Listee Features — July 1, 2020


Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD, is a prominent board-certified orthopedic surgeon who performs hand surgeries of all complexities, particularly for athletes, as well as patients of all ages in hand and wrist fracture, ligament tear, nerve injuries, joint instability and small joint replacement surgery. She also specializes in tendon and nerve repair after trauma, inflammation and compression injuries. Currently maintaining her own practice, the Ouellette Group Physicians for the Hand since 2010, she is also affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. She is also the chief of hand surgery and excels as a clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

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Anne Perry


With years of practiced nursing experience under her belt, Anne C. Perry, FNP-BC, currently serves as a representative for District 140 of the Maine House of Representatives. Earlier in her career, she worked for Moses Ludington Hospital as an obstetrics nurse, and the Essex County Head Start Program as a nurse and social worker. Following these appointments, she accepted various roles in the field of medicine, including a prepared childbirth instructor, a clinical director, an office nurse and a family nurse practitioner for Essex County Clinic, Southern Adirondack Planned Parenthood, Adirondack Mountains Family Practice and Family Practice of Laurie Churchill, Maryland. More recently, Ms. Perry excelled as the president of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association, the vice chief for Staff

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With more than 50 years of professional experience, the Hon. Diane E. Watson worked as a member of the U.S. Congress for the 33rd District of California from 2003 to 2011, having previously represented the 32nd District from 2001 to 2003. Prior to these positions, she served as the U.S. ambassador to Micronesia for the U.S. Department of State from 1998 to 2001. She previously excelled with the California State Senate as a member of District 26 from 1994 to 1998, a member of District 28 from 1982 to 1990 and a member of District 30 from 1978 to 1982. Earlier in her career, Dr. Watson held the positions of a teacher, an administrator and a school psychologist with the

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Lois Whealey


An accomplished citizen activist in Athens, Ohio, Lois Deimel Whealey previously excelled as a teacher for nearly 10 years. She began her career as a fifth grade teacher at the Swayne School, now the Owyhee Combined School, in Owyhee, Nevada, from 1952 to 1953 before going on to teach seventh grade with the Fort Knox Dependent Schools in Kentucky from 1955 to 1956. Ms. Whealey went on to serve as a teacher of adult basic education for the U.S. Air Force in Oxford, England, from 1956 to 1957, a sixth grade teacher for the Amerman Elementary School in Northville, Michigan, from 1957 to 1958, and an eighth grade teacher of English and social studies for Slauson Middle School in Ann

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Jean Hook


An acclaimed industry professional with many years of experience to her credit, Jean E. Hook serves as a writer and an editor for the Boeing Company. During the previous two decades, she honed her professional expertise as a teacher of programming languages. Over the years, Ms. Hook also worked as a member of the Atlas Launch Team at Lockheed Martin, where she was one of 250 people worldwide and among only eight women selected to serve. Requested by Boeing to work on a proposal in Huntington Beach, California, which remains a highlight of her career, Ms. Hook subsequently collaborated with colleagues to learn aspects of the field of which she was not previously familiar in order to finish the proposal.

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Growing up, Dr. Pat Lawson was involved in the fashion industry working as a model. Her health began to deteriorate and, given her young age, she was motivated to take action to find a solution. Unfortunately, after countless visits to different doctors, she was unable to find any help for her health issues in ordinary medicine. Once she began to explore more natural options for treatment, she started to see improvements to her health. Because of this experience, Dr. Lawson was inspired to pursue a career in integrative medicine and help others like her who have struggled with medical problems outside of the scope of ordinary medicine. Dr. Lawson is a certified herbologist, natural doctor, natural health professional, clinical nutritionist

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Deemathie de Silva


With more than 40 years of experience as an administrator and educator, Dr. Deemathie de Silva served as the director of the Trio Student Support Services at Wichita State University in Kansas. She is also a grant writer for student support services, assisting multicultural, first generation and low income students to succeed in college. During her tenure at Wichita State University, she also excelled as testing coordinator for the women’s equality program, a research associate in the College of Business, a lecturer of biology and an instructor of anthropology between 1977 and 1983. Since 1985, she has been the director of Operation Success. Throughout her career, Dr. de Silva has found success in a number of other professional endeavors in

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