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

  • Susan Stearn

    President

    Sr. Construction Project Manager
    Rush University Medical Center

  • Tarin English

    Secretary

    Director, Accreditation Association
    for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

  • Heather Aylward

    Treasurer

    Operations Coordinator
    Mobile Anesthesiologists

  • Brittany Oliver

    Sponsorship Chair

    Founding CEO
    Bijou Health

  • Gina Parker

    Membership Co-Chair

    Sales and Application Specialist
    Herman Miller

  • Kenita Perry-Bell

    Membership Co-Chair

    Director of Care Coordination
    Independent Living Systems

  • Enza Scianna

    Communications Co-Chair

    Account Executive- Healthcare
    Tarkett

  • Nikki Jeffers

    Communications Co-Chair

    Director, Business Development
    Cumming Management Group

  • Mary Basel Christopher

    Institutional Liaison Co-Chair

    Account Executive
    Haworth

  • Sherry Hacker

    Institutional Liaison Co-Chair

    Regional Director Mercy Medical Group
    Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

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  • Melinda Pogwizd-Nerad

    Programs Co-Chair

    Architect
    Kahler Slater

  • Kristen Casperson

    Programs Co-Chair

    Program Coordinator
    Rush University Medical Center

  • Leslie Eldridge

    Mentorship Co-Chair

    Regional Director of Operations
    Charter Senior Living

  • Rebecca Williams

    Mentorship Co-Chair

    Healthcare Strategist
    Interwoven Health a Kimball International Brand

  • Rani Morrison

    Logistics Chair

    Senior Director, Care Continuum
    University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics

  • Guadalupe Aguilera

    Volunteer Chair

    UX Designer
    Radley Robots