Listee Features — August 23, 2017

ELAINE G. ADEVAI

On a mission to alleviate the suffering people experience from domestic violence, Elaine G. Adevai will always keep fighting for what needs to be done. She believes that where there’s a will, there’s a way, and that mentality, coupled with her accepting nature and strong listening skills, has paved the way for her success. Further, she is recognized as an expert in individual and group counseling, as well as in educational administration. ​ Ms. Adevai is currently the executive director of New Vista for Families, Inc., a nonprofit organization she founded to provide advocacy, counseling, and shelter for victims of domestic violence. On a daily basis, she facilitates support groups and private counseling sessions on topics such as marriage, relationships,

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ELIZABETH FRANZ ALBERT

Driven by her belief that everyone has a moral obligation to do the best they can, Elizabeth Franz Albert has dedicated her life to being a beneficial member of her community. She has spent the majority of her career as a conservationist and environmentalist, striving for a cleaner and healthier world. In her pursuit of a healthy environment, Ms. Albert campaigned against the herbicide Dacthal, which causes lymphoma and Parkinson’s disease and is used by lawn care companies, home owners, farmers, and golf course greens keepers. She is also an organic gardener, growing produce without harmful pesticides. ​ Another key part of her professional journey was art. She discovered her talent as a painter early on, and participated in several

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CAROL ANNE SMILEY

Passionate and hardworking, Carol Anne Smiley incorporated a wide range of interests into her professional journey. She jumpstarted her career by co-founding Anvic Enterprise in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she also served as the vice president, secretary and treasurer from 1963 to 1970. That year, Ms. Smiley began her transition to organic farming and fiber sculpting, which lasted from 1970 until 1986. She had farms at locations in both Solon, Iowa, and Argyle, N.Y., in that time frame. She also completed stints as a member of the Republican Central Committee for Johnson County, Iowa, from 1971 to 1972, a teacher at Solon High School from 1973 to 1974, and as the co-founder and director of Yankee Horse Trader in Bennington,

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