Keegan Spera is a Manager of Shelter Research and Development at the national ASPCA, working remotely in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Leadership and Communication in 2012. Keegan is also the owner and photographer of Keegan Spera Photography. She lives in the Charleston area with her husband, Eric and their three rescued fur-children.
Shelley Urey earned her M.A. degree in Education for Clinical Counseling in Dec. 2013. She is an Outpatient Therapist with Coleman Behavioral Health. Shelley writes, “I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday.”
Ruby (Rivera) Gibbons has accepted the position as Chaplain with Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare. She will serve as the Pastor of the hospital. Ruby was also named Emerging Leader of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter Region 8. Ruby has earned an M. A. in Education in Christian Counseling, M.S. in Social Administration, a B.A. in Social Work from Malone University, and a B.A. in Theology.
Shannon Gillespie has been hired as a full time nursing instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Akron. She lives in Massillon and is pictured here with her fiance Rudy Rico and his son, David
Shelly Urey completed her Masters in Education for Clinical Counseling in December, 2013. She writes, “I was blessed to secure a position with Coleman Behavioral Health as an Outpatient Therapist in March of 2014. I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday.”
Dave graduated with a degree in Middle Childhood Education and has been hired by the Plain Local School District as an 8th Grade Science teacher at Oakwood Middle School in Canton.
Naomi Bosler is now working at First Christian Day Services in Canton as direct care staff. “I’m really excited to be working in such a positive environment and to have the opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities. They are wonderful!” writes Naomi, “Hope all is well at Malone! I can’t believe my time there is already over and new freshmen are about to come. I hope they experience the same amazing spiritual and personal growth that I did.”
Damaris Murphy is an elementary intervention specialist position at Lima City. “I am excited for the school year!”, writes Damaris. This past year, Damaris was a 7th and 9th grade intervention specialist with Canton City Schools.
Elizabeth Reynolds is a nurse with Grand Valley Local Schools in Orwell, Ohio. She received the 2014 Susan Kramer Excellence in School Nursing Award for her outstanding work with children dealing with diabetes. Elizabeth is also a nurse during the summer at Camp Ho Mita Koda, the nation’s oldest ongoing camp for children with diabetes and a program of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland.
The annual award recognizes the contributions of a school nurse who demonstrates compassion, initiative and leadership in the care and management of diabetes in an elementary, middle or high school setting.
“I’m extremely honored to have been selected for this wonderful award,” said Reynolds. “I am blessed to enjoy my work as I do and to have the opportunity to work with all of the students at Grand Valley Local Schools and the campers at Camp Ho Mita Koda.”
Hannah and Timothy Serafino are English teachers in Seoul, South Korea. They teach at a private academy for children ranging from preschool-6th grade. Hannah writes, “Our work is challenging, but rewarding.”