Women in Healthcare

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Women in Healthcare event!

Special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Caron, our Gold Poppy Sponsors, Yellow Poppy Sponsors, Host Committee members and attendees.

Mental health is a critical issue in our community and having conversations about anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses is an important first step. We are especially grateful to moderator Myra Sky, WXIA 11 Alive and our panel of experts:

  • Dr. Nadine Kaslow, Chief Psychologist at Grady Memorial Hospital and Vice Chair, Emory Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Megan McSwain Mann, owner of Peachtree Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Tina Blevins Pellechia, Professional School Counselor for Grady High School
  • Brad Sorte, EVP & Managing Director for Caron Ocean Drive in Florida

2018 Women in Healthcare Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Gold Poppy Sponsor
Susan B. Been
Northside Hospital
WXIA 11 Alive


Yellow Poppy Sponsor
Alston & Bird
Community Health Cooperative
Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Piedmont Hospital
WellStar Health System


Host Committee
Pavna Brahma, MD*
Edie Cofrin
B.J. Erb, MD*
Rutledge Forney
Katie Ganske, PhD
Roberta “Bobbie” Golden, PhD*
Soledad Hammond, PsyD
Lily Henson, MD*
Eda Louise Hochgelerent, MD*
Jennifer Lyman, MD*
Colleen M. McBride, PhD*
Kimyatta McClary
Helen McSwain
Maggie Mermin, MD*
Margaret Offerman, MD
Heidi Overton
Wade Pearson Miller*
Sujatha Reddy, MD*
Cyril O. Spann, MD
Michelle Williams*


A special thank you for a lead gift from the Trust
in memory of Raji Pati Reddy.


*Planning Committee
Sponsors and Host Committee as of 9/19/18


Women in Healthcare is the Atlanta healthcare and medical community’s annual fundraiser to support the work of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. A community conversation on critical health and wellness related topics, Women in Healthcare is open to the public. The event attracts philanthropists, professionals from the healthcare and medical community, and members of the general public. The funds raised will support AWF’s mission to lead women and girls from poverty to prosperity.

The Women in Healthcare Community Conversation is held annually in August or September. For questions or information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ali Cobb at acobb@atlantawomen.org.