Networking. Education. Growth. Mentorship.

The purpose of our organization is to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry, to empower one another, support growth and mentorship, and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services. Our content is geared towards women in administration, operations and facilities and those who work with them. We provide content that furthers the individuals' knowledge of industry related fields and trends, enhances professional development tools and gives a forum for personal growth.

Mission & Values

Mission:

The purpose of Women in Healthcare is to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry through networking, education, and mentorship. Through this community we empower one another, support growth and mentorship, provide education and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services.

Values:

Women in Healthcare provides programming needed to grow personally, in your career and in the healthcare community. We focus all the content we provide on the following tracks:

 // Mentorship
 // Education
 // Networking
 // Community
 // Self

We are committed to providing women in the healthcare industry with the community and tools needed to prosper and to allow them to have a seat at the table they want to be seated.

Who we serve:

Women in healthcare gears their content towards women who are interested in a management or leadership track within the healthcare environment. We are diverse mix of individuals varying in experience from students to c-suite.

National Vision:

For women to have a seat at the table where they want to be seated.

JEDI Commitment:

WIH creates a radically inclusive environment by recognizing the uniqueness of our diverse community and providing a forum where women can bring their whole selves; a place where all women feel seen, heard, valued and empowered.

We build meaningful relationships and develop partnerships and allies across the spectrum of healthcare that aligns with our mission and vision.

 

Want to hear more about Women in Healthcare and our mission?

Hear from our Founder, Ashley Schmidt, as she talks about how WIH started and our mission.

(Courtesy of the Women in Healthcare- Florida Chapter event, 2020)

https://vimeo.com/604442053

 

Board Members

  • Karley Fant

    President

    Business Development Specialist SSR, Inc.

  • Laura Register

    Vice President

    Principal/Vice President, National Director Healthcare Terracon Consultants, Inc.

  • Rebecca Donner

    Secretary

    Principal Inner Design Studio

  • Lucy Carter

    Treasurer

    Member and Practice Leader Healthcare Industry Group KraftCPAs PLLC

  • Kelly Allem

    Treasurer

    Account Manager Patcraft

  • Mary McGowan

    Communications Chair

    Associate Kimley-Horn and Associates

  • Kate Holliday

    Membership Chair

    Director of Client Development Threecore, LLC

  • Lizabeth Theiss

    Membership Chair

    Business Development DPR Construction

  • Megan Youngblood

    Sponsorship

    Associate Vice President, Vanderbilt Health Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Ritchey Graham

    Institutional Liaison

    Director of Business Development Wound & Vascular Services HCA/ TriStar Division

  • Laura LoJacono

    Programs Chair

    Business Development Specialist Dewberry Engineers Inc.

  • Sharon Hannan

    Programs Chair

    SVP of Strategy Integumtrix

  • Katie Radel

    Mentorship Chair

    Founder & CEO Ripple Consulting Group

  • Tara Myers

    Mentorship Chair

    Principal Earl Swensson Associates (ESa)

  • Micail Samiere

    JEDI Chair

    Director DHG Healthcare

  • Deborah Smith

    Advisory – National

    Vice President Strategic Accounts | Healthcare/Mid-Atlantic Shaw Industries

  • Carla Fenswick

    Advisory – Legal

    Partner Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

  • Cathy Kowalski

    Advisory – Medical

    Chief Operating Officer Lync Health Partners

  • Joann Ettien

    Advisor

    Interim Healthcare Executive/Consultant