Member Buzz: March 2022

March 3, 2022

Highlighting the latest news and achievements of LGW Members


Howard Ross’s (’91) book Everyday Bias has been selected as a 2021 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association.


Heather Peeler (’15) was selected as one of VIP Alexandria Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Women.

Tien Wong (’15) received the Diversity in Business award from Washington Business Journal.


Jill Klein (’18) has been named the Interim President of Pitzer College.


Turkessa Green (’19) has been named County Auditor of Prince George’s County. She is the first Black woman to hold the position.

Mellanie Kai Lassiter (’19) is now Director of Community Investment & Engagement at Fannie Mae.


Helios HR, led by founder and CEO Kathy Albarado (’20), has been acquired by insurance broker and consultant NFP.

Theresa Atta Ifogah (’20) has been selected as US Lead of Education Alliance at Amazon.


Margaret Barry (’21) is now Senior Manager, Strategic Planning at Exelon.

Latrena Owens (’21), Executive Director of St. Elizabeth’s East Campus Redevelopment, and Kimberly Russo (’22), Vice President of the D.C. region for Universal Health Services and CEO of GW Hospital, celebrated the groundbreaking of Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center at St. Elizabeth’s East.


Monica Norton (’22) has been named Deputy Managing Editor at the Washington Post.


In Memoriam

Former D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe (’07), who served with the department for over three decades, passed away on February 27.


LGW Connections

Jane Fox Johnson and Karen Kalish from the Class of 1990 reunited in Miami Beach.

Member Buzz: March 2022