NSU Horizons Fall 2017

45 NSU HORIZONS Denise Lindheim , Ed.D., ’08, of Naples, Florida, is an associate principal for Curriculum at Naples High School. Randy Melton , Ph.D., ’08, of Chicago, Illinois, is an owner at Konnect IT Group in Illinois. Cecilia Cardona , M.B.A., ’09, of St. Augustine, Florida, is a program manager for Citigroup in Florida. Daniel Jamass , Pharm.D., ’09, of Boynton Beach, Florida, is a pharmacy manager at a Walgreens Pharmacy. [ 2010 s ] Ellen Brewer , Ed.D., ’10, of Fort Payne, Alabama, is a professor and member of the National Faculty at the American College of Education in Indiana. Brewer previously had received a $1.5-million Striving Reader Grant for Rome High School. Scott Dunn , M.B.A., ’10, of Cutler Bay, Florida, is a tax collector manager for Miami-Dade County. Donna Kaminski , M.P.H., ’10, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, is an assistant director at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Family Practice Residency in New Jersey. Bruno Renda , J.D., ’11, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined the nation- wide law firm of McGivney, Kluger and Cook, P.C. as an associate attorney representing commercial transportation companies in mass casualty accidents. Latasha Thelemaque , M.S., ’11, of Bloomington, Illinois, is a bank compliance analyst for State Farm Bank in Illinois. Romeo Lavarias , D.P.A., ’13, of Plantation, Florida, is an emer- gency manager for the city of Miramar, Florida. Jason Zielexicz , D.H.Sc. , ’13, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the client development specialist and administrator at the Wellsboro Campus at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Katherine Gonzalez , O.D., ’14, of Spring, Texas, is an optometrist for Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic in Texas. Cristina Hernandez , M.S., ’14, of Hialeah, Florida, is the owner/ speech-language pathologist at Quality Speech Therapy Services, LLC in Florida. Eunice Malave de Leon , Ed.D., ’14, of Augusta, Georgia, is a behavioral specialist for Southside Medical Center in Georgia. Heidi Rickman , M.A., ’14, of Tamarac, Florida, is a staff accountant for Malcom and Baker, CPAs & Associates in Florida. Christy Bales , SLP.D., ’15, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, is an area director of operations for Carolina Therapy Services in North Carolina. Bernice Gilmore , Ed.D., ’15, of Inglewood, California, is an associate director at the Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars Inc. and a member of the Empowerment Congress in Los Angeles serving on the Education Committee founded by supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Hira Herrington , Ph.D., ’15, of Canadian Lakes, Michigan, is an assistant professor at Ferris State University in Michigan. Diane Kehoe , M.S., ’15, of Levittown, Pennsylvania, is the director of Technology Services at Networks for Training and Develop- ment Inc. in Pennsylvania. Arturo Ponce , Ph.D., ’15, of San Antonio, Texas, is an associate professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. Nicholas Sacco , M.B.A., ’15, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the senior vice president of Operations for En- vision Physician Services in Florida. Gary Jobe , Ed.D., ’16, of Southaven, Mississippi, is the vice president for Leadership Development at the Network of International Christian Schools, training international school leadership teams around the world in policy development and team-building. Susana Zahn , M.S., ’16, of St. Louis, Missouri, is a Spanish teacher at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Naomi Hall , Ed.D., ’17 of Epsom, New Hampshire, is the head science teacher at Nashua High School South in New Hampshire. Sasha Martin , M.B.A., ’17 of Nassau, is a payroll administrator assistant at Rubis Bahamas Limited. Alexis Pedereaux-Weekes , M.S., ’17, of Lake Worth, Florida, is the founder and SEO of CaribTel Net- work Group, Inc., and the chapter president for Information Systems Audit and Control Association South Florida, which has a mem- bership of 980. Roxana Ross , Ed.D., ’17, of Parkland, Florida, is the director of TRED Operations and Proposal Development at Nova Southeastern University. Share your news with us. The NSU Alumni Association wants to know what you’ve been up to. Share achievements and milestones in your career, with your family, and any personal and community pursuits. To send in your news, visit nova.edu/alumni and click on the “Share’’ link on the left. Update alumni records or email addresses by sending a note to nova.edu/alumni . We can’t wait to hear from you. 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