Listee Features — Health Care


After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a medic for many years, Katherine Bonincontri was recruited by the U.S. Department of Defense to work as a translator. From there, she earned an undergraduate degree and became an English teacher before returning to a health care-related role. Between 2005 and 2013, she excelled as executive director of the Anne Arundel Crisis Response System. Since 2013, Ms. Bonincontri has overseen operations at Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family Services’ Pascal Crisis Stabilization Center in Crownsville, Maryland. Before Ms. Bonincontri went into college and joined the Air Force, her first job was as a medic, and she was training as one because she wanted to be in health care and she knew

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Carla Lee


Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Carla A. Bouska Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, pursued a formal education at Marymount College, from which she earned a Registered Nurse certification and Bachelor of Science in 1964, later named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1987. Varied in the scope of her academic path, she subsequently attended the University of Kansas, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1967, and Wichita State University, where she attained a Master of Arts in 1972, an Education Specialist degree in 1975 and a Master of Arts in nursing in 1984. Dr. Lee then earned a PhD from Kansas State University in 1988 and an additional Master of Arts from Holy Names University in 2002. As

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Laura Maresca-Sanatore


Laura Maresca-Sanatore is renowned as an interior designer with more than 15 years of creating thoughtful and modern residences for clients in New York and Connecticut to her credit. Prior to entering the design industry, she pursued an education at Capella University, earning a Bachelor of Science in hospital administration and health care management. Subsequently completing coursework in nursing at the State University of New York at Farmingdale, Ms. Maresca-Sanatore has been certified as an EKG technician and phlebotomist. Ms. Maresca-Sanatore ended up going into interior design after she moved, wanting to take a break from health care. From 2005 to 2017, she found much success as the lead designer for Hampton Design Interiors Inc. Initially hired to do their

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From an early age, Selina Y. Ellis has harbored an affinity for helping others, specifically individuals with disabilities and the elderly. Originally cultivating a future for herself as an attending nurse, she quickly realized her potential to assist those in need both inside and outside of health care facilities. Equipped with a newfound sense of purpose, Ms. Ellis embarked on a professional venture that has culminated with the foundation of S. Ellis Adult Day Care Services LLC. Prior to establishing the aforementioned company, Ms. Ellis obtained her certification as a nursing assistant. Additionally, she enrolled at Perimeter College at Georgia State University and earned an Associate of Arts in business in 2010. Combining her edificatory experiences with her passion for

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Kathryn Froiland


Senior oncology nursing educator Kathryn G. Froiland has found success with Tesaro, a public pharmaceutical company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, which focuses on drug development for cancer. Hired in 2015 as an oncology nurse educator, the company was acquired by Glaxo Smith Kline in 2018. She formerly taught for GSK as an oncology clinical nurse educator between 2003 and 2015. She was also a program director of the wound ostomy continence nurse education program, a senior wound ostomy continence nurse and a senior nurse instructor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Likewise, Ms. Froiland has held various nursing positions in Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic Foundation, the Methodist Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Hospitals

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Suzanne Riskin


Harboring an affinity for medicine and teaching since coming of age, Suzanne I. Riskin, MD, garnered inspiration for her future career from her parents. The daughter of a physician and a teacher, she recognized the sense of fulfillment that comes from treating and educating others. Combining these two qualities, Dr. Riskin resolved to embark upon a professional career that would ultimately culminate in her success as a medical instructor. Initially enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Riskin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and folklore in 1998. She subsequently completed additional coursework in pre-medicine. Concluding her academic efforts in 2007, Dr. Riskin obtained an MD from the University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Furthermore, she completed

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While growing up in Colombia, Luz Stella Yamuni’s father and grandfather served the community as local healers. Arriving in the United States at 15 years old, she grew up as a vegetarian. When she was 30, she met a cancer patient from Argentina who was able to heal herself. Inspired to pursue a similar path as her ancestors, she established Electromagnetic Health Research in 1987. As president, she offers a range of natural healing products and services, including energy healing, quantum energy healing, aqua chi, bio mat solutions and the BEMER bioelectric magnetic energy regulator. Due to the success of the BEMER products, Ms. Yamuni became involved with BEMER USA, a subsidiary of the international organization. A global corporation, BEMER

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Inspired by a professor, Dr. Fred Keller, Donna D. Torres pursued a career as a medical technologist, working with Omega Laboratories West Diagnostics between 1992 and 1994. From there, she joined Renny Hospital as a medical technologist, where she remained for almost 25 years between 1994 and 2020 before being laid off due to COVID-19. Since 2016, she has channeled her drive into building her brand with Mary Kay Cosmetics, through which she serves as a beauty consultant. In terms of career highlights, Ms. Torres recalls one patient who had a rare case of leukemia and she had the jurisdiction to get her treated immediately. A month or so later, her pathologist thanked her for saving her life. Hearing that

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For nearly 40 years, Judith A. Marlowe has excelled as an expert in audiology. Prior to the start of her illustrious career, she attended Thomas More College, and earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in French and English in 1969. Soon thereafter, she received a Master of Arts in audiology and speech pathology from the University of Cincinnati in 1971. Furthermore, Dr. Marlowe secured a PhD in behavioral science from Walden University in 1986. Whilst receiving academic degrees, she became a licensed audiologist in the State of Florida, and received a certification in clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech & Hearing Association. Additionally, Dr. Marlowe became certified in business quality improvement process management in 1994. Since 2017,

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Susan Campbell


Having accrued more than two decades of inimitable expertise in her field, Susan Keeler Campbell has garnered a laudable reputation as a massage therapist, holistic practitioner and spa professional, providing restorative bodywork and complementary medicine to clients. Initially working as a cosmetologist and hair salon owner, she was absorbed by the demands of managing her busy shop when a friend approached her about attending a massage therapy class with him. Curious, despite having limited exposure to the profession, she agreed and registered for the class. Several weeks later, frustrated by a lack of facial massage techniques that she could bring back to her salon, Ms. Campbell was told by the instructor that the class would only cover full-body massage, but

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