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22 Faculty and Staff Selected for the 2018-2020 Laura Johnson Leaders Program


Posted 11/27/2018
Submitted by Dina Morris
Category: Campus Announcements
Laura Johnson Leaders at their November 2 workshop. Pictured (left to right, back row): Mari Skarp-Bogli, Tricia Prokop, Samantha, Goemans, Aime Levesque, Susan Cardillo, Jennifer Carr, Elizabeth Gregonis, Nicole Kurker-Stewart, Jesele Paragone, Jennifer Olson; (middle row): Kristamarie Pratt, Karla Loya-Suarez, Fallon Roberson-Roby, Sandra Saavedra, Kelly Anderson, Hwayeon Ryu, and Liza McMahon; (front row): Christina Lapierre, Margaret Tarampi, Rebecca Townsend, Stacie Wentz, Zuleymie Rodrigue

Laura Johnson Leaders at their November 2 workshop. Pictured (left to right, back row): Mari Skarp-Bogli, Tricia Prokop, Samantha, Goemans, Aime Levesque, Susan Cardillo, Jennifer Carr, Elizabeth Gregonis, Nicole Kurker-Stewart, Jesele Paragone, Jennifer Olson; (middle row): Kristamarie Pratt, Karla Loya-Suarez, Fallon Roberson-Roby, Sandra Saavedra, Kelly Anderson, Hwayeon Ryu, and Liza McMahon; (front row): Christina Lapierre, Margaret Tarampi, Rebecca Townsend, Stacie Wentz, Zuleymie Rodrigue

The Women’s Advancement Initiative is proud to announce the 22 faculty and staff from across the University that have been selected to participate in the 2018-2020 cohort of the Laura Johnson Leaders Program which began on October 5.

Since 2008, more than 112 women faculty and staff have participated in this innovative leadership development program. In its inclusion of faculty and staff together, this popular program succeeds in not only building leadership and professional development, but also in fostering greater community on campus. Continuing the legacy of Hartford College for Women, this program was named for Laura Johnson, a former Dean and President of Hartford College for Women, who personified leadership and instilled confidence in the many Hartford College for Women students whose lives she touched. During her 30+ year career at the College, Miss Johnson established it as a place for “women who wanted to learn and teachers who loved to teach.”

Participants in the program, benefit from an innovative leadership training program, networking, engagement in a campus or personal development project, and exposure to higher level decision making within the University and beyond. Participation is free thanks to the generosity of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s donors – a community of women and men who believe that advancing women’s potential is a personal and collective priority.  These donors include faculty, staff, and students who have benefited from one of The Women’s Advancement Initiative’s programs, including many Laura Johnson alumnae.

2018-2020 Laura Johnson Leaders

Kelly Anderson, Assistant to the Dean, Hillyer College
Susan Cardillo, Assistant Professor of Communications, A&S
Jennifer Carr, Donor Stewardship Coordinator, Office of Institutional Advancement
Samantha Goemans, Development Associate, Office of Institutional Advancement
Elizabeth Gregonis, Assistant Director, Student Financial Assistance
Nicole Kurker-Stewart, Director, International Center
Christina Lapierre, Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Aime Levesque, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Biology, A&S
Karla Loya-Suarez, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, ENHP
Liza McMahon, Nursing Faculty and Program Analyst, ENHP
Jennifer Olson, Technical Services Librarian, Allen Library
Jesele Paragone, Marketing Communications Manager, Hartford Art School
Kristamarie Pratt, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, ENHP
Tricia Prokop, Assistant Professor Physical Therapy, ENHP
Fallon Roberson-Roby, Business & Scheduling Services Administrator, Student Centers Administration
Zuleymie Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Student Financial Assistance
Hwayeon Ryu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, A&S
Sandra Saavedra, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, ENHP
Mari Skarp-Bogli, Adjunct Faculty of Art History, Hartford Art School
Margaret Tarampi, Assistant Professor of Psychology, A&S
Rebecca Townsend, Assistant Professor of Communication, Hillyer College
Stacie Wentz, Head Coach of Cross Country and Track & Feld, Hartford Hawks Athletics

Laura Johnson Leaders at their November 2 workshop. Pictured (left to right, back row): Mari Skarp-Bogli, Tricia Prokop, Samantha, Goemans, Aime Levesque, Susan Cardillo, Jennifer Carr, Elizabeth Gregonis, Nicole Kurker-Stewart, Jesele Paragone, Jennifer Olson; (middle row): Kristamarie Pratt, Karla Loya-Suarez, Fallon Roberson-Roby, Sandra Saavedra, Kelly Anderson, Hwayeon Ryu, and Liza McMahon; (front row): Christina Lapierre, Margaret Tarampi, Rebecca Townsend, Stacie Wentz, Zuleymie Rodrigue

Laura Johnson Leaders at their November 2 workshop. Pictured (left to right, back row): Mari Skarp-Bogli, Tricia Prokop, Samantha, Goemans, Aime Levesque, Susan Cardillo, Jennifer Carr, Elizabeth Gregonis, Nicole Kurker-Stewart, Jesele Paragone, Jennifer Olson; (middle row): Kristamarie Pratt, Karla Loya-Suarez, Fallon Roberson-Roby, Sandra Saavedra, Kelly Anderson, Hwayeon Ryu, and Liza McMahon; (front row): Christina Lapierre, Margaret Tarampi, Rebecca Townsend, Stacie Wentz, Zuleymie Rodrigue