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Daily Record Announces Top 100 Women Honorees

By Assistant Editor Shayna Spiker

Today, the Daily Record announced the winners of the 15th annual Top 100 Women Awards. Of those nominated, three are MyCity4Her Affiliates—Susan Katz of the Growth Coach (, a business coaching firm offering a wide range of services including Quarterly Coaching Workshops, One-on-One Coaching and more; Suzanne Thompson of Healthplan Headquarters (, which offers insurance in a retail location where clients can walk in and shop for insurance coverage through self-service kiosks or one-on-one consultations with insurance specialists; and Sheela Murthy of Murthy Law Firm (, an immigration law firm.

A celebration to honor the winners of this award will be held at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201) on Monday, May 9 from 5-8:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $85 before May 1, and $93 after May 1 and can be purchased here:

Other winners include:

Aimee Adashek—Baltimore Office of Promotion & The ArtsDr.

Sharon D. Allison-Ottey—The COSHAR Foundation Inc.

Vivian C. Bailey—Retired

Stephanie M. Beran—Legg Mason

Judy L. Bixler—Oxford Bellevue Ferry

Ellen C. Bogage—Chesapeake Public Strategies

Rebecca Brotman—Institute for Genome Sciences

Rosemary M. Budd—TASC Inc.Kathleen Cahill—Law Offices of Kathleen Cahill LLCRuth

Anne Callaham—Washington County Board of County Commissioners

Hon.Cynthia Callahan—Circuit Court for Montgomery County

Maria Elena Chavez-Ruark—Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Martha Connolly, Ph.D. —University of Maryland

Tina M. Corner—The Alternative Board

Patricia Cornish—PEC Financial Consulting

Veronique Diriker, Ph.D. —University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Hon. Angela Eaves—Circuit Court for Harford County

Deb Emerson—Constellation Energy

Hon. Judith C. Ensor—Circuit Court of Baltimore County

Christine Espenshade—Jones Lang LaSalle

Jennifer Etheridge—Office of the State’s Attorney Baltimore City

Dorothy Fait—Fait, Wise & DiLima LLP

Carlesa Finney—Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Marianne D. Fishler—SunTrust Bank

Gloria Flach—Northrop Grumman Corp.

Hon. Nancy Floreen—Montgomery County Council

Teri M. Guarnaccia—Ballard Spahr LLP

Mariale Hardiman—Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Kelly Hardy—DLA Piper

Watchen Harris Bruce—PNC Bank

Maria Harris Tildon—CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Carrie Harris-Muller—Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc.

Lisa H. R. Hayes—PNC Bank

Margaret Hayes—University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Martha N. Hill—The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Gina Hirschhorn—Bank of America

Kelly Hodge-Williams—Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland

Karen Holt—Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor

Glendora C. Hughes—Maryland Commission on Human Relations

Janice Jackson—Women Embracing Abilities Now (WEAN)

Kyri L. Jacobs—Bonnie Heneson Communications

Luwanda Walker Jenkins—Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs

Maria Johnson—Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Verna Jones-Rodwell—State of Maryland

Elizabeth Jordan—The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Virginia Rose Knowlton—Maryland Disability Law Center

Patricia McHugh Lambert—Hodes, Pessin & Katz P.A.

Julie Ellen Landau—The Law Offices of Julie Ellen Landau

Hon. Diane Leasure—Circuit Court for Howard County

Karyl Leggio—Loyola University Maryland

Mary Beth Lennon—Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cynthia L. Leppert—Neuberger Quinn Gielen Rubin & Gibber PA

Resa Levy—Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation

Anne G. London—AXA Advisors LLCCidalia Luis-Akbar—M. Luis Construction

Sr. Patricia McCarron—Notre Dame Preparatory School

Jill McClune—Smiths Detection

Molly McGrath Tierney —Baltimore City Department of Social Services

L. Content McLaughlin—Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLPM.

Natalie McSherry—Kramon & Graham PA

Carole Miller—Saint Agnes Hospital – Cancer Center

Rachel Garbow Monroe—The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Maria Mouratidis—College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Peggy Naleppa—Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Karen M. Olson—BalMed Group, LLC

Margaret Palmer—University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Cynthia L. Perini—Hendershot Financial Group

Karen Pitsley, AIA—Transforming Architecture

Randi Alper Pupkin—Art with a Heart, Inc.

Whitney Ransome—The James Center at Garrison Forest School

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake—City of Baltimore

Barbara Resnick—University of Maryland School of Nursing

Sue Revelle—Women Supporting Women

Eileen Rivera Ley—Uniting for life

Grace Rivera-Oven—Community Advocate for Hispanic Community

Lisa C. Rowen—University of Maryland Medical Center

Gail H. Sanders—FedChoice Federal Credit Union

Zipora Schorr—Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Linda Schuett—Linowes & Blocher LLP

Janet Siddiqui, M.D. —Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Howard County Public School System

Karen M. Singer—Corporate Office Properties Trust

Gwendolyn D. Skillern—CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Inc.

Darlene Brannigan Smith—Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore

J. Patricia Wilson Smoot—U. S. Parole Commission

Ferrier R. Stillman—Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Shelonda D. Stokes—greiBO Media

Beverly K. Swaim-Staley—Maryland Department of Transportation

Ellen L. Taylor—Ellen L. Taylor, M.D.

Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D.—University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Joyce Ulrich—Legg MasonBetty Valdes—Montgomery County Municipal Cable

Lorna Virgili—National Hispanic Communications Group

Yolanda Maria Welch—Respira Medical

Donna C. Wilson—Injured Workers Insurance Fund

Hon. Dorothy Wilson—District Court of Maryland Baltimore County

Maggie Witherup—Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger

T. Sky Woodward—Womble, Carlyle Sanbridge & Rice PLLC

The Daily Record has been holding the Top 100 Women Awards since 1996, and have recognized more than 800 high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring.

Author: shayna


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