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


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.


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)

Board Members

  • Karley Fant


    Southeast Regional BD Manager, SSR, Inc.

  • Laura Register

    Vice President

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

  • Rebecca Donner


    Principal, Inner Design Studio

  • Lucy Carter


    Member and Practice Leader Healthcare Industry Group, KraftCPAs PLLC

  • Kelly Allem


    Business Development and Technical Specialist, Forbo flooring

  • Tiana Lemons

    Sponsorship Chair

    Senior Associate, Orcutt I Winslow

  • Mary McGowan

    Communications Chair

    Associate, Kimley-Horn and Associates

  • Mallory Scherzinger

    Communications Chair

    Marketing Coordinator, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

  • Lizabeth Theiss

    Membership Chair

    Business Development, DPR Construction

  • Sharon Hannan

    Membership Chair

    SVP of Strategy, Integumtrix

  • Megan Youngblood

    Institutional Liaison

    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

    Senior Business Development Representative, TLC Engineering Inc.

  • Monika Whittenburg

    Programs Chair

    Senior Interior Designer, Southeast Venture

  • Katie Radel

    Mentorship Chair

    Founder & CEO, Ripple Consulting Group

  • Jill Romano

    Mentorship Chair

    Senior Project Manager, Earl Swensson Associates (ESa)

  • Micail Samiere

    JEDI Chair

    Vice President, North Highland

  • Carla Fenswick

    Advisory – Legal

    Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

  • Cathy Kowalski

    Advisory – Medical

    Chief Operating Officer, Lync Health Partners

  • Joann Ettien

    Advisor – Health

    Interim Healthcare Executive/Consultant