Listee Features — Administration

Wanda 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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Cathy 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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Inspired by the example of her mother, Bernice L. Frazier was encouraged to pursue a career in community service, culminating in her current work as the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Foundation, Inc. An experienced executive with considerable expertise in nonprofit organization management, philanthropy, policy analysis, volunteer management and more, she gained valuable expertise in the field as the vice president of L&B Enterprises between 1996 and 2011. Moreover, Ms. Frazier is certified as a grant writer. Before entering the nonprofit industry, Ms. Frazier worked as a manager of transportation for Dayton Public Schools, where she served between 1996 and 2000. Additionally, she excelled as a student advisor for Senegalese students attending universities in the

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Grace Gillette


After gaining valuable professional expertise as a secretary, Grace “SwaHuux” Gillette discovered that she greatly enjoyed helping other people. Subsequently, she found success in numerous office manager positions as a result before flourishing as a logistical coordinator for five years. Today, she excels as the executive director of Denver March Powwow, Inc., where she has prospered since the late 1980s. In this role, she fundraises, stays in touch with vendors, networks and makes posters. She was the first female chair and, during this time, the attendance at events tripled. What attracted Ms. Gillette to her career was her upbringing and family history. With being able to trace their heritage back to the chief Sun of Star, she discovered she is

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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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Wendy 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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Linda Moran


Accruing 39 years of industry experience to her credit, Linda Moran, EdD, began her professional career as a training specialist at G.P.U. Nuclear in Forked River, New Jersey, in 1981, remaining in this role for two years before becoming a sales training specialist at Chubb Insurance Co. in Warren, New Jersey, from 1983 to 1985. During this time, she began serving Zenger Miller in New York as a training performance consultant from 1984 to 1986, and moved up the ranks to client services consultant from 1986 to 1990 and vice president of client services from 1990 to 1994. She has also served Achieve International in Toronto as a team practice leader from 1993 to 1996 and Achieve Global in Tampa,

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Having accrued numerous years of experience in the field of nonprofit fundraising and administration, Amanda Mayhew Dealey has remained active as the board of directors for the James Dick Foundation since 1978. Concurrently, she has excelled as the chairperson of KMFA Classical Radio since 2014 and an advisory council member of the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center since 2009. In previous years, Ms. Dealey held a myriad of past positions of high leadership with a variety of prominent organizations. While Ms. Dealey was a former foundation administrator, she primarily worked with two different foundations, one professionally and the other as a volunteer. Professionally, she entailed running leadership for the state of Texas, which was a leadership program that Ann

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Charlotte Sibley


Having accrued more than 40 years of inimitable expertise in the pharmaceutical industry, Charlotte E. Sibley avidly maintains a number of high profile executive positions throughout the field. Moreover, she has excelled as an independent board director on behalf of Advicenne, SA, since 2018. Advicenne is a specialty medical company dedicated to developing cutting-edge solutions that can help improve the lives of patients suffering from rare diseases of the kidney. Concurrently, Ms. Sibley has found further success as the chairperson on the board of directors for Fort Hill Company, a consulting firm that seeks to provide inventive solutions aimed at workplace improvement. She was additionally active as an advisor and a board member of such organizations as Mind Field Solutions

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Now retired, Carol Ann Schepers Hilleary taught and held administrative positions within the Baltimore County Public School System between 1966 and 2001. After working inside the classroom as an education teacher for just over a decade, she was promoted to assistant principal and later principal at Riderwood Elementary School in 1992, where she remained until her retirement. During her distinguished career, Ms. Hilleary was active in her community as a member of the Baltimore County Public School-based Management Team. Moving to Southwest Florida at the conclusion of her teaching career, Ms. Hilleary became the executive director of marketing and call centers for Sylvan Learning Centers from 2002 to 2010. She simultaneously flourished as a realtor for BMI International between 2006

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