Dr. Meghan Bishop '03 - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Meghan Bishop, Class of '03 at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, excelled in cross country and track. She graduated summa cum laude in biology from the College of William and Mary. Meghan pursued Medicine at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, becoming a board-certified sports medicine surgeon at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in South Jersey. Passionate about athletics, she actively supports Back on My Feet, addressing homelessness through running. Meghan also serves on the Students Run Philly Style Board of Directors, concentrating on empowering women in orthopedics.
Marlena Ventresca Parker '86 - Colonel Retired in U.S. Air Force
Marlena Ventresca Parker ’86 was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy following her graduation from GMA. Colonel Retired Parker served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. She served active duty and participated in air-refueling missions over the Persian Gulf. Marlena began her next chapter as a commercial airline pilot for United Airlines in 1999, but returned to active duty in the U.S. Air Force shortly after the September 11th attacks. Marlena retired from the U.S. Air Force in April 2020. Marlena was awarded the Trocaire Leadership award for Government & Legal service this fall.
Dr. Kathleen Roeder '60, Amy Roeder Wolfe '92, Charlotte Wolfe '25 - A Legacy of Mercy Education
Kathleen Roeder, M.D. ‘60 was a driving force to the Gwynedd’s Alumnae Association and her contributions of time and wisdom have aided in the school's growth. Her daughter, Amy Roeder Wolfe ‘92, and her granddaughter, Charlotte Wolfe ‘25, have followed in her footsteps as Gwynedd girls. All are a part of their family legacy at GMA and each represents a different generation of graduates. Together, they share their unique perspectives on the school’s traditions, values, mercy spirit, activities, and changes.
Anna Skoien Lall '02 - President of the Alumnae Association
Anna Skoien Lall '02 graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in classics and later earned her master's degree in education from Boston College. Anna worked in public relations agencies in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. While at Gwynedd, Anna was the Student Council President, and both the Founder and President of the Latin club. She was a member of the Board of Trustees and was President of the Alumnae Association. Anna is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council and still sits on the Alumnae Board.
Jessica Azar Thornton '03 - Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Coast Guard
Lieutenant Commander Thornton graduated from Gwynedd in 2003 and attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she received her undergraduate degree and commission in 2007. She earned her first Master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2017. She is currently enrolled in an Advanced Education program sponsored by the Coast Guard to earn a Master's of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. She has served in Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Incident Management roles, and worked with federal space program partners to help modernize Coast Guard support of U.S. space operations. She is a qualified Type 2 Incident Commander and Type 1 Operations Section Chief under the National Incident Management System.