Listee Features — June 15, 2022


Holding considerable expertise in buying and selling, new homeowners, and investment properties, Michelle R. Walsh began her professional path with a bachelor’s degree in business from Marymount University in 1996. Drawing on her experience in business, she became a real estate broker with J.T. Fleming & Company in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 2013, staying with the firm until 2019. Concurrently, she served as a real estate broker with Iron Gate Realty from 2016 to 2019. After briefly spending time as a real estate broker with Atlantic Properties of the Lowcountry in 2019, Ms. Walsh established the Charlestowne Realty Group later that same year, where she now excels as the owner and broker. Having gotten her start in commercial real estate and

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Olivia Ferrante


Olivia Ann Ferrante was drawn to her career as a teacher for the visually impaired as a result of her own disability, a visual impairment that was the result of her being born four months premature. While studying at Regis College, she took a summer job as an aide at the Perkins School for the Blind in the summers of 1968 and 1969, during which time she learned about the school’s program for a master’s degree in teaching blind students. Following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts in 1970, she joined Boston College, where she earned a Master of Education in 1971. From there, she served as the chair of the braille department of the National Braille Press for

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Driven by her passion, Herlena O. Washington began her professional path with the United States Navy in 1981, rising to the position of lieutenant commander by the time she retired in 2007. Having served as a hospital administrator for most of her time in the Navy, she concluded that tenure with the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2003 to 2007. Her current career began in 2002, when she became the president of Christ Sanctuary Ministry. Following the completion to two associate degrees and a Bachelor of Arts, Ms. Washington earned a Master of Science in management from Troy University, a doctoral degree in ministerial education and evangelism from Truth Baptist Bible College, and certification as a licensed clinical pastoral

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First obtaining licensure as a practical nurse from Triton College, Nancy J. Wallace has spent over 45 years as an intuitive life coach, author, and radio and TV host. In 2016, she published the book, “Raised by Angels.” Still dedicated to helping people move through life, she has brought her expertise in life coaching, education and nonprofits to A Child’s Miracle Mind, a nonprofit focused on children’s rights and special education, as the founder and chief executive officer. Through A Child’s Miracle Mind, she worked to establish the School of Now, which was created in response to witnessing her granddaughter’s less than ideal experience at a Montessori school. While the primary focus of the School of Now is education for

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Phyllis Qualls


Hailing from a family of educators, Phyllis Qualls, EdD, completed a bachelor’s degree in theater before becoming involved in the field of public relations. She began her career with WJTV-12 and WLBT-3 in a variety of roles, including reporter, anchor, voice-over talent and director of programs. From there, she served as the director of public relations for Tougaloo College before holding the same position with Tennessee State University from 1991 to 2004. She then joined the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, where she was active as the assistant commissioner from 2004 to 2011. During this time, she furthered her studies and earned a Doctor of Education in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University in 2006. Dr. Qualls subsequently moved on

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Having always had an interest in surgery, Patricia A. M. Cardillo, RN, LPN, LNC, has dedicated herself to a career that allows her to help others. She began her career at the age of 16 as a certified nursing assistant and has since gone on to achieve certification as a registered nurse and a licensed practical nurse. Her nursing education has also included an associate degree from the Community College of Rhode Island, a bachelor’s degree in nursing and psychology from Rhode Island College, and certification as a legal nurse consultant. As a result of her extensive education, Ms. Cardillo has been able to utilize her wealth of knowledge to be an advocate for patients in various aspects of the

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Earning a master’s degree in 1997, Laure Jane Marino, DNP, has excelled as a nurse for many years and achieved a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the George Washington University in 2016. That same year, she became a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing at West Virginia University, where she serves on several committees and task forces in addition to her primary work teaching. In addition to this role, she established The Concierge NP, LLC in 2017, a private practice based on the concierge nursing model. This allows Dr. Marino to meet with her patients outside of the traditional office or hospital setting, and she also offers a robust telehealth service. With considerable expertise in family practice, geriatrics,

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Georgette Lombardo


Georgette M. Lombardo, MS, has excelled as the owner and founder of Pawsitive Training ABQ since 2015. First embarking on her education at New Mexico State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations in 1988 and went on to achieve a Master of Science in athletic administration from the University of New Mexico in 1993. From there, she began her career as a media relations assistant in the athletic department at the University of New Mexico. After moving into the corporate world, Ms. Lombardo found she wasn’t entirely happy in her work and sought a change. She found the answer after a colleague recommended that she enroll in the Karen Pryor Academy, a dog training school. Having loved

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Coming to the United States from India when she was 16 years old, Anu Aiyengar first earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and computer science from Smith College in 1991. From there, she began her career with American Express, serving as a manager from 1993 to 1997, and continued her studies at Vanderbilt University. In 1999, she graduated with a Master of Business Administration in finance and joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a managing director. Cultivating significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, she rose to be become the head of mergers and acquisitions in 2015. Since 2010, Ms. Aiyengar has excelled as the co-head of global mergers and acquisitions for JPMorgan Chase & Co. In her current role

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