ANNE E. BASHORE

An expert in psychosocial cultural functioning, Anne E. Bashore is renowned as a nursing educator and has more than 35 years of distinguished service to her field. As a child living in England, she studied ballet and wanted to dance professionally until a school assignment sparked her interest in nursing. She subsequently graduated from the Maumee Valley School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, in 1964. She further obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Medical College of Ohio in 1987. Ms. Bashore is specialized in psychiatric nursing and burn care. From 1970 to 1971, Ms. Bashore worked as a staff nurse for Libbey Glass in Toledo. She served at the Saint Vincent Medical Center of Toledo as a

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Noomi Katz

NOOMI KATZ

After much deliberation and experimentation, Noomi Katz, PhD, OTR, found a field in which she loved to work – occupational therapy. She excels as the chair of the Research Center at Ono Academic College in Kiryat Ono, Israel, with which she has served since 2007. Prior to this appointment, she gained valuable expertise as a professor and the chairman of the graduate programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Occupational Therapy from 1990 to 2002. Throughout her career, Dr. Katz has honed her knowledge in identifying and treating cognitive and developmental issues, particularly in children and young adults afflicted with autism. Although her professional journey has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of pursuing graduate and

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KATHLEEN P. MURRAY

With nearly 25 years of experience to her credit, Kathleen P. Murray has excelled as a client advocate and a claims manager for Capstone Brokerage, Inc., since 2006. Prior to this appointment, she flourished as an account executive with the Caputo Insurance Agency, Inc., in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, from 2004 to 2006. Between 2002 and 2004, she held the position of an independent lead agent for Abraham and Petrini Insurance in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Previously, she served at the First National Bank of Pennsylvania as a commercial loan administrator from 1998 until 2002. Ms. Murray began her career as a department administrator with Trinity Industries, Inc., in Greeneville, Pennsylvania, from 1995 to 1997. Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Murray

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Jane McDonald

JANE A. MCDONALD

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Jane A. McDonald, EdD, was an associate professor with George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from 1999 to 2008, having been an associate professor with the George Washington University in Washington from 1989 to 1999. Prior to obtaining these roles, she was assistant superintendent of schools with the Niskayuna Central School District in New York from 1988 to 1989, an executive fellow with the National Academy of School Executives and the American Association of School Administrators from 1987 to 1988, and a high school principal with the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado from 1984 to 1987. Earlier in her career, Dr. McDonald was a high school administrator with the Fairfax County

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KIMBERLY FITZSIMMONS

After receiving her first job opportunity, Kimberly Fitzsimmons continued to expand on it until she received a leadership role. She loves client-facing teams, growing and building teams, and capitalizing on different opportunities that were presented to her at the time. She currently serves as the president of global merchant services at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. since 2019, previously serving the company as the United States president of Chase commerce solutions from 2014 to 2019. Her responsibilities are dealing with all the global, corporate and investment bank clients within JP Morgan that do credit card requiring. When you think about the largest retailers in the world like Amazon, Google and Facebook, those are her clients. Thus, the objective is to

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Dorothy Benner

DOROTHY SPURLOCK BENNER

Supported by a wealth of professional experience and education, Dorothy Spurlock Benner excelled as a teacher for over 40 years. Earlier in her career, she worked as a telephone operator with Mountain Bell in 1957. Soon thereafter, she served as a secretary for Connecticut Mutual Life from 1960 to 1961. Subsequently, Ms. Benner earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University’s College of Education in 1962, and was a substitute teacher with School District 6 and the outlying districts in Greeley, Colorado, between 1962 and 1967. Furthermore, Ms. Benner obtained a Master of Arts from Colorado State University in 1968. Following this accomplishment, she found success as a full teacher with School District 6 from 1968 to 2002. Moreover,

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AILEEN A. HENDRICKS COUVILLION

Aileen A. Hendricks Couvillion, PhD, is renowned as an actor, director and theater educator with a career spanning more than 45 years. As a child, she wanted to become the world’s greatest actress. Against the advice of her father, she auditioned for a repertory company on Long Island, New York, and began a career in touring productions. Dr. Hendricks Couvillion initially pursued an education at the University of Texas at Austin, completing undergraduate coursework. She continued her studies at Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and theater in 1971 and a Master of Arts in English and theater in 1974. She subsequently obtained a PhD in English, speech and theater at Louisiana State University in 1988.

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Anki Ahrnell

ANKI AHRNELL

Anki Ahrnell is a marketing executive with more than 40 years of expertise in market research and consumer technologies. Having earned a bachelor’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration in 1975, she believes that technology should be understood as a key part and primary driver of all business sectors. Ms. Ahrnell is proud to have helped lead the shift in business technology integration throughout her career and to be a role model for women in business development. She also launched the first mobile bank in Sweden and was the facilitator carrying “Swish,” which was a payment platform so people in Sweden could send payments via their mobile number. It was a common platform between banks and

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MELODY J. MILLER

Inspired to enter the field of politics during President John F. Kennedy’s campaign, Melody J. Miller began his career as a volunteer with the 10th District Democratic Headquarters. While stuffing envelopes and canvassing neighborhoods for the congressman, she realized she wanted to pursue a lifelong career in the field and attended the Atlantic City Democrat Convention, where she had the opportunity to meet Robert Kennedy. Initially, she gained valuable expertise as an official spokesperson for Sen. Robert Kennedy. Ms. Miller further flourished as a senior aide, a spokesperson and a deputy press secretary for the Offices of Sen. Robert & Edward Kennedy before becoming the assistant press secretary for Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Throughout her career, Ms. Miller has assisted

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BARBARA J. KLEINSCHNITZ

Barbara J. Kleinschnitz has accrued more than 30 years of expertise in her role as a consultant and technical writer on behalf of the oil and gas industry. Before embarking upon her professional journey, she completed coursework at Colorado Women’s College in Denver and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Denver in 1983. Ms. Kleinschnitz entered the energy industry out of a desire to be on the cutting edge of technology and to work with computers. From 1968 until 1976, Ms. Kleinschnitz excelled as a lead woman for Schlumberger Well Services of Denver and is proud to have been the best-compensated woman in the region at the time. She ended up becoming the lead person at

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