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Listee Features — June 30, 2022

Rachel Pfardrescher

RACHEL A. PFARDRESCHER

Attributing much of her success to her perseverance and tenacity, Rachel A. Pfardrescher holds considerable expertise in firefighting and paramedicine. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in emergency medical service professionals from Lone Star College and is also a licensed paramedic and certified firefighter with the United States Department of Defense. Proud of serving her country with the U.S. Army, she is currently serving as a combat medic in her hometown unit in Houston, Texas, having previously completed military service with the multinational specialized unit. Alongside her work with the Army, Ms. Pfardrescher has been an instructor for firefighters, paramedics and other EMS professionals since 2020. Previously serving as a firefighter for the Houston Fire Department for five years,

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ROCHELLE ASHANA

Rochelle Ashana first earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in commercial arts design, with a minor in motion pictures and television, from the University of California Los Angeles before going on to obtain certification in finance from Financial Peace University. She began her career as a producer, actress and stunt woman in Hollywood from 1987 to 1997. Concurrently, she joined SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as an actress, master of ceremonies and producer in 1987 and remains active with the organization to this day. Moving to Hawaii, she joined the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center on the island of Maui in 2012, where she excelled as a visual arts educator until 2015. During this

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Wanda Wheeler-Mains

WANDA LYNN WHEELER-MAINS

Dedicated and hardworking from the start, Wanda Lynn Wheeler-Mains earned her diploma from Chauncey High School in just three years, having completed both seventh and eighth grade in one year while living in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She has also completed college level coursework in writing, having initially found her love of writing as an editor for her school newspaper and a writer of theater skits at her high school. Following her graduation, Ms. Wheeler-Mains decided to get married and settle down to start a family instead of immediately pursuing a career. It was while she and her husband were expecting their second child that Ms. Wheeler-Mains realized that they would need another income to support their growing family. In 1956, at

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CHRISTIANE S. TOMASI

Born in Lebanon, Christiane S. Tomasi was brought to the United States by her parents at 8 years old, because they wanted the American dream for their children. Putting herself through school, she first earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from California State University, Northridge in 1981. She went on to complete coursework at the Paris Institute of Comparative Law in France through the University of San Diego in 1990 and achieved a Master of Business in taxation from University of Southern California in 1991. She began her career in accounting and tax in 1994 from a home office. During this time, she took interest in the stock market and invested some of her own money in mutual funds.

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Magda Menner

MAGDA A. MENNER

Drawn to the field of medicine out of a desire to help people, Magda A. Menner, MICT, began her career as the treasurer for the first aid squad at Rowan University, then known as Glassboro State College, in 1983, a position she held until she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in biological sciences in 1987. Concurrently working as a training officer for the Maplewood First Aid Squad from 1984 to 1995, she also worked per diem for Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center from 1989 to 1997 and as a paramedic for the Clara Maass Medical Center from 1991 to 1997. In 1997, she joined RWJ Barnabas Health as a paramedic and Saint Clare’s Health in a per diem capacity. Holding

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Leslie Lester

LESLIE R. LESTER

First earning a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Wilberforce University in 1994, Leslie R. Lester, BS, also holds a license for medical massage therapy from the Cleveland Institute of Medical Massage and became certified in hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) writing through the Ohio Department of Agriculture. For more than 20 years, she has excelled with Ray’s Sausage Company Inc., a company established by her grandfather, Raymond C. Cash, in 1952. Starting in a janitorial position, she has served as the HACCP coordinator since 2000 and the vice president since 2018. Now a third-generation owner of Ray’s Sausage, Ms. Lester is in charge of managing their spice blends and recipes along with other general duties concerning banking,

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Lisa Edmondson

LISA S. EDMONDSON

First earning a degree in business administration and management from Georgia State University in 1991, Lisa S. Edmondson began her career with National Vision Associates, falling into the role of training coordinator and manager quite accidentally in 1994. She remained in this role until 2001, during which time she achieved certifications from the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. From 2001 to 2011, she was the principal curriculum designer for Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and continued her professional growth with certificates from ID9 Intelligent Design, IBM, Auburn University, MyInnerGenius and more. Ms. Edmondson then spent time as the director of curriculum development and certification for Infor from 2011 to 2021. Holding considerable expertise in leadership and helping corporate

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BETH A. LOCKHART

Entering military service right out of high school in 1979, Beth A. Lockhart spent over four decades working with the United States Department of Defense in various roles. Joining the Oklahoma National Guard, she was initially positioned by her higher-ups to do desk work. However, she was able to convince them to place her elsewhere through her aptitude for mechanics and spent her more than 20-year tenure with the Oklahoma National Guard as an aircraft mechanic for the airborne warning and control system. During this time, Ms. Lockhart was notably recognized as a Mechanic of the Month in the late 1980s. In 2000, Ms. Lockhart joined the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft avionic systems specialist at Tinker Air Force

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SHERRILL A. CARTER

Please note: The medical claims made by Sherril A. Carter, PhD, are her own and should not be taken as an endorsement of iridology by Marquis Who’s Who. Driven by a passion for health and wellness, Sherrill A. Carter, PhD, began her studies with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1990, which she followed with a Master of Science in business administration in 2009. During this time, while she was working for a telephone company, she began bringing herbal teas to work, which she shared with her coworkers when they were feeling under the weather. Realizing that she could make a career out of providing healthy beverages to others, Dr. Carter opened Juice4Lyfe in 2019, where she serves

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