Listee Features — July 3, 2020

Linda Pickle


Linda Williams Pickle, PhD, is renowned as a biostatistician with more than four decades of expertise in cancer research and public health modeling. She initially pursued an education at the Johns Hopkins University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in statistics in 1974 and a PhD in biostatistics in 1977. Dr. Pickle subsequently completed postgraduate coursework at the George Washington University during the 1986-1987 academic year. From 1966 to 1969, Dr. Pickle began her career as a computer programmer for the Commercial Credit Computer Corporation of Baltimore. Additionally active as a systems analyst for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center from 1969 to 1972, she later worked as a graduate teaching assistant in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins University from 1974 to

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Barbara Branch


Though she originally aspired to become a counselor, Barbara L. Branch, EdD, pivoted toward teaching, having been drawn toward the field while striving to qualify for the former position. In the course of her academic efforts, she proceeded to receive a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of California Davis, and an EdD from the University of Southern California. Eminently qualified in her field, Dr. Branch was likewise certified in administrative services and computer science. Dr. Branch’s father was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and received a doctoral degree in education while serving in the military. Her mother, sister and grandmother all distinguished themselves as teachers as well. Throughout her career, Dr. Branch

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After graduating from high school, Ethel Howard Williams enrolled in business college with the intention of becoming a secretary. She further flourished as a government secretary for five years before pursuing her true passion in education in order to help others in need. Subsequently obtaining a Master of Education in special education, which helped separate from other educators, she found success as a special education teacher in Massachusetts for nearly eight years. Ms. Williams later excelled in her position as an education specialist for the San Diego Unified School District for 31 years. Now retired, with a mission to contribute to her community, she serves on the board of the Tomoliam Program and the Western State Golf Association. She also

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Prior to embarking upon her professional path, Mary J. Auerbacher pursued an education at the University of Redlands in California, earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1944. When she first began attending university, she had previously come from a congregational church in Los Angeles, where she sang in their choir. Following this accomplishment, she began her career as a first grade teacher at the Migratory Camp in Indio, California, between 1944 and 1945. Concluding her academic efforts at the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance in 1947, Ms. Auerbacher subsequently founded the Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, California, in 1958, where she also worked as a music teacher from 1960 to 1976. One

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Catherine Palmisano


Having accrued over 15 years of inimitable expertise in her area of expertise, Catherine J. Palmisano, CPA, has garnered a laudable reputation as a shareholder and financial reporter at Hughes, Snell and Company since 2005. Established in 1974, the firm notably serves the area of Fort Myers, Florida, in providing a comprehensive range of practice in the fields of accounting, as well as tax and business advisement. Eminently qualified in her field, Ms. Palmisano holds an advanced audit certificate from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. While attending high school, Ms. Palmisano undertook courses in accounting and became interested in the field. She also drew inspiration from her father, who was an accountant in his own right. Shortly after

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