The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, and is a week-long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance. It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. As a result, women’s health and well-being becomes secondary. As a community, we have a responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

Speakers On Healthcare is proud to represent women speakers on topics including heart health, mental health, brain and memory health, nutrition and aging, and relieving stress:

Tracey Conway– Emmy award-winning actress Tracey Conway, inspires both belly laughs and tears as she relates the circumstances and details of her deadly cardiac arrest and subsequent recovery at age 38. Audiences continue to be affected by Conway’s powerful and unique program, “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” She shares the lessons she learned in those literally heart-stopping moments – not only about heart disease, but also what she has come to value most given a very rare second chance at life. Whether she’s detailing her whirlwind appearance on “Oprah,” or explaining the cardiac arrhythmia Ventricular Fibrillation, Conway has been described as “1/3 Ellen Degeneres, 1/3 Dr. Oz and 1/3 Lazarus.”  More Info

LaDonna Gatlin – There are speakers, there are singers, and there are entertainers. Rarely do you find all three in the same person. LaDonna Gatlin, sister of the legendary country music group, The Gatlin Brothers, grew up on stage, ultimately choosing to follow her heart and “sing a different song” apart from her brothers. Through the years, her journeys have included supporting her husband as he continues to survive a cancer diagnosis; encouraging her father as he battles heart disease; wrestling with Alzheimer’s as it touches her loved ones; and watching diabetes and it’s raging affect on the lives of children close to her. LaDonna has that unique ability to combine a strong message on a variety of healthcare topics with her show-stopping music making her an instant hit with audiences all across America. More Info

Cynthia Green, PhD – One of America’s foremost memory fitness and brain health experts, Dr. Green currently serves on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she founded The Memory Enhancement Program. She delivers on how we can stay sharp, nimble and able to keep on top of all that we juggle at work and at home.  Her program to avoid serious memory loss and stay brain healthy as we age discusses food, moves, and games to clear brain fog, boost memory, and age-proof your mind in 4 weeks, featuring a 30-day “game plan” that trains and encourages adults to build better brain health habits. More Info

Melina Jampolis, MD – An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina currently serves as the diet and fitness expert for, is on the medical advisory board of Better Homes & Gardens, and frequently appears on the Huffington Post. She was named 1 of 35 “Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter.” Dr. Melina’s focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body’s defenses – improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging. More Info

Jennie Nash – A rare breed: a writer who knows how to tell a story as powerfully on stage as she does on the page, Nash is the author of four novels which all have something to do with someone overcoming doubt to find their creative voice. She is also the author of three memoirs, the most well known one being the story of how breast cancer taught her the healing and transformative power of telling your own story.  Nash encourages women to use writing as a path for healing. Researchers estimate that up to 75% of all visits to primary-care physicians are for problems related to stress. Recent research shows that journaling is an effective stress relief exercise, with both physical and emotional benefits as well as increasing longevity. More Info

Darryle Pollack – Challenges including Stage III breast cancer caused Darryle to say “I never signed up for this” so often, those words are the title of her TED talk, her book and her blog. An online influencer and thought leader, she mines her own life experiences and expertise to deliver her platform messages with humor, humanity, and hope. Darryle Pollack is an author and “accidental ” artist whose inspiring journey has made her a role model for resilience, authenticity and vitality. Her life has included a series of pioneering experiences: at Yale, in television journalism, health and social media. More Info

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