The Daily Record Announces 2023 Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Pictured (middle): Dr. Theresa B. Felder, Harford Community College President, with (right) Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, Managing Director of The Daily Record.

The Daily Record has named Dr. Theresa B. Felder, President, Harford Community College, to its 2023 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Harford Community College Board of Trustees member Sharon Markley Schreiber, Greater Baltimore Committee, was also named to the prestigious list.

Maryland’s Top 100 Women was founded in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

Fourteen women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.

A panel of business and legal professionals, previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state, and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

In the first round of judging, more than 20 Circle of Excellence volunteers reviewed over 300 applications. They scored each application to assist The Daily Record in identifying 150 nominees to go forward to the final round of judging. During the final round, six previous Maryland’s Top 100 honorees reviewed each application packet closely and then met to discuss and finalize the 100 winners.

Dr. Felder serves as the 10th President of Harford Community College. Her focus is to provide access to higher education for all students. She is especially passionate about increasing the number of college graduates who are first-generation college attendees and those from low-income backgrounds, which was addressed in her doctoral dissertation. Dr. Felder came to Harford Community College from Clark State College in Springfield, Ohio, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Student Success. Prior to that appointment, she was the Vice President of Student Affairs, Administrative Dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus, the Academic Affairs Coordinator, a College Access Director, and a Workforce Development Coordinator. Dr. Felder is active in the Harford County community and serves on various nonprofit boards in Harford County, including the Harford Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Advisory Board, the Susquehanna Workforce Network, the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, the Greater Baltimore Committee, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the Harford Business Round Table for Education, and the Harford Leadership Academy Board of Directors. She completed a doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership at Northeastern University and holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Schreiber was appointed to the Harford Community College Board in 2020 as Councilmanic District B Representative. She is the chief operating officer of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Schreiber currently oversees the merger of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, where she was the former COO, with the GBC, bringing together the regional organizations to create a singular vision for how Baltimore will compete and thrive on regional, national, and global stages and the strategic role business will play. Schreiber has more than 12 years of experience in education, previously serving as Director of Education and Innovation for the Maryland Department of Commerce, Vice President for Public Affairs and Strategy at Stevenson University, and Special Assistant to the President at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Schreiber is a graduate of the Leadership Maryland (’21) and the Greater Baltimore Leadership (’11) programs, and a member of the Maryland Economic Development Association. She is an avid volunteer for nonprofits across the state, including executive leadership roles locally with the American Heart Association. Schreiber holds a BA degree (summa cum laude) in philosophy with a minor in communications from Notre Dame of Maryland University; she also attended Maryland Institute College of Art and Harford Community College. She completed the Harvard Management and Leadership in Education graduate program in 2013.

“The 2023 Maryland’s Top 100 Women are leading companies, creating change, breaking barriers and charting new territory. They are leaders who make a difference in their communities and also mentor and inspire future leaders toward success,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of The Daily Record/BridgeTower Media. “This year’s Circle of Excellence honorees are inspirational. They have been active, successful leaders in their professions and in their communities for many years and are also devoted to mentoring future generations. We at The Daily Record are honored to recognize these outstanding women.” 

Maryland’s Top 100 Women were honored at a reception and awards celebration on May 8 at The Lyric Baltimore, 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore.

Winners are profiled in a special magazine that was inserted into the May 9 issue of The Daily Record and is available online at

The Circle of Excellence Sponsor is GBMC Healthcare. The Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. An updated listing of sponsors maybe found at

About The Daily Record 

The Daily Record is a digital first, daily news media company focused on law, government and business at The Daily Record publishes a print edition on weekdays in addition to more than 25 special products a year in a variety of industries. The Daily Record hosts 11 annual events to recognize excellence and provide leadership opportunities. These events include Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Most Admired CEOs, Influential Marylanders, Health Care Heroes, Icon Honors and more. The Daily Record also facilitates webinars bringing local experts from the business community together to discuss current topics and trends. Its Digital Marketing Solutions helps customers with social media, search engine marketing and optimization, retargeting and email marketing among other services. The Daily Record, with 135 years of editorial excellence, is part of BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of B2B information, research, events and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.

2023 Maryland’s Top 100 Women

***Circle of Excellence Inductee

Sonia Alcántara-Antoine, Baltimore County Public Library

Dr. Birthale Archie, Bowie State University

Sue Ann Lewis Armitage, Armitage & Armitage P.A.

Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, Maryland General Assembly

Donyel G. Bacon, Department of Defense

Stephanie Bagley, SCB Management Solutions Inc.

Kathleen Bands, My Cleaning Service Inc.

Kara D. Beverly, Johns Hopkins University, Office of Institutional Equity

Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, University of Maryland

Christina Bolmarcich, Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

Kisha A. Brown, Esq., Justis Connection

Y’landa Burch, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland

Irina Burd, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Suzanne V. Burnett, Potter Burnett Law

*** Renay L. Butler,Renay Butler Inc.

Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, National Association of Social Workers

Judy A. Carbone, AAUW-Garrett Branch

Marly Cardona Moz, Baltimore City Department of Transportation

La Keita Carter, PsyD, Institute for Healing LLC

Rosiland “Roz” Cauthen, Baltimore School for the Arts

Heather Chapman, United Way of Central Maryland

Erika Strauss Chavarria, Columbia Community Care

***Karen S. Cherry, Prologis

Janet Currie, Bank of America

Cheryl DeBerry, Garrett County Department of Technology & Communications

Jill Donaldson, FACHE, MedStar Harbor Hospital

Holly Drumheller Butler, Miles & Stockbridge

Tracey A. DuBree, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Dr. Sam DuFlo, Indigo Physiotherapy

Ambassador Dr. Margaret Dureke, WETATi Academy Inc.

Olivia D. Farrow, Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital

Dr. Theresa B. Felder, Harford Community College

Jessica Fitzwater, Frederick County Government

Anna Gavin, Fireline Corporation

Stacie M. Gilmore, Bank of America

Carol Vandevoort Goodman, Mount Vernon Club

Leslie J. Graham, MSHA, Primary Care Coalition

Yvette L. Gray, Department of Commerce/NOAA

Shelly Gross-Wade, Bay Crossing Consulting Services LLC

Delegate Michele Guyton, Ph.D., Maryland General Assembly

Dr. Sarah Hemminger, Thread

***Chandra Walker Holloway, Holloway & Norman Law Group

Corren Johnson, Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Tuajuanda C. Jordan, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Mary D. Kane, Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Deanna L. Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Ty Kelly, Baker Donelson

*** Deborah L. Kennedy, RN, MS,Lifebridge Health

*** Lexy Kessler, Aprio, LLP (formerly Aronson)

Niharika Khanna, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sarah Klein, Klein’s ShopRite

Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, Ph.D., Howard County General Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine

Neveen H. Kurtom, Law Office of Neveen H. Kurtom LLC

Amy Lacock, JLL

Erin K. Lamb, Ph.D., HASA

Dr. Carolyn Lepre, Salisbury University

Christy Lombardi, Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Hon. Amy D. Lorenzini, Maryland Judiciary

Ganesha M. Martin, Let’s Meet In The Middle

Brenda McChriston, Spectrum HR Solutions

***Robin McKinney,CASH Campaign of Maryland

Kimberly McLurkin-Harris, Montgomery County Public Schools

Dr. Gina Merritt, MBA, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures

Sharon Stanley Merriweather, Maryland Office of the Attorney General

Hon. Dana Michele Middleton, Maryland Judiciary

*** Carole Miller, M.D., Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital

Kelly Mitchell, impactHR LLC

Yonelle Moore Lee, Esq., Charles County Board of Education

Noelle W. Newman, Pessin Katz Law

Shana O. Ntiri, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Vonnya Pettigrew, Root Branch Media Group

Kimberly Prescott, Prescott HR Inc.

Edna Primrose,Differenza

*** Patrice J. Ricciardi, Freedom Federal Credit Union

Hon. Laura S. Ripken, Appellate Court of Maryland

Alicia N. Ritchie, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Dana Robinson, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Donna Rojas, DRojas Consulting LLC

Cristina L. Sadowsky, M.D., Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Sharon Markley Schreiber,Greater Baltimore Committee

*** Lisa Y. Settles, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.

Tswana N. Sewell, American Cancer Society

Ellen D. Shiery, Merrill Lynch/Murray, McGehrin & Shiery

Barbara Simmons, M&T Bank

Hon. Cheri Nicole Simpkins, District Court of Maryland

Carol Ann Smith, Office of the Maryland Attorney General

Joyce Smithey, Smithey Law Group

Rebecca Snyder, RS Partners Inc.

*** Donna Hill Staton, Decision Point Strategy Group LLC and Decision Point Law

Traki L. Taylor, Frostburg State University

*** Rebecca Teaff, Redstart Creative

Tammi L. Thomas, TEDCO

Chrissy M. Thornton,Associated Black Charities

*** Dr. Joan Sylvia Tilghman,Coppin State University

***Judith Vaughan-Prather,Maryland Commission for Women

Ali von Paris,Route One Apparel

*** Melissa Walker,KCW Engineering Technologies Inc.

Deborah Warner-Dennis, Warner Dennis Law

Diedre L. Windsor, Windsor Group LLC

Sen. Karen Lewis Young, Maryland General Assembly

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