Listee Features — March 29, 2018


Coming from a family of doctors, Mahpareh Mostoufizadeh decided to follow in their footsteps at the young age of 17. She had always had a good sense of leadership and the ability to remain focused on goals, so the field seemed a natural fit. Dr. Mostoufizadeh cares deeply for her patients and students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and at the Jefferson Hospital of the Allegheny Health Network. She has served the former as a clinical assistant professor of pathology since 1989 and the latter as the director of laboratories since 1987. She has also been the chairperson of the Blood Utilization and Transfusion Committee and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at the Jefferson Hospital

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In the eyes of Annabel K. Stephens, public libraries and librarians provide great benefits to individuals and communities. She decided she wanted to be a part of that world at a young age, and, after decades of experience, continues to thrive. She started out as a librarian at Muscle Shoals Regional Library and Memphis Public Library, and then became a branch head at the latter and the director of the Jennie Stephens Smith Public Library. Dr. Stephens proceeded to join the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama in 1984, where she found her niche. As both a librarian and professor, she has the privilege of helping people use public libraries and of preparing future librarians

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Determined, driven, and compassionate, Jane E.S. Wright has been essential to the growth of several businesses over the years. She is presently the owner of Pinnacle International Events Ltd., where she is responsible for developing, producing, and delivering projects from proposal to delivery. Her responsibilities also include developing and monitoring timelines, budgets, and client relationships, and managing operational and administrative functions to ensure projects were completed efficiently, as well as providing leadership and support to her teams and conducting onsite inspections and project management events. ​ Mrs. Wright’s other current endeavors are assistant manager of Hospitals Auxiliary of Bermuda through the Bermuda Hospitals Board, where she oversees the Candy Stripers, and director of RBYAC Team Bermuda. Previously, she served as

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