Class Notes: 2010s

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Patricia A. Browne (MBA ’10; Certificate in Leadership Development ’07) was recently named president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based National Children’s Center, one of the region’s largest care providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She previously served as the organization’s chief operating officer and was a past board member. Browne succeeds Jesse Chancellor who will retire on February 17, 2017.

Dan Dickinson (BS, Business and Management, ’10) was recently promoted to a position as a manager at Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd. He has been with the company for 13 years.

Nigel Assam (MS, Marketing ’11) is a Realtor with the Bordon Team of Keller Williams Integrity, in Ellicott City, Maryland. He writes: “After working for several years in marketing in jobs that were real estaterelated, as well as working with home remodelers, I discovered that my passion lay in real estate.”

Steven Brooks (MBA ’11) was named an expert consultant by NDA Partners, a Virginia-based strategy consulting firm specializing in expert product development and regulatory advice to the medical products industry and associated service industries such as law firms, investment funds, and government research agencies. Previously he was a medical officer in the Peripheral Vascular Device Branch of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Device Evaluation.

Hassan Tetteh (MBA, ’11) recently spoke at the Washington, D.C., campus of the Carey Business School on the potential rewards of risk taking, in the “MotivateU” series of presentations held regularly at Carey.

Claudia Bellony-Atanga (MBA ’12), an economic research specialist with the Charles County, Maryland, government, was nominated as a Changemaker at the 2016 White House United State of Women Summit, and for a Women Trailblazer award by the Charles County Commission for Women. She also serves as both the first African-American and female chair of the Charles County Public Library system, and as co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Women in Business Affinity Group, which coordinated a conference at the Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C., in March.

Marc Neufcourt (MBA ’12) recently announced the launch of NeuStrat&PM in Silver Spring, Maryland, a firm that aims to provide comprehensive services in project and program management, project portfolio management, process improvement, strategy formulation, and strategic planning.

Mark Schreiber (MBA ’12) joined Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in October 2016 and serves as chief operating officer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, has raised over $140 million for efforts to battle childhood cancer and has funded more than 690 research grants since its founding.

Graig Norden (MS, Marketing ’13) is president of Freewheel Marketing in San Francisco, California. A study he wrote about registered investment advisors was covered last December in the monthly magazine Financial Advisor.

Jennifer Parisien (MS, Finance ’13) is director of resource development for the Native American Finance Officers Association in Washington, D.C. She writes: “As a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, my culture has always been important to me. My JHU degree has allowed me to use my knowledge in finance to better my people. I have led policy research projects and advocacy efforts on legislative issues and regulatory changes that have an economic impact on tribal governments. I have co-authored a publication, Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises, that addresses the unique operating environment of a tribal government.”

Andrew Rosti (MS, Real Estate ’13) is an associate with Grubb Properties in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mitchell D. Winans (MBA ’13) was recently hired as a special assistant in the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.

Chen Yan (MS, Finance ’13) has been promoted to product manager at the online retailer Global Dental Shop and will lead the organization in developing digital workflow solutions for oral surgeons.

Salman Ali (MS, Information Systems ’14) was recently named a managing director in KPMG’s advisory services practice, focusing on governance risk and compliance (GRC) and risk transformation. He leads KPMG’s GRC Global Center of Excellence. Ali also is a member of the board of directors of the Downtown Sailing Center, a nonprofit sailing center in Baltimore that provides programs that promote self-esteem and teamwork through the joy of sailing, especially for youths, persons with disabilities, and others with limited opportunity.

Katherine Pinkard (MBA ’14) is president of Pinkard Properties in Towson, Maryland. Her news: “Busy with several commercial real estate development projects in and around Baltimore City, and love calling on and working with my fellow Carey alums, such as Bethany McEvoy (Masters in Real Estate). Currently serve as chair of the board of the American Red Cross in Baltimore. Currently serve as chair of the board of JHU’s own Homewood Museum.”

Cagla Buyukkoc (MS, Health Care Management ’15) is a medical assistant at the Children’s Health Center. After earning her Johns Hopkins degree, she worked for a year at the Baltimore City Health Department, training Baltimore residents on how to administer naloxone in case of an opiate overdose. She will be attending medical school in the fall, with the goal of working for Doctors Without Borders.

Ricardo Martínez Pumarejo (MS, Finance ’15) was recently hired as a professor of finance at the Ana G. Méndez University System’s Capital Area Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. He teaches undergraduate and graduate business courses, and all classes are taught in a bilingual format that requires professors to be specialists in their field and fully bilingual.

Obafemi Ayanbadejo (MBA ’16) is vice president of business and strategic development of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.

Luyao Jiang (MS, Finance ’16) joined the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Marcus Corporation in September 2016 as a financial analyst and supports the capital and development teams, including the underwriting team (of which the analyst is a member) in a wide range of analytical activities. She has been collaborating with financial, operational, and legal team members within Marcus to coordinate the underwriting, aggregating data across multiple outside sources and systems.

Alex Laperouse (MS, Real Estate and Infrastructure ’16) was promoted to senior financial analyst at Greenberg Gibbons, a developer in the mid-Atlantic region. His role involves underwriting and evaluating all new acquisitions, including redevelopment and development projects. He also forecasts property performance, monitors and evaluates loans, and prepares materials for lenders, investors, and partners. Before joining the company, he worked in multiple management roles for seafood company Paul Piazza and Son, Inc., and cold storage company NOCS, Inc. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Edward Meekins (MBA ’16) is an associate in the Maryland office of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supports the firm’s cybersecurity and military intelligence practices and is a member of the pricing organization. He represents engagements exceeding $100 million and consults in proposal development, cost estimation, pricing analytics, compliance, and risk mitigation. He is an active member of the Carey alumni contingent, and in February 2017 he was selected as a student engagement lead to promote job placement for current students.

Gregory Petrossian (MS, Health Care Management ’16) is an associate consultant with Highmark Health Solutions, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He reports: “I successfully managed the migration of ~1.4 million members to our enterprise health solution platform by leading client work sessions, innovating role responsibilities, and producing deliverables that aided in the management of inbound enrollment project work.”

Spencer Twigg (MS, Health Care Management ’16) is an administrative specialist in the 420-bed Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, South Carolina, learning the financial management and operations of the service lines typically found in an acute care hospital.

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