SSW News

Two '01 Grads, Board Member Named to Top 100 List

April 26, 2017    |  

Two 2001 MSW graduates and a member of the School's Board of Advisors were recently named the Maryland Daily Record's Top 100 Women list for their outstanding contributions to Maryland.

A record number of 435 women were nominated this year for the statewide honor. 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 professional, volunteer and mentoring accomplishments.

“Maryland’s Top 100 Women have achieved amazing accomplishments in their careers, but to be honored as a Top 100 Woman requires more than just career success,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “She must be an exemplary citizen, committed to her community, creating change and growing the next generation of leaders through active mentoring.”

Awardees from the University of Maryland School of Social Work included:

Katie Allston, LCSW-C, MSW '01
Executive Director
Marian House, Inc.


Robin McKinney, MSW '01
Maryland CASH Campaign

Martha Nathanson, Member SSW Board of Advisors
Vice President, Government Relations and Community Development
LifeBridge Health

The awards program was held April 24 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Since 1996, Top 100 Women has recognized outstanding women leaders who are not only leading the way professionally but are dedicating their time and energy to community work as well as mentoring.