Catherine Devlin


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devlin-catherine-1987072Title: Owner

Company: Cappy’s Travel

Location: Mount Kisco, NY, United States

Mount Kisco, NY, United States, September 29, 2016, Catherine Devlin, Owner of Cappy’s Travel, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in travel.

Ms. Devlin’s motto for her travel company, Cappy’s Travel, is the same as it was more than 40 years ago when she first opened the doors to her international travel and communications company. Believing in; “The world is open to you. Experience it!” Ms. Devlin has connected prospective traveler’s to the destination of their dreams since 1973. The same year, Ms. Devlin co-founded the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF), an international travel and exchange program.

Prior to opening Cappy’s Travel, Ms. Devlin worked at Reader’s Digest in the editorial department. While working at the magazine, she was given a three and a half month leave of absence. In that time, Ms. Devlin made the decision to travel, which would ultimately alter the course of her life. She credits this experience with changing her view on life. A few years after this experience, Ms. Devlin entered the travel business. She was able to use her experience that she gained when she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Manhattanville College. Continue reading

Mickie Cioccia


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Title: President

Company: Mickie C and Company Realty

Location: Katy, TX, United States

Katy, TX, United States, September 29, 2016, Mickie L. Cioccia, President of Mickie C and Company Realty, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in real estate.

Ms. Cioccia launched her realty company nearly 15 years ago after trying to sell a house that wouldn’t sell. When she researched as to why, she realized the realtor hadn’t done anything. From that point on, Ms. Cioccia decided that she would go into real estate so that no other potential buyer or seller would have to experience what she did. After learning the trade, negotiating contracts and marketing, she created her own company that now offers boutique real estate services. She brings her experience in sales, computer systems management and control. Continue reading

Deborah Callender


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Title: Physical Scientist

Company: Naval Oceanographic Office

Location: Carriere, MS

Carriere, MS, September 28, 2016, Deborah Callender, Physical Scientist of Naval Oceanographic Office, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in scientific project management.

Ms. Callender celebrates nearly a decade with the Naval Oceanographic Office, where she provides services in management, leadership, research and analysis. She manages such studies as the marine seafloor geology profile and fleet projects for the U.S. Navy. Additionally, her skills as a GIS project manager are used when acquiring data and integrating seafloor geology, physical oceanography, meteorology, bathymetry, ice, shipping and fisheries into navigation and safety specifications for clients. Furthermore, Ms. Callender is the project manager for the Global Marine Environmental Library, which integrates academia and published documents into databases interconnected to GIS data. Her work is not done yet, as she is an AUV Survey GIS analyst of the Remote Environmental Measuring Unites (REMUS), which analyzes side-scan sonar. She provides her expertise for the ISS-60 Watchstander for oceanographic surveys, which include processing of multi-beam bathymetry. Continue reading

Jackie Luchsinger


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luchsinger-jackie-2112590Title: Vice President of Service Line Development

Company: Dearborn Advisors, LLC

Location: Arvada, CO, United States

Arvada, CO, United States, September 28, 2016, Jackie Luchsinger, Vice President of Service Line Development at Dearborn Advisors, LLC, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in clinical care management.

As a health care executive with more than 15 years of experience, Ms. Luchsinger has a deep-seated knowledge of the industry. She has had many experiences in the clinical care management and management consulting sectors, which results in her expertise in overseeing high-performance teams, operational and clinical improvement, business and product line development, project management and facilitation skills. Ms. Luchsinger excels at strategizing and technical work. Dearborn Advisors, LLC has provided professional health care  services since 2001, and works on advising clients across key initiatives, EHR investments and achieving goals. Continue reading

Donna Hall Mitchell, Ed.D./Founder


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hall-mitchell-donna-2058596Title: Founder

Company: Mitchell and Associates, LLC

Location: Fairfield, AL, United States

Fairfield, AL, United States, September 23, 2016, Donna Hall Mitchell, Ed.D., Founder of Mitchell and Associates, LLC, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education management.

Drawing on more than 35 years of expertise in education management, Dr. Hall Mitchell is well-known as a parent and public education advocate. Having dedicated so much of her life to education and education management, she is an exemplary figure in both teaching and reform. Her latest venture has been creating her nonprofit organization, which aims to help children with special needs get through issues in schools and with school districts. In this role, she accompanies families to court and acts as a mediator.

Dr. Hall Mitchell grew up with two parents who were educators. Their work in the field placed a great emphasis on the value of education and ultimately inspired her to set down a similar path. Dr. Hall Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science in special education with a concentration in mental retardation. She continued to earn a master’s degree in special education and then an Ed.D. in educational leadership. She taught special education for 22 years. She has also worked as a principal. She has been recognized with such awards as the Principal of the Year and the Outstanding Service Award for Bethlehem Baptist Church. She is involved with the Dynamic Women of Courage and Vision and Who’s Who Among American teachers. Continue reading

Beth Gardner


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Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Custom Travel Solutions Inc.

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary, AB, Canada, September 23, 2016, Beth Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Custom Travel Solutions Inc., has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the travel management industry.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the travel industry, it was a natural fit for her to open her own company, Custom Travel Solutions Inc., in 1995. The privately run Calgary-based company offers customized solutions for the travel management needs for businesses of all sizes. Always on the cutting-edge of technology, Ms. Gardner is proud to lead the only company in North America that provides a fully automated end-to-end solution. This solution recently launched and is called I-Logistics, it is a remote camp logistics service that is completely automated, providing a single source for remote bookings, including commercial and charter flights, helicopter, bus and accommodation.

Being on the forefront of industry trends is one of the many reasons that has made Ms. Gardner a titan in travel management. Building her business on teamwork, she forms strong bonds with her employees and works to provide them with a great cultural environment that presses the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Her ability to bring compassion and integrity to her office has lead to a wide-spread mutual respect within the travel industry. In addition to the stellar treatment she supplies to her employees, she launched a charity division within her company where each year money is donated to the cancer department of a children’s hospital. She also supports AARCS and Dreams Take Flight. Continue reading

Susan Dosen


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Title: Director (Retired)

Company: St. Paul Public Schools

Location: Minnetonka, MN, United States

Minnetonka, MN, United States, September 19, 2016, Susan Dosen, Director (Retired) at St. Paul Public Schools, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.

Dr. Dosen has many reasons to celebrate her retirement from the education field. Having worked in different schools in administration positions over the course of many years, she has a career marked with accomplishments. She first started her career working in speech, but then moved into early childhood education and then special education. Containing knowledge and experience from inside and outside of the classroom, Dr. Dosen planted herself in administration roles where she could continue developing and helping students in a different way.

Always interested in education, Dr. Dosen first started at St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, MN. From there she obtained a Bachelor of Science and then a master’s degree in speech pathology. She rounded out her formal education with a Ph.D. in educational administration and policies from the University of Minnesota. It has been her mission throughout her career to improve the lives of others, especially those with special needs. Continue reading