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Author Archives: Gina Gallucci-White

Virtual law firms offer convenience for clients and attorneys

Elisabeth Pickle and her family decided to relocate from Maine to Arizona in 2017 for her husband’s job. Instead of closing her successful legal practice focused on estate planning, Pickle decided to take her clients with her: She opened a ...

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Women Trailblazers in Maryland

A trailblazer is described by the dictionary as someone who creates a path for others to follow. A pioneer if you will. The staff of The Daily Record brainstormed a list of women who have done just that in their ...

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Trailblazers: Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera

Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera First female Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals After graduating from Towson State College, Mary Ellen Barbera taught young children in Baltimore City Public Schools. During those years, she witnessed the challenges and struggles ...

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Trailblazers: Hon. Pamila J. Brown

Hon. Pamila J. Brown Howard County District Court Howard County District Administrative Judge Pamila J. Brown had notecards made up with the saying “Lifting as we climb.” “That is really my mantra,” she said. “I stood on the shoulders of ...

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Trailblazers: Diane Bell-McKoy

Diane Bell-McKoy CEO and president, Associated Black Charities Acknowledge your fear and go past it. That is what Diane Bell-McKoy, CEO and president of Associated Black Charities, regularly does.  “Much of what I have done, I am petrified (of),” she ...

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Trailblazers: Betty Buck

Betty Buck President of Buck Distributing Company Instead of playing with Barbie dolls, Betty Buck grew up dreaming of the day she would work at Buck Distributing Company — the alcoholic beverage supplier and distributor business her father, Irwin Buck, ...

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Trailblazers: Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick

Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick First female state superintendent of schools Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick was not initially drawn to the field of education. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine, but a severe reaction to penicillin caused her to ...

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Trailblazers: Patricia ‘PJ’ Mitchell

Patricia ‘PJ’ Mitchell Retired vice president IBM There’s an old story saying work hard and someday someone will tap you on the shoulder, pull you out of the chorus line and make you a star. Patricia “PJ” Mitchell notes that ...

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Retired) As the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski notes that “behind me was a whole lot of we.” Mikulski began her professional career as a social worker and community organizer, ...

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Trailblazers: Dr. Peggy Naleppa

Dr. Peggy Naleppa Retired President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center Dr. Peggy Naleppa credits the diversity in her education as the key to her successful career. In January, she retired as President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Starting ...

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