Listee Features — Management

THERESA M. THROWER

A celebrated health care professional, Theresa M. Thrower, RN, CRNI, OCN, worked in Hawaii, Seattle and throughout the State of Washington over the course of her illustrious career. After completing her nursing degree more than 40 years ago, she began as a staff nurse at Strab Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu and as a patient care coordinator at the Hemophilia Foundation of Hawaii. Ms. Thrower later found success on behalf of several other organizations as a staff nurse, a home intravenous nurse, a clinical nurse consultant and an intravenous program director. Attending the University of Washington, Ms. Thrower acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977. She later returned to the university, where she completed the registered nurse infusion

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Patricia Schumaker

PATRICIA H. SCHUMAKER

With more than 40 years of practiced experience in management, strategic and operations planning, and quality assurance, Patricia H. Schumaker excels as the president of Schumaker and Company, a management-consulting firm that frequently works with government entities and utility organizations. Prior to establishing her company, she worked in numerous executive roles for ADP Network Services, including as the director of national accounts, the director of the professional services division, a PSD senior manager and consultant, and a PSD technical manager. During the earliest years of her career, Ms. Schumaker gained valuable expertise as an auditor and a consultant for Arthur Andersen. Due to her considerable expertise as a project management professional, Ms. Schumaker has utilized her knowledge as a lead

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Christine Burns

CHRISTINE BURNS

An acclaimed information systems manager backed by two decades of professional experience, Christine Burns, PhD, excels as a programs and acquisitions task lead manager, IT program project manager and senior information systems engineer for the MITRE Corporation in Kuwait, with which she began in 2010. Drawing on her considerable leadership skills, she competently leads teams in providing information systems, business and technological solutions for government operations. Throughout her numerous positions, Dr. Burns has developed considerable expertise in risk management, project leadership, budget management, acquisition and contracting, and much more. Prior to joining the MITRE Corporation, Dr. Burns gained valuable expertise as a business analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense between 2008 and 2010 and as a requirements manager for

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ELIZABETH BYAM

Elizabeth Byam has served as chief operating officer at Advisory Platform Solutions since 2009 and managing partner at BeneTechs since 2018. In these roles, she gets her finger into every little pie and it’s wonderful to experience, learn more about and be able to direct every aspect of the company, whether it comes from development strategies, priorities or social media. Ms. Byam makes sure the company is run with very strong and high ethics. They are a group that has a lot of fun and, at the same time, work very hard. They help companies find their own bottlenecks and things that would prevent them from moving forward. They also do a lot of messaging strategy work, swat analysis and

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C.L. Wales

C.L. WALES

Starting off in architecture in the community development department, C.L. Wales was the total sum project manager on each project. She began her professional career in the 1980s when she worked for a city community development department in for the city of College Station, Texas. She was project manager to assist those in poverty to get indoor plumbing, hot/cold running water, wall heaters, patched holes in walls and floors, reframed walls and roofs, carpeting, vinyl floors, insulated, sheet rock and painted walls at no cost to the individual. Later on, Ms. Wales was the project design manager of Actus Lend Lease Development in Fort Hood, Texas, from 2002 to 2005, also serving the company’s Beaufort, South Carolina, branch as project

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LATANYA C. STEWART

Responsible for bookkeeping, accounting, tax services and teaching financial literacy, LaTanya C. Stewart became involved in her profession because she always wanted to be able to provide services for people. People go to work to do a job and forget that they are paid for the services they offer, so she wanted to provide customer service for those employees and help reward them through their paychecks for what they do. She believes employees are the backbone of many organizations, and people take for granted what they do. Ms. Stewart currently serves as the payroll manager at Ellie Mae in Pleasanton, California, also owning her own small business, 3B Financial, in Oakland, California, since 2019. Ms. Stewart began her professional career

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Deirdre Harvey

DEIRDRE ANNE SHANAHAN HARVEY

Tenacious and passionate, Deirdre Anne Shanahan Harvey has become an invaluable member of the New York City Transit team. She joined the group as a construction manager in 1991 and quickly realized she had found her niche. Over the years, her responsibilities have come to include overseeing and influencing projects and guiding staff members, who appreciate her conflict resolution skills and her willingness to be open and communicative. She is currently working on a flood litigation project in Coney Island, New York. Ms. Harvey considers the highlight of her career to be participating in the development of a ventilation plant. They finished two months ahead of time, which was fortunate because there was a smoke condition in the subway. The

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Debra Meneely

DEBRA K. MENEELY

Skilled in pediatric nursing case management, specifically the areas of complex discharge planning and community resources, Debra K. Meneely, BHSE, RN, CPN, has provided opportunities to support, educate and care for large number of children and adults from all socioeconomic levels and in multiple arenas. She served as a staff nurse III, coordinator of the pediatric mock code program, and womens and children’s services case manager at Wishard Memorial Hospital, now Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, in Indianapolis, as well as a pediatric clinical manager for Interim Health Care. She was also a pediatric case manager for the Community Health Network, a financial coordinator for the Clarion/IU Health Solid Organ Transplant Center, LPN instructor for J. Everett Light Career Center.

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Elisabeth Wilton

ELISABETH S. WILTON

Adept in linguistics and psychology, Elisabeth S. Wilton, PhD, claims language is her first and greatest love because she likes words and why people speak the way they do. As president of her own company for 17 years, consulting at Wilton Associate, Inc. in McLean, Virginia, she worked with other contractors for the government. A couple of times Dr. Wilton contracted directly with the government. However, most of the time she was a sub-contractor to other contractors. She was doing training with the new employees that were hired. Prior to this role, Dr. Wilton began her career as a linguist, translating French, German, Spanish, and Romanian, for the U.S. government in Washington in 1959, remaining in this role for two

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JUNE FLEMING

Books have been part of June Fleming’s life for as long as she can remember. She has always been a reader, which made her decision to pursue library science an easy one. Her first position in the field was branch librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, followed by high school librarian at Little Rock Public Schools, associate professor at Philander Smith College, and library director for the City of Palo Alto in California. Eventually, however, Ms. Fleming’s time in the local government system inspired her to leave her library position. Although she had enjoyed her career up to that point, she wanted to do more to help her community. She became the assistant city manager of the City of Palo

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