With more than 20 years of experience in education and consulting, Florence Batt Munuz has become an authority in her industry. Embarking on her career with the School District of Philadelphia, she first served as a teacher from 1957 to 1961 and a dental hygienist from 1961 to 1975. In 1977, she became a professor at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois, a position she would hold until 2002. Ms. Munuz concluded her career in 2004, after 27 years as a consultant on child development at the Childcare Network of Evanston. What attracted Ms. Munuz to her profession as an educator was her family and upbringing because she was influenced by her grandmother, Ida, who was a teacher. Her
An expert in health care administration, education, clinical nursing and long-term care, Phyllis M. Brighton, RN, MSHCSA, CLNC, is the daughter of a registered nurse mother and an orthopedic surgeon father. She began her professional career as the nursing manager in the specialty surgical units at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, eventually moving up the ranks to administrator of the hospital as well as Kremmling Memorial Hospital, now known as Middle Park Health. She then served as associate director of ambulatory and clinical services at AMI Rocky Mountain Healthcare Systems in Denver and vice president of the U.S. Nursing Corp. in Denver. Ms. Brighton retired as a nurse administrator in 2017. In addition to this tenure, she served in
An expert in financial services for wealth management mortgage-related services, Dr. Cheryl D. Travis-Johnson was inspired by her mother, who held leadership positions in the banking business. She held positions in college introducing her to the business as well. Dr. Travis-Johnson was eventually given a scholarship, which came with an opportunity to work in marketing, where she learned different parts of the business. She enjoyed the work and decided to pursue a career in the field upon graduation. Her career continued to take a natural progression from there. Since 2008, Dr. Travis-Johnson has co-chaired the CIFS section and served as chief operating officer of VRM Mortgage Services in Carrollton, Texas. She has also been the co-founder of the Council for
Inspired by America’s first female state Supreme Court justice, Justice Juanita Kidd Stout, Shirley Pritchett-Hilton, DD, ThD, PhD, is a global pastor, teacher, Christian counselor, professor of foundational hematology, oncology, neurology and biology, typist and editor, roles which she believes were chosen for her by the Lord. A retired public school teacher of the Philadelphia Board of Education, she served as an administrative judicial secretary for Hon. Judge Stout in Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1984. She was also president and senior pastor of Glory International University and Ministries in Philadelphia, and international chief executive officer of the International Warriors for Equality and Justice (IWEJ). Serving as an associate pastor in numerous churches, Dr. Pritchett-Hilton’s excellent Sunday school and university teachers
An expert in English education, Lois J. Lamb’s mother was a school teacher, as well as her grandmother, and she felt that teaching was something she needed to do. Everybody told her that she should be a teacher. Her own English teacher, Ann Clarke, inspired her and motivated her because of her kindness, bringing English to life. Ms. Lamb began teaching within Kalamazoo Public Schools in Michigan in 1955, remaining in this role for one year before transferring to Niles Public Schools from 1956 to 1960 and Caledonia Community Schools from 1962 until her retirement in 1996. In addition to this tenure, she served on the steering committee for development with the North Kent Career Technical Center, representing Caledonia. Ms.
Living a truly joyful life, Sandra Cobb Grady, ThD, was proudest of helping people get to places they did not think was possible when she taught them. Based in Fairfax, Virginia, she currently serves as the owner and an instructor at Grady Studies since 1975, and the founder and director of the Virginia Prayer Network since 1990 and the Master’s Keys since 2002, as well as a consultant for StarZone. She previously served as a schoolteacher and counselor in the States of California, Connecticut and Arkansas from 1965 to 1994. In addition to this tenure, Dr. Grady is an international speaker and biblical counselor since 1990, the prayer coordinator of Well Builders in Aledo, Texas, since 1991, and intercessional counselor,
Having accrued 30 years of inimitable experience in the field of interior design, Tara Ryan has garnered a laudable reputation as the president of Ryan Young Interiors since 1991. Established as a joint venture at the height of the early 1990s recession, the company initially struggled to make inroads in the realm of model home interior design, and maintained a lean operation until the economic headwinds shifted and allowed her and her then-business partner, Robert Young, to expand their presence throughout California. Further good fortune arrived in the form of a lucrative contract, which was offered by a businessman based out of Beijing, to design the interiors for 32 projects to be constructed in China. Ms. Ryan traveled to China
Possessing a knack for numbers from a young age, Joyce McBride began her professional career as the assistant controller at Hampton Court Knits in Los Angeles in 1967, remaining in this position for 11 years before owning and managing her own business, the McBride & Associates Bookkeeping Service, which she has continued to do ever since. During this time, she was also part of the staff at Wallace & Wallace Accountancy Corporation from 2008 to 2019. Ms. McBride has had very great people that she has worked with over the years. Prior to the start of her career, Ms. McBride pursued a formal education at the College of Business of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating