Class Notes

VONNIE WINSLOW CRIST ’74, ’06 has writing in more than 200 anthologies and magazines listed on Amazon. More than 1,000 of her illustrations have been published. Her recent story collection, Beneath Raven's Wing, was a 2022 finalist for the Imadjinn Award and is a nominee for the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival’s Saturday Visiter Awards. Her latest collection of stories and illustrations, Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps, was released by Dark Owl Publishing.

LINDA ALISON D. CARTER ’76 is a distinguished Marquis Who’s Who listee. She is featured in Who’s Who of Professional Women and the organization’s flagship registry, Who’s Who of America (2021–22). Inclusion is based on professional integrity, outstanding professional achievement and contributions to society.

EMERSON L. DORSEY JR. ’76 is a partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. He was recognized by Best Lawyers for his real estate practice. Dorsey has been selected for inclusion since 2019. He chairs the business, corporate and tax and real estate departments at the firm. He also serves as general outside business counsel to numerous privately held companies as well as religious and tax-exempt organizations
in Maryland.

EVE GOLDEN ’79 will have Strictly Dynamite: The Sensational Life of Lupe Velez, published in September.

WILLIAM R. JONES ’82 serves as president of AquaBioCorps, established to provide technical expertise to international organizations and others working on sustainability issues. He retired from 20 years of federal service at the FDA, most recently as a senior science adviser and director on the food safety side of the agency.

KEITH B. PLUMMER ’85 of Plumgood Productions and Plumgood Cinema released his thriller/sci-fi film Self Quarantined. The 90-minute movie was written by Plummer in 2020. The movie revolves around three African American women who are dealing with the social isolation resulting from a worldwide pandemic and trauma in their lives. They decide to leave their confines and go on a mountain retreat together. While reconnecting and recharging, inexplicable things start to happen to them, which challenges their grips on reality.

HOPE C. TARR ’86 sold her historical novel, Irish Eyes, to Lume Books in a two-book deal. The novel, which follows Irish immigrant Rose O'Neill from the turn of the century through the Jazz Age in New York City, will be released in December.

RICHARD L. COSTELLA ’87  is a partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP. He was recognized by Best Lawyers for his bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law and bankruptcy litigation. Since 2013, The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Costella in the field of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. Chambers USA has also recognized Costella as a leader and notable practitioner in bankruptcy litigation. Since 2011, Maryland Super Lawyers has selected him for inclusion in its list for his bankruptcy, business litigation and creditor/debtor rights practices.

DAVE CARBERRY ’92 founded Enradius, a digital marketing company, eight years ago and has released a new system to network and connect called

MELISSA L. LEEDOM ’92 released The Story of the Bible (McGahan Publishing).

RENETTA DIANE WEAVER ’93 owns the private practice Regain No More. Weaver created a space to connect bariatric patients to culturally attuned mental health therapy. 

MICHELLE HUGGINS ’94 completed the 41st cohort of the Baltimore County Police Department's Citizens' Academy. The primary objective of the academy is to afford community advocates and business leaders the opportunity to evaluate the benefits of public service, learn about the challenges and demands associated with law enforcement and gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system and community policing. Huggins also delivered the graduation address on behalf of
her class.

HEATHER HILL ’95 was recently promoted to vice president of mission integration and spiritual care services at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

JEFFREY R. ASH ’96 is the inaugural chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for The Universities at Shady Grove.

VONNETTA CORNISH’S ’97 latest movie, The Exit Row, a drama/thriller set in the nation's capital, is streaming on major U.S. platforms. Cornish wrote and executive produced the movie, which was produced through her company Cine30 Media. The feature film is about a chance encounter on a traumatic flight that leads to a
deadly obsession.

KATE DANLEY'S ’97 theatrical adaptation of Agatha Christie’s first Poirot book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, had its world premiere at Theatre in the Round in Minneapolis.

PERRY LEE CONLEY ’98 released Plays of Our Own – An Anthology of Scripts by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Writers. It is part of the Routledge Series in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Theatre and Performance.

MELISSA HATCHER ’98 was promoted to assistant principal of a large Baltimore County public high school in July 2022 after teaching, serving as a department chair and staff development teacher for 23 years. 

MICHAEL C. HARDY ’99 was appointed managing partner of Duane Morris LLP’s Baltimore office. Hardy represents clients in connection with complex financings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions domestically and internationally. Hardy’s corporate clients include companies in the technology, financial services, consumer products, telecommunications, education, real estate, health care and life sciences industries.

ANDREW TEITELMAN ’99 is celebrating his 15th year as an attorney at Teitelman Law in Portland, Oregon, where he has a general law practice.

JOSHUA COLEMAN ’03 joined Kramon & Graham, a Maryland-based law firm providing real estate, litigation and transactional services. Coleman has more than 10 years of real estate law experience, which includes advising real estate developers, builders and investors in matters involving large-scale economic development projects and acquisitions regarding common-interest communities.

MATT DESIENA ’05 was hired as the head of social at the Martin Agency, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.

GREG JANOS ’05 works for The Harvey School and has rebuilt its girls lacrosse program, which has four Housatonic Valley Athletic League championships. He also coaches ice hockey for John Jay High School. He won coach of the year his first two years there.

SARAH KITLOWSKI ’06 moved back to Baltimore and helped found Glass House Creative Recovery, a mental health center for creatives and artists in Ellicott City. She is its chief development officer.

ADRIAN ALBIDRESS JR. ’07 is the author of Financial Planning & You. The 140-page book illustrates financial topics from the reader’s perspective as their story unfolds in retirement.

JENNA BRODSKY ’07 has been appointed assistant principal of the Nassau BOCES Preschool Program at Barry Tech. She began her educational career in the New York City school system as head special education teacher for the Northside Center for Child Development then went on to serve as a special education teacher for the SPECTRUM School.

ROBERT PLANT ’10 published Heartstrings, his first novel, on Amazon. It’s about a man who loses his wife and son in a tragic house fire.

KELLIE J. FLOOK ’11 was promoted to manager at SEK. She is responsible for planning and organizing client engagements, performing risk assessments, preparing and analyzing financial statements, evaluating internal controls and maintaining strong client relationships.

MICHAEL BRASHEARS ’12 has joined Brooks Financial Group Inc., as the vice president of corporate benefits. Prior to joining the company, Brashears held positions with Dominion National and Kelly Benefits. He will be providing innovative employee benefits solutions that specifically address the needs of the company
and are aligned with its strategic goals.

EMILY GREENE ’13 was recently named a Best Lawyer: Ones to Watch in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation—Defendants in the 2023 legal ranking guide The Best Lawyers in America.

MIKE SCHOELEN ’16 recently became a senior solutions engineer with Salesforce. He works with small businesses in health care and life sciences as they modernize their engagements with patients.

MADDY VOYTEK ’16 was hired by Ørsted to serve as deputy head of government affairs and market strategy in Maryland. Voytek will be responsible for developing and implementing engagement strategies in the state, including maintaining and strengthening working relationships with policymakers, environmental NGOs, local community organizations and other stakeholders.

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