SPRING and SUMMER 2021
Kitty Yanson ’66 has retired after 32 years of service to Mercy! During her tenure, Kitty has served as a teacher and department chair in our English Department, as a theater arts teacher, and as moderator of our school newspaper, The Shield, and literary magazine, The Lance, helping countless Mercy Girls hone their writing craft. Thank you for your 32 years of dedication, Kitty!
Julia LeFevre Ventura ’66 was recently featured in The Catholic Review as part of the "It's About Love" series. The article details how Julia met her husband of 52 years at a CYO dance which Julia attended as a Mercy freshman. To read the complete article, click here.
Donna Orem ’72, president of the National Association of Independent Schools, recently published an article entitled The Essential Toolkit for Thriving Beyond the Pandemic in Independent Ideas: The Independent School Magazine Blog.
Mary Lou Robb Gordon, RN ’76 is a nurse at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.
Carol Gonce Rego ’76, Mercy's registrar, is retiring after 45 years of service to Mercy! When asked about her colleague and classmate, Dean of Students Mary Ella Franz Marion ’76, P’09 said "Carol Rego is the unsung hero of Mercy High School. She consistently commits selfless acts and is the most caring and dedicated person. For any gathering or celebration, Carol is ready and willing to supply her delicious appetizers and desserts to the delight of the faculty and staff! I am not quite sure what we will do without the experience and vast knowledge of Carol Rego! She is truly one in a million!" Thank you, Ms. Rego, for all you have done for Mercy High School for the last 45 years.
Joan Papania Kruger ’77 is a unit manager at Bon Secours Mercy Health in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Carole Lyon Brookshire ’79 is employed as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Addiction Medicine at North Central University.
Cindy Cherry Voith, RN ’79, P’07,’12, a post-anesthesia care unit nurse at Mercy Medical Center, was nominated for the 2021 Sisters of Mercy Nursing Awards at Mercy Medical Center in the category of Nurse Hospitality.
Jackie Stilling ’82 has founded The Both/And Way which offers coaching, classes, and retreats for people who are seeking freedom from old patterns of thinking and behaving. The Both/And Way offers a new, more accepting way of viewing ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Mary Beth Lennon ’85 is an American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. According to Mary Beth, she joined this campaign because "My professional life is dedicated to elevating women and helping women achieve their dreams.” She aspires to elevate women in cancer research, having worked for biotech Brassica with Dr. Paul Talalay, whose groundbreaking studies revealed the cancer-preventing properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Losing her father to prostate cancer and her mother to colon cancer also fuels Mary Beth’s determination to help fund cancer breakthroughs. To support Mary Beth’s campaign, click here.
Tammy Whitfield Mays ’85 has accepted a position as senior associate at Insight Education Group, Inc.
Rosaline Keller Weinstein ’85 is employed as a certified personal trainer at French Creek Family YMCA in Avon, Ohio.
Kate Rankin Krupey ’89 has been named director of FinTech/CPA solutions at Netgain Technology, LLC.
Maricarol Julian Pruim ’90 is employed as a medical receptionist and rehabilitation technician at Doctors Community Medical Center in Lanham, Maryland.
Deanna Amoss, BSN, RN, CFRN, CCRN ’91 recently earned her wings by completing her 1,000th patient care flight with Classic Air Medical. Deanna is a flight nurse on medical helicopters and planes serving the Navajo Nation, national parks, and rural areas of Arizona and Utah.
Lisa Ferretto, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, GGP ’92 was recently featured as part of an exhibition of Baltimore women for a global Google Arts & Culture feature. Lisa is a Principal, Architect, and the Sustainability Director at Hord Coplan Macht where she consults on many projects across all studios and promotes the integration of sustainability and well-being throughout the entire design process. Lisa describes herself as an "urban scientist" studying the interconnected systems of people with each other, nature, and cities. Lisa also serves on the Baltimore Commission on Sustainability, which oversees the implementation of the Baltimore Sustainability Plan, monitoring and reporting progress annually. The Commission is made up of members representing environmental groups, community organizations, labor unions, public health and environmental justice interests, and private industry. To read more about Lisa, click here. In addition, Lisa was also featured in SAY IT LOUD, an exhibition hosted by Beyond the Built Environment, and co-sponsored by BmoreNOMA, AIA Baltimore, and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The exhibition's goal is to "elevate the contributions of women and BIPOC designers, architects, engineers and planners" in Maryland. The designers featured will also be added to the Great Diverse Designers Library, which serves as an ongoing global platform for diverse designers to share their stories, dismantle injustice. and inspire future generations. To see Lisa's feature, click here.
Cindy Fields, M.D. ’92, a geriatric psychiatrist at MedStar Good Samaritan's Neuropsychiatry Institute and The Center for Successful Aging, was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article entitled Good News? Bad News? Alleviating the Anxiety Around a Dementia Diagnosis. Cindy was also interviewed by WJZ about the effect of the Corona Virus pandemic on mental health. To watch her interview, click here.
Kristen Snyder Reynolds ’92, P’21 has accepted a position as the RN Care Manager for the Heart Failure Bridge Program at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
Erin Schulze Kramer ’93 is the director of girls' lacrosse at Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association. She is also a US Lacrosse L2 Rated Official for Scholastic and Youth Girls' Lacrosse.
Jessica Tignall Standiford ’94 served as an instructional assistant at Mercy High School for the 2020-2021 academic year. Next fall, Jessica will remain on staff as a part-time physical and health education teacher.
Jocelyn Carandang McCarty, SHRM-CP, CHCR ’95 recently earned her Certified Healthcare Recruiter certification. Jocelyn is the senior talent acquisition partner at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Laura Skowronski Bouyea ’95 recently became a partner at Venable LLP. Laura advises clients across industries with respect to a wide range of bankruptcy matters and complex commercial disputes. She has extensive experience representing lenders and special servicers in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) industry, both in court and in the workout context. She is licensed in Maryland and Delaware and appears regularly in state and federal court in those and numerous other jurisdictions. Her accounting background coupled with her litigation experience uniquely situate her to handle both litigation and transactional matters. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from The University of Richmond Robbins School of Business in 1999 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2003. Prior to graduating from law school, Laura earned her certified public accountant license and worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen. To learn more about Laura's partnership, click here. Laura and her daughter were also recently featured in Catholic Charities Women Supporting Women campaign. Click here to learn about Laura's work serving at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center in Baltimore.
Jaime Nespor Zawmon ’99, founder and president of TitanCEO, was recognized by Forbes as a Next 1000: The Upstart Entrepreneurs Redefining the American Dream. According to Forbes, this initiative "showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops, and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle." To read more, click here. Jaime is also a member of the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Women of Impact & Influence and was recognized as a GenXYZ Top Young Professional by ColoradoBiz Magazine in 2021.
Briana Snyder, PhD, RN-BC, CNE ’01 was featured in the May 2021 edition of Towson University Magazine in an article entitled, "Faces of the Frontline." Briana, a full-time faculty member at Towson University, also works in the Inpatient Trauma Disorders Unit at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. IN the article Briana addresses how her work at Sheppard Pratt has changed over the course of the pandemic saying, "I think it’s come to more attention how important mental health is and how quickly it can be affected. People who formerly considered themselves mentally healthy have maybe experienced things that they’ve never experienced in their lives. And I think it’s given folks a new appreciation for mental health care and folks who work in mental health care and the work that we do." To read the full article, click here.
Kristy Wheeler, RN ’01 was named a Top Nurse by Baltimore Magazine in their Excellence in Nursing Awards program. Kristy is the service line coordinator of Acute Care Emergency Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. To view the virtual awards ceremony, click here. Kristy earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Coppin State University in 2011 and her Master of Science degree in health and health care administration and management from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2019.
Brianna Meszaros ’02 has been promoted to Director of Business Development and Retail Media at Criteo.
Karen Aus Siddique, MBBS, MPP, DPMSA ’02 is a psychiatrist for the UK National Health System. She and her husband live in London.
Tiffinee Smith ’02 is employed as the manager of Patient Care Services at Vidant Home Health and Hospice and The Service League of Greenville Vidant Inpatient Hospice located in Greenville, North Carolina.
Kendall Richards Timmons ’02, regional program coordinator for the Wicomico County Circuit Court, attended Maryland Judiciary’s 2021 Annual Leadership conference which focused on issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and procedural fairness.
Jess Gruber ’06 is a yoga therapist specializing in women’s reproductive and pelvic health. To learn more about her practice, click here.
Nikki Kerber ’06 has accepted a position as lead customer experience strategist at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Julianne Salamone ’06 has accepted a position as a content management specialist at American Specialty Health. Julianna is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Rachael Haubner ’05 earned her Master of Arts degree in fashion business in 2017. She is currently employed at Editorialist YX as a private client stylist and special project associate.
Lauren Waldt, Esq. ’06 earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore in 2020. Prior to attending law school, Lauren’s passion and desire to serve marginalized people, which was inspired by her time as a Mercy student, led her to work at the International Rescue Committee Baltimore and Health Care for the Homeless. As a law student, Lauren was accepted into the prestigious Department of Justice Honors Program in the Immigration Division. Lauren will be admitted to the Tennessee Bar in June 2021.
Jessye Black ’07 earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of North Carolina School for the Arts in 2011 and her Master of Human Resources Management degree from DeVry University in February 2021. Currently, Jessye is pursuing her Master of Business Associate degree with a concentration in Human Resources from DeVry University and expects to graduate in winter 2022. She is employed as the district performance coordinator for CVS Health.
Stephanie Bryant ’07, a 2012 graduate of Stevenson University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2021 earning her Master of Public Health degree.
Kristen Etzel ’07, a 2011 graduate of Salisbury University, is currently employed as a user experience designer at MediaBarn.
Ashley Kowalski ’07 has been promoted to project leader of global partnerships at The Aerospace Corporation.
Stacy Ruddy ’07 has accepted a position as senior digital marketing and operations manager at Recorded Books, the original audiobook company.
Meghan Jones Scott ’07 is the Director of Financial Reporting for Johns Hopkins Health System.
Kelly Shanahan Vest ’07 was recently featured in Mercy Medical's "I Am Mercy" campaign. Kelly is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Mercy Medical.
Shannon Austin ’08 has joined the staff of Mercy High School, serving as executive assistant for the office of academic and student affairs.
Brianna Brown ’08 is a 2021 graduate of Towson University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Brianna will be teaching kindergarten in the Baltimore County Public School system in Fall 2021.
Jaclyn Scott ’08 has accepted a position as product development manager at ProductWorks. In this role she collaborates with the graphic design team to generate new product design, generates copy for the sales and marketing team, and is responsible for working with licensing teams to provide concept artwork and final samples for approval before being released to the market.
Jaime Bowser ’09 is a 2021 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and advertising with a strategic communications option.
Colleen Monaghan ’09 earned her Master of Education degree in Education Policy and Leadership from American University in 2020. Colleen completed her undergraduate work at Christopher Newport University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminology. She is currently a teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System.
Sierra Solomon Richardson ’09 will be joining Mercy's faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. Sierra will be a teacher in our Social Studies Department.
Julianna Sternberg ’09 was promoted to Vice President of PayPal Partnerships at Synchrony.
Courtney Caprio ’10, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Stevenson University, is employed as a lab technician in Processed Flavors in Research and Development at McCormick & Company.
Katie Kopasek Black ’10, a 2019 graduate of College of Notre Dame of Maryland earning her Master of Arts degree in non-profit management, is the new grants and contracts coordinator at University of Maryland, Baltimore. Katie earned her undergraduate degree in sociology, history, and religion from Hood College in 2014.
Hanna Ramsburg ’10, a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania, has begun to pursue her Doctoral degree in nursing science at Villanova University. Hanna, a nurse practitioner, is currently the director of Outpatient Neurology Clinical Operations at Global Neurosciences Institute in addition to being an adjunct clinical faculty member at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Lindsay Scheve Holdren, DNP, CRNA ’10, earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from York College of Pennsylvania in Spring 2021. Lindsay is currently employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Marybeth Bindel ’11 who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training from Messiah College and her Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training from West Chester University of PA, currently serves as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Gettysburg College. She received her athletic trainer’s certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and she is a licensed National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist. In addition, Marybeth has researched and presented several important topics on student-athlete well-being, including her master’s thesis entitled “Exploring the Relationship between Aerobic Fitness, Functional Movement, Injury, and Patient Reported Outcomes in Women’s Lacrosse.”
Karlie Dougherty, RN ’11, a nurse in Mercy Medical Center’s Interventional Radiology department, was nominated for the 2021 Sisters of Mercy Nursing Awards at Mercy Medical Center in the category of Nurse Visionary.
Kelly Rudolph ’11, a 2015 graduate of James Madison University, earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design for Stage and Film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Kelly's work was featured in Design Show 2021, a virtual exhibition. To learn more about Kelly and to see examples of work in her portfolio, click here.
Carmen Williams ’12 earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Spring 2021.
Shelby Andresen ’13 has accepted a position as a first grade teacher at Deer Park Elementary School in Baltimore County.
Eliza Clark ’14 has been promoted to senior advisory consultant at Deloitte which provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands. Eliza earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2018 from Muhlenberg College. Eliza majored in accounting and finance.
Kayleigh Traynor ’14, a critical care nurse at Mercy Medical Center, was nominated for the 2021 Sisters of Mercy Nursing Awards at Mercy Medical Center in the category of Compassionate Caregiver.
Shannon Fendryk ’15 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology and exercise science with a minor in psychology from Shenandoah University in 2020.
Bridget Michaels ’15 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Dickinson College in 2019. She is currently employed as a genetic counselor assistant in the Developmental Neurology Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Taylor Hughes ’16 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Salisbury University in May 2020. She will begin attending the University of Baltimore School of Law in Fall 2021.
Kelsey O’Haire ’16 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biometric Systems and Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2020. As an undergraduate student, Kelsey was active in Habitat for Humanity, Engineers Without Borders, the WVU Robotics Club (serving as President in 2017 and 2018), and the Student Society for the Advancement of Biometrics. In addition, Kelsey served as communication systems team lead for the University Rover Challenge and completed research in the multi-spectral imaging lab. She is now pursuing her master’s degree in electrical engineering at West Virginia University. Kelsey was recently featured on the West Virginia University Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Facebook page.
Danyelle Robinson ’16 coached Mercy's Pep Squad for the 2021 season.
Brooke Wiedeck ’16 has accepted a position as a financial analyst at Greater Baltimore Medical Center HealthCare.
Lucie Amrhein ’17 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from American University in Spring 2021.
Margaret Bindel ’17 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Duquesne University in 2021. She is currently employed as a labor and delivery nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Kaitlyn Coffey ’17, a computer science major and data science minor at Mount St. Mary's University, was named to the Spring 2021 President's List, earning a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.
Maya Moskunas ’17 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management with minors in accounting, global business, and economics from Washington College in May 2021. In addition, Maya was presented with the Washington College Department of Business Management's Senior Capstone Experience Award, presented to a graduating Business major with the most outstanding senior research project demonstrating high scholarship and analytical skills. At Washington College, Maya was a member of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Maya will be pursuing her Master of Accounting degree at Loyola University of Maryland. While pursuing her graduate degree, Maya will be employed as an incoming audit associate at SC&H Group, a nationally recognized management consulting, audit, and tax firm.
Nadia Owusu ’17 was one of 61 University of Maryland College Park students to be chosen to serve as Senior Marshal at the Spring 2021 graduation. Students recognized as Senior Marshals are honored for the the highest levels of scholarship, service, extracurricular activity, and personal growth. Nadia, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in government and politics with a public leadership minor, was the co-founder of Black Terps Matter, the vice president of external affairs for the Student Success Leadership Council, and a member of the University Senate Executive Committee at the University of Maryland College Park. Nadia is now employed as a council assistant for the Baltimore City Council, serving in the office of District 2 Councilwoman Danielle McCray.
Brianna Romagnano ’17 is a 2021 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences in the Pre-Veterinary program.
Megan Young ’17 was recognized at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania's Honors Convocation for earning a 3.5 or above grade point average. In addition, Megan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a psychology minor from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in May 2021. Megan was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, earning a 3.5 or higher semester grade point average.
Kaia Edwards ’18 transferred to Ohio Valley University where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice. Kaia is also a member of Ohio Valley University's women's basketball team.
Rachel Hoos ’18, a rising senior majoring in communications and media studies at Loyola University Maryland, has accepted an internship with the Aberdeen IronBirds. At Loyola, Rachel is also involved in dance company, the online newspaper, The Greyhound, and WLOY, the campus news radio station. In addition, Rachel works for Loyola University's Event Services.
Rachael Huebler ’18, a junior at York College of Pennsylvania majoring in biology pre-med and minoring in neuroscience, is a defender on and captain of the York College Spartans Women's Lacrosse team as well as an active volunteer in the city of York through Habitat for Humanity, ReStore, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, and most significantly through a program she established that introduces at-risk children to lacrosse. According to her coach, Rachael "has respect not only for herself, but for all others around her and is very inclusive - it's what makes her relatable and what makes others want to follow her." Rachael was also named to the2020-21 Middle Atlantic Conference All-Sportsmanship team, which recognizes student-athletes who exemplify great character and display exceptional sportsmanship both on and off the field. To read more about Rachael from a recent York Spartans website article, click here. Rachael also received a Senior Honor Society Award from York College of Pennsylvania in May 2021 and was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
Hannah Keller ’18, a rising senior at McDaniel College, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List with High Honors, earning a grade point average of 3.70-3.89.
Allie Lijewski ’18, a rising senior at Loyola University Maryland studying journalism, digital media, and writing, is completing a content and marketing internship at Vaayu, a software company which allows users to track, reduce and offset carbon emissions in real-time.
Morwa Nandy ’18 earned her Associate's Degree in General Studies from the Community College of Baltimore County in Spring 2021.
Kathryn Paturzo ’18, a rising majoring in biology and minoring in religious studies, was named to the Spring 2021 President's List at Elon University, earning no grade below an A-. This summer, Kathryn is employed as an emergency medical technician (EMT) for the Millville, Delaware Volunteer Fire Department. She is also serving as an EMT for the Rehoboth Beach Patrol in Delaware.
Stacey Phillips ’18 is a rising senior at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology majoring in Interactive Media with a concentration in Advanced Media Production. Stacey has been named to the Dean's List every semester of her college career.
Amanda Pugh ’18, a nursing major and member of the Westover Honors Program at the University of Lynchburg, earned the Junior Class Ring Academics Award honoring her strong academic performance. Amanda is also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Student Nurses Association, Catholic Campus Ministry, and Relay for Life at the University of Lynchburg. Amanda was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at the University of Lynchburg.
Riley Rumbley ’18, a rising senior majoring in exercise science at Towson University, was recently featured on the Towson University Women's Soccer Facebook page.
Kristin Addison ’19 is a rising junior at Salisbury University where she majors in communications and minors in marketing.
Tamrah Blanchard ’19, a rising junior at McDaniel College, performed in the McDaniel Gospel Choir Concert, which was held virtually on the McDaniel College YouTube Channel. To view the concert, click here. Tamrah was also named McDaniel College's Spring 2021 Dean's List with Highest Honors for earning a grade point average of 3.9 or higher.
Samantha Brager ’19 is a student at Towson University, majoring in health and health care administration and management.
Sarah Coffman ’19 a kinesiology major and Global Public Health Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park has been named to the 2021-2022 Executive Board of Terp Thon, serving as recruitment chair. Terp Thon is a student-run organization at the University of Maryland that supports patients and families fighting pediatric illness and injury in the local community. As leaders of the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement, students active in this organization unite the campus and local community to inspire hope and healing in the children and families at Children’s National Hospital. While raising vital funds and awareness for the hospital, Terp Thon celebrates their year-round efforts with a 12-hour Dance Marathon each March, bringing joy to the families who are the root of their cause.
Savannah Collins ’19, a media studies and production major who is minoring in digital media technologies at Temple University, is completing a radio production internship at PhillyCAM, Philadelphia Community Access Media. Savannah is also a member of the Temple University Honor Program.
Carly Connell ’19, a government and politics major with a minor in professional writing at the University of Maryland College Park, is currently interning for BlueBike, a communications consulting group based in Washington, D.C. In this role, Carly is working for a Extraordinary Journeys, a luxury travel company, to write and compose newsletters, to redesign their website, to launch a new virtual webinar series, to draft articles, and to create social media posts with new branding initiatives. Carly has also been accepted into the Maryland General Assembly Writing Internship Program. Carly will be one of 15 student interns placed with a Maryland General Assembly legislator in Spring 2022 to summarize bills, attend hearings and other meetings, lobby other legislators for support for bills, respond to constituents, research bills and constituent concerns, maintain the legislator’s schedule, organize support for bill hearings, and testify before committees on bills In order to prepare for this internship, Carly will complete an intense three-credit writing seminar in the Fall of 2021. To learn more about the program, click here.
Claire Corte ’19 has been named Female Academic Athlete of the Year at the University of Lynchburg where she is a member of the Women's Lacrosse team. Claire earned this honor for having achieved a 4.0 grade point average in the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. This summer, in preparation to apply for law school upon completing her undergraduate degree in 2023, Claire will be interning at a Towson law firm.
Francesca Marda David ’19 is a rising junior at Notre Dame of Maryland University where she is majoring in nursing. Francesca is a student representative for Notre Dame's Filipino-American Association, representing District 6 in the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue.
Sydney Dye ’19, a social work major and Emergent Scholar at Elizabethtown College, has been inducted into the Epsilon Pi chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society whose goal is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. In addition, Sydney was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Elizabethtown, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average.
Abigail Estrada ’19, a rising junior majoring in marriage and family studies and theology at DeSales University, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester.
Savanna Foertsch ’19, a rising junior majoring in biology at Widener University, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, earning a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester.
Lydia Good ’19 earned her Associate's Degree from the Community College of Baltimore County in June 2020. In the fall, she will be a student at Towson University where she will be a Family Studies major.
Mary Huebler ’19, a secondary physics education major with a minor in coaching, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Elizabethtown College, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average.
Eleni Kataxenos ’19 is a mass communications and media studies major at Towson University.
Grace LaCount ’19, a theater major at Frostburg State University, has been named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List with the distinction of earning a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. In addition, Grace was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Frostburg, earning a grade point average of at least 3.4.
Kayleigh Maimone ’19, a pre-med/biology major and Spanish and psychology minor at Washington College, has been inducted into the Rho Iota chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society which recognizes scholarship and encourages understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. In addition, she was selected to represent Washington College's pre-med students at the International Leadership Association's Healthcare Leadership Conference: Strengthening Ties Between Healthcare and Leadership. This national conference brought together both healthcare and leadership experts covering foundational and cutting-edge topics that are relevant for healthcare professionals (practitioners, educators, and scholars) to optimize leader development, leadership education, research, practice, and networking. Kayleigh has also been elected the president of the Washington College Student Events Board, the primary student programming organization on campus, for the 2021-2022 academic year. In this role, she will work closely with the Office of Student Engagement to lead student members in planning and implementing events and activities that support and enhance campus social life. Kayleigh also serves on the Executive Council for her sorority Zeta Tau Alpha as academic achievement chair.
Lydia Morris ’19 earned her Associate's Degree in business from the Community College of Baltimore County in June 2021. Lydia will be a student at the University of Maryland College Park this fall.
Esther Shin ’19, a computer science major and business management minor at Case Western Reserve University, is a member of Phi Sigma Rho, a social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology.
Ada Clare Tempert ’19, a rising junior at Loyola Maryland University, earned first team All-Patriot League accolades during her first collegiate season after leading the Loyola Women's Soccer Team in goals scored and points. Ada was also recognized as the Patriot League’s Offensive Player of the Week following her debut game for Loyola when she she scored her first goal in the 54th minute and sent in an 88th minute cross which was directed in for an own goal during a 2-1 season-opening victory over Colgate.
Asha Davis ’20, a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List. She has also been selected to serve as an Orientation Advisor. In that role, Asha will be working with the University of Maryland's Orientation Office to help introduce students to the university, to register for classes, and to lead parent and transfer sessions.
Megan Francis ’20, a rising sophomore Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management Pre-Major at Coastal Carolina University, was named to the Spring 2021 President's List, earning a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.
Claire Geier ’20, a rising sophomore nursing major at Xavier University, is completing a summer internship in the Quality Control Department at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. In this role, Claire is responsible for completing audits and tracers, checking the floors for proper storage, expiration dates, and safety. She also conducts checks for proper hand hygiene and completes audits on the isolation rooms to maintain sanitation and safety standards.
Meg Kennedy ’20, an English and creative writing major and art and art history minor at Washington College, recently had her essay, "The Eradication of Misogynoir Culture in Black Communities: How Stereotypes Perpetuate a Rape Culture: published in the Washington College Review, A Journal of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. To read her essay, click here.
Megan Marston ’20 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Highpoint University for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.
Alivia McDermott ’20, a rising sophomore education and psychology major, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List with High Honors at McDaniel College, earning a 3.70 to 3.89 grade point average.
McKenna Shay ’20, a rising sophomore nursing major at Frostburg State University, was named to the Mountain East Conference's All-MEC Academic Team. To earn this honor, McKenna, a goalie on the Frostburg Women's Lacrosse Team, earned a grade point average of between 3.70 and 4.0. McKenna and her teammates led Frostburg to their first appearance in the 2021 Mountain East Championship game, where they fell to Notre Dame (Ohio) 14-10. To read more about McKenna's ALL-MEC Academic Team honor, click here. McKenna was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Frostburg, earning a grade point average of at least 3.4.
Emma Aviles ’21 is a freshman member of the Loyola University Maryland Women's Soccer Team. According to head coach, Joe Mallia, Emma, a midfielder, "the first thing you notice about Emma are her sound technical skills. She has an excellent first touch, she can play all kinds of passes and she strikes a quality ball on goal. She’s also left-footed, which is always an added benefit. Emma is a great addition to our class, and we are excited to get her to campus."
Lynne Spigelmire Viti '65 had her poem, Pandemic Sonnet, published in Pen-In-Hand, the Maryland Writers' Association’s biannual literary journal. To read Lynne's sonnet, go here.
Anita Healy O'Neill '68 is a volunteer member of Maryland Vaccine Hunters, helping to secure COVID 19 vaccination appointments for eligible Marylanders, including many of her Mercy alumnae sisters and their families.
Tess Veloso '68 is a certified life-cycle celebrant and officiant.
Mary Ellen Santiago Barbera '69, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, has been named number four in The Daily Record's inaugural Power 100 list, recognizing Marylanders who are shaping business, government, non-profits, law firms, and other critical institutions. To read more, go here.
Rosemarie Serio Pomilla, BA, BSN, CRNP '72 is a neonatal nurse practitioner at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware. Rosemarie earned her certified registered nurse practitioner degree (CRNP) from Georgetown University in 1990. She served for 26 years with the Maryland Army National Guard 136th Combat Support Hospital, retiring as a lieutenant colonel Army Corps nurse. Since joining Beebe Medical Center in 2005, Rosemarie has been responsible for developing the neonatal practitioners’ roles as well as educating her team members on pathophysiology, interventions, and patient care. She also serves as a Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor and manages NRP education for staff nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, and physicians affiliated with Beebe Medical Center. Additionally, in response to a request from Sussex County Emergency Medical Services and provided NRP education to 100 paramedics. In 2015, Rosemarie was recognized by the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders with the Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice Award. According to Rick Schaffner, RN, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Beebe Healthcare, Rosemarie's "efforts have been instrumental in obtaining specialized equipment and supplies which allow safe and effective care delivery to critically ill infants. She has been a key player in changing the paradigm of management of the sick infant at the community hospital level, triaging sick newborns and making the difficult determination of which infants need observation and transitional care versus which infants need transport, all the while teaching staff how to assess and assist in these situations." To read more about Rosemarie, click here.
Kathy Roark Scrimger '72 teaches second and third grade at St. Francis International School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Jean Hinkel Gleeves '74 is the senior vice president at Bank of the West.
Nancy Papa Doran '74 recently celebrated her 43rd anniversary of working at the William S. Baer School in the field of occupational therapy.
Kimberly Clark '76, executive vice president of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), was featured in the November 30, 2020 edition of The Baltimore Sun, detailing her role as part of the new development team for a new mixed-use project on Baltimore's 'superblock." bridging Baltimore's central business, Mount Vernon, and the city's west side. Kimberly was quoted in the article as saying, "It’s so exciting, for me, to see something significant happening here. We’re solidifying the fact that this can be considered a true neighborhood." She also mentioned that past attempts to address the superblock have languished over the years. To read the entire article, click here. In her role as executive vice president, she oversees neighborhood development, business development, real estate development, capital budgeting, small and minority owned business initiative, innovation development, marketing, research and analytics. Among her achievements at BDC, Kim helped structure public private partnership financing for several major redevelopment projects, including several Tax Increment Financing (TIF) projects; Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTS) for several major developments, and the financing of several grocery store projects. She was instrumental in retaining several businesses of all sizes and assisted smaller businesses with expansions. Kim represented the City in the development of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the redevelopment of Inner Harbor East and Belvedere Square as well as several other projects. Kim is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Economic Development Association, President of the MEDA Foundation, Governance Chair of the Urban Land Institute Baltimore Council, Board member of the Emerging Technology Centers, Small Business Resource Center, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc., and is a member of the International Economic Development Council. In 2016 Kim was named by the Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, received the Mayor’s Medal for Meritorious Service and was honored by Mercy High School with the Sister M. Joannes Clifford Distinguished Alumni award. Kim graduated Leadership MD in 2009 and is a Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Class of 2007 graduate.
Melanie Lane-Thomas '78 earned her master's degree in speech language pathology from Loma Linda University in 2000. Melanie is currently a speech language pathologist at Casa Colina Hospital in Pomona, California.
Wendy Pratt Camlin '78 is the director of patient care services obstetric and newborn Services Magee Women's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Lisa Boan Logan '80 has accepted a position as a public health nurse with the Baltimore County Health Department.
Lea Bradley Gilmore '83 is serving as the Govans Presbyterian Church's first minister for racial justice and multicultural engagement. In this role, Lea leads a racial justice ministry working group, made up of several church members and two community members as well as educates people on how to become anti-racist. Lea's work at Govans Presbyterian Church was recently featured in The Baltimore Sun. To read more, click here.
Carol Tan, Ph.D. '83 has been employed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for more than 28 years. Carol, who holds her bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and earned her doctorate in civil engineering from Penn State University, is the team leader, safety data and analysis in the Office of Safety Research and development at FHWA. In a feature on FHWA's website, Carol said, "I love that our research helps to save lives on our nation's roads. I spend a lot of time mentoring, assisting, and supporting my team and office. I review research plans, budgets, reports; I coordinate research activities with other groups and offices in support of reducing highway crashes." In 1997, Carol was the recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award in the category of applied science. This award, honors outstanding federal employees across all areas of federal service. To read more about Carol, click here.
Dr. Kauser Ruby Mahmood Bari '86 is the owner and clinical director of KRB Dentistry in Rosenberg, Texas. In 1998, she graduated in the top ten of her class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In addition to speaking fluent English, Spanish, and Urdu, Dr. Bari is also proficient in general dentistry and minor oral surgery. She volunteers as a dentist at Shifa, the community dental nonprofit clinic, to serve community members who cannot afford proper dental care. For the past four years, Dr. Bari has been part of the Medical Missionaries of Divine Mercy, helping to provide free medical and dental services at the border of Texas and Mexico to thousands of people that lack the ability to receive much needed care. To learn more, click here.
Amy Stevenson, DNP '90 earned her doctorate of nursing practice from Samuel Merritt University in 2020. Amy is a registered nurse and clinical manager for health homes at Alameda Alliance for Health in Alameda, California. In this role, Amy serves those with complex medical needs and chronic conditions who may benefit from enhanced care management and coordination.
Joanne Heffner Berkey '90 is a school counselor at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lauren Nachodsky Blevins '90, a 2019 graduate of the American Military University, is a Master Sergeant in the Maryland Air National Guard.
Makeda Scott '90 was elected the chair of the Board of Education for Baltimore County Public Schools.
Leigh Magee Hannan '91 is the owner of CharcuterLeigh offering custom charcuterie boards and boxes which can be delivered between Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland.
Cindy Pigford Berglund '92 is the permit manager of the Planning Department and Building Division for the city of Ormond Beach, Florida.
Susan Stofberg Beltran '92 is a fifth grade teacher at St. Ursula School in Parkville, Maryland.
Lisa Coletti '92 is a volunteer member of Maryland Vaccine Hunters, helping to secure COVID 19 vaccination appointments for eligible Marylanders, including many of her Mercy alumnae sisters and their families.
Maria del Mar Navarro Havrilak '92 is the owner and operator of Mama Juana's Tapas Truck. Growing up between her parent's native country, Spain, and Baltimore, Maria always savored the tastes and cultural passions of her family and it's heritage. She is passionate about bringing the taste of Spain to Baltimore with authentic Tapas on a food truck.
Ewurama Shaw-Taylor, Ph.D. '92 is a research psychologist with 15 years of experience in bio-behavioral health, currently employed by Behavioral Health Concepts, Inc. as a quality reviewer. She has worked in mental health and human services—including two state correctional mental health systems and a child resettlement program—to improve service delivery, client outcomes, and quality. Ewurama has expertise in continuous quality improvement, policy development, compliance monitoring, evaluation, and proposal development. Ewurama holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Chicago.
Dana Wiedefeld Keller '93 has been named to the 2020-21 School Board at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Towson, Maryland. Dana serves as co-secretary of the board.
Jennifer Barnes Richter '93 and Daya Chaney Webb '93 have partnered to open Maryland Learning Center. Their mission is to support children and their families during educational challenges, to create advantages & opportunities, and to deliver fun and innovative learning while fostering positive relationships.
Julie Michael Henn '93 was re-elected as the vice-chair of the Board of Education for Baltimore County Public Schools.
Briana Shirey, LCSW-C '93 has been promoted to the role of family support services coordinator at the Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Laura LeBrun Hatcher '94, P'21 testified at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in a legislative hearing entitled, "Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs." Laura's testimony focused on the importance of Medicaid, Home and Community-Based Services, and the health care protections provided by the Affordable Care Act for families with medically fragile children, like her son.
Kelly Restivo Cimino '95 began a new position as RN Practice Administrator at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland.
Kelly DiPaola Huettner, RD, LDN '95 earned her second bachelor's degree in nutrition science from Morgan State University in 2016. Kelly is now employed as a registered dietitian.
Dr. Kia Myrick McDaniel '95 presented at the University of Maryland College of Education's "EdTerps Dialogue Series on December 8, 2020. Kia, the director of curriculum and instruction for Prince Georges County Public Schools, shared her expertise in preparing for digital contexts from grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.
Meghan Cosgrove Sitzler '98 is the assistant principal at Holy Angels Catholic School in Baltimore.
Michele Huffman Mueller '98, director of special events at Kennedy Krieger Institute, was interviewed on Fox 45, Baltimore. Michele detailed how Festival of Trees, the East Coast’s largest holiday extravaganza, pivoted to a virtual festival this year. To watch Michele's interview, click here.
Lisa Osborne Schwartz, Pharm, D. '98 is a pharmacist at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
Heather Valunas Davis '99 is a resource teacher at St. Ursula School in Parkville, Maryland. Heather works with students in St. Ursula's St. Julie Program, providing academic support and positive learning experiences so all students can flourish in the school setting.
Dr. Mary McCotter Desi '99, a 2003 graduate of Mount St. Mary's University and a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is a family physician at Southern Family Medicine in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania. Mary completed her residency at York Hospital, where she was one of two chief residents. She was recognized by the family practice faculty as Resident Teacher of the Year in 2012-2013.
Ann DeSimone Bassett '00 graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in May 2020, earning her second bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. During her time at UMB, Ann served as president of the Student American Dental Hygienist Association and Hygiene Chair for the Community Outreach and Engagement Club. Ann has also volunteered her time at UMB CURE sealant days, Maryland Day Oral Cancer screenings, C.O.R.E Health Fairs, the 2018 MDAC Oral Health Summit and the 2019 Ava Roberts Pediatric Dentistry symposium. In addition, Ann is a 2004 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, earning her bachelor of science degree in public relations, with minors in advertising, marketing, and speech communication.
Ebony Hull Lawson '00 earned her master's degree in leadership in teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2020. Ebony is currently teaching high school English at The Maryland School for the Blind.
Lisa Salvatore, MBA, '00, senior paid media manager at CallTracking Metrics, recently was featured on their website in a vlog chronicling her day working from home. To see the vlog, click here.
Ashley Valis '00, executive director of University of Maryland, Baltimore's Office of Community Engagement, was honored as a University of Maryland, Baltimore Champion of Excellence along with another member of her leadership team. To view Ashley's award acceptance, click here.
Kelly McKee Stabile '01 is a kindergarten aide at St. Margaret's School in Bel Air, Maryland.
Nicole Ortiz Fleischmann, C.P.A. '01 has been promoted to director at CrossCountry Consulting. Nicole leads CrossCountry Consulting's Workday Advisory Services Practice which provides implementation readiness, project management, change management, and testing management services to clients. In addition, Nicole serves as a board member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association and chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Northern Virginia Network.
Kendall Richards Timmons '02, a 2005 graduate of Salisbury University, is the regional program coordinator for Maryland’s First Judicial Circuit Truancy Reduction Court Program, one of four Maryland problem-solving courts of its kind. She and her team serve children and families in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. Kendall was appointed communications co-chairperson for the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management this fall and was accepted into the Institute for Court Management program of study.
Angela Fiastro '03 is a writer-editor for an international development company helping improve the lives of people from around the world by implementing projects funded by donors such as USAID; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. She is also in the process of completing her B.A. in English at the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Shante Sims Westray '03 earned her MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus in 2017.
Lauren Smith Barchi '05, a 2009 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, is a low-income advocate for Nexamp, a solar energy company specializing in community solar. In this role, Lauren ensures that those who are economically disadvantaged have equal access to solar energy.
Kristen Carr '06, a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina, has been named assistant coach of Johns Hopkins University Women's Lacrosse team. Kristen brings ten years of coaching experience to Hopkins and will run the offense as well as assisting the center draw specialists. At the University of North Carolina, Kristen earned First Team IWLCA All-America honors as a senior when she led the nation's third-ranked defense (7.25 goals per game). She graduated as the program's leader in draws in a season (64) and career (174). A three-year starter, she helped the Tar Heels to a 62-20 record and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a pair of Final Four trips. Kristen has been a starting defender on the US National Team since 2008 and won gold medals at the 2013 and 2017 FIL World Cups. In addition, she plays for the Pride of the Women's Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL). Prior to joining the coaching staff at Hopkins, Kristen spent spent three seasons as the offensive coordinator at the University of Delaware and then worked as as the recruiting and defensive coordinator at Stanford University. Most recently, Kristen served as the defensive coordinator as well as recruiting coordinator at Ohio State University. According to Johns Hopkins University head lacrosse coach, Janine Tucker, Kristen, "is a veteran coach who has had her hands in every aspect of the game. Her passion, creativity and versatility will make an immediate impact on our program - specifically our offensive unit and center draw specialists. One of the most well-respected assistant coaches in the game, Kristen has also left her mark on the US women's national team. She blew us away in the interview process and our players are going to love learning from her." to read more, click here. In September 2020, Kristen moderated the She Competes: Developing Women in Leadership Webinar Series, sponsored by US Lacrosse which explored the need for female coaches and discussed how to cultivate female leadership in the sports industry.
Denise Contreras Williams '06 is a 2020 graduate of Towson University, earning her bachelor's degree in nursing.
La Shawna Epps Obame MA, LCPC, NCC '06 has over ten years of experiences in the health field. She earned her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a concentration in biopsychology and her master of arts degree in mental health counseling from Bowie State University. As a licensed clinical professional counselor and nationally certified counselor, La Shawna is trained in trauma-informed approaches and serves the community at the local Child Advocacy Center. She is also a certified prepare/ enrich marriage facilitator, supporting individuals and couples by utilizing Adlerian, Client-Centered, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to promote insight and encourage a healthy life balance with practical interventions. La Shawna has experience coaching soccer and teaching nutrition and fitness to adolescents within a research setting. She has also worked in community case management, care transitions, and therapeutic recreation to lend a distinctive style to providing therapy.
Annie Armiger '07 earned her bachelor of science in communications, with a minor in writing from McDaniel College in 2011. Annie's first marketing job at a company called Oomph Marketing, furthered her interest in production, and she began doing freelance production. As a freelancer in Georgia, Annie worked on a variety of projects including commercials, promos, short and feature films, reality TV, and web series for a variety of clients including Delta Airlines, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, The Krystal Company, Delta Community Credit Union, Awesome Con, and Hire Heroes USA. Annie is now employed by CNN Creative Marketing as a write, producer, a production coordinator, and an awards coordinator. In this role, she has coordinated various shoots for department creatives and producers; written scripts and produced topical videos for daily primetime, weekend, and international programs; and coordinated all award entries for the PromaxBDA Awards, the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the Clio Awards, and the Cannes Lion Awards.
Jessye Black '07 earned her master's degree in human resources management from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University in February 2021.
Dr. Christine D. Hoang '07 is a general dentist at Maryland Family Dentistry. Christine earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2015.
Ashley Kowalski '07, project engineer, global partnerships at The Aerospace Corporation, moderated two of the breakout sessions for TechCrunch: Space 2020, a two-day, virtual event with top investors, founders, and technologists within the space industry who are advancing the future of space. The event featured industry leaders from public and private enterprise, academia, civil space, and defense discussing space exploration, human space flight, earth observation, launch providers, and in-space operations. Ashley's breakout session was entitled, "Fast Money: Working with the Army to Operationalize Science for Transformational Overmatch," and detailed the DEVCOM Army research laboratory and the xTech Program of prize competitions that accelerate innovative solutions that can help solve Army challenges.
Angela Wright '07, a 2011 graduate of Elizabethtown College and a 2014 graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, is an executive pastry chef at Corcoran Caterers in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Merrie Goodlander '08 recently completed her provisional tenure with the Junior League of Wilmington and is now an active member. Her work with the League includes volunteering on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee to advance period equity in the state of Delaware, currently working with the state legislature to pass HB20, an act aimed at providing free feminine hygiene products in all public and charter schools. According to Merrie, My experience on the Alumnae Executive Board provided an excellent foundation for collaborating in this network of dynamic women!"
Khadija Mitchell '08 holds her bachelor of science degree in chemistry from York College of Pennsylvania. She was recently promoted to incoming quality control lab chemist at Citrus and Allied Essences, LTD.
Katie Pniewski '08, middle school coordinator and English Language Arts teacher, was named the Immaculate Conception School 2021 Teacher of the Year. To watch the announcement of Katie's honor, and to see how Katie inspires her students in the classroom and beyond, go to bit.ly/372FW9K.
Sasha Slacum '08 is an operations manager for Lyft.
Dr. Rachel Troch '08, a neonatology fellow was the featured speaker at the Children's National Neonatology Seminar Series: NICU Covid Update. In addition, Rachel has published Fever and an Abnormal Mass in an 18th Month Old Boy and Slow and Steady, A Systematic Review of ICU Care Models Relevant to Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness.
Rose Kane '09 was a featured presenter on SAP Software Solutions SAP Enable Now Conference call.
Sarah Lindler King '10 was promoted to trading partner associate at Availity.
Jenna Parr Purnell '10, a fourth grade teacher at Glen Avenue Elementary School in Salisbury, Maryland, continued her tradition of collecting, wrapping, and delivering gifts for her students. Jenna's story was featured on ABC 47; click here to view the story.
Hanna Ramsburg '10 has started a new position as director, Outpatient Neurology Clinical Operations at Global Neurosciences.
Katie Scarbath '10 has been promoted to human resources manager at Gotham Greens, a fresh food company which builds and operates sustainable greenhouses in cities across the United States.
Shianne Antoine Williams-Browne '11 has recently opened her own dance school, Symmetry Arts, which offers an array of virtual dance classes. Shianne holds her bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance, choreography, and a K-12 teaching certification from Towson University. For the past nine years, she has taught dance at Mercy High School, Dance and BMore, Young Audiences’ Summer Arts Learning Academy, and Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center. Most recently, Shianne has directed the dance program at William Penn Senior High School in York, Pennsylvania. In addition, Shianne has performed with Deep Vision Dance Company, Humanistics Dance Company, and for choreographers such as Madeline Maxine Gorman. Shianne is currently a company member of LucidBeings Dance, BlueShift Dance, and authors dance reviews for her very own Charm City Dance Blog.
Kandice Medley '11 earned her bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences from Morgan State University in 2016. Kandice is currently enrolled in graduate school at Morgan State University where she is studying social work. She is also employed as a community outreach specialist at McKissack & McKissack, Inc.
Megan Fogelsanger '12, a 2017 York College of Pennsylvania graduate, earned her bachelor of science degree in early elementary education and special education. Currently, Megan is employed by Contentstack, where she is a training and curriculum specialist.
Jill Flenner '13, a 2015 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, earned her master of science degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University in 2020.
Imani Perlie '13 earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry from North Carolina A & T State University in 2018. She is employed as a chemist, quality control lab technician at Cellphire, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on cell stabilization technology with a current emphasis on blood platelets.
Menu'ette Silver '13 earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in television and film production from the University of Southern California in 2020. Menu'ette co-wrote and co-produced The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins which has earned a Student Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Short. The film is now eligible to compete in the 2021 Oscars in the same category. To preview the film, click here and to learn more about it, click here. Menu’Ette is also volunteer mentor for EmpowHer institute, a non-profit organization that creates a safe space for girls to develop their voice. She is passionate about education, children, and is aware of the impact media can make on society.
Anna Borkowski '14 earned her bachelor's degree in human and family services from Towson University in 2018. She is now completing graduate studies at University Of Maryland School Of Social Work, specializing in clinical health. Currently, in her last semester in graduate school, Ana is working as the oncology social worker in the Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center, completing biopsychosocial assessments for individuals identified as high risk of distress related to oncology diagnosis and treatment, providing individual/family therapy and case management services to individuals while facilitating psychosocial and survivorship support groups for individuals being treated at Mercy. In April, Anna will be sitting for my professional licensure exam to become an LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) and will be graduating May 20, 2021. Post-graduation, Anna hopes to work with vulnerable populations in a medical setting, such as Mercy Medical Center, eventually pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work (DSW).
Eunice Shin '14 earned her bachelor of science degree in biology with a peace and justice minor and an ethics concentration from Villanova University in 2019. In addition to her academic studies, she was very involved in the local community especially as a part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service organization, which aimed to help underserved communities and address social issues. Eunice enjoyed teaching science to young, excited students, mentoring children from Philadelphia, and serving those in remote areas of central Appalachia. Since her college graduation, Eunice has been employed as a medical scribe in various outpatient and inpatient settings, including internal medicine, family medicine, vascular surgery, hospital shock trauma centers, and intensive care units. Eunice additionally had an exciting opportunity to work as a certified nursing assistant in Orlando, Florida and Long Island, New York. She is now looking forward to beginning medical school this fall.
Janette Carpio, MSW, LMSW '15 earned her masters of social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in July 2020. Janette's clinical concentration specialized in behavioral health and she was awarded a Behavioral Health Workforce Integration Service and Education (BHWISE) Fellowship, a training programs for MSW students committed to a career providing behavioral health services to individuals, especially underserved communities. She is currently employed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the outpatient kidney and pancreas transplant center as well as their thoracic unit.
Katrina Schmidt '16 is employed as a communications associate at The Hatcher Group.
Jillian Scott '16 earned her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology with a minor in history from the University of Maryland College Park in December 2020. Jill was recently hired by the Maryland Department of Labor as a communications officer.
Malaika Wanjihia '16 earned her bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Engineering from Morgan State University, graduating summa cum laude. Malaika is now employed at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) as an electrical engineer. She is a part of the Discovery Program, which affords her the opportunity to rotate through a variety of programs at APL in order to experience different technical areas within electrical engineering and receive a wholistic view of the work done at APL. This fall, Malaika will begin her studies toward her master's degree in electrical and computer engineering at the John’s Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.
Michaela Bentman '17 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Stevenson University.
Kaitlyn Coffey '17 a computer science major and data science minor at Mount St. Mary's University, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Alexandra Lichtner '17 has been named to the President's List at Rollins College for earning a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average for the Fall 2021 semester. Alexandra is also a member of the Women's Cross Country team at Rollins.
Elaina McDonough '17 was named to the Dean's List at Stevenson University for the Fall 2020 semester.
Nadia Owusu '17 has been named to Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott's Transition Team as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Katarina Russell '17 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Seton Hill University, earning a grade point average of 3.7 or above.
Raecine Singletary '17, a senior theater arts major at Point Park University, was the assistant director of American Son at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Raecine's experience is highlighted on Point Park University's website, found here.
Megan Young '17, a business management major, minoring in philosophy, was named to the Dean's List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2020 semester. earning a 3.5 grade point average or better.
Sofia Weir '17 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of South Carolina.
Alexis Wolford '17 has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Salisbury University.
Jessica Borne '18, a meteorology major, was recently inducted into the University of South Alabama Mortar Board, a national honor society for rising college seniors. Jessica, who participated in Mercy's Mentor Program with Meteorologist Amy Aaronso from Fox 45, chose to study meteorology after watching Storm Chasers one thunderstruck night in 8th grade when she became fascinated by the beauty of something so destructive. As Jessica learned more about the complexity and mathematical side of weather, she became certain that this was what she wanted to study and make her career. Jessica is currently President of the Meteorology Club, as well as a member of the National Weather Association, American Meteorological Society, the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the National Residence Hall Honorary, and a technician for South Alabama Mesonet. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Jessica plans on attending graduate school for Applied Meteorology with a concentration in Transportation Meteorology.
Taylor Colimore '18, a junior kinetic imaging major, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Shanelle Fleet '18 is a junior at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in dance. Shanelle is the vice president of the Hawkettes, a dance-based cheer team that performs at men's and women's basketball games as well as at other campus events. Shanelle also serves as the treasurer of the Black Student Union and as a member of the Student Conduct Board, which hears alleged student conduct violations. Shanelle plans to attend graduate school to study Forensic Science upon graduation from St. Mary's.
Jasmine Franklin '18 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Widener University where she is a criminal justice major and member of the Women's Basketball team. Widener's Dean's List dean's list recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.
Rachael Huebler '18, a senior biology major at York College of Pennsylvania was named to the Dean's List, earning a 3.50 grade point average or higher. Rachael is also a member of York's Women's Lacrosse team.
Hannah Keller '18 has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Fall 2020 Dean's List with Highest Honors, earning a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher.
Kaitlyn Kozlowski '18 has been named one of the four captains of the Stevenson University Women's Lacrosse team. Coach Kathy Railey says that Kaitlyn, a midfielder, "embodies the quintessential student-athlete. She trains hard, she plays hard, and she excels in the classroom. When the chips are down, I want the ball in Koz's stick." To read more about Kaitlyn being named captain, click here. To learn about her career at Stevenson University, go here. Kaitlyn was also named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Stevenson University.
Brianna Leith '18 has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Seton Hill University where she is junior majoring in social work with a specialty in forensic science.
Allie Lijewski '18 earned a United States Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. This scholarship sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs enables exceptional US undergraduate students means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. According to the announcement, "Lijewski, a Loyola University Maryland communication major with double specializations in digital media and journalism with a minor in writing, is planning to use her Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Rome, Italy, from May 29-June 26, 2021. The Baltimore native looks forward to immersing herself into another culture, since this experience will be her first time overseas." Allie is quoted as saying, “I’ve always had dreams to live in another country, expand my knowledge, and consistently learn and grow as an individual for and with others. Studying abroad has been a goal of mine for a very long time, so applying to the Gilman Scholarship gave me the opportunity to actually turn my dream into a reality. It serves as an opportunity to be closer to the person that I’m meant to be.” Allie serves as the chair of marketing and communication for Greyhounds Give and is involved in Lambda Pi Eta, a National Communication Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Nu, a National Jesuit Honor Society, at Loyola University Maryland. To read more, click here. Allie was also named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland. In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.
Kathryn Paturzo '18 has been named to the Dean's List at Elon University for the Fall 2020 semester, earning a grade point average of at least 3.50 in a minimum of 12 semester hours. Kathryn, a junior majoring in biology and minoring in religious studies, is an Undergraduate College Fellow at Elon. Through this fellowship, she is conducting undergraduate research to determine if there is a correlation between heart rate variability and religious beliefs and level of practice. Kathryn has also been elected president of her sorority, Kappa Delta. In addition, she serves as a representative on the Panhellenic Diversity and Inclusion committee, which strives to make Greek life more inclusive and more accessible to all. Upon graduation, Kathryn hopes to attend graduate school to become a physician's assistant.
Amber Parker '18, a junior at McDaniel College, has served as a stage and crew member for McDaniel's productions of As You Like It and Spoon River Anthology. Amber was also a part of the scenic construction of the college's production of Speech and Debate.
Abby Peabody '18, an international relations major at Ursinus College, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Kelsee Perry '18 is a junior at Morgan State University, majoring in multimedia journalism.
Amanda Pugh '18 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of Lynchburg where she is a nursing major.
Mia Ramirez '18, a junior at the University of San Diego, is a member of the women's soccer team.
Julia Shovan '18 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Drew University where she is majoring in theater. Julia is also a member of Drew University's International Ambassador Program which creates a collaboration between domestic and international students through leadership and practice.
Bria Bailey '19 is a general studies major at Baltimore City Community College, where is a member of the Granville T. Woods Honors Program. Upon graduation, Bria will be pursuing her interest of becoming an airline pilot by majoring in aviation.
Stephanie Berger '19 has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the Community College of Baltimore County, earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average in her last 12 credit hours.
Tamrah Blanchard '19 has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Fall 2020 Dean's List with Highest Honors, earning a semester grade point average of 3.70-3.89.
Abigail Brannan '19, an early childhood education major, has been named to the Dean's List at St. Vincent's College, earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Sarai Chestnut '19 a sophomore majoring in intelligence and security studies, was named to the Dean's List at The Citadel, earning a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, for the Fall 2020 semester.
Vicky Clark '19, a sophomore at Stevenson University, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Sarah Coffman '19 is a sophomore kinesiology major at the University of Maryland, College Park. Sarah is a Global Public Health Scholar. This program helps students gain an understanding of the conceptual and practical foundations of community health, explore global public health challenges, and consider ways to improve population health in diverse contexts. Sarah is also a member of Catholic Terps as well as Terp Thon.
Savannah Collins '19, a sophomore member of Temple University's Honors Program, is majoring in media studies and production and minoring in digital media technologies. Savannah is also an engineer for WHIP Radio, Temple University's radio station. In addition, Savannah is also a technology consultant at Temple's Teaching, Education, Collaboration, and Help (TECH) center, a dynamic facility allows students to meet, study, collaborate, relax, and take advantage of resources such as a student computer lab, multimedia studio, and 24-hour help desk. To learn more, click here.
Claire Corte '19 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of Lynchburg.
Sydney Dye '19, a sophomore social work major at Elizabethtown College, has been named an Emergent Scholar in recognition of her outstanding academic record. The Emergent Scholar designation is awarded to students who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher at the end of the first three semesters. In addition, Sydney was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Elizabethtown. As part of the social work program, Sydney volunteers at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lancaster as well as at an assisted living facility.
Abby Estrada '19 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at DeSales University, earning a minimum 3.50 GPA in no fewer than 12 credit hours.
Savanna Foertsch '19, a biology major at Widener University, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List. At Widener, the Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.
Mary Huebler '19 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Elizabethtown College, earning a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours. Mary is majoring in secondary physics education with a coaching minor.
Ashley Jensen '19, a sophomore animal and poultry sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List, earning a minimum of a earn a 3.4 grade point average during the semester.
Kayleigh Maimone '19, a biology and pre-med major with minors in Spanish and psychology, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Washington College.
Lydia Morris '19 is completing an internship in sports management with the Baltimore Blast.
Mikerria Melvin '19 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List with Honors at McDaniel College, earning a grade point average of 3.70-3.89.
Leyla Robinson '19 is a sophomore at Towson University majoring in exercise science (pre-med track) with minors of public health and chemistry. At Towson, Leyla is a student ambassador as well as a first year leader. In addition, Leyla was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Towson.
Esther Shin '19 has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Case Western Reserve University where she is majoring in computer science and minoring in business management.
Leah Williams '19, a sophomore international business major and Spanish, culture, and professional contexts minor at the University of Maryland College Park was elected to serve as a senator in their University Senate. Leah will represent undergraduate students, especially those in the College of Business and Management. Senators are elected representatives of all of the constituencies of the campus community at the University of Maryland College Park and the full senate is composed of approximately 224 members including faculty, staff, and students.
Kennedy Ackerman '20, a freshman at Stevenson University majoring in legal studies, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List. She is also a member of Stevenson's Mock Trial team.
Olivia Barry '20, a freshman an Washington College, played the role of Eurydice in Washington College's production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a funny, heartbreaking and surreal reimagined version of the classic myth of Orpheus told through the eyes of its heroine.
Megan Francis '20 was named to the President's List at Coastal Carolina University, where she is majoring in hospitality, resort, and tourism management and marketing. To qualify for the President's List, students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.
Adrianna Gunther '20 is a freshman recreational therapy major at Virginia Wesleyan University, where she is a member of the women's soccer team. To learn more, go here.
Lindsey Hammel '20 is a freshman at the Community College of Baltimore County, where she is majoring in interior design.
Palina Jordan '20 a freshman communications major at Millersville University is a midfielder on the women's soccer team.
Meg Kennedy '20, a freshman English major at Washington College, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Bailey Krahl '20, a freshman exploratory studies major at Shippensburg University, is a member of the Shippensburg women's lacrosse team, where she plays attack.
Claire Krisanda '20 is a freshman at St. Joseph's University majoring in autism behavioral studies.
Megan Marston '20 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Highpoint University for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.
Christy Martin '20 is a freshman at Elizabethtown College majoring in international business. Christy is also an active member of Elizabethtown's student ambassador program.
Sara Matvey '20 was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of Pittsburgh, earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Delaney Mavromihalis '20, a nursing major, has been named to the Fall 2020 College of Nursing's Dean's List at Kent State University.
Alivia McDermott '20 is a member of the women's soccer team at McDaniel College, where she is a freshman majoring in education and psychology. To read more about Alivia, click here. Alivia was named to the McDaniel College Fall 2020 Dean's List with Honors, earning a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.
Kristen Metzler '20 is a biochemistry and molecular biology major at Quinnipiac University, where she is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the American Sign Language Club. She is currently completing an internship at DrFirst, helping to make information about doctor's offices across the United States as well as prescription information more accessible to patients through a SmartPhone app.
Blen Mulugeta '20 is a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Information Science.
Madeleine Oum-Ray '20, an African American studies major with a concentration in public policy, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Laura Parada '20, a freshman legal studies major at Stevenson University, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Breighan Pressley '20 is a freshman at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she is majoring in social work.
Mallory Price '20, a freshman nursing major at Salisbury University, was named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List.
Brooke Rainville '20, a freshman health sciences major at James Madison University, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List, earning a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.899.
Kelley Scott '20 is a freshman atmospheric science major at Salisbury University.
Heather Shanty '20 is a freshman at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, majoring in health administration and policy.
McKenna Shay '20 is a freshman pre-nursing major at Frostburg State University. She is the goalie for the women's lacrosse team. McKenna was aslo named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Frostburg, earning a grade point average of at least 3.4.
Erin Smearman '20, a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, is majoring in criminology on a pre-law track.
Janiece Taylor '20 has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the McDaniel College Fall 2020 Dean's List with Honors for earning a for a 3.50-3.69 grade point average.
Barbara Willnecker Snyder, RN '64 retired from Stella Maris, where she most recently served as a nurse manager, in 2013. She and her husband live in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, where they are active members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Freedom.
Lynne Spigelmire Viti, Ph.D. '65 has published her fourth book, a full length poetry collection published entitled Dancing at Lake Montebello: Poems. To purchase Lynne's book, please click here.
The Honorable Mary Ellen Santiago Barbera '69 has been named one of The Daily Record's 2020 Icon Honors award winners. This award recognizes Maryland business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields. Since 2013, Mary Ellen has served as Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals. To learn more about Mary Ellen, click here.
Dr. Eileen Stork '69 is a neonatologist at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Barbara Yaffe Bradshaw '74 is a licensed clinical professional counselor, providing anticipatory grief counseling to the dying and their families, and individual counseling to private clients. Her specialty is in grief, loss and end-of-life issues. To learn more, click here.
Judi Coleman '82 was recently recognized by her peers as a part of Diligent Corporation’s 2020 Modern Governance 100. This award highlights individuals who find opportunities for growth and drive their organizations towards greater diversity, sustainable practices, and sharper insights for company leadership. Judi is employed as the office manager and executive assistant to the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and Vice President/Chief Information Officer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) HealthCare. In early 2020, Judi was one of the nominees for the GBMC Compassionate Caregiver Award. Judi was also a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Angel Park and was named Fifth District Citizen of the Year by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks in 2016.
Jean Pilarski Slattery '83 has served as a member of the Baltimore County Police Department for 24 years and is currently a Lieutenant. During her career with BCoPD, Jean has worked as a patrol officer, as a precinct level detective, and also as an officer in a specialized unit handling calls for service for mentally ill or suicidal subjects and assessing threats in the workplace and schools. She is now the commander of a technology unit, providing the agency and the officers with the tools they need to support the citizens of the county. In addition, Jean and her husband are the co-owners of The Slattery Group, LLC, which provides health and wellness, personal training, and photography services. Jean is also an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils.
Mary Beth Lennon '85 has been named the Elizabeth P. Hoisington ’40 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient by her alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland University. This award is presented to a graduate who, through achievements in career and/or community service, embodies the principles of Notre Dame and has demonstrated loyalty to the university and achievements in career and/or community. In addition, Mary Beth is a new member of the Loyola Blakefield Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee of Mercy Health Services. To read more about Mary Beth's award, click here.
Joan Cox '87 created masks which were featured in Maskerade Baltimore, a virtual silent auction and mask design competition.
Beth Reitz Appleby '87 is a licensed realtor at Ebby Halliday Realtors in Dennison, Texas. She is a member of the Board of Directors at The Rehabilitation Center, where she facilitates fundraising and marketing. In addition, Beth volunteers as co-chair of the Sherman/Denison Walk to End Alzheimer's, planning and implementing the walk. Beth is also the moderator of the Grayson County Caregiver Support Group, hosting monthly community meetings for caregivers where they can receive help, support, and education to better care for loved ones living with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Amanda Blaney Laurier '95 is an academic intervention teacher in the Montgomery County Public School system. She currently teaches at Burtonsville Elementary. Amanda is also an adjunct professor in the American University School of Education.
Kia Myrick McDaniel, Ed.D. '95 has been promoted to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Prince George's County Public School System. She was also a featured panelist at Voices From the Field: A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting English Language Learners during COVID-19 sponsored by the English Learner Success Forum and UnboundEd. This panel focused on sharing best practices and resources for general educators to meet the needs of English Language Learners.
Bonnie Bevans Kottraba '98 serves on the School Board at St. Ursula School. Currently, Bonnie is a part of the Catholic Identity Subcommittee, previously having served on the Marketing Subcommittee. Bonnie has been a member of the board since 2016.
Meghan Ringgold '99 is the digital engagement specialist at Enterprise Community Partners, the only national nonprofit that addresses America’s affordable housing crisis from every angle. Meghan earned her bachelor of science degree in management and ethics from Mid-America Christian University.
Kelly Young Spragg '99 earned her master of science degree in instructional technology from Towson University. Kelly is a third grade teacher at Shady Spring Elementary School in the Baltimore County Public School system.
Abby Pyzik Smith '00 has stepped down as head women's basketball coach at the University of Lynchburg. Under Abby’s direction, the Hornets held a 162-111 record, making her the coach with the most wins in program history. In 2016, she led Lynchburg to its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament with a program record 24 wins. The following season, the Hornets compiled a 23-7 record, earning an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and recording its first ever tournament victory. Abby was named the ODAC’s coach of the year in 2017. According to Abby, "It has been the greatest honor for the last 11-and-a-half years to lead the women’s basketball program at my alma mater. The players who have come through during that time have helped us elevate the program to be an annual contender for the ODAC championship. But most importantly and my greatest joy is in knowing the incredibly strong women who have graduated from our program to go on to make differences in their communities. I am so proud. It is now time for me to focus on my team at home: my family. I know the program is in good hands and will continue to keep the program’s tradition of success and amazing sense of family strong.” To read more about Abby's coaching career, click here.
Lisa Salvatore MBA, '00, a senior paid media manager at CallTrackingMetrics, moderated a virtual panel of industry leaders discussing digital marketing strategies for 2021 and beyond. During this panel, entitled Launch Your 2021 Paid Media and Local SEO Strategies, Lisa and panel participants shared what should advertisers focus on moving into 2021.
Lindsay Klaus Reedy, MBA '01 has been named the Director of Global Digital Commerce at Under Armour.
Lisa Witriol '01 is a lab director at a Maryland state hospital in Catonsville, Maryland.
Meghan Martin Walrath '02 is a senior instructional designer with the Armstrong Institute at Johns Hopkins. In addition, Meghan is contractor for Rivion, a wedding videography company and teaches an academic writing workshop as an adjunct teacher at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She, her husband, Scott, and their two sons, Jaxon, 4, and Alex, 2, currently live in Bel Air, Maryland.
Rachel Mitchem Cyr '02 is a dance, theater, and acrobatics instructor at EMC Performing Arts Studio in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Rachel, who earned her bachelor of fine arts in theater from the University of Connecticut, also visits local schools, teaching lessons as part of EMC's community outreach. In addition, Rachel is the costume manager for the studio.
Farrah Ortiz Barnhart, CPA '03 is the senior manager of corporate accounting at StitchFix.
Brittany Bromwell Cody '04 is the lead concierge at Brightview Senior Living.
Laura Wontrop Klauser '04 was a featured panelist at Girls Learning Engineering and Mentoring (GLEAM) Panel Discussion, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). This panel promoted gender diversity and inclusion focusing on networking and mentoring across topics that are of interest to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professions. The discussion aimed to engage, educate, and empower students on the facts and issues regarding gender diversity in STEM, and provided an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and hear personal experiences from female professionals in the automotive industry. Laura, the Cadillac Racing Program manager with General Motors, has served as chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers Detroit Section Board since 2018. To learn more, click here.
Alex R. Glover, LCSW-C '05 is the chief program officer at AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. (AIRS) which was founded by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council as the faith community's response to the AIDS epidemic. Alex holds her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Gina Servelle Martin, LMSW '05 is the admissions coordinator at the Sheppard Pratt Center for Eating Disorders. She earned her master of social work degree in 2018 from the University of Maryland Baltimore.
La Shawna A. Obame, MA, LCPC, NCC '06, who holds her master of arts degree in mental health counseling, is a clinical therapist at Springboard Community Services, Inc., which provides families, children, and elders in Baltimore and the surrounding counties with social services focused on prevention, intervention, counseling, and advocacy.
Katie Kennedy '06 is a senior consultant of talent acquisition at CGI Information Technology and Services.
Nikki Kerber '06 has accepted a position as lead user experience strategist at Mediabarn, Inc.
Bea Phelps Kouvalis '06 has accepted a position as a school counselor at Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois.
Stephanie Bryant '07 is a program planning analyst at Northrop Grumman. In addition, Stephanie is the founder and executive director of Unveil Your Crown, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a foundation built upon Christian principles committed to investing in the lives of young women and helping them to discover and walk in their God-given purpose. Stephanie is also currently pursuing her master's degree in public health practice and policy at the University of Maryland College Park and is committed to helping alleviate health disparities that disproportionately affect women and children in under-served communities. She is also a youth leader at Kingdom Worship Center in Towson, Maryland.
Ashley Kowalski '07, a project engineer for The Aerospace Corporation participated in Space Congress 2019, as a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored Space Exploration Working Group. Ashley, along with 25 other members of the group representing 15 different countries, identified the key areas of science, technology, and exploration advancement that international space agencies could begin to work on now to ensure a prosperous and sustainable human lunar presence on the Moon by the late 2020s. The research of this group, All for One and One for All: Recommendations for Sustainable International Lunar Base Utilization and Exploration Approaches will be presented at this year's 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2020) – The CyberSpace Edition.
Kelly Karle '08 has accepted a position as senior legal analyst at Exelon. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies with a minor in political science from Wesley College in May 2012. She then successfully completed Wesley's American Bar Association approved legal studies program. Kelly was the recipient of Wesley College’s departmental award for excellence in legal studies.
Carleigh Goetz '09 is a corporate and securities paralegal at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP. Carleigh is also the owner of The Princess Company, a premier character entertainment company providing high-end character appearances for birthday parties, family, corporate and fundraising events, as well as hospital visits and community outreach events.
Rose Kane '09 is the program manager for Global Supply Chain Workforce Transformation at McCormick & Company in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In this role, Rose is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the implementation of innovative learning technologies in manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and global headquarters. Outside of work, Rose was the youngest person to be elected to the Board of Directors for Oriole Dog Training Club in Halethorpe, MD. She is serving in her third year as a Board Member, currently as the communications director.
Angela Pabich '09 earned her master's degree in nonprofit management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Angela is the Community Engagement Specialist at Southern Caregiver Resource Center in Poway, California.
Kristen Trzcinski '09, senior compensation analyst at Under Armour, was certified as a senior professional in human resources by HRCI, a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles. This certification indicates that Kristen mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the United States.
Brandi Zaccaria Zellhofer '09 is a social emotional learning teacher in the Baltimore County Public School System. She currently works at White Oak School, which provides both academic and behavioral services for students impacted by a variety of disabilities with a focus on students with emotional disabilities.
Taylor Ecolono Kimball '10 has been named project coordinator and lead generation specialist at Intero Advisory. In this role, Taylor assists with internal marketing projects and communicates directly with clients.
Elena FaFaul '10 earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The Catholic University of America in 2014. She is currently an electrical engineer in Tampa, Florida in the aerospace and aviation industry, specializing in simulation, rotor, and fixed winged systems. Elena is employed by TRU Simulation + Training owned by Textron, a sister company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna, and Beechcraft.
Sofia Scarlett '10 is an administrative assistant at AROCON Roofing and Construction, LLC in Westminster, Maryland.
Jessica Votta Stehman, PA-C '10 earned her master of science degree from the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Towson University. Jessica is currently employed as a physician assistant for LifeBridge Health. She also holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Coastal Carolina University and a master of science degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University.
Jennifer DeShong Rhen, MS, PA (ASCP) '11 is a senior pathologists assistant at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Jennifer earned her master's degree in pathology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Morgan Kalb '11, a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, is pictured below (on the right) in a recent advertisement for New Graduate Nurses: Weekly Virtual Information & Chat Sessions sponsored by Mercy Medical Center. Sessions are offered every Tuesday, from 3-4 p.m. To register to attend, go here.
Claire Voeglein '11 is a digital producer for the USA Today Network. Claire earned her bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Temple University.
Megan Russell '12 is employed as a consultant at Data Migration Resources, Inc., a data solutions company delivering high-quality data to the world's leading organizations. Megan holds a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology with a concentration in biochemistry and bioinformatics from Towson University, where she was also a French minor.
Timara Smith '12 is a 2016 graduate of Howard University, earning her bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry. Timara owns Minnie Paints, a sip and paint business. On December 12, 2020, Minnie Paints is sponsoring a virtual sip and paint night to benefit The Karis Home Shelter which provides emergency short-term help for homeless women and children in Baltimore.
Shelby Andresen '13 will graduate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in December 2020, earning her bachelor of arts degree in psychology. After graduation, Shelby will continue working as a preschool teacher at the Goddard School in Towson, Maryland while pursuing employment as an early childhood educator in Baltimore County Public Schools.
Morgan Poole-Brooks '13, a graduate of Morgan State University who holds her bachelor of science degree in business administration, is the chief executive officer of Competence Consultant Company.
Lauren Romagnano '13 has accepted a position as managing director at the Baltimore Theater Factory.
Janna Wisniewski '13, who holds her bachelor of science degree in bioengineering from the University of Maryland College Park, is an associate scientist at Catalent Pharma Solutions. Janna is also pursuing her master of science degree in biotechnology from University of Maryland University College.
Rebecca Landerkin '15 earned her bachelor of fine arts in dance performance and choreography from Towson University in the spring of 2019. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy while continuing to teach dance classes and choreographing a collaborative passion project set to release in 2021.
Taylor Rekus '16 was recently awarded the C. R. Gillespie and Maravene S. Loeschke Scholarship from Towson University, where she is an acting major with a minor in mass communications. This scholarship is awarded to a Towson theater student on the basis of exceptional talent and scholarship. In addition to her studies at Towson, Taylor also performs as a singer/songwriter. To listen to her music, click here, or to purchase her music click here.
Allison Stillinghagan '16 is a law school student at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Malaika Wanjihia '16 graduated from Morgan State University, where she earned her bachelor of engineering degree, with a concentration in electrical and computer engineering. She is currently a digital hardware engineering intern at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Controls.
Allie Lijewski '18 is a junior at Loyola University Maryland, where she is majoring in Communications with specializations in journalism and digital media and minoring in writing. Allie works at Loyola's Writing Center as a Writing Tutor, and this year has been promoted to the role of web editor for Loyola's Writing Department where she is responsible for updating and editing the department's website. In addition, Allie is also the chair of marketing and communications for Greyhounds Give, a student group advocating for philanthropy at Loyola. In this role, Allie helps to manage social media accounts, develop marketing plans, network with others, and educate on the value of giving on and off campus. Allie is also an editorial intern with Girls' Life, a lifestyle magazine for young girls. Beginning this winter, Allie will be promoted to senior intern. To read some of Allie's articles that have been featured in the magazine, click here.
Sarai Chestnut '19 was named to the Spring 2020 Dean's List at The Citadel, where she is a criminal justice and intelligence major and a member of the women's track and field team. The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade below C for work in a semester. In addition, on October 2, 2020, Sarai took the oath of enlistment in the United States Army. Sarai committed to eight years of service, swearing to "protect and defend this great Nation, from all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help her God."
Kayleigh Maimone '19 was awarded the First-Year Scholar Award by Washington College and the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Theta Chapter for attaining the highest academic average in her class.
Lydia Morris '19 has been named to represent Region XX in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Student-Athlete Council which aims to provide student-athletes from all 24 NJCAA regions the opportunity to engage and grow while attending their two-year institution, at a national level. Lydia and the other members of the council will Advance NJCAA student-athlete voices to include them in national dialogue, create new opportunities for the student-athletes experience, encourage student-athlete opinions on current or proposed legislation, provide recommendations based on student-athlete involvement, and increase engagement and participation by NJCAA Student-Athletes at a regional and national scope. The council is comprised of two individuals, one male and one female, from each of the 24 NJCAA regions. Lydia is currently a student-athlete at CCBC, Essex, where she is a member of the women's soccer team. To read more, click here.
Ada Clare Tempert '19, a member of the Loyola University Maryland's women's soccer team, was recently named the number three "Girls' Soccer Striker of the Decade" by Varsity Sports Network. To read more about this honor, click here.
Claire Geier '20 is a freshman nursing major at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an active member of student government and of Four Paws for a Cause, a student organization involved in training service dogs. Claire also enjoys participating in pilates classes on campus and attending athletic events.
Marley Yakim '20 is a a freshman at the University of Delaware pursuing a degree in marketing with minors in fashion management and professional sales.