Listee Features — September 2, 2019

KAREN I. MARGULIES-GREEN

The daughter of a philosopher and feminist mother, Karen I. Margulies-Green focuses her career on women’s issues and achievements. She served as a private practice psychotherapist at Green Associates in Washington, DC, beginning in 1968, which she maintained for over 50 years until July 2019, and has also worked as a private practice clinical psychologist in Washington since 1972. During this time, Ms. Margulies-Green served as an English teacher at the Maryland School of Art and Design in Wheaton in 1980. Pursuing a role as a psychology consultant, she consulted for Providence Hospital from 1981 to 1982, New Ventures, Inc., in Bowie, Maryland, in 1984, Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, in 1985, Behavioral Factors, Inc., from 1986 to 1989 and

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Joan Tatum

JOAN J. TATUM

Passionate about her students’ success, Joan J. Tatum’s philosophy was that if you feel that you want to teach, then the subject matter was not as important than being able to teach. Beginning her career in dance and education, she felt it did not matter whether it was a ballet arabesque or a technology computer program; she had a passion for sharing whatever her knowledge was with others, and teaching was the logical way to do that. Her mother did not have much formal education, but was passionate about its importance so education was where she felt she belonged. Ms. Tatum started her professional life as a substitute teacher within the Sarasota Public School District in Florida in 1966, remaining

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Mary Morgan

MARY D. MORGAN

Specializing in collection development, Mary D. Morgan became involved in her profession from her mother, who inspired her to go into teaching. She was always attracted to the library because of her high school mentor, Idele Wilson. When she moved to Kentucky, there were no school library positions available so she went into the classroom. After she retired from education, she went into social work. Overseeing a team of nine inmates, Ms. Morgan currently serves as a librarian at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange, Kentucky, since 2000. She began her professional career in the same position within Ascension Parish Schools in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in 1966, remaining in this role for two years before transferring to Jefferson County Schools

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Nevada Brewer

NEVADA N. BREWER

Accruing 46 years of experience in her field to her credit, Nevada N. Brewer began her professional career as a teacher of adult education in Towson, Maryland, in 1977, remaining in this position for seven years before coordinating the Just Say No to Drugs Program within Baltimore City Public Schools from 1986 to 1988. She later taught within Baltimore City Public Schools from 2000 to 2001, also managing its summer school from 2000 to 2002, and then moved up the ranks to the roles of academic coach of mathematics and science from 2002 to 2003 and coordinator of the mathematics elementary laboratory from 2003 to 2004. During this time, she also coordinated the Discipline Center from 2001 to 2002. Later

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Sheila Heising

SHEILA HEISING

An expert in emergency and trauma nursing, Sheila Heising, RN, knew she wanted to be a nurse from the time she was 10 years old. She was taught from a young age to set goals and work hard to meet them. With her strong will and determination of never giving up, she has managed to successfully reach her goals both professionally and personally. She attributes her success to her parents, who both earned master’s degrees and set high goals for her and her siblings. It was never a question if she was going to receive higher education; it was always the plan from the time she was little. Currently, Ms. Heising serves as a comprehensive pre-anesthesia clearance (COMPAC) nurse at

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LATANYA C. STEWART

Responsible for bookkeeping, accounting, tax services and teaching financial literacy, LaTanya C. Stewart became involved in her profession because she always wanted to be able to provide services for people. People go to work to do a job and forget that they are paid for the services they offer, so she wanted to provide customer service for those employees and help reward them through their paychecks for what they do. She believes employees are the backbone of many organizations, and people take for granted what they do. Ms. Stewart currently serves as the payroll manager at Ellie Mae in Pleasanton, California, also owning her own small business, 3B Financial, in Oakland, California, since 2019. Ms. Stewart began her professional career

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Lauren Book

LAUREN BOOK

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Sen. Lauren Book recalls that she had trouble finding a coping method after revealing the abuse to her family. She would go to school and come home to cry. Eventually, her mother revealed to her that she too had been sexually assaulted. She said that these were “regular occurrences” for women, and that they simply had to get over their trauma and live their lives. From that moment on, Sen. Book decided she would do everything in her power to be stronger. She now challenges herself every day to help young survivors. She learned that working through legislature and shaping the laws that protect those who are vulnerable can be an effective way to

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Carolyn Strong

CAROLYN RAY STRONG

Concentrating on information design, content management and demand publishing throughout her career, Carolyn Ray Strong entered her profession because she was fascinated by information and how to best communicate and deliver it. Her parents were missionaries in Ethiopia from when she was six months old until after she was in college. Upon arrival in the United States, her aunt Dixy Lee Ray provided a home base and was a key mentor. Notably, her aunt became the chair of the Atomic Energy Commission and the first female governor of the State of Washington. Ms. Strong is known as a “third-culture kid,” and it provided her with the benefit of being comfortable with different cultures and languages. For jobs, this background helped

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