Listee Features — July 2022

Colleen Roman


Colleen Roman, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Dunwoody, Georgia, where her practice specializes in exotic animal care. Her passion for animals and animal care began as a child after rescuing an injured wild mouse, and she was dedicated to pursuing a career in animal sciences. She attended Georgia College & State University, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, and began her veterinary training at Gwinnett Technical College, completing an Associate of Science to become a veterinary technician in 2011. An outstanding student, Dr. Roman was the recipient of a Georgia Veterinary Medical Association scholarship and a member of the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society during her time in school. She completed

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Beverly “BJ” Miller is a PGA and LPGA golf professional and the current head golf professional at the Four Seasons Country Club, a role she has held since 2018. As head golf professional at the country club, Ms. Miller is responsible for overseeing the golf course facilities and tournaments, as well as managing the club’s pro shop and merchandise businesses. The primary focus of her work as a golf professional is teaching and coaching others in the sport. As both an LPGA and PGA professional, Ms. Miller works with male and female golfers of all ages and ability levels, including junior and senior players. In addition to teaching and coaching casual players, Ms. Miller works closely with young girls who

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Asha George


Dr. Asha M. George is a public health and security expert with more than three decades of work in her field. Since 2018, she has been the executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, previously known as the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. As executive director, Dr. George is responsible for overseeing the Apollo program for biodefense and its staff, in addition to analyzing national risk-preparedness measures and mitigation protocols for biological weapons events, pandemics, and other biological outbreaks. Dr. George holds a Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University and earned her Master of Science in public health, with a focus on parasitology and laboratory practice, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel

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Initially considering a career in business management, Andrea Darnell Hoke, DDS, began her time in higher education with coursework toward an undergraduate degree in business. However, during this time, she discovered that business wasn’t really where her passions lay, and she felt that life was too short to settle for a degree that she wasn’t going to be satisfied with. Drawing on the many positive experiences she had going to the dentist growing up, Dr. Hoke joined the School of Dentistry at West Virginia University and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2016. Holding considerable expertise in general dentistry, as well as in Botox and Derma fillers, Dr. Hoke began her career in 2017, as a dentist with

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Health Care, Insurance


Dulce Esteves Fernandez first earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University in 1994 and has also been certified as a public health nurse by the California Board of Registered Nursing and as a master trainer through the California Department of Health Care Services. She began her career with a year and a half working as a hospital nurse before transitioning into home health care. In 1999, she made another transition, joining the L.A. Care Health Plan as a senior facility site review specialist, a position she held until 2013. Becoming the manager for facility site review in 2008, Ms. Fernandez went on to serve as the senior manager for facility site review from 2016 to

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Rodica Iliescu


Having been interested in real estate her whole life, Rodica Iliescu spent her early career moving between various other industries, serving as a mechanical designer for Ontario Bus Industries Inc. from 1990 to 1992 and as the manager of dental offices and the treatment coordinator for Dr. Simion Musulan from 1992 to 2006. Finally achieving her broker’s license, she entered the field of real estate in 2006 as a broker with RE/MAX All Star Realty Inc., where she remains to this day. Her passion for the whole process of buying and selling has led to her cultivating significant expertise in commercial real estate, retail office spaces, and residential real estate. Above everything Ms. Iliescu loves helping her clients with their

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Michelle S. Stuart, MBA, has excelled as the firm administrator for Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers since 2015. In this role, she manages a wide range of duties including maintenance, office management, information technology, accounting, marketing, human resources and more. She also assists all of the partners working within the firm with tasks ranging from the distribution of settlement funds to setting up the electronic aspects needed for trials. With a great love of learning, she strives to learn something new every day and has cemented her expertise in accounting and marketing with two bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University between 2017 and 2019, during which time she was named to the dean’s list and

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Long driven by a desire to help others, Colette Susan Haywood, MD, MBA, joined the Grenada School of Nursing, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in nursing and midwifery. Starting out as a nurse and midwife for the Ministry of Health in Grenada, she soon realized that she wanted to have an even more direct role in patient care and earned a Bachelor of Science in medical sciences from St. George’s University in 2003, which she followed with a Doctor of Medicine in 2008. During her time at St. George’s she served as the vice president for the undergraduate student government association, the student representative for the non-academic affairs committee and the public lecture series, and co-founder and president of the

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Lynne Griffey


Having always been interested in art, Lynne Waters Griffey truly found her passion for art in high school. Subsequently, she earned a Bachelor of Art in art education and English and a Master of Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is licensed in color therapy as well. She began her career as an educator in 1973 and has remained closely connected to the students she taught, particularly those from her 1976 graduating class. In 2007, after 34 years as an art educator, Ms. Griffey decided to retire to focus on her art full time with her private studio, Lynne Griffey Art, where she works creating paintings, portraits and prints, both independently and on commission. Among her various

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