Listee Features — February 17, 2020

Jessica Steckler


Jessica A. Steckler is an accomplished nurse, educator, and owner and consultant of the Firm of Jessica A. Steckler. Early in her career, she taught various nursing courses at York County School of Technology, Hamot Medical School and Pennsylvania State University in the Behrend College’s associate degree nurse program in Erie, Pennsylvania. Subsequently hired by the VA Medical Center in 1981, Ms. Steckler then served as the assistant director, the chair of the medical ethics team, the acting CHEP director and an educational specialist for the Employee Education Systems. More recently, she provided her expertise as an instructional system specialist between 2006 and 2010. In 1997, Ms. Steckler was a contributing author to Larry D. Purnell’s and Betty J. Paulanka’s

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An expert in Native American studies, human rights law and religious studies, Mary L. Pfeiffer got involved in her profession because she simply loved to learn, which she believes has kept her alive. She was always interested in the United Nations because her husband was a U.S. Navy pilot and they lived in Europe for three years. Additionally, she was always interested in the presidents of the United States. When she was invited to go to law school, that interest was directed specifically into human rights. Ms. Pfeiffer is fascinated by how people think about the world and the whole idea of not just protecting humans, but the earth as well. Retiring in 2018, Ms. Pfeiffer began her professional career

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Linda Moran


Accruing 39 years of industry experience to her credit, Linda Moran, EdD, began her professional career as a training specialist at G.P.U. Nuclear in Forked River, New Jersey, in 1981, remaining in this role for two years before becoming a sales training specialist at Chubb Insurance Co. in Warren, New Jersey, from 1983 to 1985. During this time, she began serving Zenger Miller in New York as a training performance consultant from 1984 to 1986, and moved up the ranks to client services consultant from 1986 to 1990 and vice president of client services from 1990 to 1994. She has also served Achieve International in Toronto as a team practice leader from 1993 to 1996 and Achieve Global in Tampa,

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A celebrated health care professional, Theresa M. Thrower, RN, CRNI, OCN, worked in Hawaii, Seattle and throughout the State of Washington over the course of her illustrious career. After completing her nursing degree more than 40 years ago, she began as a staff nurse at Strab Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu and as a patient care coordinator at the Hemophilia Foundation of Hawaii. Ms. Thrower later found success on behalf of several other organizations as a staff nurse, a home intravenous nurse, a clinical nurse consultant and an intravenous program director. Attending the University of Washington, Ms. Thrower acquired a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977. She later returned to the university, where she completed the registered nurse infusion

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Judy Gray


Having distinguished herself as the founder and chief executive officer of North American Herb and Spice LLC in 1999, Judy K. Gray established her business in order to provide the public with unprecedented access to truly natural, wild plant remedies. Committed to healing the world with natural medicines, her company searches for the finest, most potent medicinal ingredients in the world. Traveling to some of the most remote areas in the world, including the Canadian wilderness, the high-mountains of the Mediterranean and the Peruvian Amazon, Ms. Gray’s goal is to deliver gluten-free natural medicines that really work. Her organic, GMO-free manufacturing facility is notably located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Ms. Gray’s whole food products, which can be found online, include

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Delores Dudley


Delores Dudley truly saw her profession as a calling. With a strong desire to help others and the community in the pursuit of knowledge, she graduated from Norfolk State University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1971. While completing postgraduate coursework at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville between 1981 and 1984, she began her career as an English teacher with Cradock High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1982. After earning a Master of Arts in communications from Norfolk State University, Ms. Dudley joined Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth as an English and public speaking teacher in 1992. Furthermore, she progressed to an English teacher with the aforementioned institution from 1994 until her retirement in

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Pamela Cappetta


An expert in mindfulness, Pamela G. Cappetta, EdD, LPC, LMFT, has been teaching the subject for 25 years She became involved in her profession because she came from a very dysfunctional, abusive background, where she didn’t talk about what was going on in the home. It was a time when you pretended everything was fine. Thus, Dr. Cappetta went into the counseling profession only seeing children and wanting to help them to build healthy relationships. It started with wanting the children to have a safe place to talk about what was going on at home. In addition, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and started out as a family therapist specializing in children. As time went by, she

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Amanda Dealey


Having accrued numerous years of experience in the field of nonprofit fundraising and administration, Amanda Mayhew Dealey has remained active as the board of directors for the James Dick Foundation since 1978. Concurrently, she has excelled as the chairperson of KMFA Classical Radio since 2014 and an advisory council member of the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center since 2009. In previous years, Ms. Dealey held a myriad of past positions of high leadership with a variety of prominent organizations. While Ms. Dealey was a former foundation administrator, she primarily worked with two different foundations, one professionally and the other as a volunteer. Professionally, she entailed running leadership for the state of Texas, which was a leadership program that Ann

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Basma El Zein


Basma El Zein, PhD, demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of her career, and is considered an expert in nanotechnology and renewable. She is currently the director general of the Governance and Sustainability Center. Since 2017, she has served as the dean of scientific research at the University of Business and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has also been the director of the Research and Consultation Center at the institution since 2015. Dr. El Zein’s career in academia began in 1999 when she began as an instructor at the Jeddah International School. Throughout the years, she took on teaching and research positions at Dar Al Hekma University and the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology. Furthermore, she has been

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With more than 15 years of professional experience, Regina A. Taylor-Hines has been a contracting officer and business improvement officer with Norfolk Naval Shipyard since 2002. In addition to her primary roles, she has served as the owner of Gina’s Mind, Body and Balance since 2006, and is a teacher at the Cayce Reilly School of Massage. Prior to obtaining her current positions, she flourished as a supply officer, contracting officer and contracting officer’s technical representative with the Naval Supply Facility from 2001 to 2002. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor-Hines excelled as a disbursing officer and U.S. treasury representative for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Ms. Taylor-Hines first pursued an education with Old Dominion University, where she obtained

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