Listee Features — August 3, 2017


Patricia Ann Pape has had a passion for social work since she was 5 years old. She pursued her dreams, beginning with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Northwestern University in 1962 and continuing with a Master of Social Work from George Williams College in 1979. Along the way, she also became certified as an addictions counselor and licensed as a clinical social worker and school social worker, all in the state of Illinois. ​ Now recognized by her peers as an expert in substance abuse treatment, psychotherapy, mental health and life transitions, Ms. Pape is thrilled to be a pioneer in the field she spent so long admiring and chasing. Since 1982, she has been a principal at

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Three key characteristics led Dr. Macrene Alexiades to her current career: intellectual excellence, artistic talent passed down by her mother, and integrity.  Although she originally wanted to be an artist and sculptor, she fell in love with science at Harvard University, where she ended up earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and both a PhD and MD in 1997. She believes her artistic background is an asset to her dermatologic endeavors; she is top in her field for achieving a natural and classically beautiful result using injectables. Currently, Dr. Alexiades serves as the founder and owner of two skin care companies, Dr. Macrene Skin Results and NY Derm LLC. The former has been operational since 2009 and the latter

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Fascinated by foreign languages and passionate about literature, Dr. Hildegard Rissel set out to find a career that would incorporate all of her interests. Her first stop was Georgetown University, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in French with a minor in Spanish in 1981 and 1983, respectively. She returned to her alma mater in 1990 to obtain a PhD in Spanish literature. ​ Currently living her dream as an associate professor of Spanish at Virginia State University in the Department of Language and Literature, where she’s been since 2001, Dr. Rissel is proud of her growth and success over the years. She started out as a lecturer in Spanish and French at

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