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Kellie Boulware '95
While attending The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Ms. Boulware was inducted into the El Greco Chapter of the National Honor Society. She also participated in the Concert Band and served as a library aide and a student ambassador. Ms. Boulware's love of working with others sparked her interest in the field of public relations. In 1999, she graduated from Hampton University in Hampton Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass media arts with a concentration in public relations. Her love of communications and public service has transpired into an interesting career and array of personal interests.
In her current position, Ms. Boulware serves as the Community Outreach Manager and Public Information Officer for the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA). Now, in her twelfth year with the agency, Ms. Boulware assists with media relations, policy development, and crisis communications for SHA. She also manages a team that provides community outreach for numerous highway projects and initiatives statewide.
Ms. Boulware is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., in which she served as the 2008-2010 International Public Relations Committee Chairperson. She has studied strategic communications management at Towson University and is currently pursuing graduate studies in organizational communications at Bowie State University.
Dr. Natalie Boulware, ND '99
Dr. Natalie Boulware participated in many sports and clubs while a student at Catholic High. She played basketball, ran track, served as an ambassador, and was a member of the National Honor Society, Cultural Awareness, Forensics, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, and the Troubadour. Dr. Boulware was also voted Miss Freshman and Miss Junior.
A very driven young woman, Dr. Boulware graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana and received training in naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona.
Dr. Boulware is currently a Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Towson University, and teaches about health through her company Integrated Health Solutions, LLC. As a Naturopathic Physician, she combines natural therapies and medical science to help patients of all ages live better, healthier lives.
Darlene Buchholz '68
Darlene Buchholz graduated from University of Baltimore in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. She continued her education and completed The Rutgers Program for Management Development in 1994. Ms. Buchholz worked in the natural gas industry for Baltimore Gas and Electric and Constellation Energy. She has served as a natural gas buyer, a director of gas acquisitions, a director of gas business development, and a manager of gas operations.
Ms. Buchholz was a member of the Board of Governor’s at University of Baltimore. As a proud and active alumna, she served as the Chair of The Catholic High School of Baltimore Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore.
Kristen Cavey '99
After graduating from Catholic High, Ms. Cavey attended Marymount University and Towson University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Ms. Cavey was a sales manager for her family owned printing and direct mail company for 12 years. She is now an Account Executive at Caskey Group. She works with many businesses to help create them with their multi- media marketing needs. Ms. Cavey has recently become a member of Catholic High’s Alumnae Association and Institutional Advancement Committee.
Joy Budny Cortina '97
Joy Budny Cortina was a very active student during her years at Catholic High. She participated in Volleyball, Acapella, Ambassadors, Chorus, the Fall Musicals, Future Leaders of America (FLA), FOCUS, Forensics, Math Club, National Honor Society, SADD, the Winter Productions, and Library Club. In 2001, Ms. Cortina graduated from Village Julie College (presently Stevenson University) with a degree in business communications. Her passions for servant leadership, character building, and helping others has transpired into a successful home-based career.
Ms. Cortina is currently a self-employed Independent Consultant and Area Manager with Arbonne International. She takes pride in building her 9-year old business in holistic beauty and wellness. In addition to educating on product value and maintaining a large client base, Ms. Cortina leads a growing team of independent consultants, and mentors them in building their own businesses.
Ms. Cortina continues to stay active in her community as a vocalist in her church’s music ministry, a board member of her daughter’s Home-School Association, and a member in various community groups. She most enjoys her life as a wife of 10 years and mother of two children, but also thrives on singing, reading, volunteering, and connecting with nature. Ms. Cortina contributes her success to leading with a servant’s heart and concerting stead-fast determination, despite the obstacles. Her personal message to you: “Find you God-given dream, put your all in, and don’t ever give up! If you choose fait and do ‘the do,’ it’s the journey – not the goal – that makes you who you were designed to be. And that is success.”
Roseann Maher Curran '68
A native Baltimorean, Roseann graduated from TCHS in 1968, and received an undergraduate degree in political science from St. Joseph’s College (Emmitsburg, MD) in 1972. Immediately after graduation, Roseann worked for the C&P Telephone Company (now Verizon) in training, public relations, and marketing. She is a former Contributing Editor with BALTIMORE Magazine, a contributing writer to the Baltimore Sunday Sun Magazine, and a columnist for the Towson Times. She is an award winning author honored by the American Cancer Association for an article in BALTIMORE Magazine, which was reprinted in Family Circle Magazine. Roseann is married and the mother of three children. She has been active in the PTA’s for each of her children, and continues to be involved in the community association.
Ms. Curran has always been proud to let her light shine!
Lisa Czawlytko '96
Lisa Czawlytko is a Perry Hall native who attended St. Joseph Fullerton and The Catholic High School of Baltimore. Lisa has been an internationally competitive gymnast who competed at the Junior Olympian level. She has cheered on all-girl and co-ed all-star cheer teams, gaining several national titles. Lisa also has over seven consecutive national collegiate titles as captain, then coach, of Towson University's dance team. As the youngest coach to win several consecutive national collegiate titles, Lisa coached her team to win several Grand National Championships in NCA, setting a new standard of perfection and style in the college dance industry. Lisa graduated Towson University with magnum cum laude honors and holds degrees in marketing, international finance, and political science. Lisa became captain of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens NFL Cheerleaders and Dancers, and simultaneously advanced her career as an international professional choreographer. Her work is now seen on top competitive cheer and dance teams across the globe, as well as on many commercials, movies, and special events. She has danced and choreographed for many leading music artists, including Carrie Underwood, Sugar Ray, and Kidd Rock. You may have seen her appearances on MTV as the SUPER CHEER COACH on MTV’s Emmy Award Winning series, MADE, where Lisa transformed “wanna be” misfit cheerleaders into true competitive champions! Lisa has lived all over the country including Maryland, California, and Texas. She now resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Darlene Derr Gerstmyer, CPA '82
Darlene Gerstmyer began her career with Rowles & Company, LLP in 1985 and is currently a partner at the firm. She develops and supervises the firm's internal audit services division. She also manages independent audit engagements for public and non-public commercial banks and credit unions.
Darlene is a graduate of The Catholic High School of Baltimore, class of 1982 and a member of Loyola University's class of 1985. Darlene holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and has also taken graduate studies in finance at Loyola. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), and the Association of Fraud Examiners. As a member of the MACPA, Darlene serves on the Cooperation with Financial Institutions Committee and chairs the Women's Career Issues Committee.
Colleen Ferg Helmlinger '82
After Graduation, Mrs. Helmlinger attended University of Baltimore where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1986. She then went on to graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992. Mrs. Helmlinger is a shareholder of Snee, Mahoney, Lutche and Helmlinger, P.A. She concentrates her practice in real estate acquisition and development, corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, and non-profit organizations. Mrs. Helmlinger's practice involves considerable emphasis on representation of entrepreneurs and existing small businesses including estate planning for individuals, and buy-sell agreements for businesses.
Ellen Shinnick Hubbard '68
After graduating from Catholic High, Ellen began working for the former Bell System in 1968 as a Business Office Service Representative, later as a Business Office Manager, and then was caught up in the AT&T break-up in 1984. She was laid off, after 16 years in one of the largest corporations in the world. She then came to Maryland National Bank and began working in the Telecommunications Department handling internal telephone services. She has made it through various mergers and acquisitions, and celebrated 27 years with Bank of America last December.
Currently, Ellen is a Technical Project Manager with a bank program to build new banking stores and renovate the existing sites. She is also responsible for implementing new technology components into banking locations. This has provided an overall education into new technology products, such as VoIP, media, and the opportunity to experience building a new Banking Center from the ground up.
Throughout her career, Ellen relied heavily on the lessons she learned at Catholic High. Perhaps not the Algebra, Latin, and Home Economics, but the life basics of honesty, integrity, dependability, and trust learned throughout my four years. She believes her education provided the basic stepping stones throughout her career to her current position as Vice President in Technology. Also, the friendships established at TCHS have lasted over 40 years!
Her out-of-the-office time is focused on gardening, both vegetable and flower, on five acres of her family property, which dates back to 1910. Over the past three years she have been renovating her home to the 1928 version, of course with modern energy-efficient conditions. She is also involved with thoroughbred horses and works with the Maryland Million. This year she hopes one of her fillies runs a good race.
Kristin Knoerlein '99
Ms. Knoerlein has been working as a professional, full time designer since February. In that time, she has worked on all types of projects and learned many different skill sets. In addition to her work, she is currently attending University Baltimore where she is working towards a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Integrated Design.
Sophia Leung '99
While attending The Catholic High School of Baltimore, Dr. Leung was involved in sports (Basketball and Lacrosse), the Band/Jazz Band, Student Council, National Honor Society, and the French Club. She was also nominated Ms. Freshman, was the Scholar Athlete of the Year, and the Valedictorian of her class. After Catholic High, Dr. Leung went to Virginia Tech under the College of Architecture to study architecture and switched to Industrial Design during her freshman year. During her junior year of college, she decided to become a doctor. In 2004, she got into medical school at the University of Maryland. She completed both medical school, as well as a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center. She will be taking a fellowship to specialize in Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery.
Jeanne Martin '76
As a proud member of the class of 1976, Ms. Martin continued her education at Towson University studying Elementary Education. She received her Bachelor's Degree in 1980. Over the next few years Ms. Martin worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as a middle school teacher. She then decided to move into a different career fields. During her career, Ms. Martin has worked for The Logical Choice, Inc. as a Retail Division Manager and then a Marketing Manager; ADP (Automatic Data Processing) as a Major Account District Manager. She currently works for Cisco Systems, Inc. as The Director of Global Services Inclusion & Diversity. She is responsible for driving I&D initiatives across services globally, enabling cultural/geographic uniqueness.
Meghan Rossbach '00
After Graduation, Ms. Rossbach attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she graduated Cum Laude in 2004. She has been working in the marketing field since graduation with a variety of different titles. She is currently the Marketing and Public Affairs Coordinator at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is responsible for a variety of things, but some include: developing, writing and designing publications about clinical services, health tips and special events. She also writes and distributes effective press releases.
Kristina Hugel Spencer, DPT '93
After graduating from Catholic High in 1993, Krisi continued her education at Bucknell University, where she achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1997. In perusing her Doctoral of Physical Therapy, she attended Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. While at Slippery Rock Univeristiy, Krisi published original research on Tai Chi and flexibility in “Issues on Aging,” which she presented at the 1999 Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Conference. In 2000, she graduated Summa Cum Laudde with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Krisi currently works at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Network at Bel Air, as a Neurological and Vestibular Physical Therapist. She is a mentor to all staff, clinical assistants, and physical therapy students, and volunteers on a regular basis. Over the years, Krisi has also taught Interdisciplinary SCI Continuing Education Courses, and has been a clinical instructor for physical therapy residency students. Krisi has been a guest speaker at several Parkinson’s support groups and many career days at local schools.
Trish Springer '00
Mrs. Springer is a proud graduate of the class of 2000. She graduated from Towson University in 2005 with a BA in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Business Administration. Her career has included various aspects of the healthcare field from hospital auditing to benefits administration. Currently she works as a Benefits Specialist for the MTA where she is responsible for working with employees to coordinate their medical and pension benefits. Her job is highly customer service based and she finds it rewarding to interact with employees on a She currently working as a Benefits Specialist for the State of Maryland under the MTA Agency. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland's 23 counties, Baltimore City, Annapolis and Ocean City.
Patricia Quinn Stabile '75, LCSW-C
Patricia Quinn Stabile earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Towson University, and a Master's degree in social work from University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), and has worked in a variety of positions, including counseling and non-profit administration. She is currently the Program Director of HARBEL Prevention and Recovery Center, which operates adolescent and adult outpatient substance abuse treatment clinics.
Amanda George Trapani '00
A proud alumna from the Class of 2000, Amanda continues to let her light shine. After graduation from Catholic High, she attended Towson University. In May 2004, Amanda graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems. She has nine years of professional IT industry experience, specifically with PC software and hardware support. In 2010, Amanda became the Director of Network Support and Operations at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, and is also a faculty member in the computer science department.
Lynn Weber-Zablocki '86
Lynn was born and raised in Baltimore, and is a proud graduate of the Class of 1986. After graduation, Lynn moved to New Jersey to attend DeVry Technical Institute in Woodbridge. She graduated from DeVry in 1989 with a Bachelor's degree in computer information systems. In 1999, she graduated from Penn State with a Master’s degree in business administration. Currently, Lynn works for Skanska as the National IT Manager.