Listee Features — Health Care

DARLENE M. DODD

For as long as she can remember, Darlene Dodd has harbored a passion for nursing. She was drawn to the profession because of the opportunity it presented to help others, and after her first position in the field, staff nurse in the U.S. Air Force at the Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, she knew she had made the right choice. Ms. Dodd quickly gained a reputation for her hard work and dedication to the job, making her a much sought-after team member. She went where she was needed; over the years, she served as a staff nurse in the U.S. Air Force at the Ladd Air Force Base in Alaska, the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan, the

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SARA ANN YOUNG

Inspired by her mother, Sara Ann Young decided to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse. She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1970 and a Master of Science in Nursing from The Catholic University of America in 1977, and to become certified as a bereavement counselor and lactation consultant. Her first job in the field was staff nurse at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, followed by head nurse in labor and delivery at the institution, staff nurse at George Washington University Medical Center, and clinical associate II at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Then, from 1978 to 2011, Ms. Young served as an obstetrics-gynecology clinical nurse specialist at Hartford

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ANN-MARIE MCCABE

A competent and compassionate clinician, Ann-Marie McCabe cares more about the quality of her care than the quantity. She started out taking care of geriatric patients in primary care, and got bit by the behavioral health bug in 2006. Then, in 2012, she started working with the substance abuse population and found it to be really fulfilling. Ms. McCabe proceeded to steer her career in that direction, and has since found a home with Stanley Street Treatment & Resources and Associates in Behavioral Health. She serves both organizations as a nurse practitioner, the former since 2016 and the latter since 2015. Her responsibilities include conducting psychiatric evaluations on substance abuse and mental health patients and stabilizing their symptoms so they

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TRACY I. LANES

Following in the footsteps of her father and stepmother, Tracy I. Lanes is thriving as a nurse anesthetist.  She joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, and has since garnered a reputation for her passion, and hard work. Her peers really appreciate Ms. Lanes’ commitment to building collegiality amongst different departments, and her patients appreciate her commitment to ensuring they are taken care of. Ms. Lanes strongly believes in the importance of teamwork, and strives to ensure that everyone’s opinions are heard and valued. During her time at the institution, Ms. Lanes also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and in the U.S. Army Reserve. To prepare for her journey, Ms. Lanes earned a Bachelor of Science in

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SUSAN MARIE BARZDA

Passionate about music for as long as she can remember, Susan Marie Barzda often dreamed of becoming a band director. She worked hard to make that dream a reality, starting by earning a Bachelor of Music from Heidelberg University in 1974 and by becoming a licensed music teacher through the K-12 Ohio Department of Education. Then, to further her professional standing, she obtained a qualified intellectual disabilities professional certification from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disability and completed postgraduate coursework at Muskingum College. Ms. Barzda’s first job in the field was instrumental and vocal music instructor at Rolling Hills Local School District in Ohio, followed by positions as a music teacher at the Cambridge Developmental Center and the director of

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DEBORAH JOHNSON

Backed by decades of professional excellence, Deborah Johnson is thriving as the director and vice president of shared service transcription operations at R1 RCM Inc. The revenue management cycle firm interfaces and contracts with hospitals, generally acute care facilities, and works to “manage the commercial infrastructure of care organizations.” Ms. Johnson’s main responsibility with the company is to evaluate the transcription services of new clients and to bring them topnotch technology that suits their needs. For example, she frequently uses voice recognition technology that takes spoken words and turns it into a draft. Since what used to take days now only takes hours, physicians can focus more on better patient care and safety. Ms. Johnson was first introduced to her

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BARBARA DOMINIAK

A medical professional with more than four decades of experience, Barbara Dominiak is proud of her contributions to the field. Her journey began at Nicolas Copernicus University in Poland, where she earned a master’s degree in biology in 1976. To further her professional standing, she obtained a PhD from the Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Poland in 1985, a diploma in English as a second language from the New York Institute of Business Technology in 1994, and an MD from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She also completed a residency at the American University of Antigua from 2007 to 2017. Over the years, Dr. Dominiak has put her training and knowledge to use in a variety of

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BRIGHID O’DONNELL KELLY

Inspired by a young nurse in her hometown of Donegal, Ireland, Brighid O’Donnell Kelly has never strayed from her dream of pursuing and practicing health care. She became a registered general nurse from the Eastern District Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1960 and a certified midwives board from the North Middlesex Hospital in London, England, in 1961, and she was off. Dr. Kelly served as an assistant head nurse at Cornell Medical Center from 1961 to 1964, a staff nurse at Bethesda North Hospital from 1972 to 1977, an instructor at Thomas More College from 1977 to 1980, and an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor at the University of Cincinnati between 1980 and 1993. Her last role before retirement

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PAULA J. WILSON

Growing up on a farm, Paula J. Wilson developed a strong natural background and an innate sense of wellness at an early age. She began her career as a licensed thoroughbred trainer, but eventually decided to focus her attention on physical therapy and naturopathy. Over the years, Dr. Wilson developed an expertise in the integration of innovative treatment techniques. She turned that experience into a thriving company, Energy Medicine, LLC, which she serves as the president, owner, and doctor. Her responsibilities include developing products, handling marketing, and managing the business. Outside of her company, Dr. Wilson is very active in her community. She is working on setting up an endowment fund for Cedar Crest College, and she serves on the

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JUDY CANAHUATI

Distinguished as a maternal child health care professional, Judy Canahuati has been an invaluable expert and technical adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Food for Peace initiative since 2004. In her role, Ms. Canahuati works with the organization to address the nutritional needs of young children in countries in need like Honduras, with a series of innovative ready-to-use nutritional supplements. She finds it extremely rewarding to help families give their babies the best start they can in life. ​ Since 1973, Ms. Canahuati has been a La Leche League Leader, a group she previously served as a senior nutrition and maternal child health adviser and lactation consultant. She also garnered experience in a variety of other related positions,

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