Listee Features — Health Care

Judith Murray


Earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Northern Michigan University in 1977, Judith M. Murray, BSN, RN, began her career in the neurology unit at Ascension Borgess Hospital that same year. Subsequently, she worked in the medical intensive care unit at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital from 1978 to 1980. Furthering her skills, she has sought additional certifications over the years, including in peripherally inserted central catheter, chemotherapy, advanced and basic cardiac life support, and as a first aid trainer and certified institutional review board professional. In 1980, Ms. Murray joined Munson Medical Center, where she has excelled in a variety of roles ever since. From 1980 to 1983, Ms. Murray held positions in cardiac care, the cardiac

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Lunese Lane


Inspired by her mother and sisters, all of whom are involved in the health field in some way, Lunese T. Lane knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in health care. She embarked on her studies at the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies and health professions in 2007. Not long after, she joined the UF Health Shands Hospital, an affiliated hospital of the University of Florida Health Science Center. Spending 13 years as an executive assistant and project manager, she also furthered her education during this time and achieved a Master of Arts in health administration from the University of Phoenix in 2013. In 2021, Ms. Lane

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Initially intending to achieve a medical degree, Rebecca R. Anderson was inspired to a career in medical technology during her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. First earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 2000, she went on to complete additional coursework for a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science and medical technology in 2001. Having always been a person who was drawn to puzzles, she enjoys the ability clinical lab work gives her to do hands on work diagnosing patients. She began her career as a medical technologist with Allina Health in 2001 and later achieved certification as a specialist in blood banking technology. Between 2007 to 2014, Ms. Anderson worked with the Memorial Blood Centers,

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Janice Elliott


Inspired to become a nurse by her grandfather, who called her his “little nurse” starting when she was a child, Janice F. Elliott began her studies with a Bachelor of Applied Science in home economics and child development at Kansas State University in 1974. This was followed by an associate degree in nursing at Barton Community College in 1985, graduate level coursework in counselling at Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University, and certification as an end-of-life nursing education instructor. She began her career as a registered nurse with the St. Joseph Medical Center in 1985, where she worked in the physical medicine and rehab unit before coming the role of director of nursing for their retirement wing. Ms.

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Barbara Petree


Drawn to a career in nursing at a very young age, Barbara J. Petree was greatly inspired by her grandmother, Irene Mclaughlin, who was a Red Cross nurse during World War II. She embarked on her career in 1956 after earning a nursing diploma from the Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in San Francisco, California, and being certified as a registered nurse in the state of California. Serving as a staff nurse for the Children’s Hospital from 1956 to 1961, Ms. Petree joined the Stanford University Medical Center as a staff nurse in 1961, rising to become head nurse in 1972. That same year, she also started work as a nurse educator for an outreach program run by Stanford University

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Logan Smith


Raised in San Rock, Alabama, by parents Kyle and Rhonda Smith, who have been staunch supporters of her education, Logan Ann-Marie Smith, PharmD, moved to Jacksonville to study at Jacksonville State University, where she was drawn to the pharmaceutical field by the diversity of career options it offered. She began her career as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy in 2012, a position she held until 2015, when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry and achieved certification in immunization from the APhA Foundation. From there, Dr. Smith relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy at South College in 2018. Licensed by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

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Janis Carreras


After receiving her diploma from Unity Reed High School, where she had excelled as a cheerleader, Janis Isabel Carreras spent a year studying at the John Casablancas Modeling & Career Center, from which she graduated in 2005. Realizing that, while she loved modeling and acting, her place was in health care, helping people, she began her career in dermatology as a front desk associate at the age of 19. After some time in the field, she decided that she wanted to do more hands-on work with patients and joined Northern Virginia Community College in 2008 to complete coursework in nursing. Since then, she has been certified as a medical and surgical assistant by the Metropolitan Institute of Health & Technology

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Joyce Grossman


Joyce R. Grossman knew from a young age that she was going to be a doctor and spent many early childhood days playing doctor in her backyard by helping injured grasshoppers. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College and a Master of Science in microbiology and chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington, she joined Weill Cornell Medicine at Cornell University, where she obtained a Master of Science in genetics in 1980, and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, ultimately achieving her Doctor of Medicine in 1986. After completing residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Grossman began her career as an adjunct professor for the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn in 1994, a position

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Inspired by a deep love of helping others and serving God at the same time, Marisol Lardizabal Escobar strives to help people become the best versions of themselves through her roles as a nurse, interior designer, event planner and life coach. She first earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Saint Jude College in Manila, Philippines, in 1993, where she was recognized on the dean’s list and presented with the Loyalty Award. She then sought a master’s degree in psychology and maternal child nursing and is currently pursuing a doctorate in holistic medicine. For her excellence as a nurse, Ms. Escobar was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses by The DAISY Foundation, which seeks to recognize nurses,

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