Women in Healthcare

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Women in Healthcare webinar. Special thanks to Chair Dr. Sujatha Reddy, our sponsors, Leadership Circle members and host committee members, Dr. Patrice Harris, and all of the panelists. 


Event Chair: Sujatha Reddy, M.D.

Featured Speaker

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Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA

President, American Medical Association

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, became the 174th president of the American Medical Association in June 2019, and the organization’s first African-American woman to hold this position. Dr. Harris has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public health administrator, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist.

Dr. Harris will speak on the impact of mental health on teens, with a focus on teen moms and postpartum depression, self-medicating, and trauma informed care. The keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of teen girls' mental health, moderated by Dr. Harris.


Dr Kelley Carroll

Dr. Kelley Carroll
Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services/Chief of Ambulatory Medicine, Grady Health System

Dr Ericka Goodwin

Dr. Ericka Goodwin
President, Global Health Psychiatry, LLC

Erin Harlow-Parker

Erin Harlow-Parker, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Behavioral Health Program Manager, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Raquel Jones

Raquel Jones
Counselor, Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School

Brittney Walters web

Brittney Walters, LCSW
Clinical Director, CHRIS 180

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor


Empowerment Sponsors

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Wellbeing Sponsors

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Windham Global Research Consultants LLC
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Leadership Circle

Sujatha Reddy, M.D.

Dr. Damoder Pati Reddy and Soumitri Pati Reddy

Rohith Reddy

Host Committee Members

Pavna Brahma, M.D.*
Ayanna Buckner, M.D.
B.J. Erb, M.D.*
Lori Foley*
Bobbie Golden, PhD*
Eda Hochgelerent, M.D.*
Colleen M McBride, PhD*
Maggie Mermin, M.D.*
Heidi Overton

Cyril Spann, M.D.
Shelia Payton, M.D.*
Sonali Rao*
Marianne Scharbo-Dehaan, PhD
Jeannie Smith*
Lauren Spangler*
Michelle Williams*
Vanessa Windham*

*Planning Committee

As of 3/6/2020

Special Thanks To

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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.

For questions or information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shandy Arwood at sarwood@atlantawomen.org.