Listee Features — October 26, 2020


With over five decades of experience to her credit, Fran Lewis holds considerable expertise in writing and interviewing. Since 2014, she has found success as the host of “Literary Viewpoints,” a blog and radio talk show through the MJ Network where she has also excelled as the editor of MJ Magazine, a magazine for authors, publishers and book lovers, since 2013. The author of 12 books since 2008, including “What If?” and “Sisters: Two Sisters from the Bronx,” she is best known for her “Bertha” series of children’s books, which includes three books “My Name is Bertha,” “Bertha Speaks Out” and “Bertha Fights Back.” Earlier in her career, Ms. Lewis excelled as an educator, reading and writing staff developer, dean,

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With over four decades of professional experience to her credit, Mary C. DeVany holds considerable expertise in occupational and community health and safety and environmental services, with a special emphasis on chemical exposures and adverse health effects from chemical and physical stressors. Since 1986, she has made a name for herself as the president and an environmental health scientist with DeVany Industrial Consultants, where she does private and public sector technical consulting work. Her company was the first woman owned environmental health and safety consulting company in the United States. Earlier in her career, she cultivated her skills as the manager of safety training, environmental affairs, product safety, and liability in the electronics division of Union Carbide Corporation and as

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Ellen Winson


Retiring after over four decades in the field, Ellen Marie Macone Winson spent her entire career with the Woburn Public Schools. Joining the school district as an elementary teacher in 1962, she became a reading specialist for grades K-12 from 1966 to 1976 and a remedial reading coordinator from 1968 to 1977. Taking a break in her career in order to raise her children, she returned to the Woburn Public Schools as a Title 1 teacher in 1987, a role she held until 2000, when she became the Title 1 director for the district until her retirement in 2007. Ms. Winson was also very involved with the Title 1 Dissemination Project in Melrose, Massachusetts, where she served on the board

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Carrie Hoffman


Carrie Hoffman, JD, has excelled as a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP since 1993, where she specializes in the field of labor and employment law. Her specific areas of focus include wage and hour issues; workplace safety; workplace harassment; union avoidance and election campaigns; leaves of absence; hiring, termination, and severance policies and procedures; and litigation avoidance. Defending clients in employment litigation at the federal and state levels, she also represents employers in investigations and audits by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor. First earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, magna cum laude, from Baylor University in 1990, Ms. Hoffman was drawn to the field

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With almost two decades of expertise in the field of medicine, Jennifer H. Thompson, MS, MPH, RN, presently specializes in regulatory management. She first began her journey in health care with a mind to become a physician, and later a physician’s assistant. However, once she was exposed to the field of nursing, which she found to be a much more versatile area of medicine, she changed her trajectory and earned her nursing degree. Since 2018, she has excelled as the manager of quality and compliance with Bon Secours Mercy Health, having been active in the quality and compliance department for five years prior to her appointment as manager. In looking toward the future, her professional goals include striving to reach

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Holding considerable expertise in cryptography, information security, hardware and software engineering, and product development, De Ann Pope has excelled as an engineer for over four decades. Over the years, she has regularly provided group facilitations, moderation and training in cyber security and project management related areas. Since 2003, she has found success as the chief scientist and senior program manager of L-3 Communications, now L3 Harris Technologies, where she designs large global computer systems and networks and writes patents for government entities. Prior to her current position, Ms. Pope was the technical director and systems architect for ManTech International Corporation from 2002 to 2004, the director of the information assurance practice of Pragmatics Inc. in 2002, the executive vice president

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Linda L. Austin

Holding over two decades of experience, Linda L. Austin holds considerable expertise in the field of real estate and has excelled as a real estate agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. since 1995. In this position, she specializes in working with seniors who are downsizing their living situations and first time home buyers. Since 2002, she has also been the owner of the Stevensville, Maryland, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard location, where she trains staff ages 14 and up in store management, supervision and in making the products they sell. In addition, she became the owner of K & L Crabs, a trucking and transportation company, in 2004. Ms. Austin entered her profession out of a desire

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Patricia Young


With considerable expertise in the fields of budgeting and accounting, Patricia L. Young most recently excelled as the executive assistant in the Office of Management and Budget of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury from 1995 to 2010. Having previously served as an administrative assistant in the Department of the Treasury, she considers the highlight of her career to be achieving the position of executive assistant. Earlier in her career, she found success with the United States Department of Labor, where she rose through the ranks from clerk-typist in the division of budget and accounting, to senior and then principal clerk-typist. Inspired to her profession due to her passion for the field and her innate skill for the work,

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Jacqueline Scott


Having excelled as a consultant for parenting education since 1994, Jacqueline Delmar Parker Scott, EdD, MBA, co-founded Super Parenting LLC alongside her daughter, Olympia Renee Scott, in 2004, where she presently serves as vice president. Through Super Parenting, she provides numerous resources to help parents learn how to be the best parent to their children, including her 2011 book “Super Parenting: Raising the Next Generation” Additionally, she has been active as an associate professor, lecturer and dissertation coach at Santa Monica College since 1999 and published a second book, “Spiritual Awakening: Look What Happened to Me. Is it Happening to You Too?” in 2014. Prior to her consulting work, Dr. Scott spent many years in business, serving as the assistant

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An accomplished independent financial adviser, Christina A. Nash, CFP, has excelled as the founder and chief executive officer of Knox Grove Financial, LLC, since 2013, the founding of which she cites as the highlight of her professional career. Managing a staff of 20 individuals, she specializes in holistic financial planning, taxation, tax efficiency, investment management and estate planning. She has plans to continue to grow her company through hiring more team members and continuing her work to improve the client experience in financial planning. Prior to founding her own company, she served as the senior vice president of investments and insurance with DLA, LLC, from 2004 to 2013. Maintaining professional affiliation with such organizations as Women in Insurance Financial Services

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