Listee Features — October 9, 2019

Mary Good


Adept in the field of technical management, Mary L. Good, PhD, has served as a managing member of the Fund for Arkansas since 2005. She began her professional career as an instructor at Arkansas State Teachers College, now known as the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), in Conway in 1949, later transferring to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge where she moved up the ranks to assistant professor between 1954 and 1958. She then served from an associate professor to Boyd professor at the University of New Orleans from 1958 to 1978 before returning to LSU as Boyd professor from 1978 to 1980. Leaving her vocation in education, Dr. Good joined Reserve R. UOP Inc., as vice president and

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Always interested in psychiatry, Terresa Stallworth, MD, received a scholarship to study piano in New York. While in school, she became very homesick and had a discussion with her father about what she should do. Her father suggested medical school and it turned out to be the best decision for her. When she walked into medical school for her first class, it was almost as if a voice in her head told her “This is where you belong.” Dr. Stallworth began her professional career as an intern at the University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital and Research Center in 1963, completing this position in one year before completing two residencies in neurology at the City of Memphis Hospital from 1964 to

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Valentine Villa


Knowledgeable on health disparities among aging minority populations, Dr. Valentine M. Villa currently serves as a professor in social work at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and an adjunct professor at the Fielding School of Public Health of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a senior researcher for UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research since 2000 and director of CSULA’s Applied Gerontology Institute since 2006. Throughout her career, she has chaired over 200 theses of master’s students in social work and public health. Dr. Villa has authored and co-authored 60 peer-reviewed publications including “Hispanic Baby Boomers: Health Inequities Likely to Persist in Old Age,” “Racial/Ethnic Variations in Veterans’ Ambulatory Care Use,” “Equitable Health Systems: Structural and

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Sandra Cynar


Initially interested in pursuing a career in mathematics, Sandra J. Cynar, PhD, was encouraged to go into engineering by the wife of a family friend, who was a mathematician. She began her professional career as a controls engineer at General Dynamics in Pomona, California, in 1963, remaining in this position until 1965 when she entered the management training program at Pacific Telephone in Alhambra, California. In 1966, she served as a scientific programmer in the Apollo program at North American Rockwell in Downey, California. Two years later, she went to McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, California, to work on the DC-10 until 1970, when she had her son and stopped working to raise her family. When it was time for

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Linda Detillion


When Linda K. Clady Detillion, LPN, RN, NCLNC, was 6 years old, she had to have her tonsils taken out and she thought the nurses were great. The nurse was so kind to her and she was fascinated by what the nurses did. After that experience, she knew she wanted to be a nurse. Ms. Detillion began her professional career as a charge nurse at Oakwood Manor in Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1985, remaining in this position for one year before serving as a pool nurse at Mansfield Personnel Pool from 1986 to 1990. She then joined Crestline Hospital for one year before serving as supervisor at Heartland of Bucyrus from 1991 to 1992. Now semi-retired, she works as a private

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