Listee Features — July 12, 2022

Sherry Miles


Inspired to her career in the medical field by her grandfather, who was a nurse at a Veterans Affairs hospital, Sherry Miles earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health from the University of Kentucky as well as a specialty license in microbiology. Embarking on her career as a medical technologist with SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories before joining Quest Diagnostics as a medical technologist and microbiologist from 1991 to 2001. She rose to become a laboratory supervisor at Quest Diagnostics from 2001 to 2004 and then the quality assurance manager from 2004 to 2006. From there, Ms. Miles spent two years as a performance measure analyst with JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2006 to 2008 and eight years as an administrative

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Sommer Kleweno-Walley


After earning her high school diploma from St. John Endicott High School, Sommer Kleweno-Walley embarked on her studies at Washington State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech and hearing sciences in 1995, followed by a Master of Arts in speech and hearing sciences in 1997. That same year, she joined Harborview Medical Center as a speech-language pathologist, a role she held until 2017. Drawn to work in leadership in addition to her health care role, she pursued a master’s degree in health administration at the University of Washington, graduating in 2009. In 2013, she began working with administrator patient care services at Harborview Medical Center and became the senior associate administrator for surgical, emergent and integrated

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Bridgett McKenzie


First earning a bachelor’s degree in home economics and driver’s education from Illinois State University in 1974, Bridgett A. McKenzie served as an administrative assistant for Marriott Lincolnshire from 1974 to 1980 and as a manager for the Baxter Credit Union from 1982 to 1988. During this time, she completed a Master of Business Administration from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in 1985. In 2004, she joined BMAC Designs and became a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in 2014, after receiving certification from the Real Estate Institute. In 2021, Ms. McKenzie continued her career as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.   Having accomplished much throughout the years, Ms. McKenzie considers her

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Natasha Daniels


Holding considerable expertise in client services and operations in health care, Natasha Daniels began her professional path by earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in business law, from California Polytechnic State University in 1992. That same year she joined the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as a level three accounting officer, a role she held until 2002. In 2002, she joined USCB, Inc. as the assistant vice president, rising to vice president of Northern California operations in 2006. In 2021, Ms. Daniels achieved the position of senior vice president of client services, where her duties include overseeing client relations, onboarding new clients, and monitoring their basic day-to-day operations.

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Nazafarin Hedayati


Born to a Persian family in Iran, Nazafarin Hedayati, also known as Nazee Heda, immigrated to Yugoslavia with her father, where she spent a year and a half, before moving to Denmark to live with her other family members. Having been exposed to the oil and gas industries early on when she still lived in Iran, she found herself drawn to chemical engineering because she had not seen very many women in that field. In 1995, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen and during her study she had the chance to work on nitrate, phosphate, and silica storage methods with environmental scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia.

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