Cynthia leads our partner development efforts, working to bring lots of fabulous new partners into the Emma community. A Nashville native and graduate of Harpeth Hall School (and, later, Miami University in Ohio), Cynthia has, in the words of a colleague, a great Southern accent, a contagious laugh and an awesome willingness to jump in and help at any time. Also, if you feel like you may have caught Cynthia's laugh but it's resulting in a rash that started at the elbow and is spreading rapidly in all directions, that's not from Cynthia's laugh and you should really get that checked out, friend. Other habits of Cynthia's that may be contagious: drinking lots of black coffee and the frequent singing that emanates from her general desk area throughout the day. If you think taking away her coffee might lead to less frequent singing, though, you would be wrong. Just think of it as an ongoing Karaoke Night, except it's the kind that shows up right at your desk at work, so there's none of that pesky "going out at night" hassle.