Listee Features — Government

LINDA FOSTER COLEMAN-MADISON

With a longstanding desire to give back to her community, Sen. Linda Foster Coleman-Madison has served as an Alabama state senator since 2006. From 2002 to 2003, she was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and notably held the role of director of compliance for the Americans With Disabilities Act in 2003. She is very proud of helping to pass bills that protect the rights of disabled individuals, including a recent bill on how service animals are defined. Prior to working on the state and national level, Sen. Coleman-Madison served on the Birmingham City Council from 1984 to 1997. Earning a Bachelor of Science in education from Alabama A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University

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JEANNETTE L. RINCON

Lt. Jeannette L. Rincon has earned distinction as a Communications Command Operations Department head and lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. Eminently qualified in her field, she is also a contracting officer and project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Having scored highly on her test to join the Coast Guard, Lt. Rincon initially enlisted at the age of 17 and served within the armed forces for more than a decade, during which she received an Associate of Arts in technology with specialization in electromechanical instrumentation from Excelsior College. While coming of age, Lt. Rincon drew a wealth of inspiration from her mother, who worked hard as a single mother of two children. Though her school did not

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LINDA G. SYE

With decades of administrative experience to her credit, Linda G. Sye’s penchant for business became apparent during her secondary education. Following her departure from high school, she completed coursework at the Harvard Business School and the Patricia Stevens Career College and Finishing School in Chicago. Despite her limited formal education, Ms. Sye garnered a laudable reputation for her work ethic, which has propelled her through the upper echelons of the United States government for more than three decades. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Sye excelled as the director of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission until 1991. She subsequently served as the director of administration for the U.S. Department of Energy. In this capacity, Ms. Sye managed the daily

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JUDITH ELLEN HAMILL

A graduate of Roosevelt University, Judith Ellen Hamill initially earned a Bachelor of Music from Roosevelt University in 1975. Four years later, she received a master’s degree in urban planning and police from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Furthermore, she concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University in 1982. Since 2010, Ms. Hamill has excelled as the director of government relations for the John Marshall School of Law at the University of Chicago. Her responsibilities include securing funds for the law school from government resources at the federal, state and local levels. She also works alongside associates, who handle the donation of funds from various foundations and corporations in the area. At the

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Thomasena Stokes-Marshall

THOMASENA STOKES-MARSHALL

Born in South Carolina, Thomasena Stokes-Marshall relocated to New York City with her parents at the age of five. As she grew older, she was educated in the city and began her career as a corrections officer with the New York Department of Corrections. For five years, she excelled in the aforementioned role before joining the New York Police Department as a detective. After graduating from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in public administration in 1990, Ms. Stokes-Marshall retired from the aforementioned police force the following year to return to her hometown of Mount Pleasant. Ms. Stokes-Marshall subsequently volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the local chapters of Kiwanis and Rotary International while also attending monthly town council

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Teri Helenese

TERI HELENESE

Teri Helenese became involved in her profession because, for as long as she could remember, she had been much attuned to civil rights and social matters. She always considered herself an agent of change and often participated in highly impactful projects with the goal of uplifting others in mind. Since it proved to be a very natural progression, she went on to pursue a career in the field of civil work. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Florida Memorial College, and a Master of Arts in political management from George Washington University. Ms. Helenese commenced her private sector career at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant, and eventually transitioned to such companies as Deloitte, Diageo

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Elizabeth Re

ELIZABETH RE

Driven by her desire to help others, Elizabeth Re, FEHA, MAICD, pursued a career with the Australian government. In the late 1970s, she began in the field with various regional and metropolitan councils in a number of roles, including as a maintenance manager, a noise inspector and a meat inspector, to name a few. A few years later, Ms. Re was recruited by the State Government of Western Australia, holding several posts over the course of more than 20 years such as a teacher, an auditor, a researcher and a project manager. Throughout her career, Ms. Re has supervised budgets of more than $450 million, projects of up to $70 million, a staff of more than 1,200 and membership bases

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Carolyn McMillan

CAROLYN C. MCMILLAN

Carolyn C. McMillan served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 through 1968. She was a disbursing clerk, computing and issuing payroll and travel checks to military personnel. Ms. McMillan attended Los Angeles City College and California State University, Los Angeles with a major in business administration and minor in sociology. Ms. McMillan has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services as an eligibility worker and for the State of California Employment Development Department, first in the disabled veterans outreach program and then as a local veterans employment representative. In 1980, Ms. McMillan became assistant director for veterans employment and training service with the U. S Department of Labor. Her service area included San Bernardino and

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Anne Perry

ANNE C. PERRY

With years of practiced nursing experience under her belt, Anne C. Perry, FNP-BC, currently serves as a representative for District 140 of the Maine House of Representatives. Earlier in her career, she worked for Moses Ludington Hospital as an obstetrics nurse, and the Essex County Head Start Program as a nurse and social worker. Following these appointments, she accepted various roles in the field of medicine, including a prepared childbirth instructor, a clinical director, an office nurse and a family nurse practitioner for Essex County Clinic, Southern Adirondack Planned Parenthood, Adirondack Mountains Family Practice and Family Practice of Laurie Churchill, Maryland. More recently, Ms. Perry excelled as the president of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, the vice chief for Staff

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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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