Announcing the 2014 Top 100 Women

(*Circle of Excellence inductee)

Kelli Allaway

Urology Associates


Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County Government


Hon. Alison Asti*

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court


Juliette B. Bell, Ph.D.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Sandra Berman

Sandra and Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation


Patricia Bosse

Notre Dame of Maryland University


Denise Bowman

Alexander & Cleaver, P.A.


Margaret Bradford

MAC Incorporated, Area Agency on Aging


Kisha A. Brown

Office of the Attorney General


Jacquelyn Campbell, Ph.D, RN, FAAN

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


Dr. Deborah Carper

National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health


Fran Cashman

Legg Mason


Dr. Lorig Charkoudian*

Community Mediation Maryland


Caroline Ciraolo*

Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP


Barb Clapp*

Clapp Communications


Joan Carter Conway*

Maryland General Assembly


Sophie Dagenais*

Annie E. Casey Foundation


Debra Davis

Charles County Government


Stephanie Davis

Johns Hopkins University


Diane Devaney

Devaney & Associates, Inc.


Gabrielle Dow

Baltimore Ravens


Gayle V. Economos*

GVE Media/Public Relations, LLC


Debora Fajer-Smith

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake P.A.


Kristin Franceschi

DLA Piper


Dr. Mary Funke

Institute of Notre Dame


Seanna Garrett

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Dr. Michelle Giglio

Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Lea Gilmore

The Moving Maryland Forward Network


Sheryl Goldstein

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


Heather Harvison

My Sister’s Circle


Hon. Susan Hazlett

District Court of Maryland, Harford County


Elizabeth Hendrix

Harford County Department of Community Services


Mary Jean Herron*

Keswick Multi-Care


Kathleen Hetherington*

Howard Community College


Chandra Walker Holloway

Law Offices of Chandra Walker Holloway


Hon. Michele Hotten

Court of Special Appeals of Maryland


Danette Howard, Ph.D.

Maryland Higher Education Commission


Jeannie Howe

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance


Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab

H&S Development LLC


Barbara Hutchinson, M.D., Ph.D.

Chesapeake Cardiac Care


Janice Jackson*

Women Embracing Abilities Now


Nancy Jacobs*

Maryland General Assembly


Karen Johnson

Western Maryland Health System


Candice Kelly

Charles County Board of Commissioners


Nancy King

Maryland General Assembly


Julie Lenzer Kirk*

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


Georgette Kiser

T. Rowe Price


Cherie Krug

Garrett College Foundation


Sheila Lee

Sheila Lee & Assoc., LLC – Learning Everywhere


Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D.

Loyola University Maryland

Eileen Levitt

The HR Team, Inc.


Karen-Ann Lichtenstein

The Coordinating Center


Elizabeth Liechty

Charter Financial Group


Jeanette Linder, M.D.

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore


Cylia Lowe

From Theory to Practice Consulting, LLC


Cidalia Luis-Akbar

M. Luis Construction Co., Inc.


Cindy Lunsford

Peninsula Regional Medical Center


Margaret MacDonald-Sheetz



Natalie Magdeburger

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.


Annette March-Grier

Roberta’s House, Inc.


Amy McClain

Ballard Spahr LLP


Audrey McFarlane

University of Baltimore School of Law


Sara Milstein

Y of Central Maryland


Monica Mitchell

Wells Fargo


Dr. Barbara Nazelrod

The Catholic High School of Baltimore


Dr. Beverly O’Bryant

Coppin State University


Pamela Ortiz

Maryland Access to Justice Commission


Kaliope Parthemos

Office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake


Jeanette Glose Partlow*

Maryland Chemical Company, Inc.


Karen Pecora-Barbour

The Barbour Group, LLC


Katherine Perez

Federal Reserve Police


Deborah Phelps

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Schools


Marylin Pierre*

Pierre & Associates, Attorneys and Counselors at Law


Karen Price-Ward

Southwest Airlines Co.


Susan Purnell

Kuhn’s Jewelers


Hon. Julie Rubin

Baltimore City Circuit Court


Cynda Rushton

Johns Hopkins University


Lisa Rusyniak

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.


Joan Webb Scornaienchi

HC DrugFree


Kimberly Scott

The Great Gourmet, Inc.


Amy Seto

Baltimore Community Foundation


Anita Sheckells



Dr. Michele Shermak

The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland


Terry D. Sherman

Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals, Inc.


Jeanne Sherwood



Jeanne Singer*

Law Offices of Jeanne F. Singer, P.A.


Gail Smith-Howard

Hyatt Regency Baltimore


Karen Stokes

Greater Homewood Community Corporation


Shelonda Stokes



JaNean Stubbs-Taylor

SunTrust Bank


Ami Taubenfeld

Itineris, Inc.


Molly McGrath Tierney

Bennett Midland, LLC


Gwen Tolbart

WTTG Fox5 DC & Gwen Tolbart LLC


Ana Lopez Van Balen

Montgomery County Government


Marie Vasbinder

University of Maryland Midtown Campus


Michele Bresnick Walsh

Gordon Feinblatt LLC


Montressa Washington

IBM Corporation


Kathy Wilmot

Wilmot Modular Structures Inc.


Dr. Mary Teddy Wray

Laurel Bush Family Dentistry


Lauren Young

Maryland Disability Law Center