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Ignite Sessions

Sunday, May 1
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

This is a unique learning experience that’s equal parts education and entertainment! Held as a General Session on Sunday, May 1, Ignite sessions are designed to spark new ideas and creativity. Speakers will present on a variety of topics in just five minutes, and their PowerPoint slides are timed to auto-advance to ensure they keep up!  

  


My burnout therapy: RAAM 

Sharrona Williams, MD, OrthoAtlanta

My burnout prevention is cycling. Cycling offers a mental and physical sabbatical. This is my story about a group of professional women joining together on a cycling journey across the country for a charitable cause.

Sharrona S. Williams, M.D. provides orthopaedic care to patients in the Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. Her primary practice is in Fayetteville and Newnan. Her specialties include orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, and foot and ankle disorders. Dr.Williams is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has completed a Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Williams began her career in sports medicine as a participant. She was awarded a full basketball scholarship and is a NCAA scholar athlete. Cycling, running, weight training, and kick boxing are other sports she enjoys. After sustaining multiple knee injuries, she became an avid cyclist. She an advocate for muculoskeletal wellness and injury prevention for both the young and aging athlete . Dr. Williams is very active in her community and has participated with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Greater Atlanta Community Foundation, Hands of Hope, KIPP and has served in the Army Reserves. She resides in the Atlanta area.


Hidden Treasures   

Ruschell Gladden, Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery

As women, we often hide our gifts and talents out of fear and comfort. It's time for women to stand up and stand out!
 

Ruschell Gladden is a seasoned customer service professional with over 23 years of experience in customer care. She has spent the last 18 years of her career navigating the customer service and patient relations aspects of the healthcare industry.
 
Ruschell currently serves as the Front Office Manager at Midlands Orthopedics & Neurosurgery of Columbia, SC. Since joining the Midlands family in July of 2010, Ruschell has served the team in several different administrative roles. In January of 2019, she was promoted to her current position. As leader of her department, Ruschell’s goal is to enrich the employee experience. This is achieved by her coaching leadership style, which is characterized by collaboration, support and guidance.
 
Ruschell received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. She also completed the AAOE State Leadership Academy in 2021. As a motivational speaker, Ruschell encourages others to “Be their best U!” and see the beauty in authenticity. Ruschell is passionate about serving her community; and volunteers to assist the homeless, seniors and youth in her community. She also supports women empowerment ministries. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family; thrift shopping, and ziplining.
 

FOSTER a better ________!

Jason Miller, Transworld Systems

No matter how many goals, benchmarks or milestones people accomplish, there is one thing that holds true: We can always be better. What dreams, ideas, plans, people or businesses can you support to be better? What can you start, change or implement in your life to be better? I’ll bring questions and thoughts; you bring an open mind and fill in the blanks.

Jason Miller is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he played Men’s Soccer and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He has been working for TSI (Transworld Systems Inc) in accounts receivable management since October of 2005. As a Senior Sales Agent his expertise focus on helping practices reach their financial goals. A lifetime Floridian, Jason lives in Central Florida with his wife and three sons.



 

Save at least 20%! Hurry - Discount Ending Soon.

Kim Wishon Marden, MBA, FACMPE, Watauga Orthopaedics

Everyone loves a discount, so practices should hire a Female Orthopaedic Administrator. Why? Because the practice will save at least 20% on her salary. Let’s examine the salary discrepancies between male and female administrators. Also, let’s learn why the discount should end soon!

Kim Marden, MBA, FACMPE, is the Chief Executive Officer of Watauga Orthopaedics. Prior to joining Watauga, Wishon Marden led women's health services, business development, and consultative and support services at Holston Medical Group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her MBA at King College. She has been leading independent physician practices for 25 years.

 




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