Company: Carroll Co. LLP
Location: Pahoa, HI, United States
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
Company: Montclair State University
Location: Montclair, NJ, United States
Montclair, NJ, United States, August 18, 2016, Janet Koehnke, Professor and Chairwoman of Montclair State University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
Distinguished for nearly four decades in education, Dr. Koehnke is an expert in psychoacoustics, binaural and spatial hearing and university teaching. She is proficient in grant writing, research, curriculum development, public speaking and program development. As a professor at Montclair State University, Dr. Koehnke oversees the day-to-day function of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as the chair. At the university, she teaches audiology doctoral courses and mentors student research. She has been a staple to the Montclair State University community for more than 11 years and credits her success to her persistence, hard work, diligence and goal-oriented nature.
Dr. Koehnke was inspired to go into her field by her parents. She has also been inspired by her longtime mentors, Dr. Susan Jerger and Dr. Steve Colburn, as well as her longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Joan Besing, with whom she has worked for almost 30 years. She got her start at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and disorders. She then obtained a master’s degree in audiology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. In 1983, she earned a Ph.D. in communication sciences from the University of Connecticut. She followed this up with a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT from 1983 to 1986. The highlight of her career thus far has been establishing the audiology program at MSU. This program opened at a time when the only audiology doctoral program in New Jersey was closing, and she was able to move the program from that institution to MSU and offer admission to the students from this program. Continue reading
Title: Librarian, Manager (Retired)
Company: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Regina, SK, Canada, August 15, 2016, Ruth Hoffart, Librarian, Manager (Retired) at Royal Canadian Mounted Police, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in law enforcement services.
After dedicating 47 years in the law enforcement field, Ms. Hoffart retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. During her time in the service, she helped develop a library that became a fully automated resource center used by cadets in training. Her position required her to be a leader, and she was often directing others, implementing organization management and training others regarding law enforcement. Her fruitful career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was recognized with a Long Service Medal.
Ms. Hoffart’s decision to join the RCMP is largely based on her desire to help others. Her success was built upon her selflessness, and because she enjoys helping others, she was also able to work well with her colleagues. Her career as a librarian and manager is speckled with many achievements, however, Ms. Hoffart points out that her greatest accomplishment has been sharing her information with others. In her retirement, she still enjoys helping others and is active at her local church where she is a Sunday school teacher. Continue reading
Company: Ferrum College
Location: Ferrum, VA, United States
Ferrum, VA, United States, July 26, 2016, Delia Heck, Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Ferrum College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in environmental education.
Dr. Heck was always guided by her interests in science and research, and was motivated to teach young adults who are interested in the topics and pursuing careers in them. Not only does she work to provide the best education to her students, but also to grow as a professor and in her research. She focuses on research that concerns the global climate, with intentions for planning and finding solutions for problems currently afflicting the environment. In addition to being an associate professor, she is the quality enhancement program director and the environmental planning and development program coordinator. Continue reading
Company: Guilford College
Location: Greensboro, NC
Greensboro, NC, June 13, 2016, Sarah Malino, Professor of History Emerita at Guilford College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
Skilled in the field of U.S. history, Dr. Malino is noted for her nearly four decades of work as an educator. With her focus in U.S. history, Dr. Malino taught topics on race, class, gender, economic relations and the global impact of United States expansion. In addition to her work as a professor, she is known for her community volunteer work. While retired from her position as a professor of history, Dr. Malino remains active in assisting in a collaborative feminist project that explores 40 years of women’s studies students and educators. During her time as a professor, she was instrumental in developing the college’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. Continue reading
Company: Taspan Consulting Group
Location: El Cajon, CA
El Cajon, CA, May 3, 2016, Shirley Apple Murphy, Owner at Taspan Consulting Group, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in consulting.
Ms. Murphy parlays 56 years of cultural psychology experience into her consulting business. As she conducts research, development and preservation of indigenous knowledge, she works to apply the knowledge to educational curriculum, career counseling, community development and her life coaching practice. Ms. Murphy provides services as a cultural psychologist, life coach, linguist, and in creative media and as an expert in indigenous knowledge. She maintains affiliation with the Local Association of Bilingual Education, and is a former board member of the Grossmont Healthcare District and Grossmont Hospital Foundation. Continue reading
Company: Global Health Association of Miami, Inc. (GHAM)
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Coral Gables, FL, February 18, 2016, Terri Meinking, President of Global Health Association of Miami, Inc. (GHAM), has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in clinical research.
As the president of GHAM for the past 12 years, Dr. Meinking has led the way in clinical research for various medical conditions, from internal and external factors. With a specialization in parasitology and infestations, her team studies head lice, scabies, bed bugs and thrips. This research paves the way for clinical trials and aspires to be approved by the FDA. Dr. Meinking applies more than four decades of experience to this position, in which she has conducted research on a whole spectrum of medical and scientific topics. Her research centers on the U.S., the Caribbean and the Latin American regions. She has trained numerous Ph.D. candidates and graduate students in her areas of expertise. Continue reading
Title: Senior Clinical Research Associate
Company: INC Research
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD, February 19, 2016, Rocio Navarro, Clinical Research Associate at INC Research, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in clinical development solutions.
For more than a decade, Ms. Navarro has participated in conducting clinical studies and related roles to create safe and effective pharmaceutical drugs and treatments. Writing government contracts, ensuring patient safety and traveling all over North America, the Dominican Republic, Canada and Puerto Rico to guarantee human trials abide by federal and U.S. FDA regulations is all part of a day’s work for Ms. Navarro. In addition, she reviews boards and runs regional clinical trials for different pharmaceutical and technology companies. Continue reading