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CHI YU HU

Three words guided Chi Yu Hu to her profession: interest, duty, and responsibility. She wanted a career that would allow her to both promote progress and help people, and found physics a fascinating way to achieve her goals. She started by earning a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University in 1955 and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, at which point she joined St. John’s University as a research associate. A year later, Dr. Hu became an assistant professor of physics at California State University. She has been with the school in roles like associate professor, professor, and professor emeritus ever since. Additionally, she served as a National Science Foundation visiting professor at the University

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DEBORAH JOHNSON

Backed by decades of professional excellence, Deborah Johnson is thriving as the director and vice president of shared service transcription operations at R1 RCM Inc. The revenue management cycle firm interfaces and contracts with hospitals, generally acute care facilities, and works to “manage the commercial infrastructure of care organizations.” Ms. Johnson’s main responsibility with the company is to evaluate the transcription services of new clients and to bring them topnotch technology that suits their needs. For example, she frequently uses voice recognition technology that takes spoken words and turns it into a draft. Since what used to take days now only takes hours, physicians can focus more on better patient care and safety. Ms. Johnson was first introduced to her

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BARBARA DOMINIAK

A medical professional with more than four decades of experience, Barbara Dominiak is proud of her contributions to the field. Her journey began at Nicolas Copernicus University in Poland, where she earned a master’s degree in biology in 1976. To further her professional standing, she obtained a PhD from the Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Poland in 1985, a diploma in English as a second language from the New York Institute of Business Technology in 1994, and an MD from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She also completed a residency at the American University of Antigua from 2007 to 2017. Over the years, Dr. Dominiak has put her training and knowledge to use in a variety of

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BRIGHID O’DONNELL KELLY

Inspired by a young nurse in her hometown of Donegal, Ireland, Brighid O’Donnell Kelly has never strayed from her dream of pursuing and practicing health care. She became a registered general nurse from the Eastern District Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1960 and a certified midwives board from the North Middlesex Hospital in London, England, in 1961, and she was off. Dr. Kelly served as an assistant head nurse at Cornell Medical Center from 1961 to 1964, a staff nurse at Bethesda North Hospital from 1972 to 1977, an instructor at Thomas More College from 1977 to 1980, and an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor at the University of Cincinnati between 1980 and 1993. Her last role before retirement

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PAULA J. WILSON

Growing up on a farm, Paula J. Wilson developed a strong natural background and an innate sense of wellness at an early age. She began her career as a licensed thoroughbred trainer, but eventually decided to focus her attention on physical therapy and naturopathy. Over the years, Dr. Wilson developed an expertise in the integration of innovative treatment techniques. She turned that experience into a thriving company, Energy Medicine, LLC, which she serves as the president, owner, and doctor. Her responsibilities include developing products, handling marketing, and managing the business. Outside of her company, Dr. Wilson is very active in her community. She is working on setting up an endowment fund for Cedar Crest College, and she serves on the

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LUCILE G. MASON

Motivated by her desire to help others, Lucile Mason has dedicated the majority of her career to nonprofit leadership. She started as a conference manager with Camp Fire Girls, Inc., and then became the executive director of the Association of the Junior League of America, Inc., the director of the Division of Public Affairs at Girl Scouts of the United States, and director of public relations at the YWCA of the City of New York. Ms. Mason also spent time as the director of community relations and development at the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, the director of development at the Montclair Kimberley Academy, the director of development for Ethical Culture Schools, the development officer of foundations for

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RITA R. FRADY

Coming from a family of teachers, Rita R. Frady didn’t initially want to pursue education. She loved music, particularly piano, and wanted a career in that realm. Her husband suggested she combine the two, so Dr. Frady went back to school and found she loved it. She began as a K-6 music teacher for the Cherokee County Board of Education in 1991 and hasn’t looked back since. After 14 years in that role, Dr. Frady became a music teacher for the Hasty Elementary Fine Arts Academy of the Cherokee County Board of Education in 2005. She continues in that capacity to this day. During this time, she also served as an adjunct professor at Piedmont College. ​ Dr. Frady prepared

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MARY BRONAUGH-DAVIS

Music started as something Mary Bronaugh-Davis shared with her parents. Both could play piano, and when Ms. Bronaugh-Davis was a child, her mother got a duet book so they could play together. Ms. Bronaugh-Davis discovered she had a natural talent for the instrument, and decided that she wanted to pursue it further. She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Arts from William Jewell College in 1959, after which she went on tour in Canada for the summer. When she returned, she received a letter asking if she wanted to teach piano, and the rest is history. She worked as a piano teacher at the Leshosky Music Store from 1959 to 1961, as a minister, musician, and organist at the Barry

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KATHLEEN DAKOTA PARKER

Noted as one of the first female journalists on TV in North Dakota, Kathleen Dakota Parker is proud to have earned the trust of her communities, both personally and on a larger screen. She started as a writer for the Associated Press in 1973, and continued on to become a journalist with CBS Network News, a reporter and anchorwoman for Station KFMB-TV, the president of Pacific Communications, the owner and operator of Station KOWL-AM, Inc., and the co-founder of Parker Communications/Parker Pacific. Ms. Parker also garnered experience as the owner and operator of Stations KIKI-AM and KAMI-FM through Island Communications and iHeartMedia, Inc., the owner and operator of the Station KIKI Licensing Corporation in Japan, and the owner and operator

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JUDY CANAHUATI

Distinguished as a maternal child health care professional, Judy Canahuati has been an invaluable expert and technical adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace initiative since 2004. In her role, Ms. Canahuati works with the organization to address the nutritional needs of young children in countries in need like Honduras, with a series of innovative ready-to-use nutritional supplements. She finds it extremely rewarding to help families give their babies the best start they can in life. ​ Since 1973, Ms. Canahuati has been a La Leche League Leader, a group she previously served as a senior nutrition and maternal child health adviser and lactation consultant. She also garnered experience in a variety of other related positions,

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