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CAROLYN REIN ZAROFF

 Drawn to nature, Carolyn Zaroff loves sharing the beauty she sees with others through oil paintings. She chose the medium because of the way it reflects light and allows her to capture scenes such as the vineyards of her home in Northern California or the sunset reflecting off the San Francisco Bay in great depth. In an interview with Saatchi Art, Ms. Zaroff discussed her inspiration, stating, “My feelings about nature tumble out in bold color. My eye seeks the unexpected and I am drawn to contrast between simple forms and complex layers.” She is represented by the Art People Gallery in San Francisco, the San Francisco Women’s Art Gallery and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts, and is thrilled to

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BERNICE K. FAEGENBURG

Art has been a part of Bernice K. Faegenburg’s life ever since she was a little girl. Through years of hard work, she turned her passion into a booming career, and is now renowned as a contemporary artist in the metro New York region. She currently uses her experiences to teach creative arts workshops, where she offers instruction in mediums like silk screen printing, digital photography, and transferring to canvas, and in her own silk screen printing service. Additionally, Ms. Faegenburg has been participating in one-man shows since 1972. Most recently, in 2017, she hosted a show at her house in the Hamptons in association with the Artist Alliance of East Hampton and had solo shows at the Viridian Gallery and

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CAROLYN L. MCKEE-FREESE

For 24 years, Carolyn Lee McKee-Freese served the public school system with honor, devotion and skill. Having the opportunity to teach was a dream come true, as she loves sharing knowledge with others. She prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Education from North Illinois University in 1969 and by becoming a certified teacher in Illinois. The degrees propelled Ms. McKee-Freese to become an art teacher at Simmons Junior High School immediately following graduation, where she stayed for three years.  After that, she worked as a substitute teacher at Moose Heart School for a year and as an art teacher at Yorkville District High School for 20 years.​Although Ms. McKee-Freese has since left the public sector, she remains

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Connie Goodman-Milone

CONNIE GOODMAN-MILONE

With a background in social work, psychology and health care, Connie Goodman-Milone has become a valued member of the medical writing community. She started as a freelance writer in Philadelphia in 1987, and moved to New York in 1989. She now lends her knowledge to freelance pieces in Miami and to “The Bereavement Poetry Project,” which she has co-authored since 2016. Some of her other recent publications include “Healthy Stories,” “Vitas Vital Signs,” “The Grief Observer” and “Today’s Caregiver.” She was a contributing writer for The Miami Herald from 2002 to 2017, and in 2017, she served as the director of community relations for the South Florida Writers Association. Ms. Goodman-Milone prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of

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Amity Buxton

AMITY P. BUXTON

The original executive director of its board in El Cerrito, California, from 2001 to 2007, Amity P. Buxton, PhD, founded the Straight Spouse Network in Mahwah, New Jersey, in 1991, a worldwide organization that offers communication support for people whose husbands or wives realize they identify as LGBTQ+. It reaches out as an invisible group, and educates with research and builds records to change cultural attitudes toward LGBT community. Dr. Buxton wanted to help raise the visibility of this conflict, and offer support to people at a loss by it. Throughout her career, the highlight that stands out is the fact that people have learned and grown. The spouses become themselves again and the teachers become better teachers, which is

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AMY DRYMAN

For over a decade, Dr. Amy Dryman has been recognized for achievements in her career in research and development. Through her professional efforts, she seeks to increase knowledge of relevant factors affecting the health of people. ​ After receiving a Doctor of Science in 1987, Dr. Dryman was employed as a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health). She received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1981. As an epidemiologic researcher, Dr. Dryman sought to contribute to an improved understanding of risk factors for mental disorders. Her first-author research papers have been included in professional publications. She also has presented research at professional meetings, such as

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ANNE L. AYERS

Dedicated and hardworking, Anne L. Ayers, a current court-appointed probate administrator, parlays more than five decades of professional excellence into her highly responsible professional positions. She started her journey as a counselor for the Seattle First United Methodist Church, a co-counselor for a Nutka Indian Migrant Camp for the Council of Churches on Vashion Island, a counselor, speech pathologist, and audiologist for Good Will Industries, and a counselor at Seattle Central Community College. She continued her journey in 1971 as a staff consultant in student development at Central Washington University (replacement for the Dean of Women), and continued on to become the director of six U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Resident Education Centers for North Dakota and Montana at Chapman University

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CATHERINE UYEHARA

Catherine Uyehara has been pursuing science with a passion for as long as she can remember. She was always curious about the world, and found research to be an exciting way to discover new things. She believes in STEM outreach programs because she feels she owes her development as a scientist to inspiring teachers who went out of their way to encourage her curiosity. In middle school, a teacher enabled her to work in a university lab after school to do her first science fair project on using temperature to protect corn plants from fungus. In high school, she took part in a National Science Foundation summer science program, which, along with the guidance of an enthusiastic marine biology teacher,

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ANNIE TRUONG

The pharmacist manager and owner of Biocare Pharmacy since 2008, Annie Truong is proud of her place in the industry. She and her husband, Chau Hong Phan, opened the independent company with the intention of serving the Vietnamese community regarding “specialty compounding medication formulations that are not readily available in the market.” Now, after a decade in business, they also offer consulting, medical prescriptions, beauty care supplies, food, and over-the-counter products. Ms. Truong attributes her ongoing success to the relationships she has built with her clientele and employees. She loves being able to use her passions to help others. ​ As a testament to her hard work and dedication, Ms. Truong was honored as Pharmacist of the Year by the Trademark Women of Distinction Honors

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ARLEEN EVANS O’REILLY

Always striving to be the best she can be, Arleen Evans O’Reilly has dedicated her career to ensuring that people have the tools needed to succeed at life. She abhors knowing that others are being taken advantage of, personally or professionally, and decided at a young age that she had to do something about it. She proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Science in social work from California State College (now the California University of Pennsylvania) and a Master of Science in human services and gerontology from Capella University, and to become certified as a social worker. ​ Over the years, Ms. Evans O’Reilly has become familiar with several different aspects of the field. She started as a medical social

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