32 Nardin Today Fall 2022 nardin notes 1960s Susan Rodgers Rooth ‘67, along with her husband Gilbert and two of their children, own Rooth & Rooth Elder Law Attorneys, located in Seminole, FL. Their firm assists clients with every aspect of elder law, estate planning, probate, and planning for long-term care. As proud graduates of Nardin Academy and Canisius High School, Susan and Gilbert named conference rooms at their firm after their beloved alma maters. 1970s Susan McCartney ‘71 was recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women in 2022. She is currently Director of the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College. Margaret Werick Paroski M.D. ‘72, E’68, President, CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Medical Partners, was selected as one of the 2022 Buffalo Business First's Power 200 Women. Ruth Gorski Johnson M.D. ‘73 writes, “I retired in 2020 after 35 years as a family physician. I am now caring for our four cats, one of which is an eight-month-old busy kitten!” Sharon Wick ‘77, a partner at Phillips Lytle LLP in Buffalo, was included in the 2022 Buffalo Business First’s list of Power 200 Women. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ‘78 will retire in December as the President/CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. She was named one of Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women of 2022. 1980s Irena Wosczak ‘81 recently participated in a medical mission trip to Guatemala. The owner of Broadway Opticians, located within Buffalo’s iconic East Side Broadway Market, Irena brought much needed eyeglasses to the villages of Jalapa, Guatemala, an agricultural region 100 miles from Guatemala City. Woszczak, who grew up near the Broadway Market, likened Jalapas to her neighborhood growing up. “I saw a lot of the religion and the same sense of community there.” Nardin graduate and Alumnae Hall of Fame recipient Margaret Sullivan ‘75 has retired her celebrated critics column at The Washington Post. With an editorial position at the New York Times and her position as Editor-in-Chief at The Buffalo News, Margaret has broken barriers in journalism and paved the way for men and women, including future graduates of Nardin Academy. Sullivan plans to work on book projects moving forward in addition to teaching at Duke University. Her next book “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) From an Ink-Stained Life” will be released in October. She truly exemplifies and upholds the Mission of Nardin Academy to inspire hearts and minds to do amazing things for the world through faith, character, academic excellence, and service. Please join us in congratulating Margaret and wishing her all the best in her future endeavors. “ Margaret is more than a star columnist, she has been a mentor, sounding board and role model for our media team and the newsroom at large. ~ Washington Post editors Irene Wosczak '81 Susan Rodgers Rooth '67 Margaret Sullivan’s Next Chapter