Saint Joseph Academy’s 25 Under 35 awards program celebrates the Academy’s alumnae who are under 35 years of age and are making a difference in their communities. Established in honor of Saint Joseph Academy’s 125th anniversary, this event celebrates our alumnae for living out the mission of the Academy, embodying the character of a Saint Joseph Academy graduate in their personal and professional endeavors.
Candidates are either nominated by their peers or self-nominated. An independent committee of Cleveland’s female leaders will select nominees on their achievements, as well as social, philanthropic and community involvement.
The 3nd Annual 25 Under 35 Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Saint Joseph Academy. Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

2016 Award Recipients

Erin Adler '06
Cleveland, OH
John Carroll University
Trust Officer, Key Bank

Emily Lusk Battle '04
Chicago, IL
Miami University (OH); The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Thresholds

Sarah Billittier '11
Cleveland, OH
Loyola University of Chicago
Residential Counselor, Boys Hope Girls Hope NEO

Rebecca Ivic Britt '02
Brookings, SD
Purdue University
Assistant Professor in Health Communication, South Dakota State University

Sylvia Olaszek Brochue '00
Sheffield Village, OH
Baldwin-Wallace University; Case Western Reserve University
Assistant Treatment Director, Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth

Emma Cleary '09
Rochester, MN
Case Western Reserve University; Yale University
Family Nurse PractitionerMayo Clinic

Ginger Margevicius Fiscella '00
North Ridgeville, OH
University of Toledo

Pediatric Exercise Physiologist, University Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Kelly Heilman '08
South Bend, IN
Kenyon College

Doctoral Student and Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Lisa Abraham Hoekenga '00
Westlake, OH
Marquette University; University of Pittsburgh
Structural Engineer, Michael Baker International

Allison Jarus '05
Washington, D.C.
Xavier University
Senior Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives

Nora Kelly '01
Westlake, OH
Bowling Green State University

Project Manager, Cleveland Clinic

Caroline Kelly Kessler '00
Avon, OH
Bowling Green State University; University of St. Francis
Emergency Preparedness Manager, Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Glasenapp Lisy '04
New York City, NY
Boston University; 
Arizona State University
Director of Teacher Programs, Teach for America

Rachel Mistur '02
Beachwood, OH
Columbia University, New York University; University of Cincinnati, UC College of Medicine
Preliminary Medicine Resident, Summa Health Systems

LauraAnn Moore '99
Shaker Heights, OH
University of Akron; Cleveland State University
Educator, Shaker Heights City School District

Chelsea Mullarkey '07
Lakewood, OH
Trinity College; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Law Clerk, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Alyssa Phillips Nadin '04
Broadview Heights, OH
Baldwin Wallace University

Business Manager, St. Clement and St. James Parishes

Fadia Nemeh '02
Westlake, OH
John Carroll University; Case Western Reserve University
Owner, Mademoiselle Boutique; President, Vitamin Innovations, LLC.

Moline Prak Pandiyan '03
Durham, NC
University of Akron; Duke University

Innovation Advisor, RTI International

Kate Mone Patton '02
Avon, OH
University of Dayton; Cleveland State University
Clinical Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic 

Beth Rath '04
University Heights, OH
Franciscan University; Saint Louis University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Borromeo Seminary; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, John Carroll University

Deirdre Rossman '10 
Westlake, OH
Duquesne University
Supply Chain Sourcing Specialist, WESCO Distribution Inc.

Laura Simna '03
North Olmsted, OH
Case Western Reserve University; The Ohio State University
Musical Educator, Cleveland Music School Settlement 

Amanda Waltos '10
Shrewsbury, MO
Saint Louis University; Saint Louis University Medical School
Medical Student, Saint Louis University Medical Center

Sophia Weinmann '07
Missoula, MT
Oberlin College; University of Montana
2016 Fulbright Grant Recepient 
Graduate Teaching Assistant; French Translation Consultant and Project Specialist, Clinical Research Management Inc.

Contact Us

Alumnae Director
Ms. Allison Busser ’04
216.251.6788 x221

Alumnae and Special Events Coordinator
Ms. Betty Hjort
216.251.6788 x245

2016 Selection Committee

Karen Strebelow Barrett '83 
Vice President and Branch Manager, Charles Schwab & Company

Kelly Hancock P'17
Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System 

Lorie Howley
Executive Director, The Howley Family Foundation 

Julia Love
Partner, Thompson Hine LLP 

Margaret Mitchell
President and CEO, YWCA of Greater Cleveland

2016 Awards Ceremony

2015 Award Winners

Sandy Abraham ‘03
Kate Andrejcak ‘06
Alison Barberic ‘01
Allison Busser ‘04
Maureen Clark ‘05
Liz Conway ‘99
Christine Dersi Davis ‘03
Eileen Dorsey ‘01
Meghan Fibbi ‘05
Krista Freeman ‘07
Emily Hanson ‘99
Liz Looney ‘02
Megan Lowes ‘09
Hannah McGlynn ‘07
Gina Morris Tohme ‘99
Ashley Nemeh ‘06
Claire Occhionero ‘06 
Renee Rawlings ‘06
Emily Roach ‘02
Meghan Roach Kapp ‘01
Kathryn Rybarczyk ‘02
Ellen Setzer ‘08
Margaret Sweeney Kresser ‘03
Emily Tarr ‘07
Shannon Tomek ‘08