Growing up, Leslie Davis initially always wanted to be a nurse. She was intrigued by science and felt it was her destiny to help people in need. However, when she graduated high school, things did not work out in a way that allowed her to do so. She further married a preacher and they moved around frequently. She eventually attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, and earned a Bachelor of Science in religion. Ms. Davis later received an Associate of Science in accounting from George C. Wallace States Community College in 1980. When her husband passed away, she made the decision to go back to school and obtain a nursing degree, further receiving an associate’s degree from Alabama Southern Community
Upon earning a diploma from the Wheeler School in Rhode Island, Diana Humphrey attended Smith College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1960. She also completed coursework at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. Soon thereafter, she became a licensed real estate broker in the State of Massachusetts in 1978. At the start of her career, Ms. Humphrey worked as a foreign rights sales representative for Little, Brown & Company, as well as Hachette Book Group in Boston from 1960 to 1963. Consequently, Ms. Humphrey joined the Smith College Club in Concord, Massachusetts, as a volunteer fundraiser between 1976 and 1989. During this time, she also contributed as a member of the board of development for Center Club
Having worked on behalf of the Armstrong Flooring Corporation since 2012, Meredith L. Hafer distinguished herself as a residential channel marketing manager. She is likewise the chairperson of Armstrong’s Women’s Initiative Network, one of their diversity and infinity networks, a position which she regards as one of the highlights of her career. In her role at the Armstrong Flooring Corporation, Ms. Hafer’s responsibilities include leading her team to develop and execute channel strategies for all customers, as well as creating the three-year product roadmap, managing customer product line reviews, designing promotional calendars and market research. Having been with the Armstrong Flooring Corporation for numerous years, she has previously served as a finance business analyst, a procurement manager and a supply
Vicky Allen is renowned as a programmer and a marketing professional with more than 30 years of expertise in software, data center and telecom applications. Initially intending to become a teacher, she decided to shift her major when she realized that she would have a more stable career path in the technology field. Ms. Allen eventually graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in business and computer science in 1980. In 1977, Ms. Allen began her career with the Burroughs Corporation as a quality assurance technician. She subsequently served the aforementioned corporation as a software quality assurance engineer in 1978 and a systems analyst from 1978 to 1981. Working as a financial programmer analyst for
Growing up, Natasha Silver Bell was a typical Midwestern farm girl raised by caring parents. However, by the 90s, she found herself developing an addiction to prescription medication. Thankfully, she made the conscious decision to make a change in her 20s and began helping others through a 12-step program. Upon earning an Associate of Science from Andrews University, Ms. Bell became a certified addiction recovery coach and has served in such capacity with Silver Bell Coaching LLC since 2013. Silver Bell Coaching LLC provides effective methods to assist in traditional or alternative treatment models for individuals who suffer from depression, eating disorders and life transitions. Ms. Bell is specifically responsible for evidence-based recovery coaching, extended case management, and collaborating with
Lana Lusch Rodgers is renowned as a retired elementary school educator who taught throughout Pennsylvania for more than four decades. Originally working for Honey Brook Elementary School within the Twin Valley School District in Elverson, Pennsylvania, for nearly 30 years beginning in 1964, she simultaneously taught at West Lawn United Methodist Church within the junior high department of San School between 1971 and 2012. She additionally flourished as an educator with West Lawn United Methodist Church and the Wilson School District in Reading for a short time. After retiring from the public school system in 2000, Ms. Rogers served as an English instructor at Reading Area Community College for five years. Contributing to her local community for many years, Ms.
Having taught second and fourth through sixth grade science, Joan A. Gillman currently teaches second, fourth and sixth grade science at the Browning School in New York since 2018. She began her teaching career as a fifth grade teacher at the St. Angela Merici School in the Bronx, New York, in 1982, remaining in this role for one year before transferring to teach fourth and fifth grade at Joytown Kent Elementary School from 1983 to 1984. She then taught language arts and social studies at the Bade School in Englewood, New Jersey, from 1984 to 1986, fourth through sixth grade mathematics and science at the Professional Children’s School in New York from 1986 to 2006, and fourth and fifth grade