Listee Features — April 17, 2018


Seeing a need for compassionate and skilled immigration attorneys, Kristie L. Bowerman decided that she wanted to both provide personal legal representation and assist younger attorneys in doing the same. She worked toward that goal by earning a JD from Tulane University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from GVSU in 1995, and by becoming admitted to practice in the state of Louisiana. Now, Ms. Bowerman is living out her dreams as the founder and senior attorney of the Immigration & Nationality Law Group. She opened the firm in 2004, and focuses on the benefits side of immigration and employment-based immigration. One of her main responsibilities is filing proactive applications for people who want to come

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Encouraged by her parents to pursue medicine, Maria Lourdes Banaad-Omiotek has dedicated more than 25 years to the field. She determined early on that she didn’t want to do surgery, and discovered family medicine while looking into alternatives. She quickly realized she had found her niche. Now, Dr. Banaad-Omiotek is using her expertise in her role as an attending physician at Family Doctor-Family Healthcare, a subsidiary of Presence Health, in Illinois. She has been there since 2004, and is responsible for meeting with and treating patients on issues related to family preventative care. Additionally, Dr. Banaad-Omiotek recently added the position of director of the scholarship program at Ateneo de Manila University to her resume. Previous positions include research assistant in

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