Angela Poppe Ries


The Daily Record selected Angela Poppe Ries, M.D., president of the medical staff at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, to receive the 2015 Leading Women award.


The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of business and legal professionals and a representative of The Daily Record selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.


“Dr. Poppe Ries has been a dynamic leader in our Harford County community for several years. We’ve known for a long time that she is a leading woman in health care,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. “We are proud of Dr. Poppe Ries for being honored by The Daily Record as one of this year’s Leading Women.”


Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education and career history, examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations, volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations, awards and honors, professional accomplishments, and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.


            “Leading Women honorees are climbing the career ladder and also balancing home, work, mentoring, education and community commitments,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are Maryland’s future, and The Daily Record is proud to recognize their accomplishments as they become leaders in their fields and in their communities.”


The 2015 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 7 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 8 issue of The Daily Record and available online at


Sponsors of The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women awards include Presenting Sponsor Chimes; Reception Sponsor Gorfine Schiller Gardyn; and Visionary Sponsors Epsilon Registration and VPC, Inc.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women awards, visit


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The Daily Record also honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events:  Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women.


2015 Leading Women Honorees


Lauren B. Ades, Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Danielle G. Alderson, Chick-fil-A

Jamie Watt Arnold, Profiles, Inc.

Caryn Corinthia Maxine Aslan, Job Opportunities Task Force

Julia K. Baez, Family League of Baltimore

Nina Basu, Basu Law Firm, LLC

Walakewon Blegay, District of Columbia Nurses Association

Tiara Booker-Dwyer, Maryland State Department of Education

Christina Bradley, Parks & People Foundation

Nicole Michelle Brown, Social Security Administration

Taren N. Butcher, Allegis Group, Inc.

Tisa Silver Canady, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Nona O. Carroll, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

Dion Cartwright, Baltimore Community Foundation

Courtney Cass, Teach for America Baltimore

Tiffani S. Collins, Collins Legal Group, LLC

Evelyn Lombardo Cusson, Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Julia Di Bussolo, Arts Every Day

Jessica Fitzwater, Frederick County Council & Frederick County Public Schools

Coty Warn Forno, Mountain City Center for the Arts, LLC

Ami D. Gadhia, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Hannah Garagiola, Alexander & Cleaver

Vanessa Geffrard, Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Robyn Christine Gilden, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Marie L. Grant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Amber Green, BithGroup Technologies Inc.

Natalie L. Grossman, Bar Association of Baltimore City – Senior Legal Services

Larissa Johnson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Maryland Department of the Environment

Erica Joseph, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Evelyn B. Kelly, Institute for Public Health Innovation

Erin Kopelman, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Deepti A. Kulkarni, Sidley Austin LLP

Rachael Lighty, Laureate International

Sarah Long, Business Volunteers Maryland

Marjorie Manne, Citibank, NA

Myshala E. Middleton, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Erin Christen Miller, Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann LLP

Bernice Mireku-North, Law Office of Aileen Oliver

Carla N. Murphy, Esq., Duane Morris LLP

Pamela C. Overbay, Harford Community Action Agency

Ashley Pressman, Jewish Volunteer Connection

Angela Poppe Ries, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Melanie Santiago-Mosier, SunEdison

Melanie Shapiro, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Nora Shettel, Legg Mason

Jamie Shopland, Frederick County Council

Letitia F. Silas, Esq., Jackson Lewis PC

Laurie M. Wasserman, Tydings & Rosenberg LLP

Kita Williams, Atikal Foundation

Ericka L. Gray Wylie, MBA, Northwest Hospital (LifeBridge Health)

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