Alumnae of the Year

2022 Alumna of the Year

Side by side pictures of Mary Ellen '72, Maryvale's 2022 Alumna of the Year, today and in high school.

We are proud to announce that Mary Ellen Gallagher Barthelme, Class of 1972, has been named Maryvale's Alumna of the Year for 2022.

Mary Ellen Gallagher Barthelme came to Maryvale as a ninth grader when the school was only 23 years old. A natural leader, Mary Ellen was involved in student government culminating in the position of Student Council President her senior year. 

After graduating from Maryvale in 1972, Mary Ellen studied History and English at Hollins University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. A highlight of her college experience was a stint as an intern on Capitol Hill in the office of Senator John Tunney of California. Although Mary Ellen was not interested in a political career for herself, she has worked on several campaigns as a volunteer.

After college, Mary Ellen jumped into her lifelong career as a banker. She started as a teller at the Mercantile Bank in 1976 and progressed to the level of vice-president. Interestingly, the bulk of Mary Ellen’s experience involved “startup” banking institutions. She was a vice president at Bank of Maryland, senior vice president at Bay National, followed by vice president of Blue Ridge Bank before retiring in 2014.

Mary Ellen has had an enormous impact on the Baltimore community, previously serving on the boards of the GBMC Foundation, Gallagher Services, Mission Helpers of Central Maryland and the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland. Significantly, she was on the ground floor of the establishment of the One Love Foundation where she was co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic One Love Region.

In 2012 Mary Ellen became a member of the Maryvale Board of Trustees. She served as board chair for three years, most critically during the challenging years of running a school throughout a global pandemic.

Mary Ellen has indeed given so generously of her time, talent and treasure to Maryvale. She is a great advocate and a wonderful friend. Congratulations to Mary Ellen Gallagher Barthelme '72, Maryvale's Alumna of the Year for 2022!

2021 Alumna of the Year

We are proud to announce that Sherry Pudloski '85 has been named Maryvale's Alumna of the Year for 2021. Congratulations to Sherry on this well-deserved honor! The Alumnae Association, along with the entire school community, is so grateful for Sherry's years of tireless service to Maryvale!

An accomplished senior corporate executive, Sherry is an expert in strategic communications, and currently serves as Principal Consultant at SNP Communications, LLC. Known for her expertise in crisis communications, branding, healthcare policy and corporate social responsibility, Sherry has held communications leadership positions for both national and global companies. As a strategic communications expert, Sherry was a guiding light for Maryvale's marketing, communications, rebranding and strategic planning efforts. As a member of our Board of Trustees, a philanthropist and a loyal alum, Sherry has been a graduation speaker at Maryvale and has hosted regional alumnae gatherings in New York. She enthusiastically shares her gifts in every way and is a shining example of what it means to learn, lead and succeed. It is our honor to honor her! 

2020 Alumnae of the Year

In 2020, Maryvale alumnae who serve as medical/healthcare professionals were named our 2020 Alumnae of the Year! We were humbled by the tireless efforts of the medical profession during this most extraordinary time. And we can think of no better way to express our gratitude and publicly recognize you for your brave service to the community. It is our honor to honor you!

Alexandra Bauernschub Baila '06 - Registered Nurse

Michelle Beach '86 - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Kirsten LoGrande Beeson '08 - OB/GYN Resident

Maura Doyle Belden '97 - Assistant Director of Transplant Nursing

Carole Ringgold Blakeley '72 - Nurse Manager

Amanda Bochniak '13 - Pediatric ICU Nurse

Melissa Brooks '05 - Physician Assistant

Cecelia Brown '08 - Midwife/Nurse

Kate Browne '11 – OB/GYN Resident

Meghan Burton '13 – Registered Nurse, NICU

Elaina Cain '17 - Nurse

Allison Carroll '14 - Registered Nurse

Caitlin Daniels Ceryes ‘05 - RN, BSN, MPH

Ashley Coleman '04 - Registered Nurse, Mental Health

Caroline R. Connolly ’69 – Registered Nurse

Colleen Cook '14 - Registered Nurse

Kalee Corraine '19 - Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician

Jenalee Coster '04 - Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Laura Rosenthal Cox '07 - Family Nurse Practitioner

Kokab Darbandi '98 - Internist & Pediatrician

Veronica Deza '87 – Physician, Geriatric & Community Medicine

Angela DeVincentis DiBlasi '73 - Emergency Room

Sarah Dunbar '07 - Physical Therapist

Claire Eberhardt '07 - Clinical Social Worker

Hannah Entwistle '07 - Senior Clinical Nurse II

Lauren Federline '11 - Nurse

Lauren Fischer '08 - Registered Nurse

Rosanne G. Frost ’70 - Pathologist

Ashley Gast '11 - Physical Therapist

Brooke Gast '14 - Nurse Clinician II, ICU

Heather Roberts Gerken '04 - Physician Assistant, Emergency Room

Melissa Cascio Grzybowski '10 - Registered Nurse

Meghan Haley Halvorsen '05 - Medical Technologist

Robin Heese '07 - Registered Nurse

Amber Franklin Heinlein '14 - Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Sherrie Hoffman '72 - Technical Specialist

Corinne Howe '11 - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kennedy Hunke '15 - NICU Nurse

Kristen King '11 - RN

Jessica King '14 - RN

Cerise Kleb '10 - Internal Medicine Resident

Nikole Koszarycz '13 - Pediatric ICU Nurse

Carin Kottraba '94 - Vice President of Behavioral Health

Mary Anne Hunt Kowzan '73 - Registered Nurse

Samantha Kozloski '13 - Nurse

Emily Bauer Lee '03 - Administrator, Imaging Services

Rachel Leyko '01 - Director of Insurance Operations

Christina Fusting Lippenholz '96 - Medical ICU Nurse

Kathleen Tewey Mahoney '08 - Nurse Practitioner

Megan Roberts Mangione '09 - ICU Nurse Clinician

Annie McCoach '12 - Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician

Katherine Masaschi Melito '88 - Neonatal ICU Nurse

Jessica Miciche '08 - Registered Nurse, Charge Nurse

Mary Hurdle Mitcherling '90 - Infection Control Nurse, OR

Beth Moag '73 - Nurse

Elizabeth Moriconi '11 - Registered Nurse

Samantha Moriconi '14 - Nurse

Lauren Ellison Nawrocki '02 - Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Elyse Nickell '01 - ICU Nurse

Julia Noel '15 - Registered Nurse

Victoria Notarangelo '08 - Social Worker

Rachel Otto '08 - Nurse Practitioner

Yvonne Roberts '83 - Medical Technologist, Microbiology

Jan Dippel Rowley '68 - Registered Nurse, Neonatal ICU

Angela Rzepecki '94 - Case Management Nurse

Jenny Mayer Saccenti '87 - Hospice Social Worker

Emma Sexton '08 - Nurse

Margaret Sexton '05 - Primary Care Nurse Practitioner for Adult/Geriatrics

Annu Sharma '01 - Physiatrist

Gallie Shugarman '10 – Registered Nurse

Jessica Simermeyer '09 - Occupational Therapist

Madeline Sample Sliwka '09 - Registered Nurse IV

Anne Marie Welzant Smouse '85 - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kathleen Quick Spada '06 - Registered Nurse

Sophia Thomas '09 - Nurse

Amy Gelazela Valle '89 - Physician Assistant

Paige Ibello Venker '06 - Registered Nurse

Caroline Vikell '14 - Registered Nurse

Nancy Ringgold Walker ’73 - Registered Nurse and Professor of Nursing

Carol Anne Wey Weber '73 - Clinical Supervisor for Triage Team

Elizabeth Johnson Weicht '84 - Physician

Carey Baxter Weisberg '04 - Optical Engineer

Lyndsey Williams '06 - OB/GYN Social Worker

Emily Wood '11 - Pharmacist

Kaylin Ziemba '12 - Infusion Registered Nurse Case Manager

Becky Harris Zimmerman ’05 - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Zito '11 - Registered Nurse

Jennifer Kujawa Zinderman '89 - Pediatrician

Candace Zorn '01 - Dentist

Message from Emily Bauer Lee '03

Message from Blair Boehm Dicriscio '01



2019 Alumna of the Year: Elizabeth Macsherry Moag '79

Maryvale Alumna of the Year - Liz Moag

Patty Macsherry Pontier '75, Francie Shehan Macsherry '51, Alumna of the Year Elizabeth "Liz" Macsherry Moag '79 and Tony Moag, former board chair (from left to right)

Alumna of the Year Award Recipients

1991 Catherine Vitrano Kellermann ’73 and Kathalee Malon O’Conor ’68

1992 Jane Bracken Mace ’65

1993 Patricia J. Mitchell ’65

1994 Tracy Bagli Hooper ’73

1995 Marion Connolly ’68 and Patricia M. C. Brown ’78

2000 Maureen Keelty Suelau ’72 and Julia McNeal Smith ’78

2001 Bronwyn Byron ’73

2002 Marci Prosser Reihart ’73

2003 Cindy Davis ’82

2004 Hon. Patricia Shimanek Pytash ’58

2005 Jean Bell Hessenauer ’66

2006 Mary Ellen Rector Fise ’74

2007 Mary Lochboehler Kilbourne ’57

2008 Kim Goldsmith McCain ’71

2009 Dolly Wells Mersinger ’67

2010 Elizabeth Lerch Visconage ’74

2011 Mary Teresa Smith Cook ’69

2012 Mary Catherine Bunting ’55

2013 Karen Geckle Moritz ’81

2014 Erin Stewart Howland ’89

2015 Heather Klink ’84

2016 Abigail Adams Brigstocke ’86

2017 Catherine Cochran Peddy ’62

2018 Sr. Catherine Phelps, SNDdeN '49

2019 Elizabeth Macsherry Moag '79

2020 Active, frontline medical professionals

2021 Sherry Pudloski ’85