Listee Features — January 28, 2020

Kimberle Chapin


With more than 30 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Kimberle Chapin began her career in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, in which she was a resident from 1988 to 1990, a clinical fellow between 1990 and 1991, a chief resident from 1990 until 1991 and the assistant director of clinical microbiology from 1991 to 1992. Following these appointments, she worked as a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Nursing between 1990 and 1992. From 1992 until 1998, Dr. Chapin was active at the University of South Alabama in a number of capacities, such as an assistant professor of pathology, an associate professor of pathology, an associate professor of medicine and an associate

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Linda Nearon


Linda Nearon painted strictly plein air for many years, before deciding to move her easel indoors. Working in her studio has allowed her the time and freedom to experiment with other techniques. She is a professional artist, having painted florals, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and portraits. However, florals are what Ms. Nearon feels she does best. Ms. Nearon is a signature member of the National Oil Acrylic Painters of America and a member of the Oil Painters of America. She has studied art under renowned artists such as James Wu. She has also taken workshops from Ted Gershner, Kathryn Stats and John Hughes. Additionally, Ms. Nearon has won many art awards over the years, most notably the Merit Award in the

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Sandra Mussey


Sandra Chadwick Mussey is an intuitive consultant and a national and international intuitional development trainer who has been active in her field for more than 30 years. Throughout the United States, she has facilitated three levels of intuitional development workshops, as well as ongoing Expressive Arts and Artist’s Way seminars. As a part of the international peace building process, she has facilitated over 40 trainings throughout Western and Eastern Europe between 1992 and 2012. Ms. Mussey maintains a private clientele throughout the United States, as well as in multiple other countries including Switzerland, France, England, Canada, Ireland, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro and Australia. Ms. Mussey also works as a wedding officiant, who has been conducting ceremonies since 1997. In previous years,

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Josephine Hendin


Josephine Gattuso Hendin, PhD, is a tenured professor at New York University (NYU), who has been teaching on campus since 1979. An expert in American literature, American modernism, and contemporary and postmodern literature, her areas of interest also include psychology and literature, ethnicity and literature, and creative writing. During her tenure at NYU, she served as the Tiro A. Segno professor of Italian American studies between 2001 and 2010, chaired the English department between 1995 and 1999, and was director of the expository writing program during 1983. Considering her chairman role to be one of her greatest accomplishments, Dr. Hendin was able to create a curriculum for students, which was an honor. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, she was

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Mary Ann Pacella-Sams


Inspired by her teachers, who recognized her immense academic ability, Mary Ann Pacella-Sams knew that she also wanted to be an educator. She was raised in a primarily immigrant neighborhood and was the first person in her family to receive a college education, as well as the second woman in her community to do so. Ms. Pacella-Sams earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Mundelein College in Chicago in 1958 and became a special services teacher for Chicago Public Schools immediately upon graduating. She taught English education, reading and English as a second language. Furthermore, she served as an education and early childhood specialist at various locations, and earned a Master of Education from the University of Puget Sound

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Now retired, Anne N. Elliott served as an educator for over 30 years. A certified elementary teacher for the gifted and talented, she began her career with the Raleigh Public Schools in North Carolina between 1968 and 1969. Soon thereafter, she taught at the Newton-Conover City Schools in North Carolina from 1970 until her retirement in 2000. During this time, Ms. Elliott worked as a consultant for the North Carolina Geographic Alliance between 1988 and 1998. Ms. Elliott initially graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. Moreover, she earned a Master of Arts from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina, in 1990. To remain knowledgeable of current trends, she maintains her

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Janice Van Wagner


Following her graduation from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts, and Lesley College with a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction, Janice L. Van Wagner enthusiastically pursued a career in education, having served as a teacher within the Denver Public Schools District since 1991. Prior to her career in teaching, she was a trust accountant representative at the United Bank of Denver from 1981 to 1991, and the office manager for cardiologist Marvin S. Liggett between 1979 and 1981. Ms. Van Wagner had also held various positions at United Buckingham in Littleton, Colorado, from 1968 until 1979. Ms. Van Wagner became involved in her profession after her exposure to a television program, which discussed

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Lisa Onishi


Dr. Lisa M. Onishi prepared for her career at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2000. She continued her education at the University of California Berkeley, earning a DSChemE in 2009, and, after garnering experience as an engineer at UCT Fuel Cells, she accepted a position at Intel in 2010. Since starting at Intel, Dr. Onishi has excelled as a chemical engineer, researcher and senior process engineer for the company. Initially, Dr. Onishi became involved in her profession because she believed that engineering would allow her to use science in an applicable, practical manner. She had an interest in chemistry and was drawn to the possibility that she could make

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Julianna Thomas


With nearly 35 years of professional experience, Julianna O. Thomas has leveraged the skills and expertise gained during this time as a program manager and principal investigator of the coastal data information program at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California San Diego since 2001. Since 1976, when she started at Scripps, there have been many changes. Prior to the age of the computer, they would bring in real-time data through a shore station consisting of a hand-soldiered circuit board and acoustic modems. The invention of the computer, internet and satellite communications has revolutionized the process of data collection. In addition to her primary roles, Ms. Thomas served as director of the organization’s Ocean Observing Initiative and

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