Title: Education Director
Company: Meadowview Regional Medical Center
Location: Maysville, KY, United States
Title: Author, Writer
Company: Dutch Ink Publishing
Location: Lorain, OH, Canada
Lorain, OH, Canada, August 8, 2016, Hilaire Tavenner, Author and Writer of Dutch Ink Publishing, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in writing.
Dr. Tavenner had lead an extraordinary life, from her time as a Franciscan nun, to teaching in schools and currently public speaking and writing. She has published more than seven books, ranging in topics from her experience as a nun, to her journeys abroad and on various saints and public figures. It is on these topics that she publically speaks. She started her publishing company, Dutch Ink Publishing in 2000, where she writes and self-publishes her work.
After receiving a degree in the liberal arts from Maria Regina College, she continued her education at the Catholic University in Washington D.C. to earn a Bachelor of Arts in education. From there she earned a Master of Arts in religious studies from St. Charles Seminary. She earned a Ph.D. in reading and language arts from the University of South Florida. She has taught in private and public education systems, at elementary, high school and collegiate levels. Prior to teaching, Dr. Tavenner joined a convent at 17 years old. She left the order nearly two decades later to pursue other endeavors. Continue reading
Title: Director of Jewish-Christian Studies
Company: Gratz College
Location: Melrose Park, PA, United States
Melrose Park, PA, United States, August 2, 2016, Ruth Sandberg, Director of Jewish-Christian Studies at Gratz College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in Jewish-Christian studies.
Skilled in Jewish-Christian studies, Dr. Sandberg is noted for her creation of the program and its curriculum at Gratz College. She is proud to have worked for the college for more than three decades, and contribute to its success fusing history and tradition with the future and innovation. The college is known for many firsts, including the first online master’s program in Holocaust and Genocide studies, and the first institution of advanced Jewish learning to accept women on par with men. Prior to becoming the director of Jewish-Christian studies, she was the director of religious education at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.
Dr. Sandberg first attended Bryn Mawr College to receive a Bachelor of Arts in classical Greek and history of religion. She continued to receive her Rabbinical ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She attended the University of Pennsylvania to earn a Ph.D. in post-biblical Hebrew literature with a focus in Rabbinics. It was during this time that she was inspired by her professor Judah Golden, who both encouraged and provided support while she worked toward a Ph.D. Dr. Sandberg is also a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and is the co-president of the Cheltenham Area Multifaith Council. 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: MB Communications LLC
Location: Martinsville, IN
Martinsville, IN, July 25, 2016, Myra Borshoff, Owner of MB Communications LLC, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in public relations.
In 1984, Ms. Borshoff opened a small public relations firm with a partner and a single employee. Thirty years later, that firm grew into the largest in Indiana, with 60 employees and high-profile clients such as the Indiana Colts. She retired from this firm in 2010 and stayed on board until 2014. However, retirement didn’t last long for Ms. Borshoff, whose passion drove her to return to the industry and take on new projects and clients. With MB Communications, Ms. Borshoff endeavors to build a new firm from the ground up, while meeting new people and facilitating conversations. She remains active in her field with affiliation to the Registered Women-Owned Business Enterprise, the American Advertising Federation, the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators. Continue reading
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg, VA, July 22, 2016, Marilyn Shafer-Asprey, Author, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in writing.
Prior to becoming a writer, Ms. Shafer-Asprey was a gifted student’s teacher, who worked at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in California. In addition, she taught for more than 20 years at schools in Virginia. As a published author, her latest book ‘Power Steering,’ was released in February 2016. A book exploring the mind, body and spirit in the decision-making process, Ms. Shafer-Asprey entertains her audience in a poetic-narrative. She uses anecdotal vignettes to show how her own life has been impacted with this kind of thinking. The book is published under her nom de plume, M.J. Scott. Continue reading
Company: Believe to Achieve International LLC
Location: Honeoye Falls, NY, United States
Honeoye Falls, NY, United States, July 19, 2016, Marlaina Palmeri, CEO and President Superintendent of Believe to Achieve International LLC, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education management.
With an impressive professional history dating back nearly 50 years, Dr. Palmeri has a long-standing connection with education and enriching thousands of student’s lives. In her current role, she brings this experience to working on school turnarounds and transformation systems and processes. In order for schools to achieve, Dr. Palmeri creates leadership development programs, budget management tools and enhances school performance rubrics and CTQ standards that ensure academic, operational and cultural excellence. Furthermore, she is responsible for the accountability and compliance to state departments of education and charter school authorizers. Her work helps develop charter schools, and the management of these establishments fiscal, academic and operational management. Continue reading
Company: Comitato Promotore della Lingua Italiana
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Edmonton, AB, Canada, July 15, 2016, Antonella Cortese, Director and Teacher of the Comitato Promotore della Lingua Italiana, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
For nine years, Dr. Cortese has created curriculum and implemented teaching at an Italian language school. In addition to training teachers and students alike in second language acquisition methodology, her work extends beyond the classroom. Dr. Cortese partakes in grant writing and community outreach as a demonstration of her dedication to creating the best learning environment. Her work helps reconnect the Italian-Canadian community in the area, as well as introduce others into this network. In addition to running the organization, she operates a doctorate editing service, where she assists clients in editing, researching and understanding Ph.D. material. Continue reading
Location: Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, Maryland, July 13, 2016, Bonnie D. King-Rose, Retired Stockbroker and Educator, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in business and education.
With the ability to champion over obstacles, Mrs. King-Rose has carved out a successful career in sales, brokering and education. After passing the required tests to become a stockbroker, finding a job in the field proved quite challenging. At the time, firms had hired very few females for this position. However, Mrs. King-Rose persevered and eventually landed a job. This position even brought her to New York for a month of training. She came into brokering after working in sales at IBM for 6 years and prior teaching for 3 years in a local high school.
After remarrying in 2002, Mrs. King-Rose retired from the industry 2003, and began teaching summer classes relating to the field, as well as volunteering at the Baltimore Visitor Center. She became a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Baltimore and aided in many functions to promote the city. Mrs. King-Rose drew strength to continue down her path from the wise advice of her mother, who told her, “I believe a woman should be able to do anything she wants. You just have to go for it and don’t take no for an answer.” With this piece of advice resounding in her mind, she never let an obstacle discourage her from pursuing her interests. Mrs. King-Rose majored in Business Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her natural communication skills have helped her succeed in this industry, as well as teaching classes. Continue reading