Alumnae panelists to discuss their leadership roles

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March 19, 2012

In honor of Women’s History Month, McDaniel College hosts a “Women in Leadership” panel discussion highlighting five alumnae working in leadership roles in the Baltimore area at 6:30 p.m. March 22 in McDaniel Lounge.

Free and open to the public, the panel discussion will be moderated by Robyn Allers, special liaison for college relations at McDaniel. Each of the panelists will discuss where they have been and where they are headed as women in leadership roles. Speakers are Nupur Parekh Flynn, managing director / co-director of marketing for Brown Capital Management; Jaime Walker Luse, partner at Tydings & Rosenberg LLP; Dawn Motovidlak, president and CEO of Business Health Services; Erin Thompson Strovel, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Jessica Watson, CEO of JWatson Creative.

Organized by the McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network, the event is sponsored by McDaniel’s First Year Program, Leadership, Engagement and Development Program, Women’s Issues Group, Panhellenic Council, and the offices of Career Services and Diversity & Multicultural Affairs.

As managing director / co-director of marketing at Brown Capital Management, Nupur Parekh Flynn ’94 works with prospective clients and helps to provide solutions to meet their needs, develop and understand relationships with consultants and create cross-selling opportunities across products and services where appropriate. (

At Tydings & Rosenberg, Jaime Walker Luse ’99 defends businesses of all sizes in commercial and employment litigation and is experienced in the state and federal courts of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. She is also adept at negotiating with adversaries to resolve disputes efficiently on behalf of her clients. She provides pro bono legal services through Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. (

Dawn Motovidlak ’94 purchased Business Health Services, a national provider of wellness programs, in 1999 and has revolutionized the perception and value of workplace wellness programs. She has successfully created a benchmark within the behavioral healthcare industry by combining a progressive focus on managing behavioral risk with both traditional and contemporary workplace initiatives. (

Erin Thompson Strovel ’93 serves as assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During her career as a clinical geneticist, she has been at the forefront of medical science on a variety of health problems that are inherited or are caused by genetic mutation, and awarded a number of grants earned from the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and National Human Genome Research Institute. (

Jessica Watson ’05 founded JWatson Creative, a full-service graphic design firm focused on delivering high quality branding, websites, and marketing collateral that produce results. She is also a manager for B’More Creatives, a networking and support group for women in the creative profession. (

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