Regina Piccirilli Mitsos ’65, P’89, ’92 is the business manager for the "Catholic Review."
Laura Keller ’76 retired after 38 years of working for the State of Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation.
Terry Reese McGill ’78 is the owner of Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa in Bel Air, Maryland.
Annette DeMarco Miller ’81's newest novella, Macaroons by Moonlight, will be released on November 8, 2021.
Lori Fitzpatrick Caskey ’82 is employed as a supervisor of customer service at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Robin Pettiford ’82 has accepted a position as business support account manager at Johns Hopkins Intrastaff.
Patricia Sarigianis Galanakis ’82 retired in June 2020. Patricia worked in the Carroll County Public School System for 34 years, first as a special educator, and later as an elementary special education instructional consultant.
Beth Meagher ’91 is a principal at Deloitte Consulting, based in Washington, DC. She is the federal life sciences lead, the lead client services partner for the National Institutes of Health, and the lead for the health nonprofit sector. Beth also serves on the board of the Children's Inn at the National Institute of Health (NIH), where she leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Governance Committee for the board. To read more about Beth, click here.
Celina Moore, M.D., F.A.A.P ’91, a pediatrician, is the owner of Advanced Pediatrics of Boca and is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton, FL. Celina is also an affiliate professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Medicine. In the Spring of 2018, Celina traveled to Ghana with a group of students from FAU. While there, Celina noticed the needs of the local children, especially noting the difficulties they had accessing educational opportunities. Upon returning to the United States, Celina began fundraising, and ultimately raised enough to build a one-room school building in Ghana. She now is working to raise funds for other projects in Ghana, including building a pre-school in a small fishing village and helping a local seamstress teach women how to build their own business. She is also in the midst of establishing a nonprofit organization called the Akoma Ntoso Foundation, which means "linked heart." Akoma Ntoso Foundation is a nongovernmental, not for profit partnership between American and Ghanaian volunteering groups whose vision is to contribute to the medical well-being, healthy lifestyle, and educational enhancement of residents in disadvantaged communities in rural Ghana. Celina is fluent in both Spanish and French. To read more about Celina, click here.
Carrie Bender Hill ’93, the director of people and culture at S3, a leading provider of Information Security consulting services for Identity & Access Management (IAM) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) was recently published in Fast Company. To read her article entitled Five Ways to Take the Lead of Your Performance Review, click here.
Brandi Adams, Ph.D. '94 has accepted a position as an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University. According to Arizona State University's website, Brandi's "interests lie at the intersection of book history, history of reading, early modern English drama, premodern critical race studies and gender along with modern editorial practices of early English drama. She is also interested in the early history of artificial intelligence, early modern automata and how studying literature can have a significant and positive impact on computing. In her work in early modern and Renaissance studies and literature, she presents a history of reading and books as told through early plays published in England during the 16th and 17th centuries." Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Brandi served as an undergraduate program manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in several roles at the University of Maryland including as associate director of communications. Adams earned her Ph.D.in English literature from the University of Maryland. To read more about Brandi, click here or visit her website found here.
Jen Pucher Britnall, CPA ’95 is employed as the senior manager of financial reporting at Franklin Templeton.
Kelly DiPaola Huettner, LDN ’95 a Registered Dietitian, recently taught a nutrition class to members of the United States Air National Guard at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland. The class was part of the annual Wellness Week held at the 175th Wing, which provides airman the chance to improve their knowledge and better their wellness.
Maura Hilgartner Kadan ’95 has been named the director of clinical programs at Personal Genome Diagnostics. In this role, Maura provides comprehensive operational support of participation in clinical trials sponsored by biopharma partners, academic partners, and Personal Genome Diagnostics-led trials. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the execution plans for the clinical studies from initial study intake through final project deliverables.
Lisa Bonner, Ph.D. ’98 is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Eckerd College. Lisa's research concerns the design and synthesis of molecules with a specific biological purpose: to modulate how dopamine works in the brain. Her leadership in transforming teaching and learning at Eckerd was recently highlighted in an article entitled, "Chemistry Faculty Flip Class Delivery, Embrace Outdoors."
Stacee Powell Dorsey ’98 has accepted a position as an information systems security engineer at Enlighten, an Alion company, delivering innovative mission-critical information technology services to the Department of Defense and commercial organizations. Enlighten provides information technology solutions to support the nation’s security missions.
Kristy Redding ’01 earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2021. She is currently employed as a social worker at Golden Days Adult Medical Day Center.
Laura Klauser ’04 has been promoted to General Motors sports car racing manager. Her promotion was recently featured in an article entitled, "34-Year-Old Laura Wontrop Klauser Isn't Intimidated By Her Role As GM's Sports Car Racing Program Manager" on the Jalopnik website. In this role, Laura will be responsible for managing all sportscar racing programs of General Motors including Corvette C8.R, Cadillac DPi-V.R, and Camaro GT4.R. To learn more, click here to read about :aura in "Racer" magazine. .
Megan Anderson ’05 earned her Master's Degree in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Georgetown University in 2017. She is currently employed as the executive marketing programs manager for Google Cloud.
Rachel Peters ’06, a 2010 graduate of DeSales University, is the group outreach and sales coordinator at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jessye Black ’07 has been named the remote regional administrator for CVS, Region 93, Chicago.
Brittanie N. Coleman, RN ’07 is a pediatric critical care transport nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She and her team transport children via ambulance and helicopter to Johns Hopkins Hospital from other hospitals throughout Maryland.
Stephanie Travers Berke ’07 has accepted a new position at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. She is division advisor and chief of staff in the Federal Employee Program Operations Center (FEPOC).
Anna Hoover ’09, a 2013 graduate of Mercyhurst University, is attending the University of North Dakota where she is studying Early Childhood Education. She anticipates earning her master's degree in 2022. Anna recently testified her support for HB 1131 in North Dakota, advocating for credentials for specialists trained in dyslexia.
Erin Scrimger ’09 earned her Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. She is employed as an archivist at Wilson Center.
Emily Hook ’10 has accepted a new position as human resources information system analyst at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Katie Scarbath ’10 has accepted a new position as senior human resources business partner at McCormick & Company.
Tanesha Moody ’11 was named to BizBash 500's 2021 Most Influential Event Professionals, honoring stand-out industry experts from around the United States. Tanesha is the Head of Global Corporate Events for Under Armour.
Megan Russell ’12 is currently employed as a data consultant for Syniti, a company specializing in data and information technology.
Lauren Davis ’13 is currently employed as a nurse at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
Raquel Ramos ’15, a graduate of Susquehanna University, earned her Master of Public Health degree in Global Environmental Health from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. As a student, Raquel conducted research in infectious diseases (specifically HIV & vector ecology) and completed her master's thesis on the topic of insecticide resistant mosquitoes in Mexico. She continues to conduct research with the vector ecology lab and works full-time as a Program Coordinator for Emory's Vaccine Center. Currently, Raquel is part of three studies: a yellow fever vaccine study, a HIV vaccine study, and a COVID vaccine study. In addition, Raquel also works part-time as a Public Health Advisor with the CDC in the Migration and Quarantine Department.
Kayla Jones ’16, a graduate of St. John's University, earned her Master of Health Science and Environmental Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2021. She is currently employed as project manager of data and evaluation at The Family League of Baltimore.
Abeni Teal ’17, a 2021 graduate of Spelman College, is teaching kindergarten at Beechfield Elementary and Middle School, part of the Baltimore City Public School System.
Rachel Hoos ’18, a senior communications and journalism major at Loyola University Maryland, is interning at Maryland's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program where she is working in marketing and communications. Rachel also developed a TV News Club, who recently began broadcasting, at Loyola University Maryland.
Kaitlyn Kozlowski ’18, a senior at Stevenson University, is completing an marketing internship at Route One Apparel.
Kathryn Paturzo ’18, a senior at Elon University majoring in biology with a minor in religious studies, is the president of the Eta Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority.
Abby Peabody ’18, a senior at Ursinus College majoring in international relations and minoring in politics, Latin American Studies, and Peace and Social Justice, was named a Bonner Leader in Fall 2020. The mission of the Bonner Leader Program is to transform the lives of students, their campuses, their local communities, and the world through service and leadership. The Bonner Program is designed to heighten the overall education students receive by asking them to engage in ongoing service work and helping them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make that work meaningful and lasting. As a Bonner Leader, Abby has committed to providing 10 hours of community service per week, for a total of at least 300 hours of service per school year.
Tamrah Blanchard ’19, a junior at McDaniel College majoring in business administration, is performing in the winter Gospel Concert at McDaniel. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary gospel music as well as spirituals. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD and is free and open to the public.
Kayleigh Maimone ’19 is completing a for-credit internship as one of seven Wellness Advocacy Coaches at Washington College, providing mental health support for her peers. To become a coach, Kayleigh completed a mental health first aid training course, attends weekly meetings with the director of the Washington College Counseling Center, and attends a weekly class with a professor of psychology. Kayleigh is a junior at Washington College, on the pre-med track, majoring in biology and minoring in Hispanic Studies and Psychology. To read more about Kayleigh's role in this program, click here.
Julia Hiebler ’20, a sophomore psychology major at Loyola University Maryland, was recently featured on the LoyolaMD2024 Instagram page. Julia was recently selected to be an Evergreen Program Coordinator through Loyola University's Office of Student Engagement. The Evergreen Staff supports new students through their academic, social, and personal transition to Loyola. Julia also works at the Loyola Fitness and Aquatics Center (FAC) as a lifeguard, fitness attendant, meet manager, and building supervisor.
Rhianna Betley ’21 is an outside hitter on Albright College's Women's Volleyball team. To read more, click here.
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! During retirement, Kitty has begun a writing blog; read some of her work here. She is also interested in forming a community of Mercy writers, for details, contact 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.
Jill Dukehart Graham ’66 is the senior business development officer at Bank of Marin.
Sally Meyers Zeller ’68 has served on the Stella Maris Crab Feast and Hospice Day of Giving Leadership Committee for more than ten years. Along with her husband, Sally served as auction chair of the 2021 event. According to Sally, "Our ongoing support of Stella Maris and the Crab Feast is rooted in the care provided to three of our parents (and to us!) as they left this life. This comforting, reassuring environment made all of our journeys easier and certainly more meaningful." To learn more about this year's Crab Feast, being held on October 10, click here.
Sr. Pat Baber, RSM '70 has been named to the Mercy High School Board of Trustees. Sr. Pat was born in Baltimore, Maryland where she attended grade school at the Shrine of the Little Flower. She was taught by the Sisters of Mercy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Loch Raven from third through eighth grade.
She attended and graduated from Mercy High School, where she was again taught by the Sisters of Mercy. Upon graduation, Sister Baber attended Towson State University in Baltimore where she earned her undergraduate degree in early childhood education. She received her masters of education from John Hopkins University.
She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1978 at the age of 26. “I felt like I had taken care of my life academically,” Sister said. “I’d gotten my degree and my master’s . . . I decided I needed to attend to my spiritual life.” Sister Pat said that after that decision, her relationship with God became a priority.
After years of teaching, Sister Pat now serves as the director of St. Mary’s Community Center, a community outreach initiative of St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah which opened in 2001. The center assists low income families and elderly by providing pre-school, work force development, help with public benefits, and more. In addition, she also oversees two free clinics for the uninsured through St. Joseph’s/Candler — St. Mary’s Health Center in Savannah and Good Samaritan Clinic in Garden City. “I love the people that we come in contact with every day,” Sister Pat said. “I’m glad that I can do something to help them, and they in turn, sometimes do things to help me.”
Sister Pat said that Jesus had preferential treatment of the poor and that’s what we are all called to, regardless of whether you are a religious or not. “It’s the call of the Gospel to love one another, but particularly look out for those who have less, those who are poor,” Sister Baber said. “We help each other get to heaven.”
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.
Renee Quinn Boyd, J.D. '75 earned her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law (Official) in 2021 and currently serves as a law clerk and mediations coordinator in the orphans' court for Baltimore County.
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.
Tracey Oliver Keyser ’85 is employed as the Senior Vice President for Resident Services at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
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, director of FinTech/CPA solutions at Netgain Technology, LLC, a cloud service provider that specializes in solutions for the accounting profession, has been named Vice Chair of the Mercy High School Board of Trustees. As a former CPA firm CIO, Kate is a problem solver with a vision for accelerating meaningful transformation in the CPA profession. A leader in change management, process improvement, and solution development, Kate has a proven track record for driving the adoption of change in CPA firms, positively impacting efficiency, revenue, and culture. Her deep belief in collaboration, transparency, and candor have allowed her to develop highly effective internal and hybrid teams with a client-centered focus.
Prior to joining Netgain, Kate built a successful consulting practice, CoreBlue Advisory, through which she has developed technical support teams, cybersecurity programs, and innovative technology solutions for CPA firms. This practice, as well as Kate’s 10 years as the CIO of a Maryland CPA firm, have enabled her to build a broad network of colleagues and providers in the industry, giving her deep insight into the needs of CPA firms today and the ability to shape the solutions that will steer the profession into the future.
Kate graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a concentration in Information Systems and she holds MCSE and PMP certifications.
Gina Rohleder Chambers ’89, P’24 is serving as the Mercy High School Mothers' Club President for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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 Glenn Schaffer ’91 is the director of career services atNorth American Trade Schools.
Cindy Arnold Rohnacher ’92 is employed as an administrative assistant in the Facilities Department at Loyola University Maryland.
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.
Maria del Mar Navarro Havrilak ’92 has accepted a position as director of business development at DS-Interpretation, Inc. which provides professional conference interpretation, language services and technology solutions for remote and hybrid meetings and events.
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.
Susan Stofberg Beltran ’92 has accepted a position as a mathematics teacher at Swan Creek Middle School in the Harford County Public School system.
Lucy White Lehman ’92, P’24 is serving as the vice president of the Mercy High School Mothers' Club for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Tara Miller ’93 is the president of Process Improvement Achievers, an IT Security and process improvement firm. She specializes in evaluating internal business operations and controls to identify ways to increase employee productivity and efficiencies and has vast experience writing and testing policies and processes; developing training aids; and interacting with or presenting to employees at all levels of companies. Tara is also the Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Village, a volunteer organization that performs radio frequency and wireless capture the flag training for security conferences within the U.S.
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.
Laura LeBrun Hatcher ’94, P’21 at the 2021 Virtual Health Advocacy Summit. Laura shared her knowledge of digital activism and grassroots advocacy for the disability community. Laura also introduced Vice President Kamala Harris as she spoke about the need to protect and improve health care in the United States. To watch Laura's introduction, and to hear Vice President Harris congratulate Laura's daughter, Olivia Hatcher ’21, on her college acceptance to Johns Hopkins University, click here.
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.
Kia Myrick McDaniel ’95, Ed.D. has been named to the Mercy High School Board of Trustees. Kia is the director of curriculum and instruction for the Prince George’s County Public School system, as well as an educational consultant who specializes in English for Speakers of Other Languages Learners. Additionally, Kia serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland and an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University. Kia earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and bilingual special education from The George Washington University. In 2019, Kia earned her doctorate in education in educational leadership and culturally responsive special education from Bowie State University, focusing her dissertation on paraeducators’ roles and responsibilities in supporting English Learners with disabilities. As a doctoral student, Kia was awarded the 2015 OSEP Culturally Responsive Educational Leaders in Special Education (CRELSE) Grant which provided full funding for her doctoral program.
Kia's expertise in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse populations and her extensive training and experience in K-12 administration is well recognized within the field of education. Kia is a frequent presenter at education conferences and has written numerous articles sharing her passion for educating diverse learners.
Robin Rhodes Haynes '95, a financial strategist and business advisor, had her article "Assisting Returning Citizens with their Financial Success" chosen to be the cover story for the August 2021 issue of "Returning Citizens Magazine (RCM)." RCM is the official magazine of the justice involved community and is published nationally.
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.
Jenifer Quinn ’96, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Towson University in 2000, is the Regional Director of Operations for the C-Squared Restaurant Group.
Trisha Addison Nkenge ’97, a graduate of Notre Dame of Maryland University, earned her Master of Science degree in management from University of Maryland University College in 2020. Trisha is employed by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship.
Amanda Herda ’97, P’21,’24 has accepted a position as a securities litigation paralegal at Levi & Korsinsky, LLP.
Lauren McDonald Trott ’97, a 2003 graduate of Barton College, is a registered nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Jen Waldt Zellinger ’97 recently accepted a position as Vice President of Product Development at HM Health Solutions.
Francesca Petrosino Gamber, Ph.D.’98, the principal of Bard High School Early College in Baltimore, was quoted in the August 10, 2021 edition of the Baltimore Sun. Francesca shared how meaningful a $1.5 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will be to the Bard community. To read the article, click here.
Susana Tembra McLaughlin ’98 is the director of sales at Trimble MAPS.
Claire Velten ’98 is a special educator at Carney Elementary School in Baltimore County.
Kiyanna Honeyghan ’99 earned her Master of Business Administration, Human Resources Management degree in 2017 from Strayer University. Kiyanna is a solutions specialist at Deloitte.
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. In addition, Briana had her article, Recognizing and Treating Dissociative Disorders, published in American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.
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.
Amanda Miller Kaniowski ’04, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Baltimore, is an administrative analyst with the United States Judiciary.
Shannon Flury Neidhardt ’04 has been promoted to Director of Operations/Regional Director of Optimal Practice at Optum Health Services.
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.
PooJa PanpiBoon Robinson ’08 has accepted a position as director of internal communications and employee branding at Harvest Health and Recreation, Inc.
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. Sierra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Pan African Studies from Kent State University in 2013 and recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Public History from American University. She also is a 200-RYT certified yoga teacher and owns Peace Be Still Yoga, LLC.
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.
Elena FaFaul Stout ’10 was promoted to senior electrical engineer at TRU Simulation and Training.
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.
Brooke Severe ’10, who earned her Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences degree in 2019 from Yale School of Public Health, has accepted a position at The MITRE Corporation in the Medicare/Medicaid Coverage, Payment and Equity Department.
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.”
Megan Cossentino Burks ’11 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in recreational therapy from York College of Pennsylvania in 2015. She is currently employed as a registered behavior technician.
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.
Jill Flenner Burley ’13 earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Chatham University in 2020. She is currently employed as an occupational therapist in the Baltimore County Public School system.
Jillian Phelps ’13 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from Towson University in 2019. She is currently employed as a Fraud Client Services Representative at Bank of America.
Diana Ross ’13 was recently interviewed by Voyage Baltimore. To read the interview, click here.
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.
Hannah Goff ’14 has accepted a position as a client advocate at Corporate Coverage, LLC.
Raegan Hamilton ’14 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia State University in 2018.
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.
Julia Haigley ’16 has accepted a position as digital marketing specialist at Mercy High School.
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.
Aly Stillinghagan ’16, a Juris Doctor Candidate at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has accepted a position as staff editor at the Maryland Law Review.
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.
Michaela Bentman ’17 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies and minor in counseling and human services from Stevenson University in Spring 2021. Michaela was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
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.
Rena Christ ’17 was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Stevenson University where she is studying nursing.
Taylor Clemens ’17 graduated from Spelman College in December 2020, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She is currently employed as a program administrator at Training Tomorrow's Leader, Inc., a mental health facility focused on providing support, encouragement, and resources to individuals and families who may need guidance with addressing life challenges.
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.
Elaina McDonough ’17 earned her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in fashion merchandising from Stevenson University in Spring 2021. Elaina was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Stevenson. She is currently employed as the store manager of RAINA Dawn Boutique.
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.
Abeni Teal ’17 earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education from Spelman College in May 2021.
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.
Lauryn Adams ’18, a senior at Stevenson University, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
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 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. Rachel was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland, earning at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
Rachael Huebler ’18, a senior 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 the 2020-21 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. Rachael is also completing a summer internship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Hannah Keller ’18, a 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. This spring, Hannah participated in McDaniel College's Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program collaborating on MEC Wetland Restoration - Getting Our Feet Wet with Margaret Christie, assistant professor of environmental studies. Hannah's work was featured on the McDaniel College website. According to Hannah, "I really love restoration work. I like making things look better. I hope to continue restoration work after college. I'm majoring in Spanish with the hope of doing it in Latin America."
Kaitlyn Kozlowski ’18, a senior at Stevenson University, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
Allie Lijewski ’18, a 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. Allie was also named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland, earning at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
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 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 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 senior 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 senior majoring in exercise science at Towson University, was recently featured on the Towson University Women's Soccer Facebook page. Riley was also named to the Colonial Athletic Association's Spring 2021 Commissioner's Honor Roll for earning at least a 3.0 grade point average during the semester.
Kristin Addison ’19 is a junior at Salisbury University where she majors in communications and minors in marketing. Kristin was named to the Spring 2021 Fulton Dean's List at Salisbury.
Tamrah Blanchard ’19, a 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. In addition, Tamrah is serving as a resident assistant at McDaniel College for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Samantha Brager ’19 is a student at Towson University, majoring in health and health care administration and management.
Sarai Chestnut ’19, a junior intelligence and security studies major at The Citadel, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List. In addition, Sarai was one of only 550 Citadel cadets to earn gold stars for earning a grade point average of 3.7 or higher during the semester.
Vicky Clark ’19, a junior at Stevenson University, has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
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 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 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 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 junior 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 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.
Kennedy Ackerman ’20, a sophomore at Stevenson University majoring in legal studies, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
Erin Burnett ’20, a sophomore broadcast journalism and technology entrepreneurship major at the University of Maryland College Park, completed an internship at WBAL-TV11, NBC as an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow. The Emma Bowen Foundation recruits promising students of color and places them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media, PR and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement. During her internship at WBAL, Erin worked in rotation through several different departments in the newsroom including: reporters, producers, the assignment desk, photographers, and the digital, sales, and creative services departments. Erin also acquired overall knowledge in how a newsroom runs, what constitutes news in a certain area, and how the relationship between a news organization and the society it serves affects each other. To view a sample of Erin's work, click here.
Ariyanna Cozart ’20, a sophomore majoring in kinesiology at the University of Virginia, is completing a summer internship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Asha Davis ’20, a 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 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 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.
Julia Hiebler ’20, a sophomore at Loyola University Maryland, is a member of Evergreens, Loyola's orientation team.
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.
Pfc. Alexis Lopez Fey ’20 enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 2020. She is currently stationed in Yuma, Arizona, where she is an expeditor for her squadron, VMFA-225. In this role, Alexis ensures that all required F-18 aircraft parts are ordered, received, and tracked.
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, a sophomore International Business major at Elizabethtown College, was one of only 240 students nationwide to be chosen to complete a 12-week Leadership Development Internship at Hersheypark. As part of the program, Christy has had many unique opportunities including controlling some of her favorite rides like the Sidewinder, Storm Runner, and Coal Cracker.
Alivia McDermott ’20, a 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.
Laura Parada ’20, a sophomore legal studies major at Stevenson University, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.
McKenna Shay ’20, a 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."
Samantha Whitlock ’21 is a freshman studying biochemistry on the Physician's Assistant track at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also is a photographer and videographer at her small business, Whitlock Photography.
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.