Listee Features — July 2019

Ann Croissant


Believing in a strong work ethic, moral compass, faith, individuality, perseverance and resourcefulness, Ann Bailey Croissant, PhD, became involved in teaching because her parents were also teachers. She grew up on a farm and that made her appreciate the outdoors more. She wanted to discover a cure for a major disease and planned on going to a large university for this. She was asked by her parents to either work in a grocery store, live at home and go to University of Northern Colorado, or go away to school without a car. During the process, she set high standards and figured that if she hurried up through this school, she could go onto graduate school even sooner. Dr. Croissant later

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Mona Dickson Jensen


Recognized as a pioneer for women in the corporate sector, Mona Dickson Jensen, PhD, is proud to have set the bar. She had been interested in mathematics and sciences since childhood and despite the fact that women didn’t frequent those fields at the time, she decided to pursue them anyway. Dr. Jensen proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966, a PhD from Cornell University in 1973 and a Master of Business Administration in 1983. Notably, she was one of only 22 women in her undergraduate class. Dr. Jensen then used her knowledge and training to obtain positions such as senior scientist, project manager, manager of reagent systems applications, senior research and development

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Maja Zaric


Concentrated in interventional cardiology and peripheral/veneus vascular disease, Maja Zaric, MD, FACC, FSCAI, made the decision to go into cardiology as early as middle school. Coming from a family of physicians, her interest in the field was sparked after reading books on anatomy in the seventh and eighth grades. Since December 2010, Dr. Zaric has served as an intervention cardiologist at Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. In addition to this role, she is an assistant professor of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York, and has completed fellowships in cardiology and intervention cardiology. As a highly skilled interventional cardiologist, Dr. Zaric is actively involved in developing a comprehensive venous program

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Elizabeth Bogan


Inspired by the ways in which people interact with each other and utilize shared resources, Elizabeth Chapin Bogan, PhD, has committed herself to pursing the study of economics. She has worked as a senior lecturer in economics for Princeton University since 1992. Sharing her insights with others, Dr. Bogan has written articles related to the field of macroeconomics in addition to serving as an economics educator. Prior to beginning her career, Dr. Bogan studied at multiple institutions in order to broaden her knowledge of economics. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in 1966. Dr. Bogan then received a Master of Arts from the University of New Hampshire in 1967 and a PhD from Columbia University in

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Felicia Muftic


Adroit in the areas of consumer and community relations, Felicia Boillot Muftic began writing as early as the age of four, but began in the public relations field around 1960 working in New York. When she moved to Denver, although she had already been involved in political affairs, her political involvement became even stronger. Ms. Muftic serves as a partner at Melem USA Import Distribution since 2004 and a political columnist at SkyHi Daily News since 2007. She began her career as the executive director of the Metro District Attorney’s Consumer Office in Denver in 1973, remaining in this position for six years before hosting her own talk show on KNUS in Denver from 1981 to 1983. She then was

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Lally Weymouth


Currently a senior associate editor of The Washington Post, Lally Weymouth is a well-known American journalist who has conducted high-level one-on-one interviews with foreign heads of state for over 20 years. She started out at The Boston Globe as a reporter, soon becoming a freelance writer for various magazines and ultimately, a contributing editor for New York Magazine from 1977 to 1983. From there, she became a contributing editor of The Los Angeles Times where she began to interview foreign heads of state. After that, she joined The Washington Post. In 2001, she became the special diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek Magazine. Among Ms. Weymouth’s most famous interviews are her interview with Saddam Hussein in 1984, which was the first interview

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Sally Altman


Growing up, Sally L. Altman excelled at both school and swimming. She wanted to find some way to incorporate both into her career, and physical education seemed a natural choice. Ms. Altman’s first job in the field was instructor at the College of the Sequoias, followed by teacher at Divisadero Junior High School and Mount Whitney High School. She then became a teacher and coach at Modesto High School, Placer High School, Eureka School and Cavitt Junior High. Her final position before retiring in 1996 was substitute teacher. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Altman was very involved in her community. Some notable roles include synchronized swim coach for the City of Roseville Recreation Department, workshop presenter and consultant for National

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Elaine Damschen


A master of marketing and business operations and customer service, Elaine Damschen realized her professional potential after her electrician husband, Todd, required assistance on the business side of his electrical company, Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. Initially starting out as a schoolteacher, she found her involvement to be an organic process and the couple ultimately decided to diversify their business to accommodate heating & cooling and plumbing. Serving as the company’s president and co-owner since 2000, as well as a member on its board of directors, Ms. Damschen attributes her success to small, everyday incremental actions and decisions and her unwavering perseverance, even when she did not have the full energy to complete tasks. Prior to dedicating herself to

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Involved in her profession for nearly four decades, Dolores O. Morris, PhD, ABPP, has served as a private practice psychologist in New York since 1980 and supervisor for the interpersonal track of New York University (NYU)’s postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis since 1992. In conjunction with this tenure, she chaired the university’s multicultural concerns committee from 2000 to 2005, served as a representative on the Council of Representatives for Division 39 and treasurer for the Women’s and Ethnic Minority Caucuses from 2006 to 2012, and was the national examination coordinator for the Specialty Board for Psychoanalysis from 2008 to 2015. In addition to these posts, Dr. Morris has also presented extensively in her field. Prior to the start of

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Active in her profession for nearly three decades, Janice L. Colmer Weston most recently served as the chief librarian of the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland from 1972 until her retirement in 1994. She began her professional career as a library clerk and education librarian at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1966, remaining in this position for one year before becoming a reference librarian at John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia, and branch librarian at Chester Library – Chesterfield County Public Library from 1969 to 1970. She then served as a librarian for U.S. Army General Equipment Test Activity at Fort Lee, Virginia, from 1970 to 1971 and reference

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