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Kaylene Ladinsky

KAYLENE LADINSKY

Raised in a family that placed value on community service, Kaylene Ladinsky first earned an Associate of Science in criminal justice from Iowa Central Community College. Through the 1990s, she went to obtain certification in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by the Federal Trade Commission, in three levels of banking principles by the Federal Reserve System and as a mediation specialist for business contract disputes. Achieving a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Northwestern in 1998, she obtained certification from the Medical-Dental-Hospital Business Associates and the American Medical Billing Association in 2000 and in psychology counseling from the Universal Institute in 2010. In 2010, Ms. Ladinsky became the president and business owner of Atlanta’s Impress Express, an

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Justine Toms

JUSTINE WILLIS TOMS

After earning a Bachelor of Education from Auburn University in 1967, Justine Willis Toms, DHL, began her career as a teacher in an all-Black school in Sylacauga, Alabama. In 1973, she founded the New Dimensions Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization through which she launched New Dimensions Radio. Since then, Ms. Toms has blossomed as an executive director, creative producer and host, developing a wellspring of expertise in close listening and interview skills. Some of the most notable award-winning radio series to come out of New Dimensions include “An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation With Michael Toms,” “Deep Ecology in the 21st Century,” “Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature” and “In Her Company: Deep Dialogues With Women of Wisdom.”

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JANE L. BEATHARD

An accomplished writer and journalist, Jane L. Beathard first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Dominican University before obtaining her Master of Arts in journalism from the Ohio State University in 1986. From there, she worked as a public information officer for the Ohio Department of Health for four years, followed by eight years as a public information officer and media relations manager with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Subsequently working as a reporter for The Madison Press in London, Ohio, for nine years, she went on to transition into freelance writing, first contributing stories to Salt Lifestyle Magazine before becoming affiliated with Ohio Outdoor News in 2008. Entering semi-retirement in 2013, Ms. Beathard continues to contribute articles

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CLAIRE KNOPF

Inspired to a career as a writer and editor due to her early excellence in her English classes, Claire Knopf first studied at Michigan State University from 1957 to 1959 before transferring to the University of California Berkeley, where she completed coursework from 1960 to 1961. Subsequently, she embarked on her career as a freelance copy editor, working with various magazines and other publications, including Travel + Leisure, SmartMoney and Glamour. From 1970 to 1979, she worked in Israel as a freelance copy editor for the Massada Publishing Co., Magnes Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a writer for Edrei-Sharon Publications. Becoming a copy editor for Time magazine and Time Warner Inc. in 1980, Ms. Knopf held

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Barbara Green

BARBARA GREEN

Holding considerable expertise in writing of all sorts, both technical and creative, Barbara Green specializes in writing, designing and producing corporate communications, technical documentation, training manuals, and creative texts, such as novels, newspaper and magazine articles, and essays. After studying at St. John of the Cross from 1961 to 1964, she graduated with a diploma from Lyons Township High School in 1968 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Drake University in 1972. She subsequently earned a Master of Arts in journalism at Southern Illinois University in 1975. Attributing much of her success to her mentor, Norbert Blai, Ms. Green began her career as an instructor at the College of DuPage in 1980, teaching various types of writing

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Frances Lee

FRANCES HELEN LEE

Inspired to a writing career from an early age, Frances Helen Lee began publishing her written works in her school’s publications when she was in sixth grade. Following high school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College and embarked on her career as an editorial assistant at the Christian Herald Family Bookshelf in 1957, where she worked reading manuscripts and writing reports and critiques on them. During this time, she joined New York University and earned a Master of Arts in journalism in 1962. From 1964 to 1966, Ms. Lee worked with Gordon & Breach Science Publishers Inc., which was followed by time with the American Electric Power Company, Inc., where she worked on the AEP Operating Ideas

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Judith-Rae Ross

JUDITH-RAE ROSS

Having accrued more than 40 years of expertise in the field of historiography, the Hon. Judith-Rae Ross, PhD, has garnered a laudable reputation as a historian, educator and writer. She attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and was proud to have succeeded as a woman in academia during a time when cultural expectations for women were limited. Dr. Ross earned a Master of Arts at Loyola University in 1971 and completed a PhD in history at the University of Illinois in 1978. From 1979 until 1980, Dr. Ross served as an instructor at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. She continued her career as a visiting professor at the University of

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Anna Jihyun You

ANNA JIHYUN YOU

An acclaimed media journalist, announcer, New York correspondent and anchorwoman in the United States and the Republic of Korea, Anna J. You, PhD, has excelled with several media networks, including the Seoul Broadcasting System, the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, the Educational Broadcasting System, SBS CNBC and the CNBC Global Network. Additionally, she served as a spokesperson and press secretary for numerous international sporting events such as the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the 2015 Gyungbuk Munkyung World Military Games, the 2015 Gwangju Universiade, the Sixth CISM World Games, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships. Today, Dr. You channels her vast expertise into her work as a communications expert and media journalist with the YOU Creative

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CAROL BENNETT

Having been an English and theatre major in college, Carol Bennett found herself at an employment agency when she graduated. The agency sent her to a library job in the reference department at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her boss had traveled extensively working with U.S. Army Libraries and encouraged her to get a degree and do the same. Ms. Bennett subsequently traveled to Germany with the U.S. Army, where she was responsible for several military libraries. Ms. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and a Bachelor of Library Science from McGill University in Montreal, obtained in 1960 and 1962, respectively. From 1962 to 1964,

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Lynn Wurth

LYNN R. WURTH

Using her leadership, organizational and people skills, Lynn R. Wurth became involved in her profession through her faith; she prayed for guidance, and was led in the right direction. She began her professional life as the president of Newman Auto Glass in Phoenix in 1958, remaining in this position for 18 years before becoming the Phoenix branch manager of National Auto Glass from 1976 to 1978. She then served the Data Corporation as an account representative from 1978 to 1981 and Computer Graphics as an account/sales representative from 1981 to 1985. Most recently, Ms. Wurth was the advertising and business manager for The Catholic Sun from 1985 to 2004. Prior to the start of her career, Ms. Wurth pursued a

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