MEET OUR TEAM
Oda Solms-Baruth is the founder of WOMAN Media Group which publishes three popular regional publications spanning Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Southern Maryland Woman, Fairfax Woman and Alexandria Woman magazines are bi-monthly, large format, free publications for women. Southern Maryland Woman magazine, the first of three, made its debut in July 2008 and has grown ever since, thanks to the support from advertisers and readers across the region. Since then, Fairfax Woman was launched in March 2009 and Alexandria Woman in March 2011.
Megan Vereb is the Sales & Marketing Director for Southern Maryland Woman magazine. She has spent more than 9 years immersed in marketing and events within the New York and Washington, DC publishing industry, working for magazines such as Marie Claire, WebMD, JCK, and more. After moving to Calvert County in the summer of 2015, Megan embraced her new country lifestyle and fell in love with the Southern Maryland community. Megan is also the owner of MV Marketing & Events, LLC. To contact her about advertising e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Foody is a freelance graphic designer. She has been designing professionally since 2006, beginning her design career in the newspaper industry, and then furthering her career designing for regional magazines, firstly Pink Magazine, a woman’s publication in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Dana has been designing for WOMAN magazine for more than 5 years; her fun, whimsical design style has contributed to the feminine appeal of the publication.
She has an Associate’s Degree from Onondaga Community College in New York, where she also worked designing some of the college’s marketing and branding materials. Dana also holds an event planning certification and is currently designing her eleventh book cover for a local author.
Rachel Lytle is a digital marketing coordinator for MedStar Health and contributing writer to WOMAN Magazines. Rachel has a degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, but grew up in Southern Maryland. She has a passion for digital communications and has previous experience working for advertising agencies, college publications and as a writer for MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Marketing and Public Relations Department. Rachel likes to play tennis, travel, and spend her spare time with family and friends.
Ashley Claire Simpson is a Marketing Communications Specialist for a local military association, but her real passion is freelance writing for a number of publications, including Fairfax/Alexandria Woman. She has been writing features and human interest pieces since her college newspaper days at the University of Virginia, where she graduated in 2008. Ashley has lived in the D.C.-metropolitan area for most of her life and always relishes the opportunity to learn and write about so many inspirational local women who make a difference in the community – and in the world at large.