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Speakers

  1. Dr. Gulshan Sethi, M.D.

    Dr. Gulshan Sethi is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. He has been practicing cardiac surgery for over 40 years. He has also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University …

  2. Heather Strickland

    A Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Heather M. Strickland is a native Tucsonan and has been practicing adoption, assisted reproductive technology and family law in Arizona since 2005. Ms. Strickland represents birth parents and adoptive parents through …

  3. Kelly Fryer

    Kelly Fryer is a former pastor and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, which helps explain why she has never been afraid of big challenges and what looks like hopeless causes. In 2013 she became CEO of YWCA Southern Arizona, a 100-year …

  4. Dr. Esther Sternberg

    Dr. Esther Sternberg is internationally recognized for her discoveries in the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, and the role of place in wellbeing. She is a pioneer and major force in collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and …

  5. Neelam Sethi – Encore Presentation!

    We are so grateful and looking forward to having Neelam Sethi back for an encore presentation!

    Neelam is a Professional Philanthropist. Born in Allahabad, India and moved to the US in 1971 after marrying her husband. She has been in …

  6. Cynthia Elliott

    Cynthia Elliott is a librarian in the Health Sciences Research and Learning Department at the University of Arizona Libraries and is the library liaison to the Arizona Cancer Center. She provides research assistance and information resources support for faculty, researchers …

  7. Nicole Pagowsky

    Nicole Pagowsky is an Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator in the Research and Learning Department at the University of Arizona Libraries. Her focus is on foundations and teaching first year undergraduates about information literacy and how to do research. Her …

  8. Dr. Paula Fan

    Pianist Paula Fan has performed on five continents, recorded twenty commercial albums, and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Radio Television China, and international stations from Bosnia to Australia. As one of the first recipients of the doctorate in Collaborative …

  9. Christina Greene

    Christina Greene is a PhD candidate at the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Greene’s research interests include climate change vulnerability and how climate change will affect the links between climate, agriculture and society. Her dissertation …

  10. Linda Solomon

    Linda Solomon, a nationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and member of the exclusive and prestigious Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, has divided her career between capturing the most famous personalities of our time and teaching others to express themselves through …

  11. Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine is a writer, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker. She is a professional cyclist with Happy Tooth Dental and BMW, two-time Caribbean Champion and three-time national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN). She is a native of Bronxville, …

  12. Dr. Jody Comstock

    Dr. Jody Comstock has practiced in Tucson since 1990, following board certification in Pediatrics and Dermatology. She received her medical degree and completed residencies at Michigan State University and University of Arizona.

    Dr. Comstock is a visionary physician, leader and …

  13. Dr. Iman Hakim

    Dr. Iman Hakim, professor of public health and the Dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH).

    Dean Hakim is internationally known for her work on the role of bioactive food compounds such …

  14. Neelam Sethi, Philanthropist Professional

    Neelam Sethi shared her beautiful story about her journey through life thus far. Her story was apropo to the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.

    Born: December 5, 1949. Allahabad, India.
    Senior Cambridge: Bishop Westcott School, Ranchi.
    College, BA: Sacred Heart …

  15. Barbara LaWall, Pima County Attorney

    Barbara shared the challenges, opportunities and leadership experiences she has encountered as a female in a position of authority.

    She talked about how her leadership as a woman has changed, altered and impacted both the Office and the community, and …

  16. Dr. Sharon Medgal, Director UofA WRRC

    Dr. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She gave a very informative presentation about water, a very important topic …

  17. Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, President, The University of Arizona

    Dr. Hart was absolutely amazing at the Women’s Salon Series.
    Her topic was “A Celebration of Women and Leadership”
    The record for attendance was broken! Well over 100 guests!!
    Past speakers present were:

    Anne Hoff, Partner and CPA, of Roediger …

  18. Christine Hunt, Ann Pardo and Kyria Sabin

    Christine Hunt grew up on the east coast near Annapolis, Maryland.   Her love of plants led her to the University of Maryland to pursue a degree in horticulture and landscape design.  Little did she know, at the time,  how much …

  19. Dr. Richard Carmona

    Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
    17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006)
    Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch, CEO, Canyon Ranch Health Division
    President, Canyon Ranch Institute
    Distinguished Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona…

  20. Kathleen McCarthy

    KATHLEEN A. McCARTHY is the owner of  The McCarthy Law Firm, a law firm that is devoted solely to the practice of family law.

    Ms. McCarthy has been a lawyer for 37 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy …

  21. Gina Murphy-Darling

    Gina Murphy-Darling loves being Mrs. Green. She was born to inform, and to engage individuals and businesses in the movement toward global sustainability. As the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network, Gina is a trusted voice in …

  22. Lisa Hopper

    How many of us are brave enough to dramatically change the course of our lives because of an actual, go to sleep at night, dream? A dream so strong and captivating that following it takes you to a place you …

  23. Judy Rich

    Judy Rich has had a rewarding career in healthcare career since she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from New York’s Roberts Wesleyan College and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Judy has held roles from …

  24. Dr. Judee Burgoon

    Judee K. Burgoon is an American academic. She is a Professor of Communication and a Professor of Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona. She serves as Director of Human Communication Research for the Center for the …

  25. John Lewis

    In 1998, John Lewis was recruited by Capitol Bancorp Ltd. to launch Southern Arizona Community Bank, a community bank located in Northwest Tucson. Prior to that, John was Vice President/Division Head of the former First Interstate Bank of Arizona, now …

  26. Laura Penny

    Laura Penny, a Tucson resident since 1979, has spent many of those years advocating on behalf of women as a volunteer for a variety of local organizations. Professionally, she has worked in the criminal justice, behavioral health, and education arenas, …

  27. Deborah Dale

    Deborah Dale, CFRE, is a founding partner of Smith & Dale, LLC, a consulting firm working with nonprofits to increase revenues and improve organizational operations and with corporations to enhance their philanthropic endeavors.

    Prior to forming Smith & Dale, LLC, …

  28. Barbara Norrander

    Our Guest Speaker, Barbara Norrander, has been a Professor at the University of Arizona since 1990. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Ohio State University. Her teaching and research focuses on American politics with specializations in elections, public …

  29. Dr. Diane Stephenson

    Dr. Diane Stephenson is a neuroscientist by training with 30 years combined experience in academic neuroscience and drug discovery. She is passionate about biomedical science and has a longtime dedication to the discovery of therapies to treat diseases of the …

  30. Lisa Lovallo

    Lisa Lovallo grew up in Tucson and is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, was the Student Body Vice President, and played on the University of Arizona Women’s Basketball team.…

  31. Petra Boehm

    Petra Boehm is a journalist and producer with an extensive career in the United States and Germany. She moved to Tucson with her husband George Hanson and her twin sons, Max and Victor. When Petra is not busy working for …

  32. George Hanson

    George Hanson is in his sixteenth season as Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s (TSO) multitalented Music Director, Conductor, and passionate spokesman. George has helped shape the changing role of the modern music director and established the profile of the TSO as the …

  33. Sally J. Simpson

    Sally Simpson is an Elder Law attorney and Licensed Fiduciary in Tucson, Arizona. She primarily helps clients effectuate thoughtful plans and documents so that their wishes are carried out when they can no longer “competently” speak for themselves in the …

  34. Karen Lindholm

    Karen works as part of a team of Licensed Certified Independent Agents that specialize in Medicare in Arizona. She enjoys working with the public and helping people understand their options when choosing a Medicare plan.

    This is a second career …

  35. Louise Francesconi

    Louise Francesconi is a California native. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Scripps College in Claremont, California and a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

    In 1975, Louise began her career …

  36. Anne Hoff

    Building relationships and untangling financial problems attracted Anne to the accounting profession. With Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Anne began her career with Touche Ross …