Image congratulating Meghan Casey for being named to The Daily Record's List of Top 100 Maryland Women.


Meghan Casey, a partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones, has been named to The Daily Record’s 2024 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Meghan is a member of Gallagher’s Litigation, Education, Religious Freedom/First Amendment Litigation, and Investigations practice groups. She leads the firm’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, serves as co-chair of the Recruiting Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Meghan is active in the community, serving on the following boards:

  • Baltimore Design School, Board of Trustees (2019- present), Secretary (2022-present)
  • Marion Burk Knott Scholarship Fund Committee (2020-present)
  • CLIA, Board of Directors (2021-present)
  • Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (ICJS), Board of Trustees (2021-present), Secretary (2023-present)
  • Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Board of Directors (2021-present)
  • Judicial Compensation Commission (2021-present)

The women named to The Daily Record’s Maryland’s Top 100 Women are recognized for their outstanding achievements demonstrated through their professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. They are selected by a panel of business and legal professionals, previous Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees from throughout the state, and a representative of The Daily Record.

Ten women will be inducted into the Circle of Excellence, receiving the award for a third and final time.

“We are proud to see Meghan recognized for her leadership efforts,” said Tom Dame, managing partner at Gallagher Evelius & Jones. “Meghan is an excellent lawyer who is committed to serving our clients and working to strengthen the firm and support her colleagues. Also, Meghan demonstrates a deep commitment to community service and is an active board member for several organizations in the Baltimore area. We congratulate Meghan on this well-deserved recognition.”

Maryland’s Top 100 Women will be honored at a reception and awards celebration on May 6 at The Lyric Baltimore.


2024 Honorees


*** Denotes Circle of Excellence, three-time winners of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

***Dr. Heidi Milia Anderson
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Lindsey Baker
Maryland Humanities

Cynthia S. Bambara
Allegany College of Maryland

Nichole D. Battle
Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation

Samantha Biddle
Maryland Department of Transportation

Sara-Beth Bittinger, Ed.D.
Frostburg State University

Dr. Brandi Blevins
Ascension Saint Agnes

Dr. Alison Bomba
Alison J. Bomba, Psy.D. LLC

Aminta H. Breaux
Bowie State University

Emily Briton
MedStar Health, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Luisa Caiazzo
The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC)

Kim Callari
The Baltimore Station

Meghan K. Casey
Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Dr. Tinisha Cheatham
Kaiser Permanente

Hon. Ada E. Clark-Edwards
Maryland Judiciary

Heather S. Culp
University of Maryland Medicine

Natasha M. Dartigue, Esq.
Maryland Office of the Public Defender

***Patricia Ann Dash
National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware

Sarah R. David
Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor

Suzzanne W. Decker
Miles & Stockbridge

Nora Demleitner
St. John’s College

Dr. Shital Desai
Kaiser Permanente

Erica Dobbs
Dobbs Defense Solutions

Sharon E. Dols
The Arc Maryland

***Hon. Dolores Dorsainvil
The District Court for the State of Maryland (PG)

Lauren Eaton

***Donna S. Edwards
Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO

Tisha Edwards
MSW, JD, State of Maryland

Dr. Chrys Egan
Salisbury University

Kathryn Fiddler

Diane Fink
Emerge Maryland Inc.

Theresa Forgét
Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

Morgan E. Foster
McAllister DeTar Showalter & Walker LLC

Joanna Freeman
The Maryland Energy Administration

Amy Burke Friedman

Mona K Gahunia, DO, FACP
Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States

MacKenzie Garvin
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development

Janette Graham
No Struggle No Success Inc.

Kerry Graves
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

Jawauna Millette Greene
Maryland Department of Transportation

LaTina Burse Greene
Maryland Judiciary

***Victoria Gruber
Maryland State Department of Legislative Services

Kristi S. Halford
C3 Visionary Strategies

Chaplain Asma Inge Hanif
Inge Benevolent Ministries

Johnetta Boseman Hardy
Entrepreneurship Innovation Center, Bowie State University

Delegate Shaneka Henson
Maryland General Assembly

Jacqueline J. Hill, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Bowie State University

NaTasha Horton
Truist Bank

Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D., LCADC
Grassroots Crisis Intervention

Marla Y. Johnson
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hon. Lili Khozeimeh
Maryland Judiciary – Circuit Court for Montgomery County

Margaret Kim
Doctor K, LLC, and Higher Ed Prep, LLC

Colleen Pleasant Kline
Nelson Mullins

Denise Koch

Teresa F. Lancaster, Esq.
Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A.

Megan Davey Limarzi
Office of the Inspector General for Montgomery County, Maryland

Ivonne Corsino Lindley
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Christine Madigan
Enterprise Community Development

Lori Magoon

Laurie Peskin Marchini
City of Cumberland

Rianna P. Matthews-Brown
Office of the Comptroller of Maryland

Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Stacey McGreevy
GBMC Healthcare

Hon. Myshala E. Middleton
Maryland Judiciary, Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller
State of Maryland

Rose Mince
Carroll Community College

Cheryl Moore-Thomas
Loyola University Maryland

Theresa Nguyen
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Sharon Nolte LCSW-C
The Harford Center Inc.

Nona P. Novello, MD
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Boatemaa A. Ntiri-Reid

Kathie Herbst Okun
Okun Financial Group

***Deborah S. Phelps
The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

***Katherine Pinkard
Pinkard Properties

Sydney Stinson Powell
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency and Adjudication Vetting Services

Stacey A. Rebbert
Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Valda Ricks
Pro Bono Resource Center

***Carissa L. Rodeheaver
First United Corporation and First United Bank & Trust

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Keiva G. Rodriques, P.E., PMP, CCM, C.M.
Maryland Aviation Administration

Kathy Rogers
Penn-Mar Human Services

Diane D. Romaine, DMD, MScM, MAGD
Lifetime Dental Care of Frostburg

Kim L. Ross
Franklin Point at Deerborne

Lucy Motsay Rutishauser
Sinclair Inc.

Aziza T. Shad, M.D.
The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai

Khalilah Slater Harrington

Sadie Matarazzo Smith

Shirley Sutton
Baltimore Medical System

Martha H. Sweeney, M.S., CCC-SLP
The Odyssey School

Alexis “Lucky” Thompson
Lucky’s Coffee, Ice Cream & Candy

Colleen Vacelet
Intreegue Design & Order Green Supply

***Maureen van Stone
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Elizabeth Vartkessian
Advancing Real Change Inc.

Kate V. Viola, MD, MHS, FAAD
Dermatology Partners

Erlene Washington
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

Melanie Wells
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Marot Williamson
Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, Maryland

***Dr. Marylou Yam
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Marla Zide
ZSTS Law Group

Virginie Marie Zoumenou
University of Maryland Eastern Shore


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