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 2013 Article Archives

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Nancy J. Brown, MD Chair and Physician-in-Chief Department of Medicine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nancy J. Brown knows a little something about teamwork. While earning her undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, Brown was part of the university’s elite rowing team...

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Monet Carnahan, RN, BSN, CDN Director of Quality Improvement Nephrology Associates
A mother of three, Monet Carnahan experienced the healthcare system firsthand when her second son required additional medical care...

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Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE Executive Director The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
        Growing up in Idaho, Susan Earl Hosbach probably never imagined leading The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation in Nashville. Upon leaving Boise State University, she turned her attention to the for-profit world where she rose to a senior position at a financial services subsidiary of Ford Financial Services Co. in Dallas...

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Michele M. Johnson, JD Co-founder & Managing Attorney Tennessee Justice Center
Part of a large, close-knit Catholic family, Michele Johnson learned early to never take health or healthcare for granted...

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Laura L. Lawson, MD, FACS Breast Surgeon Tennessee Breast Specialists & Baptist Hospital Director Saint Thomas Health Breast Cancer Program
      Growing up, Laura Lawson was intrigued by science. “I was one of those crazy science geeks who loved organic chemistry,” she said with a laugh of her days at West Virginia University....

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Kelly L. Miller, MSHA, MBA, FHFMA Senior Consultant Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC
     Growing up in East Tennessee, Kelly Miller’s mother, a registered nurse, believed her daughter would do well with a career in healthcare, but Miller knew accounting was her true calling. It turns out they were both right...

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Dawn Rudolph, MBA President and CEO Saint Thomas Hospital
Dawn Rudolph was set to be a teacher when she graduated with an education degree from Indiana University – Fort Wayne...

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Janet H. Southerland, DDS, PhD, MPH Dean Meharry School of Dentistry Professor Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Meharry Medical College
“In an individual’s life there are sparks that serve to shape and mold your personal values and path to the future,”reflected Dr. Janet Southerland...