Kelley (Leahy) Hill ’80 (CAHNR) ’94 MS
Kelley (Leahy) Hill ’80 (CAHNR) ’94 MS is the Head of Global Medical Writing at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with rare and ultra-rare disorders. Her early career included 17 years as the Manager of Biology Lab Services at UConn Storrs. After completion of an MS in Pharm/Tox, she shifted career focus to bench research and drug development project management in several biotech and pharma companies that has matured to her current role, leading clinical writing efforts to support drug development from first-in-human to life cycle management of marketed products. She is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and also supports the Open Door food bank that serves Cape Ann (Massachusetts) communities.
Sharon (Healy) Yang ’95 Ph.D
Sharon (Healy) Yang ’95 Ph.D had two works published int 2016/17. In 2016, she co-edited and contributed to the academic collection of essays “Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties” (Palgrave), with Kathleen Healey ’85 (CLAS) ’88 MA. She also published the sequel to her first novel, “Bait and Switch”, in 2017, “Letter from a Dead Man” (TouchPoint Press), another mystery in the noir mode.
Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD
Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD has published 12 books under her imprint of QueenBeeEdit, through her editing and publishing service (see www.queenbeeedit.com). The work includes: a 3-novel dystopian series on human overpopulation and ecosystems collapse entitled Nae-Née; 2 allegorical studies, which look at the economic meltdown of 2008 in The Book of Thieves, and another on the legal, scientific, and political challenges surrounding honeybee colony collapse disorder in The Bear Guarding the Beehive; travelogues about Kuwait and Hawaiʻi; short stories, and, most recently, a children’s book about a cat in war-torn Kuwait who saved a group of soldiers from a bomb, entitled Scheherazade Cat – T\he Story of a War Hero.
Paul Valenti ’90 (CLAS)
Paul Valenti ’90 (CLAS), Director of Human Rights for Pinellas County, Fla., was elected as Member of the Board and Southern Region Representative to the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) at its annual conference in Seattle in September. As Southern Region Representative, he represents state and local civil and human rights law enforcement agencies in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia which are IAOHRA members.
Rob Carolla ’94 (CLAS)
Rob Carolla ’94 (CLAS) has been named Director of Communications for the College Football 150th Anniversary celebration. He has over 20 years of administrative experience working in collegiate sports and currently serves as President of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) – the national organization of strategic communicators for college athletics.
David Watts ’96 (CLAS)
David Watts ’96 (CLAS) was recently elected to a three year term as President of the Board of Directors at David’s House in Lebanon, N.H. David’s House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Yvette Williams ’95 (CLAS)
Yvette Williams ’95 (CLAS) recently launched her freelance writing business and is open for clients! She specializes in copy-editing, proofreading, transcribing, and blog writing. Please visit www.theesteemedscribe.com for information about her services and contact her at email@example.com for additional information.
Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA
Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA, owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes women-owned small business owners who exhibit outstanding innovation and/or performance on a key contract that will significantly bolster their ability to secure future opportunities. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017. JLA Group (www.jlausa.com) provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services such as strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development to Government clients and commercial industries.
Dan Thomas ’90 (CLAS)
Dan Thomas ’90 (CLAS) is an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He recently completed a two-year detail as lead counsel to the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. In that position he was responsible for legal advice on all human spaceflight matters, including missions to the International Space Station, development of commercial crew vehicles with Boeing and SpaceX, astronaut programs, and future missions to Mars. Dan is also a reserve JAG in the United States Air Force. He is currently assigned to the Pentagon as a Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.