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Wonder Women Host Partner Artisan Beauté

Best Self Atlanta would like to recognize Artisan Beauté and give thanks for their commitment in honoring our 2020 Wonder Women who have been working on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Lori Ellwood: COVID Response Team Manager and 2020 Wonder Woman

Lori Ellwood | OSHA Compliance Director and Clinical Risk Manager, Resurgens Orthopaedics There is a lot of red tape that goes into a pandemic. Just ask Lori Ellwood, RN, ONC, OSHA Compliance…

Melanie McGriff : Speech Language Pathologist and 2020 Wonder Woman

Melanie McGriff | Speech Language Pathologist, Kids’ Creek Therapy Communication is key to success in almost any situation. As a speech language pathologist, Melanie McGriff knows that more than most. For the…

Naaz Malek: Physician’s Assistant and 2020 Wonder Woman

Naaz Malek | Lead Physician’s Assistant, Emory Decatur and Emory Hillandale Hospital One of the hardest hit parts of the country during COVID-19 has been New York City, which reached its peak…

Meredith Howard: Hospice Nurse and 2020 Wonder Woman

Meredith Howard | Full-time Hospice nurse and a Part-Time RN at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital After adopting her two youngest children, twin boys, from Ethiopia in 2010, Meredith Howard saw firsthand how…

Carlai Moore: Police Officer and 2020 Wonder Woman

Carlai Moore | Police Officer, Brookhaven Police Department Wanting to make a difference is a common reason to go into professions like medicine, teaching and police work. And for some that reasoning…

Leigh Truss: Patient Safety Protector and 2020 Wonder Woman

Leigh Truss | Director of Quality & Patient Safety, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods and Emory University Orthopedic & Spine Hospital “Patient safety is not a job, it’s…

Kent Sanford: Grocery Store Worker and 2020 Wonder Woman

Kent Sanford | Grocery Store Worker, Whole Foods When we think of everyday heroes the obvious jobs come to mind first—doctors, firefighters, teachers, the military, etc. But when the coronavirus brought the…

Andrea Jaron: Second Helpings Director and 2020 Wonder Woman

Andrea Jaron | Executive Director, Second Helpings Atlanta Food insecurity was already a large concern in Atlanta pre-covid,  but since the virus has struck, food pantries and non-profit organizations across the city…

Lauren Forkel: NICU Nurse and 2020 Wonder Women

Lauren Forkel | Clinical Development Specialist, Northside Hospital For as long as she can remember, Lauren Forkel has loved kids—especially babies. “It’s a phase I never grew out of,” explains the 35-year-old…

Amy Dempsey: Senior Living Specialist and 2020 Wonder Woman

Amy Dempsey | Vice President of the Resident Experience, Georgian Lakeside Senior Living Community Some people are born knowing what they want to do. Amy Dempsey, Vice President of the Resident Experience…

Janae Finley: Physical Therapist and 2020 Wonder Woman

Janae Finley | Physical Therapist, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Janae Finley, 34, says that her ordeal with breast cancer was both a curse and a blessing. “I was referred to TurningPoint to…

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