Sherree Burrus is a host and sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network. After graduating from Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Burrus attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison to follow her passion for broadcast journalism.
She has worked for television networks in Columbia, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, Washington D.C., and is currently working out of Stamford, Connecticut and New York City. You can watch her on the sidelines of NFL and college football games and during her in-studio coverage of college basketball. For Burrus, game day is the best day!
Sasha Alsberg is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of ZENITH: The Androma Saga and the upcoming Last Pillar Series (2021). When Sasha is not writing, she is making YouTube videos on her channel Abookutopia and Instagram @sashaalsberg.
Sasha lives in London, England with her dogs, Fraser and Fiona. In addition to her success as a writer and book critic, she is also a painter and a digital influencer with over 600,000 followers on the web.
Mary Callahan Erdoes is Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase’s Asset & Wealth Management line of business – one of the largest and most respected investment managers and private banks in the world, with more than $3 trillion in client assets and a 200-year-old legacy as a trusted fiduciary to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals. Since joining the firm 20 years ago, Erdoes has held senior roles across Asset & Wealth Management before becoming its CEO in 2009 and joining the JP Morgan Chase Operating Committee, the firm’s most senior management team.
Erdoes serves on the boards of the U.S.-China Business Council and the Robin Hood Foundation of New York City. She is also a board member of Georgetown University, where she earned her Mathematics undergraduate degree, and serves on the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University, where she received her MBA.
Erdoes lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.
Caitlin F. McCarthy is the Director of Education, Associates, and Corporate Partnerships at the Environmental Law Institute, a leading non-partisan environmental nonprofit in Washington, DC. In her role, McCarthy identifies and conducts extensive research into cutting-edge issues in environmental law, writes and leads professional legal education programs, builds relationships with top practitioners and confers with experts, engages in frequent public speaking, facilitates networking, and directs programs in their entirety. She also oversees the institutional memberships of global law firms, Fortune 500 and smaller companies, and leading NGOs.
McCarthy is a proud alumna of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Her values, confidence, and leadership have been foundationally shaped by Woodlands. As the youngest ever Director in the Environmental Law Institute’s 50+ year history, McCarthy credits Woodlands for instilling in her the tenacity and faith to pursue her aspirations. She is grateful for the close-knit Woodlands community that has actively persisted since her graduation, through deep ties to the school and lifelong WA friends she talks with each and every day.
Lauren Coffey is a Senior Manager at Exelon Nuclear, responsible for refueling outage preparation and execution at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station in central New York. Coffey is passionate about clean energy for the future and developing leaders to further this mission. She leads a team that ensures that reactors are refueled and critical maintenance tasks are efficiently executed, maximizing carbon-free energy generation in the Northeast.
Following graduation from Woodlands Academy in 2007, Coffey studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in Materials Science Engineering at Princeton University. She graduated from Princeton in 2011 as the recipient of the Art Lane Award for Civic Service and Athletics.
Coffey’s professional career started in 2011, when she moved back to the Chicago area to work at Exelon Nuclear. She eventually obtained a Senior Reactor Operating License, a huge step in furthering her professional development. Before reaching the senior management level at Exelon, she also served as Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, supporting strategic priorities and operation of Exelon’s twenty-one nuclear reactors.
As an artist, designer, and curator at heart, Vanessa Ruiz is driven by a passion for making learning about health and medicine engaging through art, design, and technology. She is a collaborative design leader who loves working with diverse creative teams to deliver world-class user experiences and brand strategies across mediums—all while prioritizing, throughout the process, curiosity and artistry. Ruiz has an extensive background in healthcare advertising and marketing, digital health, and patient engagement.
While earning her Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ruiz founded Street Anatomy, a website that aggregates works at the intersection of contemporary art and human anatomy. She has curated several anatomically-themed gallery shows in Chicago, including several at the International Museum of Surgical Science. In 2015, Ruiz was a speaker at TEDMED, and she currently serves on its Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
Mary G. Berner is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cumulus Media, servicing some of the world’s top media companies and brands, building and directing companies to deliver strong value, financial performance, and growth. Throughout her career, she has consistently distinguished herself as an innovative leader and change management expert who has launched profitable new businesses, developed innovative digital advertising models, and successfully guided a re-focus or restructuring at several market-leading businesses.
Only one year after joining Cumulus Media, Berner was named one of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment by The Hollywood Reporter, the only radio executive on that list. She has also been included on both Billboard’s “Women in Music” and “Power 100” lists, and has been the highest-ranking woman on Radio Ink’s “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” issue for the last four years. In 2019, Berner was recognized internationally as the Radio Company Executive of the Year by industry peers at the Worldwide Radio Summit. She was also recently named a 2019 Gracie Leadership Award recipient by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.