With two decades of administrative expertise to her credit, Pamela D. Price, MSA, PMP, CSM, CSPO, excels as the proprietor of Priceless Dreams, with her success cemented in her affinity for teaching. Throughout her higher education, she learned that the percentage of Americans who applied to and attended college remained considerably low at the time. Likewise, as a teacher, Dr. Price realized many of her students possessed a literacy rate below the expected level for their age range. Eager to return the kindness she received from others growing up, she resolved to establish a foundation and create opportunities for the less fortunate. Over the course of her education, Dr. Price has accrued several degrees spanning across multiple areas of academia.
After working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 10 years, Demetria K. Davenport, LMT, decided to become an entrepreneur in order to pursue her aspirations. She subsequently earned a manicure license from Michigan College of Beauty and was encouraged by a coworker to venture into the field massage therapy. She later received a massage therapy certification from the Stassios Institute of Therapeutic Massage as well as additional certifications in joint replacement therapy, shoulder rehabilitation and pain management. Ms. Davenport also recently completed the Goldman Sachs entrepreneurship training program. With many qualifications to her credit, Ms. Davenport has found success as the owner and operator of Luxurious Essentials Massage Spa for nearly 15 years, where she specializes massage, facials and
After accruing more than 40 years of practiced experience in the aerospace industry, Christine Mann Darden, DSc, retired in 2007 after having held a plethora of roles from data analyst to director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education at the NASA Langley Research Center. During her years at NASA, she was selected as a member of the Federal Executive Service and served as director of the Aero-Performing Center Management Office. After her work as a data analyst in her early career, Dr. Darden worked as an aerospace engineer, a group leader of the sonic-boom minimization group, and a project manager and lead for the high-speed research IIA planning activities in the late 1990s. Before her tenure with NASA,
After experiencing her own bariatric surgery in an effort to turn her life around, Cathy A. Arsenault realized the importance of patient advocacy, as she wanted to help other people empower themselves and their bodies after making a drastic change. She has garnered certifications in patient navigation from the Dr. Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute, in patient experience leadership and patient advocacy from the Beryl Institute, and in high performance leadership from Cornell University. Ms. Arsenault is the former co-chairperson of the North Carolina Hospital Association state patient and family advisory council, and currently holds the position of co-chairperson of the patient and family advisory council of the UNC REX Healthcare System. As a pioneer of bariatric patient and
Growing up, Barbara J. Belew was exposed to the piano through her mother, who was a piano teacher. Naturally, she developed a love for music and began playing the piano at the age of five. After experimenting with the harp, she realized that she enjoyed the instrument greatly and wanted to pursue a career in music. Ms. Belew earned a Bachelor of Music from Hardin-Simmons University with summa cum laude honors in 1951. Moreover, she concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Music from Indiana University in 1953. A certified music teacher, Ms. Belew excelled as an associate professor of music at McNeese State University for many decades. In addition to this appointment, she currently serves as a harpist