Erica Dobbs Named to The Daily Record’s List of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

March 19, 2024

Baltimore, MD, March 19, 2024 — The Daily Record has named Erica Dobbs, President/CEO of Dobbs Defense Solutions, to its 2024 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

In its 29th year, Maryland’s Top 100 Women was founded to recognize outstanding achievements by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Nominees were asked to complete an application outlining their educational and career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships, and mentoring experience. They were encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with their accomplishments professionally, in the community and through mentoring.

Ten women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.

A panel of business and legal professionals, previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state, and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the final applications and selected this year’s honorees.

“The 2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women are exemplary leaders from a variety of professions across the state. They make significant contributions to their organizations and communities and are committed to mentoring to elevate future women leaders,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director of BridgeTower Media/The Daily Record. “We are so pleased to honor this year’s Circle of Excellence winners for their incredible achievements and for their support and encouragement of other women. Congratulations to all the 2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women.”

Maryland’s Top 100 Women will be honored at a reception and awards celebration on May 6 at The Lyric Baltimore, 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore. The VIP reception begins at 4 p.m. Doors open for the general networking reception at 4:30 p.m. and features heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The awards celebration starts at 6 p.m., for approximately an hour, followed by a dessert reception. The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

Attendance is limited. This event will sell out. Winners and sponsors receive priority. Sponsorship includes VIP seating for guests, logo usage, multimedia marketing, an ad in the awards publication and more. To secure a sponsorship, contact Suzanne Fischer-Huettner at shuettner@bridgetowermedia.com.

Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 7 issue of The Daily Record and will be available online at TheDailyRecord.com.

The Circle of Excellence Sponsor is GBMC Healthcare. The Reception Sponsor is Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Leadership Sponsor is Towson University. An updated listing of sponsors maybe found at TheDailyRecord.com.

About Dobbs Defense Solutions

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, 8A company, and GSA MAS contract holder.

With over 35 years of experience across federal, state, and commercial domains, our senior leadership and subject matter experts, stand out as a prominent players in the DoD, IC, and commercial cybersecurity realm and excel in Governance, Training, Program/Project Management, IT, Cybersecurity Service Management, and Infrastructure.

Our notable achievements and the trust we’ve built through strategic partnerships distinguish us, highlighting our steadfast dedication to exceptional security practices and our commitment to fostering diversity within our operations.

Contact: Wendy Amaya, wamaya@thinkd2s.com or go to thinkd2s.com.

2024 Maryland’s Top 100 Women

***Circle of Excellence Inductee

  • ***Dr. Heidi Milia Anderson, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Lindsey Baker, Maryland Humanities
  • Cynthia S. Bambara, Allegany College of Maryland
  • Nichole D. Battle, Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
  • Samantha Biddle, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Sara-Beth Bittinger, Ed.D., Frostburg State University
  • Dr. Brandi Blevins, Ascension Saint Agnes
  • Dr. Alison Bomba, Alison J. Bomba, Psy.D. LLC
  • Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State University
  • Emily Briton, MedStar Health, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • Luisa Caiazzo, The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)
  • Kim Callari, The Baltimore Station
  • Meghan K. Casey, Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
  • Dr. Tinisha Cheatham, Kaiser Permanente
  • Hon. Ada E. Clark-Edwards, Maryland Judiciary
  • Heather S. Culp, University of Maryland Medicine
  • Natasha M. Dartigue, Esq., Maryland Office of the Public Defender
  • ***Patricia Ann Dash, National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware
  • Sarah R. David, Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor
  • Suzzanne W. Decker, Miles & Stockbridge
  • Nora Demleitner, St. John’s College
  • Dr. Shital Desai, Kaiser Permanente
  • Erica Dobbs, Dobbs Defense Solutions
  • Sharon E. Dols, The Arc Maryland
  • ***Hon. Dolores Dorsainvil, The District Court for the State of Maryland (PG)
  • Lauren Eaton, Itineris
  • ***Donna S. Edwards, Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO
  • Tisha Edwards, MSW, JD, State of Maryland
  • Dr. Chrys Egan, Salisbury University
  • Kathryn Fiddler, TidalHealth
  • Diane Fink, Emerge Maryland Inc.
  • Theresa Forgét, Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center
  • Morgan E. Foster, McAllister DeTar Showalter & Walker LLC
  • Joanna Freeman, The Maryland Energy Administration
  • Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES
  • Mona K. Gahunia, DO, FACP, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States
  • MacKenzie Garvin, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
  • Janette Graham, No Struggle No Success Inc.
  • Kerry Graves, NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore
  • Jawauna Millette Greene, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Hon. LaTina Burse Greene, Maryland Judiciary
  • ***Victoria Gruber, Maryland State Department of Legislative Services
  • Kristi S. Halford, C3 Visionary Strategies
  • Chaplain Asma Inge Hanif, Inge Benevolent Ministries
  • Johnetta Boseman Hardy, Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, Bowie State University
  • Delegate Shaneka Henson, Maryland General Assembly
  • Jacqueline J. Hill, Ph.D., RN, CNE, Bowie State University
  • NaTasha Horton, Truist Bank
  • Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D., LCADC, Grassroots Crisis Intervention
  • Marla Y. Johnson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hon. Lili Khozeimeh, Maryland Judiciary – Circuit Court for Montgomery County
  • Margaret Kim, Doctor K LLC and Higher Ed Prep LLC
  • Colleen Pleasant Kline, Nelson Mullins
  • Denise Koch, WJZ-TV
  • Teresa F. Lancaster, Esq., Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A.
  • Megan Davey Limarzi, Office of the Inspector General for Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Ivonne Corsino Lindley, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
  • Christine Madigan, Enterprise Community Development
  • Lori Magoon, RK&K
  • Laurie Peskin Marchini, City of Cumberland
  • Rianna P. Matthews-Brown, Office of the Comptroller of Maryland
  • Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Stacey McGreevy, GBMC Healthcare
  • Hon. Myshala E. Middleton, Maryland Judiciary, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, State of Maryland
  • Rose Mince, Carroll Community College
  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Loyola University Maryland
  • Theresa Nguyen, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Sharon Nolte, LCSW-C, The Harford Center Inc.
  • Nona P. Novello, MD, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Boatemaa A. Ntiri-Reid, NASTAD
  • Kathie Herbst Okun, Okun Financial Group
  • ***Deborah S. Phelps, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Inc.
  • ***Katherine Pinkard, Pinkard Properties
  • Sydney Stinson Powell, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and Adjudication Vetting Services
  • Stacey A. Rebbert, Harford Mutual Insurance Group
  • Valda Ricks, Pro Bono Resource Center
  • ***Carissa L. Rodeheaver, First United Corporation and First United Bank & Trust
  • Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Keiva G. Rodriques, P.E., PMP, CCM, C.M., Maryland Aviation Administration
  • Kathy Rogers, Penn-Mar Human Services
  • Diane D. Romaine, DMD, MScM, MAGD, Lifetime Dental Care of Frostburg
  • Kim L. Ross, Franklin Point at Deerborne
  • Lucy Motsay Rutishauser, Sinclair Inc.
  • Aziza T. Shad, MD, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
  • Khalilah Slater Harrington, Exelon/BGE
  • Sadie Matarazzo Smith, Mosa
  • Shirley Sutton, Baltimore Medical System
  • Martha H. Sweeney, M.S., CCC-SLP, The Odyssey School
  • Alexis “Lucky” Thompson, Lucky’s Coffee, Ice Cream & Candy
  • Colleen Vacelet, Intreegue Design & Order Green Supply
  • ***Maureen van Stone, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Elizabeth Vartkessian, Advancing Real Change Inc.
  • Kate V. Viola, MD, MHS, FAAD, Dermatology Partners
  • Erlene Washington, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
  • Melanie Wells, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Marot Williamson, Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • ***Dr. Marylou Yam, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Marla Zide, ZSTS Law Group
  • Virginie Marie Zoumenou, University of Maryland Eastern Shore