LTC Timothy Abbott (Retired)

Tim Abbott
  • LTC Abbott graduated from Shawnee in 1985, continuing his education at West Point Military Academy and grad-uating in 1989. Among his many honors and achievements, LTC Abbott competed in Best Ranger Competition, commanded the Black Lions of Delta Company, and served as Chief of the National Geospatial Crisis Action Team. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, and Ranger Tab. LTC Abbott defended our nation by serving in over 60 combat missions involving development of methods to detect and destroy individual explosive devices (IEDs). He is an American Hero and a positive role model for the Shawnee Community.


Sara Dettinger Martino, PH.D. LPC

Sara Detteringer
  • Sara Dettinger Martino is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee High School. After receiving her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Martino served as Associate Professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and serves as Coordinator of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. She is the author of the book Scars: Creative Approaches to Understanding and Coping with Self-Mutilation and various journal articles. She is currently work-ing on a book about the Superwoman Ideal.  Dr. Martino works with several community-based therapy organizations including Child and Family Solutions and Girl Talk. She provides pro-bono therapy for girls in both high school and college settings.


Chris Feudtner, MD PH.D. MPH

Chris Feudtner
  • Dr. Feudtner is a member of Shawnee’s graduating class of 1981. He is an historian, pediatrician, epidemiologist, and ethicist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses on improving the lives of children with complex chronic conditions and their families.

    Dr. Feudtner is the Director of the Department of Medical Ethics, and he holds the Steven D. Handler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics at CHOP. He is an attending physician and director of research for the Pediatric Advance Care Team, which provides palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement services. He has published over 140 articles and chapters about pediatric palliative care, epidemiology, health service use and quality, child outcomes, and medical ethics.


Phil Rynda

Phil Rynda
  • After graduating from Shawnee in 1999, Phil attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. While a college student, he served as Lead Animator on a game for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance System. He has worked for Disney, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon. His work appears on TVs across the globe. In 2007, Mr. Rynda received the highest honor in his field when he was awarded a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for his character design work on Cartoon Network’s Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.  He is also an instructor at the California Institute of the Arts and volunteers in their CAP program, bringing the arts to inner city youth.