Listee Features — March 2020

Halina Wyss

HALINA ZAWADZKI WYSS

Having garnered numerous years of experience as an acclaimed educator, Halina Zawadzki Wyss, PhD, serves as a clinical documentation integrity specialist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and as an assistant professor at the University of Portland School of Nursing. In her role with OHSU, she oversees real time chart reviews of patients admitted to the hospital, follows them through their hospital stay, and gives clarification to providers in order to accurately help capture the severity of patient illness and the risk of mortality. Although she began a doctoral degree with the intent to move into research, she soon developed an abiding passion for teaching. As an assistant professor, Dr. Wyss teaches a variety of classes, including pharmacotherapeutics for

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Harriet Foley

HARRIET E. FOLEY

Now retired from a long and distinguished career in education and library science, Harriet E. Foley, née Fealy, worked with the Carlisle Public Schools in Carlisle, Ohio, for over 25 years. After graduating from college with a degree in education, she began teaching, initially to elementary students for four years and then secondary French for an additional two years. However, after just a few years in the classroom, Ms. Foley developed a strong desire to work in the library. Attending summer school while teaching full-time, she completed a Master of Library Science and was fortunate to quickly transition into the role of a school librarian within the district, where she remained for more than 20 years until her retirement in

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Ann Marie Charland

ANN MARIE CHARLAND

Ann Marie Charland is a producer with more than 25 years of expertise in live television and digital content production. Fascinated by the entertainment industry since childhood, she initially hoped to be on camera before learning about the various technical and creative roles in the industry. Ms. Charland attended Fitchburg State University, graduating cum laude in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in communications. From 1994 until 2010, Ms. Charland found success as a field producer for WCVB-TV’s Boston ABC affiliate station, and a community service producer for the station between 2002 and 2006. In 2010, she was appointed as a senior producer at Teleproductions International, departing in 2013 to become senior producer at Ecast Productions. Ms. Charland has worked

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Cynthia Frye

CYNTHIA G. FRYE

Taking charge of every step in the process of listing and selling residential property, Cynthia G. Frye provides more than 30 years of experience to her position as the managing broker of Cynthia Frye Realty, a company she established in 1998. She has operated as a one-woman office during her tenure, dedicating her time to setting up appointments to view homes, taking and uploading pictures for the real estate listings, as well as successfully executing her own accounting, bookkeeping and marketing. Previously serving as a real estate agent with Century 21 Real Estate LLC for nearly a decade, Ms. Frye was inspired to enter the profession upon buying her first house with an inexperienced realtor and realizing her genuine interest

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ANDREA HALVERSON HARPER

Inspired by her father, an anti-trust lawyer, Andrea Halverson Harper was encouraged to follow in his footsteps. She first affiliated in the field as an accountant manager for Carmichael Lynch from 1995 until 1997 before joining JuryScope as a consultant for two years. She subsequently became an associate with Vinson and Elkins, where she held the role of an associate from 2002 until 2011, upon which she became counsel. Three years later, Ms. Harper became the assistant general counsel for Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, where she remains today. In pursuit of her legal ambitions, Ms. Harper earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 1995. Following this accomplishment, she received a JD from the University of Virginia School

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Wanda Ward

WANDA L. DOBBS WARD

The daughter of a longtime teacher, Wanda L. Dobbs Ward, CAS, grew up on a farm and learned how to take responsibility and do her share. She currently serves on the New York State Higher Education Committee since 1987. Ms. Ward began her professional career as a teacher for grades 1-4 and eighth grade music at a two-room school in Literberry, Illinois, in 1946, remaining there for one year before transferring to Creve Coeur Public Schools in Illinois from 1950 to 1952. Teaching kindergarten at Barker Road Elementary School in Pittsford, New York, for a decade, she then directed the Pittsford Teacher Center from 1978 to 1990, which she also founded, and Pittsford Continuing Education from 1981 to 1990. She

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Lanis Hicks

LANIS L. HICKS

Lanis L. Hicks, PhD, is renowned as a health care educator and professor emeritus at the University of Missouri. She initially pursued an education at the School of the Ozarks, completing a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. Continuing her studies at the University of Missouri with the intention to complete a master’s degree and teach high school, Dr. Hicks instead graduated with a PhD on the advice of a professor in 1975. From 1974 to 1976, Dr. Hicks began her career a health care planning specialist for the State of Missouri before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University from 1976 to 1977. She subsequently excelled at the University of Missouri as a lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and full

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Cathy Mabry

CATHY D. MABRY

Cathy D. Mabry is renowned as a retired elementary educator with more than 30 years of service to her profession and students. Inspired by her fifth grade teacher, she decided early in her life to pursue a career in education. She initially pursued an education at the University of Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology in 1975. Completing education licensure coursework at Oglethorpe University in 1983, she continued her studies at Oglethorpe University in 1990, earning a Master of Education in elementary education. Ms. Mabry concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Arts in educational administration at Georgia State University in 1997. Prior to her career in education, Ms. Mabry worked as a member

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Liqing Zhang

LIQING ZHANG

The daughter of a very accomplished cardiologist, Liqing Zhang, DDS, knew she would become a doctor since she was 7 years old. Her father was known for helping many people, and she wanted to feel the same feeling of fulfillment. She is also very skilled with her hands, so she felt dentistry was the best way for her to be creative, use her hands and help improve people’s lives. Dr. Zhang has served as a dentist at A to Z Dental in Illinois since 2008, previously serving as an associate dentist from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Zhang has been practicing dentistry for the past two decades. She has treated tens of thousands of patients in China, Canada and the United

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Joan Hull-Pyle

JOAN HULL-PYLE

When Joan Hull-Pyle was in the second grade, she knew she wanted to become a nurse. When one of her brothers became ill, her mother stayed in the hospital 24 hours a day to take care of him because there were not enough nurses. This set the course of her life toward nursing. In 1958, Ms. Pyle received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, and later became certified in the treatment of burn victims and medical coding. Ms. Pyle became a head nurse at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama in 1962. She was there for a mere three years before becoming the director of nursing services at Pineview Hospital in Hartselle, Alabama. In 1970, Ms. Pyle

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