Fueled by her passion for language, Rebecca Sibaja has served as the owner of the Borealis Language Academy for more than six years. As the daughter of two immigrants from Costa Rica, Ms. Sibaja’s desire to help those who need to learn English as a second language is a cause close to her heart. Her school, the Borealis Language Academy, focuses on teaching English as a second language to adults, and helps with translation from Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. The school’s small class size and private tutoring services contribute to its success. There are currently three locations for the academy; two are in Charlotte, N.C., and the other is in Monroe, N.C. Ms. Sibaja is proud to say she can teach a non-English speaker how to speak English in 40 hours.
Jamalyn Zore brings more than two decades of experience to her position with the USPS. As the BMEU manager, she oversees the Greater Indiana District commercial mailers and assists the entire Greater Indiana District with training, opportunities, new systems, promotions, and Postal Customer Council meetings. Ms. Zore is very proud of her ability to successfully undergo 12 audits in one year. She considers her greatest strengths to be her leadership skills and her ability to make things happen, as well as her organizational skills and determination.
After retiring from a nursing career that spanned more than three decades, Elaine Rose decided to use her experience to open up her own leadership consulting business. Through Live Complexity Leadership Consulting, she helps individuals learn about themselves, develop leadership skills and improve their well-being. Dr. Rose also helps build cohesive teams, develops a health workplace and provides continuous leadership development opportunities for employees. She is mainly focused on developing and enhancing leadership skills in nurses because she believes that by teaching nurses these skills, they can better serve others.
A registered professional nurse with more than 30 years of progressive leadership experience, Eileen Magri loves her career. She began working as a pediatric nurse at Nassau Medical Center, and when Winthrop Hospital took Nassau Medical Center over, she officially began her career with Winthrop, where she has been ever since. She has held a variety leadership of positions, including assistant nurse manager, director of nursing, and her current position, vice president of nursing, during her time there.
Although Elena Berezhnaya has a master’s degree in engineering from the Ukrainian Polytechnic Institute, when she came to the United States, she found that she would need to start over. She fell into accounting, and quickly realized how much she loved it, so she earned a master’s degree in accounting and obtained her CPA certification. She has been the corporate account manager for the transportation company Coach USA Inc for more than a decade now.
Andrew Peller Limited is a Canadian importer, warehouse and brand building agent for fine wines and spirits from around the world. The company also owns and operates Vineyards Estate Wines, Aisle 43 and WineCountry Vintners and a number of independent wine retailers in Ontario. Alex Bakker is the managing national agency director for the company, where she has managed and grown key license accounts in Western Canada, including those with a national scope for Andrew Peller’s VQA portfolio. She hopes to continue working for the company and eventually obtain a vice presidential position.
Well-known for her excellence in her field, Silvia Pavoni currently serves as a project manager for the Italian multinational oil and gas company, ENI S.p.A. The company is headquartered in Rome, but has operations in nearly 80 countries and is currently the world’s 11th largest industrial company. In her current position, she is responsible for research and development with crude oil quality studies. She is also an expert in petroleum, oil and gas and chemical engineering.