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PAMELA S. HALL

Joining the environmental industry in 1971 at a time when it was just beginning, Pamela S. Hall was excited to get involved in solving the emerging issues the field was facing. At Normandeau Associates, a brand-new organization founded in 1970 and headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire. in 1970, she served in the capacity of program manager, marine laboratory director, and programs and operations manager before being appointed to then to president and chief executive officer in 1988. In 2000, she was elected to the board of directors and became board chair in 2015. Today, she continues to serve as chair and corporate officer. A science-based consulting firm, Normandeau Associates notably serves both the profit and nonprofit sectors. Anticipating that the

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Alicia Eller

ALICIA SUÁREZ ELLER

Growing up, Alicia Suárez Eller’s parents taught in the fields of music and agriculture in Chile. Eventually, she made the decision to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a teacher. Upon relocating to North Carolina during the early 1960s, she attended Louisburg College and earned an Associate of Arts in 1965. Soon thereafter, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish teaching, cum laude, from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1970. Ms. Eller began her career as a fourth grade teacher at Gold Sand Elementary School in Louisburg, North Carolina, between 1970 and 1974. She further assumed employment with Louisburg High School as a Spanish teacher from 1975 until her retirement in 2001. After retiring as a

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Saundra McGuire

SAUNDRA Y. MCGUIRE

An experienced chemist and educator with 50 years of experience, Saundra Y. McGuire, PhD, serves as the founder and the owner of SYM Educational Consulting LLC. She has further flourished as an assistant vice chancellor, a professor of chemistry and the director emerita for the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University, where she formerly worked as a chemistry professor, an adjunct professor and the director of the Center for Academic Success. Additionally, Dr. McGuire has found success with the National College Learning Center Association, the University of Michigan, Howard University and Grambling State University in numerous executive roles. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Dr. McGuire was active with Cornell University in a variety of positions, including the acting

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Donna Swansen

DONNA MALONEY SWANSEN

Donna Maloney Swansen is a retired landscape designer, consultant, owner and operator of Donna Swansen Design in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Serving the surrounding areas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia, for more than 25 years, she established her business in 1983, concluding her very successful career in 2008. She formerly served as a partner at Swansen & Borie in Ambler between 1977 and 1982 and Corson, Borie & Swansen in Ambler in 1976. Prior to entering the field, Ms. Swansen was a bridal consultant and an assistant buyer for the retail field. During her career, Ms. Swansen has lent her expertise on numerous committees at her alma mater, Temple University, including the search committee for the chair of the

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JANIS L. COMSTOCK-JONES

A self-employed business owner for numerous years, Janis L. Comstock-Jones has found success as a consultant, through which she oversees various projects for clients including homeland security, records management, information technology and contingency planning. Based in Mount Vernon, Ohio, she has worked as an independent entrepreneur since 1992. Gaining inimitable expertise as a data processing coordinator, assistant director and director of information technology as a former employee of the American Red Cross, Ms. Comstock-Jones contributed the nonprofit’s efforts between 1987 and 1995, and concurrently held the role of a national instructor between 1990 and 1995. Additionally, she taught various courses at Columbus Technical Institute and was a fiscal officer for the county government of Columbus, Ohio, during her career. Ms.

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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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Basma El Zein

BASMA EL ZEIN

Basma El Zein, PhD, demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of her career, and is considered an expert in nanotechnology and renewable. She is currently the director general of the Governance and Sustainability Center. Since 2017, she has served as the dean of scientific research at the University of Business and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has also been the director of the Research and Consultation Center at the institution since 2015. Dr. El Zein’s career in academia began in 1999 when she began as an instructor at the Jeddah International School. Throughout the years, she took on teaching and research positions at Dar Al Hekma University and the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology. Furthermore, she has been

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DALENE KERSEY-PATTERSON

Dalene Kersey-Patterson came from very humble beginnings. She became a mother at age 16, later having three children in diapers by age 19. Although she tried attending college, she soon discovered that didn’t want to be a scholar, but instead a member of law enforcement. She served as a corrections deputy for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office from 1997 to 2007, further deciding to obtain a real estate license in hopes of finding an occupation more suitable for raising children with. Inspired to better families and communities, as well as live a balanced life caring for her mind, body and soul, Ms. Kersey-Patterson serves as a franchise owner of Phenix Salon Suites Franchising. The aforementioned salon provides luxury suites for

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Nancy Regalmuto

NANCY M. REGALMUTO

Nancy M. Regalmuto credits God with bestowing extraordinary spiritual gifts upon her at birth. At age 7, she started realizing how uncommon her abilities were. Arriving at school on the morning of November 22, 1963, she began urging her teacher to take action to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sensing a vast conspiracy, Ms. Regalmuto couldn’t understand why others weren’t aware of it. Her impassioned pleas became so disruptive that she was sent to the principal’s office and her mother was called to pick her up immediately. Later that day, the school received word that Kennedy had been killed in Dallas. Premonitions continued throughout Ms. Regalmuto’s life. She has accurately predicted the outcomes of innumerable sporting events

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Bonita Lahey

BONITA L. LAHEY

Planning to be a history major, Bonita L. Lahey came to college in Colorado and immediately noticed the rocks. Thus, she decided to study an older history called deep time in geology. While pursuing academia, she worked as a petrologist, which is a branch of geology that studies rocks and the conditions under which they form. Ms. Lahey’s original education was as a geologist, but at the time she received a degree, geology was not a particular field that was interested in hiring women. Therefore, she went to work for several engineering companies. Now that she is retired, she has gone back to geology. Ms. Lahey began her professional career as an executive at U.S. West (Qwest) in Denver in

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