Empowered Women

Starbeams Spring 2021

St. Teresa’s Academy empowers young women to change the world. Nowhere is the result of this commitment more evident than in the accomplishments of our alumnae in their careers and communities.

I hope you enjoy the profiles of these impressive women. These are but a few stories of those in our STA community who, in the spirit of STA’s mission and the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, are making a difference.


Suzanne (Hoag, '70) Johnson
2020 Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient



Misty (Shellner, '92) Bennett
Chief Human Resources Officer
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Rosie (Privitera, '76) Biondo
President & CEO
Mark One Electric, Inc.

Devin W. Blackburn, J.D. ('99)
Senior Vice President | Senior Tax Counsel & Director of Executive Wealth Advisory
Northern Trust Wealth Management

Amy Hereford, CSJ, J.D., JCD
Attorney for Religious Communities

Meg (Brock, '80) Huber
President & Partner
Welsh Construction

Mary Jane (Groff, '99) Judy, J.D.
Shareholder & Co-Office Managing Partner
Polsinelli

Gabriella Mesa ('19)
Undergraduate  Student
Stanford University

Maryann Mitts, Ph.D. ('87)
Director of Athletics & Women's Basketball Coach, Cottey College
Assistant Professor, Missouri State University

Kathy (Lisson, '91) Schirger
Community Advocate