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Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D. President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine Renowned infertility specialist and researcher, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the free-standing medical institution. She is also the dean of the school. Her invaluable combination of experience at the highest levels of patient care, medical research as well as organizational management and public health policy …
Aisha Bowden Co-Founder and Director, AMPlify Aisha Bowden is a social entrepreneur, dedicated to empowering underserved youth by using music as a tool for social change. She is the Co-Founder and Director of AMPlify , the choral music program of the Atlanta Music Project. Aisha holds a Bachelor of Music Education …
What does a physician, an activist filmmaker and a former director of diversity strategy from The Coca Cola Company have in common? They are all examples of exceptional change agents who have created #momentum not just in their lives but also in their communities and chosen fields. You can meet these inspirational speakers on May 29th at this year's TEDxCentennialParkWomen Event (click here …
Pearl Cleage Author and Playwright Pearl Cleage, an Atlanta-based writer, is currently Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Alliance Theatre. Her play, "Blues for an Alabama Sky," originally commissioned by the Alliance in 1995, received a twentieth anniversary production at the theatre in April. Her new play, "Tell Me My Dream," will be included in the Alliance 2015-2016 season and is her first script for middle school audiences. Pearl's play, "What I …
Jeffery Tobias Halter Author, Consultant and President, YWomen Jeffery Tobias Halter is the country’s leading male expert on advancing women and engaging men. He is a consultant and the President of YWomen , a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership issues. YWomen focuses on driving actionable business plans and strategies to help organizations create Integrated Women’s Leadership …
Hammad Aslam Physician Hammad Aslam is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In May 2009, Hammad met with a devastating car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury which rendered him completely paralyzed from below his chest and extensive nerve damage in his right arm. However, just one year later, in an amazing story of resilience and recovery, he …
Erin Bernhardt Creative Activist; Humanitarian Journalist and Filmmaker Erin Bernhardt is a creative activist: a humanitarian journalist and filmmaker dedicated to making movies that make a difference. She works through film, journalism and events to inspire and motivate people to rally behind important issues and causes. Erin is currently on tour with her first independent documentary feature film, Imba
Susan V. Booth Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, Alliance Theatre Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, created local producing partnerships and has overseen regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects including Ghost Brothers of Darkland County ; The Color Purple ; Bring It On: The …
Cheryl A. Bachelder CEO, Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl A. Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive serving as the CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. She is known for her crisp strategic thinking, franchisee-focused approach, superior financial performance and the development of outstanding leaders and teams. Cheryl joined Popeyes, Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. in November 2007 and brings more than 35 years of experience in brand …
Role: Webmaster Sharmaine Mitchell is the Digital Media Communications Manager at Trinity School in Atlanta, GA, where she oversees the school's online presence (website and social media networks), manages digital communications, and produces videos. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Design & Technology from Walden University, and in her spare time, she enjoys swimming, cooking, reading, trying new restaurants, spending time with family and friends, sharing her …

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