Deborah Turner


Having loved music since she was a child, Deborah A. Turner was further inspired by her music teachers during her early education. They encouraged her to try playing different instruments, though her favorite was the flute, and to not be afraid to speak up. She ultimately decided to pursue music as a career, earning a Bachelor of Music Education from Syracuse University in 1977. Two years later, she joined the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, where she served as a music educator until her retirement in 2021. With considerable expertise in general music as well as band and orchestra, Ms. Turner taught music for a variety of different grade levels in addition to overseeing the school bands and orchestras. Over

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Carolyn Rae Muessman embarked on her professional journey by earning a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from Illinois State University in 1982. Obtaining a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1985, she completed further coursework at both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. She went on to spend 30 years as a teacher with Lakeview High School in Michigan, where she taught biology and chemistry and also served as the athletic director and assistant principal until her retirement in 2012. Not intending to retire when she did, after her mother passed in 2011, Ms. Muessman decided it was time to retire so that she could help her father on the family

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Cheri Teranishi-Hashimoto


Cheri Teranishi-Hashimoto embarked on her professional journey at Purdue University, where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts in exercise and fitness and a Bachelor of Arts in movement and sports science in 1997. Remaining at Purdue to complete a Master of Science in exercise physiology in 2000, she went on to join Des Moines University, concluding her studies with a Master of Science in physical therapy in 2002 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003. During this time, Dr. Teranishi-Hashimoto began her career as a staff physical therapist with the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, also known as REHAB, in Honolulu from 2002 to 2003 before becoming a physical therapist with Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii from 2003 until

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Constance Jenkins


Constance C. Ware Jenkins began her professional path with business administration coursework in high school, study which was equivalent to two years of college at the time. Embarking on her business career with NGC, she subsequently joined the airline industry as an office secretary before being offered a job at the Raytheon Technologies Corporation. After three years as the assistant to the vice president of marketing at Raytheon, she was hired by Pitney Bowes Inc. and went on to serve as the assistant to the executive director of government and postal service relations for seven years. During this time, Ms. Jenkins’ duties included liaising with the postmaster general and various congressmen at Capitol Hill and helping to make decisions in

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Melissa Doucet


Knowing early on that she wanted to be a teacher, Melissa Ann Doucet would “teach” her stuffed animals as a young child. She embarked on her formal studies at Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana Monroe, earning a bachelor’s degree in education in 1996. In 1995, she began her career, teaching at various schools in Louisiana and Texas over the course of 17 years. This was followed by three years as a teacher at the David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy. She joined the Lafayette Christian Academy in 2015, where she remains to this day. Holding considerable expertise in English, Latin and history education, Ms. Doucet’s duties include teaching senior AP classes, leading the English department, assisting teachers in

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Casey Walsh, AuD, embarked on her professional studies at Florida State University in 2011. In 2013, she was recognized for her academic excellence with a Meritorious Poster Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a travel grant through the Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and disorders in 2015, Dr. Walsh continued her education at the University of South Alabama, during which time she received a scholarship from the Office of International Admissions and Programs, a travel grant from the American Academy of Audiology, and the Marjorie Faircloth Scholarship in Audiology. Dr. Walsh began her career while still a student, serving as a graduate assistant with the University of South

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Coming from a family of real estate professionals, Reamie Joy Tabin gained early experience rehabbing homes and properties with her family. From there, she pursued higher education at Tidewater Community College, where she earned an Associate of Science in interior design, magna cum laude. She also achieved an Associate of Arts in professional designation in merchandising and marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Ms. Tabin subsequently began her career as the owner of Blue Ivory Couture, LLC, in 2008 and ran the business until 2016. During this time, Ms. Tabin attained additional certification in Jikiden Reiki, a traditional Japanese holistic therapy. She worked with a teacher locally, and together they began running courses to teach Reiki in

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Lindsay Lueken


Embarking on her professional path while studying at Albion College, Lindsay Lueken came to a career in insurance claims through an internship she completed as a requirement of Albion’s business program. Throughout her studies, from 2000 to 2004, she was recognized on several occasions for her academic excellence, including being awarded both a Comerica Bank scholarship and a William Webster scholarship and being honored on the dean’s list. She graduated from Albion College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and management. Since then, Ms. Lueken has furthered her skills with certifications in leadership from the Franklin Covey Co. and strategic selling from the Miller Heiman Group. Beginning her career as a sales coordinator for Sun Life from

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Karina N. Fernandez, Esq., is an attorney specializing in maritime and admiralty law, investment, and entrepreneurship. She is an associate of Brown Sims PC and currently serves as an account manager and counsel at MJ Capital Funding. First earning a Bachelor of Science in political science and government from Florida State University, she achieved her Doctor of Jurisprudence at Tulane University Law School in 2019. While in law school, Ms. Fernandez clerked at Sioli AlexanderPino, a Florida-based firm with practice areas covering insurance litigation, worker’s compensation, business, and maritime law, and became a summer associate of the firm in 2018. As an attorney, Ms. Fernandez is active in all aspects of the cases she represents, including drafting motions, communicating with

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Sophia Medinsky


Sophia Medinsky, MS, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 15 years of experience in medical and private practice settings. Her interest in dietetics came from a passion for helping others and a desire to support patients in developing strategies for a healthy lifestyle and positive self-image. A graduate of New York University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition in 2003 and completed her Master of Science in clinical nutrition and dietetics in 2006. The same year, she became a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified dietitian-nutritionist in the state of New York. After a preprofessional internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Ms. Medinsky became an intensive care unit clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital

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