Guest Speakers

Throughout the year, schoolwide assemblies and class presentations showcasing alumnae, business and community leaders allow Maryvale students to hear firsthand how role models developed their own leadership styles, forged their educational and career paths as well as addressed organizational challenges.

The following female leaders met with Maryvale students in November 2019 at Johns Hopkins Hospital (L to R): Senam Okpattah ‘16, student, University of Maryland, College Park; Beth Hart ‘81, Information Technology Project Manager, Baltimore Police Department; Morgan Jenkins ‘11, Associate Manager, Digital Media Operations, National Basketball Association (NBA); Lauren Parker Kelly ‘02, Equity Business Analyst, T. Rowe Price; Megan McFarland, Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, who served as Project Manager for Maryvale's 2019 construction project; and Dr. Deborah Baker (Maryvale Parent ’13 and ’20), Senior Vice President of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Health Systems, and Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Recent guest speakers have included:

Vicki Brick, CEO, Brick Bodies

Haley Scott DeMaria, Author, Motivational Speaker; University of Notre Dame alumna
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Brenda Frese, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Maryland
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Heather Harvison ’89, Founder and Executive Director, Sisters Circle

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor; International Ballroom Dancer

Annette March-Grier, Founder and President, Roberta’s House; Top Ten CNN Hero

Imbolo Mbue, Award-Winning Novelist
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Nicole McFadyen, Head Groundskeeper, Baltimore Orioles

Laura Scott, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, McCormick & Co.

Alexandra von Paris, Founder and Owner, Route One Apparel





Contact the Director


Maryvale Leadership Institute Director Mary Ellen Rector Fise

Mary Ellen Rector Fise '74

Director of the Leadership Institute

410-308-8521

fisem@maryvale.com