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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 Goof 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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AMITY P. BUXTON

Aiming to help the world get better, Amity P. Buxton has spent the past couple of decades at the head of the Straight Spouse Network. She founded the organization in 1991 to support the “heterosexual partners of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people.” She knows from personal experience how difficult this revelation can be; her husband came out of the closet in 1983 after 25 years of marriage. Dr. Buxton realized there weren’t many resources for people in her situation, so she went to various support groups and talked to a lot of people about it. She wanted to raise the visibility of this issue and to aid people in figuring out their feelings and how to move forward. Her unique nonprofit organization has since

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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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ALLAMAY ANDERSON

Renowned for her expertise in education, home economics and health care, Allamay Anderson has been thriving as a professional development consultant in New York City since 1978. She started her career as a school food service dietitian for the New York City Board of Education from 1968 to 1988, and in 1988, she transitioned to become a home and career skills teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School. A year later, Ms. Anderson joined the staff of Manhattan High School as a special education teacher, where she stayed for six years before becoming as AIDS resource coordinator. Ms. Anderson also garnered experience as a partner of Masiba Building Corp., owner of AEA Development Service, and executive board member of the School

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CHARLOTTE G. NEUMANN

A medical researcher with decades of experience, Charlotte G. Neumann is most proud of the work she has done in Africa. Her focus is on the malnutrition of women and children, although she also has experience in maternal health, childhood obesity, and nutritional intervention for HIV drugs. To share what she has learned, Dr. Neumann has also worked as a research professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 2009.  She considers her favorite part of the job to be guiding the younger generations and getting physicians involved with nutrition. Dr. Neumann credits her husband for getting her involved in her field. She met him while studying at Harvard University, and found

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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, Pa., in 1987, and moved to New York City in 1989. She now lends her knowledge to freelance pieces in Miami, Fla., 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

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ANN E. MACPHERSON-SÁNCHEZ

Passionate about both nutrition and education, Ann E. Macpherson-Sánchez was thrilled to have the opportunity to combine the two over the course of her long and fruitful career. Her first professional position was home economics teacher at James Monroe High School, followed by positions as an instructor of food chemistry at the Hotel School at Cornell University, a senior research aide at the Graduate School of Nutrition at Cornell University, and a extension associate and research technical associate in the Department of Human Nutrition and Food at Cornell University. ​ Then, in 1974, Dr. Macpherson-Sánchez moved to Puerto Rico and assumed the role of science teacher at the Southwestern Educational Society. She has lived on the island ever since, and

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ANNABEL K. STEPHENS

In the eyes of Annabel K. Stephens, public libraries and librarians provide great benefits to individuals and communities. She decided she wanted to be a part of that world at a young age, and, after decades of experience, continues to thrive. She started out as a librarian at Muscle Shoals Regional Library and Memphis Public Library, and then became a branch head at the latter and the director of the Jennie Stephens Smith Public Library. Dr. Stephens proceeded to join the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama in 1984, where she found her niche. As both a librarian and professor, she has the privilege of helping people use public libraries and of preparing future librarians

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