Former Member Spotlights
Christy Eagleton Fleming resides in Wilmington Del., where she is a marketing executive and writer for www.TownSquareDelaware.com, a digital media web site she created in 2011 with her husband Michael and another colleague. She manages content, writes stories, edits submissions, maintains the Facebook presence and photographs non-profit events for the "social" feature of the web site.
Christy also serves on the Board of the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association, where she focuses on marketing, media, event management and annual giving. Christy also served on the Board of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service of Delaware and the Christmas Shop Foundation, which hosts the largest charitable gift show in Delaware. She designed and launched the Christmas Shop Foundation web site, automated its finances and developed its first large scale e-mail database.
In the 10 years Christy worked prior to raising a family, she spent 5 years at Sprint International/Global One as a manager of advertising, 5 years at Earle Palmer Brown Public Relations and Advertising and 3 years as a journalist -- for WWBT-NBC 10 in Richmond, VA, and WJTV-12 in Jackson, MS.
Christy spends loads of time in the afternoons and evenings with her three children, ages 17, 15 and 12. Lucky for Christy, all of her children enjoy tennis -- two are on Varsity this year. Christy and her husband Michael play tennis and paddle tennis, and the Flemings were named the Delaware USTA Family of the Year in 2012 and then the USTA Middle States (DE, PA, NJ) Family of the Year that same year.
Elizabeth Jia is the winner of the annual Society of Professional Journalists DC Pro Chapter's 2013 Dateline Award. She won within the TV News Feature category for her year-long coverage of the impact of local non-profit organizations and institutions. The judge's comments noted that her “writing shines in giving inside perspective on a menu of topics and organizations." Jia said that receiving the award was surprising and very affirming.
Jia is a multimedia journalist/producer for CBS-affiliate WUSA 9, covering news for MD, DC, VA. Currently, she produces for Hero Central, a weekly segment profiling local non-profit organizations. She interviews, shoots video, writes and edits the news pieces. Jia is excited to be apart of the ANWC, and said that her membership has been off to a great start with our most recent Gala Award Luncheon honoring Barbara Walters with our Excellence in Journalism award.
Patricia Cullen Raine, formerly Patricia Cullen Clark, has been a graphic designer/illustrator for over 25 years. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio.
Early in her career, Patricia moved to Guam (as wife of a Navy pilot), where she became a reporter/ illustrator for The Pacific Daily News, a Gannett newspaper serving Guam and the Marianas Island chain. Under her byline, she wrote daily human interest articles and in-depth feature stories on various topics. She also developed a pen and ink caricaturist style depicting local and international politicos. After her stint at the paper, Patricia then joined an ad agency on the island and contributed her skills as a designer, illustrator, copywriter and jingle writer/performer for clients that included Hilton Hotels, Mobil Oil and various Japanese-owned hotels.
Patricia then relocated to the Washington, D.C. area and continued her work in full-time and free-lance capacities as an assistant art director and a designer/illustrator for major associations. Since 1986, she has worked exclusively as a free-lance illustrator. She produced political caricatures for the weekly "Washington Whispers" column in U.S. News and World Report for nearly 3 years and was syndicated by Editor's Press Service in New York to produce international political caricatures. She also became a regular contributor to The Washington Post, specifically the Book World section. Her literary caricatures grace the collections of Pat Conroy, the family of the late Robertson Davies, Garrison Keillor, and the family of the late Norman Cousins.
Patricia's work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and by several national illustration, graphic design and print organizations. Original oil portraits commissioned for her International Economy covers are now in the collections of the family of the late economist Rudi Dornbusch of MIT, former New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman William McDonough and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.
While continuing to produce illustration, Patricia is now focusing her time on making fine art (paintings, drawings and sculpture) and limited editions of her new and existing work. She also gives entertaining and thought-provoking talks—with accompanying film and Q & Aabout her own experience with the multi-dimensional perception known as 'synesthesia,' a condition that, like many musical and visual artists, informs her work.
In 2001 Ann Telnaes became the second woman ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. One of the few women in this highly competitive field, Telnaes creates some of today's boldest political cartoons. Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress is of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning.
Humor's Edge celebrates Ann Telnaes's generous gift to the Library of Congress of eighty-one original drawings that represent the range of themes that engage this gifted artist who has recently emerged as a leader in American editorial cartooning. An artist who bravely criticizes the actions and words of powerful public figures, Telnaes takes stands on complex, divisive issues and affirms the editorial cartoon as a potent means of expressing opinions and illuminating issues of the day.