, she works cooperatively with conservation partners on projects and events, such as the Sunbelt Ag Expo, the Conservation Production Systems Training Conference, the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop, and the Georgia Envirothon. Sherry is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of soil properties, soil classification, and soil interpretations, as

well as wetland delineations. In addition, she provides training and technical assistance to NRCS employees, cooperators, professionals, educators, and the general public on soil resources, their limitations, and their suitabilities, primarily with regards to land use management and conservation of natural resources. In addition to her role with the USDA, Sherry is also a member of many esteemed professional and service organizations, including the Soil Science Society of Georgia, Association of Women Soil Scientists, National and Georgia Chapters of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance, Georgia Master 4-H Club, UGA Ag Alumni Association, the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop Board of Directors, and the Georgia Envirothon Council. Sherry received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Soil Science from the University of Georgia.

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Toni L. Eilerts Senior Staff Geologist Range Resources KELLER, TX

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oni L. Eilerts is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Geology as a result of her role as Senior Staff Geologist with Range Resources.

Range Resources Corporation is among the leading independent natural gas companies operating in the United States through subsidiaries in both the Southwestern and Appalachian regions of the country. The Company pursues an organic growth strategy at low finding costs by exploiting a multi-decade inventory of drilling opportunities. A large portion of the Company’s drilling inventory consists of unconventional resource plays targeting shale and coal bed methane natural gas reservoirs. In her current position as Senior Staff Geologist, Toni specializes in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, such

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as geology and earth science. She oversees oil and gas production primarily in the Appalachian and Southwestern regions of the country. Toni has also served as a mentor to younger geologists and industry professionals for over twenty five years, and has held leadership roles in various organizations throughout her educational and professional career. In addition, Toni is affiliated with AAPG, SEG, SPE, SPWLA, and the National Association of Professional Women. Outside of work, Toni enjoys music, exploring geological and historical areas of interest, gardening, and exercising. She holds a Master of Arts in Planetary Sciences from Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Kansas. To learn more, please visit www.rangeresources.com

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Steve Skinner Infrastructure Network Architect Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas TOPEKA, KS

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teve Skinner is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Insurance and IT Networking as a result of his role as an Infrastructure Network Architect with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. From its earliest days in 1942 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas first opened its doors with just three employees and eight members; it has now grown into a company that now serves approximately 880,000 Kansans who carry a Blue Cross and Blue Shield identification card. Each day, the company’s 1,450 employees strive to maintain the long-standing tradition of trust the company has developed with its customers. Mr. Skinner began working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas in 1974 as a Computer Operator. In 1988, he moved into Technical Services and Storage Management. A short time after, he made his way into Network Services and has been there ever since to his current position, as an Infrastructure Network Architect. He specializes in aligning IT with business, managing client cost, future direction and strategy, project management, troubleshooting, and more. Steve states the secret to his success is taking pride in his work, and being able to adapt to change along with being open to the ideas of others when it comes time to figuring out the best and appropriate approach to a problem or task at hand. He is self-motivated with a desire to exceed the expectations of those that assign work to him. He is also someone who is willing to help anybody when asked. Furthermore, Steve says writing is a strong point for him, and that he tends to be a perfectionist within certain aspects of his work, especially as it relates to writing strategies, recommendations, procedures, or white papers. Steve is currently focused more on new technology and its capabilities and thinking outside the box to help match the business requirements of the organization with the technical capabilities available to support those requirements. Some of the highlights of Steve’s career were that he designed, recommended, and installed the first Local Area Network (Token Ring) at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas with the participation of an excellent team of resources in 1991. Since then he has played a major role in the planning and design of network upgrades to include migrating from

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Token Ring to 10/100Mbps ethernet, to Gigabit ethernet, and recently to 10 gigabit ethernet capabilities. He is very proud of the dependability, reliability, and performance of our network environment over the years. There have been very few problems and very little downtime associated with the network during his time in this job that was caused by himself or any of his co-workers. It has been a very stable environment! In many ways the stability of the environment can also be attributed to the design work he did related to providing redundant network paths so that if one path fails, there is alternate path that is switched to automatically with virtually no down time to the user community. Steve is also a certified Network Instruments Administrator, ITIL V2 and V3 foundations certified, Network Specialist from NAI University, an Aruba Certified Mobility Associate, and was at one time certified as a Cisco CCNP in Routing and Switching. Steve is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society. In addition to the Continental Who’s Who, Steve can also be found on LinkedIN and Facebook social networks. In addition, Steve is very passionate about roller skating, and used to skate as many as 40 hours a week. He worked on and off at a skating rink for nearly 40 years. He loves working with children, and follows local ice hockey, football, and basketball teams. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family. He is extremely family-oriented and has two daughters, one son, three grandchildren, and most recently, one great grandchild, which brings him constant joy and happiness. During the 1969-1971 school years, Steve attended Kaw Area Vocational Technical School and completed the available courses for the use and programming of Unit Record Equipment, as well as, the COBOL and Fortran Computer Programming Languages. The remainder of his education is based on training opportunities offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and On-the-Job experience. Additionally, Mr. Skinner received training in his field of expertise during the 9 years he served with the Kansas Air National Guard. For more information, please visit www.bcbsks.com.

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Ginny Shaw Account Manager Cherry Creek Insurance Group Leonora Shaw-Mason Doctor/Co-Owner A First Class Limousine & Sedan Svc/University Health Systems Dr. Todd D. Shenkenberg Medical Oncologist Valley Cancer Associates Mary Beth Shields Owner Simply Perfect Margarita S. Sicher Director of Revenue Management Trump National Doral Carmen E. Sierra Assistant Director of Student Services Columbia University Medical Center Jenny R. Sigler Office Manager Brunner OB/GYN Marcos Silva Pre-Production Quality Superintendent General Motors Sharon J. Simandl Director of Finance/Controller of Global Information Systems and Process Innovation Dresser-Rand April R. Simanoff Life Tribute Specialist Everlasting Tributes Igor Simões Director of International Clients Clarke, Modet and Co. Alaina Simone Director Merton Simpson Gallery Mary B. Sinclair Author (Retired Civil Servant)

Barbara Singer Executive Director and Geriatric Care Manager Senior Care Management

Aaron Alexander Spann Marketing Manager of Video Productions Darbee Vision Inc.

Susan M. Stevens Director In-Flight Services in Philadelphia US Airways

Vela Sivasankaran Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Verizon

Melissa H. Spencer Owner Abeille Jewelry

Priscilla Mabie Stewart Professor State College of Florida, Manatee

Shauna W. Sloan Owner/ Franchise Founder Kid To Kid

Sonia Spirling Vice President of Investment Product Management F-Squared Investments

Clive Smith Regional Quality Director Bosal International North America

Cheryl L. Spinieo Global Customer Service Manager Tinius Olsen TMC

Kathleen R. Smith Financial Program Analyst Combat Training Center Directorate

Mary Elizabeth Spreitzer Writer; Author

Barbara Stowell Financial Advisor LPL Financial

Richard G. Stack Senior Attorney Brager Tax Law Group

Linda G. Strappazon Owner Charlin's Book Nook LLC

Karen W. Stadler Director of Imaging Services Danville Regional Medical Center

Hon. Charles B. Stratford Judicial Referee (retired) Los Angeles Superior Court

Rhonda L. Smith Regional Sales Executive Valet Waste Alexis S. Smith Information Technology Manager Opelika Power Services Kathy Smith Vice President Purchasing & Distribution Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Clive Smith Regional Quality Director Bosal International North America Kathleen R. Smith Financial Program Analyst Combat Training Center Directorate Jim Soda Listing Agent Keller Williams Realty/ Jim Soda Group Lori L. Solay Owner/CEO Solay Creative/Pawdersosa Pet Joanne R. Sonsire Professional Artist Oct Studio

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Mary Stanton Creative Director/Proprietor Stanton Interiors Susan Marie D. Stanton School Social Worker Mount Vernon Board of Education Donna Starkes Deputy Fire Marshal Clark County Fire Department Rosemarie Christina Steeb CPA/Owner Rosemarie C. Steeb CPA Claudia A. Steeb Managing Director Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF, LP) Renee R. Steffan Former National AP Manager Pentair W. Michael Stemmans Attorney/ Partner Stemmans and Alley, PLLC

Kristin Stewart Regional Sales Manager Pro Act John Stokes Endocrinologist Christie Clinic

Sandra J. Street Owner Body, Mind and Spirit Judith V. Stropus Owner JVS Enterprises Melissa J. Sullam Owner Investor Transition MGT Group Karen Deborah Sutter Administrative Assistant University of Kansas Hospital Authority Kay Sutter Senior Product Manager IHS Global Inc. Linda Swift Owner; Member Swift Print Solutions, LLC Grace Szczerbowski General Practitioner Grace Szczerbowski, MD.

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CWW Member Profiles Energy / Utilities

Dennis R. Willard Owner Surface Well Control, LLC TYLER, TX

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ennis R. Willard is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil and Gas industry. Dennis is the Owner of Surface Well Control, LLC.

created Surface Well Control, LLC in 2007. The company provides products including multi-bowl systems, torque and test units, as well as electrical and air portable torque units. Surface Well Control, LLC also offers tubing spools, hangers, adapters and casing heads as well as casing spools.

Surface Well Control, LLC focuses on the oil and gas operators in East Texas. With their ability to react, respond, and provide dependable customer service, customer service has quickly become their platform for excellence. With a simple approach and a “Back-to-Basics” reputation created value, therefore resulting in market share gain and a growing customer base.

A self-admitted workaholic, Dennis focuses on all aspects of oil and gas, offshore drilling, natural gas, risk assessment, safety management, instrumentation, and supervisory skills. In his spare time, he enjoys building things and spending time with his wife, Karen, three children, and four grandchildren.

With over thirty years of experience in the field, Dennis

Throughout his educational career, Dennis studied Marketing and Business at the University of Wisconsin. To learn more, please visit www.surfacewellcontrol.com

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Eldon J. Brunner Nuclear Engineer (retired) REDDICK, IL

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ldon J. Brunner is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Nuclear Power and Engineering as a result of his role as a Nuclear Engineer (retired).

Eldon specialized in all aspects of nuclear power and engineering such as the development of flight simulators used for pilot training. He started as a flight instructor and charter pilot and then became a Research Assistant for the U.S. Army. With that position, Eldon worked hard to develop flight training methods for reducing airplane and helicopter training time. He then gained a position as Supervisor/ Manager of the Aircraft Nuclear Power facility where he supervised, oversaw, and managed all general operations.

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Upon holding several positions within the engineering field, Eldon’s most recent position was Branch Chief for AEC (later became Nuclear Regulatory Commission), in which he was in charge of utility inspections of the testing of 1000 MW Power reactors. Later on, he was placed in charge as the Project Branch Chief of all Power Reactors in Region 1 from 1972 – 1983, retiring in 1983. In addition, Eldon is the author of a B-58 pilot and navigation flights simulation design specifications manual. He was a member of the American Nuclear Society and holds a Master's degree from the University of Illinois.

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Jean Boozy Senior Human Resources Consultant Orlando Utilities Commission ORLANDO, FL

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ean Boozy is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Utilities and Human Resources as a result of her role as Senior Human Resources Consultant with the Orlando Utilities Commission. The Orlando Utilities Commission serves as a community backbone, serving residential and commercial customers with dependable, low-cost electric and water services. In order to keep up with the city’s growth, OUC has built and expanded four power plants and eight water plants over the years, all financed with bonds covered by its own revenues. At the same time, OUC has consistently maintained double-A bond ratings, among the best given by analysts. OUC is a municipal utility owned by the citizens of Orlando. It provides electricity and water services to customers in Orlando, St. Cloud, and parts of Orange and Osceola counties. Jean has over twenty years of successful experience in human resources. In her current position, Jean works hard to provide water and electric services to the city of Orlando, and specializes in staffing, recruiting, hiring, supervising, marketing, advertising, business development, payroll and more. She is affiliated with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM); American Cancer Society; Toastmasters International (TM); Florida Association of Professionals in

Human Resources (FPHRA); and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Additionally, Jean acts as the Team Captain for Juvenile Diabetes, and is also a participant in fundraising for the American Heart Association, as well as volunteering for Supervisor of Elections office, and also conducts mock interviews for students at the University of Central Florida and Central Florida Employment Council as a resume coach. In her spare time, Jean enjoys interior decorating, gardening, dancing, watching movies, public speaking, and community volunteering. Due to her professional successes, she has been the recipient of multiple honors and awards throughout her career. Jean was honored first secretary of the club and an award for Best Evaluator in Humorous Speaker Contest with the OUC Toastmasters, along with numerous Table Topic Speaker certifications. Furthermore, Jean was awarded the “Silver Snoopy” (highest award to be received) for outstanding launch support of the Shuttle from NASA. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College at Winter Park, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. For more information, please visit www.ouc.com

Energy / Utilities

Yann Elbaz Broker Vitol SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM

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ann Elbaz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil Industry as a result of his role as a Broker with Vitol.

resources from where supply is abundant to where demand is great. Vitol forges connections and helps make things happen and markets work more efficiently.

The Vitol Group exists to help meet the energy needs of a rapidly changing world. As one of the world’s largest independent energy trading companies, Vitol finds, extracts, trades, refines, stores and transports materials and

For more information please visit www.vitol.com.

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In his current position, Yann specializes in Oil Trading and Natural Resources.

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CWW Member Profiles Energy / Utilities

Wladimir Noriega General Auditor CITGO Petroleum HOUSTON, TX

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ladimir Noriega is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil and Energy Industry as a result of his role as a General Auditor with CITGO Petroleum. CITGO is a United States–incorporated, Venezuela-owned refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of Venezuela. The company has its headquarters in the Energy Corridor area of Houston, Texas. Throughout his work with CITGO, Wladimir has brought over 30 years of Auditing experience to his endeavors with the company. He currently specializes in Evaluating Operating, Administrative and Financial Controls as well as Testing the Adequacy of Operating and Accounting Systems. He is

presently a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA); MBA Association; National Society of Accountants; and the Institute of Internal Controls. Prior to joining CITGO, Wladimir began his career with the Comptroller General's Office in Caracas, Venezuela. He later joined PDVSA affiliate Maraven serving as financial administrative auditor, internal audit supervisor and internal audit manager. He also served PDVSA affiliate Bariven as financial administrative resident auditor and held the position of international business audit manager for PDVSA until joining CITGO in 2003. Throughout his educational career, Wladimir earned his MBA in Accounting as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business from Emporia State University. In addition, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Oriente and is certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors. For more information, please visit www.citgo.com.

Mining

Mark S. Biggs Principal Geologist ROM Resources Pty. Ltd TAIGUM, QLD, AUSTRALIA

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ark S. Biggs is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mining as a result of his role as a Principal Geologist with ROM Resources Pty. Ltd. With over 32 years of professional experience, Mark specializes in Industrial Mineral and Coal Exploration and Mine Evaluation throughout Australia. He is a Competent Person as defined by the 20102 JORC Code (for the reporting of Australian Mineral Resources and Reserves) and has extensive experience in open cut and underground geophysical techniques, coal quality, geotechnical and structural modelling, scheduling for coal, and managing teams of geologists and other mining professionals. Mark has spent over 22 years working at coal mine sites, where

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apart from his geological roles, he headed a team of people involved in short to medium term scheduling of overburden, coal uncovery and coal quality predictions. Throughout his impressive educational career, Mark earned a Master's Degree in Geology and Earth Science as well as a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science, both from Queensland University of Technology. He is presently a member of the Geological Society of Australia; Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; and The Bowen Basin Coal Geologist Group. From 2008 he has also lectured in coal geology and exploration, in an honory capacity, at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Central Queensland. To learn more, please contact admin@romresources.com.au.

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ENERGY STAR LOW CARBON IT CHAMPION: The AT&T Energy Team OCCUPATION: Driving energy efficiency across AT&T’s operations SAVES ENERGY BY: Deploying power management software to power down over 166,000 retail and non-retail computers at night. SAVINGS: Estimated annual savings of over 42 million kWh ($4 million) – equivalent to the electricity use of over 3,200 US homes a year. CARBON REDUCED: Over 29,000 metric tons of C02 annually – equivalent to over 3.2 million gallons of gasoline consumed. NEXT GOAL: Using our great view from the roof to spot more energy efficiency opportunities.

JOIN THE AT&T ENERGY TEAM AND BECOME A LOW CARBON IT CHAMPION AT&T is cutting costs in one of the fastest growing energy uses in the country – information technology. To learn more about what you can do, visit www.energystar.gov/lowcarbonit.

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CWW Member Profiles Mining

Gonzalo Rios Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Aura Minerals, Inc. VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

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onzalo Rios is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mining as a result of his role as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility with Aura Minerals, Inc. Aura Minerals Inc. is focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s portfolio includes the San Andres Gold Mine in Honduras, the Sao Francisco and Sao Vicente gold mines in Brazil, the copper-gold-silver Aranzazu Project in Mexico, and the feasibility-stage copper-gold-iron ore Serrote da Laje Project in Brazil. Aura Minerals’ shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ORA. Throughout his career, Gonzalo has worked at operations and projects in South and Central America, he possess over 18 years of experience in the extractive industry, which includes a very unique and broad range of roles and responsibilities as an environmental engineer and executive level CSR professional. He has direct experience in working in Latin American countries as well as remote management

of environmental, health and safety and sustainability related aspects of Latin based operations. His spectrum of CSR and sustainability experience includes (but is not limited to) stakeholder engagement, community development, environmental and health & safety management, social and environmental impact assessments, as well as the associated monitoring and reporting in these areas. Before joining Aura Minerals he held the position of Director, Environmental Affairs at Pan American Silver Corp. In addition, Gonzalo led AMEC’s earth and environmental division and held the position of Safety, Health and Environment Manager for the Mining and Metals Division in Chile. Gonzalo earned his BS in Chemistry from University of Toronto and earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Conception University. Furthermore, Gonzalo holds a Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the University of Santiago as well as an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chile. For more information, please visit www.auraminerals.com.

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Johan Ferreira Senior Vice President Anglo Group Ashanti KLERKSDORP, SOUTH AFRICA

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ohan Ferreira is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Mining and Metals as a result of his role as Senior Vice President with Anglo Group Ashanti. Anglo Group Ashanti is one of the world’s foremost gold exploration, mining and marketing companies. The company holds a portfolio of operations and projects on four continents, and has a worldwide exploration program. They create value for their shareholders, employees, business and social partners through safely and responsibly exploring, mining and marketing their products. The company’s primary focus is gold, and they will pursue value

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creating opportunities in other minerals where they can leverage their existing assets, skills and experience to enhance the delivery of value to their clients. As Senior Vice President, Johan specializes in mining, strategy, technology, and keeping mines healthy and effective. In addition, he is the President of Mine Managers of South Africa, and is a member of both the Engineering Council of South Africa and the Mining International Association. He has received several diplomas and certifications throughout his career as well. Johan has earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. For more information, please visit www.anglogold.com.

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Dr. John M. Fossey, DèsL Archeologist Montreal Museum of Fine Arts MONTREAL, QC, CANADA

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r. John M. Fossey, DèsL is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Archaeology as a result of his work over the last 14 years with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and for 31 years before that with McGill University.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has one of the highest attendance rates among Canadian museums. Every year, close to 770,000 people visit its unique encyclopedic collection (free of charge) and its original temporary exhibitions, which combine artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, film, fashion, design) with art historical content (World Culturesx, including Mediterranean Archaeology, PreColumbian Art and Asiatic Art, Old Masters, Prints and Drawings, Modern Art, Canadian and Contemporary Art as well as Decorative Arts and Design) and feature innovative exhibition designs. It conceives, produces and circulates many of its exhibitions across Europe and North America. It is also one of Canada's leading publishers of art books in English and French, which are distributed worldwide. Over

100,000 families and schoolchildren take part in its educational, cultural and community-oriented programs each year. In his current position with the museum, as during his years at McGill, Dr. Fossey specializes in Greek Archaeology, Epigraphy and Topography. He has written nine books on the archaeology, history, topography and epigraphy of Central Greece, and has edited many more such as The Greek Diaspora: From Antiquity to Modern Times, and has authored about 100 scholarly articles. Dr. Fossey is presently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London; and Corresponding Fellow of the German Archaeological Institute. He was founding President of the Canadian Institute in Greece. Dr. Fossey earned his DèsL (Docteur ès lettres) from Université Lyon II, France and holds an Hons B.A. from the University of Birmingham, UK. For more information, please visit www.mbam.qc.ca.

Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Carol Ann Tarter Petersen Owner and Independent Consultant CATP Enterprises Inc. George R. Taylor Professor/Chair of Special Education Coppin State University Linda S. Taylor Chief Operations Officer Risk Solutions, Inc. William P. Te Winkle Attorney; Managing Partner Rohde Dales, LLP Jim Tennant Area Superintendent Keyera

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Karen L. Tenney Author FSM, LLC Shirley G. Thompson Nurse (Retired) Carolinas Healthcare System Richard Irvin Thompson Band Leader/Entertainer Richard Thompson Jazz Combo Myreene Tobin Owner Masterkey Business Associates Julia M. Toro Owner, Attorney at Law Julia M. Toro Law Firm PLLC Liz Tortolani Massage Therapist Live Well NYC

Jacquiline S. Touba Founder World Awareness Children’s Museum Ahati N.N. Toure Associate Professor of Africana History and Africana Studies Delaware State University Allan E. Trimble CEO (Retired Educator) LERN Linda Rodeheaver Troutman Benefits Administrator Coastal Regional Village Fund Julie Lynn Try Chief Executive Officer JL Digital Marketing

William G. Uthe Senior Advisor H&R Block Carlos Valdez Realtor McMillin Realty, Inc. William A. Valentine General Manager After Ours Entertainment Whitney Valentine Owner/Designer A’Reve Event Planning Stephanie Lynn Valitutti Entrepreneur/ Technical Writer/ Project Manager Allen Van Registered Practical Nurse Humber River Hospital

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hile running a small business and being your own boss can be satisfying indeed, it can also be tricky come tax time. To ensure that you keep more money in your pocket than the government’s, check out the following tax tips:

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Deduct everything.

The IRS has given dozens of concessions to small business owners, but many don’t take full advantage of all that they can claim. For instance, if there’s a space in your home dedicated exclusively for business, you can deduct some of your housing costs. For a 2013 return, you can claim $5 per sq. ft. of your office up to 300 sq. ft. Additionally, you can also deduct monthly Internet charges, electricity, gas and phone (cell or land line) expenses. Mileage is often another overlooked expense. You can deduct the miles you drive for business, such as client meetings or picking up supplies. Every trip counts, even the short ones, so it pays to keep track of your mileage. Small businesses are allotted 56 cents for each mile travelled. Other deductions you might be eligible for as a small business owner include travel expenses like tolls and parking, 50 percent of meals with clients, as well as supplies, and furniture for your office.

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2Use the right business structure.

There are various ways to structure a small business, and how you do so will dictate how much or how little you pay in taxes. Most small businesses choose to operate as a sole proprietor, limited liability company, or corporation. A tax specialist or accountant can advise you as to which structure is best for your business, but as a rule of thumb, if your business generates more than $50,000 in profit, you save taxes by incorporating.

The IRS has given dozens of concessions to small business owners, but many don’t take full advantage of all that they can claim.

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File on time.

Many small business owners end up paying more than is necessary because they file late, resulting in the IRS charging interest, late fees, and penalty fees. Missing deadlines in any circumstance is inexcusable (be it for a customer or a government agency) and is likely due to an owner being disorganized and more focused on their customers than their books.

To this end, many business owners are using technology to their advantage and using cloud-based systems like FreshBooks (www.freshbooks.com), which makes it easy to stay on top of accounting tasks like invoicing and expense tracking. Such systems also allow the owner to send their accountant all the reports and information they need with the click of a mouse. ■

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CWW Member Profiles Aviation

Susan Prall Owner Franklin Engine Company JEWETT, TX

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usan Prall is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Aviation. Susan is the Owner of the Franklin Engine Company. Susan began her journey more than twenty years ago working alongside of one of the original forefathers of Franklin, George Heinley. After he passed away, she refused to let the engine die. She began to use her knowledge and resources to grow and expand her own business and Franklin Engine Company was born.

As Owner, Susan’s expertise is in the building and repairing of Franklin aircraft engines, aircraft maintenance, commercial aviation, and operations management. She is extremely proud of the Franklin Engine, its solid reputation, and the personal relationships the company has built with each customer we have made throughout the years. Susan is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), along with close ties with aviation schools and museums around the United States. For more information, please visit www.franklinparts.com

Transportation

Mario Aubin Base Manager Air Inuit PUVIRNITUQ, QC, CANADA

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ario Aubin is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Transportation as a result of his role as a Base Manager with Air Inuit, a company providing essential scheduled, charter, cargo and emergency transportation for the region, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hudson Bay Company. In addition, Mario holds vast experience in Arctic Survival and dedicates his time and expertise to training Arctic Rangers. Prior to joining Air Inuit, Mario served 26 years in the Canadian Forces Armor Corp. where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

In his current position, Mario specializes in Oversight and Management of all aspects of Air Inuit, including Cargo, Medivac, and Passenger Airline for this Main Hub of the

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

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In his spare time, Mario enjoys Scuba Diving; Sky Diving; and Outdoor Activities.

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Cathy J. Hinds Broker and Owner Home Sweet Home Property Management ABERDEEN, WA

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athy J. Hinds is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Property Management as a result of her role as Broker and Owner of Home Sweet Home Property Management.

In her current position, Cathy handles approximately 300 properties. In this capacity, she is responsible for Locating Tenants for the Owners of Rental Properties; Performing Background Checks; Negotiating Contracts; Inspecting Properties; and Managing Finances. For more information, please visit www.cathysrentals.com.

Real Estate

Deanna Ramsum Real Estate Associate Remax Belize Property Center PLACENCIA VILLAGE, BELIZE

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eanna Ramsum is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate as a result of her role as a Real Estate Associate with Remax Belize Property Center.

The team at RE/MAX Belize Property Center is comprised of agents who are Full-Time Real Estate Professionals trained to North American Standards and who bring years of relevant Belizean real estate experience to work for clients whether they are buyers or sellers. Holding certification as

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both an Insurance and Real Estate Professional, Deanna is an asset to the Belize Property team. She currently specializes in the fields of Administration and Real Estate. In addition to a Degree in Administration, Deanna maintains affiliation with the Edmonton Real Estate Board; Real Estate Council of Alberta; Remax International Organization; Placencia Humane Society; and Rotary Club International. To learn more, please visit www.belizepropertycenter.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Real Estate

Judith M. Durham-Smith Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Stribling NEW YORK, NY

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udith M. Durham-Smith is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Judith is a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker with Stribling. Stribling is a full-service residential brokerage representing sellers, buyers, renters, landlords, and developers of luxury properties. Each of their more than 250 accomplished agents offers exceptional insight into numerous areas of our business, ensuring that every Stribling listing makes the most compelling impression on the marketplace. Stribling gives sellers the specialized attention, confidentiality, expertise, and customized marketing they expect and deserve. After relocating from the West Coast to New York City post graduate school, Judith spent ten years working as a social worker at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital. It was in 1983 when Judith decided to change careers and dove into real estate. She is truly passionate about real estate, and says

changing careers was the best thing she ever did, and that she has never looked back. Currently, Judith specializes in all aspects of real estate, but her expertise is within residential real estate, buying and selling, co-ops, condos, property management, assisting first time home buyers, contract negotiation, and more. Furthermore, she is a Certified Negotiation Expert, and has nothing but wonderful reviews and testimonials from clients. In her spare time, Judith enjoys attending the opera and theatre with her husband, who is a retired California State Superior Court Judge. She also enjoys music and dance. Throughout her educational career, Judith earned a MSW in Social Work and Business from Portland State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Nazareth College. For more information, please visit www.stribling.com.

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Jillian Dashwood Realtor Coast Realty Group Ladysmith LADYSMITH, BC, CANADA

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illian Dashwood is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate. Jillian is a Realtor with Coast Realty Group Ladysmith.

In addition, Jillian attended the University of British Columbia and is currently a member of the Fundraising Society of British Columbia. To learn more, please visit www.islandhomesales.com.

Jillian has over 23 years of experience in Real Estate and works specifically in the areas of Customer Service; Marketing; Negotiation; as well as Buying and Selling Homes.

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Laurie J. Rushing Executive Broker Trademark Real Estate Inc. HOT SPRINGS, AR

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aurie J. Rushing is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate Services as a result of her role as an Executive Broker with Trademark Real Estate Inc. Trademark Real Estate Inc. is a full service real estate company that attributes its tremendous success to the quality and experience of the realtors affiliated with the firm. Trademark Real Estate, Inc. has forty two of the most qualified and productive agents in Hot Springs, and each agent is licensed in the state of Arkansas. As the number one leading firm in the real estate industry in Hot Springs since 2002, Trademark Real Estate, Inc. has dominated

the real estate market with total volume of sales exceeding $1 Billion in property sold. Over the past eight years, Trademark has continually ranked among the top agencies in Arkansas five years in a row. As a leading Executive Broker with Trademark Real Estate Inc., Laurie is a licensed realtor, and member of Local, State & National Association of Realtors. In 2009, she was honored with the title of Arkansas Realtor of the Year. She specializes in real estate sales, rentals, first time home buyers, buyer representation, relocation, foreclosures, and more. To learn more, please visit www.trademarkrealestate.com.

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Marie A. Hassel President Sterling Development Company MATTHEWS, NC

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arie A. Hassel is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Real Estate as a result of her role as President with Sterling Development Company. In her current position with Sterling Development Company, Marie specializes in industrial, residential and commercial real estate, where her main expertise lies within negotiations, finance, tax, accounting, human resources, and more. Marie has more than 26 years of experience in real estate, and is a certified paralegal which she received from Duke University, a certified broker in charge designation through

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the North Carolina and South Carolina Real Estate Commission, and is a certified notary public through the State of North Carolina. Marie has been recognized as Professional of the Year for 2011 from Worldwide Who’s Who, and has also been interviewed for the Elite Radio Network in 2012. In addition, she is involved with associations such as Toastmasters, Dove's Nest, Charlotte Rescue Mission, Christ Episcopal Church, and Delta Zeta. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and going to the beach. Throughout her educational career, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from East Carolina University.

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CWW Member Profiles Construction

Kim Harris Thompson Vice President of Marketing Excel Paving Corporation NORFOLK, VA

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im Harris Thompson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Building and Construction as a result of her role as Vice President of Marketing with Excel Paving Corporation. Excel Paving Corporation has extensive experience and skill in performing paving, commercial seal coating, crack and joint repair, concrete installation and reconstruction, as well as customized ADA conformance and pavement markings. Excel services the entire Southeastern Virginia region, working closely with General Contractors, Property Managers and Private Owners.

In her position as Vice President of Marketing, Kim specializes in Overseeing the Development and Implementation of Communication Strategies; Developing Business Partnerships; Sales; as well as Pinpointing Key Clientele Segments in Order to Enhance the Business's Value Proposition. Throughout her educational career, Kim earned her BS in Biology from the College of William and Mary. She is presently a member of both Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Heavy Contractors Association. To learn more, please visit www.excelpavingcorp.com.

Construction

Lynne Carper Chief Executive Officer Procon Services SELMA, NC

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ynne Carper is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Construction as a result of her role as Chief Executive Officer of Procon Services, a company dedicated to Metal-Building Erection and Material Handling System Installation. In her current position, Lynne specializes in Civil Engineering; Surveying; Land, Road, and Rail Surveys; Project Management; Business Administration; Overseeing Daily Operations; Contract Negotiations and Bidding; Human Resources; Accounting; as well as Payroll. In addition to her role with Procon, she volunteers with the ASCE and its program that

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brings engineering into the local schools to expose young minds to all the possibilities and rewards of being an engineer in a fun and hands-on setting. Prior to joining Procon, Lynne spent over eleven years with Forensic Engineering Inc., where she worked her way up the ladder to the position of Forensic Engineer, learning a great deal about accident, structural damage, water damage, and fire investigations. Lynne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from North Carolina State University. Looking ahead, Lynne hopes to become licensed as a general contractor.

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Sean T. Sanborn Chief Executive Officer Final Flat Roof (FFR) WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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ean T. Sanborn is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Construction as a result of his role as Chief Executive Officer of Final Flat Roof (FFR). Final Flat Roof has been setting the water proofing and roof restorations standards for others to follow for the past several decades, gaining international recognition for company-wide commitment to excellence. Final Flat Roof has over $800 million of commercial real estate protected by its reputation and continuously puts the security of customers first when designing and installing energy star-green roof systems. In his role as CEO of Final Flat Roof, Sean specializes in Roofing; Construction; Waterproofing; Flat Roofing; Restoration; Contract Negotiation; Strategic Planning; New Business Development; Team Building; Construction Management; Customer Service; Sales Management;

Contract Management; Negotiation; Budgets; Marketing Strategy; and Project Management. In addition to his work with Final Flat Roof, Sean served his country in the Special Forces as an Army Ranger. As a result of his both his military expertise and construction knowledge, Sean was elected as the "Green Energy Councils" (GEC) Veteran Liaison in November of 2009 in Washington D.C. Following this prestigious recognition and appointment to the GEC, Sean continued his mission to support returning heroes and help them transition back to the civilian life with "Green" job opportunities. Through his work with Final Flat Roof, Sean is committed to the hiring, training and promotion of Veterans within the company and independent installer. Final Flat Roof is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). For more information about Sean and Final Flat Roof, please visit www.finalflatroof.com.

Construction: Tile Imports

William N. Taylor President Global Tile Imports Ltd NASSAU, BAHAMAS

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illiam N. Taylor is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Professional for the second consecutive year as a result of excellence as a business professional in the islands of the Bahamas. William currently serves as President of Global Tile Imports Ltd. Global Tile Imports Ltd. has been serving the Bahamas for over 30 years. Through Global Tile Imports, William has been serving homeowners, contractors, architects and interior decorators with beautiful ceramic, porcelain,

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marble, granite and other flooring products, quality setting materials, and professional tools for both residential and commercial applications. William provides Global Tile Imports Ltd. with decades of management experience and possesses a strong commitment to superior service. He provides local delivery, shipping to the Family Islands, professional installation, friendly service, and simply sound, industry advice. For more information about William and Global Tile Imports Ltd. please visit www.globaltilebahamas.com

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CWW Member Profiles Design

Adrian Norris Creative Director The Globe and Mail TORONTO, ON, CANADA

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drian Norris is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Publishing as a result of his role as a Creative Director with The Globe and Mail, the most authoritative news source in Canada, featuring national and international news. The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly readership of approximately 1 million, it is Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star.

In his current position as a Creative Director, Adrian Norris works closely in the areas of Graphics; Design; Photography; Providing Presentation Advice for Digital Platforms; Lecturing and Public Speaking; as well as Consulting. Adrian earned his Honors BA in Information Design from Nottingham Trent, U.K. and is presently a member of the World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers and The Society for News Design. To learn more, please visit www.theglobeandmail.com.

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Jacque Foreman Owner Foreman Graphics

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acque Foreman is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Graphic Design. Jacque is the Owner of Foreman Graphics.

In her current role, Jacque specializes in Brochures and Flyers; Graphics; Typesetting; Printing; as well as Customer Service. In addition, she also provides Logo Creation and Graphic Art Services. In her spare time, Jacque enjoys Volunteering.

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Jess Dewell Founder and Chief Purposer Red Direction WOODINVILLE, WA

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ontinental Who’s Who recognizes Jess Dewell as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Internet marketing and Digital Strategy, through her role as Founder and Chief Purposer of Red Direction.

Dewell is a results-driven professional whose extensive contributions in the field of Internet marketing, communications, training and coaching are widely recognized. Guiding companies in forming lasting online client relationships, her efforts ensure that firms will design promotions to maximize the customer experience by drawing on the quickly changing social landscape. Dewell strongly believes one size does not fit all, and takes pride in helping small- and medium-sized businesses develop and utilize all aspects of existing efforts to foster growth-oriented, long-term results.

In addition to marketing, Dewell also specializes in project management; team building; strategic partnerships; high-impact presentations; motivational leadership; and relationship development. Dewell’s professional affiliations include the Association of Shareware Professionals and Kirkland Washington Connections. She also co-hosts two Google+ Hangouts on Air: Jess+Scott+You and Women in Business Today. Connect with Jess Dewell through the following sites: http://linkedin.com/in/jessicadewell http://gplus.to/JessDewell http://youtube.com/jessdewell http://feeds.feedburner.com/reddirection/ueFF

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Marta Maria Fiol Marketing and Public Relations Manager Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Inc. MELBOURNE, FL

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arta Maria Fiol is recognized by Continental Who’s Who in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Marketing and Public Relations Manager with Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Inc. In her current position, Marta works closely with both physicians and the community and supports group coordination. Additionally, Marta is responsible for educating the public; public speaking; public relations; event planning; social media; event management; grant writing; fundraising; marketing; customer service; social media marketing; and communications. Marta also facilitates cancer support

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groups in Brevard and Indian River Counties allowing patients and caregivers to share in a confidential setting. As a result of her dedication and professionalism, Marta maintains memberships with the American Business Women’s Association and the Hispanic Advisory Council for Congressman Bill Posey. She also volunteers with Cancer Care Foundation. Marta earned her Diploma in Medical Technology from Charon Williams Community College and enjoys playing guitar and spending time with family in her spare time. To learn more, please visit www.cancercarebrevard.com.

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Chris

Hartwick

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hris Hartwick is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional among Artists. Chris is a Mouth Artist, as well as a Graphic Designer for Bob Jones University.

Currently, Chris works as a Freelance Mouth Artist as well as a Graphic Designer for Bob Jones University. Chris loves the creativity of being in a co-op art gallery and believes it allows him to continually evolve as an artist. His areas of expertise include: • Mouth Art; Creation • Catalog and Magazine Advertisements and Layouts for catalogs and magazines • Design of Print Materials that Promote Video Products • Making use of Rose Motifs • Designing Pieces that Exemplify Lucidity • Unblemished Precision and Pulsating Color • Photoshop; InDesign; CorelDraw • Ball Point Pen; Acrylics; Watercolors. His work is defined by clarity, flawless accuracy, and vibrant colors. His vibrant designs are all the more remarkable because he is working with a physical disability, and he does all his painting with his mouth. Mr. Hartwick exhibits his work locally at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, S.C., and he also has an online portfolio and participates in national and international shows. 153 Inner Circle Executive • Spring 2014

As a result of his vast professional successes, Chris has earned numerous awards including the Rembrandt Award for an outstanding testimonial from a person with a disability from Faith Baptist Church; President's Club-Overcomer Award; Piedmont Interstate Fair Art Competition Winner-South Carolina: 3rd place-Painting (Abstract); GA Pilot Club exhibition-honorable mention - A Tree Planted by the Rivers; Piedmont Interstate Fair Art Competition Winner-South Carolina: 2nd place - Mixed Media (Realistic); 3rd place-Drawing (Realistic); Midyear Art Show winner-Bob Jones University-Merit Award; Commencement Art Show winner-Bob Jones University- Honorable Mention; as well as the I.A.C.S. State Competition winner - 1st place in calligraphy-Illinois. On may 3, 2013, Chris was recognized for all of his hard work with Bob Jones University, earning a 20 Year Service Award from the prestigious institution. Throughout his educational career, Chris switched from English education to graphic design as a second semester freshman at Bob Jones University. As a student, both his fellow classmates and teachers were amazed at his skills, especially since he was using his mouth. He entered numerous art competitions held by the university and won several awards for his artwork. Chris would go on to graduate with his B.S. degree in Graphic Design in 1993. www.CWWICE.com


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CWW Member Profiles Project Management

Carol S. Keough Program Manager Teradata Corporation TEMECULA, CA

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arol S. Keough is recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the Data Warehousing Industry as a result of her role as Program Manager with Teradata Corporation.

Carol has over 20 years of experience in the field of Hardware and Software Services, and is also extremely proficient in the areas of Project Management and Problem Solving Solutions. In her current position, Carol is responsible for several Teradata Platform releases in the areas of product definition, power design and regulatory compliance. Prior to serving as a Program Manager, Carol worked in the areas of design and development of the Teradata file system and oversaw project management for Teradata

Database releases. In addition, she was also responsible for Teradata database product management; marketing of the Teradata Database, the Teradata platform and storage, and the Teradata tools and utilities as well as program management for Teradata’s 64-Bit strategy and programs. Her career with Teradata has also included the development of fixes for customer issues, implementing new functionality, team management, Linux program integration, as well as the coordination of database releases for engineering. Throughout her educational career, Carol earned her B.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University. She is currently a member of the Women of Teradata; NAPW; Association of Computer Machinery; and the International Electrical Engineers. For more information, please visit www.teradata.com.

Project Management

Christine Britz Senior Project Manager SAP South Africa JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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hristine Britz is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Software as a result of her role as Senior Project Manager with SAP South Africa.

In her current position, Christine specializes in Software Implementation; Project Management; as well as Change Management.

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Christine earned her Masters Degree from the University of Johannesburg and is currently a member of the Institute of Personal Management and the Project Management Institute. For more information, please visit www.sap.com.

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Dr. Elizabeth F. te Groen Nee Rose BS, MBBch

Project Director Newburg Children’s Museum of Natural History DOOLITTLE, MO

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r. Elizabeth F. te Groen Nee Rose., B.S., MB.Bch. is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Communications and Media as a result of her role as Project Director with Newburg Children’s Museum of Natural History.

The Newburg Children’s Museum of Natural History is the only Natural History Museum between Springfield and St. Louis, and offers a variety of exhibits and articles of culture. There are eight rooms with exhibits and hands-on activities relevant to their primary goal of expanding the horizons of local children and young adults. The museum features four main domains including earth, water, sky and man. Before renovating the building and launching the museum, Elizabeth worked as an Orthopedic surgeon in South Africa. Thereafter she spent 25 years on an epidemiological investigation into causation of the high rate of esophageal

cancer in certain tribal people. This research meant traveling to many countries and was financed by NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. She has 47 published scientific papers under her belt and more published in collaboration with other scientists. In her current position, Elizabeth initiates and oversees projects at the museum, research, teaching and training. It is a not for profit enterprise run intirely by volunteers. She is a member of the Newburg Committee Revitalization Program Group, Arts Rolla, Audubon, Senior Companions, Kiwanis, Alumni of Medical School of Witwatersrand University and Rhodes University. Elizabeth received her MBBch. from Witwatersrand University, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Rhodes University. To learn more, please visit www.newburgchildrensmuseum.org or the Newburg Children's Museum on Facebook.

Recruiting

Betty Richardson President and Executive Recruiter BJR Contract Recruiting HENDERSON, NV

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etty Richardson is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Recruiting as a result of her role as President and Executive Recruiter with BJR Contract Recruiting.

coaching, counseling, onboarding/retention initiatives, college relations programs, and campus recruiting, employee survey analysis, and affirmative action. She is well versed in International recruiting and staffing and possesses training experience in an educational learning environment.

Betty is a Senior Human Resource Manager experienced in creating growth-oriented staffing and recruiting initiatives for clients. In her current position, Betty specializes in employee relations, diversity sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, training,

Throughout her educational career, Betty studied Rhetoric Communications at Cleveland State University and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified in Human Resources.

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Angelina E. Mondavi Winemaker/Co-Proprietor, Dark Matter Wines St. Helena, CA

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CWW Member Profiles

Dolly Busey Lead Sales Manager Pride Packing Company YAKIMA, WA

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olly Busey is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Agriculture Industry as a result of her role as Lead Sales Manager for Pride Packing Company, located in Yakima, Washington.

Dolly has over 30 years of experience in the Agriculture Industry and currently specializes in Sales; Working Directly with Customers; Moving all of the Company's Products out

of the Warehouse; Package Sizes; Availability of each Product Line; Daily Changing Market Price of each Commodity; Overseas Shipping; as well as the Requirements of Foreign Customers. In her spare time, Dolly enjoys Spending Quality Time with her Children and Ten Grandchildren, as well as Needle Work and Yard Work. For more information please visit www.pridepacking.com

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Joeri Vertongen Senior Sales Executive Oracle DUBLIN, IRELAND

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with awards for Best New Hire; Best BDC Hardware; as well as the Oracle Direct Hardware Key Win.

As a Senior Sales Executive, Joeri is extremely skilled in the areas of Sales; Consulting; Networking; Teamwork; Business Strategy; SaaS; Human Capital Management and Human Talent Management Solutions; Cloud Solutions; Infrastructure; Servers; Storage; Disaster Recovery; ROI; TCO; Yield and Margin Management; Liaison Activities; IT Service Management; Account and Revenue Management; Customer Service Management; as well as Team Management and Leadership. Throughout his illustrious career with Oracle, Joeri has been recognized for his exemplary work

To learn more, please visit ie.linkedin.com/in/joerivertongen/

oeri Vertongen is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Business Development as a result of his role as a Senior Sales Executive with Oracle, a multinational Computer Technology Corporation.

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Joeri earned a BS in Tourism and Recreation from Erasmushogeschool in Brussels. He continued his education through numerous professional courses, resulting in certificates in Business Strategy from Cornell University; Sales Practice from the Dublin Institute of Technology; Customer Service Management from Flagship University; and Young Enterprise International Management from the University of Cambridge.

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Who’s New at CWW (cont’d) Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nancy Quay MDA Clinic Coordinator Madison Wolff

In the fight against muscle disease, there’s never been a more hopeful time than now.

Bridgette Van Camp AVP/ Branch Manager Coastal Bank and Trust Merline Van Dyke Owner Van Dyke Surveying and Engineering

Marilynne Waithman Professor University of British Columbia

Heidi Van Schalkwyk Managing Director Kaya Consulting

Kim A. Wakenshaw Owner/Broker Ion Real Estate Investments, LLC

Peggy W. Vannucci President; Consultant SAP Technology

Marji Waldman President The Stroud Group

Jen L. Vassalotti Owner/ Web Designer ImagJen Design LLC

Ray Walker Senior Site Supply Specialist Honeywell International

Art Villasenor Maintenance Supervisor Anaconda School District Number 10

Grace Walter President An Answer To Care, Inc.

Christine Vincent Vice President Public Services - Delivery SAP Public Services, Inc.

Years of MDA research, powered by generous supporters, are paying off. More new drugs for better muscle health are planned in the next 5 years than in the prior 50 years combined. And more members of our MDA family are living longer, staying stronger as we race toward breakthroughs. Join the fight. Muscle up.

Give now. A Joint Program of the Give generously.

National Institutes of Health Go to mda.org and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Harriet H. Wagniere Director Emeritus Metaphysical Center of New Jersey

Lawrence Vo Director of Research and Development Motion Control Engineering, Inc. Lisamarie Volino Vice President of Business Operations Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Rainbow Yuhong Wang President TG Tools United Company Florian M. Ward President FM Ward Consulting, LLC. Linda Washington Educator Richmond County Board of Education Tracy Washington President Elaine Foods, LLC

Marcia A. Wable CEO, CFO, President Wable Insurance Services Corporation

Jeffrey P. Wasserman Partner Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman and Gora P.A

Eileen Wacker Owner and CEO ONCE Kids

Ellen Wasyl Owner/President Blue Ocean Leadership

Colleen E. Wagner Nurse Willis Eye Institute

Carol Watkins Tribal Title IV-E Consultant Carol Watkins, Tribal IV-E Consulting and Contracting

Patti Wagner-Miller Owner/Interior Designer Patti Wagner-Miller

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Mary A. Weaver Associate Broker Century 21 Belk Realtors

Susan Cornell Wilkes Co-Founder and President Global Horizons for Women

Carolyn E. Wittmer President The Wittmer Clinic

Laura Yaeger Tax Manager LFL Veritas, LLC

Yolanda Webb Broker Trinity Financial Partners

Dennis R. Willard Owner Surface Well Control, LLC

Dan K. Yahata Strategic Partner Advisor School Improvement Network

Sara N. Wedlock Senior Project Manager WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Justin Williams Nurse Manager The Cleveland Clinic

Stephanie C. Wollenburg Director of Development Services Lutheran Social Services of New York

Valerie A. Wells Partner Home Source RPM-R, LLC.

Allison C. Williams Founder/Owner The Williams Law Group, LLC

Patricia A. Wesley Owner Reflections of Love

Janice Lynn Williams-Dorwin Dental Hygienist

Bruce J. West Chief Scientist of Mathematical and Information Sciences United States Army Research Lab Diana Whiley Owner Eltiera Designs Kelly Whitelock-Smith Accounting and Office Manager Packaging Systems, Inc. Dustin S. Whittenburg Owner and Attorney Law Office of Dustin Whittenburg Steve Whyte President/CEO Whyte and Associates, Inc. Eva M. Wilde Certified Financial Planner Ameriprise Financial

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Dr. Erika Wils Director Airlie Women's Clinic Dr. Leslie C. Wilson Founder; Executive Director Tutor New Orleans, LLC. Karen A. Wilson Operations Services Coordinator The Dollywood Foundation Sharyn Winick Realtor Caldwell Banker Janie Winning Strategic Planner Turner Construction Bonnie L. Wisniewski CFO Three Rivers Property Management LLC

Mary E. Womack Senior Risk Management Specialist EOG Resources Tricia Wong Owner Trixi's Treasures, LLC

Cindy Yasumatsu Senior Manager/Talent Manager ATCO Power Kenni York Founder and CEO Kenni Enterprises, LLC Celia D.Younger EOF Program Director Georgian Court University

Lori T. Wright Chief Executive Officer, President Lori Wright LLC, d.b.a. Thievon Wright Consulting Caroline M. Wrightman Nursing Program Director Concorde Career College Mandy Wtulich Director Beautiful Beginnings Inc.

Ben Yousefirad Project Manager Teng and Associates Sharoldene Zachreson Condominium Manager The San Luis Resort Jill A. Zaheer Vice Chair for Administration Department of Emergency Medicine Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

Veronica Wyatt Senior Manager, Global Procurement Campbell Soup Company

Glenn M. Zakaib Partner Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Kimberly L. Wydra Broker Delta Home Loans at Comstock

Isabel Zaldivar Food and Beverage Director The Wanderer’s Club Beth L. Zallar Consultant/Trainer

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CWW Member Profiles Broadcasting

Joan Kenley Host and Producer The Joan Kenley Show OAKLAND, CA

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oan Kenley is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Communication, Media, and Radio Broadcasting. Joan is the Host and Producer of The Joan Kenley Show. It was on Air America in San Francisco for several years, and is now podcast internationally from iTunes, as well as the other top ten podcast directories. The programs are also available on her website: www.joankenley.com Joan is a renowned psychologist, who offers a special style of hosting to her program. With style, substance and humor, Joan engages her guests in conversations that spark your interest, and ignites the imagination. The depth of information and quality of the conversations will impress listeners. Her guests are articulate, passionate, and informed, and Kenley doesn’t only ask probing questions to get to the heart of the subject, but actively contributes to the round table of ideas. Dr. Kenley specializes in psychology, media consulting, podcasting, public speaking, and more. Throughout her illustrious career, Joan has appeared on many notable programs – such as Dateline, 20/20, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has also been featured on countless radio programs and in many national

publications, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Health, Wired, Cosmo, and Allure. Joan was an actress early in her career life, performing featured parts with Ethel Merman and Jackie Gleason Joan is the author of two books: “Voice Power – A Breakthrough Method to Enhance Your Speaking Voice”, and for women, “Whose Body Is It Anyway? – Smart Alternative and Traditional Health Choices for Your Total Well-Being”. As a voice-over artist, Kenley has been the voice for both commercials and films – as well as for worldwide voice mail and digitized phone products, such as Nortel’s Meridian Mail, Pacific Bell’s Message Center, Verizon’s Information Services, and Sprint’s Spectrum PCS. Working on these assignments led to her voicing several television episodes as “The Telephone Lady” on The Simpsons. Joan is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and serves on the Board of Pathways to Peace. For many years, she has belonged to Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – which have currently merged and are now known as SAG-AFTRA. Her PhD in Psychology is from the International College in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.joankenley.com

Geoff Cannaby Director of Production Northwestern University in Qatar DOHA, QATAR

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eoff Cannaby is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinancle Professional as a result of his role as Director of Production with Northwestern University in Qatar. Northwestern University in Qatar offers top-ranked programs in journalism and communication. Graduates of NU-Q earn either a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism or a Bachelor of Science degree in communication with all the technical skills required to launch rewarding professional careers. The vision and ambition of NU-Q is that the journalists and media professionals who have studied at the university will help bring the story of the Middle East to the wider world and will influence the political, cultural and social life of

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the countries in which they practice their profession. As Director of Production, Geoff specializes in broadcasting for television and news, broadcast engineering, post-production technology and all aspects of technical operations. He is proficient in digital cinema, IT infrastructure, design and operational management, and more. Geoff is affiliated with SMPE, and says he strives under pressure with an open mind and a willingness to always learn more. Geoff earned a Bachelors of Arts with Honors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and specialized in Special Stage and Media Production from the Haas School of Business. For more information, please visit www.northwestern.edu.

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Paula Webster Grant Chief Executive Officer Phillybass’d Entertainment Inc. PHILADELPHIA, PA

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aula Webster Grant is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Entertainment Industry. Paula is the Chief Executive Officer of Phillybass’d Entertainment Inc.

In her current role, Paula specializes in Artist Development; Music Production; Recording and Distribution; Advertising and Marketing; Promotional Packages; Merchandising; Management; Contract Negotiation; Publishing; Creative Consulting; Image Consulting; New Artist Development; Event Booking/Planning; International Database Referral Service; Production; Demo Packages; Distribution Deals; Independent Releases; Artist Packaging for Song Placement; Artist Development; as well as Public Relations.

Recently, Paula had great success with the shining star of their business, Robert Allen, co-writer of Chris Brown's song 'Forever' and Rihanna's multi-platinum hit ‘Disturbia.’ Robert has also written eight new songs for Chris Brown's upcoming album, spearheading Kelly Rowland's (Destiny Child's) next album project, writing for Aaron Carter and Ballas & Hough (Dancing with the Stars), and Phillybass’d Records is soon expecting the release of Robert's own album. Paula earned her MBA from Harrington University in London and also holds a BS in Biology and Chemistry from Arcadia University. She is a member of the American Managers Association; National Association of Female Executives; and the National Association of Professional Women. To learn more, please visit www.phillybassdrecords.com

Unateresa Gormley Director and Chief Executive Officer USG International Dance Presenters BREENWOOD LAKE, NY

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nateresa Gormley is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of the Performing Arts as a result of her role as Director and Chief Executive Officer with USG International Dance Presenters.

USG Performing Art Presenters is dedicated to bringing performing artists and audiences together in every place and way imaginable. They achieve this goal by providing visionary thinking, professional development, resource sharing and advocacy in support of its colleagues and all those who create and disseminate the performing arts. USG Performing Art Presenters is dedicated to promoting, presenting and producing first-rate performing arts for young audiences. They believe it is the beauty and athleticism of Irish Dance and the common Celtic heritage that binds the peoples of Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australasia together. As both Director and CEO, Unateresa specializes in all aspects of the performing arts, with her main expertise in dance, musical theater, arts and culture, and production.

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She organizes Irish step dancing and entertainment shows, along with various types of showcase performances involving theater, dance, music, puppetry, and more. Unateresa is committed to building bridges of culture, commerce, education and friendship between the United States and Ireland. She is an Ambassador for Tourism Ireland, is a Founding Member of The Big Apple Feis Performing Arts Presenters, and is associated with programs such as Project Children, the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Society, LAOH, IBO, Irish Arts Center, An Coimisium Le Rince Gaelicta, North American Feis Commission, IDTANA Mid Atlantic Region, Sports Fitness and Fun, New York Celtic Music Group, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Proud of Your Irish Heritage, and more. In addition, Unateresa participated in the first ever New York/New Belfast Conference in New York City, and was the recipient of the Irish Woman of the Year Award in 2007, in which she received a letter from the President of lreland in recognition for her successes. For more information, please visit www.bigapplefeis.com

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CWW Member Profiles Event Planning

Mary Beth Shields Owner Simply Perfect DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA

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ary Beth Shields is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Event Planning as a result of her role as the Owner of Simply Perfect. A regional distributional company, Simply Perfect specializes in the event planning of several facets such as weddings, funerals, and life celebrant.

With her training through the In-Sight Institute, Mary Beth has been successful in her experiences in event planning, and has been the Director of Music for several parishes since 1976. She has also directed multiple singing groups and has worked as a Managing Editor for the North American Liturgy Resources in preparation and compilation of a new Catholic hymnal.

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Angelina E. Mondavi Winemaker/Co-Proprietor Dark Matter Wines ST. HELENA, CA

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ngelina E. Mondavi is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Winemaking as a result of her role as Winemaker/Co-Proprietor of Dark Matter Wines.

After years of hard work and planning, we are thrilled to introduce you to joint venture, Dark Matter Wines. In conceiving Dark Matter Wines, we took inspiration from Classic European wine families where values and craftsmanship are passed down through generations. Like them, we based our business on the foundation of family tradition. Our great grandparents, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, purchased Charles Krug shortly after the end of prohibition. Together, they helped spearhead the renaissance of the California wine industry. Our grandparents, Peter Sr. and Blanche, took over operations in 1966. Our grandpa went on to introduce revolutionary winemaking techniques commonly used today, including cold fermentation, cold sterile filtration, and aging wine in small French oak barrels. At 98, he still works closely with our father, Marc, and uncle Peter Jr., to share the responsibility for continuing the legacy of Charles Krug.

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We spent our childhood preparing to be the fourth generation, honing our ambitions, and mastering the significance of hand-crafted wines. Our mission is to create wines with the same passion and devotion as the generations before us. Angelina Mondavi is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley. She is the Winemaker and Co-Proprietor of Dark Matter Wines, a joint venture with her three sisters. She specializes in winemaking and business management. She is on the Executive Board for the Napa Wine Library Association and Villanova Public Policy Advisory Board, in addition to being an Area Coordinator for the National Italian American Federation. She is also a member of National Association of Professional Women. Throughout her educational career, Angelina has earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University, in which she majored in Chemistry with a minor in Business, and has her Masters Degree in Oenology from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus. To learn more, please visit www.darkmatterwines.com.

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Robin Purcell Corporate Housing Manager Obasa Suites SAKSATOON, SK, CANADA

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obin Purcell is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Hospitality as a result of her role as Corporate Housing Manager with Obasa Suites, a company that provides extended stay and shorter term housing solutions with style, comfort and all the conveniences of home.

business operations; renovations; human resources; and marketing. She is a member of the Canadian Corporate Housing Professionals Association; NSBA; as well as the Regina and Saksatoon Chambers of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.obasa.com.

With over 16 years of management experience in the Hospitality Industry, Robin specializes in providing fully furnished condos to corporate travelers; overseeing

Hospitality

Kathy Smith Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. WINTER PARK, FL

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athy Smith is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Hospitality as a result of her role as Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution with Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. The Ruth’s Chris Steak House legacy began when Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home for $22,000 to purchase the “Chris Steak House,” a 60-seat restaurant located in New Orleans, Louisiana. More than forty years later, their success continues to be driven by the adherence to Ruth’s core values, which are to deliver the highest quality food, beverages and service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Today, there are more than 120 Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants, including twelve international franchisee-owned restaurants in Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Aruba, and Canada. Domestically, there are 19 Mitchell’s Fish Markets, two Mitchell’s Steakhouses and one Cameron’s Steakhouse.

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As Vice President of Purchasing and Distribution, Kathy specializes in all aspects of hospitality, food and beverage services, and works closely with aspects such as customer service relations, purchasing, inventory management, strategic sourcing, supply chain optimization, supplier quality, food quality and safety, restaurant management, contract negotiations, and more. Furthermore, she is a member of the Women's Food Service Forum, the National Association of Professional Women and the SCM Professionals and Restaurant Chain Executives. Due to her successes in the industry, Kathy earned the honor of Woman of the Year 2013/2014 from the National Association of Professional Women and the Circle of Excellence Award from the McDonald’s Corporation in 2007. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys jet skiing, golfing, and spending time outdoors. Throughout her educational career, she earned a BS in Business Administration from Barry University. For more information, please visit www.rhgi.com.

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CWW Member Profiles Religious Services

Pastor Merrilyn Billing Senior Pastor and Principle of School Worship Zion Hills TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

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astor Merrilyn Billing is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Religious Services as a result of her role as Senior Pastor and Principle of School Worship with Zion Hills.

In 1983 while worshiping in her home in Legana, Pastor Merrilyn became aware of the Lord’s presence and He shared with her that “His heart was truly grieved because so few truly worshiped Him.” A few years later, while working with an International Worship Ministry in Brisbane, a picture began to formulate for a 50 acre ministry centre that she had received through a vision. This directly corresponded with the same vision that her children Carolyn and Chris had also received. The family’s vision became reality when a property was placed on the market and following the Lord’s leading, an offer was made for the whole property which included the 150 room high school, gymnasium and 50 acres of land.

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Pastor Merrilyn received a call to say that the offer was successful and the property would be sold to the Church. The favor of the Lord continued as the government agreed to spend money on repairs due to the vandalism that had occurred since the school closure. The name of the Church was changed to Zions Hill Church in 2006, and due to continued growth, the need for an additional Pastor was evident. This led to the appointment of Pastor Merrilyn’s son, Chris as Associate Pastor. Looking ahead, Pastor Merrilyn plans for the future include a four level 24/7 prayer tower overlooking the city, a recording studio, the establishment of kingdom businesses including a worship school and various levels of accommodation. Her work at Zions Hill to date has highlighted the magnificent provision of God and the whole story has been a miraculous testimony. What is even more incredible is that the journey has only just begun. For more information, please visit www.zionshill.com.au.

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Robert T. Hamilton Minister Glenwood First Independent Christian Church GLENWOOD, IA

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obert T. Hamilton is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Religious Services as a result of his role as a Minister with Glenwood First Independent Christian Church.

Robert has over 30 years of experience and specializes in communicating; helping people find Christ; as well as religious leadership.

Robert earned his Master's Degree in Theology as well as his Bachelor's Degree in Theology, both from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his spare time, Robert enjoys watching television and movies and spending time with his children. For more information, please visit www.fccglenwood.com.

Religious Services

Rose McCartney Pastor Westover United Methodist Church WESTOVER, WV

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ose McCartney is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Religious Services as a result of her role as a Pastor with Westover United Methodist Church. In her current position, Pastor McCartney specializes in Preaching; Compassion; as well as Helping and Serving her Congregation and the surrounding Community. Pastor McCartney earned her Master’s Degree from

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Methodist Theological School in 1996, was ordained an elder in the WV Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is presently a member of the United Methodist Women and Men’s Group, serves on the District Committee of Ordained Ministry, and is Parish Coordinator overseeing eighteen other churches and their pastors. In her spare time, Pastor McCartney enjoys Jigsaw Puzzles; Reading; Writing; and watching older westerns (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Big Valley, Wagon Train and others).

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