Meet Trinity Alumnae
Barbara Kennelly ’58 former congresswoman, President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, founder and President of her own lobbying firm and is currently a professor at Trinity Washington University. She is a firm proponent of “women mentoring women”. Read her bio as a former member of congress.
Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi ’62 has represented San Francisco’s 12th District in Congress for 28 years, is currently the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and is the first woman to have served as Speaker of the House. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Arlene Hughes Manos ’63
President, national Advertising Sales for AMC Networks, Inc.
Read more about her.
Marie Dennis ’64 is co-president of Pax Christi International, the global Catholic peace movement and is also a Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace.
Liana Fiol Matta ’67, sworn in as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, after serving for ten years as an associate justice. She has been recognized as an advocate of women’s rights, consumer rights, and conservation. Read more about Chief Justice Liana Fiol Matta.
Louise Fiocchi Gunderson ’68, was named in Forbes magazine’s Top 200 Women Financial Advisors for 2017. She’s not just a top 200 advisor, she’s in the top ten coming in at number nine on the list. Gunderson is a senior partner in The Gunderson Embree Group with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Read more about Louise Gunderson.
Jane Dammen McAuliffe ’68 is the Director, Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and Scholarly Programs Office. McAuliffe, a world-renowned scholar of the Qur’an, Islam and Muslim-Christian relations, is the immediate past president of Bryn Mawr College and the former Dean of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. She has been in residence during the 2013-2014 academic year as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library’s Kluge Center.\
Peggy O’Brien ’69 serves as Director of Education at Folger Theatre
The Honorable Jeanette Jackson Clark ’70 is an associate judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius ’70 served as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 until 2014 and was the Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, the second woman to hold that office
The Honorable Patricia Broderick ’71 is an associate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Anastasia D. Kelly ’71 is co-managing partner (Americas) at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., received the 2014 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Mary Evelyn Tucker ’71 is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University. Her film, Journey of the Universe, was awarded an Emmy® for Best Documentary from the Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Theresa A. Singleton ’74 is an Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She was named one of Six Black Archaeologists and Anthropologists Your Should Know About by the Atlanta Blackstar.
Patricia Smith ’74 is an attorney and was appointed by President Obama to the position of Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Sister Kathryn Webster ’74 entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1976 and has spent many years in Brazil working with a pastoral team visiting the communities, holding meetings, walking with the people in their struggle for land, security on the land, and preservation of the forests from the loggers, ranchers and mining companies.
Kathleen C. Passidomo ’75 is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 106th District since 2012, previously representing the 76th District from 2010 to 2012.
Margaret Suzor Dunning ’76 serves as Principal and Chief Strategy Officer at Widmeyer Communications. In 2014 she a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award.
Deborah Phillips ’76, an attorney in Fitchburg, MA has been appointed to the Fitchburg State University board of trustees. Read the notice in the Sentinel & Enterprise.
Dr. Kathleen Bober Sorcinelli ’76 specializes in Hematology/Oncology and is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital.
Honorable Ellen Gorman ’77 serves as an Associate Justice of the Maine Judicial Supreme Court.
Ginanne Italiano ’77 serves as President and CEO of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.
Peggy Lewis ’77 is the Chair of Communications and Media Studies at Trinity in the School of Professional Studies. She is also the executive producer and host of InnerView, a weekly nominated for Best Talk/Interview show on WHUR-FM’s partnership with Sirius XM radio on Channel 141.