Listee Features — July 2, 2019

Glenda James


Still hearing from former patients to this day, Glenda G. James, RN, became involved in her profession after being adopted by her foster mother, Mary Elizabeth Chase, who was a minister. From the age of 6 years old, she was helping people and always knew she wanted to be a nurse. She began her professional career as a staff nurse at Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital at Fort Ord, California, in 1966, remaining in this position for two years and serving again later from 1971 to 1973. She then transferred to the Army Dispensary in Gelnhausen, Germany, from 1973 to 1976 and Darnall Army Hospital, now Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1976 to 1979.

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Knowledgeable in research and training policies, as well as experimental psychology science policy, Pamela Flattau, PhD, is very “pre-brain,” meaning that she was taught about human behavior in the 1960s. There were very good constructivist theories on how the brain operates, which have since been worn out. One theory that she was exposed to as an undergraduate led to a Nobel Prize in 2014, which involved Swedish and British neuropsychologists working together to show how the brain was “probably” wired. Dr. Flattau was the first congregational science fellow to work in Washington, DC, between 1974 and 1975. She eventually made the transition from that point from science to public policy. Since 2014, Dr. Flattau has served as the founder and

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Ann-Marie Bartels


After focusing exclusively on public relations, Ann-Marie Bartels, AAP, first joined the Mid-America Payment Exchange in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1987 as public relations director, serving in this position for one year before moving up the ranks to communications director from 1989 to 1995. From there, she continued to serve in various other roles such as vice president from 1995 to 1998, president from 1998 to 2000 and president/chief executive officer from 2000 to 2009. Currently, Ms. Bartels serves as the chief executive officer of EPCOR since 2009. Ms. Bartels began her career as the public relations director of Showtime Inc. in St. Louis in 1976, remaining in this position for two years before becoming the public relations coordinator of

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Paula Mitchell


Overseeing the curriculum office, district-wide libraries and counseling office for student success, Paula R. Mitchell, EdD, was initially encouraged by her school’s director of nursing to become involved professionally in the organization and company. As a health professional and as a nurse, she had a duty to the public and the community to serve and as she moved throughout her career, she kept that in mind in the positions she took and the community as well. Dr. Mitchell first joined El Paso Community College in Texas as a nursing instructor in 1979, remaining in this position for six years while also serving as curriculum facilitator for one year. She then moved up the ranks to numerous other roles including acting

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R. Aileen James


A concert pianist focused on music history and education, with a particular interest in the work of Johannes Brahms, R. Aileen James, DMA, was a child piano prodigy. She recalls growing up and living in a small town in Tennessee, where her father would come home and play hymns on a Chickering Spinet piano. At just 2 years old, she would sit beside him and play the melody portion of the song. By 3 years old, she began playing with both hands. In a nearby town, there was a woman who graduated with a degree in piano. The woman had a class for preschool students and Dr. James’ mother enrolled her in the class. For her first piano recital, the

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Falling into her profession by chance, Margaret A. Klee has worked as a software engineer at Leidos Innovations since 2016. Leidos provides scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services. Leidos works extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Intelligence Community, including the NSA, as well as other U.S. government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Prior to this role, Ms. Klee began her career as a programmer at Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon, Ohio, in 1982, remaining in this position for two years before moving up the ranks to software engineer from 1984 to 1985. She then transferred to General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1985 to 1987, also serving

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Dina Sevayega


Responsible for reviewing academic proposals admitted by the colleges and universities across the state of New York, Dina M. Sevayega, EdD, recently retired from her position as a college and university evaluation associate with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in 2019, previously working in this post for 27 years. During this time, she also attended and participated in accreditation visits throughout New York and conducted several reviews in higher education institutes wanting to operate in the state. Prior to this role, Dr. Sevayega began her career teaching with the Columbus Board of Education in 1964, remaining in this position for three years before transferring to the Youngstown Board of Education from 1967 to 1976. From this point on,

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Nancy Goodyear


Spending her time as a youth picking up snakes and other reptiles in her yard, Nancy L. Goodyear, EdD, was inspired to go into her profession by her high school biology teacher, Ms. Formby. Thus, she grew up always loving nature and animals. She began her career as a secondary teacher on the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Richmond, Virginia, in 1969, remaining in this position for two years before serving as a secondary science teacher within Pine Bluff School Systems in Arkansas from 1971 to 1976. She then joined Bainbridge College in Georgia as a biology professor from 1976 to 2001. In addition to this long tenure, Dr. Goodyear taught adjunctively at a number of

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Evelyne Davidson


Beginning her career as an internist after making house calls to patients, Evelyne M. Davidson, MD, has been exposed to the medical field for as long as she can remember. Her mother was a nurse and her father was a doctor. She also received a job dealing with clinical drug trials from responding to an ad she came across in the newspaper. Dr. Davidson first joined New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina, as an intern in 1987, completing this position in one year before receiving a residency in internal medicine from 1988 to 1990. Her career highlight was coming out of residency work and joining her father, Elvyn, in his private practice for four years. It was difficult

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Maili Malvre


An adept oil and watercolor painter who exhibits locally and at her church, Maili Malvre has been a freelance artist based out of Danville, California, since 1996. Earlier in her career, she served as an English teacher within the Pleasanton Unified School District from 1970 to 1996. Prior to the start of her career, she used to work in a department stores and trained young girls in sales and self-development, who served as an inspiration toward her desire to teach. She is most proud of being able to reach some very difficult students. She was able to reach them and teach them for a whole year, thus altering their lives. In addition to this tenure, Ms. Malvre served on the

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