Dr. Joan Tilghman among Daily Records 2017 Top 100 Women of Maryland

Published Thursday, April 06th, 2017

A record number of 435 women were nominated this year.

Dr. Joan Tilghman, associate dean and chairperson for the Helene Fuld School of Nursing has been named to the Daily Records 2017 Top 100 Women of Maryland.

Dr. Tilghman joined Coppin State University in 2004 as a part time faculty member in the College of Health Professions.  Since that time, she has become a force behind many of the “progressive changes” within the college, including the inception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the first doctoral program offered by the university.

For her part, Dr. Tilghman believes that “rigor, scholarliness, and attention to detail are requisites for the success of any academic program.”  She also notes that the support and confidence of the school’s dean, Dr. Tracey L. Murray makes innovation and diversity in nursing healthcare possible.

In addition to a long and progressive career in nursing education, Dr. Tilghman routinely conveys to her students the “myriad of opportunities” a career in nursing offers.

Dr. Tilghman has served as a Middle States site visitor, Principal Investigator for research grants and an Associate Dean for Nursing.

The announcement as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women is recognition for the decades of work and commitment to student success. There was a record number of 435 women nominated this year.

“Maryland’s Top 100 Women have achieved amazing accomplishments in their careers, but to be honored as a Top 100 Woman requires more than just career success,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “She must be an exemplary citizen, committed to her community, creating change and growing the next generation of leaders through active mentoring. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize these leaders.”

The complete list of 2017 Top 100 Women of Maryland winners are below.  

Katie Allston, LCSW-C

Executive Director

Marian House, Inc.

 

Amy E. Askew

Principal

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

 

Debra Reznick Attman

Realtor

Long and Foster Real Estate

 

Mythili “Lee” Bachu

President/CEO

United Retirement Plan Consultants
and MGA Consultants, Inc.

 

Zoa D. Barnes

Partner

Hill, Barnes & McInerney, LLC

 

Angie Barnett

President/CEO

Better Business Bureau Serving Greater MD

 

Walakewon Blegay

Staff Attorney

DC Nurses Association

 

Dr. Mary Way Bolt

President

Cecil College

 

Tammy Brumwell Bresnahan

Director of Advocacy

AARP

 

Rev. Lettie Moses Carr, Esq.

Chaplain

Maryland Correctional Institution for Women/First Baptist Church of Glenarden

 

Nona Carroll

State Program Director

Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

 

Karen S. Cherry

Vice President, Office Leasing

The Howard Hughes Corporation

 

Tina M. Corner

Founder

LXCouncil  (Leader Exchange Council)

 

Corryne Deliberto

Executive Director

Community Law in Action (CLIA)

 

Cari DeSantis

President/CEO

Melwood

 

Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Esq., CFRE

Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 

Margaret Dunkle

Chair

Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force

 

Lynette Maria Entzian

Vice President

LLF, Inc.

 

Kirsten M. Eriksson

Principal

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

 

Christine Espenshade

Managing Director, Capital Markets

JLL

 

Hon. Deborah Sweet Eyler

Maryland Court of Special Appeals

 

Susan Finlayson

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mercy Medical Center

 

Christina Fitts

President

Arrise Consulting Enterprise, LLC

 

Barbara Gassaway

President/CEO

The Research Group &
Observation Baltimore

 

Julie Gaver

Owner

Julie Gaver Training & Development

 

Elizabeth A Green, Esq.

Member

Pessin Katz Law

 

Dominica Groom

Senior Director, Global Sustainability
& Supplier Diversity

Marriott International, Inc.

 

Susan M. Hahn

Founder/President

HobbleJog Foundation
and Swan Consulting Group, Inc.

 

Jackie Harris

President/CEO

Integrace

 

Zaneilia Harris

President

Harris and Harris Wealth
Management Group

 

Nicole L. Harrison, M. Ed., M.S.

Special Education Transition Support

Montgomery County Public School System

and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

 

Del. Anne Healey

Maryland House of Delegates

 

Hon. Wanda Keyes Heard

Circuit Court for Baltimore City

 

Beth Hehir

Vice President, Business Banking

M&T Bank

 

Lt. Col. Laura L. Herman

Chief, Support Services Bureau

Maryland State Police

 

Rev. Debra Hickman

President/CEO

Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc. (STAR)

 

Tina Hike-Hubbard

Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic

Enterprise Community Partners

 

Kristine K. Howanski

Attorney

Howanski, Meadows & Erdman

 

MaryBeth Hyland

Founder/Chief Visionary

SparkVision

 

Tracy Imm

Director, Public Affairs

Maryland Insurance Administration

Ngozi Irondi- Azubike

Executive Vice President

OBAN Corporation

 

D’Ana E. Johnson

Senior Counsel

Bonner Kiernan Trebach Crociata, LLP

 

Dr. Rita Rastogi Kalyani

Associate Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Dr. Shohreh A. Kaynama

Dean

Towson University College of Business
& Economics

 

Marguerite O. Kelley

Vice President of Philanthropy

Sheppard Pratt Health System

 

Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum

Managing Partner

Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP

 

Bonnie Krosin

Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley

 

Sharon Kroupa

Partner

Venable LLP

 

Bonnie N. Luna

Chairman

The Magi Fund, Inc.

 

Ganesha Martin

Chief, Department of Justice Compliance &
Accountability and External Affairs

Baltimore Police Department

 

Robin McKinney

Director

Maryland CASH Campaign

 

Jennifer Meyer

CEO

Betamore

 

Karen C. Miller

Executive Vice President/CFO/COO

John Templeton Foundation

 

Robin Motter-Mast, D.O.

Medical Director of Primary Care
Department Chairman of Family Medicine

GBMC

 

Kathleen M. Murphy

President/CEO

Maryland Bankers Association

 

Hon. Karen Murphy Jensen

Senior Judge

Maryland Judiciary

 

Martha Nathanson

Vice President, Government Relations

and Community Development

LifeBridge Health

 

Candace Breland Osunsade

SVP, Chief Administrative Officer

National Aquarium

 

Cecilia B. Paizs

Mediator/Attorney

The Mediation Center/SIEGELLAW

 

Del. Edith J. Patterson

Maryland House of Delegates

 

Katherine Pinkard

President

Pinkard Properties

 

June A. Poole

Vice President/Treasurer

Harford Mutual Insurance Company

 

Cynthia Blake Sanders

Attorney

Baker Donelson

 

Ronnie Lapinsky Sax

Senior Portfolio Management Director

Morgan Stanley

 

Dr. Kim Schatzel

President

Towson University

 

Marianne Schmitt Hellauer

Partner

DLA Piper

 

Nichelle D. Schoultz

Office of Rep. Anthony Brown

 

Stephanie L. Shack

Senior Vice President/Associate General Counsel

Corporate Office Properties Trust

 

Indira K. Sharma

Special Counsel

Saul Ewing LLP

 

Michele A Shermak, MD, FACS

Surgeon/Owner

The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland

 

Jane Frankel Sims

Founder/Managing Attorney

Frankel Sims Law

 

Michelle Daugherty Siri

Executive Director

The Women’s Law Center of Maryland

 

Angela H. Spencer

Counselor

Frederick County Government

 

Denise A Sullivan

Principal

Urban Green Environmental, LLC

 

Courtney A. Thomas

Executive Director

Allegany County Human Resources
Development Commission, Inc.

 

Faith Thomas

Senior Vice President/General Counsel

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

 

Sherita Thomas

Manager, T. Rowe Price Foundation

  1. Rowe Price

 

Dr. Joan Tilghman

Chairperson, DNP Program

Helene Fuld School of Nursing

Coppin State University

 

Salli J. Ward

President

Wonderful Wardrobes

 

  1. Courtney Watson

Vice President

Rossmann-Hurt Hoffman

 

Dana Weckesser

CEO/Founder

Global Health Partnerships Consulting

 

Laura E Weeldreyer

Chief Program Officer

Talent Development Secondary,

Johns Hopkins University

 

Elizabeth Weglein

CEO

Elizabeth Cooney Care Network

 

Dr. Leana Wen

Health Commissioner

Baltimore City Health Department

 

Alicia Lynn Wilson

Vice President of Community Affairs/Legal Advisor

Sagamore Development Company

 

Sky Woodward

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

 

Michelle Wright

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

 

Dr. Marylou Yam

President

Notre Dame of Maryland University

 

Julianne S. Zimmer

Founder/ President

ReLove Animals, Inc.

 

Circle of Excellence:

Alison Gates Brown

Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer

University of Maryland Medical System

 

Carol Coughlin

Founder/CEO

Bottomline Growth Strategies, Inc.

 

Mary Hastler

CEO

Harford County Public Library

 

Maria Johnson Darby

Director of Development
& External Relations

Keswick

 

Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan

Maryland State Senate

 

Hon. Nicole Pastore-Klein

Judge

Baltimore City District Court

 

Joan Webb Scornaienchi

Executive Director

HC DrugFree

 

Terry D. Sherman Ralston

Founder/President/CEO

Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals, Inc.

 

Bonnie B. Stein

President/CEO

Jemma Financial Services

Jemma Everyday

 

Karen T. Syrylo

CPA/Owner

Karen T. Syrylo, CPA

 

Michele Bresnick Walsh

Member

Gordon Feinblatt LLC