Listee Features — August 12, 2019


Driven by her desire to make a difference in the world, Kimberly Rae Carlson decided to focus on a particularly vulnerable group: animals. She was inspired to become a veterinary surgeon after volunteering with the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. She saw a lot of bad cases of abuse and neglect, and knew she had to do more to help. Dr. Carlson proceeded to obtain a DVM from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and a diploma from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008. She also garnered hands-on experience as a surgical resident at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and as a surgeon at Veterinary Surgical Centers Delta. Today, Dr. Carlson works at North

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Achieving excellence early on as valedictorian of her eighth-grade class, Vivian M. Cline attended an attorney assistance program through the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating from high school and college, she held a number of minor jobs, including as a paralegal for the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in North Hollywood, California, from 1976 to 1978, before serving as general counsel for Raymond Schuller, which is where Ms. Cline’s true interest in legal work began. Raymond Schuller was a good mentor and planted a seed in her. After receiving a certificate from the program at UCLA, she relocated from Los Angeles and got a position at Smith International in Newport Beach, California, in its legal department in

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Coming from a family background in health, Dr. Theresa A. DeLorenzo, RD, had an aunt who was a dietitian and the profession intrigued her. Nutrition was something she was always interested in as a young athlete, specifically how you can always improve your performance with your diet and its effect on how you feel and your long-term health outcomes. She also has a strong family history of cancer, so she was drawn to the concept of working to prevent that with what she puts in her body. Dr. DeLorenzo currently serves as the owner of All About the Babies, conducting private practice consultations for infants and children, since 2010 and the program director for the Master of Science in nutrition

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Vanessa Williams


Feeling drawn to enlist in the military, Vanessa Y. Williams served 36 years in the U.S. Air Force, contributing to its accounting and finance and airfield management sections and the Air National Guard. While serving in the Air Force, she completed reviews and updated all records in the program data file, and developed a PC program to uniformly apply the decrements, along with generate transactions in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. A certified logistic analyst and member of the U.S. Air Force Association, Ms. Williams has also volunteered with Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, which is dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. In honor

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Connie Gard


Not wanting to live at home anymore, Connie R. Gard was recruited into the U.S. Navy in 1954, which allowed her to teach computers at a junior college in Santa Rosa, California, where students would come up to her and say that she got them interested in computers. After serving three years, she became the office manager of Anchorage Drug Supply in Alaska from 1963 to 1967. She then served as the assistant operations manager at Sonoma County Data Processing from 1969 to 1995. During this time, she consulted for Chips & Bits Micros in Santa Rosa from 1984 to 2001. When Ms. Gard was working for the county, she didn’t realize it at the time, but she was really

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Katherine Frost


Making lasting relationships with her clients, Katherine Frost became involved in her profession because she loves helping people and making their day special. Since 2015, she has served as the owner and chief executive officer of A Frosted Affair in Denver, a premier event planning company that works with clients to plan weddings, corporate events and nonprofit events. The company facilitates unforgettable events that deliver the experience their clients are dreaming of, and has been acknowledged by key publications including The Huffington Post, Brides Magazine, Real Simple Magazine and Bustle. Through her profession, Ms. Frost loves being a part of the family and making their event fun and beautiful for everyone. Prior to this post, she served as the sales

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Charlotte Iserbyt


Becoming involved in her profession because of her experience overseas, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt started her career as an American Red Cross social worker at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam in 1953, but after two years she decided she wanted to change things around. Many of the men she met didn’t have a great education, and she wanted to do something to help. This inspired her to pursue education. Ms. Iserbyt served as the secretary to the ambassador of the U.S. Department of State in Pretoria, South Africa, from 1959 to 1960 and Brussels from 1961 to 1963, as well as in South Korea. She then co-founded the Guardians of Education for Maine in Camden in 1978, maintaining this role

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Nancy Bauer


Working well with others and using her creativity to get her work completed, Nancy Marshall Bauer began her career as an elementary school teacher in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1963 to 1966. At the time, she was assigned to teach experimental radio mathematics to her class and became interested in the field herself. She then decided to visit the local radio station on her day off. When she got there, she was made aware that the woman in charge of the station was announcing her retirement. She considered herself to be at the right place at the right time. Ms. Bauer feels fortunate to have enjoyed working with great and enthusiastic people in a field they were pioneering together. After finishing

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Desiring the work with students and share her love of reading, Pamela R. Moore chose her career because she wanted something that she wanted to have a positive impact on today’s youth. It has definitely been a pleasure to have benefited or influenced as many students as she has. Throughout holding her position as a master of specific learning disabilities, Ms. Moore is able to stay current in her profession because she likes to attend different leadership conferences that are held for teachers. She enjoys hearing the other teachers’ ideas and enthusiasms. With that in mind, she is willing to work in new ideas and techniques. Ms. Moore began her career as a high school learning disabilities teacher in Paulding,

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