Distinguished Alumni

2020

Sharon Brigner Lamberton 
MS Health Policy ‘01

Lamberton Small

Sharon Brigner Lamberton is the deputy vice president of state policy for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). She brings her clinical care and policy experience to the table in her work with the National Governors’ Association, National Foundation of Women Legislators, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and other groups on important issues like prescription drug misuse, adherence/ care coordination, insulin affordability, and drug pricing.

2019

Terri Siggins
MEd ’94, PhD’05, MS Nutrition ’15 

Terri Siggins

The three-time Mason alumna was earning her PhD when she first discovered her interest in food policy.  “I was most interested in the population health aspects of nutrition,” says Siggins, which led her back to her alma mater to complete her master’s degree. Siggins is now the Program Manager for the Fairfax Food Council, which promotes food system and policy changes in Fairfax County.

 

2018: Note that CHHS and Mason Celebrated the Faster, Farther Campaign in 2018 in lieu of identifying a Distinguished Alumni.    

2017

Goldberg

David S. Goldberg
MS '06

David S. Goldberg is currently the Executive Vice President of Administration for the Allegheny Health Network, an integrated delivery and financing system based in Pittsburgh, PA. 

2016

Mary Ann Friesen

Mary Ann Friesen

PhD '08

Dr. Friesen is the Nursing Research Coordinator and Evidence Based Practice for the Inova Healthsystem. In her role as Nursing Research Coordinator she mentors the nursing research leaders at each hospital, coordinates research efforts across the system, plans educational programs, and promotes nursing scholarship and precepts graduate students. 

2015

Amy Loudermilk

Amy Loudermilk
MSW '07

Amy Loudermilk is a Grantee and State Initiatives Manager, Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC (Education Development Center).

2014

Paula Graling

Paula Graling
BSN '82, MSN '96

Paula Graling is the Assistant Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Perioperative Services at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

2013

Lyn Hainge

Lyn Hainge
MS '05

Lyn Hainge is the Assistant Public Health Division Chief (Chief Operating Officer) for Arlington County, Virginia. 

2012

Hannah Sklar
BSW '10

2011

The Rev. Brian T. Butch

The Rev. Brian T. Butch
BSW '87

Rev. Brian Butch is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey.

He has worked in numerous parishes, has served as the director of Catholic Relief Services and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and was the chair of the Priest’s Counsel. He has served as a governor’s appointee to the New Jersey Mental Health Citizen’s Advisory Board. He is a trustee for Brookdale Community College and served on the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Community Advisory Board. 

2010

Barbara Summers

Barbara L. Young Summers, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
BSN ’78, MSN ’81, PhD ‘95