Listee Features — February 2020

FAUSTA BRITTON

Fausta Britton has distinguished herself as the owner of Fausta Britton LLC since 1990, through which she provides motivational speaking and coaching services to various businesses and organizations. Borne out of her dissatisfaction with her past career in corporate marketing, she is dedicated to helping others live truer to their values. Ms. Britton’s area of expertise lies in management consultation regarding the cultivation of employee empowerment, relationship building and soft skills development. A graduate of the Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, Michigan, Ms. Britton earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991. She has also undertaken coursework at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Since entering her professional field, Ms. Britton has been the recipient of a Dale Carnegie Recognition Award

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Debra McHenry

DEBRA C. MCHENRY

With more than a decade of professional experience, Debra C. McHenry has excelled as an ironworker for the Ironworker Union Local 433 since 2007. She has been an ironworker for 13 years and, for nine of those 13 years, she has worked for John Allard with Anning-Johnson. Constantly inspired by her daughter, Miss McHenry also attributes her success to her fellow union members and people such as John Burkhart, Jim Baer and Eddie Gray, who all are or were foreman for the company. As a woman of the trade, Miss McHenry had encountered various moments where she felt could not complete her apprenticeship. However, she was able to push through and utilized the necessary tools to continue moving forward. Holding

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Ashlee Groves

ASHLEE GROVES

Having accrued more than a decade of excellence in her industry, Ashlee Groves has garnered a laudable reputation as an entrepreneur and sales executive of construction equipment. Inspired by her father, who owned a utility construction company, she began interning at a Ditch Witch manufacturing plant while completing college at the Rawls College of Business of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Ms. Groves graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and earned her Master of Business Administration at Oklahoma City University in 2009. From 2007 until 2009, Ms. Groves served as the Platinum Plus manager of the finance department at Charles Machine Works Incorporated. After completing a master’s degree, she returned to Ditch Witch with the aspiration

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Jean Alberti

JEAN M. ALBERTI

Having accrued almost 40 years of experience in psychology, Jean M. Alberti, PhD, has become an authority in her field after founding her own clinic, Alberti Psychological Services, in 1981. At the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, she rose from a graduate research assistant from 1965 to 1968 to director of the University Research Office from 1968 to 1972 while completing a PhD in educational psychology. She planned to teach the teachers how to teach. Upon graduation, however, her career took a detour, first into medical education teaching physicians and allied health professionals how to teach more effectively. Dr. Alberti started as an assistant professor of medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in

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CARINA E. COLEMAN

Having accrued more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Carina E. Coleman is an expert in the field of institutional asset management.  She currently serves as the director of pension and trust investments for Sempra Energy. She oversees approximately $10 billion in retirement and welfare benefit assets across Sempra Energy’s qualified and non-qualified plans and manages approximately $1 billion of nuclear decommissioning trust assets. Her responsibilities include developing investment policy, asset allocation and the selection of investment managers. During her tenure at Sempra, Ms. Coleman has been able to achieve top decile investment returns over multiple rolling time periods against a universe of corporate defined benefit plans. Her most notable achievement to date was developing investment policy

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THERESA L. LOVATO BLAIR

Having accrued more than 55 years of expertise in all elements of business development, Theresa L. Lovato Blair has distinguished herself as an electrical contractor and records manager. She began working as an office secretary at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964 and knew that she wanted to attend college. While working full-time, she attended the University of Albuquerque, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1979. Ms. Blair completed a Master of Business Administration at Highlands University in Las Vegas in 1982. Ms. Blair rose from the position of secretary to that of a records manager at Sandia National Laboratory in 1980. She would remain with the lab until 1987. In 1981,

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DORIS KEEFE LIDTKE

Choosing to work with numbers because of its simplicity and her enjoyment of it, Doris Keefe Lidtke, PhD, found transitioning into her profession a natural choice. Retired since 2009, she began her professional career as a programmer analyst at Shell Development Co. in Emeryville, California, in 1955, remaining in this role for four years before transferring to the University of California Berkeley from 1960 to 1962. She then switched to education, serving as an assistant professor at Lansing Community College from 1963 to 1968, an education specialist at Johns Hopkins University in 1968 and an assistant professor of computer science at Towson University from 1968 to 1980. The associate program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1984 to

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Irene Lamb

IRENE H. LAMB

Deeply engaged in medical research at a time when that was uncommon for women, Irene H. Lamb earned a reputation for her drive, passion and willingness to meet challenges head-on. One of her proudest achievements was helping to set up the first coronary care center in the United States; now, there are hundreds of such centers across the country. Ms. Lamb was also proud of her contributions to a variety of professional journals and books. Ms. Lamb initially began her career as a charge nurse, head nurse in acute medicine, medical and surgical ICU nurse, and an emergency room nurse in various medical centers from 1963 to 1967. She became a staff nurse in critical care research at the University

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Wendy Ward

WENDY L. WARD

Wendy L. Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, is renowned as a professor of pediatric psychology and the director of interprofessional faculty development at the University of Arkansas. Her work focuses on building collaborative partnerships across disciplines within the University of Arkansas to develop programming that enriches professional education and practice throughout the organization. She initially pursued an education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1991 and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology in 1993. Dr. Ward subsequently obtained a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996. In 2003, Dr. Ward began her career at the University of Arkansas as an assistant professor

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Jessica Steckler

JESSICA A. STECKLER

Jessica A. Steckler is an accomplished nurse, educator, and owner and consultant of the Firm of Jessica A. Steckler. Early in her career, she taught various nursing courses at York County School of Technology, Hamot Medical School and Pennsylvania State University in the Behrend College’s associate degree nurse program in Erie, Pennsylvania. Subsequently hired by the VA Medical Center in 1981, Ms. Steckler then served as the assistant director, the chair of the medical ethics team, the acting CHEP director and an educational specialist for the Employee Education Systems. More recently, she provided her expertise as an instructional system specialist between 2006 and 2010. In 1997, Ms. Steckler was a contributing author to Larry D. Purnell’s and Betty J. Paulanka’s

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